Religion Calendar (6/16/11)


Anaheim Free Methodist Church 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782,, 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], June 19 (Sun)—Congregation celebrates Trinity Sunday. “On The Move” by Rev. Mark Nakagawa.

Christ Presbyterian Church of Hollywood 4011 W. Clinton St., L.A. 90004, 323-665-3581,, 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., Torrance Church, 310-328-4861, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. 11:30 am—Father’s Day BBQ.

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena,  91104, June 18 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service, “Reigning in Life.” June 19 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. June 22 (W), 6 pm—Japanese service. 7:30 pm—English Bible study Exodus 33.

Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477,, [email protected] 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff.

Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente 91746, 626-363-0300,, Pastor Cory Ishida.

Faith United Methodist Church Torrance 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance 90504, 310-217-7000, 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,, [email protected] June 18 (Sat), 1-6 pm—Fair, $7 advance, $8 at the door. BBQ, fresh homemade food, raffle prizes, garden tours, yoga and tennis demos, live music and Altadena Urban Farmers Market, a non-profit organization that provides info and education to Garden members and the local community. “By growing fresh food and tending the Garden together, we support harmony, cooperation, and healthy life choices for residents of L.A. County.” The Garden is located at 3330 N. Lincoln Ave.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, June 19 (Sun), 9:30 am—Father’s Day service with hotdog. DS family service with English guest speaker Bill Dearth, Japanese service speaker Rev. Shindo.

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. Join us as we continue our series, “I Choose Weird” with Pastor James Chang speaking on, “Turning the Cheek.” 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, June 19 (Sun)—Kiyota sensei’s memorial Father’s Day service. June 21 (Tu), 7:30 pm—GROW meeting.

Grace First Presbyterian Church 3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach 90808, 562-420-3393, 562-421-4100,, 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.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Father’s Day/graduation family service with special guest speakers. Following service will be a celebration luncheon.

Hollywood Independent, UCC 4527 Lexington Ave., L.A. 90029, 323-664-0036,, Pastor John Varga.

Hope Chapel Torrance 3555 “K” Lomita Blvd. Torrance, 90505, 310-539-2896, 310-972-0786,, 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,, 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. June 17 (F), 7:30 pm—Scout Troop 379 weekly assembly. June 19 (Sun), 11:30 am-3:30 pm—Food fundraiser.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, June 19 (Sun), 9 am—Father’s Day continental breakfast in the church lobby. 10:15 am—English worship service in the Social Hall with Pastor Seigo Takayoshi continuing the True Living series. 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, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Father’s Day service. Dharma message in English, Rev. William Briones and in Japanese, Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 10 am—Sun Valley Buddhist Church Father’s Day service with Rev. Hidehito Sakamoto. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English by Rev. Briones. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community hour in English by Rev. Briones. In memory of the late Hiroto Tanaka, sponsored by daughter, Bessie Tanaka. June 20 (Mon), 5:30 pm—Japanese Howakai, Rev. Sakamoto. June 21 (Tu), 7 pm—Obon dance practice. June 23 (Th), 7 pm—Obon dance practice. June 25 and 26 (Sat and Sun), 5-10 pm—Sun Valley obon carnival.

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. June 19 (Sun)—Father’s Day service, “Men of Valor.”

Mission Valley Free Methodist Church 1201 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel 91776, 626-285-6788, 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, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service with Pastor Mitchell, “This is Good.” 8:30-9:30 am—Special Father’s Day breakfast. 11:30 am—Fellowship during coffee hour.

New Life Christian Church 1020 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale 91202, 818-242-8801,

Newport Beach Higashi Honganji 254 Victoria St., Costa Mesa 92627, 949-722-1202. June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. Dharma talks by Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa in English.

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,

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. June 18 (Sat), 9:30 am—BEC class, course taught in Japanese by Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi of the Higashi Honganji, L.A. Betsuin. June 19 (Sun, 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—All music service and awards. Adult study class. June 22 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service.

Orange County Christian Church 4872 Bishop St., Cypress 90630, 714-827-2801, (English), 714-827-6244, (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, 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, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Family Dharma service. English Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal. Japanese Dharma message by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Dharma school to follow service. 11 am-12 pm—BWA Father’s Day chirashi fundraiser. Pickup in the temple annex. Pre-order take out only. June 21 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumire Kai craft class. New members welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch. June 23 (Th), 11 am-8 pm—BWA Soup Plantation fundraiser. Contact temple for info.

