Ash Wednesday Soup Supper and Service
We will begin the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 14th, with a soup supper at 6:30 p.m., with a service to follow. In our worship gathering, ashes will be available for those who wish. We will sing and pray, the choir will present an anthem, a message will be shared, and communion is open to all. Join us for the beginning of this annual journey.
Gateway Performance Series - Second Concert of the Season
The Gateway Performance Series (GPS) continues its 2018 Season by presenting a concert entitled, “Modern Music for Two Guitars,” on Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m.
The dynamic Sheu Pettit Duo (Connie Sheu and Adam Pettit) will present a concert featuring some of the most exciting music for two guitars by composers from three continents, including Ida Presti (France) and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Italy), as well as living composers Leo Brouwer (Cuba) and Clarice Assad (Brazil). The audience will get to witness how the kinetic energy generated from these compositions transforms into sonic beauty.
For more information, and to purchase tickets ($11 in advance online, $15 at the door), visit the Series website at www.gatewayperformanceseries.org .
Cinema Showcase - Wednesday, February 28th
The next gathering of Cinema Showcase will be on Wednesday evening, February 28th, with a showing of "Citizen Kane." 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.
Scripture as Theatre Workshop resumes on February 24th
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, February 24th, 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.
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.