Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 9-16 – LA Daily News

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Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The Rev. Titus Utecht delivers the message at the “Real Presence” service, 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. Sept. 10. The September “Oak Leaves” newsletter: Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.
BBQ and Movie Night at Bethel Church: Enjoy a dinner, 6 p.m., followed by a screening of “Zootopia” (2016) at 7:30 p.m. Also, learn about the church and congregation at “Back to Church Sunday, the beginning of their fall ministry season, 10 a.m. Sept. 17. Location, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.
Selichot at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.
Selichot at Temple Beth Hillel: Rabbi Sarah Hronsky leads the service, 7 p.m. Location, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148.
Selichot at Temple Ahavat Shalom: Rabbi Becky Hoffman and Cantorial Soloist Elizabeth Kerstein lead the service, 7:30 p.m. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258.
Selichot at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson leads the service, 8 p.m. Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Details:
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Services, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: Newsletter: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:
Love on a Spectrum: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details on Facebook:
What Do You Owe?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Romans 13:1-10, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.
Back-2-Church – Kick-Off Sunday: The Rev. Lance Allen delivers a message based on Matthew 7:15-20, at the 10 a.m. service. The church’s September “The Spire” newsletter: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831.
Greener Grass: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Luke 15:11-19, at the 10 a.m. English-language service. Pastor Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. Korean-language service. The September newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.
When God Calls…: Pastor Taulau Tupua delivers the message, based on Genesis 2:4b-25 and Mark 1:16-20, at 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. Newsletter for the week and details:
Reseda Church of Christ: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, with special guest soloist Ashley Elizabeth Crowe, 10 a.m. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755.
Ingathering and Water Communion: The Rev. Matthew McHale leads the service, with worship associate Jeremy Pace, in marking the new church year for Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 10:30 a.m. Location, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.
Fall Kick-Off and Communion Sunday: The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp leads the service, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Weekly newsletter:
Prayer: Matt Toronto gives his perspective on the church’s theme for September, based on Ephesians 1:16, at 11 a.m. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” September newsletter:
Sylmar Christian Fellowship Church: Pastor Pierre Howard and First Lady and Evangelist Mary Howard lead the worship service, 11 a.m. Location, 13901 Polk St. 818-364-8955. Facebook:
Filipino American Association of St. Euphrasia Parish: Announce a Filipino Mass, 12:30 p.m. (and also, every second Sunday of the month). Location, 11760 Shoshone Ave., Granada Hills.
Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church – A Tribute to Eddie Harris: A spiritual concert with Lanny Hartley, Don Littleton, Kevin O’Neil and Phillip Whack as they present a way to hear and see “the word of God through music and art,” 6 p.m. Free admission/an offering will be taken. Location, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details:
Adat Yeshua Messianic Jewish Congregation: Messianic Pastor Mike Cohen leads the Rosh Hashana service, 7:30 p.m., and Elijah Cohen is the speaker at the 11 a.m. Sept. 16 service. Location, 7475 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. 818-222-0200.
Magical Tashlich Rosh Hashana Retreat: Rabbi-Cantor Judy Greenfeld leads the interactive gathering with a healing ceremony sound bath, meditation, journal-writing and prayer, 2-5 p.m. Cost $100 (can be applied to membership subscription). Reservations required. Location, Westward Beach, Malibu (directions will be given upon registration). Dana, 818-789-7314. Details and to make a reservation and payment:
Worship Summit – Pepperdine University: The annual event includes guest speaker Jonathan Evans, a former National Football League fullback who is currently a chaplain with the Dallas Cowboys (co-author, with his father the Rev. Tony Evans, “Get in the Game: a Spiritual Workout for Athletes”); Phil Wickham, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter; United Voice Worship, an a cappella group, on Sept. 16. Dinner at 5 p.m. (from food trucks) and the worship event at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but registration is required at Location, Firestone Fieldhouse at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4448. and About Pepperdine University:
Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism High Holiday Celebration: Cantor Jonathan Friedman leads the combined High Holiday celebration, 2 p.m. Cost $50; $15 ages 12 and younger. Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino. Reservations required by email: or 888-552-4552. Facebook:
Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast: Guest speaker Joe Sikorra, former police officer, actor, stuntman, author, musician and a licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses “Faith Through Adversity,” 6:30-9 a.m. Tickets $40; $350 for table for 10. Reservations required in advance. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 626-476-4888. Email:
Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills holds a non-perishable food drive to help stock the food pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and also 8:30-11 a.m. Sept. 24. The pantry benefits students who do not have much income for food while school is in session. Current needs: canned or boxed food items and hygiene items. No glass containers or past-date items. Drive-thru and a church volunteer will unload your donation at the church, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831. More details on California State University, Northridge Food Pantry here: and a wish list here:
Send information at least two weeks ahead. 818-713-3708.
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