Scripture as Theatre Workshop resumes on March 17th
The church is hosting weekly Saturday morning workshops devoted to the exploration and development of original theatre works based on or reflective of Holy Scripture. Continuing on Saturday, March 17th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., these workshops will be led by Gateway’s Associate Pastor and Artist-in-Residence Jim McGrath, a past winner of L.A. Theatre’s Ovation Award for playwriting, whose plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, The Director’s Company in New York, the Passage Theatre in Trenton, and the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.
The workshops are open to anyone who may be interested in participating in the creation of original theatre works from scripture. The workshops are not sequential, so that they may be attended individually on a one-time basis or weekly. The goal of the workshops will be to forge a creative alliance to develop original theatre works inspired by and communicative of scripture. There will be an exploration of all possible aspects of the theatre arts, including drama, music, dance, stage design, and the visual arts. The initial goals of this workshop would be to form an alliance between art and spirit and to explore unlimited possibilities.
The church is located at 11760 Gateway Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064. Phone number is 310-473-3191.
St. Patrick's Day Event - Saturday, March 17th
Join us for a fun evening of great food and entertainment on Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. We will be serving corned beef and cabbage, vegetables and more. Jim McGrath and friends will be providing us with wonderful Irish music, and will then invite us all to join in a sing along of familiar tunes. There is no charge for the evening, although a basket will be out for any who would like to make a donation. Come and join the fun.
Cinema Showcase - Wednesday, March 21st
The next gathering of Cinema Showcase will be on Wednesday evening, March 21st, with a showing of "Singin' in the Rain." We will begin the viewing of the movie at 7:00 p.m., and follow it with interesting facts and a fun time of discussion. Come enjoy the popcorn and this great movie.
Maundy Thursday Service - Thursday, March 29th
Jesus' last supper with his disciples is remembered through this evening service of music, readings and near-darkness. It is a reminder that the light of Christ can never be extinguished. The service starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 29th, and will include communion.
Gateway Performance Series - Third Concert of the Season
The Gateway Performance Series (GPS) continues its 2018 Season by presenting a concert entitled, “Spirit of Guitar,” featuring virtuoso Victory Mori on Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, and to purchase tickets ($11 in advance online, $15 at the door), visit the Series website at www.gatewayperformanceseries.org .
Art within the Church
One of the highlights of our Advent season was the creation of a work of art during one of our worship celebrations. Alexi Pyles, a member of our church, painted while the activities of worship went on around her. People were invited to get up and go and watch her progress during the singing of the carols. The finished creation is presented here.
Gateway Christian Church is a part of the movement called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On a national level we proclaim that we are "A Movement for Wholeness in a Fragmented World." In West Los Angeles, where our church family gathers for celebration, study and growing with one another, we strive to live out being a faithful part of that movement for wholeness.
Our tradition is founded upon the belief that we are all God's children. We live in that tradition as we openly welcome everyone. We celebrate communion weekly, and all are welcome to Jesus' table. Indeed, it is Christ who extends the invitation to the table, who meets us in that time, who offers his gifts of bread and cup to everyone. Join us in celebrating shared life in God, and join us at the table that is set for us.