Notes & Nods


Lutheran Church in the Foothills is helping families in need by collecting supplies needed for the coming school year. The church is assembling kits and donations are appreciated. Those who would like to help can drop off the following items at the church: 70 page spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, crayons (box of 16 or 24 only), and rulers (30 centimeters/12 inches.

LCIF is holding a blood drive in its fellowship hall on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who would like to donate at the blood drive can make an appointment at

LCIF also offers these programs all summer: Bible study groups, knitting and quilting; opportunities to learn live-streaming media production and more! A movie night for families is planned for Sept. 30. All are welcome! Sunday worship service is held at 10 a.m. in person and online.

LCIF Pastor Chuck Bunnell reminds the community that he is available to consult with anyone interested in baptism, confirmation or membership. He is also available for visitation. Anyone with a loved one wanting a pastoral visit at their home or in the hospital should contact the church.

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.


Walk and Word

In August, 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 Aug. 13, 20 & 27. 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.