Religion

Filipino bishop to visit St. Bede's

Bishop Oscar A. Solis, Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop and the first Filipino bishop in the U.S., will come to St. Bede Catholic Church to be the main celebrant in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sunday at 5:30 PM. The occasion is St. Bede’s 11th SIMBANG GABI (literally translated as...

Choirs to help ring in Christmas

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at La Cañada United Methodist Church, the men’s, children’s and bell choirs will sing and play instruments as they perform “Light of the World.” Parts of the song are in German and French with percussion accompaniment.

Youth to present Christmas pageant

The youth who attend La Cañada Congregational Church will perform their annual Christmas pageant at the regular 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 21.

In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

Methodists resume series of Christmas sermons

Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series of sermons about major players in the Christmas story during the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church.

Congregationalists to present sermon, music

This Sunday, Dec. 14, the third Sunday of Advent, there will be a service of public Christian worship at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and preach on the topic, “Good Morning SONSHINE.”

In Theory: Should sex-ed in schools tell the whole story?

The documentary “deepsouth” chronicles four people in the American South and how they are trying to find a solution to the region’s HIV epidemic. In the film, there is a scene where a health teacher in Mississippi uses candies in cups...

Mary's story is the topic of sermon

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, Pastor Elaine Cho preaches at La Cañada United Methodist Church on “The Story of Mary” (Luke 1:26-38). This is a first of a five-part series of sermons about major players in the Christmas’ stories.

Sing along with Handel's Messiah

The 17th annual Sing Along Messiah will take place at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14. Admission is free.

Chancel Choir to sing Christmas music

The Chancel Choir of the La Cañada Congregational Church will present its annual Christmas concert “Joys of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the main sanctuary of the church, located at 1200 Foothill Blvd.

In Theory: How should faiths deal with uncomfortable truths?

A Washington Post blog post points out that in this digital age, when people can come across all manner of stories on the Internet, leaders of well-established religions are being forced to acknowledge certain historical truths and as a result are making concerted efforts to become more...

Methodists mark Youth Sunday

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate Youth Sunday. Members of LCUMC’s Youth Group will lead the service with a sermon by Nick Mayer, a videotaped dance by Christine Ecker, Intercessory prayer by Annabelle Mayer and a violin duet by Selina Cho and...

Group partakes in holiday activities

Group partakes in holiday activities

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education program collected more than 200 Operation Christmas Child boxes filled with gifts and personal letters to be shared with boys and girls in countries around the globe.

St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

Thalassemia disease, a genetic blood disorder that if left untreated can take the lives children under 5, was the topic of a recent gathering of the St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation.

In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had...

Luncheon to follow church service

At 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will preach on “The Power of Gratitude” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place.

Rev. Lindeman to speak on thankfulness

The 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, Nov. 23 at La Cañada Congregational Church will evoke the Congregationalists who arrived in America in 1620.

Thanksgiving service at Montrose church

The Church of Christ, Scientist at 2406 Honolulu Ave., Montrose will hold a one-hour service at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. There will be music, prayer, congregational singing and a Bible lesson.

In Theory: Should nonprofits endorse candidates?

According to a story on Politico.com, in the recent election some pastors across the nation endorsed candidates from the pulpit, ignoring IRS rules barring nonprofits from participating in...

Congregational church to host sermon, music

“Telling the Truth” is the sermon topic that will be addressed by the Rev. Skip Lindeman when La Cañada Congregational Church holds its 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Methodists to have speech about blessing

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will preach on “A Way to Receive Blessing” (1 Peter 3:8-12) at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Cheryl Ecker, a member of the church and an opera singer, will perform special music.

Presbyterian board, staff hold retreat

Anne Bierling, director of the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education program, led its annual board and staff retreat recently at Linda Fults’ Newport Beach home.

In Theory: Letting the waves wash over them

A Nov. 2 article that appeared on worldreligionnews.com focused on the spiritual experiences shared by people who are religious and people who like to surf, including feelings of “wholeness,...

Congregationalists to get 'ready'

Worshipers at La Cañada Congregational Church this Sunday, Nov. 9 will hear the morning message, “Be Ready!” when the Rev. Skip Lindeman leads the 10 a.m. service.

Church presents a Tom Stoppard play

“The Real Inspector Hound,” a Tom Stoppard play that spoofs the whodunits of Agatha Christie, will be presented for five performances beginning this Friday, Nov. 7, by the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Drama Ministry.

Growing Families seminar slated

The Growing Families class at La Cañada Presbyterian Church will feature a presentation by Paul A. Royer, a licensed clinical social worker, at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Fellowship Hall.

