Notes & Nods

Grief Recovery Seminar

“Grieving is not a weakness, for it is normal,” said the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzolglou. “And there is no timing that one can set when grief may be over; often, we don’t get over it, we learn to manage it.”

The Rev. Dr. Hintzolglou is leading a six-week seminar on coping with grief. The series began on Sept. 15 and is held Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Community Life Church, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

It is free and open to all.

Anyone with questions can call (818) 249-5832.


This Week at LCIF

Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Pastor Scott Peterson will lead worship with a message titled “Living It Right” from his sermon series on “Right-eousness.” The service will also be live-streamed at 10 a.m. on the church’s YouTube channel. For those unable to attend or watch live, the videos will be available on the website, Facebook page and YouTube channel after 11 a.m.

Visit the church’s website at for details on all of the events happening including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve.

The church is collecting non-perishable food and clean, gently used clothing to distribute to local people in need. Please bring the items to the church office lobby during office hours.

The church office is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and is generally open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the office via email at or call (818) 790-1951 for details, information, offering help or requesting help.


Fall Kickoff Events at La Crescenta Presbyterian

On Sunday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the community is invited to give the gift of life at a Red Cross Blood Drive on the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church campus. Every donation of blood is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries.

For more information on any of these events and service opportunities, contact the church at (818) 249-6137. La Crescenta Presbyterian is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta.


Women’s Nondenominational Bible Study

Seasons of Life Bible Study offers two classes to choose from: Joy of Living will be studying the books of Isaiah and 2 Corinthians. Women of Faith will be doing book studies, “Life Lessons from 1, 2, & 3 John and Jude” by Max Lucado and “The Power of Transforming Prayer” by Oswald Sanders on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 23 through April 14 at the Community Life/First Baptist Church of La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

If interested, contact Lynda Hessick at (818) 640-6022 or


Walk and Word

Walk and Word on Sunday mornings, a time to discover Scripture while hiking Deukmejian Park, is on hiatus until further notice.

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