Holiday Boutique at St. Luke’s
St. Luke’s of the Mountains is hosting its popular annual Holiday Gift Boutique on Friday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be beautiful hand-crafted items from local artisans and craft people will be on display.

Perfect in time for holiday gift giving. Come by for hot cider and a little shopping!

For more information, contact Holly Stauffer at (818) 248-3639 or

St. Luke’s of the Mountains, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Crescenta Valley Community Church presents Lift – A Thanksgiving Benefit Concert for Needy Families on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. with special guest Johnny Strat. All are welcome to join the congregation in a night of helping the needy while having fun, and enjoy great music by John Mayer, U2, Stevie Wonder, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Switchfoot and others. Come and bring your family and friends – there are refreshments and free childcare for kids under 5!

Just before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get together to enjoy music and help lift others up. Enjoy the concert and bring bags of food with canned (no glass, please!) fruits, vegetables and meats, chunky soups, pasta and sauces, pancake mixes and other non-perishable foods as well as toiletry items to benefit Sue’s Garden, a charity that is helping numerous families that have been hit by the hard times in our very own community. More info is available at

Crescenta Valley Community Church, 4001 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta (at the corner of Piedmont between Montrose and Honolulu).

New Prosperity Class
Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta continues its four-week prosperity class that began on Monday, Nov. 7. The class is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All are invited to join with us as we explore Biblical promises. This is a fun way to experience more joy, happiness, love, peace, prosperity and freedom. The class is based on scripture and the book, “How to Have Unexpected Income” by John Wolcott Adams.

Returning to faith-based truths is a must in these uncertain times. The class will be facilitated by Rev. Steven Van Meter and Rev. Beverly Craig. To register, please call the Center’s office at (818) 249-1045.

Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta

St. Luke’s Anglican Church Prepares for Christmas Projects
St. Luke’s Anglican Church is preparing for a number of upcoming Christmas ministry projects to benefit children, give thanks to military soldiers and support young mothers-to-be, among other annual Christmas projects.

St. Luke’s will participate in Operation Christmas Child, which provides Christmas boxes filled with children’s toys, socks, shoes, T-shirts, school supplies and toiletries to children all over the world. This ministry specifically reaches children who would not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.  It is run by Samaritan’s Purse and Franklin Graham, evangelist Billy Graham’s son.

Last year, St. Luke’s donated 128 boxes and this year hopes to donate 200 boxes. The community is encouraged to participate by attending St. Luke’s 10:15 am family service on Nov. 13 to make either a monetary or shoe box donation. Donations should be given to ministry leader Kelly Ralston. Shoe box donations can include such items as toys, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, school supplies, socks, shoes and T-shirts.

St. Luke’s Anglican services are held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale. For more information, check the website or contact Parish Administrator Kay Wisdom at (818) 249-5100 or

Free Electronic Waste Recycling
First Baptist Church La Crescenta is hosting its fifth free electronic waste collection event on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Electronic devices that can be collected include TVs, phones, tape players, copiers, household batteries, computers, monitors, printers, cords and other computer hardware. It will be safely and legally recycled by E-waste Center, Inc.

Please bring items to church parking lot. Call the church office at (818) 249-5832 or Nancy Jacobson at (818) 249-1603 with questions.

First Baptist Church La Crescenta, 4441 La Crescenta Ave.