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
We are taking a break from our usual studies in our Adult Bible Study group and are being treated to a four week Advent program. This includes a DVD and study guide by Dr. Amy Jill Levine on the birth stories of Jesus. Those of us who have heard her lectures previously have really enjoyed them. All are welcome to attend this special series which meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on December 24th at 7 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years. There will be the singing of Christmas Carols, special songs from the choir, and inspirational stories to brightening your Christmas spirit. A reception will be held after the service and we are requesting that you bring dessert food to share.
PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE CEREMONY
Our friends from the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple have invited us once again to their annual Prayer for World Peace Ceremony. It will be held in their main shrine on Saturday, January 4th. We will gather in our church parking lot in order that we may carpool for this inspiring event. Time to be announced.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 after the worship service and a short refreshment period. Please put this date and time on your calendar. This will be a very important meeting. We will be voting on new officers and a budget for the coming year 2019.
All reports from church officers and ministry team leaders will be due by Monday, January 13, 2020.