LCPC participates each year in the Foothills Relay for Life. The LCPC Halos team was started in 2007 by John Olsen. He lost his battle with cancer two months after the event, and his wife Sharon and daughters Jenna and Chelsea have been leading our team ever since to honor his legacy, and the legacy and fight of so many others. Our team has been one of the event’s biggest fundraisers for a number of years and we continue to have a large turnout. Our team’s goal is to have at least one person from our team walking the entire 24 hours of the event, and praying for those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
As a ministry of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, the Center for Children is an after-school, preschool, and childcare program available to the Crescenta Valley community. Our mission is to provide quality child care that is nurturing, respectful, and educational, reflecting Christ's love to the children and their families. We strive to be mindful of all facets of the whole child. We serve children 6 weeks - 8th grade, year round. (CFC Website)
Once a month the children and youth of the church go to the Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar to pack food for needy families around the world. Children’s Hunger Fund is a Christian organization that works with churches around the globe to meet not only physical needs but also spiritual ones. Each time we volunteer we begin with prayer in the church parking lot and the Hunger Fund leaders close us in prayer at the warehouse. We meet at 8:30AM on Saturday a month and return by 11:30AM. Children in 3rd grade and up are welcome to come without a chaperone. We do ask that younger children have an adult or older sibling come with them. Adults are always welcome too! You can learn more about Children’s Hunger Fund at www.chfus.org.
On the first Sunday of every month, the Deacons collect boxed cereal, pasta sauce, bottled salad dressing, condiments, shampoo, laundry detergent, bar soap, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers and women’s products for distribution to needy families in our community. Please do not bring any food that is past its expiration date. You can leave your donations in the Narthex or the LCPC Church office.
LCPC partners with six other Glendale churches (Salem Lutheran, Glendale Presbyterian, St. Mark’s Episcopal, the Church of the Incarnation, Holy Family, and First United Methodist) to serve a free lunch at a church near downtown Glendale every Sunday of the year. LCPC has participated in this program for decades. LCPC’s role in this ecumenical partnership is to send a team of volunteers to one of the south Glendale churches generally one Sunday each month to set up, prepare, serve and clean up for a lunch. We typically serve from 30 to 80 hungry customers, many of whom go through the serving line three and four times. Usually we offer a grace and a brief devotion. For volunteers it is a three hour commitment. For more information contact George Vine at email@example.com
LCPC is honored to partner with Eagle Rock Covenant Church in supporting Family Promise of the Verdugos, a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. The interfaith, nonsectarian network brings the faith community together to help situationally homeless families regain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need. With a 100% success rate of homeless to home transition, Family Promise of the Verdugos is building a better community, one family at a time. To volunteer, refer families, join or contact our organization, please call 818-588-6723 or email info@FamilyPromiseVerdugos.org. The website is familypromiseverdugos.org Click HERE for this month newsletter.
Golden Outreach is LCPC's ministry worshipping with and visiting the residents of Verdugo Vista Health Center a nursing home just down the street from the church. We conduct a brief worship service for the residents on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. Come share the joy of Christ and sing hymns with these folks who often have few if any visitors. Youth who would like to develop a "grandparent" relationship with a resident are encouraged to apply. Contact Judy Trumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on these and other opportunities.
Lift Up La Crescenta is a group of believers from multiple churches in the Crescenta Valley dedicated to praying for our local community, our youth, schools, families and churches in the Crescenta Valley, since 2010. We hold a monthly prayer event on the second Sunday of each month for those who want to pray for our beautiful valley. We meet at the lower parking lot of the La Crescenta Library at 2:30 pm and pray for 30 minutes as the Spirit leads. Please come join us! For more information email us at email@example.com
One child, one hour, one church, one school! That is the concept behind KIDS HOPE, a national mentoring program that is now reaching 15,000 at risk children all across the country. For the last three years the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church Chapter has been partnering with La Crescenta Elementary School. Volunteer mentors from LCPC invest one hour a week with the same at risk child for one school year. Mentoring happens at the school Monday-Thursday, between 2:30-3:30pm. Mentors receive five hours of training. Research shows this kind of one-on-one relationship can make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child, improving academics and behavior, and ultimately changing a life. Other opportunities to participate in this program include substitute mentor, prayer partner or hospitality coordinator. For more information, contact Mary Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.