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McElroy to speak at local church

McElroy to speak at local church

International speaker Tom McElroy will present a free, interactive talk, “The Real You — No Limitations,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 600 Foothill Blvd.

Soprano to perform during LCCC service

Mezzo soprano Christina Thomas will solo during the 10 a.m. worship service on April 19 at La Cañada Congregational Church.

Growing Families to present speaker

Growing Families to present speaker

Growing Families, a monthly seminar-type class at La Cañada Presbyterian for parents and grandparents, on April 26 will present John Howell, who will speak on how to help children master their emotions.

Methodists to host sermon on 'Good Shepherd'

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, guest speaker Denise Lenore will preach on “The Good Shepherd.”

In Theory: Does belief in a higher power inspire more risk-taking?

Reminders of God, or the concept of a supreme being, may make people more likely to take risks, according to a study at Stanford University published in the journal...

LCCC service to feature sermon, music

“Held in Common” is the title of the Rev. Skip Lindeman’s sermon planned for the La Cañada Congregational Church April 12 worship service, which begins at 10 a.m.

Methodists to host service, potluck

The story of the Prodigal Son will be highlighted this Sunday when Pastor Elaine Cho leads the 10:30 a.m. worship service at La Cañada United Methodist Church.

In Theory: Will there ever be an atheist president?

Author Gary Scott Smith writes in the Washington Post that it's unlikely that an atheist could ever be elected president.

Methodists host Easter week activities

Methodists host Easter week activities

More than 200 people of all ages turned out March 28 when La Cañada United Methodist Church held its annual Easter party on the church’s Berkshire Place campus. About 45 dozen hard-boiled eggs were dyed and there were Easter egg hunts, crafts, games including a water balloon toss, and...

Holy Week services slated at LCPC

Easter worshipers at La Cañada Presbyterian Church will have six different services from which to choose, including traditional and contemporary services offered simultaneously at 9:25 a.m. and 11 a.m. The services will culminate a full schedule of Holy Week offerings at the church.

Congregationalists to host Easter service

The congregation will be invited to join in when the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” rings out at La Cañada Congregational during the 10 a.m. worship service this Easter Sunday, April 5.

In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan

In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan

Last year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's "ambitious" free, full-day prekindergarten plan began with 53,000 children. While some programs are found in public schools, many are run by religious institutions and community-based organizations under city contract, according to the Associated...

LCPC to present opera's sacred elements

LCPC to present opera's sacred elements

The sacred elements of operas, featuring the compositions of Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Rossini and Mascagni, will be presented by the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra in a special concert on Palm Sunday, March 29. The performance will take place at 2 p.m. in the...

Congregationalists to host Palm Sunday service

The 10 a.m. Palm Sunday service at La Cañada Congregational Church will be led by the Rev. Skip Lindeman, who will preach on the topic “Jesus Goes to a Parade.”

Methodists to host Easter event

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will preach at La Cañada United Methodist Church about Joseph of Arimethea burying Jesus in his own new tomb. Titled “The Last Consideration,” Cho’s sermon addresses the courage it took for this follower of Jesus to bury Jesus&...

In Theory: Thoughts on Utah's SB 296

In a move that was hailed as a "milestone," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this month signed into law SB 296

LCUMC to host an Easter egg hunt

La Cañada United Methodist Church is looking ahead to its annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Attendees will enjoy crafts, dye Easter eggs, play games, hear a telling of the Easter story and take part in the egg hunt. For...

Lindeman sermon to question sanity

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the 10 a.m. worship service at La Cañada Congregational Church this Sunday, when he will deliver the morning message, “Are We All Insane?”

Grief support group to meet at St. Bede

The semiannual, six-week Good Grief bereavement support group returns to St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 15. Led by therapist Gloria Lee, meetings for the series are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center at the church, 215 Foothill Blvd.

St. Bede's to mark St. Patrick's Day

St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 21 on the church campus, 215 Foothill Blvd. The evening’s festivities begin with the 5:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Msgr. Jack Foley and concelebrated by Father Antonio Cacciapuoti.

In Theory: When we talk Darwin, must we also include Creationism?

In Theory: When we talk Darwin, must we also include Creationism?

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has been criticized by intelligent-design advocates for allegedly canceling a series of events tied to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution rather than including alternative viewpoints toward evolution, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

Pastor to speak on 'Jesus and You'

“Jesus and You” is the topic to be addressed by Pastor Elaine Cho at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Child care and early elementary Sunday school are offered during the worship service.

Lindeman to lead LCCC service

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church, where he will deliver the morning message, “The Blame Game.”

LCPC raises funds, honors pastor

LCPC raises funds, honors pastor

The Rev. Dr. Gary Demarest was presented the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education 2015 Shining Star Award during the organization’s Feb. 27 gala and was given several standing ovations during the event. Demarest served as senior pastor at the church from 1965 through 1988...

