Lent 2024: BELIEVE!

Transform Your Life with the

‘Lent 2024: Believe!’ Spiritual Intensive

The cost for this program is only $50. That’s just about a dollar per day for a transformative experience. In honor of this being our 11th year of studying together, register by Monday, February 20 for an $11 discount using coupon code: LENT1111 bringing your cost down to only $39!

Imagine a Life Where You Believe in Your Infinite Potential

Signing up for ‘Lent 2024: Believe!’ will help you unlock your potential and achieve your heart’s desires.

Will you dare to BELIEVE?

Believe more deeply in God.

Believe more deeply in yourself.

Believe more deeply in your dream.

Watch the Kickoff Lesson Sermon

Lent 2024 Kickoff Lesson with Rev. Sheree Thompson

What is Lent?

The purpose of Lent is to cleanse and discipline both mind and body toward the end of making them more receptive to Christ ideas. When we fast from negativity and focus on a God idea, we open the way for more of that God idea to express in our lives.

In our 46-day experience, we fast, feast and focus!

How to get the most out of this experience?

You will get the most from this journey if you join the Consciousness Builder calls every morning, do the Soul Maintenance Work in the kit and engage in our Facebook Group.
Purchase The Book: Greater Works: Miracles, Signs & Wonders by Dr. Doral Pulley
Prayer: Your Spiritual Toolbox is the text for class. We will work with this each day. You can purchase it from Amazon in paperback or Kindle format.

Join the BELIEF Builder Every Morning

Belief Builders are 30-minute interactive Zoom calls occurring live at 7 a.m. Pacific on weekdays and 8 a.m Pacific on weekends. Calls begin Wednesday, February 14 and occur daily through Easter Sunday, March 31.

Do your Soul Work

You will receive your Weekly Toolkit that includes the daily inspiration and activities and resources for the week. This will be uploaded to our online classroom.

Join the Facebook Group

For interactive discussion with everyone in the experience, please join the Facebook Group. It’s the easiest way to stay connected and receive information.
Click here to join our Facebook Group: Lent 2024: Believe

What if I miss the Morning Belief Builder?

Every call is recorded and will be uploaded our online classroom to registered participants and uploaded to the private Facebook group.


Sunday are special fast and feast days during Lent. Each call will feature a powerful mind treatment and a new covenant. Join us at UP Church on YouTube for the Weekly Sermon.
If you are having any technical difficulty, please email RevSheree@upchurch.org.

AIF 2023 – Adventure In Faith

Adventure in Faith 2023 begins on September 24! Our text this year is Working With the Law by Raymond Holliwell.

More information on this Sermon Series will be shared soon. This page will be updated with everything you need to have a powerful Adventure In Faith, including the Small Group Discussion Guides.

Sign Up for a Small Group Today!

About Small Groups

For our Fall Sermon Series, we will form small groups to help the lessons go deeper. Each group will meet weekly at a specific time to discuss the lesson and work the principles shared in the sermons. 

Limited in size, small groups allow for focused discussion, shared learning and deepened personal growth. Give us your name, phone number and preferred email. Then choose your preferred group time and a second choice in case your first choice isn’t available.

We will notify you of your group assignment by September 24. Small group introductions will take place that week.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth.

Pastor’s Anniversary Weekend 2022

Pastor’s Anniversary – May 28-29, 2022

Join us for a beautiful brunch in honor of Rev. Sherri’s 5th anniversary on Saturday, May 28. The location is Martin’s Cocina y Cantina at 162 N. La Brea Avenue Inglewood, CA 90302

The cost for the brunch is $35. Please register today if you plan to attend so that we have an accurate headcount.

The Pastor’s Anniversary celebration will take place on May 29. You will have an opportunity to share a tribute and make a special gift.


And share a monetary gift with Rev. Sherri! Choose Pastor’s Anniversary in the drop down menu.

We asked Rev. Sherri to complete an Amazon gift list of her so me of her favorite things. These items will ship directly to her

Christmas 2021 – A Henley Holiday

We are celebrating Christmas in an amazing way this year with a special benefit concert featuring the soulful singing sensations, The Henleys. For only $20, you and your family can come together in your home and celebrate with UP Church and The Henleys.

The live event will take place on Sunday, December 19 at 5 p.m. Pacific and will include games and prizes and a discussion wit the Henleys and featured guests.

Also – you can watch with us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Times to be announced

All proceeds benefit UP Church ministry activities.


