Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 5-12 – Daily News

Unity Burbank, Center for Spiritual Awareness on South Victory Boulevard at West Cedar Avenue. (Google Street View)

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

March 6th

First 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 – First Sunday in Lent – Communion Sunday: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on James 1:17-25, at the 9 and 11 am 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.

Honesty-Nothing But the Truth: 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 Radiant Health: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers 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:

What’s in Your Heart? — First Sunday in Lent: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Romans 10:8b-13, 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.;

First Sunday in Lent with St. Luke Lutheran Church: Guest speaker the Rev. Chryll Crews delivers the message online, 9:30 am Readings, with lector Kate Ivanjack: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91: 1-2 and 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13. 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 and the bulletin to download:

Giving Up Lent for Lent: The Rev. Bill Freeman discusses the topic online at 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Who Do You Say Jesus Is?: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on John 7:37-44, 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 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].

Releasing Nature’s Protected Spark: 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.;

Right Work: Gregory Cline 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:

Tempting Jesus — First Sunday in Lent — Communion Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Luke 4:1-3, at 10:30 am First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates:; details on this service, and also a Lenten Bible Study on Thursday:

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: The Rev. Michelle Hubbard gives her 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:

March 7th

The Kosher Pickle Making Workshop: Conejo Jewish Academy presents a class where you will learn pickle history and how to make dill pickles, 7:30 pm Guest speaker is Rabbi Shmuley Marcus. Participants will make and take home a jar of their own “personalized pickles.” Cost $18 (fill out the form and pay online from the website). 30347 Canwood St, Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991.

March 8

We Lived There Too! – Adult Education Class at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel discusses the final class in the series “China and Japan,” 7 pm Free/donation. 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. The temple’s March “Chai Times” newsletter: 818-843-4787.

March 11

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

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

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

March 13

Purim at Temple Aliyah: Carnival, 10:30 am-3:30 pm Purchase carnival tickets in advance online for a discount (good for food and games; Purim Megillah and “The Real West Side Shpiel,” 6:30 pm March 16 (reservations required here: 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545.

March 16

Purim at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Purim Shspiel “West Hills Story,” 6-7:30 pm (takes place on the school yard; costumes encouraged). Ma’ariv service and a full reading of the Megillah of Esther, 7:30-8:45 pm (in the sanctuary). Also, a “Purim Family Fun Day,” 11 am-2 pm March 20 ($10 per child donation; food available for purchase; see details on the website). 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. See details for Purim on the calendar page:

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:

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:

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

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