October 26, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Students at Holy Family Grade School in Glendale will join nearly 3,000 Los Angeles area students at a special celebration of diversity Monday. More than 20 Holy Family students in grades one through eight will attend World Mission Day at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which will include a Mass. Students of various ethnic backgrounds will wear traditional clothing from their respective cultural backgrounds. Sister Mary Teresa, the school's director of religious education, coordinated the event for Holy Family students.
September 20, 2002
Karen S. Kim The Rev. Clement Muwele is determined to make the ministry of Montrose Community Church live up to its namesake. As the church's new pastor, he wants the congregation of Montrose Community Church to actually reflect the community in which it ministers, Muwele said. "In the past, the area around the church has always been more homogenous. Now the area has become very heterogenous," Muwele said. "Many times I think people feel that churches require people to change before they come to church, and that doesn't follow Scripture.
September 5, 2009
This is probably the hardest piece I?ve had to write for any newspaper. I?ve had my share of difficult stories to write, but this one takes the cake. Weeks ago, when I was asked by my editors to write a column for this space every week, I accepted it humbly and graciously, with the thought that I did not deserve to have a column yet in this stage of my career, and that instead it should go to one of my esteemed veteran colleagues. What?s funny is, when I finally figured out what I was going to write about, I panicked over how I was going to write about it. So I?
February 21, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Through the faithful giving of its parishioners, St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church began a $7.5 renovation and construction project Friday. The first phase of the project includes the construction of a 10,000-square-foot Parish Administration Center adjacent to the church building. The center will house the church's administrative and pastoral staff. Phase 1 also includes a new education center for St. Bede school and the Religious Education program.
February 15, 2002
Joyce Rudolph Area women attend 'Faithlift' seminar HOLLYWOOD -- Women from two area churches will join women from throughout Southern California at the "Faithlift" all-day seminar sponsored by Women's Ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. The day of spiritual refreshment will be March 23. Attending will be members from La Canada Presbyterian and Glendale Presbyterian churches. Peggy Bell, noted Christian lay leader and sister-in-law of the Rev. Billy Graham, is the keynote speaker.
January 30, 2009
St. James the Less Catholic School began its celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 25 with a special 11:30 a.m. liturgy and an open house of the school grounds where parents were able to meet with teachers and visit their children’s classrooms. Catholic Schools Week is celebrated on the last Sunday in January throughout the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Themed “Celebrate Service” for 2009, the event highlights the importance of Catholic schools in providing academic and religious education for children from kindergarten to 12th grade.
September 1, 2000
Amber Willard LA CRESCENTA -- Mother Nature, joined by characters like the Earth Goddess and Sky God, will meet Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden later this month. Twenty children, ages 4 to 15, will present the play "Mother Nature in the Garden of Eden: In the Beginning," which was penned by Carol Holst, youth religious education director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo Hills. "Children learn through experience. That's why acting out what the Sky God represents makes the theology stick," Holst said of why she wrote the 20-minute play, and included changes suggested by the children as well.
July 31, 2002
PATRICIA MARY BICKEL Patricia Mary Bickel, a former Glendale resident, died July 22, 2002. She was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Chicago. Mrs. Bickel attended Glendale High School and Glendale Community College. She earned her bachelor's degree in education from Los Angeles State College, and went on to teach at La Crescenta Elementary School. In 1953, she married Duane Bickel at Holy Family Church. She retired to raise her family, then resumed teaching part-time for the Glendale and Los Angeles unified school districts until 1991.
December 6, 1999
DOWNTOWN - Even though Rabbi Simcha Backman settled into Glendale this week, he already felt right at home with the city's Jewish community Sunday at the lighting of the giant menorah at the Glendale Galleria. "Look at all these people," Backman said of the more than 100 people gathered. "It's wonderful." The menorah lighting was part of a Hanukkah celebration organized by the newly established Chabad of Glendale and chabad houses in Burbank and Greater Los Feliz.