Kelsey using a video camera.

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

Watch Our Worship Services Live Online!

We are excited to offer streaming video of our Sabbath morning worship service. If you can’t make it to our church community in person on Saturday mornings, now you can join us in digital spirit on YouTube. Services are streamed online at 11 a.m. (PST) every Saturday. In addition to the live stream of our […]

Advent & Christmas at Hollywood!

Join us at 11 a.m. each Saturday as we celebrate the season of Advent. Be sure to join us Sabbath, December 14, for a special Christmas presentation titled “O Come Emmanuel”. Our children will join us in worship as we look back at Christ’s first advent. Then we will look forward to his second, future […]

Friday Nights @ The Underground

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 […]

Apocalypse 2013!

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 Screening at Hollywood

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 […]

The Strength to Love Reading Group

Pastor Ryan will be leading a group through the book, Strength to Love, by Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the Facebook Group at 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 […]

Dancing in the Spirit

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 Film Screening

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 […]

Apocalypse 2012: The Revelation of God in Popular Culture

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 […]

Easter Services 2012

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 […]