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
ADULT BIBLE STUDY|
Our last sessions of Adult Bible Study before the season of Lent will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m. We will explore the last book of the Bible, Malachi. Adult Bible Study will return after Easter with an exploration of some of the books from the Apocrypha.
Our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 6 p.m. on February 10 in the Fireside Room with a simple meal of soup, bread and cheese, and fruit for dessert. We will then proceed into the sanctuary for an interactive hands-on service that welcomes the season of Lent. Please sign up in the narthex or call the office so that we may have an accurate head count for food.
Wednesday, February 17, will be the beginning of our five week Lenten Series. We will start at 6 p.m. with a simple meal in the Fireside Room. This will be followed by viewing an episode from the PBS series on “Faith Journeys.” Each evening we will have a special guest who has actually gone on one of these journeys and you will be able to ask questions about how this experience deepened their faith. On February 17, we will journey to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Noel Burndahl has actually traveled to this area twice and will share his experiences. On February 24, we will journey to Mecca. Our special guests will be Esma Ali and Fawaz Elmasri. You won’t want to miss these programs.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our monthly Informal Interfaith Gathering will be held on Monday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. You are invited to meet people from different faith traditions in our community and share your journeys with each other.