Boutique at St. Luke’s
St. Luke’s of the Mountains is having its annual holiday handcrafted gift boutique on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jewelry, pottery, hand knitted items, hand made Christmas items, pottery and more!

St. Luke’s, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta

Western Anglicans Rt. Rev. Bishop Bill Thompson to Visit St. Luke’s Anglican Church
St. Luke’s Anglican Church welcomes the Rt. Rev. Bishop Bill Thompson of the Diocese of Western Anglicans to its Sunday worship services on Dec. 2. Bishop Thompson oversees 25 separate Anglican parishes within the greater Western Anglicans Diocese. Bishop Thompson will perform youth confirmations during his annual visit.

The Bishop will also appear for the first time in the annual Montrose Christmas Parade on Saturday. Bishop Thompson will join an enthusiastic troop of St. Luke’s youth, dressed as angels, marching to celebrate the joyous birth and coming of Jesus Christ. This year marks St. Luke’s third appearance in the community parade.

St. Luke’s welcomes the community to attend its weekly Sunday worship services. A traditional 8 a.m. service is followed by a 10:15 a.m. contemporary family worship service. Services are held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr., Glendale.

On Dec. 8, St. Luke’s Anglican Church hosts its annual Angel Breakfast for families with young children from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.  The community is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Angels will be among us to serve breakfast and sing about the joy they have at Christmas time. Children and their families will be escorted by angels to various stations to enjoy making crafts, listen to a Nativity storytelling, have play time, a family photo and a special visit from St. Luke’s Angel Choir. Each child will receive a gift bag to remember their special morning.  Everyone is welcome.

For more information visit or call the church offices at (818) 249-5100.

Annual Drive-Thru Nativity
For the 12th year, Community Christian Church of the Foothills is presenting its Drive-thru Nativity Scenes for the public.

Cars are directed to slowly drive through a path that showcases various scenes of the nativity story, including live actors portraying Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the angel, and wise men. Each year approximately 2,000 people view the two-day presentation that is offered free to the community.

Free coffee, hot cocoa and cookies are available at the end of the drive in the church’s coffee house. If the visitors choose, they also have the opportunity to enter a special prayer area to meet with church members.

The Drive-thru Nativity Scenes take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. The event is part of Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. in Tujunga, just north of Foothill Boulevard.

To learn more, visit the church website at or call (818) 353-8080.

Calendar Items from Bethel Church
Tuesday Table Talk  

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Bethel Church will offer a showing of the film “Christmas Angel.”

While writing an assignment for school about Christmas wishes, Olivia Mead begins to notice strange things happening around her. As her wishes start to come true, she becomes convinced that they are miracles linked to a woman she thinks is an angel.

The presentation will be preceded by a potluck supper. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation starts at 7:15 p.m. followed by dessert and discussion at about 9 p.m.

This is a free event.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

On Sunday evening, Dec. 16, Bethel Church is presenting a children’s Christmas pageant for the community. The program starts at 6 p.m. and will include singing, recitations, costumes, finger play, reading of the Biblical Christmas story, a Christmas meditation, and a video. Gifts will be given to all who attend.

The program will be followed by refreshments in the social hall. All are welcome.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley