Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sundays In My City #20 - Westwood, CA

Do you know Unknown Mami? She's awesome and she created a fun Sunday theme inviting you to get out and take pictures of your city to share with the rest of us. Click here for details and her logo and click here to see Unknown Mami's City today.

Several months ago, YnB at Two Yorks And A Bean put out a call for funny church signs. Of course, no matter how hard I looked, I didn't see one clever, interesting or funny sign in all of my travels.... Until this week. So with a tip of the hat to YnB, here's this week's Sundays In My City from sunny Southern California.

It's a lovely church on a busy street close to UCLA in Westwood, California. I was on my way to pick up my favorite Chinese Chicken Salad from Feasts From The East when I spotted this sign. A fast U-turn later....


.....I took these pictures. And then I noticed a motorcycle cop who smiled, waved and, and, and.... Did not give me a ticket for the U-turn. He made my day!

YnB has a new photo blog, Elemental My Dear. Check her beautiful work out when you have time.

And be sure to check out all the other great participants in the Sundays In My City feature. It's got quite a following from all over the world. Click HERE. Please think about joining in the fun yourself too. Unknown Mami is a great hostess and makes it easy to meet new bloggers near and far.

How's your Sunday?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna
Photo Credit - Joanna Jenkins

58 comments:

  1. That is a great sign Joanna! I am thinking about doing this myself..."Sundays in my City" that is! LOL!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Love it....who doesn't want to do the funky chicken on a Sunday! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Yes I often see them...those funny church signs...but never have the camera with me when I do! I imagine this congreation grooving to a funky beat as they worship!

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  5. Now THAT'S a great church sign, Joanna! I'd go to services there at least once, based on the sign alone. True.

    The best church signs are down south! They defy description! Fabulous!

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  6. That is so cute! And for some wild reason "Love Shack" is now playing in my head.

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  7. I love that sign! Glad that cop was in a good mood too!

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  8. what a great idea for a photo project. i have seen some funny ones in my day. not here, of course... besos dear!

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  9. I love the Sundays in my City idea! Of course, I live in a town where Sundays are pretty quiet, but I live right near an actual city that has some really cool architecture and events....just gotta get out there and do it!

    (Oh, and I like funky little churches!) ;)

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  10. A church with a sense of humor sounds like a good place to visit.
    I'm glad the cop gave you a pass.

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  11. Joanna being stopped by the cop would be an interesting post too :)

    Interesting. And I also like your description of Sunday in My City and of Unknown Mami. I think SIMC is a special place :)

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  12. With all the churches in Charlotte, you'd think I'd have seen a good sign, too. Not so far, though.

    How's my Sunday? Not sure yet, I need to get off this internet thing and get it started!

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  13. Blessings on cops with senses of humor.

    Had it been me, Joanna, I'd have U-turned in front of an atheist having the worst day ever.

    Love you and your awesome funky Westwood Hills Congregational Church. I'd so go to a service there.

    How was that chicken salad?

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  14. Good photo of a funky sign. Good eye. Glad the police were in a gracious mood that day. My Sunday is going great. Hope yours is wonderful too.

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  15. Very funny! I will have to keep a look out for funky church signs.

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  16. Great sign! It's been awhile since I've done a Sundays in My City post. Must go out looking again to see what fun things there are to share.

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  17. Very cool. When I was in high school, we used to drive down from Thousand Oaks and go to Westwood on the weekends. Lots of fun memories.

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  18. I love the funky little church! My Sunday is great, so far! Coffee, sipped slowly, rather than being gulped before getting off to work, and the newspaper.

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  19. I'm touched you remembered!! I wonder how many people that sign has attracted (and resulted in actually going into the church!) ;-)

    Thanks for the links, Joanna, you're one special blogger!

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  20. It always makes me smile when I see church signs and congregational signs in the US. There is some real wit employed and I can see that i encourages people in. Unlike here - here you take it or leave it: there's the building, what-ya-wanna-do?! :D

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  21. Great sign! I'll have to keep my eyes out for a good one around here. We have so many churches, there must be an amusing sign among them!

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  22. Maybe it takes people from warmer climates to have a sense of humor.
    Minnesotans tend to brood in the winter.

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  23. we get some crazy church sin here. T and i laugh all the time at the ones by our house. i wish i could remember what it was this month...

    sunday...the day we stay at the house at my oldest request and just play...

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  24. From time to time, I see a billboard with a message from God. My favorite is:

    "Don't make me come down there!"

    Now I'll be on the lookout for clever church signs!

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  25. What a fun sign.. good catch. And I'm glad you didn't get that ticket. :)

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  26. Thanks--I always enjoy a good church sign!

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  27. I need to stop by that church! I would fit right in!

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  28. A sign like that would make me attend their service. (I'm easy.)

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  29. That a good one. I've never seen a funny church sign, and I do read them often...will have to be on the lookout more...thanks for stopping by and your kind comments. as we say in oz avagoodone!

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  30. Doesn't it make your day when a policeman doesn't book you when he actually could have!

    A nice story and I am so glad you found your sign. Churches over here in Australia often have little notice boards on which they put quirky signs. I will see if I can nab me a couple with my camera.

    Have a good day.

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  31. You should have invited the officer to attend church with you.

    :)

    There are a few churches here who try to get our attention with funny signs, but I never seem to have my camera when I need it.

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  32. I love church signs! Sometimes they just make me wonder...

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  33. That sign makes me want to go in for a visit. You got a good picture there. Thank you Mr. Police Officer for being understanding.

    Joy

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  34. There's a church sign by our house that often says:

    Okay fish fry here.

    Because who wants a good fish fry? I prefer just okay.

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  35. I like a little "funky" in my life.

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  36. Love S. CA...!!! Miss it always!!

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  37. you live in funkytown - right?
    You should of taken a picture of the Chinese Chicken Salad. Does it have the crunchy type of chicken? And great noodles? I'll volunteer for a taste test.

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  38. What a great sign!!!! wat a great cop too:) Have a wonderful week!

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  39. I've seen that church!
    Must have been your lucky day with that cop...did you buy a lotto ticket that day? =)

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  40. I saw a church sign yesterday that said "Church is a gift from God
    Assembly required"

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  41. What a great sense of humor the pastor must have!

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  42. A church with laughter, how could one go wrong? Heeeheehe!!!

    Have a great day filled with the blessings of laughter!!!

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  43. Hooray for your Funky Biker Cop for no ticket (and no points on the license!!) Smiling..

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  44. I love the sign and the cop on wheels. It was your lucky day. xo

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  45. That's a church I might actually go to. I like funky.

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  46. Good gawd...ain't it funky now!

    The First Church of James Brown? ;-)

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  47. your food choice reminded of a story - a family legend really - thanks

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  48. What a funn(k)y sign. Made my day!

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  49. cute sign, perhaps it's their way of luring the younger ones in

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  50. My church tends to take itself oh-so-seriously. I would LOVE to attend a "funky" little church service for a change!

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  51. Great sign! Great picture! And what a nice cop! Kudos!

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  53. Well crap I lived in Westwood yet I can't place where this is. Is it right by UCLA, by the Ralph's and BestBuy? Or somewhere else?

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