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Blood Drive

On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring a blood drive benefiting the Red Cross. All folks who are eligible to give blood are encouraged to give.

To set up an appointment, contact the church office at (818) 249-6137 or by email at

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

CVUMC Presents The Animated Gospel

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church launches its fall season with a series of messages that engage Jesus via the delightful stories of animated movies. Let us share with you our recently upgraded sound and video system!

Sundays at 10 a.m.

CV United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Montrose

Tuesday Table Talk

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Bethel Church will offer a showing of another episode from the video “Planet Earth” preceded by a potluck supper.  The potluck starts at 6:30 PM; the video starts at 7:15 followed by dessert and discussion at about 8:15.  This Emmy-winning BBC series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet’s most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments. Free.

For more information, call (818) 767-4488.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley

Wednesday PEAK Program Continues

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church Wednesday night PEAK (Praise, Education for Adults and Kids) continues. 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 through Nov. 16.

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

St. Bede Offers Parent Education Classes

Classes for parents and their pre-school children continue 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 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.

First Baptist Church at La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave.

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