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WELCOME PASTOR ANNALI MURRAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2018

Aug 9th, 2018 by Cindy Badell-Slaughter | Comments Off on WELCOME PASTOR ANNALI MURRAY – SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Guest Pastor Annali Murray, Sunday, August 12, 2018

Annali Murray is from Orrville, OH but has lived in southern California for the past three years to pursue her Masters of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. She plans to graduate this fall.

Annali is also pursuing ordination in the Church of the Brethren and currently attends Pasadena Church of the Brethren. Annali’s vocational desire is to pursue chaplaincy. She is currently working at Methodist Hospital in the Spiritual Care office.

PASTOR RANDY SHORT – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Jul 20th, 2018 by Cindy Badell-Slaughter | Comments Off on PASTOR RANDY SHORT – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

PASTOR RANDY SHORT 

March 31, 1968 – July 11, 2018

We wish to share the sad news of the passing of our wonderful Pastor Randy Short. He served as Pastor of Glendale Church of the Brethren with great joy. His faith and love of God was strong and he truly loved sharing his faith, and love for Jesus Christ, with the congregations and communities he served. Please hold his wife, Kathie, daughter Bailey, his family and his congregation in your prayers during this time.

Please join us: A memorial service to celebrate Pastor Randy’s life and ministry will be held at the Glendale Church of the Brethren, 626 N Pacific Ave, Glendale CA 91203 on Friday, July 27 at 2 pm. All who knew Randy are welcome. Directly following the service, everyone is invited to Randy’s “celebration of life” luncheon gathering in the Fellowship Hall.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS we request that donations be made to Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) at  or Children’s Disaster Services (CDS)   Both are organizations that Randy loved and supported.

Letters or cards for Kathie and Bailey Short can be mailed to: Glendale Church of the Brethren 626 N Pacific Ave, Glendale CA 91203.  You may post fond Memories and Condolence messages here on Legacy.com Pastor Randy’s Memorial Page

 

Oct 18th, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on

SUPER HERO THEOLOGY CONTINUES!

Join us this Sunday for the final installment of superhero theology as we explore the Dark Knight and how we all at times make choices “for the greater good” in spite of the pain it may cause others.  Luckily, we follow a different superhero in Jesus Christ that gave us examples like “love your neighbor as yourself” among others.

After worship we will have lunch and watch the movie together.

Superhero Theology

Oct 13th, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on Superhero Theology

Join us these next two Sunday’s as we continue to look at the theology of superhero’s.  This Sunday we will look at Spider-Man and clear the webs away from the idea of “With great powers comes great responsibilities”!  Stick around after the service for lunch and then to watch the movie.

WELCOME NEW PASTOR: RANDY SHORT SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

Jul 28th, 2017 by Cindy Badell-Slaughter | Comments Off on WELCOME NEW PASTOR: RANDY SHORT SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 Pastor Randy Short accepted the call to become the new Pastor of Glendale Church of the Brethren.  Pastor Randy  and  his wife Kathie sold their home in Michigan, packed up their 26 foot trailer and headed west to sunny California, along with their daughter, Bailey and chocolate Lab, Maddie.  We suspect that part of their travels involved singing “California Here We Come! ” at the top of their lungs, but we have no solid evidence…  Now, what we do know with confidence is that our entire congregation is very excited to welcome Pastor Randy and his family.  We hope that Pastor Randy and Kathie will be happy in their new home, that they and our congregation will flourish and grow under his leadership and spiritual guidance. Welcome Pastor Randy, Kathie, Bailey and Maddie Short!

COME JOIN US for Pastor Randy’s first official Service as Head Pastor of Glendale Church of the Brethren

Breakfast at 9:15 am and Service begins 10: 45 am.  We will have a luncheon following our Service.  All are welcome! 

Friendship Sunday – April 2

Mar 29th, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on Friendship Sunday – April 2

Sunday, April 2 is Friendship Sunday at the Glendale Church of the Brethren.  We’re inviting everyone to join us for breakfast beginning at 9:00 am, Bible Study at 10:00 am, Worship at 10:45 and lunch following worship.  Please join us as we are always looking to make new friends.

 

Glendale CROP Walk – Sunday March 5

Mar 2nd, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on Glendale CROP Walk – Sunday March 5

On Sunday, March 5 the Glendale Church of the Brethren will join other faith communities in Glendale on the annual CROP Walk.  Glendale will be one of 1000 communities nationwide who are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.”  Many of the Walkers will be wearing  t-shirts proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live — as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites here in the U.S.  These local ministries share in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks.

From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks are fighting hunger.  Twenty five percent of the funds raised will be used to fight hunger in Glendale.  

For more information and to donate to this worthy effort please go to http://www.crophungerwalk.org/glendaleca

Sunday, February 5

Feb 2nd, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on Sunday, February 5

There’s been a lot in the news lately about allowing refugees and other underprivileged people into our country.  It turns out that Jesus actually had something to say about this.  Join us Sunday for worship at 10:45 when we consider a parable that he told about a wealthy man and a beggar.   Turns out there’s a surprising twist in the story.  Of course that’s always the case is when Jesus tells a story.

Join us before worship when we’ll be serving breakfast in our fellowship hall at 9:00 and then continue our study of the gospel of Matthew in the Fireside Room beginning at 9:45

 

Sunday, January 29

Jan 25th, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on Sunday, January 29

 

At the Glendale Church of the Brethren we are very fortunate to have an extremely talented young musician join us on the second and fifth Sundays of the month.  His name is Ryan Macilak and not only is he a talented vocalist and pianist, but he is also a gifted song writer, recently having had his first song published.  On Sunday morning Ryan will be at our church at 9:45 to rehearse the songs and hymns that will be used in our 10:45 worship service, anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join Ryan at that time.  Stop by our fellowship hall beforehand (anytime after 9:00) and enjoy some breakfast and fellowship as well.

Also at that time we will continue our study of the Gospel of Matthew in the Fireside Room.  At 10:45 our worship service begins in the sanctuary.  Pastor Mike will begin a preaching series on the stories that Jesus told.

For more information contact the church at myglendalechurch@gmail.com or 626-590-4186

 

January 22 Schedule

Jan 19th, 2017 by Randy Short | Comments Off on January 22 Schedule

Breakfast will be served in our fellowship hall beginning around 9:00.  Our worship service will begin at 10:45 with a focus on the Church of the Brethren value on peace.  Glendale members Jim and Karen LeFever will share the morning message.