The arts are important to the Purple Church. After all, we’re purple! Purple is an artsy color. Beyond the color, though, is a deeply rooted belief that our lives, our worship, our community, and our expressions of belief should be beautiful. God is the original creator, calling us to live artful lives of creation and beauty.
This commitment to art takes many forms in this community. Some of our members have shown in local galleries. Others are active filmmakers. There are musicians, graphic designers, liturgists, photographers, painters, actors, and teachers at Hollywood Adventist Church. Together we desire to reveal Christ’s beauty and mission through our creative work. Through God’s Spirit, our lives become living worship.
Recent Arts News
If you are 18-to-30-something, we invite you to connect with old friends and make new ones at our young adults group. Each Friday night at 8 p.m. we host Friday Nights @ The Underground in the downstairs Underground Room. This is a fun way to bring in the weekend with movie nights, game nights, barbecues […]
This July brings us our yearly Apocalypse sermon series. Despite what some movies might have you think, “apocalypse” actually means revealing or revelation (not the end of the world). Members of our congregation take turns looking closely at popular culture to reveal God’s presence there. The first sermon in this series is on the film […]
Seventh-Gay Adventists: a film about faith on the margins Join us on Saturday evening, February 16 from 7–10 p.m. for a screening of the new film, Seventh-Gay Adventists: a film about faith on the margins. The filmmakers, Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer will be on hand to answer questions in a discussion moderated by Pastor Ryan […]
Pastor Ryan will be leading a group through the book, Strength to Love, by Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/groups/452799664780154/ where some of the conversation will be held. If you’re not on Facebook, email Pastor Ryan to let him know you want to be a part of the group. We will […]
We are excited that dance instructor, Jetaun DeArman, will be offering a movement class designed to free your body, inspire your soul and uplift your spirit. All levels welcome. Ages 16 and older. Pay what you can. Classes will be held on Mondays, beginning January 7, from 7–8 p.m. at the Hollywood Adventist Church, 1711 […]
The Line is a short film which documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are […]
We’ve recently concluded the 2012 edition of our annual Apocalypse sermon series. This sermon series focuses on the revelation of God in art, film, music and other aspects of pop culture. As a missional community we believe it is important to look at our culture with a spiritual eye to see and hear God’s presence […]
Please join us for our annual Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, April 6 in the Fellowship Hall. This is always a very special and sacred service where we read and reflect on scriptures about the final moments of Jesus’ life. The next day, on Sabbath morning, we will begin with a […]
On Thursday, August 4, 2011 our new freeway sign was installed! This sign has been dilapidated and broken for many years now, even though the sign is one of the most visible signs in our neighbourhood. Everyday, thousands of people drive south on the 101 Freeway, and along Hollywood Blvd., past our church and see […]