An Interfaith Thanksgiving service is held on Nov. 20 at Valley Beth Israel Synagogue in Sun Valley. (Google Street View)
An Interfaith Thanksgiving service is held on Nov. 20 at Valley Beth Israel Synagogue in Sun Valley. (Google Street View)

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

Nov. 18

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. 19. The “Oak Leaves” newsletter: Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

Nov. 19

Twenty-Fifth 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: [email protected].

The Resurrection of the Body: The Rev. Lance Allen explains 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 Profane: 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:

We Don’t Know: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Matthew 24:26-36, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Pentecost: Special worship leader David Primuth delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Sunday bulletin: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

The Perfect Barbie-land/Kendom: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Revelation 21:1-7, 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.

When Just-ish Isn’t Enough: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, delivers the message, based on Isaiah 5:1-2 and 11-1, 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:

Guests on This Land: The Rev. Matthew McHale delivers the message, with worship associate David Early, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Put a Little Love in Your Heart: The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp delivers the message, based on Hosea 11:1-9, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4831 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. “Good News” newsletter details:

I Give Thanks for All the Blessings of the Day: Liz Raci shares an inspiring message on the church’s November theme, at 11 a.m. This month’s theme 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-Evangelist Mary Howard lead the worship service, 11 a.m. The church theme for 2023 is “Believe in God,” based on John 14:1. Location, 13901 Polk St. 818-364-8955. Facebook:

Brandon Zhou and Xiao Chen: The pianists perform “A Journey Through Fantasy” concert, 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Free admission, but a free-will offering will be taken to support future musical events at the church. Panorama Presbyterian Church, 14201 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. 818-894-8316.

United in Peace Community Walk – Burbank Human Relations Council: The walk, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location, George Izay Park, in front of the World War II Memorial, 1111 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.

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.

Nov. 20

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: The 26th annual event, “Faith in Action,” held by the congregations of Panorama Presbyterian Church, St. Genevieve Catholic Church and Valley Beth Israel Synagogue, 7 p.m. Free to attend, but a donation to Hope the Mission (formerly called Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission) will be taken/suggested ( Location, at the synagogue, 13060 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley. 818-782-2281. Valley Beth Israel:

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Our Lady of Lourdes-Northrdige, the Islamic Center of Northridge, Temple Ramat Zion and Northridge United Methodist Church take part in the service, 7 p.m. Location, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details:

Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Eve Service – In-Person and Online: The Rev. Maureen Hoyt leads the service, with the Rev. Michael McMorrow, 7 p.m. Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details:

Nov. 23

Now Thank We All Our God: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the Thanksgiving Day message, based on 1 Thessalonians, at 9:30 a.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. Facebook:

Nov. 24

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: Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

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


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