Documentary Screening: The Heretic
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Documentary Screening: The Heretic

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Mission Hills Summer Nights part 3 will take place on July 18th at 6:30 pm at Mission Hills Christian Church. We will be watching the new Andrew Morgan documentary The Heretic, which follows the work of Rob Bell! Discussion on the documentary to follow for anyone who wants to stick around.
Dinner & drinks will be provided.

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Mission Hills Community Garden Day
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Mission Hills Community Garden Day

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Join us in the Mission Hills community garden, a 100% organic free garden that provides fruits and vegetables for the San Fernando Valley. We want to partner with you and your family to expand the garden to bring healthy food and positive lifestyle inspiration to everyone in our community! 
On this garden day, we plan to construct a little free library that will provide and promote free books and reading resources. We will also be working on a Vertical Garden Project to promote bee populations in the San Fernando Valley. 
If your group, club, or organization is interested in volunteering or sponsoring a project with supplies or finances, you may do so here by purchasing a VIP Garden Sponsor ticket. This ticket will help us purchase supplies for constructing the gardens and the free little library! You can also request more information or get involved by contacting Kevin at k31704@student.ghchs.com or Ryan a mhccmail @ gmail.com.

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Special Guest: Marilyn Fiddmont
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Marilyn Fiddmont

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Join us on Sunday, June 24th as we welcome special guest, Marilyn Fiddmont! 

Marilyn S. Fiddmont is vice president of the Christian Church Foundation’s Southwest Zone and the Northeastern Zone that includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Marilyn joined the CCF in 2001, after previously serving the Coastal Plains area of the Christian Church in the Southwest. Marilyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and her Master of Divinity from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Marilyn and her husband Norman are both ordained ministers and active members of The Good Shepherd Christian Church in Houston, Texas.

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Mission Hills Spring Clean!
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Mission Hills Spring Clean!

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Join our community as we help beautify Mission Hills! We will meet at 9:30 AM at Devonwood Park off of Devonshire and our focus will be beautifying the Pacoima Spreading Grounds off of Devonshire near Mission Hills Christian Church!
All the cleaning supplies are provided, just bring your own gloves!
For more information, contact Rodney Gonzalez at 818-370-8348

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Summer Nights Campfire
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Nights Campfire

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We're back with for our third year of Summer Nights in Mission Hills!
This is a great opportunity to enjoy the summer with your friends and neighbors by enjoying smores and cold drinks by the campfire. Join us on the patio at Mission Hills Christian Church in Los Angeles! 

Everyone is invited to bring a snack or beverage to share with the community!

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Dr. Young Lee Hertig

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Join us on April 22, 2018 as we welcome special guest Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig to preach at Mission Hills Christian Church - Los Angeles. Young Lee Hertig is the Co-founder and Executive Director at ISAAC: Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity, a professor at Asuza Pacific University, and author of several books. Her passion involves knowledge-activism through transcribing, translating, and transmitting spiritual legacies.

Mark your calendars for her sermon "Crossing the Boundaries through Dialogical Encounters" on the Gospel of John 4:4-17 at Mission Hills!

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Special Guest: Xochitl Alvizo
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Special Guest: Xochitl Alvizo

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Join us on Sunday, April 15th as we welcome special guest, Xochitl Alvizo!
Feminist theologian and Christian identified -- Xochitl is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of Women and Religion and the Philosophy of Sex Gender and Sexuality at California State University, Northridge. Received her Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Boston University School of Theology. Her research is focused on Congregational Studies, Feminist Theology, and Ecclesiology specifically. Often finding herself on the boundary of different social and cultural contexts, she works hard to develop her voice and to hear and encourage the voice of others. Her work is inspired by the conviction that all people are inextricably connected and the good one can do in any one area inevitably and positively impacts all others.

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Mission Hills Food Truck Festival
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Mission Hills Food Truck Festival

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Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 4-8pm for our annual Spring Mission Hills Food Truck Festival!
There will be music, art, a petting zoo, and great food from local food trucks! Everything is free except purchasing food from a food truck or an item from one of our vendors! It is located on the corner of Devonshire and Lemona in the Mission Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA.

RSVP below or sign-up to be either sponsor or vendor!
For more information about volunteering or getting involved, contact us below!

