Wednesday PEAK Program Begins in September
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church Wednesday night PEAK (Praise, Education for Adults and Kids) begins Sept. 7. There is a dinner offered from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and classes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The dinner costs $3 for adults, $2 for children or $10 for an entire family. Classes are offered for all ages from age 2 through junior high. Nursery care is provided. This fall for adults there will be three classes offered.
Lee Cook will lead a class called “Back to the Future Church: Ancient Faith, Future Mission.” This new class will address the rapid changes that are going on in society – changes both apparent and some much more subtle. Many notice changing attitudes toward worship styles and dress, but most do not notice the more radical changes such as a move away from denominational affiliation, the move away from the “professional” clergy and a closing gap between Protestants, Catholics and Orthodox Christians. While there are many prognosticators, no one really knows what the church will look like in 20-30 years. The last time the church saw upheaval of this magnitude was during the Protestant Reformation.
Back to the Future Church will focus on the Book of Acts and how the Apostles dealt with challenges similar to the ones we face today. This class will run every Wednesday from Sept. 7 through Nov. 16.
For more information, contact the church office at (818) 249-6137 or online at www.lcpc.net.
St. Bede Offers Parent Education Classes
Classes for parents and their pre-school children begin Sept 7 at St. Bede Parish. The program features side-by-side learning with an emphasis on faith and values incorporated into storytelling, music and art. Parents participate in discussion groups to explore Christian values and good parenting techniques.
Classes are conducted by Jo Ann Gantus, parent educator and certified life coach.
For information, contact Jo Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 599-5261.
All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Hall Annex.
St. Bede Parish, 215 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge
Bible Study for Women at First Baptist
First Baptist Church at La Crescenta is offering a Bible study for women in the community. Seasons of Life is a nondenominational study for women of all ages. Three classes that include Joy of Living, Women of Faith and Beth Moore’s Jesus, the One and Only will begin Sept. 29. Seasons of Life meets each Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Child care is available. To pick up a registration form, stop by the church office or call (818) 249-5832. Deadline for registration is Sept. 14.
First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta
New Prayer Service at St. Bede
St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church has started a new daily evening prayer service, Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. in the chapel. The service will include vespers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the rosary. All are welcome to attend.
St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge
St. Bede Hosts Grief Support Group
Dr. Gloria Lee, licensed marriage and family therapist and leader of the “Good Grief” program at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, will conduct a six-week program for those who have lost a loved one through death.
The group meetings begin Thursday, Sept. 15 and continue through Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The series includes information on the grieving process and an opportunity to share with others in small groups. Topics include “The Tasks and Process of Grieving,” “What is Good Grief vs. Bad Grief,” “Coping with Loneliness and Depression,” “Stress Management, Learning to Live Alone,” and “Re-emerging into Life with Hope and Purpose.”
“Good Grief” is part of the bereavement/funeral ministry at St. Bede. To pre-register or for additional information, call (818) 949-4300. Participants are asked to bring a small photo of their loved one to the first session.
St. Bede’s also offers a monthly support group, “Beyond Good Grief,” which meets the third Wednesday of every month in the Parish Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
St. Bede’s Parish Center, 215 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada