Religion Calendar (7/14/2011)


Anaheim Free Methodist Church 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim, 92801, 714-827-0782, temp. website: July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday in the Park at Central Park, 7822 Walker Street, La Palma, CA. Christian comedian, games for children, softball game and lunch. All services, including Nichigo.

Centenary United Methodist Church 300 S. Central Ave., L.A. 90013, 213-617-9097, [email protected],

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,

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena, 91104, July 16 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship service. 11:30 am—English worship service, “Another World.” July 17 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. July 20 (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,, [email protected]

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] July 17 (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. July 19 (Tu), 10-11 am—Staff meeting. 12 pm—Sr. task force luncheon and presentation. July 20 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal. 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, July 16-17 (Sat-Sun)—OCBC Obon carnival. July 17 (Sun), 9:30 am—Obon service. 2 pm—Hatsu-bon service. DS family service. English and Japanese service speaker, Dr. Shoyo Taniguchi.

Gardena Valley Baptist Church 1630 W. 158th St., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5683, July 17 (Sun), 8:45 and 10:45 am—Sunday worship services. We begin 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, July 17 (Sun)—LA Obon service (Sac’to—July 24) Lake Tahoe Benzaiten service. 10 am—Kanshakai and Obon service. July 19 (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. July 10 (Sun)—Rev. Park.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Obon family service combined with pet and animal memorial service. Dharma talk by Rev. Ryoko Osa in both English and Japanese. Farewell and appreciation luncheon for Rev. Osa and her family will follow the service.

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. July 16 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. July 15 (F), 7:30 pm—B.S. assembly. July 16 (Sat), 7 pm—B.S. cooking. July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. 10:30 am—Centennial committee meeting.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, 8:30-9:30 am—New adult Sunday school class studying the book of John. 10:15 am—English service this Sunday in the Social Hall. 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, July 17 (Sun), 9 am—Obon Hakamairi, “Gravesite Visitation Service” at Evergreen Cemetery. 10 am—Betsuin Obon Sunday service, Dharma message in English by Rimban Hiroshi Abikko and in Japanese Rev. Keizo Norimoto, former BCA minister. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon; 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in English by Rev. William Briones. 1:30 pm—Obon service in Nokotsu-do (Muryokujo-do).

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 17 (Sun)—”Fear and Love.”

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, July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service “Place of Blessing,” Pastor Mitchell. 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.

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, 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).

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. July 16 (Sat), 2-9 pm—Obon festival. 6:30 pm—Taiko performance. 7-8:30 pm—Dancing. July 17 (Sun), 2-8:30 pm—Obon festival. 6:30 pm—Taiko performance. 7-8:30 pm—Dancing. July 16-17 (Sat-Sun), 5-6 pm—”Introduction to Buddhism” discussion in the Hondo. July 20 (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, Tu and Th—7-8 pm—Obon dance practice, continues each consecutive evening until July 21. July 16 (Sat), 8:30 am—Obon cemetery services at Rose Hills Memorial Park. 9:30 am—Evergreen Cemetery. 10:30 am—Mt. View Cemetery (Altadena). July 17 (Sun), 8:30 am—Obon booth construction. 10am—Family Dharma service. English Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal. Japanese Dharma message by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Adult study class with Rev. Rosenthal follows service. July 19 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumire Kai craft class. New members welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch. Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association new “Heritage of Japan” cookbook presale. For info contact Lynne at [email protected] or (818) 790-7049..

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. July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service, 5th Sunday after Pentecost. “Using Our Experiences to Bless Others,” Interim Minister, Rev. Dreese. Praise songs and hymns led by choir director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Fellowship hour immediately following service. All are invited.

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. July 17 (Sun), 10 am—Obon service.

Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra 91803, 626-284-3229, [email protected], July 17 (Sun)—“A Church in the World,” Genesis 28:10-19a and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-39.

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.

San Fernando Valley Holiness Church 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-896-1676, July 17 (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, July 17 (Sun), 8 am—Grounds cleanup, no 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, July 17 (Sun), 9:30 am—Obon Kangi-e service and monthly memorial service for July and August. 10:30 am—English with Jon Turner, Orange County Buddhist Church. Japanese with Rev. George Matsubayashi, BCA Minister Emeritus. Dharma school.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. July 16 (Sat), 11 am-8 pm—Carnival. July 17 (Sun), 7 am—Holy sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 9:30 am-3 pm—Carnival cleanup.

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, 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, 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, July 17 (Sun), 9 am—Bilingual worship service “The Joy Set After the Cross” by Miss Chihiro Nakamura. 11 am–Contemporary bridge worship service “Jesus in the Old Testament: Abel” by Rev. Timothy Yee. 3 pm—Presbytery of the Pacific PC (USA), So. CA Nevada Conference, UCC, Union Church and friends will gratefully celebrate the love of God as Rev. Yee will be installed as Pastor of Union Church of Los Angeles.

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. July 16-17 (Sat-Sun)—Venice Obon festival.

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. July 17 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship God with Pastor Aki Kawamata, liturgist Mary Karatsu, ushers George Kametani and Hoover Ushiyama, deaconess Mat Katagiri and Sachi Kaneshiro. Happy birthday Mitzi Nagano!

W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, July 17 (Sun), 4:30 pm—Obon and Hatsubon service with Rev. Masao Kodani (Senshin Buddhist Temple) delivering English Sermon. Otoki dinner will be served after service.

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. July 16 (Sat), 9:30 am—Obon cemetery services, Woodlawn. 11 am—Inglewood. July 17 (Sun), 8 am—Obon booth construction and garden cleanup. July 20 (W), 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,, [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).

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. July 16 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. 1:30 pm—Goeika practice. July 17 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion. 10 am—Dr. Kato’s lecture in Japanese. July 21 (Th), 7:30 pm—Intro to Zen #1.


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