This week . . . December 3rd to December 9, 2018
Our next Taize-Inspired Gathering will be on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for an hour of meditation, prayer, scripture, and music in the style of Taize. Communion will be served - ALL are welcomed at the Table.
Our Worship Series for December is "Calm and Bright" - celebrating the 200th anniversary of the hymn, Silent Night. This hymn has become the best-loved worship moment of many. Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of "all is calm, all is bright" - peace and light for the world. We will celebrate the carol's message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives that can guide us all year long.
This Week ...
Sunday, December 9th at 9:30 a.m. - Worship! It's the second Sunday in Advent - we will continue our worship series, "Calm & Bright - 200 years of Silent Night" and our theme this week will be joy. All are invited.
Sunday, December 9th - Bag It Up Christmas Meals will be picked up after worship on this date. Please have your donations at church by 11 a.m. Thank you for helping families experiencing food scarcity through the LAX Food Pantry.
Sunday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. - our small group Advent study, Home for Christmas, will meet. This week, our theme is "A Home for Love." All are invited - please see below for more information.
Upcoming Events ...
Beginning Sunday, December 2nd and continuing through December 23rd, our small group book and DVD study, “Home for Christmas” will take place. Each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., we will gather after worship and explore “Home for Christmas. “Home for Christmas” brings inspiring stories of hope and second chances into the Advent season. Author and pastor Justin Coleman matches real life stories of struggle and triumph to the Advent themes of hope, love, joy, and peace to show how the light of Christmas shines brightly even in hard times. Coleman captures the stories of formerly incarcerated men and women as they find work and opportunity through Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. These men and women share their memories and experiences in light of the hope and new life they’ve experienced at Homeboy. Please email "email@example.com" if you would like to participate and reserve a copy of book. Books are $12.00, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m. - it's our family-friendly celebration of lessons & carols. We will hear the story of Jesus' birth through story and song. 100% of our Christmas Eve offering is dedicated to suicide prevention.
Queer Faith? Unsure of where God and your LGBTQ identity intersect? On the second Tuesday of each month, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hollywood UMC hosts an interfaith discussion group for youth and young adults at Art Gallery @ The Village, 1125 N. McCadden Place, 90038. For more info, contact Rev. Denyse Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org