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.  

100% of our Easter offering is dedicated to suicide prevention & awareness programs through Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.  You can donate to Suicide Prevention year round - simply write "suicide prevention" on the memo line of your check or donate online by clicking on our "On Line Giving" button.


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 Puppy Pastor Molly's Black History month sharing of her favorite stories about Women of Color!  Each Sunday's Worship is also posted on our Facebook page.  

"Dare to Dance Again" YouTube Worship Series

Our new worship series, Dare to Dance Again begins on Easter Sunday and will continue through May 23, 2021.  On a morning when all seemed lost, a stone rolled away to uncover the joy of all joys.  The shroud of death had become a veil for gladness, for celebration, for dancing.  What if we stopped trying to outrun one another in a race for things that do not matter in the end, and instead ran toward life and hope and all the joy we can accomplish together, daring to dance again?


This worships series is published weekly on Westchester United Methodist Church, Los Angeles', YouTube Channel.  


Here's our May Newsletter!  Check out what's going on here.