Wednesday Night Bible Study

This home-based Study Group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM at Egan and Kristen Yu’s home in Culver City. The evening starts with dinner followed by a discussion.  Currently, we are reading Convictions: How I learned What Matters Most by Marcus J. Borg. All are welcome. Please contact Kristen for more details at

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United Methodist Women Luncheon

Saturday, January 25, 11:00 AM.

All women are invited to the brief informational meeting followed by a catered lunch. This is a great opportunity to learn about up-coming mission projects, plans for the Women’s Retreat in March, the fall Holiday Boutique. See Eleanor Nakano or Pamela Ryder for more information.

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Women’s Bible Study

Sunday, January 26, 11:30 AM.

Women are invited to pray, discuss the morning scripture lesson and sermon, and make new friends through this informal gathering led by Pamela Ryder.

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Japanese Film Night

Friday, January 31, will feature “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son”/”Haha to Kurasebe”, Yoji Yamada’s Japan Academy Award winner, and nominee for the 2017 Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film.  This film explores a mother’s grief on the loss of her son during the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II.  The film is free and open to church members and friends.

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Creation Bible Study

Sunday, February 2, 2:00 PM, Orebaugh residence.

This home-based Bible Study includes a scripture reading, informal discussion, fellowship time, and an art project related to the day’s theme. New participants are welcome. Call the church office for more information at 310-479-1379, including directions.

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Women’s Retreat

March 21-22, Aldersgate Retreat Center.

Registration is now open for this year’s Retreat entitled, “Imperfect Beauty: Kintsugi for the Soul.” Learn more by contacting Rev. Janet Cromwell for more information.

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Ohana: Families with Young Children

Saturday, January 8, 10:30 AM.

Parents appreciate quality conversations about raising children while kids enjoy story time, crafts, and games. Families with children from birth thru Grade 3 are welcome! Call the church office for more information at 310-479-1379.

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Cafe Aloha

Saturday, December 4, 11:00 AM.

Persons 70+ years old are invited to this program and Japanese lunch, led by Rev. Becky Hirata.

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Wed Night Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 PM.

Egan Yu and Kristen Crabtree host an in-home Bible Study.  Each gathering includes a potluck dinner, reading from the Bible, group discussion of the passage, and sharing ways to apply God’s message to everyday life.

This Bible study group is open to anyone that interested in digging deeper into the word of God. Please come ready to learn, ask questions, and spend some time sharing praises and prayer requests.

Please call the church office 310-479-1379 if you’d like more information and/or plan to attend.

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Celebrate the New Year!

Sunday, January 5, 10:30 AM.

Come to the one Worship Service in English and Japanese at 10:30 AM. As part of our church tradition, we we celebrate communion with mochi. Nursery for infants and toddlers. Sunday School for children Age 3 thru Grade 3.

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