Guest Speak Colleen “Coke” Tani

Sunday, Sept 24, 9:30 AM

Colleen “Coke” Tani will be the guest speaker at the 9:30 am worship service this Sunday at WLAUMC. Coke was born and raised in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles.  She was blessed by the ministry at Centenary UMC and “Asian Camp.” She is currently a seminarian at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a recent recipient of the WLAUMC Sasaki/Murakami scholarship.

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Asian Cultural Festival

Saturday, September 16, 11:00-4:30.

Enjoy delicious food and baked goods as you listen to live entertainment throughout the day. Shop at the Silent Auction, Second Chance Store, and plant and produce booths. Kids will love games, crafts and face painting. History buffs will love the cultural displays. It’s all free at the Asian Cultural Festival! Free parking and shuttle service from the Trident Center at Purdue and Olympic. Bring your family and friends to enjoy all of the festivities!

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Rally Day

Sunday, August 27, 9:30 AM.

Celebrate the new school year at worship, Sunday School, and an Ice Cream Sundae! We will honor our Sunday School Teachers during worship and Sunday School classes will begin at 9:30 AM. (Nursery, 3-4 Year Olds, K thru Grade 3, Grades 4-8, and Grades 9-12.) God grant us wisdom and knowledge this year!

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Japanese Film Night

Friday, August 25, 7:30 PM.

See “Silence”/”Chinmoku”, the story of two Portuguese priests who disembark in Japan and attempt to re-establish Christianity in Japan.  Directed by Masahiro Shinoda in 1971, the film is 90 minutes long. The film is free and open to the public. Greg Shikata offers an interesting introduction to each film.

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Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Davies

Sunday, August 6, 9:30 AM.

Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies will offer the morning message on “The Fierce Urgency of Now: The Church and Climate Justice.”  Rev. Dr. Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University where he has worked in both teaching and administration for 21 years.

An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Mark serves as the Chair of the Board of Church and Society of the Oklahoma Conference. He is also a Climate Justice study leader for the United Methodist Women’s Mission U.

His Ph.D. is from Boston University in the area of Social Ethics, and he has served Boston University School of Theology as a member of its Dean’s Advisory Board. He has led and implemented a number of initiatives in coordination with the Division of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church including a Methodist Higher Education Global Ethics Initiative from 2008 to 2012, a United Methodist Higher Education Interfaith Initiative from 2015 to present, and a Global Methodist Higher Education Ecological Ethics Initiative from December 2016 to the present. Mark has published in the areas of Boston personalism, process philosophy and ethics, and ecological ethics.

We are pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Davies to our church!


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All Church Clean-up

Saturday, August 19, 8:30 AM.

Come, eat donuts, and help clean the church in preparation for fall programs and the Asian Cultural Festival (Sept. 16). Everyone can help, whether it be washing windows, dusting pews, sharpening pencils, or a host of other large and small tasks. Enjoy fellowship while caring for our beautiful church facility.

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Chirashi Sale

Saturday, July 22, Noon – 2:00 PM.

Purchase tickets for the Chirashi Sale! Tickets are $5.00. Pick up your chirashi at the church on Saturday, July 22, between Noon and 2:00 PM.  UMW will be selling tickets after Sunday worship. All funds support missions in this community and around the world.

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Origami Lesson for Kids

Saturday, July 29, 10:00-11:30 AM.

Kids ages 6 and older are invited to learn the Japanese art of Origami.  This month is the Ninja Edition! The lesson is FREE and friends and neighbors are welcome to attend. Kids will make 4-5 projects. Parent(s) accompany their children and participate too! Please RSVP at so we know how many projects to prepare.
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One Worship Service

Sunday, July 23, 10:30 AM.

The English and Japanese congregations will be together for one Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Please plan to come to the church at 10:30 AM.

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All Church Picnic

Sunday, July 23, 12:00, Cheviot Hills Park.

Everyone is invited to the Potluck Picnic Lunch at Cheviot Hills Park, 2551 Motor Avenue. Enjoy lunch, games, conversation, and face painting for children.

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