Easter 2019

Past

We live in a world where many have given up hope. Our cities are broken. Our country is divided. The nations are raging. And those who are supposed to have answers have instead become part of the problem. It’s no surprise, then, that so many people are disillusioned and without hope. 

But we refuse to despair. 
We will not give in. 
There is hope. 

Our hope is not in politics. 
Our hope is not in wealth. 
Our hope is not in ourselves. 

There is hope. His name is Jesus. 

Because Jesus is alive, we can have a settled confidence that change is possible and that, by God’s grace, we not only receive hope but can become part of spreading and growing it in the hearts and lives of others.

Kids

There will be a moms room and kids ministry for nursery though 4th grade at the 8AM and 10:30AM gatherings. We have some really fun surprises in store for the kids and are excited for you to invite families to join us, even if they don’t usually attend church.

Children above 4th grade are invited to participate in the main gathering. There will be no RLA Preteen or RLA Youth that day.

Parking

Parking is limited, so we strongly recommend using public transportation, a ride-share service, or at least carpooling.

Please do not street park in the neighborhood! We want to be good neighbors and honor those who live and do business around us.

Grant Elementary

1530 N WILTON PL, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

The entrance to this lot is on St. Andrews, then it’s a short two-block walk down Wilton to Helen Bernstein High School.

Le Conte Middle School

1316 N BRONSON AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

The entrance to this lot is on La Mirada, then it’s a short two-block walk around the corner to the Van Ness entrance to Helen Bernstein High School.

Helen Bernstein

1309 N WILTON PL, LOS ANGELES, CA 90028

This lot has limited capacity and is reserved exclusively for families with children up to 4th grade and individuals with disabilities. Parking in this lot is tandem, so plan accordingly and be considerate.

Accessibility, ASL, & Allergies

ADA parking is available in the Helen Bernstein Lot and our volunteers will be happy to direct you to appropriate ADA seating.

ASL interpretation will be available at the 10:30AM gathering. Seating is in the front right of the auditorium. See our volunteers with any additional questions.

All our communion is gluten-free. We also take precautions in RLA Kids for children with food allergies; ask a kids ministry volunteer to learn more.

Baptisms

To be baptized in Jesus’ name is to publicly identify with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. At each Easter gathering we will be holding baptisms immediately following the sermon during the second set of worship. Click below to learn more about baptism and sign up to be baptized.

Volunteering

Jesus came not to be served, but to serve others (Matthew 20:28) — therefore a simple and tangible way to answer his call to follow him is by serving one another. What better time than on Easter, a day when more people in LA will attend church than any other week of the year?

Easter at Reality LA is going to be an amazing time of worship, celebration, and baptism, but it’s going to take a lot of volunteers to make happen. 

Please prayerfully consider attending Easter gathering and volunteering at another. It doesn’t matter if you are a current volunteer or not. 

While our biggest need, far and away, is for volunteers at our three Easter gatherings, there are a couple other specific ways you can serve:

Easter Choir

There will be an Easter choir. If you’d like to particiapte, please email our music team:

East Hollywood Easter Dinner

APR 21, 2-3:30PM | The Hope Center

We’ll also be hosting a dinner for those living in the surrounding East Hollywood area as a way of getting to know our neighbors and participating in the life of our neighborhood. We’ll need people to prepare, serve, or clean up the meal, so if serving at a gathering earlier in the day isn’t an option for you, this dinner is another great way to express Easter hospitality.

Good Friday

April 19, 7PM | First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood

On Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, and the Friday before, we take time to remember his sacrificial death. We are partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood for a Good Friday service on April 19 at 7PM, that will include worship, prayer, and readings from God’s word. The service will be held at Hollywood Pres.

Pray for Easter

April 11, 7PM | The Hope Center

Reality LA began as a prayer meeting and our corporate life ever since has been built on prayer. We believe nothing of significance can happen without prayer. So we invite you to join us Thursday, April 11, at 7PM at the Hope Center for an evening of prayer and worship.

More Ways to Pray

Whether you attend the Pray for Easter event or not, please be praying! We’ve composed some specific ways for you to do so:

Any questions not answered above?

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