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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, May 18-25

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The Spiritual Unity Movement holds their monthly full moon and meditation ceremony on May 23 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills. (Google Street View)
The Spiritual Unity Movement holds their monthly full moon and meditation ceremony on May 23 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings.

May 18

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: “Real Presence” contemporary service, 5 p.m. Also, a 10 a.m. traditional service on May 19. The church’s May “Oakleaves” newsletter: The Rev. Titus A. Utecht leads services. Location, 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

May 19

Pentecost Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Service, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Service bulletin: ( Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email:

The Steps We Take: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The theme for May is “Good to Great to Grand.” Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Details:

Pentecost Sunday at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: Service at the 9:30 a.m. Location, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park 818-348-5714. Facebook:

Day of Pentecost: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Sunday service bulletin: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

One Hundred Years Together – Northridge United Methodist Church: Guest speaker for the church’s centennial celebration is Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank, California-Pacific Conference — The United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. The Sunday message is based on Ephesians 4:15-16 at the combined service for the English-language and Korean-language congregations for this service. Newsletter: Location, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

When God Moves In – Pentecost Sunday: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall, PhD, explains the message, based on Acts 2:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, at 10 a.m. First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave. 818-763-8218. Details on the newsletter:

Pentecost Sunday at Knollwood United Methodist Church: The service includes a hymn sing and reading of Acts 2 in many languages, 10 a.m. service. Location, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 818-360-8111.

Reseda Church of Christ: A celebration service, 10 a.m. Location, 7806 Reseda Blvd. 818-342-4755.

Divine Order: Liz Raci gives her perspective on the church’s topic for May, based on Luke 3:5, at the 11 a.m. service. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. “Words of Light” May newsletter:

Show Me the Love — Shared Ministry as the Way Forward: Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey and Pastor AJ Blackwood discuss the topic,  5 p.m. The church’s May theme is “Love as Equity.” Arrive for the meet-and-greet, 4:30 p.m. Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, meeting at Center for Spiritual Living, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-724-4260.

May 23

Flower Full Moon and World Healing Meditation Ceremony: The Spiritual Unity Movement holds a gathering on May’s full moon with Guzel Gjenasaj speaking on “What Is Flowering in Our Life?” and music by Mary Hylan, 6:55 p.m. Donation $20 suggested. Meeting is also online on Zoom: and use ID: 86727985830 and Passcode: FullMoon. Meeting at Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 855-786-2642. Email:

May 24

Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 7 p.m. Rabbi Becky Hoffman and Cantorial Soloist Elizabeth Kerstein lead services. Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258.

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: 7 p.m. Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads services. The temple’s “Chai Times” newsletter for May: Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

June 15

Cars We Love to D.R.I.V.E. Car Show – Calvary Community Church: Registration is open now for the second annual car show at the church. No fee to register your car. Donations are encouraged by car show participants and attendees, however, to make a donation to the church’s “Gift-a-Lift” program that provides cars for young adults coming out of the foster care system (see details on the website). The car show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. Location, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. 818-991-8040.

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

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