Religion briefs

‘Messiah in the Passover’ March 21

“Messiah in the Passover,” a sermonic demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held at 6 p.m. March 21 at Light on the Corner Church.

“Messiah in the Passover” will be conducted by Michael Cohen, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, one of the world’s most extensive ministries to God’s chosen people — the Jews.

A traditional Passover Seder table will be set complete with all the articles of Passover. The speaker will explain the different items of the Passover feast and give special attention to how they relate to the New Testament.

A love offering will be taken.

For more information, call (818) 249-4806.

The church is at 1911 Waltonia Drive in Montrose.

It’s Palm Sunday, time for a party

Light on the Corner Church presents a Palm Sunday party from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 16 at the church.

Featured are “dinner at the diner,” an oldies concert and make your own ice cream sundae.

Adults tickets are $7; kids 10 and under are $5.

For more information, call (818) 249-4806.

The church is at 1911 Waltonia Drive in Montrose.

Passover Food Traditions program

Rabbi Miriyam Glazer will visit Temple Sinai of Glendale from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on March 9 to lead a program called “Celebrating the Food Traditions and the Spirit of Passover,” presented by Temple Sinai Adult Education.

Rabbi Glazer is professor of literature at the American Jewish University and author of many books.

Along with her sister, Israeli food writer Phyllis Glazer, Rabbi Glazer co-authored “The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking: 200 Seasonal Holiday Recipes and Their Traditions.”

This Sunday’s event is free of charge and food will be served.

For more information, call (818) 246-8101. Temple Sinai of Glendale is at 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale.

Soup, fellowship and service at St. Luke’s

Lent is a season of preparation for Easter and a time of fasting, penitence, almsgiving, prayer and study.

Those who would like an opportunity to deepen their observance of Lent and better prepare their hearts for the joy of Easter are invited to join St. Luke’s of the Mountains Anglican Church for soup, fellowship and service beginning at 6:30 p.m. on March 12.

The Wednesday Night Small Group will also meet March 12.

Call the church office at (818) 248-3639 for more information or if available or interested in preparing the meal for the services.

The church is at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.

Two classes remain in series by Simpson

Dr. Steve Simpson, one of the authors of the new book “What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Sex,” is offering a series on the subject.

The classes, which began a few weeks ago, are held in the Rectory of St. Luke’s of the Mountains Anglican Church, at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta, at 10 a.m. Sundays.

Remaining topics are:

March 10: “Embracing God’s Gift of Sex.”

March 17: “Sex, God and Christian Community.”

For more information, call the church office at (818) 248-3639.

St. Joseph’s Table celebration

Holy Redeemer Church’s second annual St. Joseph’s Table Celebration will take place 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 9 in Holy Redeemer’s Healy Hall, at 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

A spaghetti dinner including Italian sausage, salad and bread will be served from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Donations for the dinner will be accepted at the door. There will be baked goods and beverages for sale as well as a raffle for sports tickets, dinners and other unique items.

Holy Redeemer welcomes the foothill community to participate in this festive and joyous occasion.

WWII veteran to speak March 9

Orthodox Jew-turned-Baptist minister and World War II veteran Dr. Mike Friedman will be the guest preacher at Montrose Community Church at 10 a.m. on March 9.

His sermon is titled “The Man for whom Christ Died.”

The church is at 2416 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

For more information, call (818) 249-0483.

Mass, healing service, talk April 2

Holy Family Church presents a Mass and healing service at 7 p.m. on April 2 celebrated by the Rev. John Struzzo.

A talk by Alan Ames will follow the Mass. Ames shares his unique conversion experiences that caused a dramatic change in his life from a violent alcoholic to a man of the sacraments and prayer.

Holy Family Church is at 220 E. Elk Ave. in Glendale.

For more information, call (507) 767-3027.

Reconcilliation service March 12

Holy Redeemer Church’s reconciliation service will be held March 12 at 7 p.m.

Several priests will be available to hear confessions.

The church is at 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

For more information, call the church at (818) 249-2008.

Annual Day at the Races is March 9

Holy Redeemer Church will hold its annual Day at the Races benefit for the parish’s music ministry at Santa Anita Racetrack.

The first race is at 12:30 p.m. on March 9. The group will meet at the Club House at Santa Anita.

After the race, a spaghetti dinner will be served in Healy Hall.

For more information, call Jeff Klemzak at (818) 913-0769 or (818) 957-8799.

Emergency Preparedness fair

An extensive Community Emergency Preparedness Fair is being hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Crescenta Stake, from 9 a.m. to noon March 15.

Training will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for community and neighborhood leaders regarding how to develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan and bring CERT instruction to their groups.

In the large exhibit hall, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be information and demonstrations by numerous emergency preparedness resources from the extended community.

The church will also be presenting the “Lifesaver” award to a member of the community who has shown extended commitment to emergency preparedness and community service.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is at 4550 Raymond Ave. in La Crescenta.

For more information, call Bryn Oh at (818) 790-0453.

Prosperity offered at Unity Church

Unity Church of the Valley is offering a new class called “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” based on the book by retired Unity Church of the Valley minister Catherine Ponder.

The class is held 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, at 2817 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.

Each class will last an hour and is being given on a love offering basis.

For more information, call (818) 249-4397 or visit

Chabad Mommy & Me program offered

Chabad of Glendale and the Foothill Communities offers a Mommy & Me program at the chabad at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Meet and spend time with other moms living in the area while the little ones enjoy new friendships and quality playtime.

Children are introduced to basic Jewish values and traditions. These are integrated through art, music and movement in a warm, creative atmosphere.

The program is offered for children as young as 6 months.

The chabad is at 249 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. For more information, call (818) 618-4910 or e-mail

Post-Abortion Healing Seminar

Crescenta Valley Community Church’s Post-Abortion Healing Seminar (PAHS) is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 16 at the home of Laura Whyley.

PAHS is an intensive study that will require an exclusive study commitment. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-5805.

Men’s breakfast, ‘Labor of Love’

First Baptist Church of La Crescenta presents a men’s breakfast the first Saturday of every month at 7 a.m. in the church.

The breakfast is open to all men, not just to those who are working with the Labor of Love.

Enjoy a great breakfast and devotion. The cost for breakfast is $5. After breakfast there will be an opportunity to do odd jobs around the houses of those who need it.

For more information, call the church at (818) 249-5832.

The church is at 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

Annual Vitamin Drive begins

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be launching its annual vitamin drive for needy recipients in the Dominican Republic. Each year the church sends a 40-member mission team to La Romana in the Dominican Republic to work with migrant Haitian sugar cane workers. Bring any of the following items to the church office during normal business hours by April 7: vitamins, pain relievers and cough medicine. Call (818) 249-6137.

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