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The Santa Anita Church

The Santa Anita Church 

Come as you are.
Become who you want to be.

Don’t think that a church can be…

Contemporary and contemplative?
Invigorating and Inspirational?
Relevant and irreverent?

Get to know the Santa Anita Church!

We are a non-denominational, New Thought community of faith and fellowship, committed to the idea that the power of love can transform our beings and renew the face of the Earth. Our members come from a rich diversity of spiritual traditions, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We embrace our differences and utilize them to help each other along our unique paths to becoming loving, joyful people. Our desire to enjoy a direct experience of God is intrinsic to life. As we practice fellowship, prayer, and service together, we fulfill our destiny: To awaken to God, present in all of us, the true source of our being.

Our church is accepting of gay marriage and the LGBTQ community.

Our Sunday morning service offers something for everybody…

Joyful Noise

Music—Joyful Noise, our resident group of singers and musicians, offers an eclectic “shuffle” of all styles of music, from traditional hymns to popular songs, gospel to Broadway.

Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation—Escape from the pressures, tensions, and frustrations of the contemporary world and reconnect with the universal truth of God within you. Meditation is a sacred time to renew your spirit and feel your oneness with the presence of God. A time to quiet your thoughts and release the concerns of the day.

Rev. Terry Keenan

The Sunday Message—Reverend Terry Keenan has the cure for the common sermon, combining wisdom from a wide-variety of faith traditions with practical ideas for living each day to the highest and best that we can. Reverend Keenan’s messages are always uplifting, positive, and have a penchant for the unexpected. (When was the last time that you heard a sermon done partially in song?)

Refreshments

Refreshments—Caffeine, cookies, and great company. After service, we gather on the Friendship Patio to chat, catch-up with friends old and new, and pet Skippy, the church cat.

Intrigued yet?

Youth Group

Toddlers, twos, and preschoolers are always welcome in the warm, loving environment of our Nursery, while school-age kids and tweens have a special place that’s all their own. During our Sunday service, the five to twelve year old set comes together in The Growing Place, a youth program that kids look forward to all week long. Discussion, prayer, music, dancing, nature walks, crafts, and more are the order of the day in this dynamic, spiritual, and fun environment. Monthly outings to a variety of cultural and recreational sites and supervised summer swimming in our campus pool add to the fun and anticipation. Rather keep your kids with you during the service? No problem: All are welcome in the sanctuary!

Still not convinced?

Casual Dress

Feel free to come as you are—Not interested in dressing-up on a Sunday morning? Don’t worry. Our congregants’ styles range from casual to dressy and everything in between.

Oh, and one more thing…

Tithe First Born

Pass the basket—When you visit our Sunday service, there is no need to give up your first born. Let the offering basket pass you by. Our members do an excellent job of supporting the church and its programs. So, when the basket comes your way, simply pass it on to the person next to you. This service is on us!