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Bryan Jones, vicar of St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church, will be holding the first of seven monthly meetings on The Big 7 Questions that every Christian needs to answer for her/himself. The conversation will start with the first question Who is God? On Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Zen Restaurant, 2650 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. All are invited – committed Christians, spiritual but not religious, still seeking, not sure – wherever you are on your journey come share in what will be a very open and casual conversation.

For more information, call Holly Stauffer (818) 326-1115 or email

Mid-Week Programs Begin at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church

The Wednesday night programs for all ages called PEAK (Praise, Education for Adults and Kids) will begin on Jan. 19. A home-cooked dinner is provided each week for a nominal donation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the classes for all ages run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. There are three new classes for adults being offered.

The first class is called “Love and Logic” and will be led by Center for Children Director Pat Chambers. It will be offered for 12 weeks. Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising children that allows adults to be happier, empowered and more skilled in the interactions with children. The Love and Logic techniques produce immediate results because the techniques are simple, practical, and easy to learn.

The second class being offered is called “Foundations for Families” and is for couples and singles in their 20s, 30s and 40s.  The class will be led by a team including Pastor Andy Wilson and will begin by studying the book “Crazy Love.” The third class is a study on the Book of John led by Lee Cook.

All classes are free, nursery care is provided and all ages from Pre-K through junior high have active fellowship groups during the class time from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

For more information contact the church office at (818) 249-6137 or visit online at

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta

La Cañada Presbyterian Church to Present Dueling Pianos Program

Reviving the dueling piano barnstorming days of Ferrante & Teicher,

Nielson & Young and Gold & Fizdale – not to mention the contemporary collaboration of sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque –  Jack Lantz and Kemp Smeal of La Cañada Presbyterian Church will square off at the Steinways on Sunday, Jan. 23 for “Three for Two – Duo Piano Concert.”

The program will be held at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Tickets are $15.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the church office or by calling Lori MacDonald at (626) 794-1522. They will also be sold at the door.

For additional information, visit or call (818) 790-6708.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada