Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 8-15


Central Lutheran Church holds a rummage sale, 9 1 p.m. Oct. 8, in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)


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


Oct. 8


Golden West Fair at Church of the Chimes: The 71st fair kicks off with a pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m. The fair includes live entertainment, baked goods and books for sale, a Halloween fun house, a country store, a gift store and a silent auction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

Rummage sale at Central Lutheran Church: Items include books, clothing, furniture, home decor, dishes, plants and toys, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Parking for the sale is street parking. The sale will be in the church lot at 6425 Tyrone Avenue (at Victory Boulevard), Van Nuys. 818-785-5414. Email:

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 October newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.


Oct. 9


Eighteenth Sunday in Pentecost 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:

Call to Submit: The Rev. Jim Sillerud explains the message, based on Luke 5:1-11, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s October newsletter, the Spire: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

God Lives in Me and Enlarges My Life: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Details:

Are You Committed? – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Ruth 1:-19a, at 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.;

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

Where Are They?: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Luke 17:11-19, 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 October newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ): The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, 10 a.m. The church is located, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218.;

Awe: 10:30 a.m. Check the website for how to watch the service online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Jesus Restores: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Luke 17:11-19, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

I Embrace Letting Go and Letting God: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on the topic of the month, based on Psalm 55:22, 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: Experience the “word of God” through music performed by Yvette Devereaux, Mark Massey, Riner Scivally and Richard Simon, 6 p.m. Free admission. An offering will be taken. Location, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details in the church’s October newsletter:


Oct. 22


Halloween Costume Ball with Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita: The event includes dinner, complimentary wine, dancing to music by a DJ, costume contest and door prizes, 6-10 p.m. Tickets $40. Reservations required by Oct. 17. Mail a check written out to The Italian Catholic Club and mail to The Italian Catholic Club, 23045 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita, CA 91321. The event is held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, 23045 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. More information, Anna Riggs, 661-645-7877.


Oct. 29


God of Day and God of Darkness – All Saints, All Souls and the Light of Hope: A day-retreat, led by the Rev. Mark Villano, with prayer, scripture and stories that “consider the mystery of God’s light in our lives,” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register and make a $10 deposit (non-refundable) by Oct. 26. Fee $45 without lunch; $55 with lunch. Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Sister Marie, 818-815-4496. Click on Featured Events, then One-Day Retreats, for details and to register:


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

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