Anaheim Free Methodist Church: 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, Temp. website: ajfmc.tripod.com. Senior Pastor Nancy T. Wong, Associate Pastor Dr. Shin Asami, Nichigo Pastor Takeo Matsudaira, Youth/Young Adult Pastor Keith Lee. Sept. 4 (Sun), 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], Sept. 4 (Sun)—Church and Society Committee leads worship. The congregation celebrates the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Christ Presbyterian Church of Hollywood 4011 W. Clinton St., L.A. 90004, 323-665-3581, www.presbyteryofthepacific.org, 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., pl-usa.org. Torrance Church, 310-328-4861, www.pl-lax.org. Sept. 3-5 (Sat-M)—Church will be closed due to annual camping trip to McGrath State Beach. Sept. 4 (Sun)—No Sunday service.
Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Sept. 3 (Sat), 9 am—Japan worship and communion service. 11:30 am—English worship and communion service “Another World.” Sept. 4 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Sep 7 (W), 6 pm—Japanese. 7:30 pm—Englsih Bible study Exodus 34.
Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477, ebcla.org, [email protected] 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Please join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff as they unfold the 2011 Fall series—“For God’s Purpose.”
Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente 91746, 626-363-0300, evergreensgv.org, Pastor Cory Ishida.
Faith United Methodist Church Torrance 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance 90504, 310-217-7000, faithunitedmethodist.com. Sept. 4 (Sun), 8:30 am and 10:30 am—Sunday worship services in English led 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. 8:30am and 10:30 am—Sunday school meets each Sunday.
First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected]
Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org.
Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. Sept. 4 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we continue our series with Pastor Steve Langley speaking on 1 Peter. We will also be celebrating baptisms during both services. 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, gedatsu-usa.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), Fall festival.
Grace First Presbyterian Church 3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach 90808, 562-420-3393, 562-421-4100, gracefirst.org, Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth, pastor; Rev. Gerald Arata, Rev. Marion Park, associate pastors; Stan DeWitt, minister of music. Sept. 4 (Sun)—“There Is A Church Within Us: 4) When We Go in Mission,” Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org.
Hollywood Independent, UCC 4527 Lexington Ave., L.A. 90029, 323-664-0036, hollywoodindependentchurch.org, Pastor John Varga.
Hope Chapel Torrance 3555 “K” Lomita Blvd. Torrance 90505, 310-539-2896, 310-972-0786, hopechapeltorrance.org, 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, jachristianchapel.blogspot.com/, 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. Sept. 3 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Sept. 2 (F), 7 pm—B.S. assembly. Sept. 3 (Sat), 4 pm—Harbor Goeika class. 5 pm—Harbor Daishi-ko and fall Higan service. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Morning service. Cabinet board meeting. Sept. 5 (M), 10 am—Sokanbu meeting.
L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), 8:30-9:30 am—Adult Sunday school class studying the book of John. 10:15 am—English service this Sunday in the Social Hall with Pastor Seigo Takayoshi. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after worship and enjoy a light lunch.
L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service, Dharma message in English, Rev. Hirohito Sakamoto and in Japanese Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English by Rev. Sakamoto. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour with Rev. John Iwohara of the Venice Buddhist Temple. Sept. 5 (M)—Betsuin closed for Labor Day.
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. Sept. 4 (Sun)—“In Quietness of Spirit” Holy Communion.
Mission Valley Free Methodist Church 1201 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel 91776, 626-285-6788, missionvalleyfmc.org. 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, montebelloucc.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Worship and communion with Pastor Mitchell, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” 10:30 am—Summer Sunday school classes are held every Sunday. 11:30 am—Fellowship during coffee hour.
New Life Christian Church 1020 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale 91202, 818-242-8801, nlc2.com.
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, www.orangecoastfm.org. 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. Sept. 4 (Sun)—No service. Sept. 7 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service at OCBC and Irvine. Sept. 8 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” by Rev. Marvin Harada.
Orange County Christian Church 4872 Bishop St., Cypress 90630, 714-827-2801, tinyurl.com/occhristian (English), 714-827-6244, occc.org (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, pvbc.com. 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, pasadenabuddhisttemple.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly memorial service for September. Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal in English, Japanese Dharma message by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Adult discussion class with Rev. Rosenthal follows service. Sept. 6 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei Kai craft club. New members are always welcome to join us. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch. Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association new “Heritage of Japan” cookbook is now available! Contact Lynne at [email protected] or (818) 790-7049 to place an order.
Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ 2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, 92110, 619-276-4881, pioneeroceanviewucc.com, [email protected], Interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese, an open and affirming church. Sept. 4 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service, holy communion Sunday after Pentecost. Guest minister, Rev. Linda Sieh, will preach the sermon “Breaking Down Barriers.” Hymns and special music led by our Choir Director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. 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, www.rkla.org. 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.
Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], sgpumc.org. Sept. 4 (Sun)—“The Marks of God’s People,” Dylan SeokJin Hylan (children’s/youth/young adult director). Scripture, Acts 12:1-14. 9:15 am—Holy communion and worship service. Please remember to bring your canned goods for People for People.
St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center (Maryknoll) 222 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-626-2279, sfxjcc.org. 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, sstmarys-la.org. 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. Sept. 5 (M)—Labor Day holiday, office closed.
San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, sfvhc.org.
San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. Sept. 4 (Sun)—No service.
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, senshintemple.org. Sept. 4 (Sun)—No services.
SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327.
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, tenrikyo.com.
Torrance First Lutheran Church 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance 90503, 310-320-9920, www.faith-first.org. Sept. 4 (Sun), 8:03 and 10:45 am and 7 pm—English services. 10:45 am—Japanese Bible study.
Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org.
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City 90230, 310-391-4351, vhbt.org. 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.
Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, vsmfmc.org. 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. Sept. 4 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship with Pastor Aki Kawamata, worship Mari Wada, liturgist Mary Karatsu, and ushers Hoover Ushiyama and Ko Muraki. You may have heard that this historic Japanese American church which has been on West Adams for over 60 years will close its doors within the next couple of months. If you have been a part of this community at one point or another and would like to experience worship with us one last time we would love to have you.
W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, livingdharma.org.
W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-917-0743, westcovinacc.com. 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. Sept. 3-5 (Sat-M)—Temple closed. Sept. 7 (W), 7:30 pm—Service and board meeting. Sept. 8 (Th), 1 pm—Study class. 7 pm—Buddhist Men meeting.
W.L.A. Holiness Church 1710 S. Butler Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-473-2138, Pastor Stephen, 213-604-1105, westlaholiness.org, [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, www.wlaumc.org. Sunday, 9:30 am—English worship service with Rev. Gary Oba and Rev. Janet Cromwell, plus nursery for toddlers and Sunday School for children and youth. Sunday, 11 am—Japanese language service with Pastor Becky Hirata.
Wintersburg Presbyterian Church 2000 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana 92706, 714-740-9400, wintersburg.org. 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).
Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Sept. 3 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Sept. 4 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion. Sept. 5 (M)—Labor Day, temple closed.