This Week at LCIF

All are invited to Lutheran Church in the Foothills on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. for a time of education for all ages. Family worship begins at 10 a.m. This week Pastor Scott Peterson will lead us with a sermon titled “Defibrillator Days.” After the service, all are invited to the Fellowship Hall for a time of refreshments and conversations. This week the ministry of Lutheran Social Services will be supported during coffee fellowship time.

Make plans now to join Lutheran Church in the Foothills for a Thanksgiving potluck on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to bring any dish and come to the Fellowship Hall for a potluck-style dinner. Test a recipe for the big day or bring an old favorite! Contact Stephen at (818) 790-1951 for more information, especially those who would like to bring a turkey!

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



LEGO Challenge at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church

LEGO lovers of all ages are invited to an inter-generational LEGO challenge at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening will begin with a free meal then teams composed of children, youth and adults will work together to create a Lego Bible scene. Each creation will be showcased over some dessert.

All are invited to participate in this festive event. There is no charge, but RSVPs are appreciated. Those who would like to take part are invited to RSVP to by Nov. 11.

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



Operation Christmas Child

In November sites in the Crescenta Valley area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Empty shoeboxes will be filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items and given to Samaritan’s Purse for delivery. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have received.

Collections can be made at Community Life Church, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. on Nov. 18 from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 19-23 from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. and Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Village Christian Schools, 8930 Village Ave. in Sun Valley from Nov. 18-22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon and Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



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