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
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
We will be having a very special Ash Wednesday Service on March 6th. A simple meal of bread, cheese, soup, and fruit will be served at 6 p.m. in our Fireside Room. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in our sanctuary with music, Scripture readings, the imposition of ashes, and anointing with oil. Please sign up if you will be attending this special service.
We will be having a very interesting Lenten Series this year that will explore non-pulpit ministry. We have invited speakers who will share what it is like to serve God in homes, hospitals, in the military, in prisons, and on the back side of the Santa Anita Race Track. Starting on Wednesday, March 13th, we will have a total of five sessions each Wednesday. We will share a simple meal at 6 p.m. and have our program at 7 p.m. We hope to have other churches join with us.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
We will be taking a special offering for the One Great Hour of Sharing on Sunday, March 31. 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.
On April 14th, we will be celebrating Palm Sunday with the waving of palm fronds and the singing of "Hosanna." You won't want to miss this celebrative service which remembers Jesus' entry into Jerusalem for the Passover festivities. Come early to make sure you have your palm fronds.
Our Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 18th, with a Seder meal at 6 p.m. in Prince Erik Hall and special service in our sanctuary at 7 p.m.
You won't want to miss our Easter Worship Service Sunday, April 21. There will be festive music, the flowering of the cross, and inspirational words. Our service will be followed by an egg hunt for all ages and a potluck.