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Welcome to La Plaza UMC

We are a warm family of followers of Jesus Christ where no one is excluded! We strive to love, grow and learn together. And we trust that it is in the encounter with others where we are profoundly challenged and transformed. Join us on this life changing process, on which the uniqueness of each, contributes to the whole picture of who we are.


Sunday Worship Service @10:30AM

Our services are bi-lingual, but mainly in Spanish. We sing both traditional and contemporary songs.

Currently, our Sunday Worship Services are held online via Zoom (email us for the link). Join us for fellowship before Service at 10:15AM! 

115 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2922

We are right across the street from Union Station and we also validate parking at Lot 2 (615 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA) after attending worship.

Our Programs

If you are having trouble joining any online events, please contact us at and we will do our best to assist you.

Prayer & Scripture (online)

Wednesdays @11:30AM

A time when we reflect and share about the biblical lesson for that week, and when we pray for each other, our communities and the world.

Membership Class (online)

Thursdays @6:30PM

Join this series of conversations to dialogue about what it means to be a member of The United Methodist Church. (History, Doctrine, Structure, Politics, Social Principles, among others)

Reading for the Soul

Fridays @8:30PM

15 minutes of reading and meditating on a chapter of the Gospel of John.

Mi Amigx Community Ministry

Two Thursdays per Month

A group of us prepare and share brown bag lunch with people experiencing homelessness in Hollywood area.

Contact us for volunteering opportunities, donations, or additional information.


God is in the Graffiti seeks to promote the development of urban, underserved young people.

We create and facilitate change through the use of art as an instrument to address issues affecting both local communities and the world. With the involvement of professionals from diverse fields, we become bridge-builders through which the expression of the different voices and experiences become to be and coexist.

Beyond the vital conversations, we offer outdoor living art sessions, during which artists and public interact. Also, some of the art has been curated into a traveling exhibit ready to be displayed wherever is requested.

Some groups that we have partnered with are:

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
New Urbanism Film Festival
Christian Community Developers
Angel Films
Fuller Seminary Urban Immersion Class
California-Pacific Annual Conference
West District, California-Pacific Conference
The United Methodist Women at their National level
The 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

more info coming soon

Pastor VJ Cruz

Since 2013


Thank you for visiting us! As you explore La Plaza United Methodist Church website, we pray and hope your life is blessed and that joy may find you.

We are by no means perfect, but we intentionally put emphasis on inclusiveness by resting in the Creator’s love and grace. We are growing and we are learning as we grow… your voice and presence could open the door for many others like you.

We believe that worshiping, working, serving and having fellowship and vital conversations with the community we will grow together in our spiritual journeys, irrelevant of where each one of us is right now.  Therefore, wherever you are on your life journey, have the certainty that You are Wanted and Loved. It is for this, that I want you to know, that we would love to accompany you along your spiritual path, and that you accompany us in ours.

We are committed to social justice and we look for opportunities to partner with people for whom this is a relevant matter. We are committed to social justice and we look for opportunities to partner with people for whom this is a relevant matter. Does this motivates you?

It would be great if we could start a dialogue to participate together in being a creative part of the solution -even if a small one- to some of the diverse needs in our communities. As in for example, how could arts help to build our communities and to promote transformation?

We would love to hear from you!

May peace be in your paths…

-Rev. VJ Cruz-Báez

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you – for any reason!

213.628.5773 (office) – 213.716.2111 (mobile) –