Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 12-19


The images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, on pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, are stopping on Nov. 12-13 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church on Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City. (Google Street View)


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


Nov. 12


Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego pilgrimage: The images go to various parishes in the tri-county region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The images are at St. Genevieve Parish, Nov. 12-13 (14061 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City). Find the complete pilgrimage schedule here: The pilgrimage culminates on Dec. 4 with the 91st annual procession to East Los Angeles Community College Stadium, followed by a Mass.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church: Donate foods for Thanksgiving that will be distributed by the congregation’s Mission Outreach partner, Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys. Donations accepted, 10 a.m.-noon; and also, at 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 (church service is at 9:30 a.m.). Check the list of foods requested on the flyer here: Please pack foodstuffs in sturdy bags. Location, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. 818-348-8343.

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a contemporary service at 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. on Sunday. Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s November newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.


Nov. 13


Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. (the 10 a.m. service is live stream). Sunday service bulletin: 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. The congregation’s newsletter for this week: Information on how to watch online:

Jesus, the Way, Truth and the Life: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on John 14:1-7, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s November newsletter, the Spire: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

We are One with Our Good: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s November theme is “Gratitude.” Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. This week’s details:

Never Tire of Doing Good – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Sermons also are available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost at St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also, the Sunday bulletin: Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

New Heavens, a New Earth and Our New Life: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Isaiah 65:17-25, at the 10 a.m. (English-language), and the Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. (Korean-language) service. The church’s November newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Justice – Perspective Matters: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, 10 a.m. Weekly newsletter: First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218.;

Reflections on Veterans Day: Todd Covert, worship leader, leads the service and discusses the topic, 10:30 a.m. Check for how to watch the service online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

I Embrace Giving Thanks: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on the topic of the month, based on 2 Corinthians 2:14, 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” newsletter:

Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church: The Sabine Pothier Trio with Jonathon Kirsch, Sabine Pothier and Izaak Weatherwax, 6 p.m. Free admission. An offering will be taken. 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details in the church’s newsletter for November:


Nov. 17


North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Thanksgiving Service: Members of congregations that support the pantry come together for the service, 7:30 p.m. Donations of canned food, diapers, wipes, plastic jars of peanut butter and cash donations will be gratefully accepted for the North Hollywood Interfaith Pantry ( List of congregations supporting the pantry: The service this year will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 11235 Moorpark St., Studio City. 818-769-5911.


Nov. 18


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

Folk Song and Family Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 7 p.m. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258.

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


Nov. 19


Outdoor Market at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church: The event includes sales of baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, plants and vintage records, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds go to support the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry. Location, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.


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

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