Religion Calendar (7/7/11)


Anaheim Free Methodist Church 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782,, Senior Pastor Nancy T. Wong, Associate pastor Dr. Shin Asami. Nichigo Pastor Takeo Matsudaira, Youth/Young Adult Pastor Keith Lee. 8:30 am—1st service (traditional). 11 am—2nd service (contemporary). 10:40 am—Nichigo service. 11 am—Sunday school (nursery-middle high).

Centenary United Methodist Church 300 S. Central Ave., L.A. 90013, 213-617-9097, [email protected], July 10 (Sun)—Worship service “Division of the House,” Rev. Mark Nakagawa. Fellowship lunch following service.

Christ Presbyterian Church of Hollywood 4011 W. Clinton St., L.A. 90004, 323-665-3581,, Pastor Stephen M. Baroldy. 9 am—Adult Sunday Bible class. 10 am—Sunday school classes for nursery age to sr. high school. 11 am—Sunday worship service, traditional and blended. Fellowship hour after worship. Casual dress.

Church of Perfect Liberty L.A., Torrance Church, 310-328-4861, July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service “Feel the Joy in Doing Things for Others.” 11 am—Wedding message.

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena, 91104, July 9 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service “Reigning in Life.” July 10 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. July 13 (W), 6 pm—Japanese Bible study. 7:30 pm—English Bible study Exodus 34.

Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477,, [email protected] July 10 (Sun), 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff as they unfold the 2011 Summer series—“Unsung Heroes.”

Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente 91746, 626-363-0300,, Pastor Cory Ishida.

Faith United Methodist Church Torrance 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance 90504, 310-217-7000, 8:30 and 10:30 am—Sunday worship services in English by Rev. Kenneth Suhr, Pastor Ki Tae Choi and Rev. Hidemi Ito (Pastor of Visitation and Nurture). 8:30 am—Japanese language services led by Pastor Becky Hirata. 8:30 and 10:30 am—Sunday school.

First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271,, [email protected] July 9 (Sat), 11 am—Funeral service. 2-6 pm—Brandon Jackson Mem. BBQ, Loma Alta Park. July 10 (Sun), 9 am—Adult Sunday school. 9:15-10 am—All church prayer. 10:30 am—Family worship. 10:45 am—Godly play. 11:45 am—Youth group. July 12 (Tu), 8:30 am—Clarion mailing. 10 am-12 pm—PW craft class. 10-11 am—Staff meeting. July 13 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, July 9-10 (Sat-Sun), LA Betsuin Obon carnival. July 10 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular Sunday service with Rev. Shindo.

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we continue our series “I Choose Weird” with Pastor Steve Langley, “Praying in Secret.” 8:45 and 10:45 am—Children’s Sunday school (Toddler to 5th grade) runs concurrently with the services. 8:45 am—Youth Sunday school (Jr. & Sr. high). 10:45 am—Nichigo service.

Gedatsu Church USA 7850 Hill Dr., S. San Gabriel 91770, 626-288-1212, July 10 (Sun), 10 am—LA Benzaiten service.

Grace First Presbyterian Church 3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach 90808, 562-420-3393, 562-421-4100,, Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth, pastor; Rev. Gerald Arata, Rev. Marion Park, associate pastors; Stan DeWitt, minister of music. 9 am–Traditional blended service. 11 am–Blended contemporary service. Church school both hours. July 10 (Sun)—Rev. Marion Park.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, July 8 (F), 7:30-9 pm—Bon Odori practice in the Social Hall. Practices will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays until July 22. July 10 (Sun), 10 am—July Shotsuki service. Dharma talks by Rev. Hasegawa in Japanese and Rinban Ito in English. Rev. Miyoshi will also give a message to the Dharma school.

Hollywood Independent, UCC 4527 Lexington Ave., L.A. 90029, 323-664-0036,, Pastor John Varga.

Hope Chapel Torrance 3555 “K” Lomita Blvd. Torrance, 90505, 310-539-2896, 310-972-0786,, Pastor Don Shoji. 10 am-12 pm—Sunday service.

Huntington Beach Lutheran of the Resurrection Japanese Ministry Pastor E. Carl Zimmermann welcomes all to the Rock Solid Praise service on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday Japanese service at 11:30 am, followed by fellowship in T Hall.

Japanese American Christian Chapel 300 Mission Dr., Camarillo 93010, (805)384-9333,, Rev. John Katagi, pastor. 11 am—Worship is a uniting of the multi-cultural English speaking and Japanese language congregations. Sunday school for ages 2-10 is held concurrently. Separate Japanese language messages are scheduled for the third and fourth Sundays of the month.

Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions 442 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-346-9666. July 9 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. July 10 (Sun), 10:30 am—Bon Segaki service. 11:30 am—Sermon by Rev. Kodo Tanaka.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. July 8 (F), 7:30 pm—B.S. assembly. July 9 (Sat)—No cleanup due to construction. July 10 (Sun)—No Sunday service due to street closure.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, July 10 (Sun), 8:30-9:30 am—Adult Sunday school class studying the book of John. 10:15 am—English service in the Social Hall with Rev. Dr. Rick Chuman speaking. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after the service for a light lunch.

L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, July 9 (Sat), 2 pm—Hatsubon service (First Obon service after the death of a loved one). Dharma message in English, Rimban Hiroshi Abiko and in Japanese, Rev. Keizo Norimoto retired BCA Minister. 3-10 pm—Obon carnival. 7 pm—Obon Odori (dancing). July 10 (Sun), 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour in Japanese by Rimban Abiko. 2 pm—Hatsubon service. Dharma message in English by Rimban Abiko and in Japanese, Rev. Norimoto. 3-9 pm—Obon carnival. 6:30 pm—Obon Odori.

Long Beach Buddhist Church 2360 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach 90810, 562-426-4014.

Lutheran Oriental Church 2654 W. 164th St., Torrance 90504, 310-329-9345, Rev. Paul T. Nakamura, pastor. July 10 (Sun)—Speaker Willie Tahata.

Mission Valley Free Methodist Church 1201 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel 91776, 626-285-6788, 10 am—Sunday worship service and Kid’s Church, then stay for MV Café. 9:30 am—Japanese Sunday worship service.

Montebello Plymouth Church 144 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello 90640, 323-721-5568, July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service “A House Divided,” Pastor Mitchell. 11:30 am—Fellowship during coffee hour.

New Life Christian Church 1020 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale 91202, 818-242-8801,

Newport Beach Higashi Honganji 254 Victoria St., Costa Mesa 92627, 949-722-1202.

Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple 2801 E. 4th St., L.A. 90033, 323-262-7886.

N. Hollywood Japanese Sunrise Church 5853 Laurel Canyon Blvd., N. Hollywood 91607, 818-782-8738. Sundays, 10:30 am–Worship service, Pastor Paul Iwata. Musical leaders, Jimmy, Naoto and Paul Zemeno.

Orange Coast Free Methodist Church 3198-B Airport Loop Dr., Costa Mesa 92626, 714-641-1944, 9:30-10:30 am—Japanese speaking service. Japanese children Sunday school. Japanese youth and young adult meet after service. 10:45 am-12:15 pm—English service. English Sunday school (K-6).

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. July 9 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Shotsuki Hoyo, monthly memorial service. July 10 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Obon service, English sermon by Rev. George Matsubayashi, Minister Emeritus, former Rinban of L.A. Betsuin, Japanese sermon by Ryuta Furumoto of San Mateo Buddhist Temple. 2 pm—Hatsubon service, first Obon service for families who have lost a loved one since last year’s Obon. July 13 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service.

Orange County Christian Church 4872 Bishop St., Cypress 90630, 714-827-2801, (English), 714-827-6244, (Japanese). Sundays, 9:30 am–Japanese worship; Sunday school (children and youth). 11 am—English worship.

Palos Verdes Baptist Church 28 Moccasin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates 90274, 310-541-1811, 9 am–Sunday service. Children’s Sunday school and youth worship are held at the same time. 7:30 pm—Jr. and high school students are invited to exciting Friday Night Fellowships.

Pasadena Buddhist Temple 1993 Glen Ave., Pasadena 91103, 626-798-4781, Tu and Th—7-8 pm—Obon dance practice, continues each consecutive evening until July 21. July 9 (Sat), 9 am—Semi-annual general temple cleanup and altar polishing. July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly memorial service for July. English Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal. Japanese Dharma message by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. adult study class with Rev. Rosenthal follows service. July 12 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumire Kai craft class. New members are always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch follows class. Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association new “Heritage of Japan” cookbook pre-sale. For further information contact Lynne at [email protected] or (818) 790-7049.

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ 2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, 92110, 619-276-4881,, [email protected], Interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese, an open and affirming church. July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday worship service “Dealing With Temptation” by Interim Minister, Rev. Dreese. Praise songs and hymns led by guest choir director, Angelica Eclar. Stay for our fellowship hour immediately following the service. All are invited.

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of L.A. 2701 E. 1st St., L.A. 90033, 323-269-4741, English service and Hoza (Dharma sharing circle) every Sunday at 11 am. Some special ceremonies start 10 am. Japanese service and Hoza every Sunday at 10 am. July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Special service for co-founder “Myoko.”

Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], July 10 (Sun)—“A Seed in the Ground,” Genesis 25:19-34 and Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23.

