Notes & Nods

Bethel Church Hosting Choir Concert
Bethel Church will be hosting the Men’s Chorale of California Baptist University on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Steven Dahlgren, M.M., this 95-member choir promises to inspire and uplift with songs of praise and Christmas music. Free and all are welcome!
Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley


Christmas Concert
La Cañada Congregational Church presents a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
There will be a selection of choral carols and Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” for mixed chorus, brass quartet and organ. Soloists include soprano Vera Lugo, mezzo-soprano Christina Thomas, tenor Russell Smith and baritone Paul Keilbach. Joseph Klice is organist and Harold Daugherty will be conducting.
Freewill offering to be collected to benefit music fund.
Free childcare and reception follows.
La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd.


This Week at LCIF
All are invited to Lutheran Church in the Foothills on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. to continue the series of sermons and activities in anticipation of Advent. This week join in celebrating Christ the King Sunday with a hymn festival that features the Church Year calendar in song and readings. All are invited!
Lutheran Church in the Foothills, the “touchdown” church, is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call (818) 790-1951 or visit


Annual Treasure and Crafts Sale
Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church will host its Annual Treasure and Crafts Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The handmade gifts, vintage and gently used “good stuff” make excellent teacher, neighbor and hostess gifts. There are collectable plates, Barbie dolls, costume jewelry, china and glassware for sale plus lots of gently used and some new Christmas decorations. The handmade items were created by the Shadow Hills Presbyterian “Church ladies.” Get a jump on sale items by paying a $5 donation for early admittance 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
For more information, call the church at (818) 353-2500 or email
Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church, 10158 Johanna Ave. (corner of Sunland Blvd and Johanna) in Sunland.


St. George’s Offers Ethics Series
St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada will be offering a six-week course created for the wider community entitled, “Ethics: The Final Frontier.”
The six-week mission is to watch six different “Star Trek” episodes to explore, discern and name ethical problems, and to discuss how these issues related to our lives in the 21st century. The goal of the class is to boldly go where no evening program has gone before!
The class will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church’s newly renovated and rebranded church hall named The Nourishing Spirits Center. The group will end its ethical voyage on Nov. 14.
To cover the cost of refreshments, a $5 donation is requested at the door or a $20 donation for the entire series.
The class is offered free of charge, but it would be helpful if people would call or email the office as to accommodate people attending. The church office can be reached at (818) 790-3323 or by email
St. George’s is located at 808 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge.