RELIGION CALENDAR (7/21/2011)

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Anaheim Free Methodist Church: 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, website under construction. Senior pastor: Nancy T. Wong.  Associate pastor: Dr. Shin Asami. Nichigo pastor: Takeo Matsudaira.  Youth/young adult pastor: Pastor Keith Lee. July 21 (Sun), 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. July 24 (Sun), Rev. Karen Fay Ramos-Young guides the worship service, along with A4G band.

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. July 24 (Sun), 8:30 am—Ukulele class. 10 am—Sunday service “Even If You Don’t Have What You Need, You Will Find A Way.”

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. July 23 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service “Another World.” July 24 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. July 27 (W), 6 pm—Japanese Bible study. 7:30 pm—English Bible study Exodus 34.

Evergreen Baptist Church of L.A. 1255 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead 91770, 626-280-0477, ebcla.org, [email protected]

Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente 91746, 626-363-0300, evergreensgv.org, Pastor Cory Ishida. July 24 (Sun), 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Please join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff as they unfold the 2011 Summer Series—“Unsung Heroes.” We look forward to sharing our values of hope, humility, and hospitality with you.

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] July 23 (Sat), 7:30 am—Breakfast hike. 10:30 am—Jim Ishii’s watercolor class.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. July 24 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular Sunday service.

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, gvbc.net. July 24 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. We continue our series with Pastor James Chang speaking on, 1 Peter. 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. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—English service. (Church closed on 5th Sunday).

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. July 10 (Sun)—Rev. Park.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. July 24 (Sun), 9 am—Tannisho class. 10 am—Sunday service. English discussion group will be led by Rinban Ito and Japanese Dharma message by Rev. Miyoshi

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. July 23 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. July 24 (Sun), 8:30-9:30 am—Adult Sunday school class studying the book of John. 10:15 am—English service in the Social Hall with speaker Lillian Shinoda. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after worship and enjoy a light lunch.

L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service, Dharma message in English, Rev. William Briones and in Japanese Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 10 am—Hollywood Obon service guest minister TBA. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English by Rev. Briones. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in Japanese by Rev. Sakamoto in memory of the late Yuki Kirihata, sponsored by M/M Shoichi Sayano.

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. July 24 (Sun)—”Losing and Finding” 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. July 24 (Sun), 9:30 am-2 pm—Annual church picnic at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park. 10 am—An open air worship followed by lunch and games.

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 speaking service. Japanese children Sunday school. Japanese youth and young adult meet after service. 10:45 am-12:15 pm—English service. English Sunday school (K-6). July 23 (Sat), 7 pm—OCFMC youth group gathering.

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. July 24 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation service, adult study class. July 27 (Wed), 7:30 pm—Meditation service and chanting.

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. July 22 (Fri), 6:30 pm—Obon setup and preparation. July 23 (Sat), 3 pm—Hatsubon memorial service. 4-9 pm—Obon festival. 6:30 pm—Bon Odori featuring Matsuri Taiko. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—Obon family service with Rev. Alan Sakamoto of Orange County Buddhist Church as guest speaker. Otoki luncheon to follow service. 4-8:30 pm—Obon festival. 6:30 pm—Bon Odori featuring Kitsune Taiko of Higashi Honganji. July 25 (Mon), 6:30 pm—Obon cleanup. July 26 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumire kai craft class. New members always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck. Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association new “Heritage of Japan” cookbook presale. For info contact Lynne at [email protected] or (818) 790-7049. 1st annual “Craftastic” craft fair sponsored by the Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association. October 1 (Sat) 9 am-3 pm. If interested in participating as a vendor please contact Corky at [email protected] or (626) 574-7090 by August 1, 2011.

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. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service, 6th Sunday after Pentecost. “Using Our Experiences to Bless Others,” Interim Minister, Rev. Dreese. Guest Minister, Rev. Ross Putnam, will preach sermon “Not What I Bargained For.” Praise songs and hymns led by choir director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Fellowship hour immediately following 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. July 24 (Sun), 11 am—Sunday service.

Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], sgpumc.org. July 24 (Sun)—”A Cornerstone of Faith,” Genesis 29:15-28 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

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.

San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, sfvhc.org. July 24 (Sun), 9:30-10:30 am—Children’s ministries and adult Sunday school. 11 am—English-speaking service. 11:15 am—Japanese speaking service.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. July 23 (Sat) 9:30 am—Dharma discussion. July 24 (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. July 24 (Sun),9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Masao Kodani.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. July 24 (Sun), 7 am—Holy sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 9:30-11 am—Sunday service (TBA). 10 am—Sunday schools. 1:30-2:45 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. July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly service, followed with a sermon by Rev. Hisao Niwa. (with simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and Korean). 1 pm—Joy workshop (basic teachings of Tenrikyo).

Torrance First Lutheran Church 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance 90503, 310-320-9920, www.faith-first.org. July Sundays. 8:30 and 10:45 am—English services. 7 pm—Holy ground service.

Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org. July 24 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional worship with Rev. Timothy Yee, “Jesus in the Old Testament–Abraham.” 11 am—Contemporary worship service with Rev. Yee. 12 pm—“Christmas in July” potluck luncheon.

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.

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. July 24 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship service with Pastor Aki Kawamata, liturgist Mat Katagiri and ushers Ko Muraki and Amy Nakano.

W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, livingdharma.org. July 24 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service/Dharma school with the Rev. Kenjun Kawawata officiating and delivering the Dharma talk.

W. Covina Christian Church 1100 E. Cameron Ave., W. Covina 91790, 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. July 23 (Sat), 4-10 pm—Obon festival. July 24 (Sun): 3-9 pm Obon festival. July 31 (Sun): No service.

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). July 25-29 (M-F)—Vacation Bible school. July 31 (Sun)—Unity service, reception of new members.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. July 23 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. July 24 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen, 9 am—Sunday service. 10 a.m—Tea and discussion. 7:10 am-5:10 pm—One day Sesshin. July 28 (Th), 7:30 pm—Intro. to Zen #2.

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