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Children’s Ministries

Sunday Children’s Program – Trek @ 9 and 10:30 – 1st – 6th grade

9 am, please join us in the Children’s Ministry Center.

10:30 am – Please sign in on the patio before service and hang with our parents for the beginning of the main worship service. When the kids are excused our 10:30 am Team Leaders will meet them in the narthex and lead them to the Subway for an amazing time of connecting with God and each other while we have an AWESOME time! For more information on Children’s Ministry contact the church office, 818.242.8873.

Sunday care for babes to Kinders is available in the Nursery. 

Children’s Worship Arts – 1st grade through 6th grade

The Children’s Ministries Worship Arts Department utilizes the full spectrum of the arts to glorify God through the various talents of the elementary children of Glendale Presbyterian Church and outlying communities.  Where singing in a children’s choir was the normal expression of worship for this age group in the past, the new norm is bringing in musical productions and talent shows where not only the singing abilities are spotlighted, but acting, comedy and choreography as well.  This enhances the experience for the children as well as their audience.  The Worship Arts Department produces two musicals each year, one during the summer and one at Christmas time.  The talent show is during the Spring season.  The kids really enjoy being able to express themselves in multiple ways as they spread the gospel with and through each other.  The program is open to all elementary children in and around the Glendale area so come and check out the fun!!

For more information on how to sign up, please contact Peggy Richmond, Director of Children’s Music, 818.242.8873, ext. 242 or prichmond@glenpres.org

JAM56 – Jesus and Me – 5th and 6th Grades

Our oldest elementary kids are invited to a gathering once a month with food, fun and amazing games! Each JAM 56 event has a special theme with opportunities to dress up, eat delicious food and play wild, messy and crazy games all while hearing a message about God through words and worship. For more information, please contact the church office, 818.242.8873.

JAM56 Upcoming Events for 2016-2017

Messy Game Night, date to be determined
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, and also go twice a year to camp, once in the Winter and in Summer.

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. On the first Wednesday of the month we meet early at 5:30 pm for dinner then go to the Well Room.

Infiltrate Events!

Once a month we will have an epic event where the whole point is to have a blast! Invite your friends and come check us out!

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

If you would like to sign up for Junior High Summer Camp, click here!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

GPC Houseboats 2017! – 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

 

CYA: College Students

Sunday Morning Study.  If you visit on a Sunday we meet on the patio at 9:30 am for Bible Study. Bill Myers leads the group in dialogue about Scripture and how it speaks into our lives. 

Please join us on Sunday morning

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

Please join our dementia/caregiver support group. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in Room 107. Our group offers an opportunity to discuss issues that come up with the care of an aging loved one and to offer suggestions in coping with this time in life.  Facilitator is Janet Yang, 323.344.7069.

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

This group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 3:00 pm in the Glendale Presbyterian Church Family Room. Plan for some good stitching time with friends that will include a bit of instruction, suggested projects from time to time and wonderful fellowship.We will either have a potluck lunch or brown bag lunch.  If you have a sewing machine and love to sew, quilt or stitch on fabric, join us! The teacher is Christine Watrous, 818.843.6380 or watrous.c1361@gmail.com

Book Club

This group meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 pm . We meet at different homes each month. For the next location address and book information, please contact Mary Pirio, 818.500.0517 or pirioma@aol.com.

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.