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As committed member of our local community, the Hollywood Adventist Church encourages our neighbors to grow nutritious and healthy food. To support this commitment, we operate a community garden on our church property.
Instead of growing all the food ourselves, we’ve opened the garden to be truly a community garden. For a small fee community members are able to rent a garden plot to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
This last summer the garden yielded a bountiful harvest and hosted many events. This coming season we plan to again rent out plots to members of the community. Stay tuned for info on how to get your own garden plot.
Hollywood Adventist Church has the opportunity to participate with several other neighborhood congregations in the Hollywood Week of Prayer. This is a special time to specifically pray for God’s leading in our community and our city. Prayer times will be hosted each evening, September 8–14, at various locations around town. We encourage you to check out the website to find a location near you, and join with our neighbors in prayer. www.laprayerweek.com
LA WEEK OF PRAYER. SEPTEMBER 8–14, 2013
Sept. 8th – Reality LA – Ty Nickleberry & Aubrey Seibert: http://realityla.com/
Sept. 9th – 7:30 – 9:30pm at Fusion – Jason Sobel
5000 Colfax Ave., Valley Village, CA 91601
Sept. 10th – HRock – Gabe Ahn:
Sept. 11th – One Church – Toure Roberts
Sept. 12th, 7:30 – 9:30pm – Radiance International – Jonathan Ngai: www.radianceinternational.org
Sept. 13th – 7 – 9pm at Hollywood Pres. and HPN
Scott Erdman and Karen Covell
http://www.fpch.org/ and http://www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org/
Sept. 14th – Faith in Christ Church Los Angeles – Pastor Erlinda: (1600 Morton Ave, LA, CA 90026)
We’re excited to renovate our church home over the next month. You’ll see some minor changes to our sanctuary and major changes to our restrooms! During the construction process, the downstairs restrooms will be closed but the outdoor restrooms are open (near the Fellowship Hall). Our new tenant, Ecclesia, is sharing the cost with us, but we still need to commit our own funds to this long-overdue project. If you can contribute to the remodeling, please note your donation on the Building Improvement line of your tithe envelope.
Here are some photos of Before and In Progress for the men’s bathroom:
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 www.sgamovie.com.
The trailer for the upcoming documentary feature "Seventh-Gay Adventists".
Producers/Directors: Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer
January 19, 2013.
Join the Hollywood Adventist Church and congregations around the United States as we focus on the peacemaking legacy of Jesus and the prophets, borne out in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Together, we will remember those who have been tragically lost to gun violence in our country.
Let us raise our voices for peace in our city!
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 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 Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Strength-Love-Martin-Luther-King/dp/0800697405/
On Wednesday evening, December 19, members of the Hollywood Adventist Church along with several other congregations connected via the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative, and LA Voice/PICO, met on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall for a prayer vigil against gun violence. The vigil was featured on NBC4′s nightly news.
There are several ways you can share the blessings God has given you this year with others. Please get involved with one or more of these incredible ministries!
Imagine LA Family Christmas
Each year we buy Christmas presents for our Imagine LA family and other families in our community. We have just been matched with our new family so we are excited to share a Christmas blessing with them. Please watch the Christmas tree in the coming weeks for a chance to buy a present for one of our friends!
Communities of Hope
This Advent and Christmas we are partnering with our friends in Burundi and their organization called Communities of Hope. Next week, Claude Nikondeha will be sharing about the current work in Burundi and how we can be involved. Our goal for this Advent is to raise $660 to support a marginalized group of Batwa people in Bubanza. They are working on building a school for their children and wells for clean water. To give to this project please mark your donation “Communities of Hope.”
My Friend’s Place
Our neighbors at My Friend’s Place are collecting holiday gifts for the youth that drop in. They are in need of $5 store gift cards, $5 fast food gift cards, Metro tokens or TAP cards and new hoodies. If you would like to give any of these items you can purchase them and contact Natalie Schaffer at (323) 908-0011 x 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your donation.
Cause for Celebration
Another friend in our community helps run a non-profit that provides a fun birthday party for children who would not otherwise get a birthday party due to their circumstances. If you would like to provide a Christmas present for one of the children they work with, you can bring an unwrapped toy and place it in the box in the foyer between now and Christmas.
Please choose one or more of these opportunities and make this season a time of sharing God’s love with others in tangible ways!