Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church on Jordan Avenue at Wyandotte Street in Canoga Park.
Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a contemporary service at 5 pm Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 am on Sunday (the congregation holds a re-dedication ceremony of the church sanctuary on Sunday). Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s July newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3uf5Na0. The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
Forgiveness – Your Guilt: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers the message, based on 1 Timothy 1:15 and Romans 5:12-18, at the 9 am and 10:30 am services. The new sermon series is based on the book “Grace Is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain and Rewrite Your Story” by Kyle Idlemen. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch; www.wvcch.org
I Am Guided by the Wisdom of God: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 am The center’s July theme is “Freedom.” In addition, the Rev. Michael McMorrow often gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” around noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills). Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check here for this Sunday’s updates: conta.cc/3yvKzah
When We Can’t Forgive Ourselves: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, 9 and 11 on The church’s July newsletter “The Spire”: bit.ly/3I4DbpH. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org
Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Sunday worship moves to a one-time service, 9 am (and Sundays through Aug. 21). Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Details and bulletin for the Sunday service: conta.cc/3RbUitQ
Peace Like a River: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Isaiah 66:10-14, at 9:30 am Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org
Fourth Sunday in Pentecost: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 am Check here for the Sunday bulletin tab (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1) and also the newsletter. St Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com
America Is Not a Democracy: The Rev. Bill Freeman discusses the topic online at 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. church-ish.org
Wer bin ich?: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on John 1:1-8, at the 10 am combined service with the English and Korean languages congregations. The church’s newsletter for July: bit.ly/3AhXttO. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org
To Question, Truly Is an Answer – Question Box Sunday: The Rev. Matthew McHale answers questions from the congregation on faith and spirituality, with worship associate Aimee Noel, at 10:30 am You may send a question in advance through the links. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org. Watch this service from a link here: bit.ly/3bCuC9j
The One in the Middle: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 am Also available to watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3NFQA8G. Center for Spiritual Living- Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org
I Embrace Forgiveness: The Rev. Maureen Hoyt gives her thoughts on Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s July theme, 11 am Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter: bit.ly/3OOOGUs
Kabbalat Shabbat at Kol Tikvah: 6:30 pm 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. www.koltikvah.org
Independence Day Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 7pm Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. www.tasnorthridge.org/
Sports Shabbat at Temple Aliyah: 7 pm Fun dress code: wear your favorite team’s tee shirt or jersey. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545. www.templealiyah.org/
Holy Spirit Retreat Center: A day retreat “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” that focuses on how every human’s life has been made and shaped by the “divine spark,” 9 am-3:30 pm Presenter is Bryanna Benedetti-Coomber, MDiv. Register by July 5 with a $10 nonrefundable deposit; retreat fee is $45 without lunch; $55 with lunch. 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Sister Marie, 818-815-4496. Details and registration here: bit.ly/3oTrCJy
Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected] 818-713-3708.