This Week at LCIF

All are invited to Lutheran Church in the Foothills on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. for a time of education for all ages. Family worship time begins at 10 a.m. Pastor Scott Peterson will present the sermon “Camino Life.” Stay for coffee, food and great conversation. All are welcome!

School kits for Lutheran World Relief are being made. They will be sent all over the world. Needed are unsharpened No. 2 pencils, boxes of 16 or 24 crayons, etc. The kits will be put together on Sunday, Sept. 8. The list of needed items are available on the website at

Lutheran Church in the Foothills, the “touchdown” church, is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 790-1951 or visit



‘Creative Bible Journaling’ Class Open to Community

A free class combining faith, fellowship and the visual arts returns to La Crescenta Presbyterian Church this fall. Creative Bible Journaling will be offered on four Wednesday evenings – Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 – as part of the church’s praise and education for adults and kids (PEAK) program.

Each journaling class centers around a spiritual theme, introduced by an instructor. Participants then create their own artwork to express their faith in a highly personal way. All supplies are provided, and no art experience is required. The class attracts a diverse lot, men and women from age 16 into their 80s.

The free one-hour PEAK classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Come early for a delicious and nutritious meal beginning at 5:45 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $3 for adults and $2 for children sixth grade or younger.

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is located at 2902 Montrose Avenue in La Crescenta. For more information, visit or call the church office at (818) 249-6137.



Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) Announces Networking and Open House Event

The Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta is having its first annual networking and open house event on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Business professionals of diverse backgrounds and the general public are invited to this free event hosted by Myrna Perez and Laney Clevenger.

This is an opportunity for business owners to promote their business, connect with other business professionals, receive referrals and gain a variety of opportunities. This is not only for business owners, but also is an opportunity for those who would like to explore what businesses, services, and products are available in their community. In addition, the event will have information available about the Center for Spiritual Living and its events, special events, classes and opportunities and the chance to tour the premises.

All are invited. Light refreshments.

The Center for Spiritual Living-La Crescenta is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., at the corner of Santa Carlotta Ave.



Women’s Nondenominational
Bible Study

Seasons of Life Bible Study has two classes to choose from, Joy of Living and Women of Faith/Max Lucado on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 26 through April 23 at the Community Life/First Baptist Church of La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

If interested, please contact the church at (818) 405-0763 or Lynda Hessick at (818) 640-6022 or

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 11.



Walk and Word

Spend time Sunday mornings discovering Scripture while hiking Deukmejian Park. Participants meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot (3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta) on all but the first Sunday of each month.

Hike for an hour, then journal and share for an hour about a selection of Scripture. All are invited who feel drawn to this alternative spiritual activity under the guidance of CV United Methodist Church lay minister Jeanne Lavieri.

For those interested but unable to hike, several picnic tables with wheelchair access are available.

For more information, contact Lavieri at (818) 383-3137 or email