Religious events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 2-9 – Daily News

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church on Jordan Avenue at Wyandotte Street in Canoga Park.

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

July 2nd

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 July newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

July 3

Forgiveness – Your guilt: Reverend Rob Denton delivers the message, based on 1 Timothy 1:15 and Romans 5:12-18, during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The new series of sermons are based on the book “Grace Is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain and Rewrite Your Story” by Kyle Idlemen. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

I am guided by the wisdom of God: Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The center’s July theme is “Freedom.” 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 updates this Sunday:

When you can’t forgive yourself: Reverend Jim Sillerud delivers the message, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. July newsletter from The Spire Church: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Sunday worship moves to a single service, at 9 a.m. (and Sundays through August 21). Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave, Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Details and bulletin for Sunday service:

Peace like a river: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Isaiah 66:10-14, 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.;

Fourth 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.

America is not a democracy: Reverend Bill Freeman addresses the topic online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Who am I?: Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on John 1:1-8, during the combined 10 a.m. service with English- and Korean-speaking congregations. The church newsletter for July: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

To a question, really is an answer – Sunday question box: Reverend Matthew McHale answers questions from the congregation about faith and spirituality, with worship associate Aimee Noel, at 10:30 a.m. You can send a question in advance via the links. Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. Watch this service from a link here:

The middle one: 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.;

I accept forgiveness: Reverend Maureen Hoyt gives her take on the July theme from Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 11 a.m. Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: Church and services details in the “Words of Light” newsletter:

July 8

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

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

Sports Shabbat at Temple Aliyah: 7:00 p.m. Fun attire: wear your favorite team’s t-shirt or jersey. 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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