Anaheim Free Methodist Church: 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, www.anaheimfreemethodistchurch.com, Senior Pastor Nancy T. Wong and Associate Pastor Dr. Shin Asami. Sept. 23 (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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10:45 am—Worship service, “Rooted and Grounded” with Rev. Mark M. Nakagawa.
Chatsworth West United Methodist Church 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth (One mile south of 118 fwy), 818-341 1270, Pastor Ruy Mizuki. Sunday service and Sunday school at 10 am.
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, 310-328-4861, www.pl-lax.org. Sept. 21 (F), 10 am, 7 pm—PL thanksgiving service. Sept. 22 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Nakano group meeting. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:30 am—Ukulele class. 10 am—Sunday service. 11 am—PL parenting class. 11:30 am—Zumba class.
Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Sept. 22 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service, “How to develop your listening ear.” Sept. 23 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Sept. 26 (W), 6 pm—Japanese Bible study. 7:30 pm—English Bible study, Jeremiah 2.
Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477, ebcla.org, [email protected] Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Please join Senior Pastor Ken Fong as he and other pastoral staff preach in our Fall series, “Sedaqah—Recipe For Right Relationships.”
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. 8:30, 10:30 am—English 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 Rev. Becky Hirata. 8:30, 10:30 am—Sunday school each Sunday.
First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altaden a 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected]
Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Sept. 21 (F), 9 am—Morning service. Sept. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular Sunday service. Sept. 24 (M), 9 am—Morning service. Sept. 25 (Tu), 9 am—Morning service. Sept. 26 (W), 10:30 am—Exercise class, $5 donation.
Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we continue our series on finances, “Extraordinary Financial Fitness” with Pastor Steve Langley. Children’s Sunday school (nursery-5th grade) runs concurrently with both services. 8:45 am—Youth Sunday school (jr. and sr. high). 10:45 am—Nichigo service with Pastor Eiji Osato speaking.
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. Marion Park, associate pastors; Stan DeWitt, minister of music. Sept. 23 (Sun)—“Bookkeeping,” Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth.
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Autumn Ohigan service with speaker Rev. Peter Hata from West Covina Higashi Honganji. 1-4 pm—Autumn seminar with Rev. Hata.
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.
Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions 442 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-346-9666. Sept. 22 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10:30 am—Autumn Higan service.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Sept. 23 (Sun), 1:30 pm—Fall Ohigan service. 2 pm—Fall fundraiser drawing. 3 pm—Intermediate Goeika practice.
L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Sept. 14 (7 pm—LAHC Bible study. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:30-10 am—Adult Sunday school class studying the minor prophets through the books of Joel, Jonah and Amos. 10:15 am—English family service in the Social Hall with Pastor Seigo Takayoshi. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after service 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. 22 (Sat), 9 am—Fall ohigan seminar with English Guest lecturer Rev. Kazuaki Nakata and in Japanese, Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. Registration fee: $10, includes obento lunch. Theme: Jodo Shinshu in Everyday Living: Are you listening? Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Fall Ohigan Sunday service: Dharma message in English Rev. Nakata and Japanese, Rimban Abiko. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour in Japanese by Rev. Nakata. In memory of the late Keiko Tsuruta, sponsored by M/M Shoichi Sayano. Sept. 26 (W), 5:30 pm—Howakai (Jpn) Rev. Nakata. Sept. 27 (Th), 10 am—Howakai (Jpn) Rev. Nakata.
Long Beach Buddhist Church 2360 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach 90810, 562-426-4014. Sunday services from 10 am.
Lutheran Oriental Church 2654 W. 164th St., Torrance 90504, 310-329-9345, Rev. Paul T. Nakamura, pastor. Sept. 22 (Sat), 9:30-11 am—Bible study “The Psalms.” Sept. 23 (Sun)—Rally Sunday, “Disciples in Motion.” 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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service with guest speaker Dr. Carlos J. Correa Bernier.
