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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.

Presbyterians to host grief support sessions

The Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou will lead a series of six grief support sessions in the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Library beginning Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.

In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported.

Congregational service to feature music

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will address the topic “Forgiving and Forgetting” during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church.

ICF branch members participate in Mass

Members of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374 joined St. Bede pastor Rev. Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti in a special Mass celebrated on the patio of the home of former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and his wife Ellen. Thirty-eight members of ICF and several friends of the Portantino...

St. Bede to remember Korean Martyrs

Thousands of Korean Martyrs will be remembered at a special Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. The Mass will be followed by music and dances performed by students of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a talk of the history of...

Members celebrate 50 years of worship at La Cañada United Methodist Church

Members celebrate 50 years of worship at La Cañada United Methodist Church

In 1964, La Cañada United Methodist Church began with little more than a fold-up pulpit and a supply trailer that made weekly appearances at Paradise Canyon Elementary School, recalls founding pastor John Knox.

In Theory: Should the U.S. use its military might against ISIS?

In an open letter issued in late August, 53 religious leaders, mostly Protestant and Catholic, called on the U.S. to stop using airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria and instead seek more peaceful means to resolving the human rights atrocities there.  But Republican party...

United Methodist Church turns 50

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, Pastor Elaine Cho sets the stage for La Cañada United Methodist Church’s 50th anniversary celebration the following Sunday with a sermon titled “The Meaning of the Jubilee: Return & Obedience” (Leviticus 25:8-55). She will address the year...

St. Bede to host grief support group

“Good Grief,” a six-week program for those who have lost a loved one through death, begins Wednesday, Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Church Parish Center, 215 Foothill Blvd. The series includes information on the grieving process and an...

Congregationalist start new worship

Launch Sunday will be celebrated Sept. 7 at La Cañada Congregational Church, marking the week when the new worship and Christian education year gets underway. The 10 a.m. worship service in the main sanctuary will be led by the Rev. Skip Lindeman. The Chancel Choir returns from its summer...

In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after protesters objected to specific stances it has...

Service to feature musical performances

The 10 a.m. service of public worship this Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church will be led by the Rev. Skip Lindeman, who will preach on the topic, “Love Without a Mask.” A coffee hour follows the service.

Methodists to finish sermon series

Pastor Elaine Cho of La Cañada United Methodist Church has returned from serving as one of the speakers at the KOSTA religious convention near Nagoya, Japan. The theme of this year’s gathering was, “God’s Power in Your Weakness.”

In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence on the Korean Peninsula. “They...

Congregational Church to present sermon

Visitors are welcome at La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd., where the sermon at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday, is titled “Confirmation or Conformation?” The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the message.

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