1) Where are you located?

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


Harmony – Toluca Lake Campus:
4301 Cahuenga Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

— at the corner of Whipple and Cahuenga Blvd

2) How do I get to HUMC and where do I park?

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


Harmony – Toluca Lake Campus:
Free parking all around the campus.

3) What time are worship services?

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


Harmony – Toluca Lake Campus
Is beginning it’s monthly 10:30 am Sunday preview services on May 21,  2017.  Please check this page for more upcoming dates.

4) Is nursery care available?

Nursery care is available at the Hollywood Campus on Sunday’s from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and at the Harmony – Toluca Lake Campus on Sundays 10 am to 12:00 pm.

5) What are the worship services like?
Our worship services typically run one hour, blending traditional and contemporary worship elements.



6) What should I wear?

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

7) What is the size of your congregation?
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 Toluca Lake Campus, we have 60-80 in worship on Sundays.
8) Can anyone participate in communion at HUMC?

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.

9) Do you serve wine during communion?

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

10) How can I get involved at HUMC?

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.

11) What types of outreach do you do?
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.
12) How do I become a member?

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.

13) What do you offer for my children?

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.

14) Are there any mid-week activities?

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.

15) When was HUMC founded?

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.

16) What is the significance of the Red Ribbon?
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.
17) What does being a “reconciling congregation” mean?
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.



18) Who was the architect of the current building known at the Hollywood Campus?

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.

19) How can I film on location at HUMC?

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.

20) What is The Oaks School?

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


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