Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 2-9

St. John Baptist de la Salle Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Chatsworth Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue 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.

A Field Guide for the End Times: Pastor Jim Bell discusses the message, 4 p.m. Jan. 2. The service is held outdoors, under an awning. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.

Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. Jan. 2 (click on the Facebook link from here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Jan. 8 ( 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. Jan. 3. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Be On Your Guard: The Rev. Rob Denton discusses the message, from a new sermon series “be.,” and based on Ephesians 6:12, John 10:10, Matthew 4:1-11, 1 Peter 5:8 and Psalm 1:1-3, at 9 a.m. Jan. 3 (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 Jan. 3: An outdoor traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 9 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Jan. 2 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:

Sunday service with Canoga Park Lutheran Church: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 (an indoor service). Jenks also delivers the message “Filled with Wisdom,” based on 1 Kings 3 and Luke 2, on a recorded message to be heard on the church’s Facebook ( Service in the courtyard, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-348-5714.

Blessed Be the God Who Has Blessed Us: The Sunday service message is based on Ephesians 1:3-14 at the 10 a.m. (English language) and 1 p.m. (Tongan language) on Jan. 3 (on Facebook and YouTube). Preparation for the communion service: grape juice/wine and bread/crackers. A bulletin and a link for services are emailed on Friday/Saturday; send an email to request to Knollwood United Methodist Church is in Granada Hills. Past services may be found on YouTube:

God Loves You Just the Way You Are: The Rev. Bill Freeman, of B Free Ministry, delivers the message, 10 a.m. Jan. 3. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Three Things You Need to Succeed: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on Matthew 2:1-12, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Jan. 3. Watch here: The church’s January newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Jesus Is Greater!: The Rev. Scott Julian delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3. Check the website for guidelines on attending the in-person service. Links to online services include Facebook and West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. 818-887-6227.

Moving Forward, Expanding Inward: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3 (click to watch here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

Timeless Wisdom, Evolutionary Vision: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3 ( 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:

Shabbat services with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and a Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m. Jan. 9. ( 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. 8. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. The temple’s Facebook: 818-758-3800. Email:

Introduction to Judaism: Kol Tikvah holds a 10-session online class, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 10. (other dates Jan. 24 and 31; Feb. 7, 21 and 28; March 7, 14 and 21 and April 11. Fee $200. Register and pay in advance here for the Zoom class: The Reform Judaism congregation is in Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. Email:

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

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