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.
OUR CHURCH CAMPUS FOR SERVICES REMAINS CLOSED DURING THIS PANDEMIC
We continue to be closed during this Covid 19 Pandemic. We will be reopening as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Our may concern is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
IN THE MEAN TIME, THE LIVE STREAM OF OUR WORSIP SERVICES CONTINUES
We are continuing our services live stream at 10 a.m. on Facebook. Please check into Facebook and search for Arcadia Congregational UCC Live. We love hearing from you especially
those that live out of the area and the state. Thank you to ALL the participants each Sunday morning and to Iain Smillie for getting this live stream up and running.
CHURCH MEETING AND INVENTORY
We will be meeting in the sanctuary on Saturday, October 3rd at 9 a.m. for a meeting and an inventory of church items. All members and friends are invited to attend.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
On Sunday, October 4, we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday. Even though we will be live streaming that day, you are encouraged to use a bread, cracker, muffin, or any other bread product from your heritage when we join with each other as we honor all the people in the world who will be sharing communion that day.
NEIGHBORS IN NEED
We will be receiving the NIN offering on October 4, 2020. Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of this offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY HAS RETURNED
After waiting for us to return to church safely, we know that it is better to worship and attend Adult Bible Study from the comfort of our own homes. Therefore, we are live streaming Adult Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We are exploring the parables of Jesus and use a DVD hosted by Amy Jill Levine from the Vanderbilt Theological School. We will be on our Facebook page: Arcadia Congregational UCC. This series continues until October 14th after which we will be having another series from Amy Jill Levine on people of the New Testament.
BLESSING THE ANIMALS
We will be blessing our precious pets on Sunday, October 11. We ask you to email, send in mail to the church, or bring in pictures of your pets. They will be shown on our monitors during our live streaming service and blessed at that time.
ALL SAINTS DAY
Sunday, November 1st, is All Saints Day. Please email or call the church with three names of people you would like to honor at our service. Their names will be shown on our large screens for all to see.