A Jazz Vespers is held on June 12 at Northridge United Methodist Church located on Reseda Boulevard. (Google Street View)
A Jazz Vespers is held at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Northridge United Methodist Church located on Reseda Boulevard. (Google Street View)

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

Aug. 13

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

Aug. 14

The Healing Christ Abides Within Me: 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/3PnStrj

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

Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Christina Chambers delivers the message, 9 and 11 a.m. The church is observing its 75th anniversary (founded on Aug. 10, 1947) this year. The church’s August newsletter, “The Spire,” bit.ly/3d6QA58. 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

When?: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Psalm 119:81-88, 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

Tenth Sunday in Pentecost: Guest speaker the Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty 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/3Ql2zdR. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

The Future of LGBTQ Rights: The Rev. Bill Freeman discusses the topic online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. church-ish.org

Loving Others Ain’t Easy: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on  Luke 6:27-38, 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

Boosting Compassion in Your Kitchen and On Our Plates: Guest speaker Sara Dudik discusses the topic, with worship associate Melissa Marote, 10:30 a.m. Check the website for how to watch online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voice mail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org

Difficult Choices – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 14:49-56, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details from this Sunday’s bulletin: conta.cc/3dpi06v

Water, Water Everywhere: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3zSnzlc. Center for Spiritual Living — Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org

I Embrace the Divine: Matt Toronto gives his 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

Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church: Doug MacDonald and Friends (Mike Gurrola, Roy McCurdy, Ricky Woodard), 6 p.m. Free admission. An offering will be taken. 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.northridgeumc.org. Details in the church’s newsletter for August: bit.ly/3QgKNrS

Aug. 15

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles – Honoring Bridget “Biddy” Mason: Members of the church and local community leaders will place a wreath on Mason’s grave and participate in a program honoring the formerly enslaved businesswoman and entrepreneur on her birthday anniversary in 1818. Mason was the principal organizer of the church, informally called FAME, that is the oldest religious congregation organized by African American in Los Angeles. The ceremony, 11 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 204 N. Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles (a tent will be mark the site of the ceremony). www.famechurchla.org

Aug. 19

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

Kabbalat 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

Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 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 at 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. Save the dates for the temple’s open house get-together, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

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


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