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Interfaith event honors graduates

Interfaith event honors graduates

Area teens who are poised to graduate from high school this week gathered Tuesday night in St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church for the ninth annual Interfaith Baccalaureate service sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Ecumenical Ministerial Assn.

Lenore to head Methodist service

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Denise Lenore will be the guest speaker at at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Lenore, a Fuller Theological Seminary student, will address the topic, “Community Life Among Believers.”

Guest preacher to lead LCCC service

A guest preacher, the Rev. Marlene Pomeroy, will lead the 10 a.m. worship service on May 31 at La Cañada Congregational Church.

Methodists mark Pentecost Sunday

La Cañada United Methodist Church celebrates Pentecost at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. A guest speaker, the Rev. Yvonne Williams Boyd, will preach on “Inhaling the Breath of God.” Boyd, the pastor at Altadena United Methodist Church, is currently on a year’s sabbatical.

Congregationalists welcome visitors

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, May 24, at La Cañada Congregational Church. He will address the topic “Pentecost” in his sermon.

LCPC to host a Red Cross blood drive

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is hosting a blood drive in its Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Those who would like to donate blood can sign up in the church narthex between service on Sundays prior to the event, or in the church office, 626 Foothill Blvd.

Interfaith service for grads slated

The annual La Cañada Area Interfaith Baccalaureate Service for graduating high school seniors will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?

In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?

Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire earlier this month, said she has no regrets and plans on hosting more events like it.

Former youth pastor to speak at interfaith baccalaureate service for graduating students

The annual La Cañada Area Interfaith Baccalaureate Service for graduating high school seniors will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

LCCC to host a Spring Concert

La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd., will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

LCPC to offer two family classes

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s parent education officials have announced two family classes will be offered for children 0-5 years old on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and at 11: 30 a.m., from May 21 through June 11, taught by Nanette Brown.

Growing Families to focus on aging

On Sunday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. in La Cañada Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, the Growing Families program presents “Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Aging.”

In Theory: On a former president leaving his faith

In Theory: On a former president leaving his faith

Last month, a 2009 column written by former President Jimmy Carter about his decision to quit his church on the basis of women’s rights resurfaced and went viral.

Methodists to honor Mother's Day

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 — Mother’s Day — the sermon at La Cañada United Methodist Church will explore the feminine imagery of God in the Bible. Chad Loucks, the church’s director of Youth Ministry and a student at Fuller Theological Seminary, will preach.

Congregationalists to gather at service

This Sunday, May 10, there will be a service of public Christian worship at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m., when the Rev. Skip Lindeman will deliver the morning message on the topic, “Friends Together.”

Grief support group to meet at LCPC

The unpredictable convergence of emotions after the death of a loved one will be addressed when La Cañada Presbyterian Church convenes a free, five-week grief support group at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, in the church library.

In Theory: A judge's 1st Amendment decision raises questions

A federal judge recently ruled that the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority cannot prohibit a pro-Israel group from displaying an advertisement that reads, "Killing...

Congregationalists' service to feature sermon, music

La Cañada Congregational Church will hold its weekly service of public Christian worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 3. Visitors are welcome.

Green to speak during LCUMC service

Dr. Joel Green, dean of the School of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, will give the sermon “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Green regularly leads the church’s adult Bible study...

In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?

In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?

This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century."

Bach anthem to be featured at LCCC

There will be a service of Christian worship at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 26. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and will address the topic, “Psalm 23.”

Methodist members join in church fast

Last weekend, La Cañada United Methodist Church, along with Glendale United Methodist Church, raised money for World Vision’s 30-hour Famine, with 11 youth and their leaders drinking only water or juice to experience what it is like to be hungry. On Friday night, they slept outdoors...

St. Bede's to host a spring concert

Two choirs, cantors, an organist and a brass ensemble will be featured during a spring concert at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd., on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8 p.m.

In Theory: Should conversion therapy be banned?

In Theory: Should conversion therapy be banned?

The Obama administration on Wednesday spoke out against the use of "conversion therapy" on minors, the Los Angeles Times reports. The practice involves a mental health professional trying to...

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.”

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