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VALLEY RELIGION | Religion Notes

September 19, 1998|JAKE FINCH

POETRY READING: Emerson Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park, will present Iranian poet Partow Nooriala, who will read her poetry in English and Farsi at 4:30 p.m. today. Nooriala will also take questions. This is the third in a series of distinguished speakers entitled "The Colors of Language." Free. Information: (818) 887-6101.

BIBLE PRESENTATION: Christ the King Church, 17400 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, will present its third-graders with Bibles at its services, 5:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday. Information: (818) 342-0302.

50TH JUBILEE CELEBRATION: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, 13001 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a fiesta from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Ethnic foods, game booths, baked goods, a boutique and children's rides will be available. Free. Information: (818) 985-8600.

ROSH HASHANA SERVICES: In honor of Israel's 50th anniversary, Young Israel of Northridge, 17511 Devonshire St., will hold Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services at no charge. Rosh Hashana services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Yom Kippur services will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 and 8 a.m. Sept. 30.

"It has always been Young Israel's policy not to turn anyone away due to finances," said Lyle R. Weisman, president of Young Israel. "What we value is the participation of Jews from all walks of life."

Reservations are required. Information: (818) 789-0919 or (818) 772-2920.

40TH ANNIVERSARY: Woodland Hills United Methodist Church, 5650 Shoup Ave., will celebrate its 40th anniversary at its 9:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, followed by a luncheon. Information and lunch reservations: (818) 346-6528.

110TH ANNIVERSARY: The oldest Protestant church in the West Valley, Chatsworth United Methodist Church, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., will celebrate its 110th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Displays, musical entertainment, pony rides, food and a petting zoo will be available. Free. Information: (818) 347-1827.

JAZZ CONCERT: First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, will host a jazz celebration with the Robert Kyle Quartet at 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert is to be held in memory of Pastor John Garcia Gensel, who spent 30 years working with the jazz community. Free, but an offering will be requested. Information: (818) 240-9000.

LECTURE SERIES: Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road, will host Dr. Culver Nelson, Jesus Seminar Fellow and retired minister, in a lecture series entitled "Millennia Mania." The series begins 7 p.m. Friday with "Armageddon: Metaphor or Expectations?" followed by two lectures Sept. 26; at 9 a.m. there will be a lecture called "Daniel: Moralizing or Event?" and at 11 a.m., one entitled "Revelation: Mystery or Eventuality?" The cost is $10 for the Friday lecture, and $15 for each of the Sept. 26 lectures, or $20 for both lectures Saturday. Information: (818) 346-0820.

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