In Theory: A hotline for people struggling with their faith

A new hotline launched in February aims to help people struggling between religion and atheism, according to the Religion News Service.

Seminary student to present sermon

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Denise Lenore, a Fuller Theological Seminary student, will preach at La Cañada United Methodist Church on the topic “A Confessional Prayer for a Nation.”

Congregationalists plan Sunday service

This Sunday, March 8, there will be a 10 a.m. service of public Christian worship at La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd.

In Theory: Should news organizations begin investing in reporters with intimate religious understanding?

In a Feb. 16 column in the Catholic Herald, writer Conor Gaffey argues that news organizations need to begin investing in journalists who have an intimate...

Methodists plan monthly potluck

La Cañada United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Friendship Potluck luncheon following the worship service on Sunday, March 1.

Lindeman to lead LCCC service

The topic “Artificial Harmony” will be explored by the Rev. Skip Lindeman this Sunday when he leads the 10 a.m. worship service at La Cañada Congregational Church.

In Theory: Should church leaders abstain from alcohol?

The Religion News Service recently surveyed representatives from five Christian denominations, asking them how they have addressed alcoholism among their leaders.

Children's Center having fundraiser

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series about the book of Daniel at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place. This week’s sermon is “The Greatest Chapter of the Old Testament: Prophecy.”

Congregationalists welcome visitors

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message, “The Trust Issues,” when La Cañada Congregational Church meets at 10 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 22.

In Theory: Should religious institutions that receive public money have hiring practices open to all?

State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star.

ICF's St. Bede branch installs officers

ICF's St. Bede branch installs officers

The 2015 officers of the St. Bede branch of the Italian Catholic Federation were installed at a dinner event held Sunday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Burbank.

Congregationalists to host sermon, music

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will deliver the message “The Transfiguration” when La Cañada Congregational Church holds its 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

Methodists to co-sponsor Ash Wednesday service

At the 10:30 a.m. service at La Cañada United Methodist Church this Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series about the book of Daniel.

In Theory: Are religious beliefs enough to exempt parents from vaccinating their children?

The ongoing measles outbreak tied to visitors at Disneyland in December has put increased scrutiny on the antivaccination population.

Speaker talks about labor trafficking

Speaker talks about labor trafficking

Last Sunday, Joy Prim, direct services coordinator of the Filipino Migrant Center in Long Beach, spoke at La Cañada United Methodist Church about labor trafficking in Southern California. Her organization educates Filipinos who have moved to the U.S. about their rights and helps with...

Potluck helps out Wounded Warriors

Potluck helps out Wounded Warriors

The Italian Catholic Federation branch at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church recently hosted a potluck dinner meeting and donated a check to the National Wounded Warrior Center, under construction at Mammoth Lakes.

Reverend is named 2015 Shining Star

Reverend is named 2015 Shining Star

The Rev. Dr. Gary Demarest will be honored this month by the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program as its 2015 Shining Star. The award will be presented during an annual gala held Feb. 27 at Noor in Pasadena.

In Theory: Can secularism stem 'dangerous' ties between politics and religion?

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Rabbi David Rosen, the international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee, said the greatest threat to religion in the world is when it...

In Theory: Is Father Junipero Serra worthy of sainthood?

In Theory: Is Father Junipero Serra worthy of sainthood?

Pope Francis announced this month he plans to canonize and elevate to sainthood Father Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who famously founded nine of the California missions.

Methodists to hear about humility

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho continues her sermons at La Cañada United Methodist Church about the book of Daniel. This week’s sermon “From Humiliation to Humility” is based on Daniel 4:28-37.

LC Presbyterian to stage concert

A program of string quartet music — including a composer’s impressions of a drive across the Mojave Desert — will be performed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, when La Cañada Presbyterian Church presents the Lynx Quartet in concert.

In Theory: In wake of Paris attacks, is an unfair burden placed on the Muslim community?

In the wake of the attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the deadly hostage crisis at a Paris kosher market last week, the Muslim community has once again been thrust into the public eye. This, of course, comes less than a month after the hostage crisis at a Sydney café...

Pastor Cho offers sermon, adult study

Pastor Elaine Cho continues her sermons about the book of Daniel with “Unharmed in the Fiery Furnace Life” (Daniel 3:19-27) at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place. At 9 a.m., Dr. Joel Green’s Adult Bible Study continues with a...

Church to host New Babies class

La Cañada Presbyterian’s Parent Education Program is adding a New Babies class led by Nanette Brown and will host its Winter Open House Jan. 27 through 29 for parents of children 0 to 18 months. Visit lacanadapc.org for schedules or call (818)...

In Theory: What do recent numbers say about religion in America?

According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project, more than a quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith they were raised in for another religion or no religion at all. Within Christian Protestantism, if including changes from one denomination...

In Theory: Can a court restrict speaking about religion to kids?

As part of a custody dispute, a woman in Utah is fighting a court order that prohibits her from talking to her children about her fundamentalist Mormon beliefs, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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