Our congregation addresses important issues facing our community and the world by engaging in projects that assist persons beyond our church doors. We are currently engaged in the following service to others:
Camp Colby Ranch Work Retreat
In October 2019, 22 church members and friends volunteered to restore parts of our United Methodist Camp by painting historic cabins and clearing hiking trails.
Habitat For Humanity
Church members and friends have hands-on opportunities to build homes for low-income residents in Culver City.
PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)
Teams of people prepare dinner for the veterans living in the West Los Angeles PATH shelter, where residents receive temporarily housing while starting jobs and organizing their new lives.
Missionary to Japan
We raise funds to support a United Methodist Missionary in Kobe, Japan. Rev. Claudia Genung Yamamoto is engaged in working with lower income population in the 100 year old mission established by the legendary Toyohiko Kagawa.
Environmental awareness and action is central to our Christian mission. We work with members of the church to encourage the recycling at home as well as at church. Activities include on site collection of paper, plastic, bottles and aluminum as well as batteries, small electronics and printer cartridges.
We have presented forums on topical issues with the intent of showing the connection between our faith and our communities.
Ralph’s Community Contribution Card
West LA UMC participates in Ralph’s Community Contribution Program. Members and friends register their Ralph’s cards on-line each year, beginning September 1. A percentage of all Ralph’s purchases are donated to the church, providing funds for outreach. It is simple to register using the church’s scan-bar and your Ralph’s card. Remember, this is a community service provided by Ralph’s at no cost to participants!