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Easter Breakfast & Service
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Easter Breakfast & Service

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Join us at Mission Hills Christian Church for Easter Breakfast & Service on Sunday, April 1st!
Our breakfast is potluck-style so bring a dish or item to share! You can sign-up to bring a breakfast item by sending us a message through the button below!
Breakfast - 9am
Service - 10am

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Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles

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This is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in participating in dialogue about atheism, theism, theology, and philosophy in a group setting.
For 7 weeks, we will meet on Monday evenings at Mission Hills Christian Church from 7:00-8:00 PM. If you would like access to the online course, email mhccmail@gmail.com or DM us on Facebook. 

What to Expect from Peter Rollins' course:
You’ll get access to articles, podcasts, book excerpts, and videos - one for every day of Lent. These will introduce you to many of the greatest critiques of religion, from some of the most creative, intelligent and insightful thinkers our world has ever produced. In addition to this, each Sunday I'll provide a talk that you can watch live or later (they'll be available in audio and video format).

More information:
In the contemporary world, atheism is almost invariably viewed as opposed to the work and world of theology. At best they barely tolerate each other, while at worst they wage war.

This popular view could be said to be partially responsible for the current state of both. The former having largely been reduced to an adolescent cry on behalf of a crude positivism; the latter languishing in the basement of academic institutions as a discipline with as much insight and credibility as astrology.

Thankfully there have always been individuals who’ve grasped the profoundly theological dimension of atheism. Individuals who see the removal of atheism from theology as detrimental, not only to intellectual life but to the task of personal and political transformation. In recent years we only need think of people like Tillich, Bloch, Bonhoeffer, Weil, and Heidegger and Zizek.

Whether you identify as a theist, an atheist, agnostic or ignostic, Atheism for Lent provides a space for you to delve headfirst into the true theological expanse that is atheism. Submerging yourself in its life-giving, nourishing waters. By exploring atheism as a profane practice of theological purification, we will uncover its priestly power of exorcism. An exorcism powerful enough to cast out the religious dogmatism and festering fundamentalism that can lurk within our souls.

So forget forsaking chocolate, TV or tiddlywinks and get ready for an existential earthquake. Atheism for Lent is a Decentering Practice designed to envelop you in what many mystics call the 'Cloud of Unknowing'. It takes true courage to enter into that dark cloud. But, if you’re ready and willing, that darkness will be illuminating.

What to bring:
Bring an open mind and the expectation for a kind dialogue with a diverse group about important theological issues. If you're taking notes or creating art at home each week, bring your notes, questions, and ideas to share with the group.

Important to know:
A group ticket has already been purchased for whomever to have the opportunity to attend without needing to purchase an individual ticket. If you would like to support Peter Rollins' work, please support him on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/peterrollins.

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Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles

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This is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in participating in Peter Rollins' seven-week dialogue about atheism, theism, theology, and philosophy in a group setting.
For 7 weeks, we will meet on Monday evenings at MacLeod Ale Brewing in Van Nuys, CA from around 7:30-8:30 PM. If you would like access to the online course, email mhccmail@gmail.com or DM us on Facebook. 

What to Expect from Peter Rollins' course:
You’ll get access to articles, podcasts, book excerpts, and videos - one for every day of Lent. These will introduce you to many of the greatest critiques of religion, from some of the most creative, intelligent and insightful thinkers our world has ever produced. In addition to this, each Sunday I'll provide a talk that you can watch live or later (they'll be available in audio and video format).

More information:
In the contemporary world, atheism is almost invariably viewed as opposed to the work and world of theology. At best they barely tolerate each other, while at worst they wage war.

This popular view could be said to be partially responsible for the current state of both. The former having largely been reduced to an adolescent cry on behalf of a crude positivism; the latter languishing in the basement of academic institutions as a discipline with as much insight and credibility as astrology.

Thankfully there have always been individuals who’ve grasped the profoundly theological dimension of atheism. Individuals who see the removal of atheism from theology as detrimental, not only to intellectual life but to the task of personal and political transformation. In recent years we only need think of people like Tillich, Bloch, Bonhoeffer, Weil, and Heidegger and Zizek.

