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In the Neighborhood

PazNaz is proud to host a number of services, groups, and opportunities for connection to you. Please scroll down to learn more about:

Sunrise Preschool, Counceling, Athletics, Cub Scouts,

Boy Scouts, and The American Heritage Girls


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Thank you for your interest in Sunrise Preschool


For more enrollment information please call to schedule a tour appointment.


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Counselor Joe Whitcomb


Please contact the counseling office to find out the rates and fees for all services.

* M.A. Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, Pepperdine University

* B.S. Psychology, University of Maryland

* MBA Business Administration

* B.S. Organizational Management

* Post Graduate Certification:

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Alliant University, Los Angeles and San Diego

Executive Coaching - Emotional Intelligence/Peak Performance, College of Executive Coaching, Santa Barbara

Dynamic Marriage Facilitator Training, Family Dynamics, Inc.

Biblical Counseling, Discipleship, and Christian Relationship Coaching, Northwest Bible College, Saint Paul, MN

PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Counseling, Fuller Seminary

Presently enrolled in a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy/Ministry with Amridge University (Formerly Southern Christian University)

Joe Whitcomb will be available to assist with marriage and couple's counseling, anger management, pre-marital counseling, and other subjects. In dealing with couples, Joe uses a research-supported, attachment-based approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy. This approach can create major, long-lasting changes in just 12 to 24 sessions. When working with individuals, Joe uses an eclectic approach but primarily focus on emotions, relationships, attachments, patterns of thought, and habits of action, which focus on the meaning we put to important life events.

Here are the areas of counseling offered:

* Couples Counseling (communication, connection, dependency, codependency and more)

* Pre-Marital (Prepare & Enrich Program)

* Marital (marriage issues; conflict resolution and more)

* Divorce, Separation & Recovery

* Adjustment Issues

* Anger Management

* Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Stress Management

* Bereavement and Loss

* Blended Families

* Coaching (executive and personal coaching)

* Depression

* Improving Honesty

* Interpersonal and Work Relating Problems

* Men's Issues (anxiety, relationships, balance, self esteem, sexual addiction, pornography)

* Parenting (adjustment issues, skill)

* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

* Relationship Counseling (with God, others, and self)

* Spiritual Growth

* Student/Academic Counseling

Joe also teaches, speaks, and facilitates on eight topics and three different 8-week courses:

* Dynamic Marriage - An interactive 8-week marriage enrichment course,

* DNA of Relationships - An 8 week relationship building course for both married couples

and individuals.

* Anger Management Support Group Topics include:

Couple and Marriage Issues, Conflict Resolution (How to Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen)

Love and Respect

Blended and Step Families

How to Create Safe Haven Relationships

Anger and Depression

Home Strategies for School Success (Parenting School Age Children on Homework Strategies)


Relationship Building



Providing high quality sports and recreational activities with a goal above the game.


Men's Open Gym Basketball

Mondays- 7:30-10:00 pm, ages 16-35

Contact: Astor Ylanguezian, 818.383.6286

Tuesdays at 5:00 pm (ages 30 and older)

and Fridays at 7:00 am (ages 18 and older)

Contact: Chuck Young, 626.254.9881

Adult Indoor Soccer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-10:00 pm

Contact: Eddie Keshishian, 818.335.2700

Let’s dream together. If there are other sports or recreational activities that you would like to help lead, contact the church office at 626.351.9631.


For More Information:

Dave Coates at 626.303.2181 or

Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

The Cub Scout Program is open to all boys in grades 1-5.

The cost is $130 a year, plus uniform and some activity expenses – Financial Assistance is available. To join they should contact Dave or Tiffany Coates.


For More Information:

Mark Knapp at 626.398.7025

Donna Bignell at 626.445.5005

Boy Scout Troop 21, chartered by the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena for over 50 years, is an extremely active and exciting troop. The troop is advancement-oriented, focusing on scouting skills and outdoor activities with a high advancement rate and a high percentage of boys who become Eagle Scouts. Troop 21 takes the Scout Oath seriously, especially the Duty to God. These boys learn to orient their maps with a compass, and find direction for their lives with the moral compass of God's Word, the Bible.

Boys 11-18 are welcome to join.

They meet every Monday evening 7:00-8:30 pm

in the Meguiar Youth Center (Room 134, Lower Gilmore Hall).


For More Information:

Jeanne Wurm


AHG Oath: "I promise to love God, cherish my family, honor my country and serve in my community."

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting program for girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The AHG program seeks to develop the whole child – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Girls earn badges doing age-appropriate activities in diverse areas of interest such as Outdoor Skills, Family Living, and Science and Technology. Additional activities include camping, community service, patriotic salutes, and father-daughter events. AHG also stresses the importance of service to the community through several projects including participating in the annual Make a Difference Day.