Let’s Celebrate the Life of our Beloved Rev. Della

We celebrate the life of our Reverend Della Reese Lett!Della Reese

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the transition of our beloved angel, Rev. Dr. Della Reese Lett. She loved us; she taught us; she made us better. We are forever grateful to have known her and experienced her in our lifetime.

We stand on the spiritual principles she instilled us. We know that death is but a transition from the body. Life is eternal. While we may shed many tears, we know that she expects us to live full lives. She expects us to stand tall. She expects us to act like the children of God that we are.

As the keepers of Rev. Della’s legacy, we are proud to carry on the spiritual tradition that she introduced us to — one that insists that with God you cannot fail.

We will keep you updated as plans for Rev. Della’s memorial service are developed.

Thank you for your love and your prayers. If you would like to join us sooner, we invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 1pm (600 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90301).


Reverend Sherri James, Senior Minister

Reverend Sheree Thompson, Assistant Minister

Understanding Principles for Better Living Church


Please continue to pray for her family, church community and fans during this time of transition.

Get Ready for Teacher Appreciation Sunday | May 1, 2016

teaching work of heart3We have an amazing show of gratitude planned for those who teach, coach and mentor our students during Sunday service on May 1st.  If you would like to honor a teacher, coach, mentor or school administrator, please follow the instructions and complete the form below to submit them.

Your Action Steps

  1. SIGN UP YOUR TEACHER: Complete the submission form below (1 form per teacher.)  Be sure that you include contact information so that we can send a reminder to the teacher from the church.  Don’t forget to consider extra-curricular activity leaders, coaches and tutors! If you intend to honor more than one teacher, please use a separate form. DUE APRIL 10TH
  1. INVITE THE TEACHER:  Give a personal invitation to the teacher that you are nominating.  Download WORD or PDF version of the invitation.  Be sure to have your child sign the letter.  We will have printed letters for pick up at the church. Plan to have all invitations distributed by April 8th.
  1. CONFIRM YOUR TEACHER: Get a firm response from your teacher by April 13th.  We need to prepare their gift and create their personalized promotion flyer.
  1. WRITE A PERSONAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: On the sign up form or on an index card, have your child write why they are acknowledging the teacher.  This is the sentiment that will be read as the teacher is being honored.  Give this card to Danna Kiel by April 24th.

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Giving Tuesday – December 1, 2015


We trust that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with every good your heart desired!  I’m sure that you didn’t miss the extensive advertising for the post-Thanksgiving sales on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”  There were a plethora of opportunities to spread your wealth.  But did you know about #GivingTuesday?  This Tuesday, December 1st, UP Church is participating in this wonderful God idea.

Consider giving to this amazing church organization that is committed to helping you grow spiritually.  Click on the #GivingTuesday button and plant a seed in this ministry.  Help us spread an attitude of gratitude.

Richest Blessings,

Rev. Sheree