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By Ani Amirkhanian | March 24, 2008
A peace pole with a white dove perched on top stood on the front lawn of Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church on Sunday as dozens of parishioners gathered to pray and dedicate the symbol of unity. Joining the Methodist church were members from the Korean congregation of the Hansarang United Methodist Church and parishioners from Christ Armenian Church. “We wanted to have this symbolic pole,” said the Rev. Hendrik Shanazari of Christ Armenian Church. “It’s a peace pole.
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | March 15, 2008
“T> he prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16, Holy Bible, New International Version). I believe it is a testimony to our children when they catch us praying. This happens periodically at our home if the children get up earlier than usual. I often spend my mornings on my knees praying and reading the Bible. My children will walk in, and I always finish my prayer before addressing them (unless they are sick or some other emergency is present)
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By Jason Wells | March 14, 2008
NORTH GLENDALE — A message of faith and unity as a means to overcome the challenges city leaders often face in community service rang Thursday through a crowded Hilton Glendale ballroom. Many of the city’s top government officials and community leaders were among the hundreds of people who attended the 45th annual Glendale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Ann Meyers Drysdale — who won a silver medal as part of the first U.S. women’s basketball team at the 1976 Olympics, and in 1980 became the first woman to sign a contract with the National Basketball Assn.
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By Chris Wiebe | February 7, 2008
Messages of penance and renewal resounded at Holy Family Catholic Church during its noontime Ash Wednesday Mass, signaling the start of the 40-day Lenten season. The season of Lent gives parishioners a chance to offer repentance for their misdeeds through prayer, fasting and alms giving in anticipation of Easter Sunday, Holy Family Pastor Joseph Shea said. “We are in need of repentance,” he said. “We’re not perfect and we need to be reminded of that.
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December 8, 2007
The annual National Media Prayer Breakfast was held recently, bringing together people of differing faiths to pray for media leaders. If you were there, who or what in the media — be it news, entertainment, etc. — would you pray for, and why?   I was blessed to have attended a previous National Media Prayer Breakfast (I wasn’t able to this year), and my church and I actively support Mastermedia International’s ministry to bring the good news about Jesus Christ to people working in the media industry.
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By Chris Wiebe | November 21, 2007
A spirited cello-flute duet greeted a crowd of about 100 people during the Glendale Religious Leaders Assn.’s multi-faith Thanksgiving celebration Tuesday night. The musicians — cellist Elaine Klemzak and flutist Thea King — were members of the Baha’i Faith in Glendale, performing inside of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as Baptists, Armenian-Apostolics, Jews, Mormons, Scientologists and members of other religious groups found their seats.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 12, 2007
On Friday night friends, family and community members joined together at the Roger Barkley Community Center to celebrate Ramadan with the La Cañada Flintridge Islamic Congregation. From Sept. 13 to Oct. 12, Muslims of the Islamic faith recognize Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset. It is a time of retrospect and life renewing for the faithful, a time to look inward to reevaluate how they are helping others. It is also a time to gather with friends and celebrate their faith.
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