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.
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|UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be commence at 6 p.m. on February 14 with a simple meal of soup, cheese, bread, and fruit. The actual service will start at 7 p.m. in our sanctuary with scripture readings, music, and the imposition of ashes and a special blessing. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex if you are planning on attending.
Our five-week Lenten Series will begin on Wednesday, February 21. We will start our series with a simple meal at 6 p.m. and then have a program featuring missionaries who served in places throughout the world. Not only will they share their stories, they will also bring artifacts and crafts from their travels. Sign-up sheets will be in the Narthex.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
Our friends at the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple have invited us to experience their Lunar New Year's celebration in the evening when all the lanterns are lit and other colorful decorations are especially beautiful at that time of day. They will give us a tour on Thursday, February 22, between 7 and 8 p.m. We will leave the church parking lot at 6:15 p.m. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to go on this trip.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
We will be taking a special offering for the One Great Hour of Sharing on Sunday, March 11. This offering will help those who wish to better their lives and will make a significant Impact on local communities throughout the world. Let's do our part to help our neighbors in need and give generously to this important fund.
Our Maundy Thursday service, March 29, will begin at 6 p.m. with an abbreviated Seder in Prince Erik Hall. We will have three different soups this time, latkes, and a dessert. Then we will go to our sanctuary for the Maundy Thursday service which will include communion and the washing of each other's hands.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
We have been invited by our friends of the Eagle Rock Lutheran Church to participate with them in a Good Friday Service. The service will begin on March 30 at 7 p.m. More information will be forthcoming.