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Getting to Know the Presbyterian Church

Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 3:20 pm

When searching for a place to worship, it can never hurt to do a little research. After all, you want to attend a church that believes in and promotes the same things that you do.

If you’re not aware of the belief system of the Presbyterian Church, here’s a little history. Presbyterianism is a form of Protestantism. Presbyterians came to America hundreds of years ago and were known to form groups in the 1600s.

During the Revolutionary War, the Presbyterian Church actually participated in writing the state and national constitutions which brought in the concept of checks and balances as well as the separation of powers.

Now with almost two million members in the United States alone, the Presbyterian Church is known for its welcoming of all types of people, no matter their background.

So what do they believe? Unlike other churches, the Presbyterian Church elects certain people – known as elders – to administer the service. As with many Protestant-based religions, being a Presbyterian means believing in the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection of Christ and the six day creation of the world.

Many Presbyterians live by the concept of reformed theology which recognizes the faults of the Church throughout history but believes that the Church will persevere. It is often summarized by the acronym TULIP which stands for: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. This video explains more:

The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is Pasadena’s oldest church and continues the Presbyterian push for inclusivity. It welcomes English, Spanish and Korean speakers and offers different services for each. Members of its congregation may be rather conservative or progressive or simply fall somewhere in between.

When visiting the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, you can expect a traditional form of worship which includes praying, singing, and listening to the reading of scriptures. Communion is taken on the first Sunday of every month in the morning service at 10 a.m., and every Sunday in the churches 7 p.m. service.

If you are looking to welcome Presbyterianism into your life, you couldn’t do better than the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. It welcomes everyone and treats each individual like equals, providing a safe and interesting place to worship.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd., in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 793-2191 or visit







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