Whether you identify as a theist, an atheist, agnostic or ignostic, Atheism for Lent provides a space for you to delve headfirst into the true theological expanse that is atheism. Submerging yourself in its life-giving, nourishing waters. By exploring atheism as a profane practice of theological purification, we will uncover its priestly power of exorcism. An exorcism powerful enough to cast out the religious dogmatism and festering fundamentalism that can lurk within our souls.

So forget forsaking chocolate, TV or tiddlywinks and get ready for an existential earthquake. Atheism for Lent is a Decentering Practice designed to envelop you in what many mystics call the 'Cloud of Unknowing'. It takes true courage to enter into that dark cloud. But, if you’re ready and willing, that darkness will be illuminating.

What to bring:
Bring an open mind and the expectation for a kind dialogue with a diverse group about important theological issues. If you're taking notes or creating art at home each week, bring your notes, questions, and ideas to share with the group.

Important to know:
A group ticket has already been purchased for whomever to have the opportunity to attend without needing to purchase an individual ticket. If you would like to support Peter Rollins' work, please support him on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/peterrollins.

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Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles

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This is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in participating in Peter Rollins' seven-week dialogue about atheism, theism, theology, and philosophy in a group setting.
For 7 weeks, we will meet on Monday evenings at MacLeod Ale Brewing in Van Nuys, CA from 7-8PM. 

What to Expect from Peter Rollins' course:
You’ll get access to articles, podcasts, book excerpts, and videos - one for every day of Lent. These will introduce you to many of the greatest critiques of religion, from some of the most creative, intelligent and insightful thinkers our world has ever produced. In addition to this, each Sunday I'll provide a talk that you can watch live or later (they'll be available in audio and video format).

More information:
In the contemporary world, atheism is almost invariably viewed as opposed to the work and world of theology. At best they barely tolerate each other, while at worst they wage war.

This popular view could be said to be partially responsible for the current state of both. The former having largely been reduced to an adolescent cry on behalf of a crude positivism; the latter languishing in the basement of academic institutions as a discipline with as much insight and credibility as astrology.

Thankfully there have always been individuals who’ve grasped the profoundly theological dimension of atheism. Individuals who see the removal of atheism from theology as detrimental, not only to intellectual life but to the task of personal and political transformation. In recent years we only need think of people like Tillich, Bloch, Bonhoeffer, Weil, and Heidegger and Zizek.

Whether you identify as a theist, an atheist, agnostic or ignostic, Atheism for Lent provides a space for you to delve headfirst into the true theological expanse that is atheism. Submerging yourself in its life-giving, nourishing waters. By exploring atheism as a profane practice of theological purification, we will uncover its priestly power of exorcism. An exorcism powerful enough to cast out the religious dogmatism and festering fundamentalism that can lurk within our souls.

So forget forsaking chocolate, TV or tiddlywinks and get ready for an existential earthquake. Atheism for Lent is a Decentering Practice designed to envelop you in what many mystics call the 'Cloud of Unknowing'. It takes true courage to enter into that dark cloud. But, if you’re ready and willing, that darkness will be illuminating.

What to bring:
Bring an open mind and the expectation for a kind dialogue with a diverse group about important theological issues. If you're taking notes or creating art at home each week, bring your notes, questions, and ideas to share with the group.

Important to know:
A group ticket has already been purchased for whomever to have the opportunity to attend without needing to purchase an individual ticket. If you would like to support Peter Rollins' work, please support him on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/peterrollins.

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Free Concert featuring Trevor Gordon Hall
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Concert featuring Trevor Gordon Hall

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Join us in Los Angeles for a free concert on Friday, February 16th at Mission Hills with renowned guitarist Trevor Gordon Hall! Free beverages will be provided by our friends at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co in Van Nuys! Stay tuned for more information and special guests that may be joining us!
Doors open at 7pm.

About Trevor:
Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. His blend of sounds never overcomplicates but focuses on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential guiding listeners through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt.

Listen to his music on Apple Music and Spotify!

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Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Atheism For Lent - Los Angeles

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This is a weekly meetup for anyone interested in participating in Peter Rollins' seven-week dialogue about atheism, theism, theology, and philosophy in a group setting.
For 7 weeks, we will meet on Monday evenings at MacLeod Ale Brewing in Van Nuys, CA from 7-8PM. 

