Religious events in the San Fernando Valley region, February 19-26 – Daily News

Canoga Park Lutheran Church on Jordan Avenue at Valerio Street. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of religious events in the San Fernando Valley region.

February 20

Loyalty – I will be there: Pastor John Stalboerger delivers the message, part of a series of “Character Still Matters” sermons, at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The 10:30 a.m. service is streamed live on the website. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Jethro – A man of good advice: Pastor Jim Sillerud discusses the topic, based on Exodus 18:13-33, during Sunday services from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Watch the service on YouTube from the website link. Read more about the church in “The Spire” February newsletter here: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Love Your Enemies – Seventh Sunday after Epiphany: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Luke 6:27-38, at 9:30 a.m. Masks required. Sermons can also be viewed on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: Lay leader Lisa Curtis delivers the Sunday message online, at 9:30 a.m. (church plans to hold online-only services through February; call to confirm). Click the YouTube link on the website to watch the service or follow Facebook’s instructions to watch on Zoom. The church is located at 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.; service details,

Life is not always green: Reverend Bill Freeman explains the message, online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

This is my story: Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on John 4:39-42, at 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean). Additionally, services are available to watch online here: February Church Bulletin: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

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

Do good: Rev. Beth Bingham, PhD, explains the message, based on Psalm 37:1-11 and 39-40, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Bingham or Reverend Curtis Peek give a devotional and prayer, 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, on the church’s Facebook page. Carillon Congregational Church, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124. Email: [email protected];

Every new day is love: Reverend Michael McMorrow delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. during a Online only service. The center’s February theme is “The Power of Love”. Click the link to watch a service here: Additionally, Reverend Michael McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset,” around noon Monday through Friday on the center’s Facebook page ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check the center’s Facebook page for updates.

Empowerment with music: Reagan Mozingo plays the harp and discusses the topic, with worship associate Nancy Watanabe, 10:30 a.m. Watch the service on Zoom at or by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800 and password: chalice. Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101.

Are there other stories? – Spiritual Life Center-Simi Valley: Reverend Stephen Rambo explains the message, online at 10:30 a.m. Watch on Facebook using the link here: 805-527-0870.;

Sunday at St. James Presbyterian Church: Reverend Erik Daily, PhD, delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057.

Above all, I embrace love: Reverend Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on Unity Burbank’s February theme – Center for Spiritual Awareness, at 11 a.m. (or watch live on the center’s Facebook page). The February theme is based on Colossians 3:1. Background to the unit, founded in the 1880s, here: Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: Details about the church and services in the February “Words of Light” newsletter:

Memorial Day – 80th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066: A panel of Japanese Americans recount their experiences after the February 19, 1942 Executive Order, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt, ordered the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of whom were born in the United States. United or who were naturalized citizens. . People were transferred to internment camps in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The talk marking this fateful anniversary will take place on February 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and masks required. Chatsworth West United Methodist Church, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Phil Shigekuni, 818-893-1581.

February 25

Shabbat at the Judean Temple: Service, 6:15 p.m. You must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, valid ID and wear a mask to attend. Outside at 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. The service is also available to watch on Zoom (see the website for details on how to watch). Must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, valid ID and wear a mask to attend. The February Temple Chai Times Newsletter: 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Shabbat at Temple Beth Hillel: 7:00 p.m. Details on attending in person or online here: 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

March 2

Holy Spirit Retreat Center Events: “Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer,” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (cost $45 without lunch or $55 with lunch; $10 non-refundable deposit and reservation required by February 25). “Silent Lenten Saturday”, 9 a.m. to noon on March 5. An introduction to the “centering prayer” given at 8 am (for those who know the “centering prayer”, arrive before 8:45 am) A donation/offering is appreciated for participation in this retreat. 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. 818-784-4515. Email: [email protected] Details and events, click on Day Retreats, here:

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


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