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, February 28, 2015
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 – 5:47 p.m.
February 28, 2014
New Sermon Series: “Myths We Tell Ourselves About God”
“[Spiritual] myths are dangerous things. We’re positive they’re true, and we base our hopes and plans and aspirations on them. But because they have a foundation at least partially false, we can find ourselves trapped in mistaken ideas and attempting impossible tasks because of them. And myths are especially frightening when it comes to Christian living.” — George Knight, Myths in Adventism.
We all hold, consciously or not, myths that are meaningful to us. Some involve everyday life; others, our life in Christ. Today’s sermon examines the belief of “the unchanging God.” While it is certainly true that God’s character is eternal and unchanging, how He adapts His approach towards our changing and changeable lives offers fresh hope to all who seek to follow God’s plan for them.
Prayers for Pastor Todd’s family: Pastor Todd’s father, Rodney Leonard, fell this week and suffered a serious head injury; Todd has flown to Georgia to be with him. At the time of this writing, we understand that his father’s surgery went well, though the next few days are critical.
Youth/Young Adult Activities for Today:
Today’s flowers are given by Reuben Dator in honor of his father, Carlos Dator, Jr.’s, 80th birthday! We wish God’s blessing on the family!
Potluck, today, February 28, fellowship hall, following the worship service. (Note: potlucks will now be held on the 4th Sabbath each month.) The cuisine theme is Mexican.
L.A. Adventist Forum, today, Saturday, February 28, 3:00 p.m., chapel. The speaker is Zane Yi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Religion, Loma Linda University. Topic: “Telling a Better Story: Reasoning about Religion in a Secular Age.” All are welcome!
Two Students from City Church Inducted into National Honor Society. Congratulations to Glendale Adventist Academy sophomores, Vivien Lee Posner and Britney Oeung, on their induction into the NHS on February 6. In order to receive this recognition, students must manifest scholarship, leadership, service, and solid character. Congratulations Britney and Vivien Lee!
Trayfena Zambre is collecting blankets and warm clothing for shipping to orphanages in Armenia. Please contact her 818-414-8277 or Jeevan Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to help!
Lit Knitters, Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact Didi Mumford and like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/103995256389434/events/
Godly Play is on the first and third Sabbaths every month after children's sermon. It's held at 11:20 a.m. in the Giraffe Room for ages 5-13.
We have a bonus concert on March 7 with a string quartet from USC led by Cindy Wu. They will be doing three of the six Mozart String Quintets.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Church member living in Eagle Rock/Glassel Park looking for a ride to church. If you can help, contact Helena at 989-475-6697.
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry starting at Glendale City! Evie Salzmann, recently moved here from Forest Lake Church in Florida, is eager to start a prayer quilting ministry with us. Her family’s escape from Nazi Austria, her conversion story in Haiti, and how she became involved in prayer quilting (over 2700 quilts made!) were
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.
Have an old CD player you no longer use? A church member would greatly appreciate being able to use it for listening to the weekly CD audio of the church service! Please contact the church office if you are able to help.
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. More about Communitas...
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:
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.
GLENDALE ADVENTIST ACADEMY/ELEMENTARY
GAA Annual Music Department Benefit Concert. "Against All Odds" will take place at the Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Sunday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $10/students. To purchase tickets call 818-244-8671.
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 http://es.glendaleacademy.org/. Next event: March 10.
First Annual Benefit Concert for Glendale Adventist Academy, April 11, 2015, Glendale City Church. Details here...
FIND US ONLINE
New Audio Sermon Podcast
For previous sermons, visit us online at http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/podcasts.html or http://glendalecitychurch.org/index.php/worship-service/video.html for full worship services.
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....
L.A. Adventist Forum has a Page on Facebook! Visit and "Like" the Page and Get Notifications whenever a new meeting is announced. https://www.facebook.com/AdventistForumLA
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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 (email@example.com) for more information.