December Christmas Holiday Events Calendar

December 2, 2017

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Special Holiday Events:

City of Burbank Holiday Tree Lighting @ City Hall 6pm-6:30pm

Burbank Nativity @ Church of Later Day Saints Sat 12/2 4pm, Sun 12/3 5pm

JMMS VMA – “Seasons of Love” Tue Dec 5 & Wed Dec 6 @ 6:30pm

BHS VMA “Holiday – A Musical Celebration” Thu Dec 7 & Fri Dec 8

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JBHS VMA – “Holiday Spectacular” Fri-Sat Dec 8-9 @ 7pm, Sun Dec 10 @ 2pm

Calvary Bible Church Christmas Concerts – “Let’s Adore Him”, Sat 12/9 @ 3pm. Sun 12/10 @ 6pm. Come and join us as we celebrate our Savior’s birth through music and a short message! Bring the family!

Emmanuel Church Christmas Concerts – Fri 12/15 @ 7pm, Sun 12/17 @ 3pm & 6pm, Mon 12/17 @ 7pm.

Village Church Christmas Concerts – “All is Well”, Sat 12/16 @ 11am (AMC 16 Courtyard) @ Sun 12/17 @ 11am (Bret Harte Elementary Auditorium) with Village Church Praise Choir.

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Burbank PresBethlehem Village, Fri Dec 15 & Sat Dec 16 6-8:30pm.

Church Series & Christmas Services:

South Hills Burbank Presence series. Christmas Eve: Sun 12/14 @ 10am, 11:30am, 3:30pm & 5pm.

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During the holiday season, we obsess over picking the right present for the people we love. What we have a hard time with is knowing how to be present with those same people; to be in the moment, attentive, undistracted, and completely ourselves. If the most valuable present you could give is your presence, what would that look like, and what might it require of you?

Story City Church – The Christmas Feels,  Sun @ 10am & 11:30am @ The Colony Theatre

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Feel the LOVE – Sun 12/3. Feel the JOY – Sun, 12/10. Feel the HOPE – Sun 12/17. Feel the PEACE – Sun 12/24 @ 10am (1 service only)

Burbank Pres – Advent series, Sun @ 9:15am (Trad) & 11:15am (Contemp)
Anticipation – 12/3. In The Fullness of Time – 12/10.  A Christmas Surprise – 12/17. From Manger to Majesty 12/24 @ 10:30am. From The Mouth of Angels 12/24 @ 7:30pm (Candlelight).

Emmanuel Church – Christmas Eve, Sun 12/24 @ 9:30am (reg) & 11pm (candlelight)

CityLight LA Christmas Eve, Sun 12/24 @ 3:30pm & 5pm.

* check back for more Services to be added *

Serving Opportunities:

South Hills Burbank – Christmas in the 818 | #LoveThe818
– Giving Tree for Family Service Agency 11/26-12/10. Buy a Christmas Gift for families in need
– Holiday Shop for Pen + Napkin – 12/9 9am-4pm. Burbank Mom’s Club feat. 20+ Vendors
– Holiday Baskets – 12/13 (3-8pm) Sort, 12/5 (3-8pm) Assemble, 12/16 (7am-4pm) Deliver
Blood Drive – 12/17 8am-2pm on the Cedar-Sinai Bloodmobile

Story City Church – BTAC Sock Drive all DEC
We’re collecting 1000 pairs of socks to benefit Burbank Temporary Aid Center as they are often the most requested items at shelters. Drop-off a pack @ Colony Theatre @ 10am or 11:30am services.

Burbank Pres – Lord’s Kitchen on Sat 12/9
Volunteer Needs: Cooking – 9-11:30am or 11:30-2pm. Servers – 1:45-3pm. Clean-up Crew – 2-4pm. Help us Cook & Serve a traditional Christmas meal for 120-140 needy & homeless people. Contact: Doreen Williams or Call Church Office to sign-up @ 818-842-5103.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Burbank!

November 22, 2017

Video Highlights from the South Hills Burbank Family Fun Area @ Holiday in the Park. Enjoy! ❤️ #LoveThe818 #iLuvBurbank #GoldStreetCreative  💃IOS Turkey Trot Pics

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Holiday in the Park w/South Hills Burbank

November 19, 2017

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Another wonderful night @ #Burbank‘s annual Holiday in the Park event! Thank You #HolidayInThePark organizers for a great experience ❤️. We spent most of the evening @ the South Hills Burbank Family Fun Area as part of their #LoveThe818 campaign. Jasmine & her BHS VMA Choir friends sang a few Christmas Holiday songs & we caught up with many Friends enjoying all the fun, food & festivities. The estimates so far are somewhere around 20,000 people showed up.

