Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 14-21

A Seat at the Table, a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Diversity gathering, will be held on Jan. 15 at Congregational Church of the Chimes on Magnolia Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (Google Street View)


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


Jan. 14


Walking with Mary – Caminando con María — Catholic Conference to Help Guide Parents in 2023: Speakers share tips on improving family relationships, ideas to improve spirituality in themselves and their children and mental health concerns, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Speakers: The Rev. Rocky Hoffman (Relevant Radio), Emily and Daniël Hussem, the Rev. Hector Ramirez (Mater Fatima) and the Catholic Central Family Theater Productions. Conference is bilingual. Admission $15. Reservation required. Our Lady of Grace Church, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino.

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. Jan. 15. The Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. January newsletter, the Oakleaves: Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.


Jan.  15


Second Sunday after Epiphany: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. 6968. Sunday’s service bulletin: This week’s newsletter: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:

The Way It Works: 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. This week’s details:

Second Sunday after Epiphany: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the bulletin for the service: ( St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

What Are You Lacking?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, 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.;

When We Lose Our Jesus…: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Luke 2:41-52, 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: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Hold Fast to God’s Word: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, 10 a.m. service. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.;

Come and See – Second Sunday after the Epiphany: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on John 1:29-42, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Details:

A Year of Grace and Gratitude: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin 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: Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” January newsletter:

A Seat at the Table – Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Diversity at Congregational Church of the Chimes: Event includes messages by Shawn Burkley, Shahnaz Panaheduh and the congregation’s pastors, the Revs. Beth Bingham and Curtis Peek, music by Wilson Sandoval and Raye Zaragoza, “discussion tables,” art and food, 4-6 p.m. Doors open, 3:30 p.m. Make a reservation to attend from the link. Location, Bower Hall at the church, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.


Jan. 17


Judaism Prophecy and Practice – From the Bones of Ezekiel to the Flesh of the Leper: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel continues his adult education series on the topic. Third lecture, “Pekuach Nefesh — How to Save a Soul (Life) and Prevent Death,” 7 p.m. The lectures are also available on Zoom (check the website for how to join on Zoom). Other dates: Feb. 14 and March 14. Free but donations are accepted. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.


Jan. 20


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

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for January: Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.


Jan. 23


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,


Feb. 12


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:


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

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