Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills. (Google Street View)
Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
OneLife LA – Our Mission Is Love: The ninth annual event celebrates the beauty and dignity of life. Rally, 11 a.m. at La Placita Olvera Kiosk (845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles); followed by a “Walk for Life,” at 12:30 p.m. to Los Angeles Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St.). Inspirational speakers and performers at the park, 2-4 p.m. Check the website for keynote speakers. Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates a “Requiem for the Unborn” Mass, 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles). Registration requested online, (onelifela.org/register). Event will be live streamed: lacatholics.org/onelifela. Details about the event, www.onelifela.org
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. Jan. 22. The Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. January newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3IKbEwa. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
Every Person Has a Name – International Holocaust Remembrance: The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and the City of Pasadena host a reading of names of those who died in the Holocaust, beginning 7 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Jan. 22. The event is in advance of Jan. 27, the United Nations designated day of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Pasadena City Hall, 100 Garfield Ave. Also, on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/jewishsgpv. JewishSGPV.org
Lunar New Year – Midnight Temple Ceremony: Participants make offerings, burn incense and seek blessings, 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 22. Firecrackers will be set off. According to the temple’s website, Thien Hau Temple is dedicated to Mazu — Thien Hau in Vietnamese — the Taoist goddess of the sea and to those whose cultures are associated with the sea. Thien Hau Temple, 756 Yale St., Los Angeles. 213-680-1860. www.thienhautemple.com/about-us
Third Sunday after Epiphany: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. 6968. Sunday’s service bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS. This week’s newsletter: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What It Does: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s January theme is “Root and Reboot.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. This week’s details: bit.ly/3J02Xh6
Stay Close to Jesus: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Communion at both services. The “Spire” newsletter: bit.ly/3XrGUVc. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org; www.facebook.com/fpcgh/
Third Sunday after Epiphany: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the bulletin for the service: (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1). St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com
Who’s the Leader?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons are recorded and available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org
Baptized in the River…: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Matthew 3:1-12, at the 10 a.m. service (English-language). The Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. service (Korean-language). The January newsletter: bit.ly/3hXceeX. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.
Casting Nets – Third Sunday after the Epiphany and United Women of Faith Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Matthew 4:12-23, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Guest speaker is Rev. Mary Ann Swenson, retired bishop of the United Methodist Church. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details: bit.ly/3GUnm4t
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Pastor Joshua Berg, the church’s sabbatical minister in 2022, is the guest speaker, with David Early, worship associate, 10:30 a.m. Location, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuus.org
A Year of Grace and Gratitude: Liz Raci gives her perspective on the topic of the month at the 11 a.m. service. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” January newsletter: bit.ly/3kcQCfi
Speaking Peace with Nonviolent Communication: Gail McManus leads a class on the topic, 1-4 p.m. Fee $20. Make a reservation by email to the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, email@example.com. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.gailmcmanus.com. Details: bit.ly/3J02Xh6
Jewish Meditation – The Jewish Spiritual Pathway of Deep Focus: Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf discusses the topic and introduces three meditative exercises, 8 p.m. Wolf is dean of Spiritgrow at the Josef Kryss Holistic Centre in Australia. Fee $12. Reservations required. Conejo Jewish Academy, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Reservations, 818-991-0991 or on the website, www.jewishacademy.com
Sacred Cinema Film Night at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: A screening of the film “Wild” (2014), 7 p.m. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. (call to find out what is needed for the potluck). The themes and meaning of the film will be discussed at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Jan. 29. Location, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuuc.org
Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for January: bit.ly/3GXc8xx. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Resources: www.ushmm.org/remember/international-holocaust-remembrance-day
Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita: The group hosts a Valentine’s Dinner, noon. Dancing music by Valery Moiseyev. Cost $45 (includes meal and a complimentary glass of wine). Reservations and payment required by Feb. 7. Location, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 23223 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. Make a reservation to Anna Riggs, 661-645-7877. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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