Notes & Nods

Lutheran Church in the Foothills

Calling all spring cleaners: Lutheran Church in the Foothills is seeking volunteers for its upcoming church “workday.” LCIF’s workday will be held in March, but on Sunday, Feb. 25 is an opportunity for volunteers to scope out the campus in search of projects of their liking. In addition to cleaning, sorting and gardening, larger projects will be undertaken as well including the installation of a new drinking fountain with a fill station, concrete repair and painting.

Volunteers can take part in a walk-through of potential projects this Sunday following the 10 a.m. worship service. The actual workday will take place on March 9th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will include lunch.

Additionally, LCIF reminds the community that Pastor Rick Hall continues to hold his Thursday prayer breakfasts at the McDonald’s in La Cañada. Grab breakfast and head to the rear dining area at 9 a.m. on Thursdays for food, fellowship and prayer.

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.


Rummage Sale at La Crescenta Presbyterian

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is having a rummage sale that includes clothes, housewares, books, toys and other gently used treasures. The rummage sale is on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.

Proceeds will benefit a youth mission trip to Arizona where middle and high school students will work on much-needed maintenance projects at Vah Ki Presbyterian Church, which serves the surrounding Gila River Indian Community.

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.


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. 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.