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December 14, 2006
A special service at 5 p.m., is being added on Christmas Eve at First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge. It is a repetition of the 10 a.m. service on "Christ Jesus". All adults and children are welcome. The theme of the Bible lesson sermon is this verse from Revelation: "I, Jesus have sent my angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." The church is located at 600 Foothill Blvd.
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December 21, 2006
The La Cañada Presbyterian Church will offer its regular three worship services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7:55, 9:25 and 10:55 a.m. as well as four Christmas Eve services. At 3:30 and 5 p.m., family worship services designed for the entire family, especially those with younger children. Children's Choirs and Youth Orchestra lead these services. Officiating are Dr. Chuck Osburn and Rev. Kristin Leucht. At 8 p.m., the Praise Band leads worship with Rev. Jim Milley officiating.
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By Kae Cormaci | December 23, 2004
As local Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, which took place more than 2,000 years ago, area churches say they are ready to welcome members and visitors with traditional scriptural and musical ceremonies. St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church has a wide array of events planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Dec. 24, Children's Mass will be held at 4 p.m., Mass at 6:30 p.m., and "Midnight Mass" at 10 p.m.; Christmas Day 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Masses will be celebrated.
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December 21, 2006
Temple Sinai of Glendale will host its annual Chinese Food and Movie Night this Sunday, Dec. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. For the Jewish community and anyone not observing Christmas Eve, this popular event brings people together in a fun, nonreligious evening for the whole family. Meant as a kind of homage to the decades old New York tradition of Jewish families going out for Chinese food and a movie on Christian holidays. Temple Sinai brings the theme inside with a catered Chinese meal and several movies screened in separate rooms to appeal to viewers of all ages.
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December 28, 2005
Boy Scouts of Troop 555 sponsored by Delphi Academy are helping Santa and Sport Chalet gift wrapping your gifts every day through Christmas Eve. This is the eight year Troop 555 has been asked to coordinate with Sport Chalet to offer free gift wrapping to Sport Chalet customers. The scouts are fulfilling there community service hours. They will wrap the smallest item to the larger items, like bicycles and snowboards. Money received as donations with help sponsor some of the upcoming activities for 2006 such as Joshua Tree Rock Climbing, Sailing, White Water Rafting, Camp Cherry Valley and other high adventure experiences.
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December 14, 2011
The Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service at La Cañada United Methodist Church celebrates Christmas with special music. The bell choir and sanctuary choir will perform a “Christmas Cantata.” Pastor Elaine Cho continues her study of Luke 1:26-38, with “Nearsightedness II: Favor, Obedience and Birth.” Adult Sunday school with Dr. Joel Green studies events before Jesus' birth at 9 a.m. Sunday school for younger children is during the worship service....
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July 14, 2010
I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday vigil Mass, which in most parishes is celebrated on Saturday afternoon, to meet their Sunday obligation. The vigil Mass is akin to the vigils on Holy Saturday (the vigil to Easter Sunday); and the vigil of the birth of Christ, also known as Christmas Eve. A vigil is also known as "anticipation," as we celebrate Christmas Vigil Mass in anticipation of the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve, or we celebrate Mass in anticipation of the Lord's resurrection on Holy Saturday.
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November 16, 2006
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA) presents the 10th anniversary and final production of "Too Many Tamales," a holiday favorite for all ages, celebrating tradition, family and friends. Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, and running through Saturday, Dec. 30, "Too Many Tamales" will be performed in Spanish and English at Teatro Carmen Zapata at BFA, 421 N. Ave. 19 in Los Angeles. Based on the children's book by Gary Soto, and adapted for the stage by Margarita Galban and Lina Montalvo, "Too Many Tamales" is filled with music, laughter and fun. The story is set on Christmas Eve. Young Maria plays with her imaginary friends as her mother tends to last-minute dinner preparations.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | December 22, 2005
One of the numerous blessings of living in the foothill area is the number of houses of worship available. Christmas time is an opportunity for many of them to shine, offering a variety of ways for both residents and visitors to celebrate the holidays while being reminded of "the reason for the season."  From candlelight services to children's choirs, area churches are eager for the chance to deliver a message of hope and deliverance to people that may feel rushed into a season that leaves them broke and exhausted.
