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Playwright Jonathan Rand Collaborates With GAA
Drama Department

Although Adventist schools are known for their music programs, Glendale Adventist Academy (GAA) is about to set itself apart from the rest. This May, GAA will perform an original play in the virtual landscape in collaboration with playwright Jonathan Rand.

The school has performed several plays written by Rand, such as Check Please, a trilogy about blind dates that go bad and the number one play performed in all high schools across the U.S. In 2012, Rand even visited GAA himself to watch one of the school’s performances.

“When he emailed me saying he would like to come, I thought it was a joke,” recalled Matthew Payne, GAA Drama Department director. “I was just... Continue reading >>

Church Receives Large Face Mask Donation and Pays It Forward

What would you do if you suddenly had 60,000 face masks in your possession? For Paul Cho, pastor at Chino Valley Chinese church, the answer was simple: give them away!

Earlier this year, Cho received a call from Tarsha Cen, who, along with her family, had recently begun attending Chino Valley Chinese church, to ask if he wanted face masks.

“I just wanted to help people,” said Cen, who also shared masks with her friends and family and donated masks to Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina.

“I was so thankful when she called me; it was the right timing,” Cho shared. “When we visit church and community members to pray for them, I always bring a box of face masks. Face masks and food are the most needed.”

Cho ensured that the blessing of these face masks would...

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🎵 May 5 Glendale Noon Concerts. 12:10 p.m. Join for a dual recital from violinist Ken Also and pianist Valeria Morgovskaya. The concert is available to view on Glendale City church Facebook or YouTube. For more information: click here.

🎭 May 8 – GAA Drama Department Virtual Play. 8 p.m. GAA drama students have been working with playwright Jonathan Rand for months on an original play that will be premiering virtually this Saturday night. Click here to watch!

🙏 May 14 – Student Baptisms at the Beach. 5-7 p.m. Info:

May 16-23 • THRIVE: One House Living Room Sessions 2021

Tune in online for a week of worship, sharing and growing in the area of mental health. Themed “THRIVE,” this year's event will focus on mental and emotional wellness. With practical presentations from L.A. County's Department of Mental Health, inspirational messages each day and meaningful partnerships with churches across our conference, the event will be one you don't want to miss.

For more information, visit the event landing page at

🎨 May 16 – Creative Cure: Art in the Age of COVID. The newly formed Adventist Society for the Arts (ASA), is hosting an art/photography show titled, "Creative Cure: Art in the Age of COVID." This year's event will be virtual for the first time. Learn more:

❤️ May 22 – Healthy Relationships Workshop. 3 p.m. Join Compton Community church for this family life ministries virtual event. Speaker: Pastor John Trusty. Live on Compton Community church Facebook and website. 

📱 Tuesdays @ 1 p.m. – SCC Digital Ministry Support Network Livestreamed Training. Join us every Tuesday at for a short, practical 30-minute training on digital ministry tools and concepts. Find an archive of the recent videos on YouTube here or on our website here.

☕️ Tuesdays @ 4 p.m. – Tuesday T-Time. Join SYYA director Iki Taimi as he sits down to chat about life and ministry with a different special guest each week. Watch here.

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Volunteers Needed: God's Closet – Tujunga is looking for ministry-minded church members who would like to be part of an exciting ministry. God's Closet is a non-profit community service of the NAD and this local chapter is at the Sunland-Tujunga church. We accept donations of gently used children's clothes, baby beddings and shoes for newborn-teens. We are especially needy of teen clothes, sizes 10 to 16, boys and girls. We are also taking donations for diapers of all sizes, but especially size 6, diaper wipes, new socks, underwear and shoes for children. These items are for our quarterly free shop day event, where parents come and shop to clothe their children. If you know any vendors of new children's clothes, shoes, socks and underwear who would like to donate to this worthy cause, please feel free to call / text Lily Cirstoiu for more information at (818) 521-2483 or email at

Hospice Positions Needed in Southern CA: 
  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR(S) – Seeking a Hospice Medical Director to join a team of hospice professionals who make a difference to patients and their families who are coping with end of life illness in the Los Angeles area and Orange County.
  • Hospice RN(s) – Experienced hospice registered nurses needed for a DPCS position as well as a number of case manager positions in LA and Orange County. Must have hospice experience.  
  • Social Worker(s)/MSW(s) – needed for Los Angeles and Orange County for a fast growing new hospice. Must be experienced.
  • CHHAS-Certified Home Health Aides are needed for helping with the ADL’s for hospice patients in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • LVNS – Full-time and Part-time as well as LVN Runners for On-call shifts are needed for LA and Orange Country.
  • Spiritual Care Chaplains – Per Diem Chaplains prefer SDA and some hospice experience but will train the right chaplains.   
Please email resume and contact information to: Looking to fill these positions ASAP for a new hospice. Be a team player and SDA and/or military experience preferred. Competitive salaries and bilingual preferred.


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