Religion

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.

Methodists attend Dodger Stadium event

About 20 members of La Cañada United Methodist Church cheered on the Los Angeles Dodgers in their home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Aug. 15, which the Brewers won, 6-3. The local group joined roughly 1,000 other members of their faith for the 32nd annual United Methodist...

In Theory: Should a sex offender be allowed back into the fold?

Dale Hoffert Jr. is a former youth pastor in Oklahoma City who in 2007 was convicted of forcible sodomy, spent time in prison, was released on a suspended sentence earlier this year and is now a registered sex offender. Hoffert was recently invited by his church to attend a Children’s Crusade,...

Tares and wheat parable is retold

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, La Cañada United Methodist Church continues its series of sermons about “The Kingdom of Heaven is Like...” Chad Loucks, the church’s director of Youth Ministry and a Fuller School of Theology student, speaks on the parable of the tares and...

Guest organist joins church services

The Rev. Skip Lindeman, pastor of La Cañada Congregational Church, will lead the church’s 10 a.m. worship service on Aug. 17, addressing the topic “The God who Seeks and Saves.”

In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an...

Congregationalists invite worshipers

A service of public worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 at La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and preach on the topic “Venturing Forth with God”. Guest Organist Robert Gaylord will provide special music for...

Guest speaker to give Methodist sermon

Denise Lenore, La Cañada United Methodist Church’s intern from Fuller Theological Seminary will preach Aug. 10 at the 10:30 a.m. service. Her topic is “The Parable of the Sower” (Matthew 13:1-23). While Pastor Elaine Cho is away teaching at KOSTA in Nagoya, Japan, guest...

In Theory: Would removing chapter numbers harm the Bible's message?

A graphic artist/book designer from Santa Cruz has successfully raised $1.4 million, far exceeding the $37,000 he was seeking on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to create a Bible without chapters. Adam Lewis Greene says his “Bibliotheca” project would create four volumes that would...

Pioneer Day celebrated at LDS church

On Saturday 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated Pioneer Day with community members at the La Cañada church campus. Pioneer Day is July 24 and is the anniversary of the day when the first Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in Utah.

United Methodist Church starting sermon series

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church begins a series of five sermons about the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 13:1-53). Dr. Joel Green, dean of the Fuller School of Theology, launches the series with "What Kind of King? What Kind of Kingdom?"

Congregational Church hosting service

The topic "Venturing forth with God" will be addressed by the Rev. Skip Lindeman at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday at La Cañada Congregational Church.

In Theory: Do children of faith have more difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction?

A study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science and reported by the Huffington Post shows that young children exposed to religion find it more difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction than do their peers being reared in secular households. The study's authors write that 5-...

United Methodist to host sermon, music

Pastor Elaine Cho concludes her series of sermons about love this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church. At the 10:30 a.m. worship service she will speak on “The Excellent Way of Living” from 1 Corinthians 13.

In Theory: What would you say to veterans who are dealing with guilt?

Q: What might you say to someone who served in the armed forces — perhaps even decades ago — and who carries guilt over having killed others in a time of war?

Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships

Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships

Two local high school graduates were awarded $400 college scholarships this year by the Italian Catholic Federation branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church.

Familiar faces to lead Presbyterian services

Familiar faces to lead Presbyterian services

Pastors with previous ties to La Cañada Presbyterian Church have been invited to preach the remaining weeks of this summer, following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Gary Dennis, who served as the church's pastor for the past 24 years.

In Theory: Should religious schools get accreditation?

An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism and inquiry" that are the hallmarks of American...

Congregationalists host 10 a.m. service

On July 13 there will be a 10 a.m. service of public worship at La Cañada Congregational Church, with the Rev. Skip Lindeman delivering the morning message, "Seeking the Lost."

In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those rights to publicly held corporations.)

Italian Catholic Federation celebrates 90th anniversary

Italian Catholic Federation celebrates 90th anniversary

The local branch of the Italian Catholic Federation recently helped celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the parent organization by attending an affair at Casa Italiana that drew 185 members of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

LCUMC starts its summer activities

LCUMC starts its summer activities

La Cañada United Methodist Church launched its summer activities for the younger members during a pool party held on a recent Sunday in the backyard of a local home.

In Theory: Religion and hiring discrimination

A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt statements of religious identity, applications...

In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone who had not attended college, someone of a...

Youths invited to pool party after church

Pastor Elaine Cho is scheduled to address the topic “Jealous and Zealous” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at La Cañada United Methodist Church this Sunday.

In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain.

