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. 


This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Facilitator - Todd Leonard
“Be the Church that Builds Up the City of Glendale”
Hymn of Praise “Praise Him! Praise Him!” No. 249
Closing Hymn “Sing We of the Modern City” No. 194

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 – 6:42 p.m.

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. 

AIDS Walk - Oct. 12

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

Online Campus
Re-broadcast, with chat and confidential prayer. Log on at View video archives here. New schedule! Beginning October 8:

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

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Bulletin Board

September 27, 2014

be the churchCity Church is filled with amazing people and has a unique position in our city and our denomination. There is work that we can do here that few others can. Pastor Todd wants to join you in thinking about how we can embrace that uniqueness. How can we be the church? How can we have more than the “go to church” mentality that emphasizes ideas that only serve our spiritual needs? What practices and priorities can shift us towards creating safer community? What can we do to develop a more compassionate presence in Glendale and online? How can we pursue a deeper individual and communal spirituality? Check out Pastor Todd’s blog with sermons, articles, and thoughts on his website,!

Today’s flowers are in honor of Ellenis Tohdjojo on the occasion of her birthday and her retirement. We wish her many blessings!

Please remember Robert Ohanian in prayer as he recovers at home after having had open heart surgery this week.

Youth Church is today at Vallejo Drive Church. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, and the youth activities start at 10:00. Bring a friend!

L.A. Adventist Forum, today, Sabbath, September 27, 3:00 p.m., chapel. The speaker will be Ron Graybill, Ph.D., previously assistant secretary to the White Estate. He will be addressing “The Big Bible, Bigger Still: A Study of the Harmon Family Bible and Its Role in Adventist History.” All are welcome.
Ron Graybill

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

A memorial service for well-known Pastor Bill Loveless is planned for tomorrow, Sunday, September 28, at the Loma Linda University Church, 11125 Campus St. The service will feature a media presentation that will begin at 1:30 p.m. His daughters have prepared this tribute to their father’s legacy; all are welcome to attend.

“Pizza with a Purpose” FUNdraiser, Monday, September 29, in support of Glendale Academy at California Pizza Kitchen (Glendale location only, 101 N. Brand Blvd.), all day, dine-in or take out. Flyers are available in the narthex and online. Must present flyers for a 20% donation.

Online Campus
City Church’s Online Campus expands next week!
Simply log on to and watch the current or archived service video, with its inspiring music and preaching! During “live” streaming you can chat with others watching or request confidential prayer. Starting in October 1, we plan to expand the church service rebroadcasts by being “live” every evening of the week, Sunday through Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 11 a.m., Pacific and Eastern times (14 broadcasts per week). It should make it simpler for viewers to remember that we are online at the same time every weekday. This means, of course, that we urgently need more web hosts for each service—welcoming viewers at the beginning and wishing them God’s blessing at the end of the service. Please contact us if you have questions or would be willing to help regularly or occasionally for any of these time slots, and share the blessings we receive at Glendale City with those who are unable to worship with us in person. Additional information...
Wednesday & Friday, October 1 & 3, 8:00 p.m., Pacific Time*
Saturday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time*
Wednesday-Friday, October 8-10, 8:00 p.m., Pacific Time & Eastern Time*
Saturday, October 11, 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time & Eastern Time*
Sunday-Tuesday, October 12-14, 8:00 p.m., Pacific Time & Eastern Time*
*For our international friends, it is easy to see our broadcast times in your time zone. Just click on the Timezone drop-down arrow in the upper right corner.

City Church is hosting a German youth choir that will perform for us on Sabbath, October 4, for our worship service. We express the deepest gratitude to those who have opened their homes to host these 40 children. All members who have volunteered to host them should meet for a few minutes with Pastor Arleene at the front of the sanctuary, immediately following the worship service this morning.

Next Sabbath, October 4, will be potluck, in honor of our special guests from Germany (no potluck October 18); the theme is “international.”

Mark your calendars for October 11, when City Church will be having its next business meeting to discuss important plans for its upcoming programs!

The Second Saturday Series proudly presents soprano, Clarissa Shan, and tenor, Timothy Gonzales, on October 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. 

Glendale City Church will be a part of the AIDS Walk L.A., October 12! We are now registering participants; for more information see Pastor Arleene, or contact the church office.


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

City Church participates in Ralphs’ Community Contributions Program. If you have participated in the past, you will need to re-register your Ralphs rewards card to participate. Instruction flyers are in the narthex at Glendale City Church. If you are new, the flyer will have information for you, too! If you are reading this online, you may contact the church office to request a copy of the flyer.

For those who were unable to attend, or who wish to view again, a video of Dr. Marsh’s memorial service is available on City Church’s website. It can also be accessed directly from YouTube.

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GAMC is offering free Quit Smoking counseling. Contact Michael Olivares 818-409- 800 x 5861 ( for more information.


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