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Children’s Ministries

2018 JAM56 Upcoming Event

Messy Game Night
Friday, May 4, 2018
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

7:00-10:00 pm in the GPC gym
Absolutely guaranteed to be the messiest you’ll ever get in your lifetime! Come for the crazy games, awesome food and all around good time! Your friends will be really excited that you brought them to this event…so make sure to bring them all!

Remember to bring a friend and $5 – $10 donation if you’re able! We can’t wait to see you! Glendale Presbyterian Church, 125 South Louise Street, Glendale, CA 91205. For more information, contact the church office at 818.242.8873, 

GPC Youth Ministries

 

The ROUTE – Junior High Student Ministry

The Route is an awesome group of Jr. High students that gather together to build relationships, connect with God through studying the scriptures, singing, having fun, engaging in conversations and asking lots of questions! We meet twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sunday Mornings
Join us Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:15 am for a time of worship as we sing, read scripture, and engage God through conversation.

Wednesday Evenings!
The Route meets weekly at GPC – 6:30 pm we go to the Well Room to play games, have fun and talk about God.

Fall Schedule for Youth Ministry August 22 through January 2, 2019

 August 22 – Midweek at CV Park 3:30 – 5:30 then Froyo till 6:30

August 22 – First day of School Pizza Lunch! Stephen will be at CV with free Pizza for all who want some! Text him @434-401-1031 for location!

August 29 – Midweek at GPC 6:30 – 8:30

September 5 – Midweek at GPC 6:30 – 8:30 *Keep your eye out for occasional Midweeks being held off campus. If you here nothing, assume it is at GPC each Wednesday night.

September 9 – All Church Softball Game and Fall Kick-Off! CV Park 5 -8 pm

September 21-22 – Middle and High School Lock-in REGISTER HERE

October 31 – Halloween Spooky Midweek!

November 9 – 12 – Middle and High School Fall Camping Trip (more details to come)

November 21 – No Midweek – Thanksgiving

December 5 – Midweek – Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

No Midweeks – December 19, 26 and January 2

Email Ashley Myers at ashleycmyers86@gmail.com with questions and clarifications

 

Welcome to Kinetic – Senior High Student Ministry

Kinetic is a group of high schoolers who share life together. During the year we have a sprawling program filled with a variety of events. Our major trips are Houseboats during the summer and our Winter Retreat during the winter. In the midst of this we fill the time with a variety of events: Dodgers games, pool parties, bowling, movies, and BBQ’s in the park.

On Sunday mornings we meet at 9 am in the Subway. We sing together, pray and gather together for small group discussion. This is a great time to get to know people on a more personal level, but also to enter into the larger community. At 10:30 we head upstairs and join with the larger community in worship

Our leadership team loves to share life with the students. We are always ready to grab lunch, coffee etc.  We can talk about life, friends, parents, God or just hang out.  Life can be a mixture of pleasure & pain. We understand this and want to walk along side you as you explore your own personal journey.

Fall Schedule for Youth Ministry August 22 through January 2, 2019

 August 22 – Midweek at CV Park 3:30 – 5:30 then Froyo till 6:30

August 22 – First day of School Pizza Lunch! Stephen will be at CV with free Pizza for all who want some! Text him @434-401-1031 for location!

August 29 – Midweek at GPC 6:30 – 8:30

September 5 – Midweek at GPC 6:30 – 8:30 *Keep your eye out for occasional Midweeks being held off campus. If you here nothing, assume it is at GPC each Wednesday night.

September 9 – All Church Softball Game and Fall Kick-Off! CV Park 5 -8 pm

September 21-22 – Middle and High School Lock-in REGISTER HERE

October 31 – Halloween Spooky Midweek!

November 9 – 12 – Middle and High School Fall Camping Trip (more details to come)

November 21 – No Midweek – Thanksgiving

December 5 – Midweek – Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

No Midweeks – December 19, 26 and January 2

Stephen Finkel – Senior High / Family Ministries Director
Glendale Presbyterian Church
stephenfinkel12@gmail.com
434.401.1031

GPC Houseboats 2018! – Senior High Student Ministry

House Boats in an annual summer camp put on by Glendale Presbyterian Church Student Ministries.  Each summer we take 60 plus students to Lake Don Pedro where they get an opportunity to completely unplug!

We unplug from technology and plug into relationships and FUN!  Each day the students have several opportunities to water ski and go tubing!  Don’t worry, if you have never done this before, we have a beginners boat and teacher who will teach you each step you need to take to get up on the ski!  Our boat drivers are fully licensed and skilled at creating a fun and safe experience for our students.

We build in a lot of free time for students to just spend time together swimming/floating/relaxing.  We also bring counselors with us who love spending time with our students.  Oh, and we bring a chef, nurse, lifeguard, worship leader, guest speaker and program director with us too!  It is a full crew for a full camp experience!

To register for Houseboats 2017,  Simply click here!

We hope your student can join us! If you would like us to email this to you or a friend, just let us know at the email below!

Stephen Finkel- Family Ministries Director
Glendale Presbyterian Church
Stephenfinkel12@gmail.com
434.401.1031

Young Adult

College and Young Adult Ministry

GPC’s College and Young Adult ministry is a group of single and married young professionals and students who are attempting to understand and follow the way of Jesus.

