Who We Are

Welcome to Community Church!

Who to Expect

We are men, women, children, business people, students, teachers, doctors, lawyers, athletes, artists, young, and old, but most of all we are family.

What to Expect

Expect people to say something like, “Hi, we haven’t met before, is this your first time?” Expect for people to reach out to you in love, with open hearts and open minds.  Expect to feel free to go at your own pace and bring your own experiences, questions, and ideas.  We don't have one creed or one way of belief or belonging here.  Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome at Community Church!

Supportive Community

A casual atmosphere where friendships can form and relationships deepen as we grow in faith and love.

Inspiring Worship

We are known as a traditional church with a contemporary message. Our pastor, Rev. Mary Scifres, connects scriptural teachings with our every day experiences, helping us hear God's ancient message of love revealed in relevant ways for the 21st century.   We gather for worship in our Sanctuary on Sundays at 10am.  All are welcome!  

What We Believe

We believe that God's love is available and with us always, and that each person is created in the image of God, invited to receive and share this love with all that we are, all that we say, and all that we do. We trust God's Spirit to work in each and every person, and work as a community to understand the Spirit's call (also known as vocatioin our lives so that we can develop our highest and best selves, while fulfilling our purpose in the world in meaningful and impactful ways. We hold this to be true of the church, as well as its members.

We are bound by no formal creed. No single set of words are used here as a test of any person's faith. Each person is responsible for their own beliefs, and the formation and shaping of a life to go with those beliefs. We take faith and belief too seriously to limit any person's spiritual path to any other person's language or experience. Even our membership roles reflect this freedom of faith and belief: Each member joins the church anew each year in a process we call "covenanting." Want to delve deeper and join us? Simply write down your intention to be a member of this community, and share it with our pastor or any deacon. It's that simple - and that challenging - to commit to membership here.

Church Events

A visioning session with our church members on September 9, 2018

Visioning About Our Church 


Our History

Our church has been the heart of the Corona del Mar community since the 1940s.  Please enjoy these historical photos from our past.  

Community Church began as a neighborhood Sunday School for children in the early 1940s.  


Work began on the first iteration of our campus in the mid 1940s.  Take note of the wide open ranch-like land that surrounded the church before homes were built.  


In 1945 the original building opened to host the weekly Sunday School programs and worship.  


This is the view of completed church in 1945 from Pacific Coast Highway.  


This is one of the earliest color photos of our church.  

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