FLICKR PHOTO Album | FACEBOOK Photos | FB VideoYouTube

BHS Youth Vocal Arts – Night of Magic

November 15, 2017

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Amazing time @ 2017 Night of Magic Fundraising Gala & Dinner @ Pickwick Gardens. Kudos to all the Incredible Performers, BYVAF, Dir. Brett Carroll, MC Sean Holland and everyone who came out to support this wonderful program. FLICKR PHOTO’s | FACEBOOK Album

Honoring All Who Served. Thank You Veterans!

November 10, 2017

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Fall in Burbank – November News

November 4, 2017

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We’ve launched a new Community FaceBook page to Connect, Inform & Engage Burbank residents to Love & Serve their City. You can connect by Liking our page #iLuvBurbank

November Calendar – Featured Events

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South Hills Burbank is kicking off their November Love-The-818 Campaign. Service opps incl. packing Samaritan’s PurseChristmas Shoeboxes, cleaning Johnny Carson Park, Holiday in the Park– Family Fun area, Holiday Baskets & more. Sign-up Love-The-818

CityLight LA are hosting a Grand Opening at their new Church Home located at 1110 S Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502 on November 19th at 10am! Join them for free food, activities for the kids, a campus tour, worship and a message from God’s word by Pastor Nick Reed. [ Link: Burbank Leader Story ]

Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10 at McCambridge Park. Join us as we honor those who have served our great nation. The ceremony begins at 11am with a pre-show concert by the Burbank Community Band at 10:15am. Contact info: 818-238-5378

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Holiday in the Park, Friday, Nov. 17th – 5-9pm @ Magnolia Park.

It’s that time of the year again!! Save the date for Burbank’s biggest event happening right here in Magnolia Park. Magnolia Blvd. will be closed for 9 blocks from Hollywood Way to Florence St. Event festivties include: Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Free Candy Apples, Car Show, Snow Play area, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Bubble Play area, Character photo ops, Live music, Dance floor, Dance performances, Police, Fire & SWAT vehicles, Community and non-profit booths, Giveaways, Food Trucks, Face painting & Balloon twisters + Shopping at over 50+ stores.

Salvation ArmyFree Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 22nd @ 5:30-8pm. Open Community Dinner. No RSVP/Ticket. 300 E. Angeleno Ave. 818-645-7214.

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City Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 7th @ 6pm @ City Hall

AGENDA  & Key items: Rancho Area Re-Zoning for Apartment/Condo project (814 S. Mariposa). New Agreement with Burbank Hospitality Assoc. T-BID

Opinion: I OPPOSE both items. I ask the Burbank City Council to maintain the current Commercial Zoning for Rancho property @ 814 S. Mariposa & urge adj. Resident’s to pay close attention to this item in view of another possible Re-Zoning request from the owner of Pickwick Gardens to build even more Condos.  Re BHA: While I support the goals of BHA, I believe they deliberatey broke the law when they gave an illegal $50k donation to the Yes on Measure B campaign and in doing so undermined the integrity of our Local Elections re Ballot Measures. IMO, the resulting “slap on the wrist” is not sufficient “punishment” to deter similar behavior in future elections. I urge you NOT to support this item & to hold a Disestablishment Hearing instead. [ Link: Burbank Viewpoints story ]

UPDATE 11/8: Burbank City Council Votes 3-2 (Gabel-Laddy, Frutos, Talamantes) to DENY a Developers requested amendment to the General Plan that would have changed zoning from Rancho Commercial to Low-Density Residential for a 4.7-acre property @ 814 S. Mariposa Street to develop 34 Homes. Public Hearing Video link | Staff Report

City NEWS in Brief (Quick links)

State of the City Video | City Budget Crisis | Public Comment Changes | City Parks Weeds

October Faith-Based Spotlight

October 9, 2017

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Family Month @ South Hills Church

Everyone you know may have differing perspectives on God, Christianity, and the Bible, but one thing most people have in common is a genuine desire to love & lead their families well. We want our romance to last. We want to set our kids up for success. We want to leave our families something other than a laundry list of issues to overcome in therapy. We all want these things. We’re just not always sure how to go about getting them.

Family Month is about setting aside 5-straight weeks to focus on just that. This October we’ll explore ancient wisdom, cautionary tales & best practices together in hopes of learning how to help our families, current or future, be as holistically healthy as possible. What kind of fun can you expect from us?

