RELIGION CALENDAR (9/29/2011)

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Anaheim Free Methodist Church: 1001 N. Mayflower St. Anaheim 92801, 714-827-0782, Temp. website: ajfmc.tripod.com. Senior Pastor Nancy T. Wong, Associate Pastor Dr. Shin Asami, Nichigo Pastor Takeo Matsudaira, Youth/Young Adult Pastor Keith Lee. Oct. 2 (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] Oct. 2 (Sun)—Congregation celebrates “World Wide Communion Sunday.”

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. Oct 1 (Sat), 4 pm—“Evening Museum: Tour at the Getty” gather at church, conduct the Peace Day service, then carpool to the museum. 5:30 pm—For those who wish to go to the museum directly, we will gather at the entrance at the top of the hill. Parking is free after 5 pm. Please bring your own bento/sandwiches and enjoy a picnic together. Oct 2 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service “Oshieoya-sama.”

Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com. Oct 1 (Sat), 9 am—Japanese worship and communion service. 11:30 am—English worship and communion service “Another World.” Oct 2 (Sun), 4 pm—Bible study, explore what has been learned on Saturday. Oct 5 (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] 8:30 and 11:30 am—Sunday worship services. Please join Senior Pastor Kenneth Fong and other ministry staff as they unfold the 2011 Special Series—“R12 Revolution:  Real Hope For Real People Right Now”

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. Oct 2 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:30 am—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 Pastor Becky Hirata. 8:30 and 10:30 am—Sunday school meets each Sunday.

First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected] Sept. 30 (F), 7 pm—Deacons at Union Station. Oct. 2 (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. Oct. 4 (Tu), 8 am—Clarion mailing. 10-11 am—Staff meeting. Oct. 5 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal. 7:15 pm—Session meeting.

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Oct. 1 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Shotsuki Hoyo. Oct. 2 (Sun), 9:30 am—Regular service.

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 Pastor Steve explains about “Advent Conspiracy. We’ll be collecting again this Christmas season. Children’s Sunday school (Toddler to 5th grade) runs concurrently with the 8:45 and 10:45 am services, only. 8:45 am—Youth Sunday school (Jr. and Sr. high). 10:45 am—Nichigo service.

Gedatsu Church USA 7850 Hill Dr., S. San Gabriel 91770, 626-288-1212, gedatsu-usa.org. Oct. 1-2 (Sat-Sun)—LA autumn moon festival.

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.

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Shotsuki service. Dharma talks will be delivered by Rev. Miyoshi in Japanese and Rinban Ito in English. Rev. Bansaka will give a message to the Dharma school.

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. Oct. 1 (Sat), 1 pm—2011 Nembutsu session. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—2011 Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.

Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Sept. 30 (F), 7 pm—B.S. assembly. Oct. 1 (Sat), 4 pm—Harbor Goeika lesson. 5 pm—Monthly Daishi-ko of Harbor Koyasan. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Morning service. 11 am—Cabinet and board meeting.

L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Oct. 2 (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 Pastor Seigo Takayoshi continuing to speak on the “True Living” series. Our Baja Missions Team will be sharing during service. Communion will also be taken. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after worship and enjoy the “Thank You” lunch by the Baja Missions Team.

L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Betsuin Sunday service, Dharma message in English, Rev. William Briones and in Japanese, Rev. George Matsubayashi retired BCA Minister. 10 am—Hollywood Buddhist Temple Ohigan, Dharma message by Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. 11 am—Buddhist study class in English, Rev. William Briones. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in English Rev. Marvin Harada of Orange County Buddhist Church. Oct. 6 (Th), 6 pm—Beginners Buddhist study class with Rev. Briones.

Long Beach Buddhist Church 2360 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach 90810, 562-426-4014. Oct. 2 (Sun), 2-5 pm—Annual “Fall Chow Mein Dinner Fundraiser” at the church. Donation, $8 per plate. There will also be an assortment of home-baked pastries and Chinese bbq pork available.

