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Special Services at Neighborhood Church

In addition to our 9:00 and 11:00AM weekly worship services, Neighborhood Church has a variety of what we call "Special Services" which allow us to celebrate or reflect depending on the occasion.

These Special Services include Weddings, Baptisms, Memorials, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter services, and a special All-Saints Vespers held near All Saints Day.

Seasonal Special Services as well as special events taking place during our weekly Sunday services can be found on in News and Events, the Neighborhood Notes,  and the Neighborhood Church WAVE.


The Sacrament of Baptism

"And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him, in bodily form like a dove."  (Luke, 3: 21-22)

Baptism is a rebirth of intentions.  Parents who intend to raise their child in the Christian faith acknowledge that all life belongs to God.  An adult seeking baptism intends to approach God through a relationship with Christ.

Baptism is open to all.  It is the rite of inclusion into the Body of Christ, the church.  It is God's answer to the question of how a person can be born a second time; therefore we assume new names in baptism, our Christian names.  Thus, baptism is often called a Christening."

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Memorial Services

A memorial service is a service of worship of the Christian church.  In the service we seek the presence of God so that God may act to bring comfort, strength, and peace to our lives.

For All People
Neighborhood Church is a "house of prayer for all people" and its availability does not depend on church membership, virtue, or social standing.  Use of the church to celebrate a loved one's life is based solely on the availability of the sanctuary, the staff, and the use of the traditional Christian liturgy.  A memorial service may also be held in a funeral home or in a private residence.

Role of the Pastor
At the time of death and immediate call to one of the pastors, no matter the hour, is appropriate.  The experience of the ministers may be very helpful in making crucial decisions.  The ministers will assist in every way they are capable.

The Memorial Service
The service expresses the Christian conviction of eternal life.  Its content includes reading of prayers, scriptures, and poems as well as personal remembrances and a brief sermon.  There is an abbreviated rite of committal at the closing of the service.

A graveside committal service may be either before or after the memorial service, at the family's request.

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Seasonal Worship Services

Christmas Pageant

We wait patiently for the coming of the Christ child through advent and celebrate His arrival with joy on Christmas Eve.

  • For over 60 years, the Neighborhood Church has presented their annual Christmas Pageant as a gift to the community. Bring family and friends to experience the magic of the first Christmas with tableaux and music. Sunday December 11, 2016 at 5:30PM and 7:30PM.

Christmas Eve Services

  • 4PM: Family Christmas Eve Service - a service hosted by the Children and Youth Ministries geared toward our youngest attendees.  Many children participate in the service which includes stories, singing, and costumes.  Birthday cake is served in the Fellowship Hall following the service as a special way to celebrate Jesus' birth.
  • 8PM/10PM: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services where the Christmas story is told through readings, carols, and the lighting of candles.
  • There will be an 11AM service on Christmas Day

Easter Week

Our Flower Guild decorates the narthex and sanctuary with fragrant flowers making our church nothing less than glorious.

  • Worship begins on Maundy Thursday with a soup supper and scripture reading commemorating Jesus' last supper with his disciples.Service is at 6:30PM with Supper to follow.
  • The Easter Sunday Sunrise Service is a beautiful service at 6:00 AM on the Seaside Patio.
  • The Easter Sunday Festival Services at 9:00 and 11:00 AM feature a brass ensemble with timpani accompanying the Covenant Choir as we celebrate the Resurrection.
  • There will Easter Egg hunts for both Worship Services-- families and children are invited to attend!


  • We celebrate Ash Wednesday with an evening Communion service and contemporary music.
  • On Palm Sunday our property is decorated beautifully with palm fronds and plants.

All Saints Vespers

The Sunday closest to All Saints Day, November 1, is when we gather for a special vespers service at 5:00 PM to remember those who have gone before us.  The service includes special music performed by the Covenant Choir accompanied by orchestra and other musical ensembles.  We remember loved ones who passed away during the previous year as their names are read.


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Neighborhood Church
415 Paseo Del Mar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
310 378-9353

Sunday Worship

Church Calendar

General Information

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Dr. David D. Young 
Senior Minister

Michael Moorhead
Licensed Minister

Dr. Karl Johnson
Pastor Emeritus

Worship Service Schedule
Sundays: 9:00AM and 11:00AM
Child Care and Church School provided

Youth Group Schedule
(Grades 6-12)
Sundays from 6:00-8:00 PM

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