What to Expect from Peter Rollins' course:
You’ll get access to articles, podcasts, book excerpts, and videos - one for every day of Lent. These will introduce you to many of the greatest critiques of religion, from some of the most creative, intelligent and insightful thinkers our world has ever produced. In addition to this, each Sunday I'll provide a talk that you can watch live or later (they'll be available in audio and video format).

More information:
In the contemporary world, atheism is almost invariably viewed as opposed to the work and world of theology. At best they barely tolerate each other, while at worst they wage war.

This popular view could be said to be partially responsible for the current state of both. The former having largely been reduced to an adolescent cry on behalf of a crude positivism; the latter languishing in the basement of academic institutions as a discipline with as much insight and credibility as astrology.

Thankfully there have always been individuals who’ve grasped the profoundly theological dimension of atheism. Individuals who see the removal of atheism from theology as detrimental, not only to intellectual life but to the task of personal and political transformation. In recent years we only need think of people like Tillich, Bloch, Bonhoeffer, Weil, and Heidegger and Zizek.

Whether you identify as a theist, an atheist, agnostic or ignostic, Atheism for Lent provides a space for you to delve headfirst into the true theological expanse that is atheism. Submerging yourself in its life-giving, nourishing waters. By exploring atheism as a profane practice of theological purification, we will uncover its priestly power of exorcism. An exorcism powerful enough to cast out the religious dogmatism and festering fundamentalism that can lurk within our souls.

So forget forsaking chocolate, TV or tiddlywinks and get ready for an existential earthquake. Atheism for Lent is a Decentering Practice designed to envelop you in what many mystics call the 'Cloud of Unknowing'. It takes true courage to enter into that dark cloud. But, if you’re ready and willing, that darkness will be illuminating.

What to bring:
Bring an open mind and the expectation for a kind dialogue with a diverse group about important theological issues. If you're taking notes or creating art at home each week, bring your notes, questions, and ideas to share with the group.

Important to know:
A group ticket has already been purchased for whomever to have the opportunity to attend without needing to purchase an individual ticket. If you would like to support Peter Rollins' work, please support him on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/peterrollins.

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Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Eve Service

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Join us at Mission Hills Christian Church for our Christmas Eve Service with carols and candlelight! This evening service is comprised of storytelling, prayer, and Christmas hymns. We hope you will invite your friends and family to celebrate with us with cider, desserts, and warm service filled with Christmas blessing.

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Neighborhood Holiday Party
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Neighborhood Holiday Party

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Join Mission Hills at our 1st annual neighborhood holiday party on Saturday, December 16th! Everyone is welcome and everything is free! There will be photos with Santa, food, drinks, and we will announce the winners of the home decorating contest winners! To enter your home in the decorating contest, contact Rodney Gonzalez at gonzalezassistant@gmail.com! 
1st place = $300
2nd place = $200
3rd place = $100
To become a booth sponsor at the event, contact Ryan Brown at mhccmail@gmail.com

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Escaping the Tyranny of Certainty with Peter Rollins
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Escaping the Tyranny of Certainty with Peter Rollins

Religions, in both their spiritual and secular varieties, offer various techniques designed to help us live more meaningful, fulfilling and satisfying lives. There are priests and prophets all over the planet ready to tell us that the path to salvation lies in everything from power, money and fame to prayer, meditation and Cross Fit.
Even in the midst of our daily routines, we can be painfully aware that our world is precarious. At any moment we might be undone by the feeling that this world is absurd. In response, we shore up all manner of religious defenses that promise to keep the void at bay.
In contrast, Peter will argue that there is a religionless heart to Christianity that overturns the tables of meaning, clears out the temples of tidy answers and drives out the sellers of certainty. Here the supposed “good news” that we can be all that we can be, is exposed as bad news. In its place we will hear a gospel with the incendiary ability to break down our defenses against the abyss, so that we might confront it face to face.
Join us as we sensitive ourselves to the scandal of this gospel message. A message that promises personal and political transformation only when we embrace a life beyond meaning, beyond certainty and beyond satisfaction. A life freed from the frenetic pursuit of wholeness, and from all the demons hidden along that path.

