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, October 18, 2014

Sermon - Todd Leonard
“Be the Church That Creates Ever-growing Relationships”
Hymn of Praise “O Praise Ye the Lord” No. 20
Closing Hymn “Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether” No. 259

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 – 6:16 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
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Saturday, 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time & Eastern Time)

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October 18, 2014

Today’s flowers, given by Judson Ravi, are to celebrate Todd Leonard’s second year with us, going into his third year of ministry. We are grateful for him and his family, and look forward to many more years together!

Before November 1 remember to submit names of loved ones and church members who have passed away since last year’s Day of Remembrance! Please contact the church office.

be the churchBe the Church series concludes today. City 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,!

The church raised over $1,500 for the AIDS Walk L.A.! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this important program.

Open Mosque Day, today, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Islamic Center of Glendale (700 S. Adams). Mosque Day is an annual event open to all who wish to visit; it encourages the community and other faith groups more aware of the worshiping, ministering Muslim community in Greater Los Angeles.

Online Campus

City Church’s Online Campus ( has expanded this month! On October 8 we began a new schedule every day of the week! That is 14 broadcasts per week! (Wednesdays will be when the new week’s broadcast begins.)
—Sunday through Friday at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Ttime & Eastern Time
—Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m., Pacific Ttime & 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.

A daily schedule means we can minister to almost anyone most of the time! This means, of course, that we still need a few more chat hosts for the services—welcoming viewers at the beginning, and wishing them God’s blessing at the end of the service. Contact us and we can show you how to become a chat host. It is easier than you think. Become the blessing to those who are unable to worship with us in person!

City Church Online is also re-broadcasting San Francisco's Church 1.0 service Sunday-Friday at 3:30 & 10:00 p.m., and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Live-streaming of Church 1.0 is every Saturday at 12:00-1:00 pm (PT) at (unless otherwise announced).

The L.A. Adventist Forum sessions will likewise be broadcast every Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Join our weekly spiritual blog at Currently we are discussing Stuart Tyner’s Searching for the God of Grace.

City Church audio sermons available on iTunes or videos on YouTube ( Subscribe and never miss a sermon.

L.A. Adventist Forum, October 25, 3:00 p.m., chapel. Ronald E. Osborn, Ph. D., is a 2014-2016 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley College in Boston, and a 2015 Fullbright Scholar to Burma/Myanmar, and in the Honors Program at UCLA. Topic: "'Death Before the Fall?,' A Conversation with Ronald Osborn."

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+Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 30! A+ Annual Fall Festival boasts a yummy dinner, See's candy, and a silent auction. Festivities are from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact A+ at (818) 241-9353. Thanks for your support!

GAA Music Department Presents "Remember When... Music for Cheerful Reflection." You are invited to enjoy a fall music concert on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m., Watkins Auditorium. It will feature performances by the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chorale, Men's Choir and Women's Choir. We look forward to seeing you there!

Academy Day, Thursday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Non-academy students and their parents are invited to spend the day on campus for special presentations and class visits. Tell those who may be seeking a distinct Christian education to visit on this day and see what GAA has to offer! RSVP: 818-244-8671. Visit for more info.

GAA Annual Fall Festival, Saturday, November 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Food trucks, fun, and fundraisers for our teachers! Free entrance and parking.

First Caesura Youth Orchestra Benefit Concert, Sunday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., City Church Sanctuary. All ticket proceeds directly benefit Caesura and tickets are tax-deductible. For more information, see flyer or visit

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: November 10.

Free Emergency Dental Treatment Event, Wednesday, November 12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., California Dental Group, 609 S. Glendale Avenue. Fillings, emergency root canals, extractions, and cleanings. First come, first serve; one emergency per patient. For more information visit

Free Orthopedics Educational Seminar, Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Oakmont Country Club, Glendale. This seminar, given by physicians of the Orthopedic Institute at GAMC, will discuss the issues of knee, hip, and shoulder pain and provide the latest treatment options available here in Glendale. Space is limited; RSVP: 818-409-8100. Free dinner is provided; dress code required.

Vallejo Drive Church Homecoming 50th Anniversary, November 15, 2014. For more information call 818-246-2476.

5th Annual Glendale Health Festival, Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium. Free flu shots, blood work, cancer screenings, CPR training, medical consultations, dental and eye exams, food and entertainment. Visit

A feature film White Water, based on the true story from the children’s book of the same title by church member Michael Bandy, is currently being produced for release early 2015. See the fascinating 3-min. trailer at

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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 ( for more information.


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