Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 14-21 – LA Daily News

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Find a spiritual experience at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of services and special events.

Due to coronavirus concerns, call ahead or check websites to confirm services and events through March. Also, many religious organizations use a livestream service.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has dispensed all Catholic faithful from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29. Mass is livestreamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: English, 10 a.m., and Spanish, 12:30 p.m. on Sunday: or

So, Who Is This Mother Nature, Anyway?: This event has been postponed. NewSong Singers present a childrens musical by Janet Boggs and Judy Brock, 4 p.m. March 14 and 2 p.m. March 15. Minimum age: 5 and older. Tickets $5. La Caada Presbyterian Church, Worship Arts Center, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Caada Flintridge.

Vitamin C for Christians Celebration: Pastor Jim Bell delivers the message, 6 p.m. March 14. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills.

I Amthe Light of the World: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers part two of six sermons on Seeing Jesus Clearly the I Am Statements, 9 and 10:45 a.m. March 15. The text is John 8:12. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.

Congregational Church of Chatsworth (United Church of Christ): No church services through March. The Rev. Bill Freeman will be videotaping his sermons for viewing on the church website. Scheduled sermon for March 15: Let Us Give Up Anger for Lent. Congregational Church of Chatsworth (United Church of Christ), 20440 Lassen St. 818-349-2550.

The Prodigal Son Who Stayed Home: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on Luke 15:25-32, 10 a.m. March 15 (in English) and 11:30 a.m. In Korean). Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Facing Uncertainty with Wisdom, Compassion and Connection: The congregation will meet this Sunday however people are being encouraged to use livestream. The Rev. Matthew McHale delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. March 15. Also, the church is anticipating no in-house service on March 22; livestream only (call or check website).Two ways to connect to Sundays service: Download Zoom App and log into (log-in 5-10 minutes early) or call 669-900-6833 and use meeting ID: 858 109 2800. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

The Power of Compassion: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin discusses her thoughts on the centers March sermon theme, 11 a.m. March 15. Meditation, 10:30 a.m. Unity Burbank Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037.;

Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clartia Valley events: Two events: Bingo games, noon March 15 ($25; reservations required at 661-645-7877; Smokehouse Restaurant, 24255 Main St., Santa Clarita). St. Josephs Table, 1-6 p.m. March 29 (donate a baked item; spaghetti meal; free; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, church hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall). Anna, 661-645-7877. Email:

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: Performs The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song, 4 p.m. March 15. Free admission; an offering will be taken. St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057.

Lenten service at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: The Rev. Tim Jenks delivers the message The Wounds of Stealing, 6:30 p.m. March 18. Light supper, 5:45 p.m. (in the parishs gym). Upcoming Lenten services: March 25 and April 1. 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.

Lenten service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: The Rev. Gregory Barth delivers the message The Wounds of Adultery, 6:30 p.m. March 18. Light dinner, 5:30 p.m. Upcoming Lenten services: March 25 and April 1. 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460.

Get Real and Heal Meditation: 7 p.m. March 11. Donation. This gathering meets on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month. Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136.

Unafraid Lenten study series: The Rev. Steve Peralta discusses Failure, Disappointing Others, Insignificance and Loneliness, based on the book by Adam Hamilton Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, 7:30 p.m. March 19. Soup supper and Vespers, 7 p.m. Upcoming classes: March 26 and also April 2. Study books $15. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.;

Tmarim Sephardic Shabbat service at Valley Beth Shalom: Cantor Phil Baron and artist-in-residence Asher Levy lead the service, 6:30 p.m. March 20. Mezze refreshments, 6 p.m. The service will be live streamed. Sher-Lopaty Chapel, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 818-788-6000.;

Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. March 20. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email:

Temple Beth Hillel Shabbat: Rabbi Keara Stein leads the service 7 p.m. March 20. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148.;

Shabbat services at Valley Beth Israel: Rabbi Mark Goodman leads the non-traditional/Reform service, 7:30 p.m. March 20, and a traditional/Conservative service, 9 a.m. March 21. 13060 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley. 818-782-2281.

Lenten Fish Fry at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church: Fish dinner or fish tacos for dine-in or take-away, 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays through April 3. Cost $11 for two-piece or the fish tacos; $12 for three-piece. Proceeds go to local charities. 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. 661-252-3353.;

Fish Fry with the Knights of Columbus Tujunga Council #4438:Fishdinners for dine-in or take-away, 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 3. Cost $9; $6 one-piece of fish, fries and cole slaw or macaroni and cheese for children. Bar open for age 21 and older. Proceeds go to local charities. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 10275 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga.

Send information at least two weeks ahead. 818-713-3708.

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