Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, May 1-8

Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills holds an online Sunday service and the Rev. Michael McMorrow presents an online “Mid Day Reset” at noon Monday to Friday. (Google Earth)

Here is a sampling of indoor, outdoor and online religious services in the San Fernando Valley area.

Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. May 1 (click on the Facebook link here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. May 7 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online on Facebook, 8 a.m. May 2. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Never Say Never: The Rev. John Stalboerger explains the message, from the sermon series “Attitude Adjustment,” based on Ephesians 2:8, John 11:40 and Isaiah 54:17, at the 9 a.m. (on the lawn) and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) on May 2. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

The Church on the Way: In-person and online Sunday service, 9 a.m., and an in-person service, 11 a.m. May 2. Senior pastors are Deborah and Tim Clark. 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. 818-779-8000. Email:;

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Traditional service, 9 a.m., and a contemporary service, 11:30 a.m. (also live stream on Facebook) on May 2. 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460. Facebook:

Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrews Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on May 2: 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace (9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge), and also at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran (15520 Sherman Way, Van Nuys). For more information or for prayer request, 818-782-5953.

Connected to Jesus: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on John 15:1-8, 9:30 a.m. May 2. The service is in-person but mask wearing and social distancing are observed. Sermons also available on the church’s Facebook ( or here Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.

Fifth Sunday in Easter with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. May 2. Watch on Facebook here: or the Zoom link from the website. The church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:

Don’t Be Afraid of Anyone!: The Rev. Joseph Choi, from Northridge United Methodist Church, delivers the message, based on Deuteronomy 1:9-18 (CEV), 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on May 2. Watch here: The church’s May newsletter: 818-886-1555. Facebook:

I’m So Proud of You: The Rev. Bill Freeman, from Congregational Church of Chatsworth, explains the message online, 10 a.m. May 2. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Fifth Sunday in Easter with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Online on YouTube, 10 a.m. May 2. Readings for this service: 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 and Psalm 22. Find the Sunday bulletin and links to online services here: The church is in Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (Spanish) from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 8 a.m. (in English). For local parishes that live stream Mass: Facebook: For more information:

Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message online, 10 a.m. May 2. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: Voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email:

Bring Many Names: Guest speaker the Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur explains the message, 10:30 a.m. May 2. Watch the service on Zoom with the link: and use ID: 8581092800 and the Password: chalice. Listen by phone: 669-900-6833 and use the ID number and press #. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church is in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Communion Sunday with First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message “@thetruevine,” based on John 15:1-8, 10:30 a.m. May 2. Have bread/cracker and grape or other juice ready for Communion. Watch on the church’s Facebook here: HEREj, or YouTube here:

These Three Things: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the Sunday message, 10:30 a.m. May 2 (click to watch here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

This Adventure Called Life: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message, based on the center’s May theme “Wholly Holy Uprising,” 10:30 a.m. May 2. In addition, McMorrow gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” at noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Click on the link to watch the service here:

I Am One With Life: The Rev. Maria Felipe gives her thoughts on the center’s May theme, 11 a.m. May 2. The theme is based on John 1:4. Watch the service on Zoom here: and use ID: 3148040257, or by phone, 669-900-6833 and use the ID and press #. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here: Sign up for the center’s “Words of Light” newsletter here:

Megillat Ruth: Ilan Sendowski, author of two books on Biblical commentary — Genesis and Esther — and a member of Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills, discusses the book and why it is read on Shavuot, 7 p.m. May 4. Join the class on Zoom from here: Shavuot begins at sundown, May 16.

Deuteronomy – Bible Study with Northridge United Methodist Church: The group explores the book of Deuteronomy, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 6 and following Thursdays through Aug. 26 ( 818-886-1555. Find the “Upcoming Events” calendar and scroll to the time and day to join the meeting on Zoom:

Shabbat with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6-7:15 p.m. May 7 and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon May 8 ( The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650.

Shabbat with Temple Ramat Zion: Evening service, 6 p.m. May 7, and the morning service, 9 a.m. May 8. The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Northridge. Voice mail, 818-360-1881. Watch on the YouTube link from the website. Registration is required for in-person attendance.

Shabbat with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch the service, 6:15 p.m. May 7. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email: The temple’s Facebook:

Encountering Christ in Harmony: The Office of Ethnic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles presents an online talk by the Rev. Linh Hoang, 10 a.m.-noon May 8. Auxiliary Bishop Alejandro “Alex” Aclan, from the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese will lead a question and answer session after the presentation. Register in advance here: 213-637-7356.

Mother’s Day Virtual Rosary: Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles hold the online Rosary, 2 p.m. May 8. Watch the live stream on Facebook here:, or

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







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