In February 2013, Resplendent Light Community Church opened its doors as a new church plant. We are a community that loves the Lord and who believe we are called to love and serve our neighbor in the Santa Monica area.
We actively collect food and items of needs for the poor and homeless that is distributed to food pantries and shelters through Westside Food Bank based in Santa Monica/WLA area. We participate in the Annual Walk for Hunger to raise funds, awareness of the ongoing need to provide basic food items to our neighbors & families who are in need. On Fridays, we volunteer sorting donated fruit at the Westside Food Bank to distribution to homeless shelters, students at local colleges and the needy in the Santa Monica & Westside area.
Got children? We host a weekly Mommy & Me gathering at Clover Park in Santa Monica for mothers and their young children for fun activities and sharing during the weekdays. We offer an exciting and engaging toddler co-op ministry at our church office in Santa Monica twice a week for parents and their children.
For the first time, we joined in the celebration of Christmas in 2013 as one of the new host exhibitors in the annual Nativity Scenes that has been a part of a long standing tradition & celebration in Santa Monica for the past 60 years. Our Annunciation booth is the story of visit of the angel Gabriel with Mary to announce the coming birth of Jesus Christ
We participate with other faith based groups & churches in cooperation with the Santa Monica Police Department as part of a Interfaith Advisory Council and Chaplaincy Program for the betterment of the community through cooperative efforts and service. We believe the role of the church is to engage the betterment of the community through active participation with the Police Department and the City of Santa Monica.
Prayer is at the heart of our church life and we offer prayer through our healing ministry for those who are ill and in need of healing and comfort. We commit to praying with those who want prayers at hospitals, homes, hospices, care facilities or visit us at our church offices.
We also pray at flagpole in front of the Santa Monica Courthouse every Wednesday at noon time each week. We open our prayer group to all and pray with court room employees, jurist, visitors, and those who seek someone to pray with in the name of Jesus. We believe as a church that we should go where people gather to pray with them at their place of work or in public.
We support efforts and activities through iEmpathize, a organization that raises awareness to end human trafficking and exploitation of children both locally and internationally. We want to help those who have been marginalized or overlooked which is central to our beliefs of caring for others with love and compassion.
Our church has a special heart for the Japanese speaking community who reside in Santa Monica/WLA or surrounding areas. We have pastors and missionaries who have ministered in both Japan and the United States and want to welcome Japanese speaking into our church. We offer Japanese Bible studies and fellowships opportunities for people of all ages, including students and young adults from Japan that studying at local colleges or schools in the Southern California area.