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 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. Sept. 22 (Sat), 9 am—Fall Ohigan seminar, “Being Buddha at Work” by Franz Metcalf and BJ Gallagher. 1 pm—Japanese lecture by Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa, Higashi Honganji Temple. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Ohigan service, English speaker, Franz Metcalf and Japanese speaker, Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa. Sept. 26 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting 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. Sept. 22 (Sat), 5-9:30 pm—Etajima Choyukai fun night. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Fall Ohigan service with guest speaker Rev. Akio Miyaji of the Orange County Buddhist Church. 11:30 am—Light lunch reception. Sept. 25 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei Kai craft class. New members always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch. Sept. 29 (Sat), 9 am-3 pm—2nd annual “Craftastic” craft fair and gift boutique.
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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service and Sunday school. Pastor Rev. Mary Sue Brookshire will be preaching about Mark 9:30-37 and music led by Fabiola Ghebresillassie. All church meeting led by Rev. Mary Scifres immediately following service. Fellowship hour precedes afterwards, 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. 23 (Sun)— “The Breath of God” by guest speaker Rev. Dickson Yagi. Scripture verses: Genesis 2:4-7.
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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 7:30 am—Holy eucharist. 8:30 am—Choir practice. 9:45 am—Bilingual holy eucharist. Sunday school/nursery. 11:15 am—Vestry meeting. Sept. 26 (W), 6 pm—South Bay Bible study (Koyamatsus). Sept. 30 (Sun), 11:15 am—Christmas boutique workshop.
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. 22 (Sat), 9:30 am—Dharma discussion. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Service; Huntington excursion following. Sept. 30 (Sun), 9:30 am—Temple cleanup.
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. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class. Dharma school.
SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. Sept. 23 (Sun), 9:30-11:30 am—Combined memorial service with Rev. Kawakami. 10 am—Sunday schools. 11:30 am—Chorus. 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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8:30, 10:30 am—English services. 8:30 am—Japanese fellowship service. 10 am—Bible study.
Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org, Pastor Rev. Tim Yee. Sept. 23 (Sun), 9 am‚Traditional worship service, “Stewardship: Treasure” by Rev. Yee. 11 am—Bridge contemporary worship.
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City 90230, 310-391-4351, vhbt.org. Family Sunday service at 9:30 am followed by Dharma school and adult class at 10:30 am. Morning services at 9:30 am on Sun, Tu, Th, Fri, Sat. Jorei Fukyo – monthly Japanese language service on first Sun. of each month at 12 pm. Monthly service for YABA on first Sun. of each month at 1 pm. Tai-chi exercise program after Tu. morning services. Games day, after Fri. morning services. Monthly Tsuki Meinichi Hoyo on 4th Sat. at 9:30 am. Sept. 21 (F), 7:30 pm—Workshop on Buddhist holidays and events.
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. Sept. 23 (Sun), 4:30 pm—Ohigan service with Rev. Kenjun Kawawata officiating and Rev. Lee Rosenthal from Pasadena Buddhist Temple delivering the Dharma talk.
W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-917-0743, westcovinacc.com. Sept. 23 (Sun), 10:30 am—Funfest: Joint service. 11:15 am—Lunch. 12-3 pm—Bouncers, line dancing, game booths, bingo a raffle and much more. Call 626-917-0743 or email [email protected]
W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. Sept. 21 (F), 7 pm—Bingo. Sept. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular family service and Dharma school. Sept. 24 (M), 12 pm—80+ lunch. Sept. 26 (W), 7:30 pm—Asoka Fujinkai service and meeting. Sept. 27 (Th), 1 pm—Study class in English. 7:30 pm—Taiko lesson. Sept. 30 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular family service and Dharma school.
W.L.A. Holiness Church 1710 S. Butler Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-473-2138, Pastor Stephen, 213-604-1105, westlaholiness.org, stephensa[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. Sept. 22 (Sat), 11 am-5 pm—Asian Cultural Bazaar, including food, entertainment, children’s activities, silent auction, and cultural displays. Bible studies and mission projects are held throughout the month. Call for more info.
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). Sept. 30 (Sun)—Church picnic and outdoor worship, Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley.
Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Sept. 22 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Sept. 23 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 7:10 am-4:40 pm—One day of sitting meditation. Sept. 29 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Sept. 30 (Sun), 11 am—Otakiage (burning ceremony) at Huntington Beach.