Religious Events in the San Fernando Valley Area, June 25-July 2 – Daily News

Temple Aliyah on Valley Circle Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google StreetView)

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

June 25

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church is holding a contemporary service at 5:00 p.m. Also, a traditional/mixed service, at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday (the congregation holds a church sanctuary rededication ceremony on Sunday). Reverend Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s June newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

June 26

Pentecost Sunday 3 at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Upcoming: Sunday service changes to a single service, at 9 a.m. on July 3, and continues until August. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Details and bulletin for Sunday service:

A call for restoration: Reverend Stephen Robertson delivers the message, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This is Robertson’s last sermon here before he became a pastor in Savannah, Georgia. The June newsletter from “The Spire” church: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

I create my life in radiant ecstasy: Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The center’s June theme is “Creativity.” Additionally, Reverend Michael McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset,” around noon Monday through Friday on the center’s Facebook page ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check here for this Sunday’s updates:

Send me: Rev. Rob Denton explains the message, part of a series of “Dangerous Prayers” sermons, based on Isaiah 6:8 and Exodus 3:11, during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The 10:30 a.m. service is broadcast live on the website. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

The Case Those Days – Online Service: Revs. Gretchen Haley, Shari Halliday-Quan and Sean Neil-Barron discuss the status of local Unitarian-Universalist congregations at a national general assembly of Unitarian-Universalist churches, 9:30 a.m. Presented by Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church in Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. Watch this service from a link here:

Serve each other: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Galatians 5:1 and 13-25, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Third Sunday of Pentecost: Reverend Janet Hansted delivers the message at 9:30 a.m. Check the Sunday bulletin tab here ( as well as the bulletin. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Esther and me: Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on 1 Corinthians 15:58, at 10 a.m. (English language) and 11:30 a.m. (Korean language). The church newsletter for June: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Who are you?: Reverend Bill Freeman addresses the topic online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Build a larger table: Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Acts 8:26-39, at 10:30 a.m. It is also the Congregational Choir Recognition Sunday. First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates: Details:

The inner being, enter the being: Reverend Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

Sunday at the Carillon Congregationalist Church: Reverend Curtis Peek delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

I see beauty everywhere: Liz Raci gives her take on the June theme from Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 11 a.m. June’s theme is based on Acts 24:3. Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter:

July, 1st

Shabbat at the Judean Temple: 6:16 p.m. Also check the website for how to watch the service online. 5429 Lindley Ave, Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Independence Day Shabbat in Kol Tikvah: 6:30 p.m. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670.

Kabbalat Shabbat at Ahavat Shalom Temple: 7 p.m. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258.

Patriotic Shabbat at Temple Aliyah: 7 p.m. Fun and optional dress code: wear red, white and blue. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545.

July 9th

Holy Spirit Retreat Center: A one-day ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’ retreat, which focuses on how every human’s life has been molded and shaped by the ‘divine spark’, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The presenter is Bryanna Benedetti-Coomber, MDiv. Register before July 5 with a $10 non-refundable deposit; the retreat fee is $45 without lunch; $55 with lunch. 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Sister Marie, 818-815-4496. Details and registration here:

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

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