Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 18-25

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Prince of Peace Episcopal Church on Rudnick Avenue in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church on Rudnick Avenue in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)

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

Feb. 18

Donations for Earthquake Relief in Syria and Turkey: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has asked parishes to add a special collection on Feb. 18-19 and 25-26 with funds raised to go to help people affected by the earthquake in Turkey. The funds will be managed by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Archdiocese Mission Office, 213-637-7223. Email: missionoffice@la-archdiocese.org. For online donations: missionsla.org/product/donate

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. Feb. 12. The Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. February newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3X23bYC. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org

Feb. 19

Last Sunday after Epiphany: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS. This week’s newsletter: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: office@popwh.org.

Trust the Lord: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on John 14:1-7, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The February “Spire” newsletter: bit.ly/3l9TSZu. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org; www.facebook.com/fpcgh/

The World Is an Oyster: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s February theme is “Curiosity as a Super Power.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. This week’s details: bit.ly/3EhCqcd

Eyewitnesses – Transfiguration Sunday: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on 2 Peter 1:16-21, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons are recorded and 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

Transfiguration of Our Lord: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the service bulletin: bit.ly/3Z3lrCl. Weekly newsletter: (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1). St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Did You Hear That?: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on John 1:35-51, 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 February newsletter: bit.ly/3HuWpF0. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. northridgeumc.org

Ubering with Jesus: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall explains the message, based on Matthew 16:24 to 17:8, at the 10 a.m. service. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. www.fccnh.org. Newsletter for this Sunday: bit.ly/3kdR5hs

Reseda Church of Christ: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, 10 a.m. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755. www.facebook.com/ResedaChurch. Church website: bit.ly/3jl8LaQ

Embracing Possibility in Times of Change: Melissa Marote, worship leader, delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. service.  Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuuc.org

When God Speaks – Transfiguration Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Matthew 17:1-9, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details for this service and week: bit.ly/3xwRVZW

Love – I Am Loved and Lifted Up: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin shares her perspective on the topic of the month at the 11 a.m. service. The February theme is based on 1 Peter 3:8. 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” February newsletter: bit.ly/3DCne8V

Feb. 22

Ash Wednesday at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church: Imposition of ashes, 7-9 a.m. in the Boyer Chapel. Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m. 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details on Lent in the newsletter: bit.ly/3xwRVZW

Ash Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: Imposition of ashes, 7:45-9 a.m. and 11:45-1 p.m. Also, the Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the Ash Wednesday message “All or Nothing,” based on Luke 9:51-62, 7 p.m. Location, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org; www.facebook.com/fpcgh/

Ashes to Go: Members of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church will be offering this outreach to the community, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Corner of Topanga Canyon and Ventura boulevards. 818-346-6968. Details in the church bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS

Ash Wednesday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Services, 8 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Details in the church bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS

Ash Wednesday at St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, noon. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Ash Wednesday at First Christian Church of North Hollywood: “Grounds and Ashes,” a drive-thru ashes on forehead or top of the hand and a quick prayer with the Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, noon-1 p.m. Hall leads the contemplative and meditative service, 6:30 p.m. Location, 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. www.fccnh.org. Details: bit.ly/3kdR5hs

Ash Wednesday at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers a Lenten message, 6:30 p.m., and also, all Wednesdays through March 29. Location, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church and www.cplchurch.org

Giving Up, Giving In, Giving… – Ash Wednesday at Northridge United Methodist Church: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, 7 p.m. Location, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. northridgeumc.org. Details: bit.ly/3HuWpF0

Ash Wednesday at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The Rev. Titus Utecht leads the service, 7 p.m. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. shermanoakslutheran.org

Feb. 23

The University Series: A Roman Catholic, multi-parish adult education program during the season of Lent begins today and runs through March 31. Choose from 67 presentations scheduled during 6-weeks at 15 participating parishes in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. FAQ details (helpful hint: go to Ventura Classes to make selection and pay for classes): ventura.theuniversityseries.org/faq. Season pass $75. Individual classes are $5. Register, purchase the pass and see the class schedule here: ventura.theuniversityseries.org/classes. Email: office@theuniversityseries.org. 805-496-0222. www.theuniversityseries.org

Feb. 24

Lenten Fish Fry at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church: Fish dinner or fish tacos dinner for dine-in or take-away, 4:30-8 p.m.  Fridays through March 31. Cost $15 for two-piece; $16 for three-piece. Also, a Family Pack, $55 (includes 10 pieces Beer Battered Cod with a choice of 2 sides (fries, rice, beans), along with rolls, coleslaw and condiments). Beverages and desserts available for purchase. Proceeds go to local charities and families in need. Location, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. 661-252-3353. Pre-order for pick-up: saint-clares-fish-fry.square.site. www.st-clare.org

Fish Fry with the Knights of Columbus Tujunga Council #4438: Fish dinners for dine-in or take-away, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 12. Cost $15; $12 juniors; $10 children. Proceeds go to local charities in Sunland-Tujunga. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 10275 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Details: bit.ly/3KfgaDq

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. The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter: bit.ly/3XoHke1. Location, 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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