As a church located geographically in the heart of Glendale, we are doing everything we can to be relationally at the heart of Glendale. In our ongoing quest to do just that, we have launched or partnered with a number of great organizations who are working to make life in our city better for all.
Glendale Communitas Initiative
In 2015, our congregation launched The Communitas Initiative to work with nonprofits, congregations and our city government to help our neighbors avoid or recover from homelessness. In 2020, Communitas joins the Family Promise team to expand our poverty prevention and recovery services in Glendale and Burbank. To learn more and volunteer, visit Family Promise’s www.familypromiseverdugos.org
Caesura Youth Orchestra
As a church that has a long tradition of supporting the classical arts, we are proud to be a major financial sponsor and host venue for this new organization that provides musical training and ensemble performance experience to elementary school children who do not have access to music education due to neighborhood and financial limitations. Discover more about Caesura at www.MyCYO.org and follow us on Facebook.
A+ Adventist Children’s Center
For 35 years, Glendale City Church has provided a quality preschool experience to thousands of kids through A+. Our devoted staff works hard to make sure your child is socially and academically ready to begin school. Visit www.APlusAdventist.com to schedule a tour and meet our staff.
Glendale Adventist Academy
For over 100 years we have invested in a school that provides a well-rounded academic and extra-curricular educational experience for elementary and secondary students. Visit www.GlendaleAcademy.org to learn more.
Adventist Peace Fellowship
As the first Adventist church to receive the designation of Adventist Peace Church, Glendale City commits itself to tearing down walls, building bridges and opening doors to new relationships with all people in order to create a less violent and more peaceful city and world. To learn more, visit www.AdventistPeace.org.
Lunch Bunch is a program that provides nutritious meals and supplies to hungry and homeless individuals in LA County. Its mission is to eradicate hunger with a smile. Founded in 2009, the program has provided over 1000 meals in 2018 alone. Lunch Bunch is led by Meredith MacDonald, who caters our weekly Courtyard Cafe. Learn more here: http://lunchbunch.org/GCC.
Adventist Health Glendale’s Churches without Walls
Our congregation collaborates with one of our local hospitals and other local congregations to provide health seminars and events to our city.
Glendale Sunday Lunch Program
We take turns with a number of other Glendale congregations hosting 50-70 of our homeless neighbors for a delicious and healthy lunch each Sunday afternoon.
Glendale Religious Leaders Association
Our church staff belongs to this association of clergy that seeks to build relationships between religious groups in the greater Glendale community.
If you enjoy reading, knitting, or helping our local community, then join Lit Knitters! This group discusses books and does community projects, too. Bring your knitting and a snack to share and get ready for some fun! The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the youth room, unless otherwise announced. Join the Facebook groupÂ to be notified of specific events.
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry
Get involved with a group that brings together the power of prayer with the tender, loving care of quilt-making. Each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this group comes together to pray for the people on the church prayer list and to make prayer quilts that are delivered to the people they’re praying for. You don’t have to be an expert quilter or pray-er to participate! Contact Evie Salzman, coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDA Kinship is an international organization that provides community and support to LGBT+ individuals. The Los Angeles chapter gets together on a regular basis for food, folks, and fun.To learn more and connect with this group, visit their website.
Adventist Forum, Los Angeles Chapter
Each month, Adventist Forum hosts presentations by leading denominational scholars and leaders on current issues facing the global Adventist church. Meetings take place on the fourth Saturday of the month, January-October, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel. To stay up-to-date on upcoming events, visit their Facebook page.