Internationally Acclaimed Organist to Perform at St. Bede
Weicheng Zhao, a noted internationally acclaimed organist and winner of the first prize and the audience prize in the Sixth Miami International Organ Competition, will perform at a special organ recital on the newly voiced Lautkoff organ on Saturday evening, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church. The talented organist will feature music from Bach, Liszt, Bao, Walter and Dupre.

The concert is free but a free will donation would be welcome.

St. Bede’s, 215 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

St. Bede Hosts Grief Support Group
Dr. Gloria Lee, licensed marriage and family therapist and leader of the “Good Grief” program at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, is conducting a program for those who have lost a loved one through death.

The group meetings continue through Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The series includes information on the grieving process and an opportunity to share with others in small groups.

“Good Grief” is part of the bereavement/funeral ministry at St. Bede. To pre-register or for additional information, call (818)-949-4300. Participants are asked to bring a small photo of their loved one to the first session.

St. Bede’s also offers a monthly support group, “Beyond Good Grief,” which meets the third Wednesday of every month in the Parish Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

St. Bede’s Parish Center, 215 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

Calling All Crafters!
The La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living is having a craft and treasures faire on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is $20; a table, if needed, is $5.

If you have collectible treasures to sell (not rummage sale items), or have wonderful crafts of any kind to sell, call the church office to reserve your space.

Reserve space by Oct. 28.

For further information, phone the center’s office at (818) 249-1045.

The center is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

St. Bede’s Prepares for Birthday
St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge celebrates its 61st birthday with a musical concert presented by entertainer/singer/ comedian Robert Hanley and a 17-piece orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The St. Bede’s birthday celebration, held outdoors on the church/school grounds, will also feature a barbecue dinner, dancing, children’s games and rides, silent auction and raffle prizes.

Advance tickets for menu selections vary from $5 to $20, and reserved dinner tables of 10 are $325. There is additional pricing for activities. Prices increase 25% on the day of the event.

Order tickets now by calling (818) 949-4323.

St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge

Women’s Bible Study at Montrose Church
The Women’s Bible Study at Montrose Church meets on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. until Friday, Nov. 16 when they break for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This year they will be studying Romans focusing on chapters 1-4. To get an overview of the reading plan, visit and click on MontroseYou, then scroll down and click on Grow 203: Bible Study, Romans to see the weekly schedule.

Each week, coffee is at 8:45 a.m. and teaching begins promptly at 9 a.m. When the teaching concludes a little before 10 a.m., there are break out groups that meet until 10:30 a.m. These groups range from spontaneous discussions to in-depth study of the week’s passage. The auditorium will also be open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for quiet prayer, reflection or study.

All are welcome to can join in on Fridays this fall.

The Red Door at St. George’s
St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada formed a new support group called The Red Door: Exploring Spirituality of the 12 Steps. The group meets in the parish hall on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All of the conversations will take place over a light supper.

The Red Door was created to assist those in recovery from addictions to better understand the spiritual relationship towards wholeness, which is inherent in the 12-step program. The Red Door is not about conversion or as a means to recruit new church members, but hopes to tackle questions and doubt in a safe, hospitable atmosphere of mutual support and trust.

Questions can be directed to the Rev. Anthony Keller, deacon on staff at St. George’s church, by calling (818) 790-3323 or via email

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 808 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada.