Methodist Pastor on Family Dynamics

La Cañada United Methodist Church youths Deven, Ariana and Gregory Harder created personalized face masks during the church’s virtual Vacation Bible School. Running for the past six weeks, Compassion Camp discussed ways that young people can have compassion for themselves, other people and for the earth. Wearing face masks is one way that they can show compassion for others.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at La Cañada United Methodist Church, the Rev. Karin Ellis will preach from Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28. Using the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers, Ellis will talk about family dynamics and how they might be different, or the same, during this time of being “safer at home.”
LCUMC’s service can be watched at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday or later via the church’s webpage at and on its Facebook page listed under La Cañada United Methodist Church. Note that sermons dating to March can also be found under Media on LCUMC’s webpage and that prayers are posted on the Facebook page every day.
For information about LCUMC’s other virtual activities, such as Bible study, and discussion of the book “White Fragility,” phone the office at (818) 790-3605 or visit

Lutheran Church is Online

Lutheran Church in the Foothills continues to offer “Couch Church” for the foreseeable future, according to a spokesperson. The church will livestream Sundays at 10 a.m. on its Facebook page ( and YouTube Channel. After the livestream, the service will be on the church’s website:, on its Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Bulletins for children and adults (along with games for children and a Bible quiz for adults) are also available on the website.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. is an interactive time of prayer and scripture via Zoom. Details are available by contacting the church office.
For more information on these and other activities, email the church at or call (818) 790-1951. The church building is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge.
“Prayer requests, needs and offers to help are most welcome,” said Pastor Scott Peterson. “We are connecting those with needs to those that can help. We are the church, not the building. We will get through this together.”

La Cañada Presbyterian Has Taken Worship Online

In the midst of change, La Cañada Presbyterian Church is celebrating online the unchanging good news of Easter and Christ’s resurrection in its sermon series, “#SignsOfHope.”
“There is no greater sign of hope than God’s raising of Jesus from the dead,” said LCPC Senior Pastor Jeff Hoffmeyer. “Now more than ever, we trust that God is making all things new and that God is at work in our weary and hurting world. We are looking for signs of hope in our community and invite you to join us.”
Online services are Sundays at 9 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). All are invited to participate. Continue reading “La Cañada Presbyterian Has Taken Worship Online”