Thanksgiving Food Collection

Now thru November 20.

Bring canned goods and turkeys to the church for the Youth Thanksgiving Mission Project. Youth and adults will prepare full Thanksgiving meals the evening of November 21 and deliver them the next morning.  Canned goods will be placed in baskets and delivered to low-income families.

Thanksgiving Food Donation List to help you shop.

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Holiday Boutique

November 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Purchase unique handcrafted gifts, takuan, and chirashi at the Holiday Boutique. Tickets may be purchased to win a gorgeous Log Cabin Quilt. You’ll also want to shop at the Country Store, filled with new and like-new items at bargain prices. Admission is free. All proceeds support three ministries in the LA area. The Holiday Boutique is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of West LA UMC. Click here to learn more!

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Country Store

November 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Shop for new and like-new items at the Country Store this Saturday. Find household items, dishes, toys, holiday decor, and so much more at great prices! All proceeds go to three mission projects supported by United Methodist Women.

Here’s just a sampling of what’s in this year’s Country Store!

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Advent Banner Workshop

Sunday, November 11, 1:00 PM.

Help create 4 cut-paper Advent Banners for the sanctuary. Rev. Gary Barbaree will demonstrate this special technique based on Sadao Watanabe’s memorable designs.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Cooke Sunoo.

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All Saints Worship Service

Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM, Sanctuary.

During worship, we will recall those who have entered God’s heavenly realm during the past year.  Join us as we remember and give thanks for the saints of our church who have inspired and mentored us through the years.

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Thanksgiving Card Making

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 AM, Social Hall.

Come and create Thanksgiving Cards for persons on our Prayer List. All of the supplies will be provided to make cards for those persons who cannot always come to worship. Children, youth, and adults are all encouraged to participate!

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Cafe Aloha Senior Program & Lunch

Saturday, November 3, 11:00 AM, Social Hall.

Seniors are invited to a program of singing and Bible message, followed by a simple Japanese food lunch and fellowship time. Please RSVP to Rev. Becky Hirata so that food may be prepared.

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Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 PM.

The All Church Halloween Party is great fun for everyone. Kids will love games, crafts, snacks, costume parade, and Mystery Tunnel. Find a costume and join us for this Spooktacular Halloween Party.

For more information and to volunteer to help, please contact Rev. Janet Cromwell at 310-479-1379.

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Japanese Film Night

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM.

“Samurai Rebellion” (「上意討ち 拝領妻始末」) is a 1967 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. The film is based on Hairyozuma Shimatsu by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.

In the Edo period of Japan, in the year 1725, Isaburo Sasahara is a vassal of the daimyo of the Aizu clan, Masakata Matsudaira. Isaburo is the most skilled swordsman in the land, whose only rival in ability is his good friend Tatewaki Asano. Isaburo is in a loveless marriage with a shrew woman. One day one of the daimyo’s advisors orders Isaburo’s elder son Yogoro marry the daimyo’s ex-concubine, Ichi, even though she is the mother to one of the daimyo’s sons. With much trepidation, the family agrees. In time, Ichi and Yogoro find love and happiness in the marriage and a daughter Tomi is born.

The film is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

View the trailer here:

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Ohana: Families with Young Children

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 AM.

Rose Honda and Betsy Hiteshew will lead the parent conversation on the importance of play while the children learn about being uniquely made by God! Everyone will enjoy a potluck lunch at 11:30 AM.

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