Programs  & EVents


  • EASTER at smcc

    Sunrise Easter Worship, April 21

    7:00 am, Lacy Park

    He is risen! Enjoy an outdoor worship service with flowering of the cross, and music led by Virginia Road band, and egg hunt to follow. Begin Easter Sunday with a meaningful outdoor experience.

    Traditional Easter Worship, April 21

    9:00 & 10:30 am, Sanctuary

    Celebrate the glory of Easter with Word and song! Rev. Jeff O’Grady preaches, chancel choir sings accompanied by brass and organ, plus a special children’s Sunday school program will be held at these two identical worship services. Childcare available.

    Contemporary Easter Worship, April 21

    10:30 am, Fellowship Hall

    Christ’s resurrection is the foundation of Christian faith. Come and worship as Associate Pastor Rev. Jessica Vaughan Lower preaches, music led by Virginia Road Band. A special children’s Sunday school program will be held. Childcare available. 

  • The eight dimensions of wellness: Physical well-bring

    The Wellness Team is excited to introduce a new ministry that focuses on equipping the congregation with practical life tools and applications. 

    March 17th Sleep Seminar with Dr. Hsia

    Spiritual Dimension

    Attending to our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

    Be open to different cultures and respect other religions.

    Define personal values and ethics and make decisions that complement them.

    Spend time alone in personal reflection.

    Be in the 'here and now.'

    As Christians we have a particular framework from which to work as we attend to our sense of purpose and meaning in life. We understand that our very being is defined by God and our  purpose and meaning can never be viewed separate from that truth. But the tools to explore this dimension of our journey contribute to the universal definition of spirituality while engaging our own tradition.  

    April 28 -- A Life of Prayer: Often, a deeper relationship with God means a new way of praying; a deeper way of praying than perhaps we have been used to. Centering Prayer is a receptive form of prayer that fosters intimacy with the living Christ. It is a method of Christian meditation, distilled from the ancient teachings of the Christian tradition. Please come and meet our presenter Philippa (Pippa) Curry from the Contemplative Outreach, Ltd as she teaches us the history and practice of Centering Prayer.

    Philippa received her Spiritual Direction Formation training from both Stillpoint: Center for Christian Spirituality and from the Institute in Retreat/Spiritual Direction. She helped others explore their call to the ministry of spiritual direction as a supervisor at the Institute in Retreat/Spiritual Direction on the campus of Mt. St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Philippa lives in Monrovia with her husband, Chuck, a retired Los Angeles City Firefighter/Paramedic. They have two grown daughters, Molly and Madeline.

    May 19 – Remembering Your Story: Join us as we introduce the process of Remembering Your Story using Richard Morgan’s book of the same title. Readers are invited to connect their faith stories with others and with God’s story as revealed in scripture. Morgan guides readers to deeper memories of God’s presence in all portions of their lives. You will find this book offering blessings as you discover God working throughout your journey.

    June 2  - Book Study: Soul Space shares the compelling story of a family’s journey to create places of beauty and welcome in a global guest retreat space and gardens. They wanted to honor the life and compassionate spirit of their 25-year-old daughter Krista Hunt Ausland who was killed while volunteering with her husband Aaron in Bolivia.  After launching the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship that encourages other young adults engaged in volunteer service, the Hunts replaced a dilapidated barn with the ‘Hearth’ and gardens that centers many gatherings. With 180 beautifully illustrated photographs, this coffee-table style book invites readers to imagine how anyone can cultivate their own Hearth spaces. Creating such intentional places will gift their families, friends and communities with warmth and welcome, much needed in today’s world. 

    Linda Lawrence Hunt is the co-founder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, award-winning author of several books, and retired Director of the Whitworth University Writing Program. A University of Washington graduate, she earned her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University. A two-time cancer survivor, Linda enjoys speaking around America on bold-spirited resilience and hope during difficult times. An irrational, passionate gardener, she and her husband Jim find delight in sharing the daily miracles within several global gardens surrounding the Hearth.

  • Every member in ministry: called to lead children & students

    Sundays, april 14 - May 19, courtyard after worship

    We need Children and Student ministries leaders! Remember we, as a congregation, are called to nurture and love our youngest disciples. How is God calling YOU to serve? Think about how your mentoring, discipling and leading by example is critical to our children and students' lifelong faith development. Just help us for a season! We will follow Jesus’ example of sending the disciples two by two. This means leaders will…

    • be in partnership

    • have more variety of opportunities to help

    • share responsibilities

    • build relationships with one another with the children, students and with God.

    Please join us in the courtyard following worship Sunday, April 14th - Sunday through May 19th, to learn more our plans this coming school year. 

    Link for sign-ups


    Annual Spring Sale

    Saturday, May 4,   8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Volunteers of all ages are needed to staff the annual Spring Sale at Monte Vista Grove Homes to help with the sale of plants, furniture, housewares, clothing, jewelry and food. Enjoy chatting with residents and touring the beautiful campus with koi pond, turtles, and picnic areas. The Spring Sale is Saturday May 4 8:00 am - Noon   Volunteer shifts are from 7:30-10 and 10 - 12:30 on Saturday May 4 Presale help is needed Friday May 3 10am - 2pm     Donations of housewares, clothing, furniture, books, electronics are also appreciated, but must be received no later than Friday, April 26. Items can be dropped off at the Administrative Office, entrance “C”. Monte Vista Grove Homes, 2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, CA 91107 Contact Katie Hamrick with questions.


    Sunday May 5, 10:00 am, Church Courtyard

    "The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place.” But Jesus said to them, “You give them something to eat.” – Luke 9:12 (NRSV)

    When asked how to eradicate hunger from the world Mother Teresa responded with one word, “share.” It sounds so simple and actually it is.

    Every spring San Marino Community Church’s Board of Deacons share by sending a truck carrying a Ton of Food to the Food Bank at sister church Iglesia De la Comunidad. You can participate by picking up a grocery bag from the Information Center, the church office, Deacon table (or use your own). Fill it with nonperishable food items. Return it to the church office any day through Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am. 

  • YOUng life 5k Race through san Marino

    Sunday, May 5, 8:00 am, followed by Breakfast & Worship at 9:00 am

    Put on your running shoes and get ready to join the larger community in supporting Young Life Los Angeles in a 5K through San Marino! In place of 9:00 am Contemporary worship service in Fellowship Hall, we invite all to meet off campus on May 5th, and join the race at a designated spot in whatever capacity you choose: running, holding signs, cheering. After the race all are invited for breakfast and worship at Jeff and Julie Lin's house.

    Find out more information about running the race here

    Sign up to run

    Invite your friends and neighbors out to support this great event!

  • VBS 2019: Roar

    Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 9:00 am - Noon

    Stories, music, fun outdoor games, new arts and crafts, and much more! Make VBS the mane event of your summer! This epic adventure engages the whole herd. Intentionally designed to give kids the solid foundation of God's goodness—something they can stand on, cling to, hold on to and remember when the wild side of life appears! They will deepen their friendship with a mighty, loving, and a good, good God who empowers them to boldly face life's challenges. Now, that's something to ROAR about!

    At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Join us this year for Bible discovery, interactive storytelling, games, arts & crafts, music, and much more!

    Registration Fee

    March 1: $75 Early Bird Registration begins

    May 1: $85 General Registration begins

    June 15: $95 Later Gator Registration begins

    Register now