Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 22-29 – Daily News

The Holocaust Museum LA presents two virtual programs on Jan. 27 for United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Photo courtesy of Holocaust Museum LA)

Here is a sampling of religion events in the San Fernando Valley area.

Jan 22

OneLife LA – Forward In Hope: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles presents the annual event to celebrate the beauty and dignity of life. Rally, 11 am at La Placita Olvera (845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles), followed by a march, 12:30 pm, to Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St.). Inspirational speakers and music at the park until 4 pm Keynote speakers include Gloria Purvis, host of Gloria Purvis podcast; Sister Bethany Madonna, Sisters of Life; Sister Norma Pimentel, from the Missionaries of Jesus and the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Additional speakers: Christopher Duffley, Karyme Lozano, Mari Pablo and Ed Shoener. Music by Francis Cabildo, Las Colibrí and Sarah Kroger. Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates “One Life, One Light Requiem for the Unborn” Mass, 5 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles). Registration requested online, ( Mask wearing is required. Details about the event,

Holocaust Remembrance Vigil: Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys hold a 25-hour program, “Every Person Has a Name,” in advance of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2022; information on the United Nations remembrance www.un .org/en/outreach-programme-holocaust/page/2022). The Jewish Federation’s vigil begins with a ceremony at 7 pm that remembers the more than 34,000 Jews who were rounded up by Nazi forces at Babi Yar, a ravine in Kyiv, Ukraine, and murdered. Following the ceremony, names of those killed at Babi Yar will be read at Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave.) through 8 pm Jan. 23. Watch live stream on 626-445-0810.

Jan 23

Third Sunday in Epiphany with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The Rev. Susan Klien leads the 8 and 10 am services. Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6 and 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21. Find the Sunday bulletin, the hymn sheet and how to watch online here: 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: [email protected].

Abraham and Sarah: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message based on Genesis 17:15-19 and 18:11-15, at the 9 and 11 am Sunday services. Watch the service on YouTube from the website link. Read more about the church in “The Spire” newsletter here: 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Third Sunday after Epiphany with St. Luke Lutheran Church: Lay leader David Primuth leads the online-only 9:30 am (the church is planning on holding services online-only through February; call to confirm). Click on the YouTube link on the website to watch the service or follow the Facebook directions for watching on Zoom. The church is located at 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.; details on the service,

State of the Church Address—Third Sunday after Epiphany: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, at 9:30 am Masks required. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

The God Worth Believing In: The Rev. Bill Freeman explains the message online, 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

United to Serve: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on Ephesians 4:1-6, at 10 am (in English) and at 11:30 am (in Korean). Also, service are available to watch online here: The church’s January newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message online, 10 am (the church is holding services online-only during January). Watch live on the church’s Facebook here: or on Zoom (see the recent announcements page for the Zoom information). Recent announcements: Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected].

Body Parts: The Rev. Beth Bingham delivers the message, based on Corinthians 12:12-31a, 10:30 am Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

going home The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 4:14-21, at the 10:30 am service. Masks are required outside and inside at the church or watch the service on the church’s YouTube page. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

Renewing Focus on Who We Are, Not What We Are – an online service with Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Sabbatical Minister Joshua Berg, with worship associate Melissa Marote, lead the service, 10:30 am during a Zoom-only service. Watch from the link here: The church is located in Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101.

Simple Living – an online service with Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the message, 10:30 am online-only. The service is available to watch on Facebook by using the link here: 805-527-0870.;

What It Does: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, 10:30 am during an online-only service. The center’s January theme is “Resurrect, Rebirth, Renewal.” Click on the link to watch a service here: In addition, the Rev. Michael McMorrow often gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” around noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details for this week here:

I Am Embracing and Living My Dreams: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s January theme, 11 am (or watch live on the center’s Facebook). The month’s theme is based on Job 22:28. Background on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook:

Bethel Church: The congregation is showing the television series “The Chosen” on the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of people who met him, 5 pm, and thereafter, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The drama series was created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. 10725 Penrose St, Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.

Jan 27

Holocaust Museum LA’s Virtual Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz – Two online programs: Holocaust survivor David Lenga bears witness to the Shoah (Hebrew for “catastrophe”) 11 am (register in advance for the Zoom link: Later in the day, cartographer Pavel Belsky discusses the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hillel Newman, PhD, consul general of Israel to the Pacific Southwest Region, gives remarks on the remembrance, 6 pm (register in advance for the Zoom link: bit. ly/33WF1bS). Visit the museum, by reservation-only, 100 the Grove Drive, Los Angeles.;

Jan 28

Shabbat at Temple Judea: A service, 6:15 pm Must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, valid ID and wear a mask to attend. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the in-person service, 7 pm Check the newsletter for how to watch the service on YouTube or on Zoom. The temple’s “Chai Times” newsletter: 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Shabbat with Temple Beth Hillel: The service is in-person and also online on Facebook Live or Zoom, 7 pm Check here for how to watch online: Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Masks required. Service is in a tent, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

Feb 12-13

Soup ‘R Bowl CSUN Food Pantry Drive at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: Donate canned soup and other canned items, dry boxed items and pasta, plus hygiene items, 10 am-1 pm Feb 12 and 8:30-11:30 am Feb 13. The food pantry at Cal State Northridge benefits students who do not have much income for food while school is in session ( Drop off donations at a drive-through at the church, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. Details on the drive on the church’s January newsletter “The Spire” here:

Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected]. 818-713-3708.

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