Join us for delicious beverages, great people, and the escape from the tyranny of certainty! Get your tickets today!
Limited seats available!

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Fixer Upper Day!
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Fixer Upper Day!

Can't get enough HGTV's Fixer Upper?! Tap into your inner Chip & Jo and fulfill your Fixer Upper dream on Saturday, October 7th! Just by attending, you will be entered to win a prize package including a Starbucks Card and copy of "The Road Back To You" by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile!

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Malibu Beach Service & Baptism
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

Malibu Beach Service & Baptism

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We are headed to the beach next week! Our service will be moved on Sunday, October 1st to Zuma Beach in Malibu. Please join us in celebration of those in our community who have made the decision to follow Jesus in the act of baptism! We will have worship, communion, teaching, and baptism, followed by a beach party! Invite your friends and family to celebrate this special occasion!

FAQs

When is it? – Sunday, October 1st at 10am. Meet at the church at 8:30AM to caravan or meet us in Malibu at 9:30AM to allow time for setup. 

Where is it? – Zuma Beach in Malibu, California

How do I sign up to be baptized? – Let Ryan or Jessi know ahead of time if you have any questions, or you can decide to be baptized that day at Zuma. 

How long does it last? – Service will last about an hour, but hang out after as long as you want!

What about the weather? – Forecast right now is 70 and partly cloudy, but if the weather changes, the show will go on! Dress accordingly.

Where do I park? – There is plenty of free beach parking along Zuma Beach. We will have the exact location tagged at facebook.com/missionhillsla at 9:00AM on October 1st.

What should I wear/bring? – Flip flops/beach attire, snacks or drinks to share, beach chairs/umbrella, and towel if being baptized.

Should I invite my family & friends? – For sure.

Still have questions or want to help? – Contact Ryan this week at ryanpryor@fuller.edu

Things we need…
1. Volunteers to drive people: Meet at MHCC at 8:30am on Sunday. One truck/suv who can transport tables
2. Tailgate tents or beach canopies
3. Food: Snacks and drinks
4. Beach Chairs and Umbrellas
5. Remember to call MHCC friends this week and remind them that service will be at the beach

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Community Group
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Community Group

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Community group at Mission Hills LA is a time to connect with people and discuss life, culture, justice issues, and faith. This Fall, we will be having these conversations through the lens of the great book "The Road Back To You" by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile!
Wednesdays at 7PM.

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Mission Hills Garden Day!
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mission Hills Garden Day!

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Kick off the beginning of Fall with your neighbors at our Mission Hills Garden Day! Workshops will be led by NaturaGrow, an agricultural organization that starts and cultivates natural agriculture food gardens at the home, school, and throughout the local community. It's going to be kid-friendly so bring the whole family!

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How To Let Go... Film Screening and Panel
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

How To Let Go... Film Screening and Panel

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We are hosting our 2nd film screening at Mission Hills Christian Church on August 12th at 6PM. On this evening, we will watch Josh Fox's acclaimed documentary "How To Let Go Of The World," followed by an expert panel discussion.

Purchase tickets now at Eventbrite for $5 or email Jessi Knippel for group ticket pricing!  
Be sure to join and share our event on Facebook! 

 

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LGBT Pride Month
Jun
1
to Jun 30

LGBT Pride Month

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Mission Hills Christian Church is a welcoming and affirming Christian Church that accepts and celebrates the inclusion of LGBT persons in the family and work of the community of Jesus followers. As Peter says in Acts, “I truly understand that God shows no partiality." This month, we honor those in our community and around the world who have strived and continue to fight to see the humanity of everyone recognized and celebrated.

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Netflix's 13th - Screening and Panel
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Netflix's 13th - Screening and Panel

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Join us in Los Angeles, California at Mission Hills Christian Church for a screening of the Oscar-Nominated documentary 13th followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on May 13th!

Doors open at 6PM.
Screening begins at 6:30PM.
Panel Discussion to follow!

$5 suggested donation.
Free with student ID!

If money is a hindrance for you at this time, do not let it keep you from attending! We want everyone to join us and get involved in this important conversation.

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