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By Joe Puglia | March 11, 2014
In December 1970, 280,000 American troops remained in Vietnam. The scuttlebutt at Khe Shan, the isolated outpost eight miles from the Laotian border, was that the war was winding down. No one actually believed that. The Marines were supporting combat operations in preparation for a major offensive by South Vietnamese troops (ARVAN). The plan, Operation Lam Son 719, was to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos and halt enemy troops and supplies infiltrating the South. This time we wouldn't be going since the Cooper Church amendment forbid any American forces in Laos and Cambodia.
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December 14, 2011
The Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service at La Cañada United Methodist Church celebrates Christmas with special music. The bell choir and sanctuary choir will perform a “Christmas Cantata.” Pastor Elaine Cho continues her study of Luke 1:26-38, with “Nearsightedness II: Favor, Obedience and Birth.” Adult Sunday school with Dr. Joel Green studies events before Jesus' birth at 9 a.m. Sunday school for younger children is during the worship service....
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By Joe Puglia | December 22, 2010
I've always been a seeker, searching for meaning and asking that timeless question, "What makes life significant?" I've contemplated the perplexities of existence, trying to understand moments of euphoria as though they were the result of a simple mathematical equation easily reproduced. For me, two plus two has never been four. Life should be lived, not analyzed. Regardless of understanding, the magical play continues; and it is up to us to contribute a verse. The question is not one of understanding, but "What will our verse be?"
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By Michael J, Arvizu | December 2, 2010
If you've watched Classic Arts Showcase (locally, it airs on KCET late nights) for any length of time, you've probably caught its mission statement, which tells viewers that it is the program's hope that by providing video clips of the arts, it "may tempt you, the viewer, to go out and feast from the buffet of arts available in your community. " I remembered this mission statement as I've been looking at the buffet, if you will, of Christmas events/celebrations taking place in our local churches and around the area in the next couple of weeks, including some food and gift drives.
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July 14, 2010
I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday vigil Mass, which in most parishes is celebrated on Saturday afternoon, to meet their Sunday obligation. The vigil Mass is akin to the vigils on Holy Saturday (the vigil to Easter Sunday); and the vigil of the birth of Christ, also known as Christmas Eve. A vigil is also known as "anticipation," as we celebrate Christmas Vigil Mass in anticipation of the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve, or we celebrate Mass in anticipation of the Lord's resurrection on Holy Saturday.
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December 31, 2009
Twelve days of ‘Santa’ visits delight family Our family would like to thank the “Secret Santa” that brought us such immense joy, daily anticipation and showed us the true spirit of Christmas. It started Sunday, Dec. 13 with a knock on the door. Dylan, my grandson, ran to the door as he is apt to do. When he opened the door there was no one there. My wife came up behind Dylan and below was a chocolate Santa with a note, “On the first day of Christmas ” On the second night, there was another knock.
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By Joe Puglia | December 24, 2009
I’ve always been a seeker, searching for the meaning of circumstance and asking that timeless question, “What makes life significant”? I’ve contemplated the perplexities of existence trying to understand those moments of euphoria as though they were a simple mathematical equation easily reproduced. For me, two plus two has never been four. Life should be lived, not analyzed and regardless of understanding, the magical play continues and it is up to us to contribute a verse.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 24, 2009
The Filipino community of St. Bede the Venerable Parish gathered in a darkened church Wednesday evening to celebrate the sixth annual Simbang Gabi Mass. The Mass, celebrated by the Rev. Kevin Kester, began at 7 p.m. Lighted parols lined the side of the church, with the biggest one carried in at the procession at the start of Mass by parishioner Ray Quinto of Glendale. Parols light the way to Mass and symbolize the star the three Magi followed to find the stable where Christ had been born.
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