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, February 21, 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 – 5:41 p.m.
February 21, 2014
We warmly welcome Tim and Sheri Hansen and the Glendale Adventist Academy Chorale and Band, as well as today’s guest speaker, Pastor Anthony Paschal, who currently teaches religion at Glendale Adventist Academy. Anthony is a graduate of Oakwood College and is currently working on his masters from La Sierra. He is a gifted storyteller with a passion for teaching and learning. We look forward to his message as he joins us in recognition of Black History Month. Read more...
Today’s flowers are given to Doug and Sandy Schultz by Judson Ravi, in appreciation for all their years of service to City Church in various capacities. May we continue to be blessed and inspired by their service!
We are happy to announce that Children's Choir (for ages 5-12) is starting up for 2015! First rehearsal will be today, February 21, at 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Directed by Lisa Fenderson. These weekly rehearsals will culminate in a performance at the Children’s Choir Festival Concert (May 9). Further information from email@example.com. View full schedule here...
Peter Giacona, father of Kay Silvestri, went to his rest on Sabbath, February 24. There will be a graveside service Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Glendale. To join the procession to the graveside, please meet at the entrance by 9:30 a.m.
Two Students from City Church Inducted into National Honor Society. Congratulations to Glendale Adventist Academy sophomores, Vivien Lee Posner and Britney Oeung, on their induction into the NHS on February 6. In order to receive this recognition, students must manifest scholarship, leadership, service, and solid character. Congratulations Britney and Vivien Lee!
Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to help!
Upcoming church administrative meeting. Church Board: Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Family Stability Mentorship Orientation. If you have interest in developing a supportive relationship with a family member as they work towards stability, come learn more on Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. at Glendale City Church.
Next Sabbath, February 28, renowned Adventist soloist, Steve Darmody will be sharing some of his musical talent with us during the morning worship service. Be sure to invite a friend!
L.A. Adventist Forum, Saturday, February 28, 3:00 p.m., chapel. The speaker is Zane Yi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Religion, Loma Linda University. Topic: “Telling a Better Story: Reasoning about Religion in a Secular Age.” All are welcome!
The next potluck, February 28, fellowship hall, following the worship service. (Note: potlucks will now be held on the 4th Sabbath each month.) The cuisine theme is Mexican.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Church member living in Eagle Rock/Glassel Park looking for a ride to church. If you can help, contact Helena at 989-475-6697.
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 email@example.com) if interested—this may be your talent waiting to be used!
Want to remember a loved one or friend with pulpit flowers? If so, please contact the church office to pay for your order. Sabbath morning flowers will now be available only by special request.
Have an old CD player you no longer use? A church member would greatly appreciate being able to use it for listening to the weekly CD audio of the church service! Please contact the church office if you are able to help.
Do You Know a Glendale Family Who Would Benefit from the Glendale Communitas Initiative Stability Program? Communitas is now receiving applications from prospective individuals and families who would like the 12-month resource, service, financial, and mentorship support that it is offering to residents of Glendale. Please contact the church office or Pastor Todd to start the application process. More about Communitas...
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
GAA Annual Music Department Benefit Concert. "Against All Odds" will take place at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Sunday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $10/students. To purchase tickets call 818-244-8671.
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 http://es.glendaleacademy.org/. Next event: March 9.
FIND US ONLINE
New Audio Sermon Podcast
For previous sermons, visit us online at http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/podcasts.html or http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html for full worship services.
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....
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.