Holy Week at Westwood


A gathering within Westwood United Methodist Church, The Loft is a Christian community where all people are welcome, and is focused on becoming and making disciples committed to justice, kindness and walking humbly with God. Unless noted, all gatherings are held at 10497 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA 90024. Click here for a map.

Parking: Abundant secure parking is available for all events at the church. It is located below Belmont Village, the building east of the Sanctuary. From Wilshire Blvd., use the driveway by the main steps in front of the Sanctuary and proceed under the overhang to the underground parking lot. Please observe the signs that identify which spaces are for church use. After parking, proceed to the stairwell and elevator located at the church end (west end) of the parking structure.

EASTER SUNDAY – March 27th

The Loft – 9am & 11am
Invite a friend to this innovative celebration of Easter with spiritual conversation, creativity, coffee, and inspiring music. Childcare will be available for infant – 3 years old.

The Sanctuary – 9am & 11am
Invite a friend to our traditional celebration of Easter with liturgy, an inspiring message, and resounding music including the Shaffer Organ. Childcare will be available for infant – 3 years old.

Easter Egg Hunt – 10am
Bring the kids to enjoy a bounce house and egg hunt with thousands of filled eggs. Feel free to bring your own basket, and we’ll have bags available as well.



The Loft – 10am
After beginning with a triumphal parade of palms from our children, we’ll end with an unconventional look at the political and religious contrast of this famous story. Music and media will punctuate the presentation and conversation elements. Children’s Church is available for infant – 5th grade each Sunday.

The Sanctuary – 10am
Join us as we begin the service with the traditional Procession of the Palms and surrounding fanfare. Sights will then turn towards Holy Week as the Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra present the “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré. Children’s Church is available for infant – 5th grade each Sunday.



Fellowship Dinner – 6pm
Communion Service – 7:15pm

Once again, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will be joining us for a joint dinner and service. Our communion service in the Sanctuary will commemorate the last night the disciples gathered with Jesus in the Upper Room. Childcare will be available for all ages.


GOOD FRIDAY – March 25th

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church – 12noon
Join us for a combined traditional service with the congregation of St. Alban’s located at 580 Hilgard Avenue in Los Angeles.

Westwood UMC – 7:30pm
Join us upstairs in The Loft for a theatrical presentation utilizing the classic themes of light and dark to engage the stations of the cross. This intense and reflective gathering ends as we observe the tradition of leaving in somber silence. Childcare will be available for all ages.



During Holy Week, we invite you to experience the Stations of the Cross through a collection of compelling artwork by Scott Erickson (Portland, Oregon) and the traveling show known as “God is in the Graffiti: A New Lens on Religious Symbols in Street Art,” which represents the work of Los Angeles graffiti artists presented with questions of religion, poverty, race and gender equality. Each station is a cross-section of elements, ideas, and objects leading us through a meditation of Jesus’ journey from the garden to the tomb.

Open in the Fellowship Hall:
Maundy Thursday, March 25th
Good Friday, March 26th
Easter Sunday, March 27th
Wednesday, March 30th (1-3pm)
Sunday, April 3rd