Religion briefs

Discovering Jesus’ miraculous power

Antioch Presbyterian Church will host its annual Vacation Bible School from June 24 to 28 for children ages 4 through sixth grade.

Vacation Bible School will run from 5 to 8:40 p.m. June 24 to 26.

On June 27, Vacation Bible School will run from 5 to 10 p.m., and first through sixth graders will have the option of sleeping over.

Vacation Bible School will end at 10 a.m. on June 28. Dinner will be provided each night, and breakfast will be provided Saturday morning.

The theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School is “Power Lab,” and the students will have the opportunity to discover Jesus’ power through Bible stories, praise, games, crafts and other activities.

Antioch Presbyterian Church is at 2720 Montrose Ave.

For more information, contact HanNa Lee at (818) 640-8738.

Vacation Bible School begins

Light on the Corner Church invites children ages 3 through sixth grade to the church’s annual Club Vacation Bible School — Club VBS: Cactus Canyon.

“Pardners” — kids, that is — will ride through trails of adventure-filled Bible stories, create cool western crafts, enjoy refreshing snacks, and gallop through the recreation activities.

Club VBS: Cactus Canyon will be held at Light on the Corner Church at 1911 Waltonia Drive in Montrose from June 23 to 27.

Each day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon.

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

Church offers ‘Mom’s Day Out’

“Mom’s Day Out” is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of La Crescenta.

For more information or to sign children up, call the church office at (818) 249-5832. First Baptist Church of La Crescenta is at 4441 La Crescenta Ave.

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

All invited to ‘Labor of Love’ June 28

First Baptist Church of La Crescenta presents a men’s breakfast the fourth Saturday (the next is June 28) 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.

PULSE ministry offered at CVCC

Crescenta Valley Community Church’s People United by Love to Serve Each Other, or PULSE, brings joy and hope to those who are sick and hospitalized.

If you are aware of someone who is in need or to find out more, call Stephanie Stansell at the church office at (818) 249-5805.

New Overflow ministry offered

Overflow is Crescenta Valley Community Church’s newest ministry with a focus on serving the people of the Crescenta Valley and beyond.

Join Overflow in blessing local teachers throughout the year. Become an ambassador to a local school.

Be part of the outreach planning team or a part of the prayer support team. Participate by being notified of outreach events.

For more information, call Brigetta and Jason Schweigert or the church office at (818) 249-5805 or visit

Crescenta Valley Community Church is at 4001 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

Summer classes offered

La Crescenta Presbyterian will be offering a summer class titled: “If You Don’t Tell Them, Who Will?” The class will focus on how to improve effectiveness at sharing your Christian faith with people. The class will be led by Fuller Seminary professor Dr. James Padgett.

The class lasts three weeks and will be offered at 10:45 a.m. June 29, July 6 and July 13.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-6137.

La Crescenta Presbyterian is at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.

Community invited to book group

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church invites the community to participate in its faith-based peace book group. The group meets monthly to discuss current books on peacemaking.

The next gathering is at 7:30 p.m. on June 23. The book is Colman McCarthy’s “I’d Rather Teach Peace,” available online or at Once Upon A Time books, 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-6173.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church is at 2700 Montrose Ave.

Olsen scholarship offered for athletes

In loving memory of John Olsen, a scholarship fund has been established for the purpose of assisting anyone under the age of 18 in attending softball or baseball clinics and to cover entry fees for participants in marathon events.

The scholarship is being administered through La Crescenta Presbyterian Church.

For information, call the church office at (818) 249-6137.

Three-week course presented

St. Luke’s of the Mountains adult education program presents “A Christian Understanding of the Holy Spirit” with the Rev. Garry O. Parker.

This course explores the Biblical basis for Orthodox Christian teaching on the Holy Spirit. The class will examine the roots of our understanding from the Old Testament, its expression in the Gospels, and the expression of it in the early church. The class will conclude with discussion on how to experience the Spirit filled life on a daily basis.

Topic for June 22 is “The Spirit From the Gospels Through the Day of Pentecost” and on June 29, “The Spirit in the Early Church and in our Daily Lives.” Classes begin at 10 a.m.

The church is at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. For information, call (818) 248-3639.

St. Luke’s presents Soup Group

Soup Group is a ministry to the seniors of St. Luke’s of the Mountains, providing an opportunity to share communion, fellowship and friendship.

Soup Group meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday (the next is July 16) of the month in the parish hall to celebrate the Holy Eucharist followed by lunch.

Transportation is provided if needed.

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

Any senior who would like to attend this monthly gathering can call Donna Hogstedt at the church office at (818) 248-3639.

Soul Seeker Saturday presented

Instruction on the good news of Jesus Christ is the foundation of Verdugo Valley Baptist Church’s Soul Seeker Saturday at 10 a.m. every Saturday. The church is located at 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For more information, call the church at (818) 331-6479 or visit

Short-term assistance provided

Crescenta Valley Community Church’s Touched by an Angel ministry exists to provide meals to those who call Crescenta Valley Community Church their church home, and to anyone else in the surrounding community who needs assistance.

Touched by an Angel volunteers assist on a rotational basis, and prepare and deliver meals as the needs arises, for a limited period of time.

This allows the individual or family sufficient time to recover or identify other resources to assist them. Volunteers generally prepare no more than one meal a week.

Touched by an Angel meets seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various homes.

For more information, call Carol Bouchard at (818) 248-3095, or e-mail

Testimony meetings held Wednesdays

Each Wednesday at 8 p.m. First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge, holds a testimony meeting, where members of the congregation share their individual experiences in applying Christian Science for healing in their daily lives.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, is at 600 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Call the church at (818) 790-3493 for more information on this and other programs.

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