Notes & Nods

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 Joseph Castañeda Carrera from the Southwest California Synod office will lead worship on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. including the farewell to Pastor Scott Peterson and his family. 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.

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.

Annual Treasure Crafts and Holiday Sale

Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church will host its Annual Treasure, Crafts and Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 20. This event is a fundraiser for the church to support all of its mission projects. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For those who want to shop early (before all the “good stuff” is gone) make a $5 donation for early bird entry at 7:30 a.m. The handmade gifts, vintage and gently used good stuff make excellent teacher, neighbor and hostess gifts. There are collectables, costume jewelry, china, glassware, etc.   plus lots of gently used and some new Christmas items. For more information, call the church at (818) 353-2500 or email

Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church, 10158 Johanna Ave, Sunland

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.