Notes & Nods


Lutheran Church in the Foothills will begin a four-week program this summer for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible. No prior knowledge is necessary. The Bible study, led by Pastor Rick Hall, will be held on Sundays from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. starting July 24.

LCIF’s Book Club returns on Aug. 21. The club will meet every third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. in the church’s conference room. The club will be reading “The Cooking Gene” by Michael W. Twitty. All are welcome.

Summer worship at LCIF 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.

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 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


‘Twists and Turns’ – a Vacation Bible School at La Crescenta Presbyterian

Join La Crescenta Presbyterian Church for a week of “Twists and Turns,” a Vacation Bible School taking place Monday through Friday, July 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

All children from age 4 to incoming sixth graders are welcome at this week of games, crafts and singing, all focused on the message that “Following Jesus Changes the Game!” 

The cost of this weeklong adventure is per family unit: $50 for 1 child; $85 for two children; $120 for three or more children. T-shirts are included. 

“Twists and Turns” will take place at the La Crescenta Presbyterian campus at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, contact or call 818-249-6137. To register, visit


Summer Adult Christian Education

Confirmation class (aka catechism class) is an educational ministry of the Church for baptized Christians to equip them with the essential principles of Christianity for the purpose of helping them personally affirm the baptismal covenant God made with them, personally confirm their faith in Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, personally identify more deeply with the Christian community, and personally commit to participate more fully in Christian life and mission.

This week’s topic, on July 12, is “Who wrote the Bible?”


Walk and Word

In July, 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 July 9, 16, 23 & 30. 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.