About Us

Welcome to West LA UMC

West Los Angeles United Methodist Church provides a safe place to worship God, grow in faith, and serve others. Come to church to make friends and get connected to a ministry that enables you to express your Christian faith.
View of the Sanctuary

Worship God

Sunday Worship
In English at 9:30 AM
(Nursery care provided.)
In Japanese at 1:00 PM

Holiday Worship Services
Special services are held on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.  Periodically our English and Japanese language congregations come together for combined worship services.

Fellowship Time
You are invited to have a cup of coffee and a sweet treat at 10:30 AM in the Social Hall.

Baptism and Communion
Persons of all ages are invited to be baptized and receive communion.


Grow in Faith

Sunday School
Classes are held for children Age 3 through 12th Grade.  Children and youth participate in the beginning of worship and are then invited to attend their age-level classes.

Bible Studies
Study groups are held throughout the week to reflect on the scriptures and theology.

Book Discussions
Short-term Reading Groups focus on important topics for personal spiritual growth.

Intergenerational Activities
Working side-by-side, children and adults share meals, work on projects, and share faith stories.

Vacation Bible School
Children enjoy learning Bible stories, singing, creating art and science projects, and discovering God’s love during the annual Vacation Bible School.


Serve Others

West LA UMC members actively engage in missions in LA and beyond.  You are welcome to cook dinner for homeless veterans, renovate homes through Habitat for Humanity, prepare meals with Rise Against Hunger, assemble toiletry bags for low-income students, and so much more!

Social Action Commission
Get Involved and make a difference by purchasing Fairly Traded products, learning to conserve natural resources, and living a full life without a lot of “stuff”.

Youth Service Projects
With adult help, the Youth prepare meals for low income families at Thanksgiving, host a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt, and assist with Vacation Bible School.

All this and more happens at West LA UMC!