COVID-19 & Westchester UMC


Westchester United Methodist Church is vigilantly monitoring the developing COVID-19/novel coronavirus situation.  We take the safety, health and well-being of all who worship, visit or attend events here on our campus very seriously.  It is with this in mind that we share the following:

In-person worship, all services, meetings, and gatherings have been cancelled at this time. We are following the

guidelines and best practices recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and are implementing new recommendations and best practices daily.   Pastoral care is available by contacting the church office at (310) 670-3777 or by contacting Pastor Lyda directly at 

May we lean into the goodness and love of God.  We are here for you.  


Here's our July 2020 Newsletter in the Time of COVID-19!  Check out what's going on here.


Sunday Mornings at 10:00 a.m., join us via Zoom for Breakfast Church!  It's informal and there is room for everyone at our virtual table. At Breakfast Church, we will explore scripture through questions and conversation. You are invited to grab your favorite breakfast goodies, a cup of coffee, grab your laptop, computer or smartphone and log in through a Zoom meeting invitation at 10:00 a.m.  On the first Sunday of each month, we will have virtual Communion during Breakfast Church.  For the Zoom Breakfast Church invitation, please email Pastor Lyda at


We also offer a worship service experience each Sunday via our YouTube Page.  In addition to our weekly worship services, our YouTube channel also has Pastor VLOGS, A Day in the Life of a Pastor During a Pandemic, and our soon to be released weekly Guided Meditations. Each Sunday's Worship is also posted on our Facebook page.  


Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth Worship Series!

We our worship series, Sacred Earth, Sacred Worth on begins on August 23rd and continues through September 27th.  What if we lived life truly connected to the origins of Creation and the Creator?  In the beginning, God created all things and called the originally "good."  In this series, we will explore the six essential ideas found in Creation Spirituality - a way of living within the community of earth that deepens our reverence for life, participates in the creativity of the cosmos, and develops our passion for justice and human transformation.  It compels us to lead lives of spiritual inquiry, creativity, and prophetic action as our sacred work in the world.

Sometimes we share fun stuff for people at home to make or use during our recorded worship.  For our worship on Sunday, August 23rd, we suggest that people create something new from playdough!  Click here for the link to a "make it yourself at home" playdough.  This week, you are invited to take a picture of your new creation and post it on our Facebook page - the link to our Facebook page is found above.  Click on this link to make your own walking stick - we talk about the paths in Creation Spirituality on September 6th.



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