Together we seek to enter into honest and gracious community with one another. We bring with us our fears, hurts, questions, hopes and uncertainties. We do so hoping we will be transformed in the process and be changed into transforming agents. We are committed to one another and to seeking out God’s movements in our lives, his Church, the community of Glendale and the world.
We have numerous events every other week, ranging from: movie nights, worship nights, downtown adventures, game nights, service-oriented gatherings and various other outings. We go camping together and had a wine tasting event that was so much fun we’re bound to do it again! Contact Ashley Myers to find out the dates and times we will meet.

Our goal is to provide opportunities for members of our community to engage one another in authentic conversation and relationships…and hopefully to also just have fun!

We are always excited about new faces so please check us out! If you would like to be included in updates, please email Ashley Myers at ashleycmyers86@gmail.com

We will post new dates soon! Keep watching!!!

CYA: College Students

GPC offers distinct programming for College Students and Young Adults. For times and location please email Ashley Myers at ashleycmyers86@gmail.com

 

Family Ministries

Caregivers Support Group

Our Caregivers support group has decided to stop meeting monthly. If you have caregiving concerns or needs,
please contact Janet Yang 323.344.7069 or jyang@cfar1.org.

Adult Education

GPC offers a variety of opportunities for Adult growth and service

Agape Class. This class is a multi-cultural, multi-generational adult class committed to studying the Bible, praying and caring for one another. Meet in room 208 at 9 am.

10 – 10 Class. Christine Watrous leads this awesome adult Bible study and fellowship class. Come early at 8:45 am for coffee. We meet in the family room.

Jerusalem to Athens Class. Coffee at 9 am, class at 9:15 am, room 202. J2A is a faith conversation that sharpens, encourages and includes everyone. They are currently focusing on the question: How do we love our neighbor?

For questions about the class, contact Katherine at katherinewallace2@gmail.com.

 

Women’s Ministries Connections

Every woman needs time with friends, time for creativity, a place to accomplish something meaningful, or a time to get out and have some fun, but none of us has time to waste. This is the whole focus of this new ministry. Connections will offer something for just about every woman at Glendale Presbyterian Church – and on her terms, too! Come and be a part of this dynamic women’s ministry at Glendale Presbyterian Church! All you have to do to get connected is call the contact person who is listed on each group. You determine if, when, and how often to participate. Only a few Connections require a specific time commitment.

Sewing and Quilting Group

Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of the month in room 110 from 9 to 3 pm. If you have a sewing machine and love to sew, quilt or stitch on fabric, please join us. Plan for some good stitching time with friends that will include a bit of instruction, suggested projects from time to time and wonderful fellowship. The teacher is Christine Watrous, 818.843.6380 or watrous.c1361@gmail.com

Book Club

There are about 12 who participate in this group. We generally meet on the fourth Monday evening, every other month, at 7. Please contact Mary Pirio, 818.500.0517 or pirioma@aol.com for more information.

Below is a listing of some books we have read:

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society

Anna Karenina

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

The Language of Flowers

The Shack

The Language of God

To name a few!

 

Christians Practicing Yoga for Men and Women

Class meets throughout the year on Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 7:45 pm every week.

Christ-centered stretching and strengthening uses the physical poses of yoga to support health of body, mind and spirit. Basic principles of optimal alignment, breathing and body awareness will be taught. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, water and towel.

Suggested fee:”Suggested contribution is $10-15 per class, on a pay-what-you-can-as-you-can basis. We don’t want anyone to miss out due to financial constraints.”  Contact Cissy Brady-Rogers at cissy@cissybradyrogers.com or 626.254.1724 to register or for more information.

“For in Him we live and move and have our being…” Acts 17.28

Sunday Worship Service

Vision

We are committed to worship as one multi-generational, multi-cultural body of believers. Our worship style could be described as ‘current,’ and our focus is timeless. We preach a Biblically based Message, fusing traditional liturgy with artistic rhythm.

Our participation in worship services re-centers our lives on Jesus and encourages us to live boldly in faith, making the world around us different, tastier, saltier, than it was.

Current ministry opportunities:

Sanctuary Decorating Team.  This is a great opportunity to be involved in setting the tone for worship by providing a creative space where we can gather. This group does great work, and can always use an extra hand and creative mind.

Tech Team.  Every worship service there are several people involved in providing a welcoming and professional audio/visual experience. We can use help in two main areas, screen operators and audio assistants.

Ministry Update.  Nearly every worship service we provide a 3-5 minute time slot for particular groups of the church to update the community on what God is doing in their ministry area. Please contact us if you would like to feature your ministry.

Testimonies.  We want to hear your stories! It is so important that we hear each other’s stories and find ways to connect to one another and to God through stories. If you or a friend would like to share a testimony with our congregation, please let us know.

Readers.  From scriptures, to prayers, to responsive readings, to reader’s theater experiences, there are many opportunities for people who are comfortable on the microphone to be involved! Please let us know if you are interested.

Musicians.  Are you a singer? Are you an instrumentalist? Do you know someone who is? Let us know! There are a variety of opportunities depending on your experience, talent, and level of interest. Contact the church office at 818.242.8873 and leave a message. You will be contacted.