Religion briefs

Holy Redeemer Church

St. Joseph’s Table celebration

Holy Redeemer Church presents its third annual St. Joseph’s Table celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 22 in Healy Hall.

The celebration will have a traditional spaghetti dinner, a bake sale (Italian goodies) and a raffle.

For more information:

Call (818) 249-2008


Holy Redeemer Church is at 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose


First Baptist, La Crescenta

•?All invited to ‘Labor of Love’

First Baptist Church, La Crescenta presents a men’s breakfast the third Saturday (the next is March 21) each month at 7:30 a.m. 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.

•?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, La Crescenta.

For more information:

Call (818) 249-5832


First Baptist, La Crescenta is at 4441 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church

•?Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie visits church, speaks

Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie recently spoke during services at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church.

Ogilvie served as the 61st chaplain to the United States Senate from 1995 to 2003. He was founder and host of the nationally syndicated television and radio ministry “Let God Love You” that aired for over a decade. He is the author of 54 books and served as the senior pastor at Hollywood Presbyterian Church from 1972 to 1995.

Ogilvie has received numerous honors including over 15 honorary doctorate degrees from universities around the nation such as Pepperdine University and Azusa Pacific University.

•Special blog launched for Lent

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church offers a special blog for the season of Lent through Easter Sunday, April 12. The blog consists of daily meditations from a diverse group of church members who will post reflections on a daily Lenten Bible passage in order to inspire, encourage and challenge people. It is available through the church website at

•?Candlelight prayer service offered

La Crescenta Presbyterian offers a candlelight prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

All are welcome to this brief prayer service.

•?Christianity 101, 201 classes offered

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is offering two Wednesday night classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The first class, Christianity 101: What Christians Believe, will serve as a starting point for new Christians and people who are exploring the Christian faith. The class is open to everyone and will be led by Lee Cook in Koopmans Hall.

The second class, Christianity 201, will be for those Christians who want to explore a deeper relationship with Christ and grapple with spiritual issues in a safe, welcoming environment.

This class will be led by Pastor Andy Wilson in the sanctuary. Child care and children’s activity groups are available for ages 6 months to 14 years old.

•?Sunday morning classes offered

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church offers a Sunday morning class, “Chapel Fellowship,” from 10:45 a.m. to noon. The class focuses on Bible study, prayer and fellowship and will be anchored by church elders George Buehler and Doug Given. The class will feature guest speakers for two- to four-week studies.

•? Church offers Olsen scholarship

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 more information:?

Call (818) 249-6137


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

Chabad of Glendale, Foothills

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.

For more information:?

Call (818) 618-4910


The chabad is at 249 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale

Verdugo Valley Baptist Church

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.

?For more information:?

Call (818) 331-6479


Verdugo Valley Baptist Church is at 1300 E. Colorado St. in Glendale

Crescenta Valley Community Church

Church offers PULSE ministry

Crescenta Valley Community Church’s People United by Love to Serve Each Other, or PULSE, brings joy and hope to those sick and hospitalized. If you are aware of someone who is in need, call the church office at (818) 249-5805.

For more information, call (818) 248-3095.


First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge

New website video features sermon

The website of First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Canada Flintridge,,  is featuring a one-hour video lecture by Ginny Luedeman of Salem, Ore.

Titled “Finding a Sense of Home That Can Move Us Beyond Disasters,” it was sponsored originally by the Christian Science Church in Yorba Linda, at short notice in support of those members of the community whose lives were impacted by the fires that occurred in the area just before Thanksgiving. This special video presentation can be viewed until Feb. 28. The website also includes reports of the activities of the church in La Cañada Flintridge, scriptural selections and hymns from the Sunday services, and the citations read as part of the Wednesday evening meetings.

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