Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 11-18


West Valley Christian Church on Sherman Way, West Hills. (Google Street View)


Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 11-18.


Love God, Love People: The Rev. Rob Denton explains the message, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) on Sept. 12. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Transcend and Include: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s September theme “Reaching Higher,” 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12 (the center is taking reservations for in-person services no later than 3 p.m. Sept. 11; call or check the center’s Facebook for more information: ( In addition, McMorrow often gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” around noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Click on the link to watch the service here: Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136.

Truth, Pain and Hope: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on Luke 15: 11-24, at 9 and 11 a.m. Sept. 12. The Sunday Bulletin with more information about each service is available on the website. The congregation’s “The Spire” September newsletter has detailed information about the church in the “Fall Kick-Off” booklet: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.;

Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on Sept. 12: 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace (9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge), and also at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran (15520 Sherman Way, Van Nuys). For more information or for prayer request, 818-782-5953.

Taming the Tongue: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on James 3:1-12, at the 9:30 a.m. service on Sept. 12. Sermons also available to watch here Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Zoom meeting information on the website. The church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email: [email protected];

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit: The Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on Galatians 5:16-26, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Sept. 12 (preregister to attend in person: Also, watch online here: The church’s September newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Sept. 11 at 20: The Rev. Bill Freeman delivers the message, 10 a.m. Sept. 12. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Chatsworth Lake Community Church: The Rev. Dale Dawson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Sept. 12. The service is outdoors (if weather permits). 23449 Lake Manor Drive, Chatsworth. 818-712-0079. Email: [email protected] Facebook:

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Sept. 12. Mask wearing is required. Also, the service is available to watch live on the church’s Facebook here: Recent announcements: 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected]

Jesus Is as Jesus Does: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Mark 8:27-38, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Email: [email protected] Facebook: Website:

Crossing Borders: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12. The service is also available to watch on Facebook by using the link here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

Winnetka Church of Christ: The Rev. Bruce Evans delivers the message, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 12. Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Sept. 12 and continuing Sundays; also, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and continuing Wednesdays. 7054 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-795-5566. Email: [email protected]

I Am Living in the Flow of Good: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s September theme, 11 a.m. Sept. 12. The month’s theme is based on Hosea 14:7. Background on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook:

Adat Chaverim Humanistic High Holiday Celebration: The service is led by Cantor Jonathan Freidmann, PhD, and members of the congregation, 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Tickets $50; $15 children. Reservations required. Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino. 888-552-4552 Email: [email protected]

Adat Yeshua Messianic Jewish Congregation: Yom Kippur services, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Also, Yizkor, a memorial service, 1, and the Neilah service, 6:10 p.m. Sept. 16. Meeting at West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave, West Hills. 818-222-0200.

Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills holds a non-perishable food drive to help stock the food pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19. The pantry benefits students who do not have much income for food while school is in session. Current needs: canned items and dry packaging such as pasta; also, hygiene items including soap, feminine products and shampoos. No glass containers. 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. More details on Facebook here:

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

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