St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center (Maryknoll) 222 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-626-2279, 5 pm—Saturdays, English mass. 8:30 am—Sundays, Japanese mass. 10 am—English mass. Confessions are on the 1st Saturday of the month, from 3:30-4:30 pm or by appointment.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 961 S. Mariposa Ave., L.A. 90006, 213-387-1334, Sundays, 7:30 am—Holy Eucharist. 8:30 am—Choir practice. 9:45 am—Holy Eucharist and Sunday school/nursery. (W), 11:30 am—Noonday prayer. Sat., Morning altar guild.

San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, July 10 (Sun), 9:30-10:30 am—Children’s ministries and adult Sunday school. 11 am—English-speaking service. 11:15 am—Japanese speaking service.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, July 9 (Sat) 10 am—“Meet the Author,” Juliet Kono Lee, followed by short writing workshop, everyone welcome. July 10 (Sat), 10 am—Combined Obon, Hatsubon and July/August Shotsuki memorial service with guest speakers, Juliet Kono Lee (English) and Rev. T. Hirota (Japanese). Board meeting following.

San Fernando Valley Sunrise Japanese Church 14705 Wyondotte St., Van Nuys 91405, 818-782-8738. Sunday, 6 pm–Evening service, Pastor Spring Iwata. 7 pm—On the second Wed. of every month, a home meeting takes place at Yukio Masai’s, 1656 W. Gardena Ave., Gardena, 310-329-1586.

Senshin Buddhist Temple 1311 W. 37th St., L.A. 90007, 323-731-4617, July 10 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class. 11:30 am—Fujinkai Reikai.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. July 10 (Sun), 7 am—Holy sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 8-9:30 am—SCMA council meeting. 10-11 am—Sunday service with Rev. Otsuka. 10 am—Sunday schools. 1 pm—SNI headquarters board meeting.

South Bay Free Methodist Church 25514 Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717, 310-539-8663. English Pastor Cliff Rapp. 11 am—Worship service. 9:30 am—Sunday school for adult, children, youth. 9:15 am—Japanese Pastor Nobuo Kawahara, worship service. 11 am—Sunday school for adults and children.

Tenrikyo Mission HQ in America 2727 E. First St., L.A. 90033, 323-261-3379,

Torrance First Lutheran Church 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance, 90503, 310-320-9920,

Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, July 10 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional worship service “Jesus in the Old Testament: Adam,” Rev. Timothy Yee. 11 am—contemporary worship service with Rev. Yee.

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City 90230, 310-391-4351, 9:30 am—Family Sunday service. 10:30 am—Dharma school and adult service. 9:30 am—Daily services except Wednesdays. Jorei Fukyo—monthly Japanese language service on first Sunday of each month at 12 pm—Dana/Tai-chi exercise program after Tue. morning services, Games Day, after Fri. morning services, Monthly Tsuki Meinichi Hoyo on 4th Saturday at 9:30 am. July 10 (Sun), 10 am—Obon-Hatsubon service.

Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, 8:45 and 10 am—English worship service and Sunday school. 11:30 am—Japanese worship service and Sunday school.

W. Adams Christian Church 3625 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5860.

W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622,

W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790-3851, 626-917-0743, 9 am—Japanese service with Pastor Yoshinosuke Nakao. 10:30 am—English service with Pastor Rick Iwanaga.

W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. July 9 (Sat), 10 am—Shotsuki hoyo with Rev. Ensei Nekoda and Rev. F. Usuki. July 10 (Sun), 9:30 am—Obon Hatsubon service.

W.L.A. Holiness Church 1710 S. Butler Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-473-2138, Pastor Stephen, 213-604-1105,, [email protected] Rev. Takashi Furuyama, Japanese. Weekly worship celebrations and luncheon. 8:30 am—Youth choir. 9:30 am—Sunday school and Nichigo service. 11:15 am—English service. 12:30 pm—Lunch.

W.L.A. United Methodist Church 1913 Purdue Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-479-1379, Sunday, 9:30 am—English worship service, child care, Sunday school for youth, children’s church, drama and music class for all children. 11 am—Japanese language service.

Wintersburg Presbyterian Church 2000 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana 92706, 714-740-9400, 9-10 am—Nichigo worship service. 9 am—Sunday school and Bible studies (all ages). 10:10-11:30 am-—Sunday worship service. 10:20 am—Nichigo Bible studies. 4 pm—College/young adults Bible study (ages 17-22). July 9 (Sat)—Nichigo summer piano concert II.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. July 9 (Sat) 11 am-8 pm—Obon carnival. 1:30 pm—Obon service. July 10 (Sun), 11 am-8 pm—Obon carnival. 1:30 pm—Obon service.



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