Religious briefs

Mission Mexico men’s trip

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church recently sponsored its annual Men’s Mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico, where they built a small church in a needy area of the city.

Approximately 30 men ranging in age from 15 to 62 participated in this vital church ministry. Trip leader Jim Sedgwick said that this was the first year that team built an entire church in one weekend and then “celebrated in worship with the local population.”

‘Does science make God obsolete?’

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church continues its Summer Spectacular Class Series with “Does Science Make God Obsolete?”

This new class will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in August in Koopmans Hall beginning Aug. 6. Classes will be led by church elder and geophysicist Doug Given of the United States Geological Survey; Lee Cook, church pastor, Princeton Seminary graduate and online author; as well as molecular biologist Dr. Rene Chun.

The Aug. 13 class, which will focus on the topic of Darwinism and intelligent design and led by Chun, will feature a special complimentary dinner prior to the class at 5:30 p.m., and child care will be provided.

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

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

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’ Aug. 23

First Baptist Church of La Crescenta presents a men’s breakfast the fourth Saturday (the next is Aug. 23) 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

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. in La Crescenta.

Olsen scholarship offered

In loving memory of John Olsen and administered through La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 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.

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

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 need 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.

The meeting begins with readings from “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy and the Bible.

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

For more information, call the church at (818) 790-3493.

New Preaching series begins

La Cañada Presbyterian Church presents a new preaching series. Study guides on Hebrews may be purchased in the church office for $7 each.

Study along with the congregation as it follows Pastor Gary Dennis’ series.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visit

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