Notes & Nods


The season of Advent has arrived and with it a way to worship from home on Wednesday evenings. Pastor Chuck Bunnell will broadcast a weekly online service at 7 p.m., each Wednesday until Christmas, on the church’s YouTube channel. Sunday Advent services are held in person as well as online beginning at 10 a.m.

From the Latin word “coming,” Advent is a time when Christians begin the liturgical year with preparation for the celebration of Christmas and anticipation of the second coming of Christ. In addition to Advent worship services, LCIF offers a family devotional time from 8:45-9:15 a.m. on Sundays in the church’s conference room. All are welcome.

Children’s church is offered every Sunday for young children, and confirmation class is available after worship service beginning at 11:15 a.m. for students in grades six-12.

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.


Christmas at La Crescenta Presbyterian

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas concert featuring some of the Southland’s finest professional musicians and LCPC’s Cathedral Choir. Christmas carols and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach will be part of the celebration on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A dessert reception will follow the concert, which is free to the community; a free-will offering will be collected.

Two Christmas Eve services are being held: Saturday, Dec. 24 will feature music, prayer and an uplifting message along with live Nativity animals in front of the church. At 5 p.m., the LCP praise band The Blessed will lead worship. At 7 p.m., a candlelight service will feature music from the Cathedral Choir.

On Sunday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m., a simple celebratory Christmas service will focus on the promise of Jesus’ birth. Pajamas are more than welcome at this brief service in the LCPC Chapel.

La Crescenta Presbyterian is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, visit or call (818) 249-6137.


Walk and Word

In December, 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 Dec. 8, 15, 22 & 29. 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.