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. 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]
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. 21 (F), 10 am and 7 pm—October Thanksgiving service. Oct. 22 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Nakano group PL meeting. Oct. 23 (Sun), 8:30 pm—Ukelele class. 10 am—Sunday service.
Davar Church 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena 91104, Davarkg.com.
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.
Faith United Methodist Church Torrance 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance 90504, 310-217-7000, faithunitedmethodist.com.
First Presbyterian Church 2775 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91001, 626-791-4271, www.altadenapresbyterian.org, [email protected] Oct. 22 (Sat), 9-2 pm—“Discerning God’s Word Together” mini retreat. 10:30 am-12 pm—Jim Ishii’s watercolor class. Oct. 23 (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—Share and prayer. 11:45 am—Youth group. New members class after worship. Oct. 25 (Tu), 8 am—Clarion mailing. 10-11 am—Staff meeting. Oct. 26 (W), 7 pm—Music rehearsal.
Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 W. 166th St., Gardena 90247, 310-327-9400, gardenabuddhistchurch.org. Oct. 23 (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 we begin our new series, “The Hole in Our Gospel.” “Finding the Hole in Me” by Pastor Steve. Book and study guide are available in the Narthex on Sundays. 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. 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. Oct. 23 (Sun)—“Crossover People,” Rev. Dr. Steven E. Wirth.
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple 505 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013, 213-626-4200, hhbt-la.org. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday service. Dharma talks by Rinban Ito in English and Rev. Bansaka in Japanese. 11:30 am—Obon dance aerobics in the Social Hall.
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. 22 (Sat), 1 pm—Nembutsu session. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Ihai Nokotsu-do prayer.
Koyasan Buddhist Temple 342 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-1267. Oct. 21 (F), 7:30 pm—Scout Troop 379 Court of Honor. Oct. 22 (Sat), 1:30 pm—Japanese language and culture study. 3 pm—English Buddhist study. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Morning service. 3 pm—Goeika practice.
L.A. Holiness Church 3660 S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5000, laholiness.org. Oct 23 (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. 9:30 am—Nichigo Sunday worship service in our chapel. Everyone is invited to stay after worship and enjoy the light lunch.
L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 815 E. 1st St., L.A. 90012, 213-680-9130, nishihongwanji-la.org. Oct. 23 (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, Rev. Briones. 12:50 pm—Radio sermon, 1460 AM, Nikkei community radio in Japanese Rev. Sakamoto. In memory of Junji 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. Oct. 23 (Sun)—“The Winning Move” 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. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Worship service, “God’s Story, Our Stories” 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. 23 (Sun), 8:30 am—Meditation and Shoshinge chanting service. 10 am—Family service. 11 am—Dharma school and adult study class in English and Japanese. Oct. 25 (Tu), 7 pm—BEC class, “Lectures on the Shoshinge” by Rev. Marvin Harada. Oct. 26 (W), 7:30 pm—Meditation and chanting service. Oct. 27 (Th), 10:30 am—BEC class, “Lectures on the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” by Rev. Marvin Harada. 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. 22 (Sat), 9 am-9 pm—BWA “Citadel Outlets Shopping Extravaganza” fundraiser. Tickets and info, Jeannie Toshima at (562) 305-6018 or [email protected] Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Lady Eshinni memorial service honoring the wife of Shinran Shonin and the role of women in the Sangha, sponsored by the Pasadena Buddhist Temple Women’s Association, English Dharma message by Rev. Lee Rosenthal, Japanese message by Rev. Tetsuo Unno. Adult discussion class with Rev. Rosenthal to follow service. Oct. 25 (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. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 19th day after Pentecost and “Count Yourself Blessed” Sunday. “Setting Right What Has Gone Wrong” by Interim Minister, Rev. Alex Dreese. Hymns and special music led by our choir director, Fabiola Ghebresillassie. Fellowship hour immediately following the 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. 23 (Sun), “Love Wins,” Scripture verses: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18, Matthew 22:34-46.
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. Oct. 23 (Sun), 11 am—Boutique workshop.
San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple 9450 Remick Ave., Pacoima 91331, 818-899-4030, sfvhbt.org. Oct. 22 (Sat), 9:30 am—Dharma discussion. Oct. 23 (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. Oct. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Family service. 10:30 am—Study class with Rev. Kodani. Eshinni-ko/Kakushin-ni/BWA memorial service. Guest speaker (Japanese) will be Rev. George Matsubayashi, BCA Minister Emeritus.
SNI Church 14527 S. Vermont Ave., Gardena 90247, 310-323-5327. Oct. 23 (Sun), 7 am—Holy Sutra reading, Shinsokan meditation and divine healing. 10-11 am—Sunday service (Nancy Taylor). 10 am—Sunday schools. 1:30 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.
Torrance First Lutheran Church 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance 90503, 310-320-9920, www.faith-first.org. Oct. 23 (Sun), 8:30 and 10:45 am—English services. 10 am—Japanese Bible study and fellowship. 12 pm—Older adult luncheon with speaker from Lutheran Maritime Ministry.
Union Church of L.A. 401 E. Third St., L.A. 90013, 213-629-3876, unionchurchla.org. Oct. 23 (Sun), 9 am—Traditional worship service, “Jesus the I Am—Good Shepherd” by Rev. Yee. 11 am—Bridge contemporary worship service with Rev. Yee.
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. Oct. 22 (Sat), 7:30 pm—Eshinni/Kakushinni memorial service with guest speaker, Rinban Nobuo Miyaji. Oct. 23 (Sun), 9:30 am—Dharma school service with WLA at WLA.
Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist 4871 Centinela Ave., L.A. 90066, 310-822-8094, vsmfmc.org.
W. Adams Christian Church 3625 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. 90018, 323-733-5860. Oct. 23 (Sun)—“We are still here!” with guest speaker Mandy Kawamata, worship by Mari Wada, liturgist Mat Katagiri and Ushers Ko Muraki and Ralph Tanioka.
W. Covina Buddhist Temple 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina 91790, 626-913-0622, livingdharma.org. Oct. 23 (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.
W.L.A. Buddhist Temple 2003 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90025, 310-477-7274. Oct. 21 (F), 7:30 pm—Bingo. Oct. 23 (Sun), 10 am—Regular service, Dharma school and visit by Venice Hongwanji BT. 12:30 pm—Jr YBA class. 2012 SDJYBL conference planning meeting. Oct. 27 (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.
Zenshuji Soto Mission 123 S. Hewitt St., L.A. 90012, 213-624-8658. Oct. 22 (Sat), 6:30 am—Zazen—9:30 am—Advanced Japanese language class. 11 am—Beginners Japanese language class. Oct. 23 (Sun), 8 am—Zazen. 9 am—Sunday service. 10 am—Tea and discussion. 10 am—Dr. Kato’s lecture (Japanese). 2-5 pm—Halloween party at Zenshuji.