Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, May 8-15

First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills on Zelzah Avenue in Northridge. (Google Street View)

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

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

Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. May 8 (click on the Facebook link here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. May 14 ( 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 9. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Be a Godly Woman: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers a Mother’s Day message, based on Isaiah 66:2, Matthew 6:33-34 and Proverbs 31:30, at the 9 a.m. (on the lawn) and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) on May 9. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Back to the Sanctuary: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message as the congregation moves back indoors, 9 a.m. (a blended service), and 11 a.m. (contemporary service) on May 9. Masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken; limited seating. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. Email: Facebook: Read more about the Covid-19 guidelines and the church here:

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

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

Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on May 9: 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.

Favoritism: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Acts 10:34-48, 9:30 a.m. May 9. 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.

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

How Do You See?: The Rev. Joseph Choi, from Northridge United Methodist Church, delivers the message, based on Deuteronomy 1:19-33, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on May 9. Watch here: The church’s May newsletter: 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Thanks for Loving Others: The Rev. Bill Freeman, from Congregational Church of Chatsworth, explains the message online, 10 a.m. May 9. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Sixth Sunday in Easter with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Online on YouTube, 10 a.m. May 9. Readings for this service: Psalm 98, Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17. Find the Sunday bulletin and links to the online service 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:

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

Flower Communion Sunday: Rev. Matthew McHale and worship associate David Early lead the service, 10:30 a.m. May 9. 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.

@relationaljesus with First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message  based on John 17:6-19, 10:30 a.m. May 9. Watch on the church’s Facebook here:, or YouTube here: More about the church here:

Revolutionary Love: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s May theme “Wholly Holy Uprising,” 10:30 a.m. May 9. 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:

Rise Up, Stand Up: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the Sunday message, 10:30 a.m. May 9 (click to watch here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

I Am One With Life: Liz Raci gives her thoughts on the center’s May theme, 11 a.m. May 9. 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:

Shabbat with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6-7:15 p.m. May 14 ( and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon May 15 ( The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650.

Shabbat with Temple Ramat Zion: Evening service, 6 p.m. May 14, and the morning service, 9 a.m. May 15. The Conservative Jewish congregation is at 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge (registration is required for in-person attendance.). Voice mail, 818-360-1881. Watch the services on the YouTube link from the website.

Shabbat with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch the service, 6:15 p.m. May 14. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email: The temple’s Facebook:

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. May 14. The service is indoors (masks required; read other guidelines on the temple’s “Chai Times” newsletter for attending). 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Shavuot – Ascending the Mountain: Join with Temple Judea in Tarzana and Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo for an evening of study and music related to Shavuot – the holiday of reliving the experience of receiving the Ten Commandments and the Torah, 6:15 p.m. May 16 to 2 a.m. May 17. Check the details and how to watch here:

Shavuot with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: “Tikkun Leil Shavuot” program, 7:30-11 p.m. May 16 (check here for how to participate on Zoom: Shavuot morning service online, 10 a.m. May 17 ( Rabbi Richard Camras and Cantor Jackie Rafii lead an evening service, 7 p.m. May 17 (watch on Zoom here: and use ID: 89853735830 and Passcode: Shavuot). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650.

Shavuot with Chabad of the Conejo: Service, with a reading of the Ten Commandments, 9:30 a.m. May 17. Check out more Shavuot services, including services at other Chabad locations in the Conejo Valley, on the website. Outdoors, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991.

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







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