Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 16-23

Reseda Church of Christ on Reseda Boulevard at Ingomar Street. (Google Street View)
Reseda Church of Christ on Reseda Boulevard at Ingomar Street. (Google Street View)

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

Sept. 16

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The Rev. Titus Utecht delivers the message at the “Real Presence” service, 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 a.m. Sept. 17. The September “Oak Leaves” newsletter: Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

Sept. 17

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Services, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: Newsletter: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:

Love Thy Neighbor: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details on Facebook:

Are You Weak or Strong?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Romans 14:1-12, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Service bulletin: Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Back to Church Sunday: Join the congregation at the beginning of their fall ministry season and learn about the church, 10 a.m. Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.

Believe – An Introduction: The Rev. Lance Allen delivers a message based on 2 Timothy 1:8-14, at the 10 a.m. service. The church’s September “The Spire” newsletter: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831.

Letting Go: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Genesis 2:4b-17, at the 10 a.m. English-language service. Pastor Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. Korean-language service. The September newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Can Enable Laughter? – Celebration Sunday: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, delivers the message, 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. Newsletter for the week and details:

Reseda Church of Christ – 64th Anniversary: The celebration service includes soloist Tiffany Malone and guest speaker Richard Price, 10 a.m. Honorees: singers Willie R. Norwood Sr. and Sherdale Smith. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755.

The Birthday of the World: Guest speaker the Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur explains the message, with worship associate Linda Fitzgerald, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp leads the service, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Weekly newsletter:

Prayer: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her perspective on the church’s theme for September, based on Ephesians 1:16, at 11 a.m. 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” September newsletter:

Sylmar Christian Fellowship Church: Pastor Pierre Howard and First Lady and Evangelist Mary Howard lead the worship service, 11 a.m. Location, 13901 Polk St. 818-364-8955. Facebook:

Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants – In-Person and Live Stream: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates the Mass, 3:30 p.m. There will be a procession inside the cathedral, 3 p.m. Also, the images and relics of Sts. Frances Cabrini, Toribio Romo and Junípero Serra will be present at the Mass and available for veneration after the Mass. Watch the live stream here: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles.

Sept. 23

Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills holds a non-perishable food drive to help stock the food pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and also 8:30-11 a.m. Sept. 24. The pantry benefits students who do not have much income for food while school is in session. Current needs: canned or boxed food items and hygiene items. No glass containers or past-date items. Drive-thru and a church volunteer will unload your donation at the church, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831. More details on California State University, Northridge Food Pantry here: and a wish list here:

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

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