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HPN Hollywood Chapter Dreamworks Prayer Walk

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On Saturday, Nov. 23rd 2019, the HPN Hollywood local chapter held a prayer walk around the Dreamworks studio lot. They gathered prayer requests from some HPN members who work there, and while walking around the perimeter of the campus, lifted up these prayers for the executives and leadership, team and studio unity, and the families of Dreamworks employees.

Pizza & Prayer with HPN Young Leaders

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HPN hosted an evening of food, fellowship, and an amazing time of listening prayer at the beautiful home of a generous HPN member. About 20 HPN members of our young leaders community experienced five listening prayer exercises, created and facilitated by HPN staff Erin Batali. It was an incredible time of hearing from God and getting to connect with one another through rejuvenating prayer experiences. Several of the leaders then were able to facilitate the prayer exercises for their own prayer meetings, Bible studies, and small groups.

HPN Leaders’ BBQ: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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HPN hosted a summer backyard BBQ for our young professionals and leaders community. It was a fun time of making friends, strengthening our community of young entertainment professionals, and talking about ways we can be better neighbors to our friends, coworkers – and actual neighbors!

Raising a Family in Hollywood

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The Covell and Batali families hosted a gathering and conversation at the Batalis’ home about raising a family while working as Christians in the entertainment industry. The parents and their adult children shared their perspectives – all the positives, difficulties, and in-between – on either raising a family in or growing up around the industry.

National Day of Prayer 2019

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On May 2, National Day of Prayer 2019, HPN and 9t5 Ministries held an event in Hollywood at LA Castle Studios. Over 100 Christian entertainment professionals gathered for prayer, worship, and fellowship. It was an incredible evening together and we’re praising God for our wonderful creative community!

Leadership Study on “The J Bomb”

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From Feb. 4th–Mar. 18th, HPN hosted a 6-week class taught by Karen and Jim Covell using their book The J Bomb. It was an invitation-only leadership study for a select group of Christian entertainment professionals who had identified themselves as young leaders wanting to make a difference in the industry. Each evening began with a time of listening prayer exercises, followed by Karen and Jim teaching and leading discussion on how to effectively communicate our faith to coworkers and friends while working in entertainment. By the end of the class, a tight-knit community had formed amongst the participants, and several of them were even inspired to start their own Bible study or small group for young industry professionals!

Hollywood Arise: Oct. 12-14, 2018

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Hollywood Arise was miraculous during the weekend of Oct. 12-14. That Sunday night at midnight concluded 72 hours of prayer and worship for the entertainment industry as hundreds of people gathered under a tent in the heart of Hollywood. We know that powerful time of inviting God into Hollywood made an eternal difference in our industry and in our city! It began with incredible lightning and a completely unexpected downpour of beautiful rain on Friday night and continued with amazing answers to prayer, including personal breakthrough, healing and vision for so many members of our Christian Hollywood community. Thank you for your prayers with us during this event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Summer Fellowship Breakfast

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HPN hosted a fellowship breakfast for experienced young Christians in the entertainment industry. It was held at the Batalis’ home, and about 35 people attended to share a meal and meet other Christians in their fields. The group also heard from Karen Covell (HPN Founding Director, producer) and Dean Batali (television writer, producer), who shared their stories and perspectives on being a believer in the entertainment industry. The guests formed new friendships that we pray will be long-lasting and fruitful. They were encouraged by Karen and Dean’s stories and availability. We also pray that this event continues to bless the guests with its results in relationships, careers, and deepened faiths.

LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer

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On May 3rd, 2018, over 450 Christian entertainment professionals gathered on a CBS television sound stage for LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer. LEGACY was an opportunity to hear stories of God’s work from seven diverse speakers in our own community and to encourage guests by what God has done and is doing in our industry. It was also a time of prayer alongside hundreds of Christians in media, asking God to strengthen the growing faith community in Hollywood, build more bridges and relationships between the church as a whole and Christians in entertainment, and to heal issues that are faced by all in our unique community.

This event on the National Day of Prayer was incredibly powerful and encouraging, and for many was a revelation of the size and strength of the community of believers in Hollywood. See below for photos, testimonials from speakers and guests, and a video recap of the evening.

Thank you so much for a great evening! I wanted you to know just how much my wife and I were fed by the speakers and this amazing event, at times feeling like we were being addressed personally! It’s wonderful and unexpected to feel such a part of the community.

Guest

I was so touched last year and this year to know true believers who are carrying their crosses are in Hollywood! Success and fame may rule many in Hollywood but not the ones who share at your events.

Guest

I really enjoyed all of the speakers and definitely felt touched by their stories. I was starting to feel isolated and alone as an actor in Los Angeles and thinking of quitting but I NEEDED to hear this message that I am not alone.

Guest

I remember National Day of Prayer from high school when we would all gather around the flagpole and pray, but I never thought about it being something that reached Hollywood. The event was so profound and the speakers were amazing. Being there on Thursday refilled my soul with hope and optimism and reminded me that God has brought me this far, He will not leave me.

Guest

It was a true reflection on what Heaven should really look like. Our stories/testimonies are the most powerful things that we can share with other. All of the speakers truly proved that so true last night. We were blessed to be able to received all that was offered.

Speaker

Thank you Mastermedia and HPN for your continued faithfulness, grace, and commitment to the transformation and impact of Hollywood.. you all have blessed thousands of lives, and we are certainly honored to join you on this journey.

Speaker

Being a part of Legacy was incredibly meaningful to me. I am so grateful to have met so many passionate, thoughtful, and service-oriented people at the event, and I truly felt a part of the community. You created such a powerful space that evening. Thank you for how boldly you pursue your visions, and how warmly you invite others into the journey!

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