Wilshire Presbyterian Church

Life At WPC



Standing on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus asked Peter three times: "Do you love me?" (John 21)

Life at Wilshire Presbyterian Church  
Wilshire offers a variety of ways to get involved in the life of the church and become part of our caring faith family.

Membership
To be part of our faith community and participate in the life of our church you are not required to join as a member. If you however have attended our church for a while and are interested to become a member, we would love for to join us officially.  Following the tradition of the early church we only receive new members once a year on Easter Sunday. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Pastor Kobie.

Wednesday night Bible Study
We meet every Wednesday night at 7pm in the Library to study the Bible and explore our faith on a deeper level. Any one is welcome to join us, no preparation necessary, you can just show up.

Join us!
Worship: Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.





Children and Youth Activities
Children and Youth Activities happen throughout the year at various times. From service projects, participating and leading in worship, from Easter Egg Hunts to Christmas Pageants, the young people and children are valued and embraced at Wilshire Presbyterian church. See Calendar for upcoming events.  

Special Events, Trips, and Outings
Some of the special events we host are for instance the Christmas luncheon and gift exchange for those who will be spending Christmas day by themselves. Usually during the summer various kinds of outings are arranged,for instance to the Hollywood Bowl or a guide tour Downtown. It is a wonderful way to make new friends and enjoy new areas of Southern California. Sign up lists are on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Sometimes we venture a bit further: Last year we visited Israel and walked in the Footsteps of Jesus. Another Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Pastor Kobie leads the trip) is scheduled for December 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019 - for more info see the weekly E-Newsletter or pick up a flyer in the Fellowship Hall. See Calendar for upcoming events.  

Sunday Lunch
Every Sunday after church one of our member's host a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. It is great time to visit and get to know one another a bit better. Anyone is welcome.  If you want to host a luncheon, sign-up is during December. Some luncheon as potlucks such as our Thanksgiving luncheon and Summer Barbecue Picnic.

E-Newsletter
To receive updates and information on all that is happening at WPC, call or email the church office to sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter at  (213) 387 5387 or  wilshirepc@sbcglobal.net.

Outreach
Wilshire Presbyterian church is part of a larger neighborhood, and we desire to be connected to the community around us. By entering into partnerships with local organizations (such as HopeNet, Queenscare, and Giving Spirit) and providing services to our neighbors, WPC hopes to fulfill its mission to be a beacon of acceptance, loving community and hope to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Marylynn I. Evans Community Center
Our Community Center is located at Oxford Ave. and Third Street, and serves as a meeting place for community Organizations and AA Groups. However, some groups meet in the Fellowship Hall or Library in the main church building. Meeting times are as follows at the Community Center (except if stated otherwise):

  • Monday Evenings: 6.30 pm -7.30 pm - Whitehouse Women's AA (meet in Fellowship Hall) 
  •                                7.30 pm - 9 pm - Courage to Change
  • Tuesday Evening:  6.30 pm - 7.30 pm - Mid-Wilshire Toastmasters (meet in Library) 
  • Thursday Evenings: 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm - Central LA AA Group
  • Friday Afternoons: - 12 pm - 1 pm - High Noon AA Group
  • Saturday Evenings: - 7:30pm - 8.30 pm - Oxford Candlelight AA Group

Food Pantry
Our Food Pantry is also located in the Community Center and is open every *Monday morning from 8 am  to 12 noon, providing free groceries to those in need through a partnership with HOPENET. Call (213) 387 5387 for more information.  (*please note, the Food Pantry is closed on all major holidays). If you want to volunteer at the FoodPantry, you are welcome to help us as we assemble the grocery bags on Sunday afternoons from 12.30pm - 2pm or on Mondays to distribute the food from 8am - 1pm.

Health Ministry - Free Parish Nurse Services
The community is also served by our health partners, QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership, on Monday mornings at the Community Center from 8:30am to 1pm.  (*please note, the Parish Nurse is closed on all major holidays)

Presentations on various health issues and health screenings are given monthly on Sundays at the congregation and community.

Wilshire Music Academy
The Wilshire Music Academy is a music program that provides musical training and experiences for all ages. Experienced music teachers teach special instruction in violin and piano. Students learn the fundamentals of music and make music using a variety of musical instruments. Enrich you and your family with musical education. Call (213) 387 5387 for more information.