Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Dec. 26-Jan. 2

The annual Universal Hour of Peace meditation, at 4 a.m. Dec. 31, is facilitated online by the Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.

Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. Dec. 26 (click on the Facebook link from here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Jan. 1 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 8 a.m. (in English); Sunday Masses are live streamed, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 10 a.m. (in English): For local parishes that live stream Mass: Facebook: For more information:

Sunday service with Reseda Church of Christ: Online, 8 a.m. Dec. 27 ( The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Sunday service with Canoga Park Lutheran Church: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the Sunday-after-Christmas message, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 27 (an indoor service). Jenks also delivers the message “Timing,” based on Galatians 4:4-7, on a recorded message to be heard on the church’s Facebook ( Service in the courtyard, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-348-5714.

The Cast of Christmas – The Magi: Greg Green discusses the message, based on Matthew 2:1-12, at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 (outdoor on the lawn; bring your own blanket or chair, shade umbrella, wear a mask and practice social distancing). Also, an online service, 10:45 a.m. (go to website for link). More details here: West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Two services on Dec. 27: An outdoor traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 9 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Dec. 26 to attend; see website for rules to follow; bring your own Bible), and a contemporary and live stream service, 11:30 a.m. (register by phone for this service; click on the link found here: 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460. Facebook:

Be Humble and Thankful in Jesus: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on 1 Thessalonians, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Dec. 27. Watch here: The church’s December newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Christmastime: Guest speaker the Rev. Megan More delivers the message from Bill Freeman Ministries, delivers the message, 10 a.m. Dec. 27. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Knollwood United Methodist Church: The Sunday service message is based on Luke 2:22-40 at the 10 a.m. (English language) and 1 p.m. (Tongan language) on Dec. 27 (on Facebook and YouTube). A bulletin and a link for services are emailed on Friday/Saturday; send an email to request to The church is in Granada Hills. Past services may be found on YouTube:

Balance in Positive Thinking vs. Emotional Healing: The Rev. Patrick Harbula explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27 (click to watch here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

Making Magic: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, part of the center’s December sermon theme “Celebrating Divine Truth,” 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27 ( 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:

Releasing and Moving Forward: Worship associate Melissa Marote delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27. 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. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church is in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

What Next?: The Rev. Beth Bingham explains the message, based on Luke 2:17-20, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27. Also, “10@10,” a devotional and prayer with either the Rev. Beth Bingham or associate minister the Rev. Curtis Peek, 10 a.m. Monday-Friday on the church’s Facebook. Congregational Church of the Chimes is in Sherman Oaks. Watch the service here: Email:

The Power of Plenty: The Rev. Maureen Hoyt gives her thoughts on the center’s December theme, 11 a.m. Dec. 27. Watch the service on Zoom here: and use ID: 3148040257. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here:

Universal Hour of Peace: The 34th annual global event to meditate on world peace, 4 a.m. Dec. 31. Zoom room opens, 3:45 a.m. Dec. 31. Click here to join: and use ID: 8992161667 and use Passcode: serenity. Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136.

Shabbat services with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6 p.m. Jan. 1 and a Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m. Jan. 2. ( The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. 818-854-7650.

Shabbat service with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch, 6:15 p.m. Jan. 1. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. The temple’s Facebook: 818-758-3800. Email:

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

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