Unity Burbank, Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. (Google Street View)
Unity Burbank, Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. (Google Street View)

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

Dec. 3

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 December newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3VKgvAx. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org

Dec. 4

Second Sunday in Advent at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. service is also live streamed on the church’s YouTube here: bit.ly/3mRk9ZK. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: office@popwh.org. Sunday’s service bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS. This week’s newsletter: www.popwh.org/happenings.html

A Time of Wild Promises – Second Sunday in Advent: The Rev. Christina Chambers explains the message, based on Luke 1:26-38 and the second sermon in the Advent series “An Unsettling Time,” at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s December newsletter, the Spire: bit.ly/3iprWzf. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Faith Lights the Light: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s December theme is “Light.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. This week’s details: bit.ly/3OQTdqt

Do You Have the Spirit? – Second Sunday in Advent: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Isaiah 11:1-10, 9:30 a.m. Sermons also are 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

Real Peace – Communion and Second Sunday in Advent: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Luke 1:26-38, at the 10 a.m. service (English-language). The Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. service (Korean-language). The church’s December newsletter: bit.ly/3B1RGrO. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org

What If You Are Exactly What Is Needed?: The Rev. Jonathan Hall explains the message, 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. Newsletter: bit.ly/3B1KGvk. www.fccnh.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego Procession and Mass: The 2022 pilgrimage culminates with the 91st annual procession, 10:30 a.m. (at Our Lady of Solitude, 4561 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. — corner of Ford Boulevard — Los Angeles), and a Mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez, 1 p.m., at East Los Angeles College, stadium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park. 213-637-7235. Details on the procession and Mass here: lacatholics.org/guadalupe

Sunday at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Guest speaker the Rev. Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd delivers the message, with worship associates Julie Borden and Aimee Noel. 10:30 a.m. Check for how to watch the service online. Location, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org

Mistaking Christmas – Communion and Second Sunday in Advent: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Isaiah 11:1-10, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Second sermon in the  Advent series “How the Grinch Found Christmas.” North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Sunday service details: bit.ly/3B27FpI

Sunday at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: Guest speaker the Rev. Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd delivers the message, with worship associates Julie Borden and Aimee Noel. 10:30 a.m. Check for how to watch the service online. Location, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org

I Embrace Rejoicing: Rev. Karen Mitchell gives her perspective on the topic of the month, based on Luke 2:11, at the 11 a.m. service. 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” December newsletter: bit.ly/3FkdqSn

Dec. 8

Hanukkah Boutique: Items for sale include adult and children’s apparel, bath and beauty products, food and desserts, gifts, home decor items, jewelry and Judaica, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Food available for purchase and a raffle. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 818-788-6000. Details: bit.ly/3XNiLZI

Dec. 9

Shabbat at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Simcha Shabbat, 6 p.m. Also, Shabbat morning service, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10. Location, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. www.stsonline.org

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

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Check the congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for December from the link on the website. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

Dec. 10

Sing We Now of Christmas: The Chancel Choir at First Christian Church of North Hollywood performs a Christmas concert, 2 and 7 p.m. Freewill offering. Location, 4390 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8218.

Dec. 11

Temple Beth Emet Sisterhood Hanukkah Boutique: Items for sale include gifts, jewelry, Judaica and “goodies,” noon-2:30 p.m. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

Light of the World Christmas Concert: 4 p.m. Free/offering. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Dec. 13

Judaism Prophecy and Practice – From the Bones of Ezekiel to the Flesh of the Leper: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel continues his adult education series on the topic. Second lecture, “Tzadakah Tazil Memvet (Tzedakah saves from death) – The Judah the Prince Case,” 7 p.m. The lectures are also available on Zoom (check the website for how to join on Zoom). Other dates: Jan. 10; Feb. 14 and March 14. Free but donations are accepted. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

Dec. 17

Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita Christmas Party: Enjoy an Italian dinner, catered by Italia Panetteria, music, a marionette show and a raffle, noon. Babbo Natale brings gifts to children attending. Reservations and payment required by Dec. 10. Tickets $35; $20 ages 10-18; free for children age 9 and younger. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Parish Hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. Call Anna Riggs for reservations and how to pay, 661-645-7877. Email for the club: italians@iccscv.org

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

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