All Souls Lantern Festival
St. George’s Episcopal Church presents its annual All Souls Lantern Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the church patio. The event sets aside time for folks to remember people in their lives who have died, and to acknowledge people from the past who have held an important memory in their lives. The service joins the traditions of the ancient Celtic remembrance of All Souls with the Japanese custom of “TOrOnagashi” (floating lanterns).     Those who wish to participate may arrive early to bring photos of people they wish to honor so that they can be placed next to lit candles on the lawn.     For more information, call (818) 790-3323, or email

St. George’s Episcopal Church is located at 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

Tuesday Table Talk  
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Bethel Church in Sun Valley will offer a screening of the film “Facing the Giants.” This inspirational drama combines faith and football in the tale of high school coach Grant Taylor, who faces a losing team, a fading marriage and the possibility of being fired, but puts his life in God’s hands and, in doing so, rises above failure to create a winning spirit on the field.

The presentation will be preceded by a potluck supper.

The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation starts at 7:15 p.m. followed by dessert and discussion at about 9:15 p.m.

This is a free event.
Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley

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.

For further information, phone the center’s office at (818) 249-1045. The center is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta.

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.

Coffee is at 8:45 a.m. and teaching begins promptly at 9 a.m. When the teaching concludes a little before 10, there are break out groups that meet until 10:30 a.m. The auditorium will also be open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for quiet prayer, reflection or study.

All are welcome.

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.