Groups &
Community Life

Groups &
Community Life

Groups & Community Life

Not Just Sunday Friends

At The Loft, we strive to truly be integrated into each others’ 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 anytime during the semester and to “group hop” until you find the right fit. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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If you’d like to see what Loft groups are meeting online this week, CLICK HERE. For more information, please contact Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org.

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Every Other Tuesday (7:30pm).
Hosts: Allison and Jeff Arnold
Discussion Leader: Alex Smith
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What to expect: Conversation, pizza, alcohol and friendly people – not necessarily in that order. Jeff and Allison are experts at welcoming people into their home, as are their two adorable doggies! We create free flowing conversation around Sunday topics that gets everyone involved. Our motto is: not all problems can be solved, but all problems can be discussed on Tuesday nights!
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Will resume when public gatherings can happen safely.
Leaders and Hosts: Bobbi and Owen Shiflett
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What to expect: Enjoy a potluck dinner 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.
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Every Other Wednesday (7pm)
Discussion Leaders: Emily and Josh Morales
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What to expect: This group is home to all the Lofters living or working on the eastside of town…and we like to eat! Come for dinner, fellowship and discussion about Sunday topics. Spoiler alert: we occasionally watch videos together too! We want to truly “do life” together and we’d love it if you joined us!
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Monthly on a Thursday (8:30pm) Culver City.
Host & Leader: Tim Hooten
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What to expect: If you identify as a dad with infants thru school-age kiddos, bring a bevvie to share for a good hang while we solve the world’s problems or create new ones. Occasionally we’ll meet at a pub.
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Will resume when public gatherings can happen safely..
Host: Julia Black
Co-leaders: Julia Black & Whitney Unruh
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What to expect: This will be a time for those who identify as women in our community to connect outside of Sundays. Ladies, please feel free to invite your girlfriends outside of our community as well. We might read an article or discuss current events, but most importantly, let’s relax, drink wine, and enjoy each other.
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Every 1st Sunday of the Month (12pm)
Organizers: Joe Aumentado
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What to expect: Interested in learning more about the contributions of people of color theologians? Then join this group where we will read and listen to thought-provoking POC theologians and practitioners. ALL ARE WELCOME to be a part of these important conversations!
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org

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Will resume when public gatherings can happen safely.
Location: Bars/Restuarants typically in West LA
Organizers: Jasmine Shah, Brett Gibson, Westley Garcia, Whitney Unruh, Joshua Edwards, Julia Black, Jonathan Crisman
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What to expect: Okay, so, you know how you go out for a handful of drinks with friends on a weeknight? Well, this group is basically that. We don’t have structure beyond a start time, and even then it’s a drop-in type event. We meet up to hang out (and drink). And after a few, we have some pretty wild conversations; think social theory, institutional critique, quantum physics, pop culture, and sure, sometimes we talk about spirituality. But mostly, we’re there building relationships and forming friendships. So come join us!
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If interested, contact: Pastor Terence Hagans at terence@theloftla.org