Talcott Offers Lecture


Brian Talcott will present a talk titled, “Responding to God’s Sustaining Love” on Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at First Church of Christ, Scientist, in La Cañada.

The lecture will take a closer look at what is involved with making wise choices and seeking God’s direction to find our place in this world, said Talcott.

A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Talcott travels from his home in Berkeley.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 600 Foothill Blvd., at Woodleigh Lane, in La Cañada.



La Cañada Congregational Church Chancel Choir Concert to Perform


The Chancel Choir of La Cañada Congregational Church will present a program of music by Felix Mendelssohn in a concert May 18 at 4 p.m. The free concert is open to the public.

The program will feature the following music by Mendelssohn: “Hear My Prayer” and ‘O for the Wings of a Dove” choruses from Mendelssohn’s Oratorios and Psalm 42: “As the Heart Pants.”

Soloists will be sopranos Anna O’Connell and April Amante. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Harold Daugherty, with Joseph Klice as accompanist.

A free will offering will be collected to benefit the church’s music program. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall at the church immediately following the concert.

La Cañada Congregational Church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.



‘RAPP’ at CV United Methodist


“Read and Practice Peacemaking,” also known as RAPP, a reading and activism group from Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, will be presenting a powerful, yet to be released film on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

“Cast The First Stone” is produced by Highest Common Denominator, award-winning documentary makers. It shows a drama club in a high security prison in Louisiana as inmates prepare and perform a play on the life of Jesus.

After the filming, Progressive Christians Uniting will be participating in a discussion.

Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church at 2700 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.



Nelson at Center for Spiritual Living


Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta is hosting Janet Grace Nelson on May 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. She will present “Stop Being Puzzled!”, transformation tools to take control of your life now!

Suggested love donation/investment in you is $20.

Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., in La Crescenta.



Tuesday Table Talk 


On Tuesday, June 3, Bethel Church will show the film “The Rookie” (rated G).  In this inspiring true story, Jim Morris strikes an intriguing bargain with the Texas high school baseball team he coaches: If they make the playoffs, he’ll try out for the big leagues.

The video will be preceded by a potluck supper. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m., the presentation starts at 7:15 p.m., followed by dessert and discussion at about 9:15 p.m. Free.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley



Grief Support Series Offered by La Cañada Presbyterian Church


Grief Share is a six-week grief support group offered at La Canada Presbyterian Church that is on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the church library. The support session will be led by Patrice Gibson, a Stephen minister at LCPC, as well as Rev. Beth Palmer and Rev. Susan Wallace Moriarty. It centers on a series of DVDs that address various aspects of grief. Each meeting will also include a group discussion on a daily topic. All are welcome to attend.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. The library is located just to the left of the sanctuary. For further information, visit or call (818) 790-6708.