Living an Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

Sunday, January 21, 12:15 PM, Sanctuary.

Jamie Thierman will speak on the basics of Living an Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle. She’ll provide tips and tricks on how to work small environmental solutions into your everyday life and home. The program is free and open to all.

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West District Training Conference

Saturday, February 3, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Holman UMC.

Register for this day of worship and 17 workshop choices!  It’s educational, inspiring, and enriching! Visit the website for more information and join your West LA UMC friends at the event.

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Lenten Study

The Lenten Study will read Amy Oden’s book to discover the Christian roots of mindfulness. The sessions will include time for discussion and the practice of mindfulness practices in the Christian tradition. Rev. Janet Cromwell will lead sessions on Sunday afternoon at 11:15, beginning February 18, and on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, beginning February 21. Please contact the Church Office to purchase a copy of Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness.

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2018 Women’s Retreat

March 3-4, Aldersgate Retreat Center.

Registration has begun! “SeaSide Escape” allows women to find rest and spend time with friends and God. This beach-themed Retreat includes Bible Study, worship, a mission project, lots of great conversation, and delicious meals. The Retreat begins Saturday morning at 10:00 AM and concludes on Sunday at Noon. The “early bird” cost is $99/person by January 28 and includes overnight accommodations, three meals, and all Retreat materials.

2018 Women’s Retreat Flyer

2018 Women’s Retreat Registration Form

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Manzanar Trip

May 5-6, 2018

Church members and friends are invited to participate in an educational trip to Manzanar National Historic Site to learn more about the Japanese internment during World War II. The bus will leave from the church early Saturday morning, May 5 and return Sunday evening, May 6.  Please contact the church for more information and to register: 310-479-1379.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15.

The Church Office will be closed to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

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Cafe Aloha Senior Lunch

Saturday, January 6, 11:00 AM.

Seniors 70 and older are invited to this free lunch and program. Enjoy Japanese food, singing, and fellowship.

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One Worship Service

Sunday, January 7, 10:30, in English and Japanese.

Two languages come together to praise God and celebrate the new year! Communion will be served. Activity bags are available for young children. Come to worship and stay for the All Church Potluck at 11:30 AM in the Social Hall.

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All Church Potluck Lunch

Sunday, January 7, 11:30 AM.

Enjoy lunch and conversation with your church family on the first Sunday of the New Year. Everyone is welcome. Bring something to share at the potluck, if possible.

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December 31 Worship

Join us at 9:30 AM for worship in English and at 11:00 AM for worship in Japanese. Sunday School and a Nursery are available for infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

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