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ 2550 Fairfield St., San Diego, 92110, 619-276-4881,, [email protected], Interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese, an open and affirming church. 10 am—Sunday worship service, 1st Sunday after Pentecost and Father’s Day, “The Wisest Father of All” by Interim Minister, Rev. Dreese.There. Praise songs and hymns led by choir director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Fellowship hour immediately following. All are welcome to our special Father’s Day potluck lunch.

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of L.A. 2701 E. 1st St., L.A. 90033, 323-269-4741, 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. June 19 (Sun), 11 am—Sunday service, Hoza.

Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], June 19 (Sun), 9:30 am—1st Sunday after Pentecost, Father’s Day, English worship service. 11 am—Vietnamese and Church of India worship service. 9:45 am-12 pm—Children’s sermon during worship service and Sunday school. Preaching this Sunday is Dylan SeokJin Hyun, youth/young adult director, sermon, “God’s Provision,”  verses: Genesis 1:1-2:4a.

St. Francis Xavier Chapel Japanese Catholic Center (Maryknoll) 222 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-626-2279, 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, 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. June 16-19 (Th-Sun), EAM Japanese convocation at Cathedral Ctr. June 18 (Sat), 7 am—Manzanar trip, meet at St. Mary’s. June 19 (Sun),  9:45 am—Father’s Day, Japanese convocation visitation.

San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Father’s Day breakfast will be served in the patio. Join us then stay for  Father’s Day worship service. 9:30-10:30 am—Children’s ministries and adult Sunday school. 11 am—One consolidated English-speaking service. 11:15 am—Japanese speaking congregation.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Graduation and Father’s Day service. June 21, 23, and 28—Obon dance practice, everyone welcome.

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, June 18 (Sat), 6 pm—Potluck/movie night. June 19 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Masao Kodani. 10:30 am—Japanese sermon with Rev. Kakuyei Tada, BCA Minister Emeritus. 10:30 am—Dharma school. June 17, 20, 22, 28, 30 (F,M,W,Tu,Th), 7:30 pm—Bon Odori practice.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. June 19 (Sun), 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 9:30-11 am—English Sunday service with 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, June 18 (Sat), 9:30 am—Seinenkai-Joshiseinen joint convention. June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly service, followed by sermon by Rev. Robert Kokuryo (with simultaneous translation in Japanese, Spanish and Korean). 1 pm—Joy workshop (basic teachings of Tenrikyo).

Torrance First Lutheran Church 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance, 90503, 310-320-9920, June 19 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:45 am, 7 pm—English services. 10:45 am—Japanese Bible study and fellowship.

Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, June 19 (Sun), 9 am—“Acts of the Spirit-Pentecost: Part II,” Rev. Timothy Yee. 11 am—Bridge contemporary worship service with Rev. Yee.

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City 90230, 310-391-4351, 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. June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Dad and grad’s service.

Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, 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. June 19 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship, Father’s Day Sunday as we honor our Heavenly Father with Pastor Aki Kawamata, liturgist Sam Kawata, ushers Ko Muraki and Amy Nakano, deaconess’ Sachi Kaneshiro and Mat Katagiri.

W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Father’s Day and graduation family service. Mrs. Lynette Godoy will give a Father’s Day message.

W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790-3851, 626-917-0743, 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. June 17 (F), 9 am—Yard sale setup. 7:30 pm—Bingo. June 18 (Sat), 9 am-3 pm—80+ yard sale. June 19 (Sun), 10 am—Father’s Day and graduation service with Rev. F. Usuki. June 21 (Tu), 7:30 pm—Bon dance practice. June 22 (W), 7:30 pm—Asoka Fujinkai service and meeting. 7:30 pm—Taiko lesson. June 23 (Th), 1 pm—Study class. 7:30 pm—Bon dance practice.

W.L.A. Holiness Church 1710 S. Butler Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-473-2138, Pastor Stephen, 213-604-1105,, [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, 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, 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). June 12 (Sun)—Promotion Sunday.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. June 18 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. 1:30 pm—Goeika practice. 3:30 pm—Shuso ceremony. June 19 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen, 9 am—Sunday service. 9:30 am—Fujinkai and Daruma Kai meetings. 10 am—Dr. Kato’s lecture (Japanese). 10 am—Hossenshiki service. 11 am—Monthly service and memorial. 12 pm—Daruma club.



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