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, July 4, 2015
“Free to Believe — A Celebration of America”
Gathering Hymn “God of the Ages” No. 645
Hymn of Celebration “For This Land and All Its Wonder” Text: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Tune: Cwm Rhondda
Hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” No. 304
Hymn of Response “This Is My Song” Lloyd Stone, Georgia Harkness
Tune: Finlandia (Sibelius)
Hymn of Response “In Egypt Under Pharaoh” Dosia Carlson
Hymn “God of Grace, and God of Glory” No. 607
Tune: Cwm Rhondda
Closing Hymn “Amazing Grace” No. 108
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 – 8:09 p.m.
July 4, 2015
Going to General Conference? If not, you can watch it on Hope Channel Church streaming online at hopetv.org/church. See and download the PDF schedule here. Here is the link for the 2015 GC Session daily podcasts: http://2015.gcsession.org/podcast/
City Church has been featured in the local newspaper, Glendale News Press, "Intersections: How a Church Became a Beacon of Acceptance." Read it here. http://www.glendalenewspress.com/opinion/columnists/liana-aghajanian/tn-gnp-intersections-how-a-church-became-a-beacon-of-acceptance-20150624,0,7992223.story
Our warm congratulations to Audra Martin (626-374-2265) who turns 86 on this 4th of July!
Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Options (9:30-10:30 a.m.) New Location for the Living Project Sabbath School Group: Please note that this group has relocated to a more comfortable location in the sanctuary basement in Room Four. You will recognize it by its red and gray furniture. For more information on this group, please contact the coordinator, Mike Quishenberry: 818-404-0406.
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...
WELCOME TO OUR NEW ASSOCIATE PASTOR AND FAMILY. We are pleased to welcome Anthony Paschal Jr. to the Glendale City Church pastoral team and thrilled to have his wife, Teiko, and son, Kaori, as part of our church family. Get acquainted with them this Sabbath and make sure to join us for worship on July 11 as he is officially dedicated to ministry and presents his first sermon.
Young Adult lunch today after worship service in the Young Adult Cafe.
Lit Knitters, Sunday, July 12, 2:00 p.m. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604925966439133/
Due to the major fire in the Big Bear area, which has closed the roads and blocked access to Camp Cedar Falls, opening week of SCC Summer Camp has to be postponed to the following week. As a result, the first two weeks of camp will be held together as follows: July 5-12: Adventurer (ages 6-9) and Junior 1 (ages 8-12). If any questions, please call the Youth Ministry office, 818-546-8439.
Prayer & Squares Quilting Ministry meets in the multipurpose room on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone please bring their own lunch and a notebook. For more information, please contact Evie Salzman, coordinator, at 213-369-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View video clip in Ministries...
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 June 27 worship service with Todd Leonard. Log on at http://citychurch-online.org. View video archives here. More about GCC Online Campus...
Support Caesura Summer Music Camp, June 8-July 10. We need your assistance again. Please visit our website for more information about how to donate, how to participate in Amazon Smile, and to see previous newsletters and events. Thank you. www.mycyo.org.
On July 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt Middle School, Judith White Auditorium, you are invited to hear the students from the Caesura Summer Music Camp present music they have learned. The school is located at 222 E. Acacia Ave in Glendale. Thank you to those who have contributed to make the Caesura Summer Music Camp possible.
Sunset Friday, July 10, 2015 - 8:07 p.m.
2015 Church Directory: We encourage you to send us a digital photo of yourself to the church office (email@example.com) 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.
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: July 13, 2015.
Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts. Every first and third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 p.m. The next event will be July 15. More information here....
Mad About Marriage Seminar Coming August 22. Glendale City Church is pleased to welcome Mike and Gayle Tucker from Faith for Today television as they present practical life skills on how to strengthen our marriages. Registration is free, but you must register to reserve your seat. Make sure to invite your friends to join you for what will be a fun and incredibly helpful event. Click here to register.
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JUMP INTO MINISTRY AT GLENDALE CITY CHURCH! This summer, our leadership is working on building our church's ministry teams and committees for 2016-17. Please click here to see how you can get involved. Fill out the form and send it to the church office or turn it in during offering collection during worship.
Lit Knitters is gearing up for its 3rd annual back-to-school backpack and school supplies project for homeless families whose children attend Glendale Unified Elementary School. Please leave the following school supplies in bags marked GUSD in the lending library June 20 through August 1: pencils/pens; spiral/binder notebooks; colored pencils/markers; glue sticks; backpacks. Thank you for participating in the project again this year!
Please keep Shelby Mumford in prayer as she travels to France July 2-August 4 with the Student Diplomacy Corps.
Glendale Communitas Initiative. Details here...
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Current Audio Sermon Podcasts (most recent 20 podcasts)
Previous Audio Sermons: visit us online at 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....
Worship Service Video Archives. Visit http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html.
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Glendale Academy Exchange Students are looking for some good homes. Families will be offered $1500/month for room and board. If you are interested please call Kirk Campbell at 909-747-5583 to go over the details.
Seeking accommodation. Helena Pett, a member who is currently pursuing graduate studies towards become a Physician’s Assistant (with an emphasis in holistic medicine and nutrition), is seeking accommodation in the Glendale area. She is currently part-way through a 12-month internship with Jim Baggot, M.D., assisting in his research “Fetal Therapies for Down Syndrome,” but her previous accommodation is no longer available, and without a place to stay for 2.5 months (mid-June through Aug.) she will have to leave without completing her studies. She is willing to assist with housekeeping as necessary to help defray housing costs; please contact the church office or Helena at firstname.lastname@example.org if able to 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!
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!
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.