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. Oct. 7 (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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10:45 am—Worship service,”Worldwide Communion” by 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. Oct. 5 (F), 7:30 pm—Okumura group PL meeting. Oct. 6 (Sat), 10 am—Watanabe group PL meeting. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. 11 am—Business prosperity service. Wedding message following service.
Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Oct. 6 (Sat), 9 am—Communion and worship service. 9 am—Jpn. 11:30am—Eng. message: “How to develop your listening ear.” Oct. 7 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Oct. 10 (W), 6 pm—Jpn. 7:30 pm—Eng. Bible study, Jeremiah 2.
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.
Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Oct. 5 (F), 9 am—Morning service. Oct. 6 (Sat), 9 am—Morning service. 7:30 pm—Shotsuki Hoyo. Oct. 7(Sun), 9:30 am—Regular Sunday service, Hui Aikane all church luncheon. Oct. 8 (M), 9 am—Morning service. Oct. 9 (Tu), 9 am—Morning service. Oct. 10 (W), 10:30 am—Exercise class, $5 donation.
Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. Oct. 7 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as Pastor Tom Demorest from CityLights Church speaks. 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. Oct. 6 (Sat), 11 am-6 pm and Oct. 7 (Sun), 11 am-5 pm—Autumn Moon Festival at Gedatsu Church. Food, games, crafts, rummage and plant sale, cultural demonstrations and entertainment and raffle prizes.
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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 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. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Shotsuki service. Dharma Talks by Rev. Miyoshi in Eng. and Rev. Bansaka in Jpn. Rev. Hasegawa will give a message to Dharma School. *CicLAvia, a city-wide bicycling and pedestrian event will take place along the streets of LA on the same day as our October Shotsuki service. This will affect 3rd St. between Alameda and Central Ave., Central Ave. between 4th St and 1st St. Our parking lot will be open and easily accessible from Crocker St. by way of 4th St. More info on www.ciclavia.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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. Oct. 6 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Nokotsudo service.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Oct. 6 (Sat), 4 pm—Harbor Goeika practice, Harbor Daishi-Ko service. Oct. 7 (Sun)—Temple closed (no service).
L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Oct. 7 (Sun), 8:30-9:30 am—Adult Sunday school class that is studying the minor prophets through the books of Joel, Jonah and Amos. 10:15 am—English family worship service in the Social Hall with Pastor Seigo Takayoshi. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel.
L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service, Dharma message in English, Rev. William Briones and in Japanese, Rev. Kazuaki Nakata. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English, Rev. William Briones. 11:30 am—Flu shot: Medicare Part B—Free; with insurance coverage-Free; No insurance coverage-$25. Sponsored by Nishi Buddhist Women’s Association. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in English Rev. Masao Kodani of Senshin Buddhist Temple.
Long Beach Buddhist Church 2360 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach 90810, 562-426-4014. Sunday services from 10 am. Sunday services from 10 am. Oct. 7 (Sun), 2:30-5 pm—Annual autumn chow mein dinner, $8 donation. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the church.
Lutheran Oriental Church 2654 W. 164th St., Torrance 90504, 310-329-9345, Rev. Paul T. Nakamura, pastor. Oct. 7 (Sun)— “What Did Eldad and Medad do?” 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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service “Enfolding Love,” Pastor Mitchell Young. Each Sunday service will feature photos celebrating our church’s centennial. Fellowship during coffee hour follows immediately after service.
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.orangecoastfmc.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. Oct. 6 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Shotsuki Hoyo, monthly memorial service. Oct. 7 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Family service. 11 am—Dharma school and adult study class in Japanese and English. Oct. 8 (M), 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Introduction to Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu” by Jon Turner. Oct. 9 (Tu), 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Reading Materials in Japanese” by Rev. Marvin Harada. Oct. 10 (W) 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service. Oct. 11 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Larger Sutra” 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” both 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. Oct. 6 (Sat), 9 am-9 pm—BWA Citadel Outlets Shopping Extravaganza fundraiser. Order tickets online here or contact a Pasadena BWA member. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly memorial service for October. English Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal. Japanese Dharma talk by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Dharma school and Sangha Teens classes and adult discussion class with Rev. Rosenthal follows service. Oct. 9 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei kai craft class resumes. New members always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch. 7-9 pm—Hands-on culinary class: “Japanese Cuisine the Easy Way” with Hitomi Hashimoto. $15.00 donation. Please contact Misa Morihiro at (626) 398-9987 or [email protected] for info or RSVP.
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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service and Sunday school. Music by Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Fellowship hour after 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. Oct. 7 (Sun)—Scripture lessons:Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, sermon: “We are Brothers and Sisters in the Spirit.”
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, stmarys-la.org. Oct. 7 (Sun), 9:45 am—Feast of St. Francis with blessing of the animals.
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. Oct. 6 (Sat), 10 am—BWA service and meeting. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Combined Shotsuki and Eshinni-ko/Kakushinni-ko memorial service with guest, Rev. Henry Adams (Eng. and Jpn.). Oxnard Buddhist Temple sangha visiting. Oct. 14 (Sun), 10 am—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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 9:30 am—Monthly memorial service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Masao Kodani. Japanese Sermon with Rev. Kakuyei Tada, BCA Minister Emeritus. 10:30 am—Dharma school. 11:30 am—BWA Fujinkai Reikai.
SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. Oct. 7 (Sun), 9:30-9:50 am—Shinsokan meditation. 10-11 am—Sunday service with Rev. Kawakami. 10 am—Sunday schools. 11:30 am—Chorus.
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. 7 (Sun), 8:30, 10:30 am—English services. 8:30 am—Japanese fellowship. 10 am—Japanese Bible study. Oct. 10 (W), 1 pm—Bible study. Oct. 9 (Tu), 7 pm—Service of healing prayer and remembrance related to mental illness in cooperation with NAMI.
Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org, English Pastor Rev. Tim Yee and Japanese Pastor Rev. Ryohei Kawano. Oct. 7 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional worship service. 11 am—Bridge contemporary worship service. Both services by Dr. Charles Morgan, Vice President of Programs at the Los Angeles Mission.
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. Oct. 6, 13 (Sat), 7-9 pm—Youth fellowship. Oct. 7 (Sun), 11:30 am—Church fellowship luncheon. Oct. 12-14 (F-Sun)—Fujinkai national conference. Oct. 14, 21 (Sun)—11:30 am—College fellowship/Bible study. Oct. 20 (Sat), 8:30 am-2 pm—Lady Takeko Kujo seminar.
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. Oct. 7 (Sun), 10 am—Shotsuki memorial service/Dharma school with the Rev. Kenjun Kawawata officiating and Miss Aiko Enoki delivering the Dharma talk.
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. 6 (Sat), 10 am—Shotsuki hoyo with Rev. Ensei Nekoda (Jpn) and Rev. F. Usuki (Eng). Oct. 7 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular family service and Dharma school. 11 am—BWA meeting. 12:30 pm—Matinee with BWA. Oct. 11 (Th), 1 pm—Study class (Eng). 7 pm—Buddhist men meeting. 7:30 pm—Taiko lesson. Oct. 12-14 (F-Sun)—Temple closed.
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. 9:30 am—English Sunday worship with child care and Sunday school. 11 am—Japanese Sunday worship.
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). Oct. 6 (Sat)—JEMS ladies luncheon. Oct. 13 (Sat)—Deacons rummage sale.
Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Oct. 6 (Sat), 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Oct. 7 (Sun) 8:00 am – Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion.