Here is a sampling of upcoming religious gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.
World Maze Day: Participants send out peaceful energy during the event which includes a guided meditation and a walk is scheduled, 12:30-3pm. Free admission. Peace Awareness Labyrinth Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. www.worldlabyrinthday.org/wld-2022. Worldwide Maze Locations (see note on accuracy of locations): labyrinthlocator.com. Los Angeles Area Mazes: bit.ly/3KyKMfv
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church is holding a contemporary service at 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/mixed service, at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Reverend Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
Fourth Sunday of Easter at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Details and Bulletin for Sunday Service: www.popwh.org/happenings.html
Discipleship and Church: Pastor John Stalboerger explains the message, part of a series of “Discover Life” sermons, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch; www.wvcch.org
Divine Guidance: Reverend Michael McMorrow explains the message at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The center’s May theme is “Joy.” 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 here for updates this Sunday: conta.cc/3yi4zO4
Known for Grace: Apprentice Pastor Stephen Robertson delivers the message, based on 1 Peter 4: 7-11, 9 and 11 Details about the church and upcoming events on the May newsletter, “The Spire”, bit.ly/3M5jmjj . First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org
Are you a sheep? — Fourth Sunday of Easter: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on John 10:22-30, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also 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
Fourth Sunday of Easter at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: Reverend Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check the website for the Sunday bulletin tab and also the bulletin. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com
I always thank God for you: Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, at 10 a.m. (English language) and 11:30 a.m. (Korean language). The church’s May newsletter: bit.ly/3rXRTIc. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org
Women are not second-class citizens: Reverend Bill Freeman explains the message online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. church-ish.org
Mother’s Gospel and Communion of Flowers: Sabbatical minister Joshua Berg delivers the message, with worship associate Julie Borden, 10:30 a.m. Special instructions: Bring a flower, if you can, for the flower communion; whether you are online or on the phone, have a flower with you. To watch online, use the website link or here: live.emersonuuc.org. By phone: 669-900-6833 and use username: 8581092800 and use password: chalice. Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org.
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! : Reverend Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3LQqa42. Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org
Who is your shepherd? – Fourth Sunday of Easter: Reverend Steve Peralta delivers the message, which is part of a series of “Get Out of the Way” sermons and based on John 20:22-30, at 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates: www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details: conta.cc/389dqH5
I accept change with grace: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on the theme for May from Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 11 a.m. April’s theme is based on Ecclesiastes 3:1. Background to Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: www.unity.org. Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter: bit.ly/386i4FG
Jazz Vespers – Listen to the Word of God through music and art: Performance by the Robert Kyle Quartet, 6 p.m. A voluntary offering will be taken. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. Details: bit.ly/3rXRTIc
Shabbat with Judea Temple: 6:15 p.m. Watch on Facebook via the link on the site. 5429 Lindley Ave, Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Details here: bit.ly/3u20TvJ
Send information at least two weeks in advance. [email protected] 818-713-3708.