CEREAL BUFFET / Sunday, October 8
BOUNCE HOUSE & BUBBLES / Sunday, October 15
JERSEY SUNDAY / Sunday, October 22
COSTUMES & CANDY / Sunday, October 29

2 Services & New Series @ Story City Church

Since day one, we have been a church that believes every story matters and no story is too bad, too good, too mad, or too far from God to matter to Him. This past spring and summer, our church had reached the point where our auditorium felt too full for new faces to feel at home. Because of this, we knew it was time to start again and make more room for more stories, which includes yours. Starting this Sunday, October 8th, we are moving to two identical services starting at 10:00am & 11:30am. Both services will have kids ministry for birth through 5th grade. We also begin a brand new series this weekend titled “The Ever Chasing GOD – a Journey through the Book of Jonah”.

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Christianity Introduction @ Emmanuel Church

ALPHA COURSE: ALPHA is a 10 week introductory course into Christianity. Each Sunday evening begins with a free dinner, followed by a thought-provoking video. Participants then break up into small groups for lively discussions. It is a great opportunity to explore life’s difficult questions in a safe, friendly environment. Alpha begins this Sunday evening October 8, 6:30 – 9:00. For more details contact Rick Durrance: rick@emmanuelburbank.org

Reformation 500 series @ Burbank Pres & Calvary Bible Church

Scripture, Faith, Grace, Christ & Glory to God alone.

Fall Festival @ Burbank Pres – Saturday, Oct. 28th @ 5-9pm

Pumpkin Carving, Hay Ride, Jumper, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Picture Book. BYO Pumpkin. Dinner avail. Admission: $5.

Fun Fest @ Calvary Chapel Burbank – Tuesday, Oct. 31st @ 6-9pm

Community outreach with free food, candy, cotton candy, popcorn, inflatables, carnival style games, face painting, prizes. See this Video from previous event.

Gift of Life Banquet @ The Castaways – Thursday, Oct 12 from 6pm.

Crisis Pregnancy Clinic (aka Avenues Pregnancy Clinic) fundraiser feat. keynote address by Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, God’s Not Dead). Live Music, 3-Course Meal, Testimonies.

Happy Columbus Day!

October 9, 2017

OPINION: Glad the Burbank City Council are taking on the “big issues” of the day. We already have Native American Day here in CA (4th Friday of September) that nobody remembers, so IMO the whole “indigenous day” movement is nothing more than an attempt to erase American historical figures & history. President’s Day is next as Washington & Jefferson were slave owners, then the Constitution written by the Founding Fathers. What a waste of Staff’s time. Let us know when you get around to dealing with our $5.7 million projected deficit for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which is expected to climb to $16.6 million by the 2022-23 fiscal year, or our $280 Million Unfunded Pension Liability, or our $260M Deferred Infrastructure needs (Roads etc.). Perhaps you can work on reducing Traffic, Speeding, Property Crime, while weighing in on the negative impacts of the massive iHeartBurbank planned development of nearly 1100 apartments on the old Ikea site & adj. properties. Can’t wait for the next Council meeting when Council members take a knee during the pledge. Happy Columbus Day Sharon, Emily, Will, and thank you Jess & Bob for being the voices of reason. #iLuvBurbank

Update 10/10/17Budget crisis worse than I thought – $10.8M deficit 2018-19 & $27.4M 2022-23, $580M unfunded infrastructure. City considering drastic service cuts, increased taxes & development. 😧

MWD Colorado River Aqueduct Tour

October 7, 2017

Some Photo highlights from our Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Trip to Hoover Dam & Colorado River Aqueduct with Dir. Marsha Ramos. We were joined by a host of BWP employees & Community members as we learned about how & where CA receives about 1/3 of it’s Water. MWD will vote next week on the CA Water Fix – you can learn more about it here. Check back next week for Video highlights. #learningaboutwater #mwdh2o #BurbankH2OPower

FLICKR PHOTO Album | FACEBOOK Photos | YouTube Video (coming)

BHS Vocal Singing Corral BBQ fundraiser

September 27, 2017

Video Highlights (handheld) from Saturday Night’s BHS Vocal Singing Corral BBQ Fundraiser feat. In Sync, Impressions, Out of the Blue, Sound Dogs, Sirens & other Special Performances (incl. Jasmine). Great job everyone…Can’t wait for Night of Magic! Check the iLuvBurbank Facebook page  for Photos. Enjoy!  🎵 🍴 💘 FLICKR Album | FaceBook


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