Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Adult and Children’s Choir will be having their annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the parish. The community is invited to come celebrate this season of peace, joy and hope.
In previous years, Ms. Balon-Kurpiewski’s Children’s Choir has performed on KCET live television, and at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles. The have participated in invitation only Choirs of America development clinics hosted at the Crystal Cathedral in the city of Orange and they have performed for Bishop Jose Gomez at OLL.
In June 2014, the OLL Children’s Choir will be traveling to New York to perform at the Choirs of America Music Performance National for High School and Youth Choirs conducted by Grant Gershon, the director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and one of the world’s most respected choral conductors. This event is for “elite” choirs from across America and participation in this event is by invitation only. The children are working very hard to raise funds for their travel to New York and will be hosting a variety of fundraisers to offset their cost of travel. Donations to the OLL Children’s Choir are always welcome.
For more information, call the OLL Parish Office at (818) 352-3218.
The church is located at 7324 Apperson Ave. in Tujunga.
LCPC Presents Children’s Musical ‘The Best Christmas Present Ever’
“The Best Christmas Present Ever” is an hour-long show complete with song, dance and comedy that revolves around a group of children trying to get the word out about a birthday party for Jesus. In the process they discover a local news anchor that needs help understanding the true meaning of Christmas. Performed by 25 local children, “The Best Christmas Present Ever” is sure to entertain people of all ages and help remind all of the real reason we have to celebrate this season.
Performances take place Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, located at 2902 Montrose Ave. Both performances will be followed by a dessert reception.
Admission is free!
St. Luke’s of the Mountains Holding Boutique
St. Luke’s of the Mountains is holding its annual hand crafted gift boutique on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unique items!
St. Luke’s is located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta at the corner of Rosemont Avenue.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church Plans Holiday Events
St. Luke’s Anglican Church welcomes the community to attend its many upcoming Christmas events in celebration of the birth of Jesus. The events and dates are:
Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m., St. Nicholas will visit St. Luke’s and tell the children about his work on behalf of poor and needy children worldwide. A toy collection benefitting World Impact is included in this service.
Held at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr. in Glendale.
Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. Luke’s will host its annual Angel Breakfast for families with young children. Angels will be present to serve breakfast and sing of their joy. Children and their families will be escorted by angels to make crafts, listen to the Nativity story, have a family photo taken and receive a special gift bag.
This event will be held at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, 1700 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.
Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., St. Luke’s choir will perform a Festival of Lessons and Carols service. Taken from a 1918 British Christmas Eve service, it will feature familiar carols such as “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “O Come All Ye Faithful,” as well as choral works and instrumental music.
Held at the SDA Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale.
Dec. 22 at 9:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Children’s Pageant will bring to life the nativity story as told by St. Luke’s children and youth. Held at the SDA Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale.
Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., a candlelight Christmas Eve service with Holy Eucharist will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale.
“Come one, come all,” said Rector Rob Holman, encouraging the community to attend its many upcoming Christmas events in the coming weeks.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church welcomes the community to attend its weekly worship service, held at 9:30 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale. Contact Parish Administrator Patrick Bourckel at (818) 249-5100 or log onto www.stlukesanglican.org for more information.