Holiday Boutique

November 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Purchase unique handcrafted gifts, takuan, and chirashi at the Holiday Boutique. Tickets may be purchased to win a gorgeous Log Cabin Quilt. You’ll also want to shop at the Country Store, filled with new and like-new items at bargain prices. Admission is free. All proceeds support three ministries in the LA area. The Holiday Boutique is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of West LA UMC. Click here to learn more!

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Country Store

November 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Shop for new and like-new items at the Country Store this Saturday. Find household items, dishes, toys, holiday decor, and so much more at great prices! All proceeds go to three mission projects supported by United Methodist Women.

Here’s just a sampling of what’s in this year’s Country Store!

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Advent Banner Workshop

Sunday, November 11, 1:00 PM.

Help create 4 cut-paper Advent Banners for the sanctuary. Rev. Gary Barbaree will demonstrate this special technique based on Sadao Watanabe’s memorable designs.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Cooke Sunoo.

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Advent Study

Sundays, 11:15 AM.

Jacob Ahearn will lead an Advent Study on five Sundays, beginning November 18, on Magrey R. deVega’s book, Awaiting the Already.  To purchase a book, please contact the church office or purchase it online from Cokesbury.

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Thanksgiving Food Collection

Now thru November 20.

Bring canned goods and turkeys to the church for the Youth Thanksgiving Mission Project. Youth and adults will prepare full Thanksgiving meals the evening of November 21 and deliver them the next morning.  Canned goods will be placed in baskets and delivered to low-income families.

Thanksgiving Food Donation List to help you shop.

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Ornament Making

Sunday, November 25, 10:30 AM.

Decorate ornaments for the Sanctuary Christmas Tree! Everyone is welcome to participate. Supplies for five ornaments will be provided.  These decorations will be placed on the tree on Sunday, December 2 during worship.

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Advent Worship

Sunday, December 2.

Advent is a time for preparing our hearts for the birth of Jesus. Join us for worship on the first Sunday of Advent on December 2 in English at 9:30 AM or in Japanese at 11:00 AM. We will light the first Advent candle and sing Advent hymns.  All are welcome.  Communion will be served.

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All Saints Worship Service

Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM, Sanctuary.

During worship, we will recall those who have entered God’s heavenly realm during the past year.  Join us as we remember and give thanks for the saints of our church who have inspired and mentored us through the years.

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Thanksgiving Card Making

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 AM, Social Hall.

Come and create Thanksgiving Cards for persons on our Prayer List. All of the supplies will be provided to make cards for those persons who cannot always come to worship. Children, youth, and adults are all encouraged to participate!

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Cafe Aloha Senior Program & Lunch

Saturday, November 3, 11:00 AM, Social Hall.

Seniors are invited to a program of singing and Bible message, followed by a simple Japanese food lunch and fellowship time. Please RSVP to Rev. Becky Hirata so that food may be prepared.

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