Fall 2021 Classes – Register Today

Make Spiritual Growth Your Priority

Join us for Spiritual Education classes for 2021. Classes are held online via Zoom and begin on October 3. The registration fee is $15

Learn more about our program here.

NEW Workshop: The Power of Denials

Saturday, November 6 from 9-11 a.m. Pacific OR Sunday, November 7 from 7-9 a.m. Pacific

Facilitated by Jack Roberts

Denials are sometimes misunderstood and often overlooked.  But the truth is, they are one of the most dynamic tools that you can choose to change consciousness.  With the power of denials you can experience more peace, better outcomes and faster results.
In this transformative 2-hour workshop you’ll also learn:

• Why denials is not sticking your head in the sand but actually a reality check.
• How denials help you get free from unconscious beliefs that are getting in your way.
• How using denials sets the stage for truly effective affirmations.
• And more

Catch this exciting workshop on Saturday OR Sunday and learn how to effectively use this powerful spiritual tool.


Spiritual Principles for Lasting Weight Loss

Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (October 3 – December 19)

Facilitated by Rev. Sheree Thompson

Has the ability to maintain your perfect weight eluded you? Many of us learn the physical steps to lose weight. Others even learn to change habits and behaviors. This course will focus on the spiritual principles needed to achieve and maintain your perfect weight. Join us and be informed, encouraged, inspired and incited to be your real self: whole, perfect and complete!

Required Text: A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson

Elective in Masters Certificate Program – 2 credits


Bible 3: Old Testament Metaphysical Interpretation

Sundays from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (October 3 – December 19)

Facilitated by John Downey, III

Bible 3 is a study of the metaphysical meaning of the characters and the events of the Old Testament and their relationship to our attitudes and consciousness. This course covers the Old Testament from the allegories of Genesis to the Solomon and the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah. 

Required Texts: Let There Be Light by Elizabeth Sand Turner; 

Supplemental Texts: Metaphysical Bible Dictionary by Charles Fillmore; Revealing Word by Charles Fillmore

Required course in the Masters Certificate Program – 3 credits

Adventure in Faith – Small Group Sign Up

Move Into Your Promised Land: An Adventure in Faith

Small Group Sign Up Below

For our Fall Sermon Series, “Move Into Your Promised Land,” we will form small groups to help the lessons go deeper. Each group will meet weekly at a specific time to discuss the lesson and work the principles shared in the sermons.

What’s a Small Group?

Limited in size, small groups allow for focused discussion, shared learning and deepened personal growth. Give us your name, phone number and preferred email. Then choose your preferred group time and a second choice in case your first choice isn’t available.

We will notify of your group assignment at the end of August. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth!

Here are the small group days and times. Choose your group on the form.

Mondays at 4 p.m. PT

Tuesdays at 7 a.m. PT

Wednesday at 12 p.m. PT

Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT

Thursday at 9 a.m. PT

Friday at 12 p.m. PT

Saturday at 6 a.m. PT

UP Church Worship Experience – August 8, 2021

Sermon Title: Kiss the Frog!

If you would like to watch the event with the congregation live and participate in the live chat, go to the watch page on YouTube.

To join UP Church or to learn more about this unique spiritual community, complete form and to share your tithe, offerings or gift with the ministry, give below.

Sermon Title: Kiss the Frog! Embrace the Journey


Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Sermon Thesis

The journey to your dream 💭 will not travel 🧳 along a straight line.

Sermon Notes

Point 1: There are no straight lines in nature.

Point 2: You may have to kiss 💋 a few frogs 🐸 along the way.

Point 3: Let go and enjoy the journey!

Featured Music


Written by Noriko Olling & Krystal Helena

Lead Vocals: Krystal Helena

BG Vocals: Noriko Olling & Krystal Helena

Keyboards: Noriko Olling

Bass: JV Collier

Drums & Mix: Chad Wright

Video Edit : Noriko Olling


Written by Paul Smith

Lead Vocals: Patti Henley

BG Vocals: Noriko Olling

Guitar: Moses Sun

Piano: Noriko Olling

Mix: Chad Wright

Video Edit: Noriko Olling


Written by: Donald Lawrence

Lead vocals: Mikhail Thompson

BG Vocals: Dominique Kent, Noriko Olling & Mikhail Thompson

Mix: Chad Wright

Video Edit: Noriko Olling

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Burning Bowl 2021

Happy New Year, Happy New You!

Our Burning Bowl ceremony will take place on January 3, 2021 and we are planning to have an in-person burning experience from 2:30 -4:30 p.m. Pacific at UP Church – 600 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90301.

In the meantime, spend time getting ready for the experience using the kit below.