There’s a rhythm to our lives. We spend five (or more) days at work looking forward to the weekend. Some of us work in the light and some of us work at night. Some of us even work all weekend long. Time is something that shapes and structures all of our existence. At the Hollywood Adventist Church we’re seeking to embrace a sacramental approach to time. As a result, we “do” time a little differently here. God’s Spirit is given space in our time to bring us into his rest, fellowship, and rhythm.
Christ remains with us every day, and not just on the weekends. As we go to work every morning (or evening) we go as God’s people sent on God’s mission. Even in our most ordinary days are made holy by the Spirit’s presence.
Every week we meet as a congregation for our worship on Saturday mornings. This is because we see Saturday as a sabbath space in our busy weeks. The Sabbath is a time for rest, recreation, and restoration for ourselves, our community, and ultimately the whole creation. This is a day where we choose to experience the rest that Christ offers us when he says, “Come unto me, all of you who are weary, and I will give you rest.” In Christ, we join with the Creator and say, “This is very good!”
There are three rhythms we observe once every month, and they all seem to involve eating: Communion, Potluck, and Vespers. On the first Sabbath of the month we have potluck; we all contribute food to a common meal after worship. Twice a month we have Fire Place Vespers. On the last Sabbath of every month we celebrate Holy Communion during the morning’s worship.
Following the seasons in Southern California can be a difficult task at times. Spring and Winter run together, Fire season slips in between Summer and Fall, and the weather is virtually the same year-round. Still, there are seasons and we catch a glimpse of rhythm throughout the year. Likewise, there is a rhythm to the church year. We celebrate the seasons of the church year at Hollywood: Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Our music, study, and preaching is informed by the unique themes and experiences of each season. From Advent until the Day of Pentecost we preach from the lectionary, and during Pentecost/Ordinary Time our services are more thematic and topical. Read more about the church year at Hollywood.
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK – We all have questions about God and religion. Yet as each of us grows in our spiritual journey, we see things from different perspectives. As a way to encourage dialogue, we’re going to post a new question each week from members of our congregation. Perhaps you’ll see something that you’ve […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are planning a very special Sabbath service for September 10 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. We will be joined by local imam Jihad Turk as we commend our shared Christian and Muslim value and practice of peacemaking to our members and our community. Join us on September 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. […]