South Hills Church hosted a wonderful BBQ honoring our Police & Firefighters at their Burbank Campus this past Sunday following their 10.45am Service. The BBQ was a culmination of their Love-The-818 campaign that included helping BUSD Teachers @ various school sites set-up their classrooms and providing Teacher lunches, helping BHC pack 100’s of free backpacks for kids who need them, BTAC undergarment drive, cleaning up Chandler Bikeway & serving at the LA Dream Center projects. In attendance were Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes (ret. Fireman), his Mom & son Scott; Councilman Bob Frutos (ret. Police); BPD Police Chief Scott LaChasse & Dep. Chief Michael Albanese; and Police & Fire personnel from Orange Groove & Verdugo Fire Stations. It was an honor to serve the men & woman who keep us safe everyday! I also had the chance to chat to the Mayor about a number of topics including various aspects of Police & Fire Dept. operations (recruiting, sro’s), as well as the upcoming Airport Terminal vote. Thank You Pastor Dave Stewart and South Hills Burbank for spreading the love of Jesus throughout our community.
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.
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.
John Muir Middle School Boosters & Yours Truly are providing FREE HD 1920×1280 Pics from the 2016 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony via FaceBook & FLICKR. These are great for sharing with family & friends on social media & small (4×6/5×7) Prints. Here’s the LINKS:
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I had the privilege of joining Governor Pete Wilson, Councilman Bob Frutos & a host of business leaders for Cocktails & Conversation with U.S. Senate Candidate Duf Sundheim at the beautiful Beverly Hills home of Eric George. After a few words from the Governor & former DA Steve Cooley, Duf shared his background & vision for the State & Country, covering job creation, education & health care, public safety & national security, water & the importance of stopping sanctuary city enabler Kamala Harris from being elected. Harris’ politicization of the Office of AG, unlawful search/seizure of Planned Parenthood videos & failure to defend the will of majority of CA Voters on Prop 8, are just some of the reasons Christian conservatives & constitution loving Americans should look elsewhere this July.
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
Wonderful re-creation of The Last Supper last night as we reflected on Jesus Betrayal, his Suffering and Death on the Cross. The Good News is Sunday is Coming! We invite you to join us as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ @ First Presbyterian Church of Burbank @ 9:15am (Traditional service) & 11:15am (Contemporary service). Happy Easter!