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.


Lent is a time of pilgrimage as we gather in community to retell the story of how Jesus’ spiritual path of radical compassion transformed his community in ways that made the religious and political establishment deeply uncomfortable. What would compel someone to give their life over to the pursuit of love and justice for their community? We invite you to join us in The Loft during this lenten season as we explore the inward journey, the spirituality of Jesus that seemingly led him to the cross. Worship will be shaped around the idea of pilgrimage. Dr. Carter will use wisdom from Howard Thurman’s Inward Journey; we encourage you to use Thurman’s book as devotional reading through Lent; it’s formatted in short chapters suited to daily reading.