April 29, 2020
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN members,

MAY IS A MONTH OF CELEBRATION! As we approach May, we invite you to join us in praising God for all of the great people in the global entertainment industry who are doing amazing selfless, loving acts of service during this crazy time in history. We are seeing the best of the best and we want to celebrate some of these wonderful people on this Call Sheet. In fact, this entire Call Sheet is devoted to celebrating GOOD NEWS and GOOD PEOPLE! So, let’s begin...

Let’s celebrate our incredible Hollywood Christian community of  creative professionals. Praise God that we have a large, solid, loving community of awesome friends and associates and we want you to join all of us for TWO UPCOMING EVENTS!

Join our Hollywood community for a virtual National Day of Prayer gathering on Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. HPN is celebrating our 27th annual NDoP gathering, and we hope you can all join us this year since it’s on Zoom (a video call platform)! Just click this link to register for the FREE online event and join us in praising and celebrating God that evening: ndop2020.eventbrite.com.
National Day of Prayer
Every Friday we have an HPN Prayer Call on Zoom from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. It's a wonderful hour to just praise God and pray for the people and the issues in our industry. We have prayer warriors and creatives joining us from all over the world and we want to encourage you to be a part of this joyful gathering. Just click here to get the Zoom link: 
SAVE THE DATES! It will be so wonderful to connect more intimately with all of you!
John Krasinski
John Krasinski's Some Good News

We want to start with celebrating the most amazing new YouTube news show SGN, hosted by John Krasinski. John (Jack Ryan and Jim in “The Office”) has now produced five episodes––and counting––of the most joyful 15-minute news show ever. Check out the most recent episode, and praise God for John’s incredible heart and commitment to bring positive news to people all over the world.
All-Star Virtual Sondheim Birthday Concert

Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Lavin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ben Platt were among the Broadway performers that joined the All-Star Virtual Stephen Sondheim 90th Birthday Concert that first streamed this past Sunday night! Let’s praise God that these amazing Broadway stars didn't let COVID-19 stop them from celebrating their friend and world-renown songwriter/lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Rosie ODonnell
Rosie O'Donnell's Livestream

Rosie O’Donnell hosted a livestream special, in which various celebrities like Kristen Chenoweth, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Darren Criss performed and made special appearances. The virtual event raised $600,000 for the Actors Fund, which supports Broadway actors. Let’s praise God for working through celebrities to provide financially for performers hit hard by the coronavirus. Let’s continue to pray that God provides for all those in the entertainment industry who are financially hurting in this time. Let's also thank God for these people who are giving selflessly of their talents to help others!
Justin Bieber Shares Gospel

Let's praise God for Justin Bieber, who is using his Instagram as a platform to share about the gospel. He interviewed pastor Rich Wilkerson on topics such as God’s love and grace. Let’s thank the Lord that Justin uses his influence for good, and let’s pray the Spirit will move in the hearts of all who watch his Instagram video.
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
One World Virtual Concert

Let's celebrate Lady Gaga and a host of other music celebrity performers, including Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish who partnered with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization and produced a benefit concert, One World: Together at Home, which streamed on Saturday, April 18th and raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus.
Christians in Hollywood

We want you to be aware of so many Christians in our Hollywood community who made great sacrifices to come out here years ago and are still here - working, seeking God and involved as leaders in our loving entertainment community. We know of over 10,000 Christians working in Hollywood now. In fact, one group that we know of just celebrated 15 years here together, and they are all working professionals who love Jesus! That’s a big deal in Hollywood and we praise God for all those who are here for the long haul and not only persevering but thriving! Our hats are off to those who have committed their lives to this industry and its people! (see our featured verse, Jeremiah 29:4-7, below)
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Bella Ramsey
Bella Ramsey's YouTube Channel

Bella Ramsey, the 16 year old co-star from Game of Thrones is a Christian and she is posting encouraging thoughts and videos on her YouTube channel during the pandemic. We have to celebrate her boldness and love as she brings hope to the rest of the world through her joyous and loving heart.
Parents Prayer Team

Join us in praising God for HPN’s Parents Prayer Team. We have parents from all over the world praying for their children of all ages, who are pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. These parents email in their prayer requests and then our amazing volunteer, Melody Gregorio compiles the requests, praises and updates and sends them out to the whole team. If you are a parent and want to pray with other parents for your creative child, please email melodygregorio@msn.com to join the praying team.
praying parents
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So Many Opportunities to Donate!

Praise the Lord for so many opportunities to donate money, help people in need and support all of the coronavirus efforts on the many websites that are offering opportunities in Hollywood and by Hollywood professionals. Here's one great website we found:

You can also donate to HPN, as we are supporting those in our entertainment community who are most financially vulnerable at the moment. And if you mark RELIEF FUND on your donation, we will make sure it goes to a professional who is currently struggling to pay their rent, buy food or stay in LA. Would you join us in helping our Hollywood family? Thank you!
Thank you for joining us as we praise God for His faithfulness and pray for His miracles to continue in Hollywood. Remember to join us in prayer for the people who are influencing our world through their creativity by joining us on our Friday Noon (Pacific) Prayer Call and our National Day of Prayer virtual gathering. We are so thankful for you!

With love,
Karen, Kaelyn, Virginia and Kim
Hope4Hollywood Virtual Tea: "Peace in Pandemic"
Sunday, May 3 | 2-4 p.m. Pacific | Online
Desire to connect with others? Be encouraged and learn practical strategies for peace? Join us for a special virtual tea, “It is Well: Finding Peace in Pandemic” Join us from wherever you are! 

CFWLA 6-Week Virtual Faith + Work Course
The Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles is offering a virtual 6-week introductory level Faith + Work Course. This cross-vocational course will focus on biblically based topics to gain insight concerning God's intention for our work. Together we will explore what it means to integrate our faith and work in meaningful ways, challenge the idols and cultural narratives we face, and address the brokenness our vocational worlds. We will be utilizing spiritual practices and group discussion in community.

HPN Philadelphia NDoP Gathering
Check out how the Philadelphia chapter is celebrating the National Day of Prayer this year!

Local Events
Don’t miss our other (virtual) local events on our Hollywood Community Calendar. VIEW LOCAL EVENTS>>
 “If you take care that you work away with the mighty implement of prayer, nothing can stand against you.”
Charles Spurgeon
a woman with a cat mask and a man with an astronaut mask
Two industry professionals having fun with masks!
“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.  Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 
Jeremiah 29:4-7
Two of our HPN members have new music out. Check out:

HPN member Sheryl Anderson has a new show coming to Netflix May 19 called Sweet Magnolias. Check it out:


This is a joyful week, full of promises, rewards, and hope. We’ll learn that when we can truly trust the Lord, and not lean on our own understanding, He has gifts that He gives to us in return. It is so important to the Lord when we let go and trust Him, looking to Him, not to others, for our strength and direction. Then He can shower us with blessings!
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