Religious Events in the San Fernando Valley, May 15-22 January – Daily News

Northridge United Methodist Church on Reseda Blvd. (Google Street View)

Here is a selection of religious events in the San Fernando Valley. Some congregations have switched to online-only services.

January 16

Thats how it works: Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at 10:30 am during an online-only service. The Center’s January theme is “Resurrection, Rebirth, Renewal.” Click the link to watch a service here: In addition, Rev. Michael McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset” on the Center’s Facebook page ( around noon Monday through Friday. Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details for this week here:

Second Sunday after Epiphany with St. Luke Lutheran Church: Guest speaker Rev. Thom Johnson will deliver the message during an online service at 9:30 a.m. (church plans to hold services online only through February; call to confirm). Click the YouTube link on the website to watch the service. The Church is located at 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Blessing – Second Sunday after Epiphany: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message based on Psalm 128 at 9:30 a.m. Mask requirement. Sermons can also be viewed on Facebook and the church website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Play the hand you were dealt: Rev. Bill Freeman explains the message online, 10am. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Through the Church: Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message based on Ephesians 3:7-13 at 10:00 am (in English) and 11:30 am (in Korean). The service can also be viewed 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): Rev. Craig Peterson will deliver the message online at 10 a.m. (church will hold services online only in January). Watch live on Church Facebook here: Latest announcements: Answering Service, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected].

He Had a Dream – Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: Reverend Beth Bingham will deliver the message at 10:30 p.m., Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

Imagining Renewal – an online ministry of the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Guest speaker Rabbi Joshua Gutoff and worship associate Brian Nelson will discuss the message at 10:30 a.m. during a Zoom-only service. Check out the link here: Use ID: 8581092800 and password: Chalice. By phone, 669-900-6833 and use the ID and #. The church is located in Canoga Park. Answering Service, 818-887-6101.

Simple Treasures – an online service with Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley: Reverend Stephen Rambo will deliver the message at 10:30 am, online only. The service can be viewed on Facebook at the following link: 805-527-0870.;

Wine before its time: Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on John 2:1-11, at the 10:30 am service. Masks are compulsory outside and inside the church or watch the service on the church’s YouTube page. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

I embrace and live my dreams: Rev. Jenenne Macklin offers her thoughts on the January theme from Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness at 11:00 am in an in-person service (or watch live on the center’s Facebook). The theme of the month is based on Job 22:28. Background information on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook:

January 18th

In the spirit of MLK: Interfaith Solidarity Network presents a program from Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speaker Karen Bass, Congresswoman, 8:30-9:30 am. Click on the link to make a reservation for the online presentation:

21th January

Shabbat in the Temple of Judea: A Worship Service, 6:15pm Must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, valid ID and wearing a mask to attend. 5429 Lindley Avenue, Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Tu B’shvat Shabbat with Kol Tikvah: Watch 18:30 here: The temple is located in Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. Email: [email protected].;

22nd of January

OneLife LA – Forward in Hope: The sixth annual event celebrates the beauty and dignity of life. 11:00 a.m. rally at La Placita Olvera (125 Paseo De LA Plaza), followed by a 12:30 p.m. march to Los Angeles Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St.). Inspirational Speakers and Music in the Park until 4:00 p.m. Keynote speakers include Gloria Purvis, host of the Gloria Purvis podcast; Sister Bethany Madonna, Sisters of Life; Sister Norma Pimentel, Missionaries of Jesus and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Other speakers: Christopher Duffley, Karyme Lozano, Mari Pablo and Ed Shoener. Music by Francis Cabildo, Las Colibrí and Sarah Kroger. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will celebrate Mass “A Life, A Light Requiem for the Unborn” at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles). Registration requested online ( Wearing masks is required. Event details,

January 23

Bethel Church: The church shows the television series “The Chosen Ones” about the life of Jesus through the eyes of people who have met him at 5 p.m. and thereafter on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The drama series was created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. 10725 Penrose Street, Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.

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

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