Welcome to Glendale City Church
We are a welcoming, affirming, and safe congregation for all who attend—whoever you are, whatever your journey or background. God excludes no one, and neither do we.
Our mission is to reveal the love of Christ in all its tenderness and grandeur to the community in which we live. We desire to embrace the wonder of humanity in its complexity, diversity, and beauty--and to do so without precondition. In short, we yearn to reveal the splendor of Christ and to affirm the worth of all people.
Worship Service on
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Armenian Genocide Centennial Day of Remembrance
Sermon - Hovik Sarrafian
Hymn of Praise “The Old Rugged Cross” No. 159
Whether you’re a regular member or a visitor, we encourage you to continue to fellowship with our church family after the worship service. Please also feel free to contact any of our pastoral staff if you have a question or need help.
Sunset tonight – 7:25 p.m.
April 18, 2015
Today the Grace Center class will join the Chapel Sabbath School Quarterly (traditional) class in the fellowship hall. Study theme: “The Book of Luke” by John M. Fowler, editor-at-large of Adventist Review and Adventist World, and retired associate director of the General Conference Education Department.
Please keep our organist, Kemp Smeal, in your prayers as he faces ongoing health issues. Our special thanks to Ty Woodward for substituting for Kemp today!
Armenian Genocide Centennial Day of Remembrance. Today, April 18, our Armenian and English congregations have come together to remember the atrocities, mourn the millions who died, pray for justice, and look forward in hope. [Click on above link for details.]
Godly Play is on the first and third Sabbaths every month after children's sermon (unless otherwise announced). It's held at 11:20 a.m. in the Giraffe Room for ages 5-13. More about Godly Play...
The Second Saturday Series presents flutist, Cheryl Lopez, on April 18, 2015, at 4 p.m. Flutist Cheryl Lopez will be presenting a concert featuring accompaniment by Paul Switzler on piano, and Dr. Allison Allport on harp. Also joining her are colleagues Dr. Wendy Mazon on clarinet, and Stephanie Lan on piano. More about Second Saturday Series...
City Church Online. The Sabbath morning worship is rebroadcast 14 times a week for all who are unable to be physically present at church. Viewers can discuss and interact with the chat feature and receive confidential prayer. Log on at http://citychurch-online.org. View video archives here.
Sunday-Friday, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Sunset Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:32 p.m.
Youth Cafe, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Youth Church, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Multipurpose room.
Potluck and L.A. Adventist Forum, Sabbath, April 25. Potluck (comfort food) in the fellowship hall follows the worship service, then Forum, 3:00 p.m., Chapel. The speaker is Gilbert Valentine, PhD, Chair Administration & Leadership, School of Education, La Sierra University. The title of his presentation is: “The Voice Falls Silent: Ellen White and the Crisis of World War I.” More about Adventist Forum...
Bonus Concert, Midori - April 25, 2015, 5:30 p.m. Click link for details.
On Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m., the La Cañada Presbyterian Church will present a benefit concert in support of our beloved organist as he faces a months-long journey towards recovery. The Glendale City Church Choir will be part of this event. Address: 626 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada, CA 91011. Details here...
HOW CAN I HELP?
Pastor Arleene and Danny Chow are looking to move closer to their church family. If you have any leads on a two-bedroom house or apartment around Glendale/Northeast L.A., please contact them!
Glendale Communitas Initiative NEWS. Details here...
Caesura Youth Orchestra. Keep up-to-date by visiting their website, http://www.mycyo.org/, and subscribing to their blog. Read March 18, 2015 Adventist Today article at http://atoday.org/adventism-and-the-arts-turning-troubled-kids-into-excited-musicians.html
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry starting at Glendale City! Evie Salzmann, recently moved here from Forest Lake Church in Florida, is eager to start a prayer quilting ministry with us. Her family’s escape from Nazi Austria, her conversion story in Haiti, and how she became involved in prayer quilting (over 2700 quilts made!) were all captivatingly described at our February 7 service (see http://youtu.be/w7JLjVS80s0). Be sure to contact Evie (213-369-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested—this may be your talent waiting to be used!
Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her at 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson (email@example.com) if you are able to help!
Want to remember a loved one or friend with pulpit flowers? Or simply to add beauty to the service? If so, please contact the church office to pay for your order. Arrangements start at $50. Thank you to those who have supported this meaningful project.
