Here are answers to some of the most common questions people ask before coming to visit:
What can I expect at La Jolla Pres?
We hope you’ll feel warmly welcomed! Our family is multi-generational, with a mixture of many ethnic backgrounds. Dress tends to be business casual, but there’s always a range from ties to jeans. Children are welcome in the worship services but they tend to love our Sunday School programs; nursery and age appropriate classes are provided for children from birth through Middle School.
When are worship services?
Our Sunday morning worship services are at 8:45, 10:00 and 11:00AM. The 8:45 and 11:00 services are traditional and in the main Sanctuary; the 10:00 contemporary service meets in Fellowship Hall. The traditional services are an hour, the contemporary service lasts about 70 minutes.
You can learn more about our services here
Our worship services have a strong focus on preaching of the Bible. Our music is a blend of old and new, traditional and contemporary. Our goal is to glorify God and exalt our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be sure to allow a few extra minutes to park and check in young children. Greeters and ushers are in our courtyard and at the entrance of the church to answer questions, give you a newsletter, and help you find a seat.
How will I meet people in such a big church?
There are many opportunities to meet people and become involved in small groups and activities at La Jolla Pres. There is a vibrant coffee hour between services in room LC1 right off the upper courtyard and there is opportunity for more in depth conversation in The Press, our coffee shop on the corner of Eads and Kline.
Where is La Jolla Presbyterian Church?
LJPC is located in the heart of La Jolla. The address is 7715 Draper Ave. We are directly across from the La Jolla Rec Center and part of the La Jolla Historical District.
Where should I park?
We have free underground parking in our garage which is accessed on Kline St. between Draper Ave. and Eads Ave. There is also abundant free parking in the Bank of America parking lot one block up Kline St on the corner of Fay Ave. Street parking is also available.
What is there for my kids?
There are Sunday Bible classes for children of every age, from nursery through grade school, plus a program for youth. Plan a few extra minutes to sign-in your children. Greeters there will help you register your children and locate their classrooms. Check out the Children’s Ministry section of our website for specific classes and activities. We have lots for kids at La Jolla Pres!
What if I have a question once I’m at La Jolla Pres?
If you have questions or need help at any time, look for our ushers and greeters wearing name-tags – they can help you. At our Welcome Hut, you may pick up a yellow bag packed full of information and contacts.
We can’t wait to meet you in person!