Advent at Gateway Christian Church
The Advent season begins on Sunday, December 3rd. We prepare for the season with a time of decorating and a light dinner and movie on Saturday, December 2nd. We will be Hanging Greens at 4:30 p.m. and then have dinner at 6:00 p.m. We will watch "It's a Wonderful Life," and then our Artist-in-Residence, Rev. Jim McGrath, will share insights about the movie, inviting conversation as well. Join us.
Worship on Sunday, December 3rd will center around the theme of "Hope."
Sunday, December 10th will feature a choral cantata as the centerpiece of the worship celebration. We will also be having an auction of baked goods and other holiday items following worship.
On Sunday, December 24th, at 9:00 p.m. we will gather for a candlelight Christmas-Eve seervice.
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.