One Sabbath a Month. Glendale City Church needs each member to give their time and energy to ministry one Sabbath a month. We need greeters, deacons, and potluck team members to create an exceptionally comfortable and welcoming environment. Please contact the church office and let us know how you can serve; or contact these ministry leaders:
Five Dollars a Week, One Percent a Month. City Church is moving forward in its efforts to reach out to Glendale and, in 2015, working to create new opportunities for social connections and spiritual growth within our congregation. Your faithful generosity makes all this happen. For 2015, consider increasing your giving to Church Budget by a minimum of $5.00 per week, or, if possible, increasing your giving by 1% of your income.
GLENDALE ADVENTIST ACADEMY/ELEMENTARY
You are invited to “How Sweet the Sound,” a free sacred music concert at Glendale Adventist Academy on May 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles E. Watkins Auditorium. Details here...
Come join in the fun for May Festival’s “Ye Old Faire” on Sunday, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Glendale Adventist Academy. Parking is $5 and entrance is free! Home & School is grateful for our churches’ support and look forward to seeing you! 700 Kimlin Drive in Glendale.
Glendale Adventist Elementary Meet-and-Greet, every second Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., for pre-kindergarteners to meet their potential kindergarten teachers of GAE and learn what excellence GAE has to offer. For more information visit http://es.glendaleacademy.org/. Next event: May 11, 2015.
IN OTHER NEWS
2015 Church Directory: We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that you can be included in the photo directory. If you don’t have a digital photo that you like, you may ask the pastoral staff or the deacons, and we will arrange for you to have a digital photo taken here.
Second Saturday Series, Children’s Choir Festival Concert - May 9, 2015 (click link for details).
Los Angeles Kinship Chapter will take a group trip to see the IMAX Jerusalem 3D Movie and Dead Sea Scrolls special exhibit at the California Science Center at 700 Exposition Park on Saturday, May 16. Purchase combo tickets online at https://californiasciencecenter.org for the 2:30 p.m. IMAX movie, then the 3:30 p.m. Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The combo of Scrolls/IMAX is the best deal at $26 (senior and student discounts available).Order tickets soon, so we can all go in the same group!
Town hall meetings have been planned in preparation for the upcoming May 17 Conference Constituency meetings. All session delegates are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below to better understand the process and their role as delegates. Meetings, which start at 7:00 p.m., are open to all members: April 6 (Lancaster Church), April 7 (Camarillo Church), April 9 (Van Nuys Church), April 13 (Temple City Church), and April 14 (L.A. Adventist Academy). See http://2015sccsession.org or contact the church office for more information and addresses.
CicLAvia Pasadena - May 31, 2015. Want to join a group from Glendale City Church for non-motorized fun on the streets of Pasadena? Contact the church office or call (818-244-7241) and let Victoria know of your interest. A meeting place and time will be determined based on your interest. What is CicLAvia?
An Adventist slow-pitch softball tournament is being planned for May 2016 in Southern California. Interested teams should contact Carl Canwell at (909) 213-5251 or email@example.com for more information.
FIND US ONLINE
New Audio Sermon Podcasts
For previous audio sermons, visit us online at http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/podcasts.html or http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/podcasts/audio-sermon-archives.html for podcasts older than 4 months.
Log on to City Church’s Online Campus with 14 rebroadcasts a week (Sun–Fri 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m., Pacific & Eastern Time). Share this info with those who may be unable to personally attend our service! More information....
Visit http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html for worship service video archives.
L.A. Adventist Forum has a Page on Facebook. Visit and "Like" the Page and Get Notifications whenever a new meeting is announced. https://www.facebook.com/AdventistForumLA
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A+ Children’s Center has room to watch your little ones (18 mos. to 5 yrs.). Come and take a tour and talk to Director Malisa Smith, any time from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will find this is truly a place where “everybody is somebody special!” 818-241-9353.
Need help in pre-planning with funerals and cemetery property? Our church member, Mirta Marconi-Rothacher, is qualified and licensed with Forest Lawn to assist you. Please phone Mirta at 818-220-6486.
GAMC is offering free Quit Smoking counseling. Contact Michael Olivares 818-409- 800 x 5861 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.