Ash Wednesday celebration March 2 at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church on Tujunga Avenue. (Google StreetView)

Here is a sampling of religious events in the San Fernando Valley region.

February 27

Last Sunday of Epiphany at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: In-person services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (10 a.m. service is streamed live; click website link). 5700 Rudnick Ave, Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Details on services for this Sunday: www.popwh.org/happenings.html

Respect – Honor above all: Reverend Rob Denton delivers the message, part of a series of “Character Still Matters” sermons, during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The 10:30 a.m. service is streamed live on the website. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch; www.wvcch.org

Joshua – Put it on the line: Pastor Jim Sillerud explains the message, based on Joshua 24:14-18, during Sunday services from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Watch the service on YouTube from the website link. Read more about the church in “The Spire” February newsletter here: bit.ly/3L8uATK. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

What are you thinking about? – Sunday of the Transfiguration: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Hebrews 3:1-6, at 9:30 a.m. Masks required. Sermons can also be viewed 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

Transfiguration Sunday with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: Lay leader David Primuth delivers the message online, at 9:30 a.m. Readings: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12 to 4:2; Luke 9:28-36 and 37-43a. Click the YouTube link on the website to watch the service or follow the Facebook instructions to watch on Zoom. The church is located at 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com; details about the service and the bulletin to download, bit.ly/3HkuW6N

Do you want to be well?: Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on John 5:1-9, at 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean). Additionally, services are available to watch online here: youtube.com/numcvideo. February Church Bulletin: bit.ly/3olx7QJ. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook: www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org

Transform Christians into disciples of Jesus: Reverend Bill Freeman addresses the topic online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. church-ish.org

Sunday at Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): Reverend Craig Peterson delivers the message in person at 10 a.m. Also watch live on the church’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/whccucc or on Zoom (see the recent announcements page for Zoom information). Recent announcements: bit.ly/31AhfP1. Location, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected] www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org

Between Realities — Sunday of the Transfiguration: Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Luke 9:28-36, at 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1

Liberation of the Spirit – Power to change the things we can: Sabbatical Minister Joshua Berg delivers the message at 10:30 a.m. Make a reservation to attend in person from the link here: bit.ly/3BOBgCh. Options to watch the service on Zoom on live.emersonuuc.org or listen by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800 and password: chalice. Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org; details about this service: bit.ly/3BOBgCh

Live the story: Reverend Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Watch on Facebook using the link here: bit.ly/3Ij7iJ3. Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org

Love answers me: Reverend Michael McMorrow delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. during a Online only service. The center’s February theme is “The Power of Love”. Click the link to watch a service here: www.youtube.com/user/CSLGranadaHills. Additionally, Reverend Michael McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset,” around noon Monday through Friday on the center’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills). Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check the center’s Facebook page for updates. Details on this week’s online service: conta.cc/35lglL4

The gloss: Rev. Beth Bingham, PhD, explains the message, based on Luke 9:28-36, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Bingham or Reverend Curtis Peek give a devotional and prayer, 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, on the church’s Facebook page. Carillon Congregational Church, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/ChurchofChimes; churchofthechimes.org

Sunday at St. James Presbyterian Church: Reverend Erik Daily, PhD, delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057. www.stjamespres.org; www.facebook.com/stjamesprestarzana/

March 2

Ash Wednesday at North Hollywood First United Methodist Church: Imposition of Ashes, 7 a.m.-9 a.m. (Boyer chapel) and a service, 7 p.m. (in the sanctuary) Details on Ash Wednesday, as well as a “Lenten study” from 7 p.m. on March 3: conta.cc/35rXQoo. 4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1

Ash Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills: Imposition of Ashes, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as at the end of the 7 p.m. service. 10400 Zelzah Ave, Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Ash Wednesday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes, at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (in the chapel) and 7 p.m. (in the sanctuary and also live). 5700 Rudnick Ave, Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Email: [email protected] www.popwh.org. Details on these Lenten offices and observances: www.popwh.org/happenings.html

Ash Wednesday – Online: Listen to the Congregational Church message from the chimes at 10 a.m. on the congregation’s Facebook page (have communion items ready to go at 10 a.m. or whenever you can watch the brief service). 818-789-7124. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/ChurchofChimes; churchofthechimes.org

Ash Wednesday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: Pastor Brian Hiortdahl, of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, leads the noon service. 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com; service details, bit.ly/3HkuW6N

Ash Wednesday at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message “Witnesses – John the Baptist, based on John 1:29-34. The service is available to watch on Facebook and the church’s website. Lenten services, 6:30 p.m. from Wednesday to April 6. The church is located at 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org

Ash Wednesday at Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): Reverend Craig Peterson leads the service, at 6:30 p.m. Also watch live on the church’s Facebook here: www.facebook.com/whccucc or on Zoom (see the recent announcements page for Zoom information). Recent announcements: bit.ly/31AhfP1. Location, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected] www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org

Ash Wednesday at Northridge United Methodist Church: A service with the imposition of ashes, 7 p.m. The service is also available to watch the live stream on the congregation’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/NorthridgeUMC). 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.northridgeumc.org

Ash Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church: Pastor Brian Hiortdahl leads the service, 7 p.m. Also available to watch live on the congregation’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/sovlc. 23838 Kittridge Street, West Hills. 818-348-8343. www.sovlc.org

March 4

Shabbat at the Judean Temple: Service, 6:15 p.m. You must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination, valid ID and wear a mask to attend. Outside (weather permitting) at 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. portal.templejudea.com/event/erev-shabbat-service-.html

Shabbat at Temple Beth Hillel: 7:00 p.m. Details on attending in person or online here: bit.ly/3sghsVe. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148. tbhla.org

March 5

Holy Spirit Retreat Center Events: “Silent Lenten Saturday”, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An introduction to the ‘Centering Prayer’ given at 8:00 a.m. (for those familiar with the ‘Centering Prayer’, arrive before 8:45 a.m.). A donation/offering is appreciated for participation in this retreat. 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. 818-784-4515. Email: [email protected] Details and events, click on Day Retreats, here: bit.ly/3oTrCJy. www.hsrcenter.com

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

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