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

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)
View schedule to see times for Church 1.0 San Francisco, L.A. Adventist Forum, and Romanian Sabbath school and worship on the Glendale campus

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This Sabbath

Worship Service on
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sermon - Arleene Chow
“The Jesus Encounter: They Were All Amazed–Mark 1:27”
Hymn of Praise “Wake the Song of Joy and Gladness” No. 34
Closing Hymn “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” No. 524

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 – 5:20 p.m.

Bulletin Board

January 31, 2014

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.

Today we continue our new sermon series, “The Jesus Encounter.” Join us as we take a look at different individuals in scripture and their interactions with Jesus: John the Baptist (January 10), Nathaniel (January 17), the disciples (January 24), the demoniac (January 31), the Capernaum healings (February 7), and Peter, James, and John’s encounter with the transfigured Christ (February 14).

the Jesus Encounter

New Audio Sermon Podcast
January 24, 2015 - Dorin Lataeanu, "The Jesus Encounter: The Call to Serve and to Fish!" (35:13)

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....

accessible“Special needs restroom” is open! We are pleased to announce that there is an accessible restroom for people with special needs now available adjacent to the sanctuary. To access it, please enter through the wooden arched door to the left of the platform. The restroom door is immediately to the left; please ask a deacon or greeter for directions if necessary.

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:
—Greeters, Lela Leong:, 818-723-5352
—Deacons, Ron Matusea:, 818-730-0350
—Potluck, Eleanor Posner:, 818-281-5822

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.

Lit Knitters, this Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. See

Free Noon Concerts at First Baptist Church of Glendale, Wednesday, February 4, 12:10-12:40 p.m., featuring The Calico Winds performing works by Gustav Mahler, Luciano Berio, and a premiere by Daniel Baldwin. For more information email or call 818- 242-2113.

Don Greathouse

As we mourn the passing of Don Greathouse, we remind the congregation that a memorial service to celebrate his life is scheduled for next Saturday, February 7, 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. To share thoughts and view pictures about Don, please visit: Also, the family would like to encourage all past choir members to join the choir in the memorial service. Please contact the church office.

Be sure to watch the TV One channel premiere (February 7, 8:00 p.m.) of the film adaptation of church member Michael Bandy’s book, White Water. This is the story of a 9-year-old black kid (Michael) in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama, who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the “whites only” drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: drink from it! Watch the trailers at and

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: February 10.

We are happy to announce that Children's Choir (for ages 5-12) is starting up for 2015! First rehearsal will be Saturday, 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 at View full schedule here...

MexicanThe next fellowship potluck will be in the fellowship hall on February 28, following the worship service. (Note: this will be the 4th Sabbath in February.) The cuisine theme is Mexican.

Mark your calendars for February L.A. Adventist Forum on February 28, 2015. The speaker is Zane Yi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Religion. His topic is: "Telling a Better Story: Reasoning About Religion in a Secular Age."

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

Become a Congregational Care Minister. You are invited to join some of Glendale City Church’s elders for an introductory session on Stephen Ministry, a congregational care program utilized by tens of thousands of Christian churches around the world to come alongside pastors and elders in the work of hospital visitation, home visitation, and grief support. Hosted at La Canada Presbyterian Church on February 7, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the registration fee is $15.00. If you would like to attend, advance registration is required. Contact Mike Quishenberry by Wednesday, February 4, to join our church’s group: or 818-404-0406.

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.

Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson ( if you are able to help!

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Mark a special event with sponsoring pulpit flowers on Sabbath mornings! Plus, your special message can be placed in the announcements. Contact Us through phone or email for availability. Arrangements start at $50.

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Offering is more than just money. Time and talent are also a way to give. We invite you to consider this volunteer form. Submit it to the church office via phone or email, or make an appointment with one of the pastors to discuss your ideas. Thank you!

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