Religion events online and in-person in the San Fernando Valley area, Aug. 8-15 – LA Daily News

Posted By on August 8, 2020

Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online only due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions.

Services and other religious gatherings may take place outdoors if social distancing and mask-wearing are observed.

Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events.

Temple Ramat Zion: Shabbat service, 9 a.m. Aug. 8. Watch the service here: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6 p.m. Aug. 14 (check the YouTube channel link to watch). The Conservative Jewish synagogue is in Northridge. 818-360-1881.

St. Innocent Orthodox Church: The Rev. Yousuf Rassam leads the Great Vespers service, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 (watch on Facebook The Divine Liturgy is outdoors and open to the public, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9. 5657 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-881-1123. Church website:

Shepherd Church: Worship services, 6 p.m. Aug. 8, and 9 and 11 a.m. Aug. 9 ( The church is in Porter Ranch. Email:

Worship Services with West Valley Christian Church: Outdoor Saturday, 6 p.m. Aug. 8 (under the awning). Two services available on Aug. 9: Outdoor on the lawn, 9 a.m. (bring your own blanket or chair, shade umbrella, wear a mask and practice social distancing); Online, 10:45 a.m. (go to website for link). Register online for the 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. Aug. 9 services ( West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 8 a.m. (in English); Sunday Masses are live streamed, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 10 a.m. (in English): For local parishes that live stream Mass: For more information:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Two services on Aug. 9: An out-door traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 8:30 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Aug. 8 to attend; see website for rules to follow; bring your own Bible), and a contemporary and live stream service, 11 a.m. 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460.

First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Jourdan Turner delivers the message at the live stream Sunday service, 9 a.m. Aug. 9 ( See website for church bulletin for specifics on the service.;

The Church on the Way: The Revs. Deborah and Tim Clark lead the online Sunday services, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. The church is in Van Nuys. 818-779-8000. Email:;

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted leads the service, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Click on the Zoom link from the church website. The church is in Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Communal Reflection American Jews, Civil Rights and Racial Justice: Adat Ari El presents a four-part lecture by Marc Dollinger, author and a professor at San Francisco State University, 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30. 818-766-9426. Click on the link to watch

Atheism and Free Thinkers: Guest speaker Richard Ward, president of the Santa Clarita Atheists and Free Thinkers, discusses the topic, 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. Email:

In His Steps?: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on 1 Peter 2:18-21, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Aug. 9. Watch here: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

We Dont Have to Do It Like Billy Graham: Church member Tom Hislop explains the message, based on Luke 9:57-62 and Matthew 28:19-20, at 10 a.m. (English language) and 1 p.m. (Tongan language), on Aug. 9. Knollwood United Methodist Church in Granada Hills. 818-360-8111. Watch on YouTube from the churchs website

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Readings for the 10 a.m. Aug. 9 service include Psalm 119:1-8, Deuteronomy 5:21, Romans 13:8-10 and Mark 4:18-19. The church is in Woodland Hills. Find the Sunday bulletin and link to the service here: 818-346-6968.

Sunday service with the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and St. Charles: The Rev. Canon Greg Frost leads the online service, 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Check the website for the YouTube link. The church is in Granada Hills. 818-366-7541. Email:;

Reseda Church of Christ: Live stream Sunday service, 10 a.m. Aug. 9.;

Sunday service with Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church: The Rev. Garth C. Gilliam delivers the message, 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Check the website for the church bulletin for the service. Watch the service from the website or listen by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 92413458020. Church, 818-789-0351. Email:;

Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson leads the 10 a.m. Aug. 9 service. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch on Facebook here:;

Three Good Things: Guest speaker the Rev. Anne Felton Hines, with Linda Fitzgerald and Adam Nisenholz, tech associate, lead the online service, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Check website for the link and password to join the Zoom service or join by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800. For upcoming services and church information contact Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Whats in Your Wallet?: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message during the online service, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

Who Are We?: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Watch the service here or here:

When It All Goes Wrong: The Rev. Steve Peralta, from North Hollywood United Methodist Church, explains the message, based on Genesis 37:1-4 and 12-28, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Click here to join the service on Zoom: 818-763-8231. Email: Facebook:

Sunday service with Congregational Church of the Chimes: The Revs. Beth Bingham and Curtis Peek lead the live stream service, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Click here for the service: The church is in Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124. Email:

The Power of Acceptance: Matt Toronto shares his thoughts on the centers August theme, 11 a.m. Aug. 9 (use this Zoom link and ID: 3148040257). Unity Burbank Center for Spiritual Awareness.

Lets Get Uncomfortable A Conversation About Death and Jewish Ritual: Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills presents the talk with Rabbi Stewart Vogel, senior rabbi at the Conservative Jewish temple, and Kimber Sax, director of advance planning at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 11. Free. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link: 818-346-3545.

Preparing Our Souls for the High Holy Days: Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills co-presents an online six-part program with the Center for Contemporary Mussar in Philadelphia. First lecture On Elul: Introducing the Month of Preparation, with Rabbi Ira Stone, from Rosh Yesivah, the Center for Contemporary Mussar, 5-6 p.m. Aug. 12. Upcoming lectures, presented on Thursdays, include repentance, prayer, tzedakah, averting and preparing for Yom Kippur. Free. Register in advance 818-854-7650.

Adat Ari El: Shabbat services, 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15 (Torah portion: Reeh). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Valley Village. The congregations Facebook:;

Temple Beth Hillel online: Shabbat service, join at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 (watch online or call 669-900-6833; The Reform Jewish congregation is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and a Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Click on the link to download the prayer book and to watch the Shabbat services and other programming, The synagogue is in West Hills. 818-854-7650.

Temple Judea: Shabbat live stream service, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 14. More online programming, see this page: The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. The temples Facebook: 818-758-3800. Email:

Temple Ahavat Shalom: Rabbi Becky Hoffman leads the 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 (contact the temple in advance for a link to the Zoom service). The temple is in Northridge. 818-360-2258. Email:;

Temple Aliyah: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. Aug. 14 and a morning service, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15 (check website for Zoom meeting information or, by phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID 114134 894). The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Woodland Hills. The temples Facebook:;

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: The Burbank temple holds a service, 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Check here for Zoom instructions to join the service: 818-843-4787. Email:

Valley Beth Shalom: For Shabbat services, prerecorded lectures and classes, check the schedule here: The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Encino. 818-788-6000. The congregations Facebook:

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

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