Ohana Gathering

Saturday, November 18, 10:00 AM, Social Hall.

Families with young children (birth – Grade 2) are invited to this monthly gathering that includes playtime, a presentation for adults, and a potluck lunch. This month’s presenter is Curtiss Takada-Rooks speaking on “Beyond Cultural Competency.” Please RSVP at 310-479-1379 so that childcare can be arranged.

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Youth Mission Project

The youth are collecting canned goods for Thanksgiving Food Baskets for low-income families. Bring your donations to the church on Sunday morning or this week 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.  The youth will also be preparing full Thanksgiving meals for three families.

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Origami Lesson for Kids & Parents

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 AM, Social Hall.

Kids and their parents will fold Origami decorations for the holiday. This is a great beginner class for learning this classic Japanese art form. The lesson is free. Adults must accompany children. RSVP at 310-479-1379 or jlcromwell8@gmail.com.

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Ornament Making

Sunday, November 26, 10:30 AM, Social Hall.

Make ornaments for the Sanctuary Christmas Tree. Supplies are provided to create 5 ornaments. Children, youth and adults are all welcome to participate.  The ornaments will be hung on the Christmas Tree on December 3 during the 9:30 worship service. Join us for fun and creativity!

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Church Directory Photos

The Church is creating a new, updated Photo Directory! Photo appointments for the 88th Anniversary Church Photo Directory can be made after worship in the Courtyard, beginning Sunday, October 29.  Sessions will be held in the Learning Center on the following four days:

  • Saturday, November 18, from 9:00 AM—2:00 PM.
  • Sunday, November 19, from 9:00 AM—4:00 PM.
  • Sunday, November 26, from 9:00 AM—4:00 PM.
  • Sunday, December 3, from 9:00 AM—4:00 PM.

The sitting fee has been waived by the church, so all who sit for photos, will receive a Directory free of charge. A price list will be provided should you decide to order additional photos.


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Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Learning Center. The group will resume in January 2018 with a new book to read and discuss.  Contact Rev. Gary Oba for more information.

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Thanksgiving Card Making

Sunday, November 12, 10:30 AM.

Make personalized cards for persons on our Prayer List after worship on Nov. 12. Supplies are provided. This is an important outreach to home-bound members and friends. Children, youth, and adults are all invited to participate.

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All Saint’s Sunday

Sunday, November 5, 9:30 & 11:00 AM.

We honor those members and friends who have died this past year. Come and remember our saints of the church during the 9:30 English Worship Service and the 11:00 Japanese Worship Service.

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Change Your Clocks!

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, so change your clocks on Saturday night, November 4, so that you get to church on time!

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Halloween Party

Saturday, October 28, 6:00-8:00 PM

Have a Spooktacular time at the All Church Halloween Party! Crafts, games, snacks, and a children’s costume parade with prizes! This is a safe and fun place for even the youngest children to celebrate Halloween. For more information, contact the church office at 310-479-1379.

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