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. 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] Oct. 30 (Sun), 11 am—115th anniversary worship. Rev. John M. Miyahara, U.S. Navy Chaplain, will be guest preacher.
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. Oct. 28 (F), 7:30 pm—Nakano/Azama group will have a PL meeting at the Nakano residence. Oct. 29 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Enomoto group will have a PL meeting. Oct. 30 (Sun)—No regular Sunday service.
Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Oct. 29 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service “Another World.” Oct. 30 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Nov. 2 (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, ebcla.org, [email protected] Oct. 30 (Sun), 8:30 am and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff as they unfold the 2011 special series—“R12 Revolution: Real Hope For Real People Right Now.”
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.
First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected] Oct. 28 (F), 7:30 pm—Friday night Bible study. Oct. 30 (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—Share and prayer. 11:45 am—Youth group. Join us for coffee hour after service. Oct. 31 (M), 6-8 pm—Trunk or Treat for UNICEF. Nov. 1 (Tu), 8 am—Clarion mailing. 10-11 am—Staff meeting. Nov. 2 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal. 7:15 pm—Session meeting.
Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Oct. 30 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular service.
Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net.Oct. 30 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we continue our series, “The Hole in Our Gospel” with Pastor Steve speaking on, “Putting the American Dream to Death.” Children’s Sunday school (Toddler to 5th grade) runs concurrently with the 8:45 and 10:45 am services, only. 8:45 am—Youth Sunday school (Jr. and Sr. high). 10:45 am—Nichigo service.
Gedatsu Church USA 7850 Hill Dr., S. San Gabriel 91770, 626-288-1212, gedatsu-usa.org. 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. Oct. 30 (Sun)—”But By the Grace of God,” Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth. 9 am—Traditional-blended service. 11 am—Blended-contemporary service. Church school both hours.
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. Dharma talks by Rev. Miyoshi in Japanese and Rinban Ito in English. 11 am—Dharma school Halloween party. Come dressed up in your cutest, scariest, or most peculiar costume.
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. Oct. 29 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Oct. 21 (F), 7:30 pm—Scout Troop 379 Court of Honor. Oct. 22 (Sat), 1:30 pm—Japanese language and culture study. 3 pm—English Buddhist study. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Morning service. 3 pm—Goeika practice.
L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Oct 30 (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 Pastor Seigo Takayoshi continuing to speak on the True Living series. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after worship and enjoy the light lunch.
L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Oct. 29 (Sat), 10 am— 3 pm—ABA seminar: “Experiencing Jodo Shinshu Through Chanting” Lecture by Rev. Henry Adams of Oxnard Buddhist Temple. Registration $20, includes bento lunch. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service, Dharma message in English, Rev. Hidehito Sakamoto and in Japanese, Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English, Rev. Sakamoto. 11 am—Halloween party for Dharma school children. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in English Rev. Masao Kodani of Senshin Buddhist Temple. Nov. 3 (Th), 6 pm—Beginners Buddhist study class with Rev. Briones.
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. Oct. 30 (Sun)—Reformation Sunday “God’s Time For You.”
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. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service with Pastor Mitchell speaking on “God With Us.” 11:30 am—Fellowship during coffee hour. 12 pm—The Back Pew Fellowship for high school through young adults.
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. Oct. 29 (Sat), 5-7:30 pm—Harvest festival. Wear your cutest, non-scary costumes. Join us for dinner, play games to earn prizes and go “hallway treating” for candy. There will be treats for everyone who participates. Oct. 30 (Sun), 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). Pastors appreciation potluck lunch, after service.
Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. Oct. 30 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Family service. 11 am—Dharma school and adult study class in English and Japanese. Nov. 1 (Tu), 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” by Rev. Marvin Harada. Nov. 2 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service at OCBC and Irvine. Nov. 3 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” by Rev. Marvin Harada. 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Shakyamuni Buddha and Shinran Shonin’s Way of Sharing the Dharma” by Rev. Alan Sakamoto. Nov. 5 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Shotsuki Hoyo, monthly memorial service.
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. Oct. 29 (Sat), 6 pm—Donor Recognition dinner at Maison Akira Restaurant in Pasadena. Oct. 30 (Sun), 8:30 am—Buddhist women’s association meeting. 10 am—Family Dharma service conducted by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Dharma school Halloween party and luncheon to follow. Nov. 1 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei Kai craft club. New members always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch.
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. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service and Sunday school, fall festival Sunday, it will be a joint worship service with Mt. Zion Samoan Methodist Church. Both our Interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese, and Rev. Vaivao Semisi-Tupou will join in this celebration service of scripture and song. Special music performed by the POVUCC choir and the Samoan church choir. 12-4 pm—Annual fall festival and enjoy the event with family and friends. 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. Oct. 30 (Sun), “Modern Beatitudes” scripture verses: Psalm 34:1-10, 22, Matthew 5:1-12.
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. Oct. 30 (Sun), 11 am—Halloween festival.
San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, sfvhc.org. Oct. 23 (Sun), 11 am—Boutique workshop.
San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. Oct. 29 (Sat), 9:30 am—Dharma discussion. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Family service and fun day.
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. Oct. 30 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Kodani. 10:30 am—Dharma school “Day of the Gaki.”
SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. Oct. 30 (Sun), 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 10-11 am—Sunday service (Rev.Otsuka). 10 am—Sunday schools.
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. Oct. 30 (Sun)—Reformation Sunday. 8:30 and 10:45 am—English services. 10 am—Japanese Bible study and fellowship.
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. Oct. 22 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Eshinni/Kakushinni memorial service with guest speaker, Rinban Nobuo Miyaji. Oct. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Dharma school service with WLA at WLA.
Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, vsmfmc.org. Oct. 27-28 (Th-F)—Conference fall ministers’ retreat. Oct. 27 (Th)—”Building a Healthy Family Life Series.” Oct. 31 (M), 6:30 pm—”Truck or Treat.”
W. Adams Christian Church 3625 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5860. Oct. 30 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship service with Pastor Aki Kawamata, Worship (organ) by Mari Wada, Liturgist Mary Karatsu, Ushers Alice Genda and Mitzi Nagano.
W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, livingdharma.org. Oct. 30 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service with Rev. Kenjun Kawawata officiating and delivering the message. After service, there will be Halloween party.
W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-917-0743, westcovinacc.com.
W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. Oct. 30 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular service and discussion. No Dharma school. Oct. 31 (M), 12 pm—80+ lunch. Nov. 2 (W), 7:30 pm—Service and board meeting. Nov. 3 (Th), 1 pm—Study class. 7:30 pm—Taiko lesson.
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.
Wintersburg Presbyterian Church 2000 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana 92706, 714-740-9400, wintersburg.org. Oct. 31 (M)—Harvest festival.
Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Oct. 29 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Oct. 30 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion. 7:45 am-4:40 pm—A Day of Zazen.