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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.

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...

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