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Youth Activities

Youth Activities Youth are a core part of Grace UMCLA. Youth are enrolled in 6-12th grades, and at Grace UMCLA, we are committed to offering great activities geared to youth needs and interests. Sunday School is offered each week at 9:45-10:45 a.m., Dance Ministry rehearses September - June, Youth Ushers serve on each 4th and 5th Sundays, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship group meets on 5th Sundays at 9:45-10:45 a.m. Community service projects, away camps, and fun excursions

Vacation Bible School at Grace UMCLA

Vacation Bible School at Grace UMCLA Vacation Bible School is a week-long Bible Study program for all ages. Traditionally, the program begins with an opening song, prayer and  light supper followed by classroom instruction. Classes for children and youth include Bible stories, games and activities. Classes for adults and seniors vary from arts and crafts to Bible Study. This year's theme was "I've Got Talent."  Adults explored how to combine their faith in their work outside of the

Music brings us together in Worship

Choirs at Grace UMCLA Music is an essential tool for expression of Christian faith for all ages. At Grace UMCLA, music is central to our worship celebrations. Our music ministry features the following groups: a children's choir (known as Grace Notes), a Praise Team that opens worship each Sunday, Voices of Grace that sings traditional and contemporary gospel, Chancel Choir that focuses on anthems and spirituals, and the Men's Choir (known as The Chordsmen). Choir members form a

Valentine’s Day Celebration at Grace UMCLA

Valentine Sunday is a special for everyone at Grace UMCLA. The Marriage Ministry at Grace UMCLA sponsors a gala event each year on the Sunday closest to Valentine's Day. First, during our worship celebrations at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., all married couples stand at the chancel area and Rev. Hill leads a vow renewal ceremony. Rev. Hill and First Lady Allyson give each couple a special gift at the end of the ceremony. Second, a Valentine luncheon,

Wedding Venue at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Weddings at Grace UMC Host your upcoming event at Grace United Methodist Church in our beautiful sanctuary that seats 300 people. Our Fellowship Hall will seat 175 people at tables and it has a fully equipped modern kitchen. A Great Place for All Celebrations Whether it is a graduation dinner, birthday party, baby shower, wedding, retirement luncheon or dinner, or family reunion, Grace United Methodist Church is an attractive venue! Contact Kelly Gilmore, church administrator, to arrange a

Farewell to International Singer

Yoshika Kitanani, gospel/jazz singer, who studied with the Voices of Grace Choir director, Melida Smith, sang with the Voices of Grace Choir at Grace UMCLA. She was recognized during worship on her last Sunday at Grace UMCLA before returning to her native Japan. Grace UMCLA is a destination for visitors as a spiritual home away from home. College students, transplants from other regions of the U.S., and international visitors have found our congregation to be warm, friendly and

Freedom School Sponsored by Grace UMCLA

In collaboration with Children's Defense Fund, Grace UMCLA sponsored a program for boys and girls entering 6th grade that focused on reading books about important historical figures in African-American history. The goal of the program was to build self-esteem, intellectual curiosity, love of learning and group engagement skills. Young adult college students and graduates were employed as "servant leaders" to lead games, songs and activities. Church members and community leaders volunteered to read aloud to the group on

Hip Hop Cafe – HIV Prevention Event

Hip Hop Cafe - HIV Prevention Event The Grace UMCLA HIV/AIDS Empowerment and Education Project aims to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic in our community and around the world. The Hip Hop Cafe gives expression to our youth and young adults who use music, song, dance and spoken word to deliver powerful prevention messages. In addition to this event, Grace UMCLA has hosted on-campus mobile HIV/AIDS instant testing and community seminars featuring medical professionals, researchers, sociologists and pastors. Our

How do you give back to others?

The most important thing to remember about giving back to others, is that is and should always be