Garden Grove Travel Guide
Crystal Cathedral Art Gallery
Located within the courtyard of the original chapel and the Tower of Hope is an art gallery. I wondered in and enjoyed all the lovely paintings. Make sure to take the time to seek it out.
Tower of Hope
The church grew to a congregation of thousands, as Schuller's emphasis on "possibility thinking" resonated within the community. In 1968, the 13-story Richard Neutra-designed Tower of Hope opened, housing to this day the world's first church-sponsored, 24-hour suicide and...
First Chapel 1961
This was their first chapel, then to a new location and sanctuary in 1961 designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra. From here, they had plenty of seating and were still able to be seen by those who drove up and parked like a drive in. It has this huge beautiful organ in...
Visitor Center Museum
On the third floor of this beautiful visitor center are these huge blown up photographs of how the Crystal Cathedral has grown and progresssed over the years. It is a very neat display.
Visitor Center ~ The Ruby Rinker Lobby
In the beginning days of the ministry, a young lady sat in her car on beautiful Sunday morning at the Orange Drive-In Theatre. There, she listened to a young preacher, Robert Schuller, saying:"If you can dream it, you can do it!"At the yound age of 6 years, she had accepted...
The Mary Hood Chapel
The Mary Hood ChapelThe prayer chapel is given byMary Tolerton HoodTo the Glory of GodFour important concerns have occupied most of her attnetion..working to preserve Good government in a free nation encouraging individuals to seizeand create opportunities to actualize their...
Chapel, Tower, & Carillon
The Arvella Schuller Carillon:The first lady of music, the wife and creative partner of the founding pastor of this church, devoted the first decades of her love for this church, devoted the first decades of her love for this church by bringing great music to the church in...
The sixth statue:Coming HomeThe Prodigal SonA monumenttal Bronze by De L'Esprie"Make merry and be glad, for this my son was dead and is alive again;he was lost and is now found!"Luke 15:31 & 32Unveilded, Sunday January 13, 2002A gift of Jody & Dick Parker and Jo & Bob...
You have to explore the grounds to see all the wonderful statues.The first statue:The Smiling JesusThe Miracle of the Loaves and FishesOffer your dreams to Christ. let him take your humble resources and multiply them to enrich the lives of youself and others. Enter this...
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller and his wife Arvella founded the Garden Grove Community Church - today's Crystal Cathedral - in 1955 . They started having services in the Orange Drive-in Theatre. From atop the snack bar's tar-papered roof he would lead weekly services, with...
The Crystal cathedral 4
When we arrived, some volunteers of the church, were happy to explain us about all the details of the church, as this organ and other details.There are organised tours that you can check on their web site
The crystal cathedral 3
Ops I had not said but maybe you notice…. The whole wall is glass….While we were there, they were cleaning the windows inside for the next year. This photo has been taken by a 8x zoom …
The Crystal cathedral 2
I love cathedrals, not as religious symbols, just as architectural buildings. They are impressive, modern cathedrals try to imitate old styles as for example grace cathedral at San Francisco.But this modern one all in glass, really impressed me. I felt I was in front of the...
The Crystal cathedral
Just a few miles from Disneyland is this cathedral, I guess we would have missed if we were not staying at Anaheim as we read about here at the guide, but we did not though it was going to be as impressive as it was.
It can be crowded
The Crystal Cathedral has a very large parking place, but don't be surprised if it's all filled up. You better be early or park in the neighbourhood...
Garden Grove is in Orange...
Garden Grove is in Orange county;I recommend if you have no car to buy a day/pass for the Orange County Bus Lines,you can travel everywhere for 2.5 $ in the whole county
Fun Facts about Anaheim,...
Fun Facts about Anaheim, Orange County and Southern California. #1.Anaheim is not part of Los Angeles. Anaheim is located in Orange County -- 28 miles south of downtown LA. #2. Disneyland was built in 1955. When built, it was surrounded by nothing but orange groves. #3. Knott's Berry Farm is America's first and oldest themed amusement park - started by Walter and Cordelia Knott in 1920. #4. Universal Studio's Hollywood is the world largest working film- and motion picture studio. #5. Knott's Berry Farm's Independence Hall is an exact replica of the original in Philadelphia PA -- all the way down to thumbprints in the handmade bricks. #6. Disneyland featured only 18 attractions on opening day. #7. Orange County boasts over 42 miles of coastline and beaches. #8.Many city and street names in Southern California are Spanish, a tribute to their Spanish heritage. #9.Southern California has over 328 day of sunshine each year with an average dayly temperature of 73F/23C. #10. Orange County's gross national product would rank 33rd in the world if it were a nation.
Updated Sep 12, 2002
1st Annual Native American...
1st Annual Native American Pow-Wow, Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398, (714) 564-6000!
Pow-wows are big in Orange County. The one we attended in July 2002 was held for the first time at Santa Ana College, and it was a resounding success! The only sad thing to report is that we were NOT allowed to take pictures because some tribes believe that a photograph captures part of the soul. I was brokenhearted, because these costumes and dances would have made FABULOUS photos! If you're in Garden Grove next summer, be sure to check and see if the Pow-Wow is scheduled during your visit. You will NOT want to miss this unforgettable performance of tribal music and dancing, along with the delicious food sold at the concession stands in addition to the beautiful Native American jewelry, arts and crafts!
Updated Aug 26, 2002
go to The Block At Orange (it...
go to The Block At Orange (it ain't square!). It's the most imaginative dining, shopping and entertainment experience. Restaurants, nightclubs and movietheaters are found nextdoor to book stores, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. All located in one imaginative open-air...
visit the Crystal Cathedral!...
visit the Crystal Cathedral! Why??? I'll tell you in the words of Dr Robert H. Schuller: 'I'd like to invite you to visit us while you are here. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to tour our beautiful, 32-acre campus. Enjoy a stroll past fountains, reflecting pools,...
Explore Deeper into Garden Grove
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