Notes & Nods

C-TEEN Kickoff

Jewish teens from across the greater Crescenta Valley area are invited to take part in a fun-filled night of old-school bowling while enjoying cheese pizza, ice cream floats and snacks. The evening includes a joyous and melodious Havdalah service.

All of this takes place on Saturday night, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. at Montrose Bowl, 2334 Honolulu Ave.

The event is for high school teens (grades nine-12) and free to attend.

This Week at LCIF 

Despite new challenges from the omicron variant, Lutheran Church in the Foothills continues its ministry, including its annual congregational meeting this Sunday, Jan. 30, via Zoom. Meeting details can be found on the church’s website. The meeting will follow worship services conducted by Pastor Chuck Bunnell.

A clothing drive is also underway. Gently used clothing can be dropped off at the church and will be donated to people in need.

All in-person activities at Lutheran Church in the Foothills are temporarily paused to keep everyone safe; however, the 10 a.m. service will continue to be live-streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. Services are also posted to LCIF’s website where they can be viewed anytime. Church groups – including Bible study, knitting and quilting – are back to meeting remotely via Zoom, as was done earlier in the pandemic. The church welcomes anyone in the community to join these groups. Learn about the Bible or learn a new hobby!   

Visit for event details, including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve. For more information or to request/offer help, email, or call (818) 790-1951. The church is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

COVID Testing Available

In response to the widespread omicron strain of COVID-19, La Cañada Presbyterian Church has arranged with Breakthrough Genomics test lab to collect samples and perform confidential COVID-19 PCR saliva direct tests.

Lab personnel will be present outside of the LCPC Fellowship Hall every Friday in January from 9 a.m. to noon to collect saliva samples. The sample collection is non-invasive; all that is required is for participants to spit/dribble into a test tube, which is then sealed, labeled and bagged. Lab personnel will courier the samples to the lab. Results will be provided directly and confidentially to each person late Friday or early Saturday morning. 

There are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing at a testing site. An insured person can get a COVID-19 test when needed by any provider, in or out of their health plan network, at no cost. For those who are uninsured, the government will pay for the test.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Visit to pre-register.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Walk and Word

In January, Walk and Word participants will meet in the parking lot of Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta/Glendale at 8 a.m. on Jan. 30. They will walk for the first hour and then gather to read a selection of Scripture. About a half hour will be spent journaling about what was read and then there will be conversation, sharing thoughts.

Participants are asked to bring something to write with, anything wanted to eat or drink, and a chair to use for the writing part of the morning. Because people will be outdoors and social distancing will be practiced, masks will be optional.

Those with questions can email Jeanne at

All are welcome. If the hike is too strenuous, there are level paths at the park. There are ramps from the parking lot to the field where the group gathers after the hike.