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.
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|UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Our Lenten Series continues with an exploration of some of our favorite hymns and the stories behind them. We will have two meetings in April - on Wednesday, April 2 and then on April 9. Hymn writer, Jim Manley, will be our special guest on the 9th. He will bring his guitar and sing "Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness," plus some of his other songs. We won't want to miss this presentation.
Our Palm Sunday celebration on April 13 will be truly a memorable experience for the entire congregation. We will all be provided with palm branches to welcome the coming of Jesus into Jerusalem.
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
On Thursday, April 17, we will be holding a Seder dinner at 6 p.m. in Prince Erik hall. We will be hearing the story of the Exodus from Egypt and share a meal of matzo ball soup, latkes, marble cake, and lots of matzo bread. This meal will be followed by our Maundy Thursday Service in our sanctuary. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend.
INTERFAITH GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Arcadia invites all members of our community to worship at their interfaith Good Friday Service that will also include Jewish and Muslim participants on Friday, April 18, at 12 noon in their sanctuary on the corner of 1st Avenue and Lemon. The service will reflect on the seven last words of Jesus.
We will have a glorious Easter celebration at our regular worship time on April 20. This will be followed by an egg hunt for the children and a potluck luncheon. We need you to bring either a main dish, salad, appetizer, dessert, or a beverage to share with others.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our monthly informal interfaith gathering will be held on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. We will be sharing some of our prayers we use on special occasions.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Our Adult Bible Study will be returning for an eight week session exploring Paul's Letter to the Romans on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m. This is the last of the letters that we have from him.