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December Christmas Holiday Events Calendar

December 2, 2017


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


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.

Village Concert

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.

South Hills Xmas

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


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.



BHS Youth Vocal Arts – Night of Magic

November 15, 2017


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

New Churches – Story City, South Hills, CityLight

August 11, 2016

This summer we’ve been spending some time experiencing what God is doing through some of the newer Church plantings in Burbank. Story City Church, South Hills Church & CityLight Church members have been out-&-about all over town serving their Community – from Backpack Giveaways to Flash Gas Buys, Random Acts of Kindness, Encouragement Cards, Free Coffee/Donuts & Water at City Events & much more… Burbank has been saturated with God’s People demonstrating His Love & Generosity in a powerful way. All 3 Churches have hosted Family Movie Nights we’ve attended and we’ve had the chance to visit-worship-fellowship with 2/3 Churches so far, as well as listen/watch several sermons online. Here’s a brief summary of these Churches for those looking to experience a vibrant Jesus centered Faith-Community.


Story City Church – Pastor Matt Lawson. (818) 823-3955
Meets @ The Colony Theatre Sundays @ 10:30am.
Service length = 75 min. Childcare. Refreshments.
Worship Style – Contemporary current (Hillsong etc.)
Ministries – Midweek Community Groups.
Current Sermon Series – The Art of Neighboring!
Links: Website | FaceBook | Media


South Hills Church – Pastor Dave Stewart. (818) 934-1029
Meets @ 222 S Victory Blvd, Burbank @ 9am & 10:45am.
Service length = 75 min. Childcare. Refreshments.
Worship Style – Contemporary current (Hillsong etc.)
Ministries – Midweek Growth Groups. Remnant Youth.
Current Sermon Series – SHARE. Campaign: Love-The-818.
Links: Website | FaceBook | Media


CityLight Baptist Church – Pastor Nick Reed. (818) 736-5556
Meets @ Burbank Adult School Sundays @ 9am & 11am.
Service length = 90 min? Childcare. Refreshments.
Worship Style – Unknown.
Ministries – Midweek Life Groups. Singles. Youth (Wed).
Current Sermon Series – Culture or Bible?
Links: Website | FaceBook | Media

Up-Coming Events Calendar
# South Hills Church
Sun 8/14 @ 12pm – Burbank Police & Fire Appreciation BBQ
Wed 8/31 @ 6.46pm – Remnant Youth Ministry Launch
# Story City Church
Sun 8/21 @ 10:30am – Official Colony Theatre Launch w/FoodTruck.
# Burbank Pres
Sat 8/27 @ 1-4pm – Open House w/Pastor Ross Talks, Food, Games.


Independence Day 2016 – GOD Bless America!

July 4, 2016


Start your 4th Of July right with this inspiring Independence Day message from Pastor Ross Purdy. Happy Birthday USA! ‪#‎GodBlessAmerica‬



Family Promise National Conf. – Karen Olson

May 25, 2016


Family Promise held it’s 2016 National Conference @ the Long Beach Hyatt Regency last month. Our local affiliate (FPV) was well represented with Albert Hernandez, JP O’Connor, Sandy Thompson, as well as West Pres. Pastor Paul Clairville presiding over Sunday’s Inter-Faith Service. The conference closed with founder Karen Olson’s Farewell Retirement Speech & a moving Tribute. Thank You Karen for your inspirational life of service!  Links: FLICKR Photo Album | FACEBOOK Photo Album



Easter Service @ Burbank Pres – He Is Risen!

March 30, 2016


Sister Regina Palamara Diamond Jubilee

February 19, 2016


What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than attending the Diamond Jubilee celebration honoring Sister Regina Palamara @ St. Finbars. The event was MC’ed by former Mayor Marsha Ramos. In attendance were Rev. Albert Bahhuth & Rev. Francis Mendoza who gave the Invocation, Boy Scout Troop 219 who delivered the Flag Salute, Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos who presented Sister Regina with a plague in recognition of her 60 years of service to the community as a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart (aka “Cabrini Sisters”), and the Key to the City of Burbank! St. Finbar School Principal Michael Marasco, Former Student & KTLA News Anchor Cher Calvin, Cabrini Sisters & Family Members all joined Marsha in sharing stories of Regina’s impact. Also attending the Luncheon were Laura Frutos, Vice-Mayor Jess Talamantes & former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino. Food was served by The Knights of Columbus incl. Marsha’s husband Dave, Dad and community servant Juan Guillen, to name just a few. Sister Regina has been a great supporter of Family Promise and you can enjoy some past PHOTO Memories here & a few IOS snaps from Sunday’s event here. * Ext. LINKS – Story



Merry Christmas Burbank (2015)!

December 23, 2015

LINKS: Bethlehem Village FLICKR Photo Album | Facebook | Christmas Eve


Rockin’ for Burbank Pres – Youth fundraiser

June 15, 2015

First Presbyterian Church of Burbank & Neighborhood Rock School Rockin’ For First Presbyterian – a Youth Camp Fundraiser. It was an evening of fun, food, fellowship and great music performed by some of the most talented Youth in Burbank. Live Bands & Vocal Ensembles + Special appearance from Neighborhood Rock School House Bands. Thanks for all of you who came out to support our Youth and Don & Tiffany DeSimone @ NRS. FaceBook Event page


Happy Thanksgiving Burbank!

November 26, 2014


Wonderful message from Pastor Ross Purdy @ Burbank Pres to prepare our hearts for this Season of Giving.  Title: “Jesus Christ the King”. Text: Matthew 25: 31-46. Incl. Worship Team “Mighty To Save”. Join us every Sunday @ 9:15am (Traditional service w/Choir) & 11:15am (Contemporary w/Band). Links: BurbankPres.orgSermon MP3 | Lord’s Kitchen | Local Missions Ext Links: Family Promise | BTAC | Family Services | Calvary Chapel Relief


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