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All Are Welcome Here

Originaly Posted on May 9, 2014

All Are Welcome

At Hollywood Adventist Church, “Where God’s Spirit is given space to change lives,” we are committed to the ongoing work of making that space fully inclusive.

God’s love is broader and deeper than we can fathom. Fellowship and membership in His church should, likewise, be open and generous. The redemptive power of Christ’s love extends to everyone regardless of age, race, class, sexual or gender identity. All are welcome in our church.

We embrace the challenge of being a diverse community, which encourages dialogue and welcomes questions, as we continue to identify the ways God is at work in all of our lives. We believe this will ultimately enrich us and be a witness for and a foretaste of the kingdom God intends to establish in the earth made new.

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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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Hollywood Week of Prayer

Originaly Posted on September 3, 2013

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.


Sept. 8th – Reality LA – Ty Nickleberry & Aubrey Seibert:

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:

Sept. 13th – 7 – 9pm at Hollywood Pres. and HPN
Scott Erdman and Karen Covell and

Sept. 14th – Faith in Christ Church Los Angeles – Pastor Erlinda: (1600 Morton Ave, LA, CA 90026)

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Bathroom Renovations

Originaly Posted on July 8, 2013

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:




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Five Deadly Sins of the Church

Originaly Posted on February 8, 2013
Five Deadly Sins of the Church
A sermon series presented at the Hollywood Adventist Church for the season of Lent, 2013.
Feb 16 — Looking in the Mirror – Ryan Bell
Feb 23 — Patriarchy & Heterosexism – Trisha Famisaran

Mar 2 — Racism and White Privilege – Jin Kim

Mar 9 — Nationalism & Militarism – Maury Jackson


Mar 16 – Consumerism & Ecology – Ched Myers

Mar 23 – Classism & Wealth Privilege – Ryan Bell

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil Against Gun Violence

Originaly Posted on December 21, 2012

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.

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Paradox Sermon Series

Originaly Posted on November 2, 2012

Many of us are drawn to faith in God because we hope it will solve some problems for us and make the difficult mysteries of the universe plain. Then we discover, when we’ve spent some time with God, where those mysteries come from—God. For several weeks in Fall Quarter 2012 we explored paradox as a central component of our faith. Learning to hold seemingly opposite truths in tension is essential for growth in God’s kingdom.

1. Seeking a God Who is Near and Far
Ryan speaks on Isaiah 55:6–9 in the first sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series. September 15, 2012.

2. The Paradox of Power
Ryan speaks on Philippians 2:1–11 in the second sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series. September 22, 2012.

3. The Paradox of Righteousness
Barry Barton speaks on Matthew 5:17–20 in the third sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “More Righteous Than the Pharisees”. September 29, 2012.

4. The Paradox of Faith and Certainty
Ryan Bell speaks on Galatians 2:19–21 in the fourth sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “Galatians 2:19–21″. October 6, 2012.

5. The Paradox of Praise & Lament
Ryan Bell speaks on the Psalms in the fifth sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “The Paradox of Praise and Lament.” October 13, 2012.

6. The Radical Act of Staying Put
Jen Prickett speaks on the book of Ruth in the final sermon in our Fall Paradox sermon series entitled “The Radical Act of Staying Put.” October 20, 2012.

7. Part of the Kingdom
Syd Shook speaks on Matthew 23:13, 23–26 for the seventh sermon in our Paradox series. October 27, 2012.

8. The Way of Love: God of Justice & Mercy
Ryan Bell speaks on Micah 6:6-8 in a sermon titled, “The Way of Love: God of Justice & Mercy” in our Paradox series on November 3, 2012.


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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Originaly Posted on April 11, 2012

We say that Jesus died for our sins. But what does this mean? How does it work? Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease God? To pay a penalty? To make some kind of cosmic point?

This Easter season, join us as we explore this challenging topic and its effect on our lives in a Sabbath sermon series.

April 14  Why Did Jesus Have to Die… and Why Does it Matter?

April 21  Someone Has to Pay! Christ our Substitute

April 28  I Would Catch a Grenade for You Christ our Inspiration

May 5  Kidnapped by the Devil Christ the Conqueror

May 12  The Grand Union Christ the Unifier

May 19  For the Life of the World

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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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