Temple Beth Hillel hosts the annual North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Service of Thanks and Giving on Nov. 15 in Valley Village. (Google Street View)
Temple Beth Hillel hosts the annual North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry Service of Thanks and Giving on Nov. 15 in Valley Village. (Google Street View)

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

Nov. 11

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. 12. The “Oak Leaves” newsletter: tinyurl.com/2nhnh3vh. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org

Nov. 12

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost 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/

Forgiveness Is Life: The Rev. Niki Rodas delivers the message at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s November “The Spire” newsletter: tinyurl.com/577v8rk4. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. Church voicemail, 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

The Sacred: 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. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. Details: tinyurl.com/4kfu8ppu

Unusual Encouragement: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook: bit.ly/41nCcKs. www.cplchurch.org

Twenty-fourth Sunday of Pentecost: Guest speaker the Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Sunday bulletin: tinyurl.com/593ebxr7St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Keep Your Faith and Be Ready: The Rev. Kalesita Tu’ifua delivers the message, based on the “Ten Bridesmaids” from Matthew 25:1-13, at the 10 a.m. service. A recognition of veterans will be included in the service. A service in Tongan is held at noon. Also, a Thursday Bible Study, on Zoom, is available for all people to study and pray for each other (call for the time and the Zoom link). Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 818-360-8111 or 818-284-3495. www.facebook.com/KnollwoodUMC1. Newsletter: https://knollwoodchurch.wordpress.com

People Who Make Meaning: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on 1 Peter 2:1-10, 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: tinyurl.com/36xhvr5f. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. northridgeumc.org

The Greatest Is the Servant – Veterans Day Tribute Sunday: The Rev. Dewayne Winrow delivers the message, 10:15 a.m. The church hosts a continental breakfast, 9 a.m. and the service includes a special thank you to veterans. Reseda Church of Christ, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755. resedachurch.com. www.facebook.com/ResedaChurch

This Is Where You Belong: The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp delivers the message, based on Ruth 1:1-17, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4831 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. “Good News” newsletter details: tinyurl.com/4a3tnsbh

Interdependence: The topic is explained, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. www.emersonuuc.org

I Give Thanks for All the Blessings of the Day: Matt Toronto gives an educational viewpoint on the topic, 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: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” November newsletter: tinyurl.com/y3tbsurr

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: tinyurl.com/292rauyu. www.sylmarcfc.org

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Pilgrimage: A Mass is celebrated at 11:30 a.m.; followed by the walk, 12:30 p.m. Ask about 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: www.icf.org/about/cabrini

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. wagnerensemble.org. sfdschoir.org. Purchase tickets: www.sfdschoir.org/upcoming/memorialconcert2023

Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church: A spiritual concert with Karen Evans and Friends as they present a way to hear and see “the word of God through music and art,” 6 p.m. Free admission/an offering will be taken. Location, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details: tinyurl.com/36xhvr5f

Nov. 14

Jews of the West: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel presents a five-part adult education series on the topic, 7 p.m. The first lecture is “The Early West Expansion – Up from Mexico, West from New York.” Free to attend; donations appreciated. Lectures available to watch on Zoom. Upcoming: “Sephardic Jews of the Northwest – The Lure of the Sea,” 7 p.m. Dec. 12; series continues on Jan. 19, Feb. 13 and March 12. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. See the flyer: tinyurl.com/2s48bfhh

Nov. 15

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry – Service of Thanks and Giving: The pantry’s coalition of churches and temples hold the annual event, 7 p.m. The public is asked to bring foodstuffs (most needed: peanut butter, one-pound bags of beans or rice, boxed cereals (preferably no-sugar coated cereals), canned fruits and vegetables) or make a monetary donation to the pantry. Location, Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. nhifp.org. www.facebook.com/NHIFP/

Nov. 17

Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: Rabbi Becky Hoffman and Cantorial Soloist Elizabeth Kerstein lead the 7 p.m. service. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. www.facebook.com/TASnorthridge. tasnorthridge.org

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” November newsletter: tinyurl.com/2s48bfhh. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com

Nov. 19

Los Angeles Christian Singles: A concert and mixer party for ages 18 and older, 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Register to attend on the website. Meeting at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, fellowship hall, 14847 Dickens St. (at Kester Avenue). 747-217-4385. meetup.com/los-angeles-christian-singles

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


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