In Theory: Advice for future dads

Christian Evangelist Billy Graham is widely quoted as having said, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."

Topic of love addressed at Methodist church

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series of sermons about love at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place.

Guest preacher to deliver sermon at La Cañada Congregational Church

Guest preacher Samuel Bell Pullen will deliver the message at the 10 a.m. service of public worship on Sunday, June 8 at La Cañada Congregational Church. Pullen will also be the guest preacher on June 15, while the Rev. Skip Lindeman is on vacation.

In Theory: Should old-age assisted suicide be allowed?

Exit, a Swiss organization that helps people take their own lives, voted May 24 during its general assembly to extend its services to elderly people who are not dealing with a terminal illness. "Those very advanced in age will no longer have to prove to the same extent as younger people that they...

Acupuncturist to address luncheon

Fuller Seminary intern Denise Lenore will preach on the subject “A Life of Prayer” during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place.

Going forth into God's world is topic

The sermon topic of the Rev. Skip Lindeman at La Cañada Congregational Church this Sunday centers on stepping out of personal comfort zones and going forth into God’s world. The worship service is held at 10 a.m. and is followed by a coffee hour.

In Theory: What advice would you give during commencement?

Public and private schools of higher learning commonly hold commencement exercises this month, inviting speakers from all walks of life to address the new grads.

Methodist pastor to talk more on love

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Pastor Elaine Cho continues her series of sermons about love at La Cañada United Methodist Church, 104 Berkshire Place.

Sermon and song at church service

A service of public worship will take place at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 25. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message on the topic, "The Holy Spirit".

LDS members help clean up L.A. River

LDS members help clean up L.A. River

Two hundred members of the La Crescenta Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints banded together to clean a stretch of the Los Angeles River on Saturday, May 3.

In Theory: There's an app for checking your ethics

Mobile apps that address religious questions and ethical needs have been available for download in recent years. This spring, an Australian organization, the Ethicos Group, says it is developing a smartphone app to help Australian politicians and public servants faced with a dilemma know how much...

'Living Stones' topic of sermon

On Sunday, May 18, there will be a service of public worship at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and preach on the topic, “Living Stones.”

In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered are Christian and citizens attending the...

In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong evidence of a crime to insure...

Church offers 'Grief Share' program

“Grief Share,” a six-week grief support group, will be offered at La Cañada Presbyterian Church beginning Sunday, May 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This group is open to community members and meets in the church library.

Lindeman to lead Congregational Church service

The Rev. Skip Lindeman will preach on the topic “On the Road Again,” at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, May 4 at La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd.

Guest preacher to speak at LC United Methodist Church

Joy Moore will be in the pulpit at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at La Cañada United Methodist Church, located at 104 Berkshire Place.

In Theory: How important is having fun?

A young Italian nun with a powerful singing voice and engaging stage presence has been capturing the attention of millions of television viewers on "The Voice of Italy." Her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" knocked another female contestant off the Italian talent show on April 16. The...

Methodists join fast fundraiser

The La Cañada United Methodist Church Youth Group this Friday begins its ninth year participating in World Vision’s 30-hour famine, “Release the Feast,” by joining their counterparts at Glendale United Methodist Church in fasting between lunchtime on Friday until 6:30 p.m....

Congregationalists mark anniversary

The historic La Cañada Congregational Church marks its 117th anniversary this Sunday, April 27, with a light lunch following the 10 a.m. worship service. The church, located at 1200 Foothill Blvd., was the first established by settlers in the area.

Kate Hansen talks faith at LDS church

Kate Hansen talks faith at LDS church

Approximately 200 people turned out April 16 to hear Olympic athlete Kate Hansen speak at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Foothill Boulevard about her journey from the streets of La Cañada to the luge world championships and to Sochi, Russia.

CV Church planning Easter services

Crescenta Valley Church, 4001 La Crescenta Ave., plans four services on Easter Sunday, at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon, all of which will carry the theme "When Love Speaks."

Presbyterian Church to present fundraiser

"Hollywood Glamour: Movie Music with A Mission" is the theme of an upcoming fundraiser sponsored by La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. Singing, dancing and comedy by performers of all ages will be showcased.

United Methodist Church celebrating Holy Week in LCF

United Methodist Church celebrating Holy Week in LCF

La Cañada United Methodist Church celebrates Holy Week with a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18, an Easter sunrise service Sunday at 5:45 a.m. in the church's outdoor amphitheater, and the regular 10:30 a.m. worship service led by Pastor Elaine Cho that will include music by the...

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