Kol Tikvah, "Voice of Hope," is on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)
Kol Tikvah, “Voice of Hope,” is on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.

Aug. 6

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a contemporary service at 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. on Sunday. Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s August newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3vDOzna. The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org

Tisha B’Av: Teaching and discussion by Rabbinic Intern David Mendelson, 8 p.m.; followed by a Maariv service led by Cantor David Childs (from Shomrei Torah Synagogue), at 8:20 p.m.; Havdalah service, 8:31 p.m.; reading of Eichah (Lamentations) at 8:35 p.m.; followed by songs and readings by clergy. Program will be in-person and live stream. The program is co-presented with Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills. Temple Aliyah, Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545. www.templealiyah.org. Details on the calendar page: www.templealiyah.org/calendar

Aug. 7

Vida Church LA: Services in Spanish at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and in English at 11 a.m. Meeting at “the Onion,” 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. 818-949-1200. Email: info@vidachurch.org. vidachurch.org/

Tisha B’Av: Morning service, 9 a.m. Mincha service, 1 p.m. Services are in-person and also online at stslive.org. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. Details: bit.ly/3JfbJpJ

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: 9 a.m. (Sunday’s bulletin and hymns: bit.ly/3h83EUS). 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. This week’s newsletter: bit.ly/2EtWNGQ. www.popwh.org/

Vitalized by Life: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The theme for August is “Vitality.” Center for Spiritual Living — Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. Check here for this Sunday’s updates: conta.cc/3oUbbw7

Communion Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Wayne Hawkins delivers the message based on Luke 12:32-40, 9 and 11 a.m. The church’s August newsletter, “The Spire,” bit.ly/3d6QA58. 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Faith: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Hebrews 11:1-16, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost: The Rev. Chryll Crews, director for evangelical mission in the Southwest California Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the weekly newsletter: (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1) and also this Sunday’s bulletin here: bit.ly/3QgJIjO. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Love for Real – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on John 15:1-13, at the 10 a.m. (English-language) and the Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. (Korean-language) service. The church’s newsletter for August: bit.ly/3QgKNrS. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org

What Does It Mean to Be a Covenantal Faith?: The Rev. Matthew McHale discusses the topic, 10:30 a.m. The talk is part of a  series on questions about Unitarian Universalism. Check the website for how to watch online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voice mail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org

The Stuff of the Universe: The Rev. Rob Thompson discusses the topic, 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3vJhl5Z. Center for Spiritual Living — Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org

Unexpected Guests – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta discusses the topic, based on Luke 12:32-40, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Details from this Sunday’s bulletin: conta.cc/3byFRzV

I Embrace the Divine: The Rev. Karen Mitchell gives her thoughts on the topic, based on John 17:22, 11 a.m. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter: bit.ly/3vFHR0h

Concert at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Roy Zimmerman performs music from his recent album release “This Machine: The Best of Roy Zimmerman,” 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voice mail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org. www.royzimmerman.com/

Aug. 12

Shabbat at Temple Judea: A service, 6:15 p.m. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. portal.templejudea.com. Details: bit.ly/3u20TvJ

Tu B’Av – Holiday of Love – Shabbat at Kol Tikvah: A service, 6:30 p.m. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. www.facebook.com/koltikvahtemple. Details: bit.ly/3OGohro

Temple Ahavat Shalom Band Shabbat: A service, 7 p.m. Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. Email: info@tasnorthridge.org. www.facebook.com/TASnorthridge. www.tasnorthridge.org/calendar

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. The Reform congregation’s August newsletter, “Chai Times” here: bit.ly/3BFl5JF. 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

Aug. 13

Nature and You – Spiritual Cooling in Heated Times: Mark Mitchell, adjunct faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, leads a  workshop on using physical, spiritual and psychological practices to counter the “heat” in personal, social and global climate change situations, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Fee $55 with lunch; $45 without. Registration and $10 deposit (non-refundable) by Aug. 10. Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. 818-815-4496. Details and to register, click on One-Day Retreats here: bit.ly/3oTrCJy. www.hsrcenter.com

Send information at least two weeks ahead. holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.


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