Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The Rev. Titus Utecht delivers the message at the New Year’s Eve service, 6 p.m. Also, a service at 10 a.m. Jan. 1. December newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3VKgvAx. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
Shepherd Church: 6 p.m. service. Also, 9 and 11 a.m. Jan. 1. Location, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. 818-831-9333. www.shepherdchurch.com
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. 6968. Sunday’s service bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS. This week’s newsletter: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: email@example.com.
Burning Bowl – Release 2022, Set Yourself Free in 2023: The Rev. Michael McMorrow leads the ceremony at the 9 and 10: 30 a.m. services. Please arrive early as both ceremonies start promptly. See mask guideline on the link. The church’s January theme is “Root and Reboot.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. This week’s details: bit.ly/3FUkvrW
What Time Is It?: The Rev. Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Galatians 4:4-7, at 9: 30 a.m. Sermons are recorded and available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org
First Sunday of Christmas: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9: 30 a.m. Check here for the bulletin for the service: (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1). St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com
In Jesus’ Name – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Luke 1: 39-56, at the 10 a.m. service (English-language). The Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11: 30 a.m. service (Korean-language). The January newsletter: bit.ly/3hXceeX. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.
More Than Just a Bunch of Names: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, explains the message, based on Matthew 1:1-17, 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. www.facebook.com/FCCNorthHollywood; www.fccnh.org
First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: 10 a.m. service. Location, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org; www.facebook.com/fpcgh/
God of Dark and Light – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Matthew 2:1-12, 10: 30 a.m. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details: bit.ly/3hXYqkb
Releasing and Moving Forward: Worship associates Julie Borden and Melissa Marote deliver the message, 10: 30 a.m. Service is in-person (masks required) and on Zoom (check the website for the link). Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org
Science of Mind Foundations – in-person and online course: The Rev. Michael McMorrow leads the classes, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m., and continuing on Tuesdays. Sign-up by email to the Rev. Mike McMorrow at firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Science of Mind Foundations class” in the subject line). Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. Scroll down this week’s bulletin for details: bit.ly/3FUkvrW
Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6: 15 p.m. Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. templejudea.com. Details: bit.ly/3u20TvJ
Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Check the congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for January on the website. Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita: The group hosts a “La Befana” Italian dinner celebration, noon. Gifts for children. Cost $35; $20 ages 12-18; free for ages 11 and younger. Reservations and payment required by Jan. 2. Location, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 23223 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. Make a reservation to Anna Riggs, 661-645-7877. Email: email@example.com
Judaism Prophecy and Practice – From the Bones of Ezekiel to the Flesh of the Leper: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel continues his adult education series on the topic. Third lecture, “Pekuach Nefesh — How to Save a Soul (Life) and Prevent Death,” 7 p.m. The lectures are also available on Zoom (check the website for how to join on Zoom). Other dates: Feb. 14 and March 14. Free but donations are accepted. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
Send information at least two weeks ahead. firstname.lastname@example.org. 818-713-3708.