Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, May 20-27


Kol Tikvah on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)


Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.


May 20


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. May 21. The May “Oak Leaves” newsletter: Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.


May 21


Seventh Sunday of Easter: Services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: This week’s newsletter: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s May theme is “Light Within the Shadows.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details:

What Does This Mean?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Acts 1:11, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:

Seventh Sunday of Easter at St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check the website for the Sunday bulletin. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Fully Participate!: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, based on Romans 6:1-14, at 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. Newsletter for this Sunday:

Jesus’ Greatest Wish!: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on John 17:1-11, at the 10 a.m. service (English-language), and the Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. service (Korean-language). The May newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: A pastoral candidate delivers this Sunday’s message,10 a.m. (special time this Sunday). The May “Spire” newsletter: Location, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.;

Sunday at Reseda Church of Christ: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, 10 a.m. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755. Church website:

How Do We Heal Historic Wrongs?: The Rev. Matthew McHale, with worship associate Jeremy Pace, discusses the message, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Significance – Seventh Sunday of Easter: Interim pastor, the Rev. Christian Washington, continues a sermon series on the topic, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Church details: Updates on services:

First United Methodist Church San Fernando: The Rev. Stan Ferguson delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. Location, 1525 Glenoaks Blvd., San Fernando. 818-365-3156.

Friendship: A guest speaker discusses the study topic of the month, 11 a.m. The topic is based on the verse John 15:13. 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” May newsletter:

Anything Goes – A Cole Porter Celebration: The La Cañada Presbyterian Chancel Choir and Orchestra perform classic songs, 2 p.m. Pre-concert lecture, 1:30 p.m. Free admission. La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. 818-790-6708. Details:


May 25


Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Seventy Faces of Torah: Study session, 7:30-11:50 p.m. Some portions of the evening are livestream on the website. Reservations required ( Location, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650.


May 26


Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Details:

Shavuot Shabbat at Kol Tikvah: 6:30 p.m. Location, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670.

Shavuot at Temple Ahavat Shalom: A Shavuot Yizkor service, 6:30 p.m., followed by a Shavuot Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258.

Shavuot at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the Shavuot Yizkor and Shabbat services, 7 p.m. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.


Send information at least two weeks ahead. 818-713-3708.

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