Young Korean dancers perform at the reception following the July 2017 consecration of Bishop John Harvey Taylor.

New Community, the multicultural ministries program of the diocese, will continue its series of full-day Asian Immersion experiences in which lay and clergy leaders will learn more about and engage with Asian cultures and communities on Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with “Exploring the Korean Culture and Communities.”

Hosted by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce at St. James in-the-City Church, Los Angeles, the day will include presentations and discussions on the Korean populations in Southern California; an excursion in Koreatown; making and understanding the meaning behind a Korean meal.

Presenters will include the Rev. Yein E. Kim (St. Athanasius Church, Los Angeles); the Rev. Aidan Koh and the Rev. John Kim (St. James’ Church); the Rev. Thomas Lee (St. Anselm’s, Garden Grove); Joshua Lee (Christ Church, Redondo Beach) and the Ven. Jong Mae Park, Bishop of Overseas, Taego Order of Buddhism).

St. James’s Church is located at 3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Reservations are required. Cost is $30 per person, payable to The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, memo: Asian Immersion. For reservations, contact the Rev. Peter Huang at or the Rev. Yein Kim, An event flyer with more information is here.

EN Staff