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
Our church depends on our members and friends for its support. We are able to offer quality music, a variety of worship experiences, educational programs, Christian education for our young people, special events, and travel opportunities because of your generosity. On Saturday, November 2nd we will be having a Stewardship potluck dinner in PEH at 5 p.m. On Sunday, November 3rd, pledge cards will be distributed for the purpose of creating a budget for 2020.Our theme this year is
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
All Saints’ Sunday will be observed on November 3rd. Each person is invited to provide the names of three people they would like to remember on that day. You can give them to Judy or put them in the offering plate by November 1st.
FOOTHILL UNITY CENTER SPECIAL OFFERING
During this time of the year we have families in need of help, so we are asking for a Special Donation for the Foothill Unity Center be taken to help those families in need. A special envelope will be included in your bulletin on Sunday, November 10th for this purpose. Thank you for your generosity
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Starting on Wednesday, November 20th, we will be taking a break from our usual studies in our Adult Bible Study group and will be treated to a four week Advent program. This will include 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.
ARCADIA COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Seven faith traditions will be joining with each other for the annual Arcadia Community Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 25th, at Holy Angels Church. The program will be very unique this year because the participants will be sharing readings from each other’s traditions. There will be lots of inspirational music at this program which begins at 7:00 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Campus Dr. and Holly Ave.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24th at 7 p.m. 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.