St. Luke’s Anglican Church Prepares for Christmas Projects
St. Luke’s Anglican Church is preparing for a number of upcoming Christmas ministry projects to benefit children, give thanks to military soldiers and support young mothers-to-be, among other annual Christmas projects.

A favorite tradition at St. Luke’s is St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 4. Children bring a new, unwrapped toy to church to give to St. Nicholas for other children around the world who are less fortunate. These toys are distributed through World Impact, a Christian missions organization that facilitates church-planting movements by equipping and empowering the urban poor.

Elizabeth House, a local Pasadena ministry supporting young mothers-to-be, hopes to have 45 new moms adopted by area families. This ministry provides a group home shelter for new mothers in need in the early months following their delivery. St. Luke’s has provided ongoing support to this ministry for many years. A Dec. 10 Christmas party will unite the new moms with their adopted families.

St. Luke’s military ministry provides care packages to soldiers who are relatives and family members in all branches of the military. As part of the Christmas care packages, children at St. Luke’s create handmade ornaments and write special letters to the soldiers.

St. Luke’s welcomes the community to attend its weekly Sunday worship services. An 8 a.m. traditional worship service precedes the 10:15 a.m. contemporary family service.

For more information, check the website, or contact Parish Administrator Kay Wisdom at (818) 249-5100 or

All services are held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Chapel, 300 Vallejo Dr. in Glendale.

Tuesday Table Talk  
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, Bethel Church in Sun Valley will offer a screening of the film “The Christmas Card” preceded by a potluck supper. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m.; the video starts at 7:15 p.m. followed by dessert and discussion at about 8:45 p.m.

A soldier stationed in Afghanistan gets a Christmas card from a young woman addressed to “Any Soldier” and decides to track down the sender. He develops a friendship with her family, begins attending their church and finds himself falling in love with the warm-hearted young woman.

This is a free event.

The church is also hosting a free Christmas International Tea at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. The community is cordially invited to an evening of carols, readings, a slide show and a Christmas meditation with emphasis on sharing of Christmas traditions from many cultures.

Guests will be served tea, light snacks and dessert surrounded by festive decorations. Families are welcome; nursery care will be provided for babies and toddlers.

Seating is limited, so call (818) 767-4488 early to reserve your free tickets.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley

Drive Thru Nativity Returns to Community Christian Church of the Foothills
Community Christian Church of the Foothills in Tujunga invites the community to experience the joy of Christmas at its Drive-thru Nativity on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The church will offer drivers the opportunity to step back in time and experience the first Christmas via a Drive-thru Nativity. Guests will drive past various scenes of the nativity story with actors portraying Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the angel, and the wise men.

At the end of the drive, free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies are available to those who wish to stop by the church’s Coffee House. In addition, visitors who have a prayer request can choose to meet with church members who will join them in prayer.

Community Christian Church of the Foothills, located at 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. in Tujunga, is just north of Foothill Boulevard.

‘Goodnight, Vic’ at Sunland Neighborhood Church
There will be free performances at Sunland Neighborhood Church on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m. of an original poignant Christmas comedy called “Goodnight, Vic.”

Join the newscasters in an about-town special holiday program that shows them the way back to the heart of Christmas.

Sunland Neighborhood Church, 10632 Oro Vista Ave. in Sunland