Not Just Sunday Friends

At The Loft, we strive to truly be integrated into each other’s lives throughout the week. Our theology centers on the belief that spiritual growth and transformation happens when our community is in conversation. Conversation starts on Sunday mornings, but is taken to deeper levels in Loft Groups throughout the week. Please browse the group descriptions below to find one (or two or three!) that is right for you. Feel free to join at any time during the season and to “group hop” until you find the right fit.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Selby Parsonage
Drs. Carter
Discussion Leader: Alex Smith, Dr. Carter

What to expect: Conversation, some food, alcohol, and friendly people. We create a free-flowing conversation around Sunday topics that gets everyone involved.

If interested, contact Westley Garcia at [email protected].

Meets 1st and 3rd Monday at The Loft
Dr. Carter
Discussion Leader: We’re working on it : )

What to expect: The young adult group shares a meal and discusses topics relevant to their stage in life and faith journey. The group is open to anyone between the ages of 18-30, but we don’t card : )

If interested, contact Westley Garcia at [email protected].

Meets 3rd Wednesday (8pm) Ty London’s Home
Matt Parker, Ty London

What to expect: The men’s group is an opportunity for all people who identify as men to get together over food and drinks and hang out. The conversations are built around the themes of worship or current events.

If interested, contact Westley Garcia at [email protected].

Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday in
Culver City
Leaders and Hosts: Bobbi and Owen Shiflett, Lauren Miller

What to expect: Enjoy snacks and beverages and discuss Sunday topics, current events, and the joys and concerns of life. If you’re a fun professional living in or near Culver City, consider this a safe space to get all the worries off your chest, be encouraged, and celebrate what’s going well in life. This is a  kid-friendly space too, so feel free to bring the little ones as well!

If interested, contact Westley Garcia at [email protected].

Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday (12noon) Westwood Church Courtyard
Host: Everest Harvey
Everest Harvey

What to expect: A space for any and all queer-identifying folks to explore topics of spirituality, connection, and intersectionality at Westwood and beyond. 

If interested, contact Everest Harvey at [email protected].

The Social Justice Initiative was born out of a desire to better integrate ideas of justice, equity, and action into the daily ongoing of The Loft community. In many ways, it’s a continuation of our commitment to conversation and deconstruction/reconstruction, coupled with our affirmation to the sacred calling to be responsible stewards and to lovingly tend all that God has wrought, but in a more tangible way.

Our efforts range from local beach cleanups in partnership with Heal the Bay to lobbying Members of Congress for expanded immigration protections through the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. We don’t reinvent the wheel, choosing instead to partner with progressive organizations and collectively pursue a better world.

To get involved in any of the following efforts, contact Kathleen Rodgers or Joshua Edwards.

Our ongoing commitments and priorities include:
Science & Environment
LGBTQI & Reconciling
Women & Gender Justice
Homelessness & Poverty
Immigration & Sanctuary