church front 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. 


Service Times

9:30 a.m. - Sabbath School

10:50 a.m. - Worship Service
Every Sabbath, Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. - Armenian Service
Every Sabbath, Chapel

11:00 a.m. - Romanian Service
Fellowship Hall (except 4th Sabbath)

9:30 a.m. - Youth Church
4th Sabbath, Fellowship Hall
Every other month at Vallejo Drive Church

Assistive listening devices are available for you to use during worship service. 

Adventist Peace Fellowship

Glendale City Church is committed to working for peace and justice as an integral part of their identity and mission. Click on the logo below to learn more....

GCC Online Campus

Re-broadcast, with chat and confidential prayer. Log on at View video archives here.  

Sunday-Friday, 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time & Eastern Time)
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time & Eastern Time)
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This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sermon - Todd Leonard
“Crying for Laughter”
Hymn of Praise “What Child Is This?” No. 141

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 – 4:44 p.m.

Bulletin Board

December 13, 2014

A warm welcome to our A+ Children’s Choir, who will be participating in our service today!

Toy Drive for Needy Elementary School Children (3rd, 4th, & 5th graders). Bring a wrapped gift for a boy or a girl (please indicate), and drop it off at the media booth on Sabbath. (or call the church office, 818-244-7241, to make arrangements). We need at least 25 toys. Thank you for your generosity.

AB 60 Driver’s License Orientation, December 13, 10 a.m.-12 noon. For people without documentation of U.S. residency, an orientation session on how to obtain a California driver’s license under the new State law will be hosted at Incarnation Church Community Center, 214 W Fairview Ave, Glendale, 91202. Contact Jeni Matela for more info: 818-720-1124,

Join us for Godly Play this Saturday, December 13, at 11:20 a.m. in the Giraffe Room. We will be continuing the story of Advent. (ages 5-13)

Young adult luncheon today in the Youth Café after the worship service.

Anthony KellyThe  Los Angeles memorial service for Dr. Anthony J. Kelly, Southern California Conference's Regional Director for Greater Los Angeles, will be held on this Sunday, December 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Breath of Life Adventist Worship Center, 425 S. La Brea Ave., Inglewood 90301. Please continue to keep Sister Kelly and her family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

New Audio Sermon Podcast
December 6, 2014 - Arleene Chow, "Jesus Is Coming to Town" (27:17)

The Youth Christmas Party will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 19 in the Youth Café!

Don't miss our Annual Petting Zoo on Saturday, December 20, at 9:30 a.m. Join us for hot cocoa and pastries and enjoy the animals. Invite friends!

petting zoo

Please note that there will be no potluck this month.

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....

Children, Youth, and Young Adult Holiday Schedule:
Saturday, Dec 13: Youth Birthday Celebration, Godly Play, Youth Luncheon after worship
Friday, Dec 19Youth Cafe (Youth Christmas Party)
Saturday, Dec 20: Petting Zoo - NO Godly Play, NO Youth Luncheon after worship
Thursday, Dec 25: Christmas
Friday, Dec 26: NO Youth Cafe
Saturday, Dec 27: Godly Play, NO Youth Church, NO Youth Luncheon after worship
Wednesday, Dec 31: New Year's Eve
Friday, Jan 2: NO Open Door (Young Adult) 
Saturday, Jan 3: Godly Play, NO Youth Luncheon after worship 

Glendale Adventist Elementary Meet-and-Greet, every second Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m., for pre-kindergartners to meet their potential kindergarten teachers of GAE and learn what excellence GAE has to offer. For more information visit Next event: January 12.

Glendale Communitas Initiative Looking for Mentors. Help bring love, encouragement, and stability to low-income families in Glendale by serving as a mentor to an adolescent or adult 1-2 hours a week in January 2015. Contact Jason Schlatter, executive
director, to learn more about the Communitas mentorship program:, (818) 477-0792.

L.A. Adventist Forum has a Page on Facebook! Visit and "Like" the Page and Get Notifications whenever a new meeting is announced.

Find us on Twitter! and All Facebook postings will appear on Twitter.

It is an ongoing problem that AOL is refusing to deliver broadcast emails (GCC News, 2nd Saturday Series) to our subscribers with AOL email addresses. If you do not receive your GCC News or 2nd Saturday newsletter any given week or month, you may read the latest issues online. Scroll down to the Newsletters box on the left-side menu. Or if you'd rather re-subscribe using a non-AOL email address, you may do so. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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The Glendale Communitas Initiative is looking for a Part-time Case Manager to coordinate services, create mentorship teams, and provide assistance to 15-20 families hovering above the poverty line, moving them from crisis to greater self-reliance and stability. Click here for PDF full job description.

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Position Open – A part-time administrative secretarial position for the West Region director is open at the SCC office. Must have good computer skills and have had at least one year in a secretarial position in an Adventist institution or entity performing average and above-average difficulty secretarial duties. Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g., secretarial sciences or office administration). For applications and information, please visit or contact SCC Human Resources Dept., P. O. Box 969, Glendale CA 92109; 818-546-8415; fax 818-546-8475; email:

Adventist female and male student each looking for housing within about a 15-mile radius in Glendale. If you can house either, please contact the church office.

A+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 ( for more information.


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