Lutheran Oriental Church 2654 W. 164th St., Torrance 90504, 310-329-9345, Rev. Paul T. Nakamura, pastor. Oct. 2 (Sun)—“Watch Men on Alert,” 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. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Worship and communion  “Loving Wisdom” with Pastor Mitchell. 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.

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).

Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim 92804, 714-827-9590, ocbuddhist. Oct. 1 (Sat), 9:30  am—BEC class, Course taught in Japanese “Shinjin and Nembutsu” by Rev. Seikan Fukuma. Oct. 2 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Family service. 11 am—Dharma school, adult study class in English and Japanese. Oct. 4  (Tu), 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” by Rev. Marvin Harada. Oct. 5 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service at OCBC and Irvine. Oct. 6 (Th), 7:30 pm—BEC class, “Shakyamuni Buddha and Shinran Shonin’s Way of Sharing the Dharma” by Rev. Alan Sakamoto.

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. 1 (Sat), 9 am-3 pm—1st annual “Craftastic” craft fair sponsored by the Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association. Features many talented crafters selling their specialties. Free Admission and parking. Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association new “Heritage of Japan” cookbook is now available at [email protected] or (818) 790-7049. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Monthly memorial service for October. Dharma school follows service. Oct. 4 (Tu), 9:30 am—Sumirei Kai craft club. New members always welcome. 11:30 am—Potluck lunch.

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. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service and Sunday school. “World Communion Sunday” and “Neighbors In Need Sunday.” “Follow Me” by interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese. Hymns and special music led by our 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, 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. 2 (Sun), 10:30 am—“World Communion Sunday.” The Vietnamese Church and the Church of India will participate in this special service with the English Church. Sermon, “God, Money and I.” Scriptures: Mark 12: 41-44 and Malachi 1: 6-14.

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. Oct. 16 (Sun), 10 am-5 pm—Everyone is invited to our annual spaghetti dinner in the SFX Hall.

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.

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. Oct. 1 (Sat), 1:30-4 pm—District mini-seminar with Rev. Patti Nakai (Buddhist Temple of Chicago) on “Trans(-cending) Gender: Shinran and Kannon,” everyone welcome. Oct. 2 (Sun), 9:30 am—Japanese how. 10 am—Shotsuki and Eshinni-ko/Kakushinni-ko memorial service with guest, Rev. P. Nakai. Oct. 8 (Sat), 10 am—BWA service and meeting. Oct. 9 (Sun), 10 am—Service, cabinet meeting following.

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. 2 (Sun), 9:30 am—Monthly memorial 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. 11:30 am—BWA Fujinkai Reikai. 6 pm—“Movie Nite Potluck.” 7 pm—Movie: “99 Years of Love,” English subtitles #4.

SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. Oct. 2 (Sun), 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 8:15-9:30 am—SCMA council meeting. 10-11 am—Special Sunday service (Rev. Kawakami). 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. Oct. 1 (Sat), 10 am-1 pm—“Blessing God’s Creatures.” Blessing of all animals and their owners in Carson St. courtyard. Booths, info, fun for all ages and species. Oct. 2 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:45 am—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, unionchurchla.org. Oct. 2 (Sun), 9 am—“Jesus the I Am: John the Baptizer” by Rev. Yee. 11 am—Contemporary bridge worship service with Rev. Yee. Holy communion will be observed at both services.

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. Oct. 2 (Sun), 9:25 am—Worship service with Stan Date and Pattie Hazama as they share their mission experiences in Japan. Pastor Aki Kawamata, worship by Mari Wada, liturgist Mary Karatsu, ushers Ko Muraki and Amy Nakano.

W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, livingdharma.org. Oct. 2 (Sun), 10 am—Shotsuki memorial 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.

W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. Oct. 1 (Sat), 10 am—Shotsuki Hoyo. Oct 2 (Sun), No service at West LA (WLABT visits SFVHBT). Oct. 5 (W), 7:30 pm—Service and board meeting. Oct. 6 (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, www.wlaumc.org.

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). Oct. 1 (Sat)—Deacons rummage sale.

Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Oct. 1 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen. 9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Oct. 2 (Sun), 11 am—Otakiage (burning ceremony) at Huntington Beach.

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