St. Mel Catholic Church on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)
The 2023 pilgrimage of the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego come to St. Mel Roman Catholic Church on Nov. 7-8 on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)

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

Nov. 4

Craft Fair – Bethlehem Lutheran Church: Shop for holiday items including decorations and handcrafted items for gifts, kitchen, pets and stocking stuffers and toys, plus vintage jewelry, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location, 12227 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. 818-360-4777.

Community Garage Sale: Congregation for Humanistic Judaism LA holds the sale that includes clothing, collectibles, dishes, toys and other items. For time and address, call 888-552-4552 or send an email to [email protected].

Día de los Muertos – San Fernando Mission Cemetery and Mission Hills Mortuary: The public is invited to build an altar dedicated to deceased loved ones, doors open, 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the altars, noon. Cultural celebration with folkloric dancers, music, children’s activities and traditional altars, 1:30 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop Albert Bahhuth celebrates the Mass, 6 p.m. Location, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills. 844-286-6041.

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

The Heavens Declare – A New Way to Worship: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explores the messages in Psalm 19, 7 p.m. The church’s November newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Nov. 5

Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego pilgrimage: The images go to various parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Check the pilgrimage schedule here: The images come to Our Lady of Lourdes (18400 Kinzie St., Northridge) on Nov. 5-6, and St. Mel (20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills) on Nov. 7-8.

The pilgrimage culminates on Dec. 3 with the 92nd annual procession from Our Lady of Solitude (4561 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.; at 10:30 a.m.) to East Los Angeles Community College Stadium (1301 Cesar Chavez Ave. Monterey Park), for a 1 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez (flyer and details:

All Saints Sunday: 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: [email protected].

Communion of Saints: The Rev. Lance Allen delivers the message at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s November “The Spire” newsletter: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831.

The Mundane, Sigh: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the November theme of “The Mundane, the Sacred and the Profane, Oh My!” at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details:

Self Control: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on 1 Thessalonians, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:

All Saints Sunday: A guest speaker delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

All Saints Sunday – Overcoming Seemingly Insurmountable Odds: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, delivers the message, based on 1 Kings 18:17-29 and 20-30a and 30b-39, at 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. Newsletter for the week and upcoming events:

All Saints Sunday – You Can Make It Better: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Matthew 5:1-12, at the 10 a.m. English-language service. Pastor Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. Korean-language service. The November newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

A Celebration Service: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, with guest soloist Hannah Lemons, 10 a.m. Reseda Church of Christ, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755.

Blessing of the Animals: The Rev. Matthew McHale, with worship associate Jeremy Pace, lead the special service, 10:30 a.m. Pets must be properly restrained or bring a photo of your pet to be blessed. Also, you may bring a photo of a deceased pet to be placed on the church altar in remembrance. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

All Saints Sunday and Communion: The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4831 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

I Give Thanks for All the Blessings of the Day: The Rev. Karen Mitchell delivers a lesson based on the church’s November theme at 11 a.m. This month’s them is based on Psalm 21:6. 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” November newsletter:

Sylmar Christian Fellowship Church: Pastor Pierre Howard and First Lady and Evangelist Mary Howard lead the worship service, 11 a.m. The church theme for this year is “Believe in God,” based on John 14:1. Location, 13901 Polk St. 818-364-8955. Facebook:

Nov. 10

Catholic–Jewish Women’s Conference – In-Person and Online: Guest speakers for the group’s 47th conference are Alice Camille, M.Div, a Catholic writer and retreat leader in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Rabbi and Cantor Eva Robbins, from Congregation N’vay Shalom in Los Angeles, who present “Celebrating Together – Exploring the Psalms in Our Two traditions, 9 a.m. Registration check-in onsite, 8:30 a.m. The program on Zoom begins at 9 a.m. (with dialog groups, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Cost $50 for in-person, includes a box lunch; $20 for the Zoom link. Reservations required online. The in-person event is held at Loyola Marymount University, Featherston Life Science Auditorium, One Loyola Marymount University Drive, Los Angeles (see the website for directions and parking). The Zoom link will be sent after payment. Details about the topic, speakers and how to pay:

Veterans Day Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: Rabbi Becky Hoffman and Cantorial Soloist Elizabeth Kerstein lead the 7 p.m. service. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge.

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Call about the congregation’s pizza night dinner and the cost to attend, 6 p.m. Check the congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter on the website. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Nov. 12

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Pilgrimage: A Mass is celebrated at 11:30 a.m.; followed by the walk, 12:30 p.m. Make a reservation for a 2 p.m. lunch. Cost of lunch $20; $8 for ages 11 and younger (reservations for the lunch is required). Contact Andrea Linn for more information and reservations, 909-762-1392, or [email protected]. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank. Information about the Mother Cabrini Shrine at the church:

Mozart’s Requiem: St. Francis de Sales Choir and the Wagner Ensemble perform, 4 p.m. Tickets $20; $15 seniors; free for students 17 and younger. Reservations advised. St. Francis de Sales Church, 13370 Valleyheart Drive, Sherman Oaks. 310-339-2488. Purchase tickets:

Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected]. 818-713-3708.


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