Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Fiesta BBQ: The Italian Catholic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley has a food booth at the event (cannoli; pasta; pizza; sausage and pepper sandwiches), 4-11 p.m.; and also, 2-8 p.m. Oct. 1. All money raised from food sales goes to the parish. Location, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Anna Riggs, 661-645-7877. Facebook: tinyurl.com/bdfkvkkw. www.olphscv.org/
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. Oct. 1. The “Oak Leaves” newsletter: tinyurl.com/5n6jmjr8. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
Holy Women and Holy Men – Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost: The Prince’s Players present the lives of noteworthy Christians, one each during the next two weeks of services, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday’s service bulletin: tinyurl.com/438um2aa. Newsletter: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: [email protected]. www.popwh.org/
The Paradox Mindset: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message, the first of five sermons on the October theme of “Playing with Paradox,” at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. Details: tinyurl.com/yhf5ef7a
No Grumbling: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Philippians 2:1-4,, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook: bit.ly/41nCcKs. www.cplchurch.org
A Little Slice of Heaven – World Communion Sunday: The Rev. Lance Allen delivers the message at the 10 a.m.-only service today. The church’s October “The Spire” newsletter: tinyurl.com/3932c75r. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org
On Being – World Communion Sunday: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, explains the message, based on Exodus 3:1-15, at 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. www.fccnh.org. Weekly newsletter: tinyurl.com/yc4kkkp4
Ecotones: Guest speaker Michael Eselun, a UCLA oncology chaplain, with worship associate Linda Fitzgerald, explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuuc.org
Wait, There’s More: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Center for Spiritual Living – Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. 805-527-0870. www.cslsimi.org/
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: tinyurl.com/292rauyu. www.sylmarcfc.org
Sukkot Yizkor and Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: The Sukkot Yizkor service is at 6:30 p.m., and followed by the Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. www.facebook.com/TASnorthridge. tasnorthridge.org
Sukkot Yizkor and Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the services, 7 p.m. Check the website for the congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
Blessing of the Animals at First Christian Church of North Hollywood: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, leads the outdoor blessing service, 11 a.m. Pets must be properly restrained or bring a photo of your pet. Location, in the Prayer Garden (facing Colfax Avenue), 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. www.fccnh.org. Weekly newsletter: tinyurl.com/yc4kkkp4
Blessing of the Animals at St. James Presbyterian Church: The Rev. Erik W. Dailey, PhD, leads the outdoor service, 10:30 a.m. Pets must be properly restrained or bring a photo. Location, church courtyard, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057. www.stjamespres.org. www.facebook.com/stjamesprestarzana
Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected]. 818-713-3708.