LCUMC preacher to discuss Psalm

LCUMC preacher to discuss Psalm

Pastor Elaine Cho will preach on “The Benefits of the Beloved” (Psalm 103:1-5) during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church.

In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security prisons, which he likened to torture chambers.

In Theory: On mandated tolerance at religious schools

After allegations last spring that several schools in Birmingham, England had been infiltrated by a group of people “with a restricted and narrow interpretation of...

Methodist Children's Center turns 25

Le Richardson concludes La Cañada United Methodist Church’s series on stewardship with “Defined by Generosity” (Prov. 11:24-25; 22:9) during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Richardson will address what defines our lives.

In Theory: Spotting the morality of a parking app

In Theory: Spotting the morality of a parking app

The MonkeyParking smartphone app, which, in the words of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial, “allows drivers in parked cars to let others know when they are leaving parking spots — and to turn the...

In Theory takes on a parking app

The MonkeyParking smartphone app, which, in the words of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial, “allows drivers in parked cars to let others know when they are leaving parking spots — and to turn the...

Congregationalists invite visitors

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will speak on the topic “No Easy Answers” at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, at La Cañada Congregational Church.

Sermon to address contentment

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, La Cañada United Methodist Church continues its series of sermons based on “Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity,” by Adam Hamilton. This week, Chad Loucks, the church’s director of Youth Ministry, preaches on “...

Growing families seminar at LCPC

Growing Families, a monthly seminar offered by La Cañada Presbyterian Church, will present “Faith and the Modern Family: What Should I Feed My Time-Starved Kids?” The presentation will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, in Fellowship Hall at the church, 626 Foothill Blvd.

LDS church to host presentation

The Church of Latter-day Saints is hosting a special presentation geared for community youth and families from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the La Cañada church at 1830 Foothill Blvd.

In Theory: Does a prisoner have a right to facial hair?

The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard the case of Gregory Holt, a prisoner serving a life sentence in Arkansas who says he wants to grow a beard in observance of his religious beliefs. The state of Arkansas considers the converted Muslim, who now calls himself Abdul Maalik Muhammad, to be...

Fuller student to talk wisdom, finance

Denise Lenore, a Fuller Theological Seminary student, preaches on “Wisdom and Finance” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place.

LCCC to host sermon, music

La Cañada Congregational Church will hold its regular service of public worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The service will be led by the Rev. Skip Lindeman, who will deliver the morning message, “The Nearness of the Lord.”

In Theory: What to do with a windfall of funds?

Officials at the LaSalle Street Church Chicago announced during a recent Sunday service that the church would be sharing 10% of a $1.6-million windfall, the result of the sale of a property, with all 320 members. Each would be given a $500 check to use as they desired. Senior Pastor Laura Truax said...

Sermon to address 'Knowing God'

The morning message at La Cañada Congregational Church this Sunday is titled “Knowing God.” It will be delivered by the Rev. Skip Lindeman during the 10 a.m. worship service.

Methodist Church keeps things busy

A new sermon series will get underway this Sunday, Oct. 5 at La Cañada United Methodist Church, located at 104 Berkshire Place.

In Theory: Reflections on 'What's it all for?'

The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life.

Retired reverend to give sermon

A retired minister and member of La Cañada Congregational Church, the Rev. Stephen Fletcher, will give the sermon this Sunday at the 10 a.m. worship service at the historic church.

Pastor Cho to preach on living life

Pastor Elaine Cho preaches on “Better the Obedience than the Sacrifice” (Matthew 21:23-32) during the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place. Cho’s sermon encourages listeners to live life to the absolute fullest.

St. Bede invites pet owners to event

A Blessing of the Animals event will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in the courtyard at St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd. The event is hosted by the priests and friars of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church and St. Francis High.

In Theory: To spank or not to spank?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested earlier this month for alleged child abuse after he used a switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. In a statement issued Sept. 15, Peterson, who was later suspended indefinitely, said, in part, “My goal is always to teach my son...

LCCC service to feature sermon, music

“All In” is the topic that will be addressed by Pastor Skip Lindeman during the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church.

Methodist church celebrates 50 years

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will speak on “Learning to Celebrate God in Us” (Leviticus 25:35-55) at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Child care and Sunday school through early elementary school is available during the service. Tweens and Teens Sunday school begins...

Icenogle to become LCPC's interim pastor

La Cañada Presbyterian Church welcomes back the Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, who will serve as interim pastor beginning Oct. 26. Icenogle served at the church as an adult education intern and an assistant music director while a Fuller Theological Seminary student in 1979-81.

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