Community Groups

Community Groups

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Gold Line Church community groups provide places for us to connect, study the bible, pray for one another, and serve our neighbors. Current Community Groups: Monday Night Pasadena  – Michael Waldrop (michaelwaldrop@fuller.edu) Tuesday Night Highland Park – Elena Muruato (muruatoelena@gmail.com) Wednesday Night Hollywood – Megan Kelly (meg.e.kelly@gmail.com) Friday Night Pasadena – Nate Collins (nathanael.collins@gmail.com)

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Good Friday 2017

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Join us for our Good Friday service at 7pm, Friday, April 14th at 115 N. Ave 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Come early at 6:30 for quiet contemplation and self-guided meditation on the stations of the cross. On Good Friday we reflect on the reconciling death of Jesus Christ, which demonstrated his unwavering obedience to the Father and his deep love for all of humanity. View the rest of our Holy Week schedule here.

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Easter 2017

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Christ is risen! Celebrate with us & experience the life-giving power of the resurrection! Easter Sunday Service with Holy Communion –  April 16 at 10 am Easter Egg Hunt for the kids after the service Enjoy Breakfast before the service Easter Lunch – Potluck after the service at the Parish House Location: 115 N. Ave 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (the building directly behind Iglesia De La Comunidad) Time: 10:00am

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Palm Sunday 2017

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Join us this Palm Sunday as we reenact Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and remember his Passion and death. This Sunday is the start of Holy Week, the climax of the Christian liturgical year which leads us to Christ’s Resurrection. Come a little early to join the procession of Palm branches! See photos from last year’s celebration here. Date/Time: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10 AM Location: Rear building of Iglesia De La Comunidad, 115 N Ave. 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (childcare provided)

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Ash Wednesday Service

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Next Wednesday, we’ll begin our spiritual preparation for Easter. Join us as we begin Lent (a season of fasting, prayer, and charity) with a special Ash Wednesday service. (Nursery provided). Date/Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 PM Location: Gold Line Church – Rear building of Iglesia De La Comunidad, 115 N Ave. 53, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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What’s the Big Deal about Baptism?

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If you have spent even a little time around our church, you’ve probably noticed we make a really big deal about baptism. Somehow it comes up in almost every sermon. On some Sundays we have special moments where we “renew our baptismal vows.” And we mention baptism every Sunday at communion. Actually, our obsession with baptism isn’t unique. Most Christians throughout the centuries have shared the same preoccupation. Sunday after church, we are going to have 20-minute class about baptism. This class will be helpful for those who have already been baptized—but want better understanding of what happened in their baptism. This class will also be great for those who are considering being baptized or having their children baptized or even understanding why someone would want to have their children baptized. (Many of us grew up in churches that did not baptize babies or small children so the idea seems foreign to us). On Sunday we’ll take some time to go deeper into the Church’s teaching on baptism. Hopefully you can stay around for this brief teaching segment as we discuss a theology that is so central to the life the Church and every Christian believer.

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Jesus & Gentrification: Securing your Future in the Neighborhood

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Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the bushel small and the shekel great, and practice deceit with false balances, buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and selling the sweepings of the wheat.” The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Amos 8:4-7 Because our church is in Highland Park, a neighborhood that is experiencing gentrification, people often ask me if our church has a stance on gentrification. The “g-word” can be pretty controversial subject. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, the following paragraph from PBS.org is helpful description. “Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district’s character and culture. The term is often used negatively, suggesting the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact varies.[1]” That last sentence helps to articulate why gentrification is a controversial topic. It’s really complex. And we humans tend to reduce and over-simplify. We like to make clear distinctions, identify with our subgroups, and demonstrate why we are the ones who are on the right side of history. Words like “gentrification” are invented by people …

Work with us! A new position is available at Gold LIne Church for Administrative Assistant.

We’re Hiring an Administrator!

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JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for a qualified person to lead in the areas of Administration and Systems Development. Your contribution will enable our church to better love and serve the community! Responsibilities: ● Assist ministry team leaders with organization, process building, planning, and schedules. ● Create useful systems of information and find creative solutions to administrative problems ● Participate in the ongoing development of vision and strategic planning for each ministry’s growth ● Aid in the management of information within the computerized database system (book/record keeping) ● Manage logistics of programs, events and retreats ● Appropriately engage with and assist in communication (mailings, email, website, phone calls, Facebook, twitter, etc.) ● Anticipate administrative needs of each ministry; efficiently respond to the administrative needs of each ministry ● Assist in managing budgets ● Fulfill other duties as assigned The best candidates for this job will be… Passionate – about our vision, about loving Jesus and others, and seeing a community grow that teaches others to do the same. Arrangers – they can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity. Disciplined – they appreciate routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create. Maximizers – they are looking take good systems and make them into great systems. They know their organizational contributions will bring about group excellence. Their work is rewarding because it maximizes others’ productivity. A Ministry Position? The administrator’s role will be central …

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The Highland Theater: Another Reason We Love Our Neighborhood

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by Matthew Aughtry As soon as you get off the Highland Park Metro stop you can see a large sign cresting above the buildings on Figueroa. Just two simple words: Highland Theater. At night the neon sign lights up. It’s the kind of sign you’d expect to see in New York or Chicago in a movie set in the 1940s and it’s beautiful. The theater opened in 1925, so it’s certainly a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Not only does it have the iconic sign on top of the theater, it also boasts a marquee that juts out from the theater, another classic feature. Los Angeles certainly has its fair share of amazing movie theater options—everything from the vintage movie palaces of yesteryear, to the event-driven cinemas of the 1970s, to the latest high-tech options of the modern era. Highland Theater isn’t really any of these things (though they do have bits of all—including the latest in digital projection technology). Yet, it has something that these other options lack—a strong connection to the neighborhood. Highland Theater is not shoved into some far-off suburban corner with a giant parking lot, nor is it only surrounded by other businesses. The theater is walking distance from many homes and apartments in the area. Not only is it accessible to the people in the neighborhood, it’s also frequented by many of them. Many nights I’ve driven by the theater and seen a line stretching back about ten yards or so. Most of the new releases come through here so people don’t have to drive anywhere …