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
The "Annual Gathering" of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ will be held on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, at Chapman University in Orange. Your Pastor will be attending and you may also attend this important event for the cost of $45 dollars a day which includes both lunch and dinner. There will be worship services, educational opportunities, business sessions, and lectures. Please call the church office if you would like to attend. We will be leaving each day at 7:30 a.m. from the church parking lot.
We will be having a special offering for the Foothill Unity Center on Sunday, June 3 to help feed the children during the summer months when they are not receiving free breakfasts and lunches at school due to the summer break. You will be seeing a special envelope in the bulleting for this offering.
Our Annual Summer Concert will be held on Friday, June 22. Picnic barbecued food will be on sale starting at 6 p.m. The concert which includes an old fashioned camp sing-a-long, as well as concert performers, will begin at 7 p.m. Ten baskets will be raffled off and door prizes will go to the lucky winners. Ticket price is only $5.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
We will be travelling to the Obon Festival in West Covina on Saturday, June 23rd. The festival begins at 2 p.m. We will be leaving our parking lot at 1:15 p.m. This free event includes: martial arts demonstrations, Obon dance, taiko drumming performances and a memorial ceremony. If you are hungry, food can be purchased. This event is held at the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center. Sign up in the narthex if you wish to attend.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Our four day all ages Vacation Bible School will begin on Monday, July 30th at 6 p.m. and will continue for the next 3 days at the same time. Due to the heat at that time of the year, we hope to hold it in Prince Erik Hall. Details will follow in the next newsletter.