Reopening news

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On-campus outdoor worship has returned!

Every Saturday at 3:00pm

Seating is limited to 40. Masks and reserved seats are required.

Not ready to return? Didn't get a chance to RSVP?

Join us online. Pre-recorded worship will be available on Sunday at our website.


Online: Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to Friday at 11:59 p.m. or when we reach seating capacity—whichever comes first.

To change or cancel a reservation, or if you have questions or need assistance making a reservation, call us at 626.570.8971 or email reopening@cefcla.org.



In consideration of the extended stay-at-home order for Southern California announced on 12/29, the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) decided this past week to suspend indefinitely the English outdoor worship services until further notice. CRT continues to evaluate the situation and seek wisdom to safely reopen for in-person worship.


In light of the recent drastic surge of new COVID infections and hospitalization, the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) decided to cancel the three outdoor worship services – Dec 19, 26 and Jan 2. CRT continues to evaluate the situation and seek wisdom to safely reopen for in-person worship.

Let us cry out for God’s mercy to carry us through the pandemic. Pray especially for all frontline healthcare workers and the vulnerable, our Everlasting Father would strengthen and protect them daily with His presence, power and promise.


In light of winter approaching and days getting shorter and colder, the CRT (Covid-19 Response Team) decided to move the outdoor worship time to start at 3 pm starting next Saturday, November 21. Also, the seating capacity is adjusted to 40 after evaluation. Other guidelines on safety protocol, reservation and parking remain the same. 

During this pandemic, despite the obstacles to meet online/in-person, may our hearts be strengthened by trusting our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


We are excited to begin our reopening process by offering weekly outdoor worship. We will begin by having in-person outdoor worship in English this Saturday, November 7, from 4:00-4:45pm, at the amphitheater. Everyone who would like to worship in English is welcome to join. The Crisis Response Team continues to monitor the safety guidelines and work with the pastoral team to eventually host in-person worship services in other languages.

Reservation needed – Due to capacity limitation, we can only accept 45 people on a first-come, first- served basis. all participants need to register each week. Reservation will open from Wednesday 9:00 am through Friday 11:59 pm. When you register, you will be requested to read and accept the required safety protocols before submitting your registration.

The Covid-19 Response Team (CRT) sees a need to postpone our English outdoor worship date (10/3) after further consideration of various factors, including the progress of helpers’ readiness, Missions Conference preparation, and the possibility of LA County moving to a less-restrictive tier next month, allowing indoor worship. CRT believes that reopening after Missions Conference works best for all serving teams. It is a difficult decision indeed as we long to worship with you in person again soon. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Will keep you posted when we have a new reopening date. Covet your prayer.

After a time of praying and coordinating with the serving teams, the Covid-19 Response Team has decided to transition our reopening by launching EM outdoor worship on Saturday (10/3) at 5:00pm. More details will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please pray for our preparation and the celebration of gathered worship.

For other questions or suggestions regarding our reopening, please email us at reopening@cefcla.org.

Our church office needs to close again effective today due to the new California state order against COVID-19 issued yesterday.  We will keep you posted here.  For urgent pastoral care needs, please contact our pastors directly or email to twinercheung@cefcla.org, or call the church office at 626-570-8971 to leave a message.  

For other questions or suggestions regarding our reopening, please email us at reopening@cefcla.org.

Your health and safety are our #1 concern!

Consider your risk:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the health of Californians is not yet fully known. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), certain groups, including people aged 65 or older and those with serious underlying medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk of hospitalization and serious complications.
  • Come back for worship only if you feel ready and comfortable. You can continue to join our online worship and stay connected.

Worship Reservation

Because we want to comply with the current CDPH guideline which requires places of worship must limit attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.

  • Reservation is on a first-come-first serve. We will manage the situation so that everyone who wants to come back for in-person worship will have a chance to do that.
  • We will need your name and contact information when you make a reservation. It helps us with record tracking when such needs arise.
  • More details will be posted here as we approach the actual reopening date.
Expect a new worship time:
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● To allow time for in-between worship cleaning and disinfection, we need to shorten our worship time to 45 minutes for each language service.
● New schedule: Cantonese 9am; Mandarin 11am; English 1pm
Expect a new check-in procedure:
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● One way entry from the Fellowship Hall. Our greeters will give you a warm welcome. Sorry no hugs or shaking hands just yet!
● Everyone entering church requires to wear a face covering (we will provide one for you if you don’t have one)
● Go through check in stations for temperature check and basic screening questions.
● Sanitize hands after check in
● Practice social distancing when waiting in line
● No personal contact
● No food and drink
Entering the sanctuary:
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● Our ushers will guide you for seating
● Seats would be placed in cluster and space out 6 feet apart inside the sanctuary
● No passing of any items during worship
● Bibles and other items would have been removed from pews
● Holy Communion will be done with a pre-packaged set
● When worship is finished, please exit church. Avoid congregating in lobbies or other church areas to promote minimal contact
Families with children and/or youth:
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Children’s and youth ministry are not available when we first reopen. Minors will need to be with their parents at all times.
Families with elderly:
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Sunday ride ministry is not available when we reopen. For seniors, since they are more vulnerable to COVID-19, we recommend them to come back for in-person worship at a later time when more restrictions are lifted.

This is what we are going to do

  • We are committed to abiding by the CDPH guidelines and ensure to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff, congregants and visitors. Our facility is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized throughout the week using proper chemicals and disinfectants recommended by the health authorities.
  • On Sunday, we will arrange to clean and sanitize areas of use, and all commonly touched areas before and in-between worship services.
  • Prominent signage will be posted in highly-visible locations, to remind congregants/visitors to abide by the health and safety measures.

Any questions or suggestions?

Email us at reopening@cefcla.org if you have any questions or suggestions.
We will continue to update our communication through this page as we move forward to our reopening.