Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, March 25-April 1

First United Methodist Church in North Hollywood on Tujunga Avenue. (Google Street View)
First United Methodist Church in North Hollywood on Tujunga Avenue. (Google Street View)

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

March 25

The Peacemaker: The Rev. Titus Utecht concludes a four-part sermon series based on “The Peace Maker – A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict,” by Ken Sande, at the contemporary service, 5 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Also, at the traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. March 26. March newsletter, the Oakleaves: Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

March 26

Fifth Sunday in Lent at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: This week’s newsletter: Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:

No Approval Needed: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s March theme is “Cultivating Authenticity.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. This week’s details:

One Heck of a Brick!: The Rev. Jim Sillerud explains the message, based on Luke 16:19-31, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The March “Spire” newsletter: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.;

What Is Your Mind Set On? – Fifth Sunday in Lent: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Romans 8:1-11, 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. Facebook:

Fifth Sunday in Lent: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the service bulletin:  Weekly newsletter: ( St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Rev. Mark Ulrickson: The pastor, who served the senior pastor from 1995-2004, is the guest speaker with a message based on John 12:1-8, at the 10 a.m. service (English-language). The Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the Sunday message at the 11:30 a.m. service (Korean-language). The March newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Preventing Burn Out: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, based on Matthew 25:1-13, at the 10 a.m. service. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. Newsletter for this Sunday:

Reseda Church of Christ: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, 10 a.m. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755. Church website:

How to Come Back from the Dead – Fifth Sunday in Lent: Interim pastor, the Rev. Christian Washington explains the message, based on John 11:1-45 and Psalm 74:1-23, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Church details: Bulletin for this service:

Sacred Cinema: Melissa Marote, worship associate, leads the congregation in a discussion of the 2018 film “Leave No Trace, with an emphasis on the church’s theme of the month “trust,” at the 10:30 a.m. service. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Health – I Am Healed, Whole and Well: The Rev. Sue Rubin gives her perspective on the topic of the month at the 11 a.m. service. The March theme is based on 3 John 1:2 (“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”) Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” March newsletter:

March 31

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. 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:

Fish Fry with the Knights of Columbus Tujunga Council #4438: Fish dinners for dine-in or take-away, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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:

Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Details:

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Check the congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for March here: Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

April 5

Community Passover Seder: Chabad of the Conejo writes, “relive the exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a traditional spirited Seder complete with all the rituals,” 7:45 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required; space is limited. Cost $54; $36 children. Location, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991. Details and to make a reservation:

April 6

Second Night of Passover Seder: 5 p.m. Cost $75; $55 children. Reservations are required in advance. Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive., Valley Village. 818-763-9148. Register here:

Second Night Community Passover Seder: 6:30 p.m. Cost $85; $40 children. Reservations required by April 2. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. Details and to make a prepaid reservation:

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

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