“Youth Explosion” is the theme for a mini-retreat and services for teens and young adults, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today; 7:45 and 10:55a.m. Sunday and 7p.m. Monday-Friday, Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima, 12928 Vaughn St. Call (818) 899-5818. “Focus on Shavuot-Pentecost,” 10:45a.m. today, Adat Y’Shua Messianic Jewish Congregation, meeting at 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. Children’s Choir of First Christian Church of North Hollywood concert, directed by Sheri Izzard, 4p.m. today, 4390 Colfax Ave. Free. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. “What Do We Mean by Pluralistic Christianity?” will be the topic of guest speaker Joseph Prabhu at an adult forum, 9:30a.m. Sunday in the parish hall at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. “Military Aid to Colombia and the Pending South American Free Trade Legislation” will be the topic of Pat Bronner at the “Tuesday Night Forum,” 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 762-9032. Shavuot study session and services: An all-night “Tikkun Leyl Shavuot,” 11:45p.m. Tuesday; services at 10a.m. and 7:30p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St., Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St., Chabad of Westlake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road, Chabad of Thousand Oaks, 2060 Avenida de los Arboles and Calabasas Chabad, 3871 Old Topanga Canyon Road. Call (818) 991-0991. Camarillo Christian Women’s Club luncheon, 11a.m. June 1, Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. “A Real Cinderella Story” will be the theme of a presentation by Camarillo resident Betty Ellis. Luncheon: $21. Reservations by Friday. Dress code. Call (805) 987-7134. Flores de Mayo and Santa Cruzan will be celebrated by The Philippine Independent Church with a Thanksgiving Eucharist and a candlelight procession beginning at 6p.m. May 26, meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Martel Avancena is the Reina Elena. Call (818) 361-3311. “Catholic Devotional Practices” will be the topic of the Rev. Mark Martinez, 7p.m. May 29, St. Bernardine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 888-8200. Holy Spirit Retreat Center activities: “Waging Peace: A Day of Non-Violence with Thomas Merton,” led by Sister Chris Machado, 9:30a.m.-3p.m. June 9. Fee before June 2 is $45 with lunch, $35 without ($10 deposit by June 2). “A Day of Silence and Reflection,” led by Jody Berges, 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. June 16. Fee before June 9 is $45 with lunch, $35 without ($10 deposit by June 16). “Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk,” 7p.m. June 21. The retreat is located at 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515 or see www.hsrcenter.com. “Bondage” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. “Provide Discipline,” second in a sermon series on “Raising G-Rated Kids in an R-Rated World,” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Bring Out the Best” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5 p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “Greed” will be the message delivered by guest speaker the Rev. Mathew Crary, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. “Plant,” part three of a sermon series on “Fruit of the Vine,” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451 or see www.centerofspiritualawakening.org. “Happiness and How to Achieve It” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10 a.m. Sunday, The Church at Canoga Park, meeting for a service and picnic at Shadow Ranch Park, 22633 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-3664. “No Reserve, No Retreat, No Regrets” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “The Calling of Discipleship” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Lee, 9:15a.m. Sunday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653. “The University of Life” will be the message delivered by guest speaker the Rev. Leo Fishbeck, 10a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Does Your Heart Need Reading Glasses?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 8:15 and 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “What is the Good That I Seek?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Young adult service, 6p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. “Time Travel” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Drive, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Blessing of the Animals, led by youths at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, outdoors at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills, 10:30a.m. Sunday. Animals must be restrained, or can be represented by a photo. Donations given to the East Valley Animal Shelter. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “Death Illuminated” is the theme of a workshop on removing the taboos of death led by Rebecca Le Vine, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Fee: $25. Presented by the Center of Spiritual Awakening. Call (818) 709-1451. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Club meeting, 7:45p.m. Friday, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m. Reservations required by Tuesday. Call (818) 246-3377 or (818) 848-5732. “Tuesday Table Talk,” a choice of satellite TV seminars: “The Be-With Factor in Mentoring Youth” or “Hope Springs Eternal” 7:15p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Reformed Christian Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Call (818) 767-4488. “Dust Eaters,” by Julie Jensen, a story about the loss of identity, will be presented as part of a play-reading series on faith and identity, 7:30p.m. Tuesday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193.