Notes & Nods

Lutheran Church in the Foothills

Lutheran Church in the Foothills is responding to the urgent need for blood donations. LCIF will hold a blood drive in its Fellowship Hall on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and/or platelets. Supply can’t always meet demand because only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly. Each new donor helps the Red Cross meet patient needs. Those who would like to donate at the blood drive can make an appointment at

Additionally, Lutheran Church in the Foothills reminds the community of its ongoing food drive to help feed the hungry. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off during Sunday worship at 10 a.m. at the church or anytime during the week at the church’s office.

         Visit for details. 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 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


All Invited to Support Group

Around the Rainbow, a support group for families of LGBTQIA individuals, meets monthly on the first and third Tuesday nights (note the new days) at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose in room 24. Gathering is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is from 7-8 p.m. 

For more information, contact Jo Ann Stupakis at


Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church invites the public to its community luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month through May. There is “wonderful food and amazing entertainment.” Cost is just $5. All are invited.

Also, Operation Christmas Child is coming. This year Mt. Olive is going to make this a fellowship event! Participants will meet at the church on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m. and together fill the boxes with goodies. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided.

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church is located at 3561 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.


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. 26. 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.