Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 16-23

Reseda Church of Christ on Reseda Boulevard. (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.

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

Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. Jan. 16 (click on the Facebook link from here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Jan. 22 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village.

Sunday service with Reseda Church of Christ: Online, 8 a.m. Jan. 17. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Be Courageous: The Rev. Rob Denton discusses the message, based on 1 Chronicles 28:20, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10, Matthew 14:27 and Numbers 13, 14, at 9 a.m. Jan. 17 (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. 17: An outdoor traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 9 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Jan. 16 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:

I Can Do Anything: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17. The message is available to be heard on the church’s Facebook ( and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-348-5714.

Second Sunday after Epiphany with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17. Musical prelude, 9:25 a.m. Join the service on the website or the church’s Facebook: The church is in Woodland Hills. The church’s voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:

Always Be Aware of God!: Lay speaker Tom Hislop delivers the message, based on John 1:43-51, at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 (on the church’s Facebook and YouTube). 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:

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on Matthew 5:1-12, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Jan. 17. Watch here: The church’s January newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Live Like a King: The Rev. Bill Freeman, of B Free Ministry, explains the message, 10 a.m. Jan. 17. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Jan. 17. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: More about the church here:

A Conversation with Dr. Holmes: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 (click to watch here: Music by Erik Peterson. Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

A Dream Deferred – MLK Sunday: The Rev. Matthew McHale delivers the message, with worship associate Linda Fitzgerald, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17. 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.

Here and Now: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 ( 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:

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Rev. Beth Bingham delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17. 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 services and weekday prayer here: Email:

Overcoming Stereotypes: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on John 1:43-51, at the 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 online service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church. 818-763-8231. Email: Facebook:

The Power of Guidance: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on the center’s January theme, 11 a.m. Jan. 17. Watch the service on Zoom here: and use ID: 3148040257. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here:

In the Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Interfaith Solidarity Network Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: The online event includes guest speaker the Rev. Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu discussing “How Are We Called to Respond to the Life and Words of Martin Luther King?” followed by a question and answer time, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Jan. 19. Make a reservation for the Zoom meeting link here:

Shabbat services with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6 p.m. Jan. 22 and a Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m. Jan. 23 ( 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. 22. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. The temple’s Facebook: 818-758-3800. Email:

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the 7 p.m. Jan. 22 service on Zoom (find the instructions here for Zoom and by phone: See the temple’s January newsletter “Chai Times” here: The independent temple, located in Burbank, has Reform Judaism roots. Email: office@templebethemet.

OneLife LA – The Joy of Life, Celebrating the Beauty and Dignity of Every Human Life: Radio personalities JC Cuevas and Marcela Luevanos host the annual event with inspirational speakers, dance and musical performances on the theme, noon Jan. 23. Archbishop José H. Gomez is the keynote speaker. Register in advance and watch the virtual event here: and also here:

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

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