A typical Loft gathering includes at least four elements: music, conversation, prayer, and teaching. There is coffee, tea, and when the Covid pandemic eventually wanes, we will resume serving snacks as well. The gatherings take place in an intimate, casual and relaxed environment upstairs at Westwood Church. When you arrive, simply follow the signs pointing to The Loft. Click here for a map.

What sets us apart from traditional Christian worship services is that we prioritize conversation before, during, and after worship. There are usually one or two questions that community members are invited to discuss within small groups during worship. Sometimes we invite people to share the collective wisdom from their group discussion with the entire congregation. Please know that no one is required to share or even speak if they are not comfortable doing so. We invite you to pay attention to the promptings of your inner voice, and to only share when it feels right for you to do so.

Every Sunday, we offer a dynamic Westwood Kids program for birth-5th graders, and an active Grapple Group for 6th-12th graders.

COVID PRECAUTIONS We strongly encourage vaccination for all who are eligible; we also encourage you to activate Covid Notify on your phone.

PARKING The Loft at Westwood Church 10497 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

There is ample street parking available on Sunday mornings outside of the Warner Ave door. Abundant secure parking is also available in the parking structure located below Belmont Village.


In our society, sacred texts are seen, at best, as irrelevant and, at worst, as an excuse to incite violence, hatred, and division. So what value, if any, can sacred texts hold for us today?  And given the context in which they were written, what role, if any, should these texts play in forming our spiritual practices? For thousands of years, oral traditions and sacred texts were viewed as spiritual tools that helped individuals connect with the Divine and transcend themselves and their egos. There is an art to reading sacred texts, an art form that has been pushed aside since the onset of modernity. In this series, we will rediscover this lost art form within religious traditions. And while we will discuss formal religious sacred texts, we will also explore other sacred texts that inform our moral and spiritual practices, such as literature, art, film, and music.