FAQS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Hollywood Campus:
6817 Franklin Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028
-- at the northwest corner of Highland and Franklin, in the heart of Hollywood

North Campus:
4301 Cahuenga Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

-- at the corner of Whipple and Cahuenga Blvd

Hollywood Campus:
We have a large parking lot on site, and overflow parking is available across the street at Hollywood and Highland.

North Campus:
Free parking all around the campus.

Hollywood Campus:
Worship service begins at 11:00 am on Sundays.

North Campus
Is currently on a winter hiatus and should have new update service information by Spring 2017.

Nursery care is available at the Hollywood Campus on Sunday's from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and at the North Campus on Sundays coming Spring 2017.

Our worship services typically run one hour, blending traditional and contemporary worship elements.

Dress comfortably. Some of our members dress up for church, and some wear shorts and t-shirts.

We are a mid-sized congregation; small enough to maintain a sense of family but large enough to offer a variety of programs to our members, visitors and the surrounding community. We have about 250-400 in worship each Sunday at the Hollywood Campus. At the North Campus, we have 35-60 in worship on Sundays.

Our communion table is open. All are welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper. At HUMC, we celebrate Eucharist on the first Sunday of every month during the worship service, and all other Sundays after the completion of the worship service at the Hollywood Campus. Communion is served by intinction, in which the bread is dipped in the grape juice and both are taken together.

No. In order to maintain an open communion table and to not exclude those who do not drink alcohol, we serve grape juice.

Hollywood UMC offers a number of opportunities in which to get involved and make a difference, from teaching or ushering on Sunday mornings, to music and the arts, and a variety of mission opportunities. Feel free to contact the office if you would like more information.

Hollywood UMC seeks to live out the gospel by making a difference in the community. For details about our outreach activities and to learn how you can help, see the “Get Involved” section of this website.

Hollywood UMC is an inclusive community where all are welcome. To learn more about how to join our church as a member, see the “New Here” tab on the Home page.

Hollywood UMC has an active children’s ministry with a variety of activities and programs, including education, music and fellowship. Please see Children's Ministry's page. For more information, contact Kevin McCloskey our Children's Ministry Coordinator.

There are often activities on Wednesday nights, such as choir practice and small group study opportunities (child care is available). In addition, there are other small group opportunities at various times throughout the year. Please check our online calendar for the most up to date information.

The vision for Hollywood United Methodist Church as “a sanctuary of hope” began back in 1909 when the first congregants started to organize. See our History page for more info.

Hollywood UMC has a long history of support for those affected by HIV/AIDS. In 1986, Lyle Loder, an active member of the congregation shared that he was living with AIDS. In 1987, Lyle was the first of the HUMC family to die of complications of this disease, and 34 others have followed him. A memorial plaque inside the church narthex carries their names. On World AIDS Day, December 1, 1993, members of HUMC fashioned two giant AIDS ribbons and attached them to the tower of the church. More permanent ribbons replaced them and were mounted on the tower in 1996. These ribbons were repainted and dedicated on June 14, 2004.

The United Methodist Church is open to all persons who seek to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. In acknowledging our oneness with all of God's creation, a reconciling congregation invites gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) persons to share our faith, our community life and our ministries. But it does not stop there. A reconciling congregation affirms the same for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, economic status, or physical or mental condition. We at HUMC seek to be an inclusive congregation. We proclaim our commitment to seek reconciliation of all persons to God and to each other through Jesus Christ.

Well-known ecclesiastical architect Thomas P. Barber designed the Sanctuary of the Hollywood Campus in the English Gothic Revival style with varying ornamentation and high artistic values. Barber's principal inspiration for using the style was Westminster Abbey in England.

Conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood and Toluca Lake, both Hollywood UMC campuses offer a variety of spaces suitable for filming. Our facilities have been used for filming a number of productions, including the movies Jarhead, Sister Act, Back to the Future, Big Momma’s House, Ed Wood and Anger Management. For more information about filming at either campus of Hollywood UMC, email filmlocations@hollywoodumc.org.

The Oaks School is a non-profit educational institution (private K-6). Although not affiliated with Hollywood UMC, a collegial relationship is enjoyed between the church and school communities. www.oaksschool.org

Click here for detailed information: Governance Structure.pdf. If you have any questions
about the Governance Board, email GovernanceBoard@hollywoodumc.org. If you are interested in serving on the Board, complete an Application and return it to Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma and the Governance Board. Scan it and email it to them directly or mail it to the church office at: 6817 Franklin Ave, Hollywood CA 90028.

We do indeed offer parking for Hollywood Bowl Events in our lot, and we offer 'Easy In- Easy Out' with no stacked or blocked parking.
The cost ranges from $10 - $30 depending on the event.
Please click here for more information about Hollywood Bowl Event Parking at Hollywood United Methodist Church!