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Watch Our Worship Services Live Online!

Originaly Posted on April 11, 2014

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 this page. Services are streamed online at 11 a.m. (PST) every Saturday.

In addition to the live stream of our service you can check out our archive of past services on our YouTube channel and share Hollywood’s worship with your family and friends around the world!

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Advent & Christmas at Hollywood!

Originaly Posted on December 11, 2013

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 advent in poetic reflections on the hymn, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.

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The Underground

Originaly Posted on December 9, 2013

The Underground Room

If you are young at heart and want to experience God in an authentic fresh way, you are invited to join us at Club Underground on Friday nights (doors open at 8pm). Club Underground is a worship encounter hosted by our young adults with a lounge club vibe. We start the evening off with a light meal or refreshments and time to interact. We end our evening with a devotional thought and discussion. Our encounters are hosted by different young adults each week so our devotionals take many different forms as each of the individual use their God given creativity to guide guests into a fresh experience with our Lord and Savior.

Free parking is available in the church lot. The club entrance is located on Hollywood Blvd. After parking use the side walk to walk around to the Hollywood boulevard side of the building.

A movie projected in the Underground Room at Hollywood Adventist Church

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Apocalypse 2013!

Originaly Posted on July 8, 2013

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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 Man of Steel preached by Eugene Abano. Watch the video online:

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Seventh-Gay Adventists Screening at Hollywood

Originaly Posted on January 8, 2013

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 Bell.

This film follows the stories of three gay and lesbian Adventists as they struggle to be true to themselves and their faith.The film is set in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the fastest growing denomination in the United States, but the film’s themes of belonging, identity, and wrestling to know who you are and how you relate to your faith has been resonating with viewers around the country who can’t tell their Adventists from their Mormons. This intersection of faith and sexuality is at the core of many conversations political, religious, and family conversations today, and this film offers viewers the opportunity to experience the spiritual journey of a gay person of faith.

For more information please visit the web site at

Seventh-Gay Adventists – Trailer from Stephen Eyer on Vimeo.

The trailer for the upcoming documentary feature "Seventh-Gay Adventists".

Producers/Directors: Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer

Seventh-Gay Adventist Film Poster

Seventh-Gay Adventist Film Poster

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The Strength to Love Reading Group

Originaly Posted on December 27, 2012

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 meet in person later in January when we’ve had a chance to read the book.

About the book: In these short meditative and sermonic pieces, some of them composed in jails and all of them crafted during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights struggle, Dr. King articulated and espoused in a deeply personal and compelling way his commitment to justice and to the intellectual, moral and spiritual conversion that makes his work as much a blueprint for Christian discipleship today as it was then.

You can buy your own copy of Strength to Love online at

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Dancing in the Spirit

Originaly Posted on December 11, 2012

Jetaun dancing.

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 N. Van Ness in Hollywood.

For more information contact Jetaun at 323-642-7617 | |

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The Line Film Screening

Originaly Posted on September 14, 2012

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 struggling every day to make it above The Line.

We will be screening this film at the church on Wednesday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. Please plan to join us!

Visit for more information.

Watch the trailer:

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Apocalypse 2012: The Revelation of God in Popular Culture

Originaly Posted on September 14, 2012

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 there. Several of these sermons were preached by members of our congregation.

Read Ryan’s journal about this series.

Podcasts are available for a few of these sermons—check them out below!

When What is True is Not Pure (Introduction)
Philippians 4:8,9. Ryan Bell. July 28.

True Grit
Romans 7:14–20, Eugene Abano. August 4.

The Nightmare before Christianity (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Exodus 32:1–6, Gibbons Alty. August 11.

Hungering For Righteousness (The Hunger Games)
Matthew 5: 1-12, Ryan Bell. August 18.

Be Changed by the World (This American Life)
Acts 17:24–28, Brian Lauritzen. August 25.

Breaking Bread (Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution)
Mark 6:30–44, Alburn and Kelsy Binkley. September 1.

Dancing with God
Genesis 1:1–5, Julia Alty with Zoe Bell, dancer. September 8.

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Easter Services 2012

Originaly Posted on April 5, 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 reflection on God’s death and absence and end with a the glorious good news of Christ’s resurrection. We hope to see you this weekend!

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