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 25, 2015
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 – 7:32 p.m.
April 18, 2015
We continue today with our current sermon series, Jesus Lives On: The Story of the Early Church. Today we look at how the power of Jesus’ resurrection lives on in the lives of his followers ever since the days of the first disciples.
Today we warmly welcome our guest organist, Dr. Timothy Howard, as well as Rev. Ken Simon from First Lutheran Church of Glendale for the “Gifts of the Community.” Thank you to both of you for enriching our service today!
Youth Church, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Multipurpose room.
CHURCH FINANCE DIALOGUE SESSION. This Saturday, 1:30 p.m., sanctuary. An opportunity to talk to the pastors and church board members about the letter you received this week from Todd.
Potluck, Sabbath, April 25. Potluck (comfort food) in the fellowship hall follows the worship service.
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...
Adventist Peace Fellowship posted an article about the Armenian Genocide Centennial Day of Remembrance held at Glendale City Church on April 18. If you were unable to attend, you can now view this service at City Church Online until next Wednesday. Read the article here...
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. Tune in this week for the April 18 worship service with Dr. Hovik Sarrafian, Armenian Senior Pastor. Log on at http://citychurch-online.org. View video archives here.
Sunday-Friday, 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
You are invited to “How Sweet the Sound,” a free sacred music concert at Glendale Adventist Academy on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles E. Watkins Auditorium. Details here...
Sunset Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:37 p.m.
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...
HOW CAN I HELP?
HELP PRAYERS AND SQUARES QUILTING MINSTRY GET GOING! If you have sewing equipment or supplies you would be willing to donate, please contact Evie Salzman, coordinator at 213-369-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Items needed: sewing machines, ironing boards, irons, cotton fabrics, sewing thread, scissors, rotary cutters, cutting mats, needles, safety pins, and more. View video clip in Ministries...
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...
Church member looking for a room to rent. If you can help, contact Iris Botnik 818-841-1373.
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 (818-244-7241) and let us know how you can serve; OR contact these ministry leaders directly:
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
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!
CicLAvia Pasadena - May 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Come get some exercise and join the largest car-free open-street event in America! Let’s form a Glendale City Church bicycle group for non-motorized fun on the streets of Pasadena! Contact the church office, email@example.com, or 818-244-7241 to state your interest. Event participants should remember this is free, it’s not a race, and walkers are also welcome! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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 (email@example.com) for more information.