RELIGION CALENDAR (5/26/11)

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Anaheim Free Methodist Church 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, 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], centenaryunitedmethodistchurch.org. May 29 (Sun)—Rev. Mark M. Nakagawa with the message “God-In You!” Congregation celebrates California-Pacific annual conference “Layman of the Year Award.”

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. May 29 (Sat), 10 am—Oyashikiri Anniversary Day.

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena,  91104, Davarkg.com. May 28 (Sat), 9 am—JPN. 11:30 am—English “Reigning in Life.” May 29 (Sun), 4 pm—Using sermon drills, explore what we are learning on Saturdays. June 1 (W), 6 pm—Japanese. 7:30 pm—English Bible study Exodus 33. 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. Join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff with the 2011 Spring Series, “Finding Freedom.”

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 and 10:30 am—Sunday worship services in English 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. 8:30 and 10:30 am—Sunday school.

First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected] May 27 (F), 7:15 pm—”Friday Nite” Bible study. May 29 (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—Youth group. Join us for coffee hour. May 30 (M), Memorial Day, office closed. May 31 (Tu), 8:30 am—Clarion mailing. 10–11 am—Staff meeting. June 1 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. May 29 (Sun)—No service (Nokotsudo open) until 12 pm. 9 am—Memorial Day service at Pacific Crest Cemetery. 11 am—Green Hills. May 30 (Sun), 11 am-6 pm—Fujimatsuri bazaar.

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we start a new series called “I Choose Weird” with Pastor Daniel Matsuda speaking on, “Christ, the Law, Murder & Anger.” 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. May 29 (Sun)—Church closed.

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. 9 am–Traditional blended service. 11 am–Blended contemporary service. Church school both hours. May 29 (Sun)—”The Gift of Belonging,” Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. May 29 (Sun), 9 am—Tannisho class. 10 am—Sunday service. Dharma talks by Rinban Ito in English and Rev. Miyoshi in Japanese.

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.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. May 28 (Sat) 1:30 pm—Japanese language class. 3 pm—English Buddhist self study group. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Dharma school program. 1:30 pm—Goma fire ritual. 2:30 pm—Japanese Buddhist study class. May 30 (M), 9:30 am—Memorial Day service at Evergreen Muento Monument. 10 am—Memorial Day service at Evergreen Ireito Monument. 2 pm—Memorial Day service at Inglewood Cemetery.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. 8:30-9:30 am—Adult Sunday school class continuing to study Elijah and Elisha in 2 Kings. 10:15 am—English worship service in the Social Hall, with Pastor Seigo Takayoshi speaking on Philippians 1:12-14, “True Living: God at Work”.. 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. May 28 (Sat), 10 am—Olivewood Cemetery (Riverside), Rev. Hidehito Sakamoto. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service: Dharma message in English Rev. William Briones and in Japanese Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English by Rev. Briones. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour, in English by Rev. Fumiaki Usuki of the West LA Buddhist Temple, sponsored by West LA Buddhist Temple. 1:30 pm—Betsuin Muryokoju-Do Day Memorial service at Nokotsu-do. May 30 (M), Memorial Day cemetery services: 9 am—Rose Hills cemetery, Rev. Briones. 9:30 am—Evergreen Cemetery, Rimban Abiko and Rev. Sakamoto. 1:30 pm—Betsuin Muryokoju-Do Day Memorial service at Nokotsu-do. 4 pm—Betsuin closed. June 2 (Th), 6 pm—Beginners Buddhist study class, 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. May 29 (Sun)—Team LOC meeting. 1 Peter 3:15-18, John 14:15-21. June 1 (W), 10 am—Prayer hour.

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. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Memorial Sunday worship, “Witness of Love,” Pastor Mitchell. 10:30 am—Sunday school classes. 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. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Memorial Day service at Pacific View Memorial Park. Dharma talks by Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa in English and Japanese.

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. May 29 (Sun), 9:30-10:30 am—Japanese Sunday worship service with Pastor Haruhiko Hirayu. Japanese Sunday school. Japanese youth and young adult meet. 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. May 29 (Sun)—No service. May 31 (Tu), 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” by Rev. Marvin Harada. June 1 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service at OCBC and Irvine. June 2 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” by Rev. Marvin Harada.  7:30 pm—BEC class, “Resolving Life’s Problems through Buddhism” by Rev. Marvin Harada. June 4 (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.

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. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service, 6th Sunday of Easter and Memorial Day weekend. “The Power of Remembering,” Interim Minister, Rev. Dreese. Praise songs and hymns by choir director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Stay for fellowship hour immediately following. All are welcome. May 30 (N), 9:30 am—POVUCC will participate in the Interfaith Community Memorial Day service at Mt. Hope Cemetery (3751 Market St, San Diego, CA). Join us as we join with other churches and organizations in the San Diego community for this special Memorial Day service.

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. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Memorial Day service.

Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], sgpumc.org. May 29 (Sun), 9:30 am—6th Sunday of Easter, English worship service. 11 am—Vietnamese and Church of India worship service. 9:45 am-12 pm—Children’s sermon during the worship service and Sunday school. Preaching for this Sunday is Rev. Dr. Phyllis Tyler, “No Orphans.” Scripture verses: gospel, Acts 17:22-31, I Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21.

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. May 29 (Sun), 9:45 am—Confirmation. 11 am—Potluck luncheon.

San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, sfvhc.org. 8:45 or 11:15 am—Sunday family worship and communion service, English division. 10-11 am—Coffee fellowship hour. 11 am—Nichigo service. May 29 (Sun), 11 am—One consolidated English-speaking service. 11:15 am—Japanese speaking congregation. 9:30-10:30 am—Children’s ministries and adult Sunday school.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. May 28 (Sat), 9:30 am—Dharma discussion. May 29 (Sun), 10 am—Memorial Day services at SFVHBT. 11:45 am—At Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Rev. and Mrs. Fujiwara’s gravesite.

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. May 29 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Masao Kodani. May 30 (M), Memorial Day services with Rev. Kodani. 10 am—Rose Hills Cemetery. 2 pm—Rosedale Cemetery.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. May 29 (Sun), 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 9:30-11:30 am—English Sunday service with TBA. 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.

Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org. May 29 (Sun), 9 am—Special bilingual memorial service. We will light candles in memory of those who passed away within the past year. “The Great Commission,” Rev. Timothy James Yee. 11 am—Bridge contemporary worship with Rev. Yee preaching.

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. May 29-30 (Sun-M)—Memorial Day gravesite services.

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. May 29 (Sun), Worship service. 9:25 am—Bible study immediately following worship. Pastor Aki Kawamata, Worship Mari Wada, Liturgist Mat Katagiri, Ushers George Kametani and Amy Nakano.

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 91790-3851, 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. May 28 (Sat), 10 am—Buddhism class. May 29 (Sun), Temple closed, no service. May 30 (M), Memorial Day cemetery services. 10 am—Woodlawn. 11:30 am—Inglewood. June 1 (W), 7:30 pm—Service and board meeting. June 2 (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, wlaumc.org. Sunday, 9:30 am—English worship service, child care, Sunday school for youth, children’s church, drama and music class for all children. 11 am—Japanese language service.

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). May 29 (Sun), 11:45 am—All chichi luncheon.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. May 28 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. May 29 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion.

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