Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, May 22-29

Central Lutheran Church on Tyrone Avenue at Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)

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

Garden Work Day at Central Lutheran Church: Volunteer to help renovate the Central Community Garden in order to create vegetable garden plots to help feed people in the local area, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22. Sign up for two or four-hour shift today or for the next work day in June. Donation to help renovate: 6425 Tyrone Ave., Van Nuys. 818-785-5414. Email: Facebook:

Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. May 22 (click on the Facebook link here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. May 28 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

Together in Prayer for Unity and Peace: Incarnation Catholic Church holds an outdoor vigil with speakers on the topic, 7 p.m. May 22. 1001 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-242-2579. Facebook:

Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online on Facebook, 8 a.m. May 23. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Hide and Seek: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers the message from the sermon series “Be Strong and Courageous,” based on Joshua 2, at the 9 a.m. (on the lawn) and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) on May 23. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Pentecost!: Pastor Jim Sillerud delivers the message, 9 a.m. (a blended service), and 11 a.m. (contemporary service) on May 23. 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 here: and about 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 16. Senior pastors are Deborah and Tim Clark. 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. 818-779-8000. Email:;

Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on May 23: 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.

On Fire: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Acts 2:1-21, 9:30 a.m. May 23. 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.

Day of Pentecost with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. May 23. Watch on Facebook here: or the Zoom link from the website. The church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:

You Do It First! – Pentecost Sunday: The Rev. Joseph Choi, from Northridge United Methodist Church, delivers the message, based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on May 23. Watch here: The church’s May newsletter: 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Thanks for Noticing Creation: The Rev. Bill Freeman, from Congregational Church of Chatsworth, delivers the message online, 10 a.m. May 23. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Feast of Pentecost with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Online on YouTube, 10 a.m. May 23. Readings for this service: Acts 2:1-2; John 15:26-27 and 16:4b-15. 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 23. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email:

Living, Moving, Being One: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the Sunday message, 10:30 a.m. May 16 (click to watch here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

Pentecost – @relatedwithjesus with First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message based on John 15:26-27 and 16:4b-15, 10:30 a.m. May 16. Watch on the church’s Facebook here:, or YouTube here: More about this week at the church here:

Say Their Names: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s May theme “Wholly Holy Uprising,” 10:30 a.m. May 23. In addition, McMorrow gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” at noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Newsletter for May: Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Click on the link to watch the service here:

I Am One With Life: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on the center’s May theme, 11 a.m. May 23. 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 28 ( and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon May 29 ( The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650.

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. May 28. The service is indoors (masks required; read other guidelines on the temple’s “Chai Times” newsletter for attending). Watch services on YouTube here: 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Outdoor Movie Night at Bethel Church: Watch “Soul” (2020), 8 p.m. May 29, followed by a discussion. Free. 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.

Anti-Semitism Today – What’s Really Going On?: Valley Beth Shalom presents author and professor Deborah Lipstadt and Rabbi Ed Feinstein, from Valley Beth Shalom, discussing the topic, 5 p.m. June 9. Reservation for the Zoom talk here:

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