Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF 

Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. Interim pastor Chuck Bunnell will lead worship on this third Sunday of Advent with a sermon entitled “Hark the Glad Sound” on Sunday Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. The service will also be live-streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. For those unable to attend or watch live, the videos will be available on the website, Facebook page and YouTube channel later in the week. Sunday School for grades one through four will meet in the Worship Center at 10 a.m. then head to the Youth Room for a time of play and study. A free flute concert will be presented by the Song of the Angels at 3 p.m. in the church’s Worship Center.

The church is collecting non-perishable food and clean, gently used clothing to distribute to local people in need. Please bring the items to the church office lobby during office hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Visit the church’s website at for details on all of the events happening including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve.

The church office is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and is generally open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the office via email at or call (818) 790-1951 for details, information, offering help or requesting help.


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. They 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.


Christmas Season at La Crescenta Presbyterian

Celebrate the Christmas season with joyful music and messages of hope at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. 

“Rejoice and Sing!” will take place on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. This Christmas concert will include a choir, full orchestra and “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along that will be followed by a dessert reception. This event is free to the community; a love offering will be collected.

Then on Friday, Dec. 24, bring the entire family to the LCPC Christmas Eve worship service featuring music, prayer and an uplifting message, along with live Nativity animals in front of the church. 

During each Sunday of Advent explore the themes of hope, peace, joy and love at the 10 a.m. worship services or online at Visit the website for a new Advent family devotional each week.

And every evening in December, La Crescenta Presbyterian will light up for Christmas. At 5 p.m., a 12-foot tree, Nativity scene and lights along the front of the church will be illuminated and instrumental Christmas music will play until 7 p.m.

La Crescenta Presbyterian is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information on Christmas programming and its COVID-safe practices, visit or call (818) 249-6137.


Christmas Drive-thru Display 

On Saturday, Dec. 18, Bethel Church in Sun Valley will offer a drive-thru Christmas display on its campus from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. that features a Nativity stable, lit Christmas tree, gifts for kids, cookies/candy and Christmas music. 

The community is invited to this free, COVID safe event.

Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley


Free Christmas Concert

Calvary Presbyterian Church in Glendale will be holding a free Christmas concert on Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature the church’s musicians.

Calvary Presbyterian Church is located at 610 N. Glendale Ave.