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

UP Church is supported by your gifts!

You can share your gift with UP Church resting assured that your financial information is safe and secure.

Using your mobile device you can easily share a gift. Text To: 73256 and in the area where you write your message, type UPCHURCH. Follow the prompts!

You can give via Cash App. Our Cash App name is $upchurchla

The mail still works! Feel free to mail your offering to Understanding Principles: 600 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90201

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.

The Art of Demonstration Workshop Registration

The Art of Demonstration: Get Your “But” Out the Way

The Art of Demonstration workshop is a fun, interactive learning experience that will provide spiritual food for both the new or seasoned student.  In this workshop, we will work with Truth Principles to help the student get clear strategies for moving past obstacles to create the life they desire and deserve.

Facilitated by Jack and Saba Roberts

Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 1-4 p.m.

Some of what we will teach: 

  • How thoughts become things
  • The truth about stumbling blocks, (“buts”) and how to  break through them.
  • The true art of demonstration.
  • The power of denials and affirmations
  • And  more.

Throughout the workshop we will refer back to the “New Thought Circle – Three phases of mind” to explain how the 5 Basic Principles of  Spiritual practice lead to demonstration .