Welcome to Westwood


Westwood United Methodist Church is a Christian community where all people are welcome, and is focused on becoming and making disciples committed to justice, kindness and walking humbly with God.
We welcome and affirm our ministry with all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, economic status, disability, gender, marital status or sexual orientation, from first-time visitor to lifetime member.
We seek to understand and carry out God’s will, bearing witness to Christ’s compassion and embracing the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We foster spiritual growth in all persons — children, youth, and adults; through individual and corporate prayer and study, worship of God, nurturing relationship, and participation in ministries of justice and mercy at home and in the global community.
ALL ministries of Westwood UMC are available to ALL people.

1. Join us at one of our two unique gatherings on Sunday at 10am. The Sanctuary is a sacred gathering with traditional liturgy, a thoughtful message, and resounding organ, while The Loft is an innovative gathering with spiritual conversation, creativity, coffee, and music for those willing to re-think church. Click here for a map.


Every Sunday, we offer a dynamic Children’s Church for birth-5th graders. Click here to learn more.

2. Stop by the Welcome Table. When you attend a Sunday gathering, we invite you to fill out Connection Card and drop it off at the Welcome Table where you can pick up a bag of gourmet coffee as our gift to you.

3. Sign up for the Welcome Breakfast. On the 3rd Sunday of each month (8:50-9:30am), Pastor John Woodall hosts a breakfast in Cafe W. This is an excellent opportunity for you and your family (children are welcome) to hear about the vision of the church, ask questions, and meet new people. Breakfast is on us! Sign up at the Welcome Table for the next scheduled breakfast or contact Sabrina at 310.474.4511 or sabrina@westwoodumc.org.

4. Check out Follow Up on Sundays at 11:30am. After The Sanctuary or The Loft, grab a cup of coffee and join us for Follow-Up. This weekly class is taught by a variety of informative speakers focused on a different topic each week. Four times a year, we invite noted authors or speakers to join us for a special session, and other weeks are taught by our knowledgeable staff and leaders. Check the Sunday Worship Guide for the location, which is usually in Wesley Room or the Fellowship Hall.