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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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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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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Origami Lesson for Kids

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM.

Kids and their parents learn the Japanese art of Origami and make several Halloween projects. Taught by Miki Oba, this fun lesson is ideal for getting started on paper folding. Friends and neighbors are welcome! The lesson is free but RSVP is requested at so enough supplies can be prepared.  Questions, call the church at 310-479-1379.

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Broadway Benefit Concert

Sunday, October 22, 2:30 PM.

Enjoy your favorite Broadway show songs while supporting the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  UMCOR is already helping people in crisis following hurricanes and earthquakes. Suggested ticket donation of $10. For more information, contact the Church Office at 310-479-1379.

Broadway Poster 2017

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Hurricane Relief

You can donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts that will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Write your check to “West LA UMC” with a notation “UMCOR”. 100% of your donation will go directly to relief efforts.  Please plan to give generously.


Please pray for those whose lives have been impacted by Harvey.

Please also pray for Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief.

Make relief kits. Download the packing list and shipping label at

Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts: U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670 at Donate only those items requested. (To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440 at

Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

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Ohana for Young Families

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 AM

Families with young children (birth-2nd Grade) enjoy playtime, fellowship, learning, and a potluck lunch. Enjoy a great sense of community and support at this monthly gathering. You and your family are welcome! Contact the church for more information at 310-479-1379.

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