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 Palm Sunday celebration on March 29th will be a truly memorable experience of 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 2, we will be joining the other UCC churches for a Maundy Thursday Service at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Montebello. Food will be served at 6 p.m. and the service will start at 7 p.m. We will carpool from our church parking lot at 5:15 p.m. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
We will also be joining with other UCC churches for a Good Friday Service at the San Marino Congregational Church at 7 p.m. on April 3. We will carpool from our lot at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to go to this inspirational service.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
On Saturday, April 4, we will meet in the church parking lot at 12 noon to travel to the California Science Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls’ exhibit. Although we try to keep our trips to a $10 maximum, this outing will be more expensive, but well worth its fees. Adult tickets are $19.75, seniors are $16.75, children from ages 4-12 are $12.75, and students will school or college ID cards are $16.75. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so give your cash or check to Pastor Jolene no later than Monday, March 30.
On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the risen Christ with a service of great music, flowering the cross, and inspirational words. You will leave the service full of vitality and energized in your faith. Following the service, we will be having a potluck luncheon and we ask you to bring some food to share with others. We will also be having an egg hunt for the children. Please invite your friends to celebrate this day with you.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Adult Bible Study will be returning on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, April 17 at 3:30p.m. We will be learni8ng about the authors of the book of Genesis and how they influenced our understanding of the patriarchs and matriarchs who became the models for our faith. This will be a very unique presentation and you will have an opportunity to learn more about how the Bible was put together.
We will be having an Open House on Sunday, April 26 from 2-5 p.m. This is being hosted by Arcadia Congregational Church in conjunction with Santa Anita Gardens Catering. You will be able to visit with vendors in the event business - photographers, D.J."s, rental companies, florists, as well as tasting some of the favorite food items offered and hosted by the in house caterer - Santa Anita Gardens Caterer. Book your event here and be a part of a little bit of the history of Prince Erik Hall and Gardens.It is charming, worry free, and available to be rented. Inside and outside available. Ceremonies in the church or garden are also available.