Lutheran Church in the Foothills

Lutheran Church in the Foothills is betting on a win-win for the Super Bowl. Put your money in a soup pot for the team you think will win and all the money goes to charity. The yearly tradition at LCIF, known as the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11 beginning at 10 a.m. It’s a way for people to celebrate the big game and support their favorite team – all while helping to alleviate hunger and poverty in local communities. The money collected will be forwarded to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California.

LCIF will be holding a potluck and congregational meeting on Sunday, Feb. 4 following regular worship with Pastor Rick Hall. All are invited to bring a dish to share, enjoy the company of others, and learn more about LCIF. Sandwiches, salads and desserts are always appreciated.

Sunday worship with Pastor Rick Hall continues to include programming for young children. Children’s Church is offered during 10 a.m. worship. Families should meet in the church’s sanctuary. After a message for the children from Pastor Hall, the kids head to the Youth Room for games, crafts and study.

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 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Free Parenting Course Continues at La Crescenta Presbyterian

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to a free six-week course on “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church began on Wednesday, Jan. 17. 

Practical skills will be taught for raising kids from toddlers to high schoolers. Participants will laugh at the common struggles that all parents face and may find the courage to try something new with their children or grandchildren.

Facilitated by Pat Chambers, director of the Center for Children at La Crescenta Presbyterian, the class will take place from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings to Feb. 28 at the church campus at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. The class will not meet on Feb. 14.

Sign up for the “Love and Logic” class at

The course is part of La Crescenta Presbyterian’s Praise and Education for Adults and Kids (PEAK) program, which also offers free child care for infants and toddlers; classes for children from pre-school to sixth grade; and Abide, a safe and welcoming environment for middle school and high school students.

All programs begin at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and the community is invited to come early for a nutritious and delicious meal for the whole family, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for kids. 

For more information, visit or call (818) 249-6137.


Mt. Olive Offers Community Luncheon, Breakfast Bible Study

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church reminds the public that it hosts a community luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month through May. There is “wonderful food and amazing entertainment.” Cost is just $5. All are invited.

Mt. Olive is located at 3561 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.


Friendship Weekend 

Bethel Church in Sun Valley is hosting special events for the whole community the weekend of Feb. 10-11. On Feb. 10, there will be a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. showing of the movie “A Million Miles Away” (rated PG) about the inspiring real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández. It tells the story of Hernández who embarks on a decades-long journey from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico to become an astronaut in the International Space Station. Activities for younger kids will be provided during the movie. Dessert follows at 8:30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Feb. 11 Christian worship is at 10 a.m. (Sunday school and nursery care are provided) followed by a light lunch. Everyone is invited!

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley


All Invited to Support Group

Around the Rainbow, a support group for families of LGBTQIA individuals, meets monthly on the first and third Tuesday nights (note the new days) at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose in room 24: church narthex. Gathering is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is from 7-8 p.m. 

For more information, contact Jo Ann Stupakis at


Walk and Word

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 Feb 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Participants 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.