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Where is Geneva located?
What do Presbyterians believe?
What makes Geneva unique?
What time are worship services?
How do I dress?
Who is the senior pastor?

What programs do you have for children and youth?
What programs do you have for adults and seniors?
I ’m interested in scheduling a special service (e.g. wedding, baptism, memorial). Who do I call for more information?
Who can I call if I have more questions?

 

Where is Geneva located?
Geneva Presbyterian Church is located in the northwest corner of El Toro Road and Calle Sonora intersection, Laguna Hills, California. Our address is:
24301 El Toro Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92637
949-837-2323

Directions:

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[click here for a campus map]

From I-5, take El Toro exit west (towards Laguna Hills). Continue about 3 miles up El Toro Road. Turn right on Calle Sonora and turn immediately left into the church parking lot, or continue on El Toro Road past the church and turn right into the parking lot (this is the best parking if you are headed to the church office.)

What do Presbyterians believe?
As Presbyterians, we share much with our Christian family around the world. At the same time, we hold fast to certain principles that give us a unique identity within the body of Christ.

As Presbyterians, we believe in...

The Sovereignty of God
— The cornerstone of our faith is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe.

The Authority of Scripture — Our knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible as God's Spirit helps us understand it, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Justification by Grace — Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments.

Sharing the Good News! — It is everyone's job —ordained pastors as well as people just like you — to share with the whole world that salvation can be yours through trusting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and lay people, men and women alike.

To learn more about what it means to be a Presbyterian, we encourage you to visit The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website at http://www.pcusa.org/. Our New Member Class, also will answer many questions you may have. Just click on the class title for more information.

What makes Geneva unique?

Geneva is ...

An Intergenerational Church...Geneva was founded in 1965 with 313 charter members. Today our congregation of almost 700 includes people of all ages, with many of our members coming from Laguna Woods, and newer families coming from the surrounding communities, especially Aliso Viejo. We love that our unique combination of seniors and young families allows us to reach out in mission across generations.

A Worship and Music-Centered Church...We are committed to excellence in both traditional and contemporary forms of worship. We have a splendid pipe organ and a traditional reformed worship service. We also have an upbeat contemporary praise band that leads worship in our fellowship halll.

A Bible-Based Church...We believe that our knowledge of God and God's purpose for us comes directly from the Bible. In all of our preaching and teaching, we take the words that are written, help people better understand their meaning, and teach ways these lessons can be applied to everyday life.

A Hands-On Mission Church...We believe that God is giving in every way. God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that none should perish, but have eternal life. Therefore, as God was and is with us, we are called to be "sending and giving" people. We use our resources, financial, material and relational, to bring God's saving news of Jesus Christ to our neighbors and people around the world.

A Friendly, Accepting and Caring Church
...We are committed to proclaiming Christ’s love and preparing one another to fulfill God’s calling. We also serve God by knowing and caring for our community and each other.

Geneva Presbyterian is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and lay people, men and women alike. We invite you to meet our pastors,
staff members, elders and deacons, all of whom work together to ensure we are serving the Lord in the best ways possible and growing together as Christians.

What time are worship services?
Geneva offers two different styles of Sunday worship:

Traditional Service - Sundays, 8:00 AM
Held in our main sanctuary, this service glorifies the Lord through a traditional structure, which includes the stirring sound of a full pipe organ, traditional hymns, scripture readings, a time for prayer, confession, and congregational participation. Communion is celebrated every Sunday at this more intimate 8:00 AM service.

Contemporary Service - Sundays, 9:30 AM
Held in our fellowship hall in the Education Building across the courtyard from our main sanctuary. This service attracts many Genevans both for its less formal atmosphere and also for the upbeat sound of our Praise Band. This service has other unique features, such as a time for prayer requests. The sermon is the same as the traditional service, and is given by the pastor preaching on that day. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Traditional Service - Sundays, 11:00 AM
Held in our main sanctuary, this service glorifies the Lord through a traditional structure, which includes the stirring sound of a full pipe organ and choir, traditional hymns, scripture readings, a time for prayer, confession, and congregational participation. Youngsters are also invited to come up to the front for a brief children's sermon before leaving for their special worship class in the Education Building. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Both Traditional and Contemporary worship services feature the inspirational words of our senior pastor, Dr. Jeff McCrory Jr., communion on the first Sunday of every month, childcare availability, and wheel chair accessibility.

How do I dress?
At Geneva we believe that worshiping the Lord doesn’t require a dress code, but we’ll pass along some trends we’ve noticed. People tend to dress up a bit more when attending our traditional service, whereas a more casual look (even jeans and T-shirts) is common in the contemporary service. However, on any given Sunday you’ll find a little bit of everything, so dress however you feel most comfortable.

Who is the Senior Pastor?
The Rev. Dr. Mike Wallman is the head of staff at Geneva. Click here to read more about Mike Wallman and our other pastors.

What programs do you have for children and youth?
Geneva’s vibrant youth ministries reach children from preschool to high school. In addition to our Sunday programs offered at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM, we have many opportunities for our children and youth to learn about Christ during the week and at special times throughout the year. Please click on the age group that interests you:

Nursery/Childcare
Children Preschool through Grade 6

Junior High (Grade 7 and 8)
High School (Grade 9 through 12)
College/Career

What programs do you have for adults and seniors?
Geneva offers many educational opportunities for deepening our relationship with Christ, as well as fellowship groups and events to draw us closer to each other. Just click on the description below that interests you for more information.

Adult Education

Sunday Morning
Small Groups
Weekdays

Fellowship Groups and Events

All Church Events
Caravelle Mariners
Men's Retreat
Women's Retreat
Presbyterian Women

I’m interested in scheduling a special service (e.g. wedding, baptism, memorial). Whom do I call for more information?
These people are happy to answer any questions about and/or help you plan any of the following special services:

Weddings - Weddings may be performed either in the main sanctuary or the smaller, more intimate chapel across the courtyard. Additionally, we can accommodate receptions for up to 200 guests in our fellowship hall. For more information, please contact Nanci Messner at 949-837-4765, ext. 212, or nmessner@genevapres.org.

Baptisms - For infant or adult baptisms, please contact
Nanci Messner at 949-837-4765, ext. 212, or nmessner@genevapres.org.

Memorial Service - To schedule a memorial service, please contact
Nanci Messner at 949-837-4765, ext. 212, or nmessner@genevapres.org.

Whom can I call if I have more questions?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about Geneva. For more detailed information about our pastors, services, programs or events, please continue to browse through our web site, or call us directly at 949-837-2323. Our email address is info@genevapres.org. Our office hours are: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

 


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