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La Cañada Presbyterian to host Global Leadership Summit

La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., will be one of 300 host venues around the country for the Aug. 6 and 7 Willow Creek Assn. 2015 Global Leadership Summit.

In Theory: On tolerance of a monument to Satan

In Theory: On tolerance of a monument to Satan

A 1 1/2-ton, 8 1/2-foot tall monument of a goat-headed Satan will be secretly unveiled at a ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a venue backed out due to threats.

Activities slated for LCUMC

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho will preach at La Cañada United Methodist Church on the topic “Understanding and Letting Go.”

LCCC service to feature music

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Murphy will fill in for the vacationing Skip Lindeman this Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church. Murphy’s sermon at the 10 a.m. worship service is titled “Climate Justice as a Christian Calling.”

In Theory: The GOP moves to stymie Colorado's IUD program

A state-run program in Colorado that is credited with reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates is now in jeopardy because GOP lawmakers declined to allocate taxpayer money to support it.

Singer to fill in for vacationing choir at La Cañada Congregational Church

Baritone Anthony Lee will perform some solos at La Cañada Congregational Church at its 10 a.m. service July 19, as the Chancel Choir continues its summer vacation.

In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty

In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty

Republican Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton issued a statement, saying that if county clerks or other officials chose not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings, then the state would help them fight whatever lawsuit they may face.

Sermon, Bible school scheduled

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, Pastor Elaine Cho preaches on the topic “Let’s Dance!” It addresses King David dancing with joy as the Ark of the Lord is carried into the city.

La Cañada Congregational Church service to feature music

Although its chancel choir is on vacation, the Sunday sermon this week at La Cañada Congregational Church is titled “It’s the Music.”

In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In a column published online by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin addressed the murder of nine people on June 17, 2015 at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

LCUMC's Cho to talk about faith

Pastor Elaine Cho’s sermon during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church is “Faithfulness to Fruitfulness.” Cho’s position is that Christian faith should be evident as we do good work to others.

Service to feature patriotic tunes

Soloist Bronwyn Schramm will perform patriotic songs when La Cañada Congregational Church holds its 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, July 5. Schramm will also be called upon to solo during the Holy Communion rite that takes place during the service.

Italian Catholic Federation awards scholarships to St. Bede Elementary students

Italian Catholic Federation awards scholarships to St. Bede Elementary students

Two students who were recently promoted from eighth grade at St. Bede the Venerable Elementary School were awarded scholarships by the local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation for essays they submitted that told of their heritage and service to the church and their community.

Priest honored at anniversary mass

Priest honored at anniversary mass

St. Bede the Venerable Church in La Cañada on June 14 held a 25th Anniversary Mass of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti.

In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation will now be part of the Defense Department’s equal-opportunity policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday, June 9.

Methodist church welcomes Cho back

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Elaine Cho back to the pulpit following her spiritual renewal leave.

LCCC service to recognize its choir

Sunday, June 28 is Choir Recognition Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church, where the regular service of worship will begin at 10 a.m.

In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?

In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?

Speaking at the Skeptics Society Conference at Caltech late last month, author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins addressed the recent Pew study, which showed that the number of people who identified with no particular faith had grown 22.8% between 2007 and 2014.

Lindeman to speak on David and Goliath

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday, June 21 at La Cañada Congregational Church. His morning message is titled “David and Goliath.”

In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

This month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store because she wore a head scarf.

Father Cacciapuoti to be celebrated

St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church will celebrate the silver jubilee of its pastor, Father Antonio Cacciapuoti at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 14. Friends, family and former parishioners of Cacciapuoti are invited to attend. A courtyard reception will immediately follow Mass.

Methodists to hear Boyd's sermon

La Cañada United Methodist Church on Sunday welcomes Rev. Yvonne Boyd to the pulpit for the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 14, when she will preach on the topic, “Sowing Faith.”

Lindeman to talk on 'God's Choices'

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will deliver the message, “God’s Choices — Not Always Our Choices,” at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 14, at La Cañada Congregational Church.

In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, said last month he believes the organization’s ban on participation by openly gay adults “cannot be sustained” and called for a change to the policy.

Methodists to host speech, lunch

“Who’s Crazy Now?” is the topic that will be addressed by guest preacher Dr. Joel Green at the 10:30 a.m. worship service June 7 at La Cañada United Methodist Church. Child care and early elementary Sunday school are available during the service.

LCCC to feature sermon, music

Guest preacher Jerod Yates will speak on the topic, “God is Bigger Than Our Box,” at the 10 a.m. worship service June 7 at La Cañada Congregational Church.

In Theory: What do you think of National Children's Day?

John Ross of Batavia, Ill. has spearheaded a movement to proclaim the second Sunday in June as National Children’s Day.

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.

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