Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year festival, begins on September 6th at sunset. There are a variety of reasons for Jews to hear the blowing of a shofar, or ram’s horn, on Rosh Hashana. One reason for this is that changing behavior from negative to positive in the New Year is a wake-up call. In the 2020 photo, Rabbi Reuven Mintz of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newport Beach shows the blowing of a shofar used during Rosh Hashana services. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register / SCNG)
Here is a selection of services in the San Fernando Valley area September 4th-11.
First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: Christina Chambers will deliver the message at 9am and 11am on September 5th. The Sunday Bulletin is available on the website for more information on each service. The community’s “The Spire” newsletter: bit.ly/3j0QMSK. The church is located at 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.facebook.com/fpcgh; www.fpcgh.org
Dare to be different: Rev. Rob Denton delivers the message from a series of sermons, “Dare to Be Different,” a study of the Beatitudes, 9:00 am and 10:30 am (indoor and online) on September 5th. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hill. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.org; www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch
Reach higher: Rev. Michael McMorrow shares the message based on the center’s September theme, “Reaching Higher” on September 5 at 9:00 am and 10:30 am (the center will take reservations for personal services no later than September 4 at 3:00 pm; call or visit the center’s Facebook page for more information: (conta.cc/3gYXR69) In addition, McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset” on the center’s Facebook page from Monday to Friday at lunchtime (www.facebook.com/ csl.granadahills.). Click the link to watch the service here: www.youtube.com/user/CSLGranadaHills. Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. https: // www.cslgh.org
Services with Rev. Chuck Bunnell on Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: Personal services on September 5th at 9am at the Prince of Peace (9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge) and also at 11am at St. Andrew’s Lutheran (15520 Sherman Way, Van Nuys). For more information or prayer requests, 818-782-5953.
No fear: Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message based on Isaiah 35: 4-7 at a service at 9:30 am on September 5th. Sermons can also be viewed here www.cplchurch.org/worship-videos-2. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.cplchurch.org
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost with the Lutheran Church of St. Luke: Pastor Janet Hansted delivers the message at 9:30 am on September 5th. Zoom meeting information on the website. The church is in Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-3070. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/St.Luke.Woodland.Hills; www.stlukelutheran.com
Chatsworth Lake Parish Church: Rev. Dale Dawson delivers the message at 10 a.m. on September 5th. The service will take place outdoors (weather permitting). 23449 Lake Manor Drive, Chatsworth. 818-712-0079. Email: [email protected] Facebook: bit.ly/3sLBeqv. www.chatsworthlakechurch.com
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Parish churches in the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties are open for indoor masses (read the latest guidelines here: bit.ly/2Sayfdk). Sunday masses will be broadcast live from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels at 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (in Spanish): lacatholics.org/mass-for-the-homebound. The daily masses are broadcast live from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels at 12:10 p.m. (in English; no Spanish mass). Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacatholics. More information: lacatholics.org
All work was worth it: Rev. Bill Freeman delivers the news at 10 a.m. on September 5th. Find the zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. kirche-ish.org
I Believe in the Holy Spirit – Last Supper Sunday: Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message based on John 2: 15-5, 10 am (in English) and 11:30 am (in Korean) on September 5th (pre-registration for personal participation: bit.ly/3zR78Ek). Also watch it online here: youtube.com/numcvideo. The Church’s September Newsletter: northridgeumc.org/news/methodist/2021/September.pdf. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook: www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org
Sunday with the Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): Rev. Scott Furukawa will conduct the service at 10:00 am on September 5th. The wearing of masks is required. The service can also be followed live on the church’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/whccucc. Latest announcements: www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org/updates/. 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected] www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org
All dogs go to heaven: Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message based on Mark 7: 24-37 at 10:30 am on September 5th. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Email: [email protected] Facebook: bit.ly/2BPcdo4. Website: bit.ly/3xH8IXQ
Higher level: Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message at 10:30 am on September 5th. The service is also available on Facebook by using the link here: bit.ly/3gXrPY7. Center for Spiritual Life-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Strasse. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org
Winnetka Church of Christ: Rev. Bruce Evans delivers the message at 10:45 am on September 5th. Bible study, 9:45 am on September 5 and other Sundays; also continued at 7.30 p.m. September 8 and Wednesdays. 7054 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-795-5566. Email: [email protected]ölkeret.com
I live in the flow of good: Rev. Sue Rubin gives her thoughts on the September issue of the Unity Burbank Center for Spiritual Awareness, 11am on September 5th. The monthly theme is based on Hosea 14: 7. Background information on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: www.unity.org. Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank
Film evening outdoors in the Christian Reformed Church Bethel: Watch The Prince of Egypt (1998) at 7.30pm. 5th September. For free. 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. 818-767-4488. www.bethelsunvalley.com
Adat Yeshua Messianic Jewish Congregation: Rosh Hashanah services, 6.30 p.m. September 6 and 11.00 a.m. September 7. Yom Kippur services, 7.30 p.m. September 15 and 11.00 a.m. September 16. Also, Yizkor, a memorial service, 1 and the Neila service, 6:10 p.m. September 16. Meet at West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave, West Hills. 818-222-0200. www.adatyshua.org
All is well with my soul – World Unity Day of Prayer: The 24-hour event includes prayers, meditations, music and speakers, 5pm, September 8th until 5pm. the 9th of September. Register in advance to receive the zoom link: www.unity.org/wdop/schedule. Information about Unity here: www.unity.org
Adat Chaverim Humanistic High Holiday Celebration: The service will be led by Cantor Jonathan Freidmann, PhD, and members of the congregation, 2 p.m. on September 12th. Tickets $ 50; 15 dollars children. Reservations required. Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moor Park St., Encino. 888-552-4552 Email: [email protected]
Food campaign for CSUN Food Pantry: The First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills Community Concerns Committee is holding a non-perishable grocery campaign on September 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on September 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., around the grocery pantry at Cal State University in Northridge Topping up benefits students who do not have a high income for food during school time. Current needs: canned food and dry packaging such as pasta; also hygiene items such as soap, women’s products and shampoos. No glass containers. 10400 Zelzah Avenue, Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org/outreach. More details on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/fpcgh
Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Los Angeles: Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, will be the guest speaker, 6:30 am-9am. 21st September. Reservations are accepted immediately. Cards $ 40; $ 350 for a table for 10 people. The event will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 800-838-1356. www.lacatholicpb.org
Submit information at least two weeks in advance. [email protected] 818-713-3708.