Garden Young Adults

Coronavirus UPDATE:

Garden Young Adults, please join The Garden Church online community on Realm, so we can connect with you and keep you updated with current information.

Even with the current physical distancing mandate, our aim is to creatively stay connected through meaningful and fun online get-togethers and events, taking advantage of the technology available to us.

UPDATE 4/2:  NEXT ONLINE EVENT:  SATURDAY, APRIL 4th, starting at 6:30pm


Having to distance ourselves physically doesn't mean we can't eat together!  And with the help of Netflix Party, we can watch a movie together, too!

Get your dinner and popcorn ready!  We can watch each other eat on our computer screens, and chat while doing so.  Afterwards, we will watch The Garden of Words (subtitled), with insightful language and cultural commentary by your very own Pastor Mike (born in Japan, lived in Japan for 15+ total years of his life).  The movie is an acclaimed earlier work of Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name?) and a thoughtful piece on the themes of brokenness and healing.

We will start off on Zoom for the dinner, and then move to Netflix Party for the movie.  Please make sure that you have both platforms ready (more information below).  Zoom invitations (with access ID and passwords) have gone out through Realm, so make sure you're signed on with the church's Realm, specifically registered as a part of the GYA community.

We are confined to using Netflix Party, and for it, you can view only through your desktop or laptop computer.  It is an extension that you'll have to get using the Chrome web browser.  Information on joining the Netflix Party will be shared during our Zoom dinner time.  Netflix is offering a free 30-day trial period for those who don't have an account (yes, you do need a Netflix account).

See you online this Saturday at 6:30pm!

Other upcoming online get-togethers and events during this shelter-in-place mandate:

  • game night
  • exercise together
  • GYA zip hoodie design contest

*specific dates and times TBA

Pastor Mike Yamamoto


Welcome to Garden Young Adults – A place where college students, working singles and young couples can passionately pursue Jesus in unity.  By His grace, we move past differences in culture or background in order to build genuine friendships.


In our small groups, we grow in spiritual maturity by worshiping together, engaging with His Word, sharing life, and praying for each other.  However you’ll soon find that the fun and abundant life spills over into the time between these meetings!

John Lee & Nes Laigo: Chatsworth 
I am leading a co-ed group on Saturday nights for post-high school aged students and young professionals. My prayer is that this group will be an opportunity to connect with God and with each other. You are welcome to join us as we travel together on this wonderful journey of life! More Info

Jihwan & Sunny Kim, Cindy Cho: Woodland Hills
We are recently married and have the joy of serving on the church praise team. We're excited to lead a group for young adult couples (without kids) and singles. We look forward to lots of fun outings and meals together. We hope to see you there for a blessed time of fellowship and growth! More Info

Eric & Mindy Cheng, Mario Listiawan: Northridge
We lead a group for single brothers and sisters that meet on Friday evenings. Our hope is to grow a vibrant spiritual family where each member can deeply engage with God, with one another, and with the broader community.  We invite you to join us, roll up your sleeves, and ENGAGE! More Info

Rosa Hwang: West Los Angeles
We are a co-ed group that meets in West L.A.. Our group is comprised of married couples and singles who either live or work near West L.A. We love to fellowship, eat, and play board games. You're invited to join us! More Info