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Reflecting its diverse population, Temple City is home to many places of worship, representing a wide range of faiths and denominations. Many congregations offer regular services and religious education, as well as providing programs for the community. Many are Chamber of Commerce members who are committed to improving the quality of life in Temple City.

First Lutheran Church, located at 9123 Broadway in Temple City, offers traditional (8:30 a.m.) and contemporary (11:00 a.m.) Sunday worship services. Sunday School classes are held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. for individuals of all ages, preschool through adult. The stated mission of the church is to “grow together in Christ through prayer, worship and education, and to spread the love of Christ to our community.”

First Lutheran School offers a nurturing Christian education for children in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, recognizing the uniqueness of each child. First Lutheran School provides individualized attention with small class sizes and caring instructors, and affords students a strong core academic curriculum supplemented by classes in technology, the arts and physical education. First Lutheran School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Before and after school, Cardinal Care is available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sonshine House Preschool embraces Christian values, offering opportunities for growth by providing positive, creative and stimulating developmentally-appropriate academic programs and activities for children from two-and-a-half to six years, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


As a vibrant, caring congregation, First Lutheran Church offers bible study classes, youth programs/events, a Major Leaguers seniors’ club, an active music ministry, a Stephen’s Ministries Christian caring program, youth programs, blood drives and much more. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and Women’s Ministries Program help the church and community by making homemade items for charity fundraisers, sewing quilts and blankets for the needy, visiting those confined to hospitals or their homes, organizing congregational community outreach events and preparing for church services. The church has an online community in which members can find church calendar information, sermons, announcements and helpful links. To learn more about the First Lutheran Church and Schools, please visit their website at or call 626-287-0968.

Numerous community and service organizations are also active in the Temple City area. The Historical Society celebrates Temple City’s cultural heritage and history. Library and political associations, the Kiwanis and other international service clubs, recreational and fine arts groups and the Women’s Club are just a few of the organizations that bring members of the community together through common interests and shared goals.

Temple City is very proud of its Blue Star Program, which honors both active military personnel and veterans. It provides hometown support and encouragement for members of the armed forces and honors them by displaying the Blue Star banners that adorn the public streets.

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