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
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Adult Bible Study will be returning on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. in our Fireside Room. We will be exploring the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts which were written by the same author. Their true authorship are still under controversy and discussion. A syllabus is now available.
We will be celebrating our annual Rally Day on Sunday, September 9. On this special day we will be having a potluck after church and a petting zoo of God's precious creatures. You won't want to miss out on holding a bunny or petting a miniature goat.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE INTERFAITH SERVICE
The Santa Anita Church has invited us to join with them for their annual "International Day of Peace Interfaith Service" on Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m. The service includes both music and brief messages from the participants. The church is located at 226 W. Colorado Blvd. in Arcadia.
IMPORTANT CHURCH MEETING
An important church meeting will be held on Sunday, September 23 after our worship service. We will learn about another offer for our property and how it will potentially impact our faith community. All members are encouraged to attend.
CENTRAL ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING
On Saturday, September 29, the Central Association of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ will be holding its Fall Meeting at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. This historic church just recently joined the United Church of Christ. The gathering will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a music festival featuring its organ which is one of the largest in Southern California. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend. Registration is $5 and lunch is also $5.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
World Communion Sunday will take place on Sunday, October 7. On that day we celebrate with Christian communities throughout the world who will be joining with each other for communion. We ask that you bring some bread to share from your heritage.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
On Sunday, October 14, we will be having our "Blessing of the Animals'" service in our sanctuary. All critters are welcome. We ask that dogs be on leashes and other pest be in containers. This is a great time to buy a bag or dog or cat food to donate to the Foothill Unity Center.