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
STACY THOMAS TO BE ORDAINED|
Our former ministerial intern, Stacy Thomas, will be ordained on Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pasadena UCC. The church is located on the corner of Walnut and Los Robles in Pasadena. Stacey is currently serving as a hospice chaplain.
AN EVENING OF ANKLUNG MUSIC
The Sounds of Glory will be performing "An Evening of Anklung Music" at our church on October 4, 2014 from 7-8 p.m.These musicians have been performing throughout Southern California and familiarlizing the Western audience with musical instruments fashioned out of bamboo. The resulting harmony of tones that the ensemble can coax out of varying lenghts of bamboo produces very pleasant music with more than a hint of the exotic.This will be a fundraising event for our church. Donations only.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Adult Bible Study will be returning on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room .We’ll be meeting every Wednesday and Friday, with the exception of Thanksgiving week until the week before Christmas. This will be one of the most unique studies that we have had. We’ll explore how the New Testament was put together and the debates that took place regarding what texts and letters should be included. We’ll have an opportunity to read some of the materials that were rejected.
CENTRAL ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING
On Saturday, October 11, our church will be hosting the Fall Meeting of our Central Association of the Southern California Nevada Conference (United Church of Christ.) It will be a festive day of worship, learning opportunities, a petting zoo for the young at heart, and a lunch catered by the Golden Dragon Restaurant. We need a lot of help for this event that begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Please sign up in the Narthex if you can help to make this a memorable day for our friends in the other churches in the Central Association.
On Sunday, October 19, we will be celebrating Children’s Sabbath. Our Sunday School students will be presenting some songs and words at this worship service that honors our young people.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our monthly Informal Interfaith Gathering will be held on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. All are welcome to meet people of many different faith traditions.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
At our worship service on November 2, we will be celebrating both All Saints. If you would like to honor one of the saints in your life, we ask that you send a photo by email to the church office or bring it in person.