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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All Church Potluck Lunch

Sunday, January 5, 11:45 AM.

Enjoy lunch and fellowship with church members and friends. If possible, bring a dish to share with others. Entrees, side dishes, salads, and desserts are great additions to the Potluck Lunch.

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4-9th Grade Retreat

Sunday-Monday, January 19-20

The Retreat includes at trip to the Getty Museum, cooking dinner at the parsonage, watching “Coco”, evening campfire, and lots of interesting art projects and discussions. All this, plus Growing More Christlike Together!
Students in Grades 4-9 are invited to the overnight Retreat, beginning Sunday at 1:00 PM and concluding on Monday at 11:30 AM. Registrations are due asap, and no later than January 5. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Cromwell, Sharon Kinoshita Gill or Mike Dote.

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Cafe Aloha

Saturday, November 2, 11:00 AM, Social Hall.

Church members and friends who are 70+ are invited to this morning program followed by a simple Japanese lunch. Contact Rev. Becky Hirata for details.

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One Worship Service

Sunday, October 6, 10:30 AM, Sanctuary.

One combined English & Japanese Worship Service will be held on October 6 at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary, followed by a potluck.

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Creation Bible Study

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM.

Based in a home, this gathering provides opportunities for getting to know new friends as we grow in faith and knowledge. New members are welcome. Call the church office at 310-479-1379 or speak to Kathy Orebaugh for more information and to RSVP.

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Ohana: Families with Young Children

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 AM, Social Hall.

Parents will enjoy important conversations on parenting issues and concerns while children enjoy storytelling, art projects, and playing games.

All are invited.  Please RSVP to Jane Shimotsu asap so that childcare can be arranged.

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Pentecost and Membership Sunday

Sunday, June 9

Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, and marks the arrival of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ followers while they were in Jerusalem.  This sacred moment is described in the Book of Acts in the New Testament.
At West LA UMC, we encourage everyone to wear something RED on Pentecost to represent the tongues of fire that descended on the new Christians.
This year on Pentecost, we will welcome new members into the church, as well as honour our graduates and award four church scholarships.  Plan to stay after worship for the New Member Reception, hosted by the UMW Martha Mary Circle.


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Vacation Bible School

July 15-19, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

“All Systems… God! Exploring the Vastness of God’s Love” is this year’s theme. Join us for a galactic week of Bible stories, music, science, crafts, mission project, and Asian culture. A snack and light lunch are served.

Registration is now closed.

For more information, please contact Rev. Janet Cromwell at the church office, 310-479-1379.

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UMW Marie Callender’s Fundraiser

Thursday, July 18.

Come join WLA UMW members at Marie Callender’s, 11324 National Blvd., West Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for breakfast, lunch, dinner or takeout.  Please give your server the flyer advertising the event (one flyer per check) and UMW will receive 20% of your purchase. Invite family, friends, co-workers, etc. and enjoy a meal while helping to raise funds for a mission project to be announced at a later date. Thanks for your support!


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