A Progressive ELCA Congregation
A Reconciling in Christ Community
A Spiritually Curious Church
Schedule of Gatherings
Join Our Community. Please note as a way of loving our neighbors and ourselves we follow all LA County COVID guidelines for in-person gatherings.
Hybrid Worship Gathering
Sundays Starting at 10 am
Join us for a collaborative, rooted, liturgical, and relevant worship gathering. Christ centers us. We gather. We grow. We go. We worship in-person and online, centering both our "roomers" and "zoomers."
Midweek Growth Group
Wednesdays Starting at 7:30 pm
Our Midweek gathering begins at 7:30pm. We engage in mindfulness, prayer, and a Bible study on the story of Mary, mother of Jesus.
Thursday Starting at 7:15 pm
Choir Rehearsals are in-person and online.
Sundays During Worship Gatherings
Children are fully welcomed into our Worship Gatherings. And, during the middle of the service children are welcome to participate in a children's message and then gather for a 20-25 minute Sunday School program (in the conference room/classroom). Children are walked back into the sanctuary right before Communion.
Thursday in Grace Hall at 6pm
Join us for a time of hanging out, games, food, and a brief life/spiritual lesson.
More Than a Church
A Welcoming Church at the Heart of Burbank
American Lutheran Church, a progressive ELCA congregation in Burbank, offers folks a chance to become part of something greater. To grow in their love of God and for one another within our beautiful community.
We are rooted in the stories of the Bible and believe worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do. Our philosophy is founded on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Therefore we are queer affirming, neurodivergent affirming, and committed to doing the work to be anti-ableist and anti-racist.
Church Ethos (Adapted with permission from ™ Mark Tidd)
Married, divorced and single here,
it’s one community that thrives here.
Conservative and liberal here,
we’ve all gotta give a little here.
Big and small here,
there’s room for us all here.
Doubt and believe here,
we all can receive here.
LGBTQ+ and straight here,
there’s no hate here.
Nonbinary, woman and man here,
everyone can here.
Neurodiverse, allistic and autistic here,
all of our abilities matter here.
Whatever your race here,
for all of us grace here.
Abled and disabled, all are welcome here.
In the sanctuary of ALC or the sanctuaries of our homes, all are in-person here.
In imitation of the ridiculous love Almighty God has for each of us and all of us,
let us live and love without limitations!