Notes & Nods


Lutheran Church in the Foothills is building momentum after the pandemic and making plans for the year ahead. The church’s annual meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20 following the 10 a.m. worship service with Pastor Chuck Bunnell. The church will discuss the 2023 budget and will make plans for celebrating LCIF’s upcoming 75th anniversary. The meeting will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

Also ahead this Sunday, LCIF will have a special blessing during worship service of all the food that’s been collected during the church’s recent drive to help feed the hungry. Non-perishable food donations can dropped off at the church office through Friday. The food will ultimately be delivered to local food pantries, which serve people in need.    

LCIF reminds the community that it continues to accept donations of gently used clothing to help the homeless, as well as medical supplies to help the people in war-torn Ukraine. A list of the supplies most needed can be found on the church’s website.

Visit for event details, including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve. For more information or to request/offer help, email, or call (818) 790-1951. The church is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Walk and Word

In November, Walk and Word participants will meet in the parking lot of Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta/Glendale at 8 a.m. on Nov. 20 & 27. Participants 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.

Those with questions can email Jeanne at

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.