Southeast LA County Faith-Based Collaborative

Communities of faith serving La Mirada, Norwalk and Whittier

 We  gather smaller congregations in La Mirada, Norwalk and Whittier to work collectively for the good of our community and the people of our congregations.


       Rebuild/build up capacity for outreach and social justice in the post-COVID period

       Connect with the needs of our neighbors

       Create opportunities for people to serve and for new people to connect to our congregations

       Do together what we struggle to do alone

Current Members of the Collaborative:

La Mirada UMC

Whittier 1st Friends Church

Whittier 1st UMC

Woven in Faith (Whittier Presbyterian + Salem Lutheran) 

Click here for the One Page FAQ

Or contact Collaborative Coordinator Pastor Cate Luehr for more information.

  • 5K walk for the

    whittier women & Children's crisis center

    Saturday April 22

    Join our Faith-Based Mission Collaborative as we participate in our first outreach project together! This 5K walk will support the mission of the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Center in Whittier.  Collaborative champions for this event are Marilyn Fant of 1st Friends Church in Whittier and Diane Britton of Whittier 1st UMC, both of whom are volunteer leaders with the Shelter’s Right Hand auxiliary group.   Register at

  • NAMI - Learn and connect

    may date TBA

    Whittier 1st UMC and our local NAMI chapter host this event to encourage community care around mental health. More information coming.

  • queerfully & wonderfully made

    Friday june 30

    A queer variety show with depth and meaning

    We exist to spread the word that LGBTQ+ people are beloved by God, made in the image of the Divine, and accepted just as they are. 

    Pop-up event hosted by La Mirada UMC.