Arcadia Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, which is devoted to the concept that persons of widely differing theological understandings can join together to form a Christian community of faith. As individual members, we are free to believe and act in accordance with our awareness of God's will for our lives. But we are also called to live in a loving and accepting relationship with one another.
We are a church with an open table, inviting all who want to follow Jesus' message of love, forgiveness, and service to join with us in worship. Our church is here to nurture your spiritual quest.
*For more information about the United Church of Christ visit www.ucc.org.
|UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
|NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS|
The Foothill Unity Center really needs our help to feed the thousands of low-income families in our area. We will be keeping a basket out every Sunday for canned food, beans, rice, and other non-perishables, but especially want to encourage you to remember those who are less fortunate on the first Sunday of the month when we share communion with each other.
The First Thursday of the Month, September 1, is YouTube Karaoke, in Prince Erik Hall with Julio and Iain, 7:30 pm to 9pm. Come out, enjoy the evening, and sing with joy. Your donations are gladly accepted, but never expected.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RESUMES
Our Adult Bible Study group will be resuming on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. We will be exploring the Gospel of Mark, the oldest gospel in the New Testament. We will compare and contrast Mark with the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John and see how it speaks a bold message regarding Jesus' model and ministry for all of us today.
RALLY DAY AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Our Rally Day will be held on Sunday. September 11. We will also be having our pets blessed on that day during our worship service. We ask that all dogs be on leashes and other critters in containers. This service will also be a fundraiser for the Foothill Unity Center pet food bank. Please bring a bag of dog food or cat food to support their efforts to keep pets out of the shelters and with their families.
Stewardship Ministry is having a 50/50 Raffle which will end at our Rally Day celebration when the winning number will be picked. Tickets are available to buy or sell to friends and family.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
The International Day of Peace will be celebrated at an interfaith service on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Anita Church – 226 W. Colorado Blvd., Arcadia. Our Pastor, Jolene, will be participating in this service.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our Informal Interfaith Gathering will be returning on Monday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor in Prince Erik Hall. We will be sharing some of the values that have been shaped by our faith. All are welcome to attend.
The Fall Concert will be on October 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Entitled "Music From Me To You" (A Musical Offering), it will feature three artists: Joan Cano, Soprano, Cecilia A. Coo-Cruz, Violin, and Nellie Cleto, piano and angklung, with the special participation of the Four Guys, and the Licata Brothers. Other information for ticket price and sponsorship will be on the flyer. Solicitation letter for sponsor or patron is available through our church secretary.