Japanese Film Night

Friday, January 26, 7:30 PM.

“125 Years Memory”/”Kainan 1890”  This 2015 drama, directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka, depicting the  tale of foreign survivors of a shipwreck who find welcome and shelter  on a nearby Japanese island. The film received ten nominations at the 39th Japan Academy Prize, winning the awards for Best Art Direction and Best Sound Recording.

These free cinema series screenings are presented at West LA United Methodist Church, exclusively on the last Friday of each month at 7:30 PM.  Meet with friends and family. Make new friends. Parking is available in the Church lot and on portions of Purdue and LaGrange Avenues. Please come join us at the movies. Introductions by Gregory and David Shikata. Support Japanese cinema!


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Living an Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

Sunday, January 21, 12:15 PM, Sanctuary.

Jamie Thierman will speak on the basics of Living an Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle. She’ll provide tips and tricks on how to work small environmental solutions into your everyday life and home. The program is free and open to all.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15.

The Church Office will be closed to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

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Cafe Aloha Senior Lunch

Saturday, January 6, 11:00 AM.

Seniors 70 and older are invited to this free lunch and program. Enjoy Japanese food, singing, and fellowship.

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One Worship Service

Sunday, January 7, 10:30, in English and Japanese.

Two languages come together to praise God and celebrate the new year! Communion will be served. Activity bags are available for young children. Come to worship and stay for the All Church Potluck at 11:30 AM in the Social Hall.

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All Church Potluck Lunch

Sunday, January 7, 11:30 AM.

Enjoy lunch and conversation with your church family on the first Sunday of the New Year. Everyone is welcome. Bring something to share at the potluck, if possible.

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December 31 Worship

Join us at 9:30 AM for worship in English and at 11:00 AM for worship in Japanese. Sunday School and a Nursery are available for infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

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4th Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 24.

Worship at 9:30 AM in English and 11:00 AM in Japanese. Join us as we light the 4th Advent Candle and celebrate the joy of Christmas.

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Christmas Eve Worship

Sunday, December 24, 7:30 PM.

Celebrate the birth of Christ through scripture, hymns, choral music and candle light. Everyone is welcome to this magical and meaningful Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 PM.

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Christmas Caroling

Sunday, December 17, 11:15 AM.

Join us as we sing to our members and friends in the neighborhood. Meet at the patio Peace Fountain after fellowship time and we will begin our walk. Everyone is welcome to participate. Songbooks are provided. See Pamela if you have any questions.

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