RELIGION CALENDAR (2/23/2012)

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Anaheim Free Methodist Church: 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, www.anaheimfreemethodistchurch.com, Senior Pastor Pastor Nancy T. Wong, Associate Pastor Dr. Shin Asami, Nichigo Pastor Pastor Takeo Matsudaira. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 am—Traditional 1st service. 11 am—Contemporary 2nd service. 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, www.centenaryunitedmethodistchurch.org. Feb. 26 (Sun), “Covenant Waters,” Rev. Mark Nakagawa.

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. Feb. 25 (Sat), 11 am-12 pm—Ballroom dance class. 7:30 pm—PL meeting at the Enomoto residence. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 am—Ukulele class. 10 am—Sunday service. 11:30 am—Zumba class.

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Feb. 25 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service. “Co-heirs with Christ.” Feb. 26 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Feb. 29 (W), 6 pm—Japanese Bible study. 7:30 pm—English Bible study Exodus 37-40.

Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477, ebcla.org, [email protected] Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 am and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Join Senior Pastor Ken Fong as he and other pastoral staff preach from the book of Hosea in this year’s Lenten series, “Unbelievable.”

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, Rev. Kenneth Suhr, Pastor Ki Tae Choi and Rev. Hidemi Ito, (Pastor of Visitation and Nurture). Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:30 am—English Sunday worship services and Sunday school. 8:30 am—Japanese language services led by Pastor Becky Hirata.

First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altaden a 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected] Feb 24 (F), 7:15 pm—Friday night Bible study. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:15 am—PW cozy kitchen Bible study. 9 am—Seekers class. 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—Jesus dojo. Join us for coffee hour. Feb. 28 (Tu), 8 am—Clarion mailing. 10-11 am—Staff meeting. 10 am-12 pm—PW craft class. 12-2 pm—Senior task force. Feb. 29 (W), 7 pm— Music rehearsal.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Feb. 26 (Sun)—No regular Sunday service (National Council meeting).

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services and children’s Sunday school (Toddler to 5th grade) runs concurrently with these services. Join us as we continue our series called, “Who’s Your King?” Pastor Steve Langley will be speaking on “Life & Destruction.” 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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional-blended service. 11 am—Blended-contemporary service. Church school both hours. “Listening on the Way,” Rev. Steven E. Wirth.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. Dharma talks by Rinban Ito in English and Rev. Miyoshi in Japanese. Feb. 26 (Sun), 11:30 am—Fujinkai annual memorial service.

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, New website is under construction, Pastor Sho Ichikawa. Feb. 26 (Sun), 11 am—Worship service. Ministry is for both English and Japanese congregations. Sunday school for ages 2-10 is held concurrently.

Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions 442 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-346-9666. Feb. 25 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do service.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Feb. 25 (Sat), 10:30 am—Beginning Goeika practice. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Family service. 1:30 pm—Monthly Goma service. 3 pm—Japanese Buddhist study class.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10:15 am—English service in the Social Hall, “God’s Change is Good Change,”  by guest speaker Rev. John Katagi speaking on Acts 2:14-21. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel.  Everyone is invited to stay after worship service and enjoy a light lunch.   Feb. 24-26 (F-Sun)—Church camp at the Oaks.

L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service: Rev. Hidehito Sakamoto farewell message both in English and Japanese. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English, Rev. William Briones. 12-2pm—Japanese Community Health Association: free health consultation with doctors, nurses will take BP, pulse, weight, glucose test, urine test. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour in Japanese by Rev. Sakamoto. Mar. 1 (Th), 6 pm—Buddhist study class for beginners, 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. Feb. 26 (Sun)—1st Sunday in Lent, speaker Richard Laux, service of blessing and wholeness.

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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service, 1st Sunday in Lent, “God’s Loving Paths,” Pastor Mitchell.

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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 9:30-10:30 am—Japanese worship with Pastor Haruhiko Hirayu. Children’s Japanese Sunday school. The Japanese speaking youth and young adult also meet after their worship service. 10:45 am-12:15 pm—English service with Pastor Dennis Sato. K-6 Sunday school.

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Family service. Dharma school and adult study class in Japanese and English. Feb. 27 (M), 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Monday Morning Buddhism” by instructors Bill Dearth and Jon Turner. Feb. 28 (Tu), 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Shin Buddhism Explained Through Western Examples” by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Feb. 29 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service. Mar. 1 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Lalrger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” by Rev. Marvin Harada. 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” 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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Family Dharma service conducted by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. English and Japanese Dharma messages. Feb. 28 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei Kai craft club. New members are always welcome to join us. 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], an open and affirming church.

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. Feb. 26 (Sun)—Scripture lessons Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15. “One Step Forward.”

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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 7:30 am—Holy eucharist. 8:30 am—Choir practice. 9:45 am—Holy eucharist. Sunday school/nursery.

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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 10 am—Temple clean up, potluck lunch, 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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 10-11 am—Sunday service (Rev. Otsuka). 10 am—Sunday schools. 1:30 pm—Visit to Keiro Home.

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. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:45 am, 7 pm—English services. 8:30 am—Japanese Bible study and fellowship following.

Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org, Pastor Rev. Tim Yee. Feb. 26 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional worship service, “The Lord Is God,” Rev. Yee. Bible verse from Psalm 100. 11 am—Contemporary worship service.

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—Morning services (Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat). 12 pm—Jorei Fukyo, monthly Japanese language service on first Sunday of each month. Tai-chi Exercise Program after Tue morning services. Games day, after Fri morning services. Monthly Tsuki Meinichi Hoyo on 4th Sat at 9:30 am.

Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, vsmfmc.org.

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.

W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. Feb. 26 (Sun)—No service. Feb. 27 (M), 12 pm—80+ lunch. Mar. 1 (Th), 1 pm—Study class (in English) with Rev. F. Usuki. 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,

W.L.A. United Methodist Church 1913 Purdue Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-479-1379, www.wlaumc.org, Rev. Gary Oba, Senior Pastor; Rev. Janet Cromwell, Associate Pastor; Pastor Becky Hirata, Asst. Pastor for Japanese Language Ministry. Feb. 26 (Sun), 9:30 am—Sunday worship in English with child care and Sunday school. 11 am—Sunday worship in Japanese. Children, youth, and families are welcome. Weekly Bible studies are open to new members. The church sponsors mission projects and social activities each month. A free Japanese Film Night is held each forth Friday at 7:30 pm in the Social Hall.

Wintersburg Presbyterian Church 2000 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana 92706, 714-740-9400, wintersburg.org. Sunday worship services, 8-9 am, 10:10-11:30 am. 9-10 am—Nichigo service. Sunday school and Bible studies, all ages. 10:20 am—Nichigo Bible study. 4 pm—College/young adults Bible study (ages 17-22). Wednesdays, 10 am-1 pm—Senior fellowship ministry (except during field trips). Wednesday Bible studies, 7:15 pm—Men and women’s studies, college and career women’s studies. Thursday Bible studies, 7:30 pm—Young adults. Friday Bible studies: 7:30 pm—Jr. high special k, high school fellowship, Genesis too; niching. Men and women’s study, 2nd and 4th Fridays: MnM (Mothers in Ministry). 9:45 am—1st and 3rd Fridays. Feb. 25 (Sat)—Church bowling tournament.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Feb. 25 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Feb. 26 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion. 7:10 am- 4:40 pm—One Day Sitting.

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