Notes & Nods

Trunk or Treat at CVUMC

The popular Trunk or Treat event is being held in the parking lot of Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Members of the congregation will be spaced out with their trunks decorated, ready to hand out goodie bags and candy to those who stop by.

CVUMC is located at 2700 Montrose Ave.

Local Food Pantry Available

The Pasture, a food bank that serves the community and is held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Tujunga, is open to the pubic on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Food is given out from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Free to all who are in need! Guests are asked to please wear masks.

The Pasture community food bank is located at 7344 Apperson St. in Tujunga.

This Week at LCIF 

Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. Pastor Scott Peterson will lead worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 with a message titled, “Heart Truth, Not Hard Truth” that continues his sermon series “Stewardship Is Heart Work” at Lutheran Church in the Foothills.

The service will also be live-streamed 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 later in the week.

Sunday school for grades one through four began Oct. 10. Kids meet in the Worship Center at 10 a.m. then head to the Youth Room for a time of play and study.

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.

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

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 Classes at La Crescenta Presbyterian

The community is invited to La Crescenta Presbyterian Church’s weekly Praise and Education for Adults and Kids (PEAK) series. 

Bring the family every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. for a delicious low-cost meal. Then from 6:30-7:30 p.m., choose from a variety of classes for adults and children.

This fall’s adult classes include “Gracious Conversations About God, Ethnicity and the Church,” “The Letter to the Hebrews” and two small groups, one focusing on marriage and the other on parenting.

For more information about the church’s PEAK programming, contact the church at (818) 249-6137.

La Crescenta Presbyterian is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. 

Chanukah Festival Planned

Chabad of the Crescenta Valley will present Chanukah Festival 2021 featuring live entertainment, traditional Chanukah food, crafts, activities and more.

It is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29 at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge.

More information and event details will be released as information becomes available.

Walk and Word Returns

After an 18-month hiatus, Walk and Word returned on Sunday, Oct. 10. At 8 a.m., participants meet in the parking lot at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta/Glendale. They 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.

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.

24-Hour Prayer Event

Lift Up Crescenta Valley is holding its 24-hour prayer event on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 a.m. to Nov. 5 at 6 a.m. (note new date). It will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 2416 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. (Parking is in rear.)

Moderators and prayer warriors are needed to commit. To sign up, visit

The theme this year is the Unity of the Church and the land 

Scripture reference is Ephesians 2:13-16.

Moderators are also needed. Moderators need to commit to a minimum of one hour and Lift Up Crescenta Valley will provide a simple guide outlining what to do. The first column of the sign-up sheet is for the moderators only.

In compliance with the LA County indoor masking requirement, all who are not vaccinated are asked to wear masks. Those who are vaccinated are encouraged to mask, but are welcome to use their own discretion. Social distancing is encouraged.

Anyone who has a fever or cold or flu or a temperature or a cough should stay home.