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
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
We have tentatively set the date of Friday, February 15 to visit the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple for their Chinese New Year Festivities. This is an activity that many of us really enjoyed last year. We will leave the church parking lot at 5 p.m. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend this event.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be commence at 6 p.m. on March 6 with a simple meal of soup, cheese, bread, and fruit. The actual service will start at 7 p.m. in our sanctuary with scripture readings, music, and the imposition of ashes and a special blessing. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex if you are planning on attending.
Our five session Lenten Series will begin on Wednesday, March 13th and continue for four additional Wednesdays. This year we will explore the role of non-pulpit ministry. We will have the chaplain who serves the back track of the Santa Anita Race Track, a women's prison minister, a hospice chaplain, a military chaplain, and a hospital chaplain from Methodist6 Hospital. Our program begins at 6 p.m. with a simple meal of soup, bread, cheese, and fruit. We will then proceed to our program after dinner.
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.