August 20, 2010
Thomas Moran has been the principal at St. Francis High School in La Cañada for the last 18 years. Still, he can't help but get excited when the new school year arrives. "The last couple days [before school starts] are quiet, kind of like the calm before the storm," Moran said. "It's energizing to have more people here, especially when the students come back. " St. Francis, founded by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in 1946, began classes Thursday for the 2010-11 school year looking to carry on a 64-year tradition.
March 12, 2009
Q. Christian and Jewish faithful will begin to observe their respective holy days, with observances of Lent, Purim and Passover taking place all over the world. What does the Bible teach us about entering these holy days with a sense of prayer? I hate to give the pat answer for this question, but believers of all faiths understand that prayer is a way of life, not just an act we perform while we are in church or sitting down to eat a meal, or even when trouble is on the horizon.
September 17, 2009
CNN reported last month that two Florida school administrators face contempt charges and possible prison time for saying a prayer at a school luncheon. They face a non-jury trial Sept. 17. Do you believe the court went too far in filing contempt charges against these two men for the ?simple? act of saying a prayer at a school luncheon? Or should these men be ?taught a lesson? on the separation of church and state by giving them jail time? ? Did District Judge Casey Rodgers go too far in filing contempt charges against Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman of Pace High School in Santa Rosa County, Florida?
July 25, 2012
In hopes of demonstrating how similar the values are that are shared by Muslims and non-Muslims, the Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge again will host an interfaith Ramadan potluck dinner. The event will be held Friday, July 27, at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive. Once a year, the local Islamic congregation invites people from all faiths to come together for a night of prayer, education, dinner and a chance to grow together as a community, according to spokesman Levent Akbarut.
January 4, 2012
A special morning of prayer led by Sister Rosemarie Tulacz, SND, of Notre Dame Creations in Thousand Oaks, will take place at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 9. The prayer will be held in the church's John XXIII Room. A Sister of Notre Dame for the past 27 years, Sister Rose Marie is an artist and photographer known as “The Nun with the Nikon.” “Photographing natural things is a way of being in touch with them and with oneself,” she says.
January 26, 2006
Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer will speak on developing more meaningful prayer habits on Feb. 5 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Rabbi Fields-Meyer will lead an interactive session exploring ways to strengthen own spirituality, as well as the "prayer muscles" within families. Rabbi Fields-Meyer is a professor of Bible Studies at the University of Judaism and received the Jewish Education Award for the Most Innovative Teacher in 2004.
September 14, 2006
The Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore invites the community to pray with the congregation concerning terrorism. Prayer can be an effective tool in combating terrorism as the current issue of the church's weekly magazine, Christian Science Sentinel, "Counteracting Terrorism," demonstrates. This is part of an ongoing joint venture in conjunction with Sentinel Radio, which is heard on Sunday on KIRN 670 AM at 7 a.m. or 1520 AM at 9 a.m. and spirituality.com. Listeners will hear conversations with people who have used prayer in traveling safely and combating terrorism in their own thought.
May 22, 2008
Lindeman to lead Sunday service At 10 a.m. on May 25, there will be a service of public worship at the historic Church of the Lighted Window . Pastor Skip Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message. Visitors are welcome. Organist Joseph A. Klice will provide special music for the morning. Directly following worship, a coffee hour, hosted by member of the Worship Board, will be held. Church of the Lighted Window is a congregational church affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
August 27, 2009
The Muslim holy month of fasting began Saturday and, for the first time, local followers of the faith have a nearby location to meet and practice their traditions together in what can otherwise be a lonely and challenging period of self-restraint, community leaders said. Muslims abstain from food, drink and sexual activity during daylight hours for the month of Ramadan, which follows the lunar calendar and will last until Sept. 19 this year. While local Muslims have either gone without attending traditional evening prayer services or have driven to other mosques in the past, this year will be different, said Mahmoud Nouh, spokesman for the Islamic Center of Glendale.
December 29, 2005
Light on the Corner church invites the community to a year-long study of the book of Revelations beginning Jan. 1 at the 10:45 a.m. service with Pastor Bryan Griem in the sanctuary, 1911 Waltonia Drive, Montrose. The church will mark its 65th anniversary in 2006. All year there will be an interactive, multi-faceted approach to the book of Revelations. There are weekly adult Sunday school sessions at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. there is an ongoing study with discussion and video curriculum.