Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 12-19 – Daily News

Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge. (Google Street View)

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

March 13

Second Sunday in Lent at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The Rev. Canon Rand Reasoner delivers the message, 8 and 10 am (10 am service is live stream; click on the link from the website). 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Details on this Sunday’s services:

Directions for How to Treat Others, Part Two – Second Sunday in Lent: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on James 2:1-13, at the 9 and 11 on Sunday services. Watch the service on YouTube from the website link. Read more about the church in the March “The Spire” newsletter here: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Generosity – Give It All You Got: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers the message, part of a sermon series “Character Still Counts,” at the 9 am and 10:30 am services. The 10:30 am service is live stream on the website. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Reboot Prosperity Consciousness: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 am services. The center’s March theme is “Reboot.” Watch the 10:30 am service live 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. Check the center’s Facebook page for updates. Details on this week’s online service:

Reform and Transform — Second Sunday in Lent: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Jeremiah 26 and Philippians 3, at 9:30 am Also, a Lenten evening worship service is held weekly during Lent, 6:30 pm on Wednesday. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Second Sunday in Lent with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message online, 9:30 am 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. Check for the Sunday bulletin here:

From Inner Faith to Inter Faith: The Rev. Bill Freeman explains the message online at 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

The Abundant Life: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on John 10:1-10, at 10 am (in English) and at 11:30 am (in Korean). Also, service are available to watch online here: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Sunday at Global Truth Center: The Rev. James Mellon delivers the message, 10 am in-person and online. 880 Hampshire Road, Suite W, Westlake Village. 818-508-7171. Read about the historical background of Centers for Spiritual Living, once known as Religious Science, that originated in the New Thought movement in the late 1800s:

Sunday at Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 am Also, watch live on the church’s Facebook here: or on Zoom (see the recent announcements page for the Zoom information). Recent announcements: Location, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected]

Chickens and Foxes: The Rev. Beth Bingham explains the message, based on Luke 13:31-35, at 10:30 am Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

Creation’s Training Wheels: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 am Also available to watch on Facebook here: Center for Spiritual Living- Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Sabbatical Minister Joshua Berg explains the message, 10:30 am Also, options to watch the service on Zoom at or listen by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800 and Password: chalice. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101.; details on this service:

Scaring Jesus — Second Sunday in Lent: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Luke 13:31-35, at 10:30 am First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates:; details on the Sunday service, and also a Lenten Bible Study on Thursdays:

Sunday at St James Presbyterian Church: The Rev. Erik Daily, PhD, delivers the message, 10:30 am 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057.;

I Embrace Perfect Health: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s March theme, 11 am (or watch live on the center’s Facebook). March’s theme is based on 1 Corinthians 6:19. Background on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: Details on the church and services in March’s “Words of Light” newsletter:

Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church: Music from the Hyung Kyu Lee Jazz Quintet and a spiritual message, 6 pm Free/offering. 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

March 18

Purim Shabbat and Community Celebration at Kol Tikvah: Register in advance for the service and a “Ted Lasso” inspired Purim Shpiel, 5 pm Costumes encouraged (soccer or “Ted Lasso” theme or Purim story personalities). Comedy magician Robert Baxt wants to perform. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. Details and reservation form:

Shabbat at Temple Judea: A service, 6:15 pm (indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather) at 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Purim at Temple Ahavat Shalom: A “It’s Purim Y’All” theme Shabbat service at 6:30 pm (costume parade: western attire encouraged). No reservations required for the service. Reservations are required in advance for the Purim activities at 7:15 pm Activities include: square dancing, mechanical bull, horseshoe toss and “Lasso the Bull” games and an “Old West Playland” for children. 18200 Rinaldi Place, North Ridge. 818-360-2258. Click on the “It’s Purim Y’All” link on the website to make a reservation:

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 pm The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for March: 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Purim Shabbat at Temple Beth Hillel: 7pm 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148. Details on attending in-person or online here:

March 19

The Feast of St. Joseph – Guardian of the Redeemer: Southern California Renewal Communities with the Rev. Bob Garon and Dominic Berardino lead an event celebrating St. Joseph, 10 am-4 pm A Mass will be celebrated. Register by March 14 ($25, includes lunch); at the door, $35. St Didacus Parish Hall, 14325 Astoria St, Sylmar. 818-771-1361. Email: [email protected] Register on the website:

Full Moon World Healing Ceremony: The Spiritual Unity Movement holds the service, 6:55 pm SUM is an all-denominational, non-profit organization. Center for Spiritual Living—Antelope Valley, 1030 W. Ave. L-8, Lancaster. 855-786-2642.

Purim celebration: A multi-lingual reading of the Megillah of Esther, 7 pm The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for March: Temple Beth Emet, 600 N Buena Vista St, Burbank. 818-843-4787.

March 20

Purim Carnival at Temple Judea: Activities, food, games and rides, 10am-3pm Tickets $50 (good for all rides and inflatables); or purchase tickets for individual categories of food or fun (basic ticket is $1): activities (2-15); food items (1-6); games (3); Kids Zone (2-4); rides (2-6); raffle (5). Order tickets/wristband on the website. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

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