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
“BACK TO SCHOOL DAY”|
On Tuesday, August 5, the Foothill Unity Center will be sponsoring its annual “Back to School Event at the Santa Anita Race Track. Students from low income families in our community will be receiving backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, and dental exams at this event. Many of our members will be volunteering on this day. I want to thank all of you who contributed school supplies. Your generosity really makes a difference in the lives of young people.
On Saturday, August 9, an Ecclesiastical Council of our Central Association will meet at 9 a.m. at the Glendale Congregational Church UCC. Come and participate in this meeting as three people who are working toward becoming ministers share their faith and journey with us. If you wish to attend, we will leave the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Come and enjoy delicious ice cream sundaes and cones after church on August 10. There will be lots of ice cream, and an assortment of toppings at this fundraising event. Tickets will be sold for $5. You don’t want to miss out on the fun.
STAYING CONNECTED BARBECUE
Our second “Staying Connected Barbecue” for the summer will be held in the tented area behind Prince Erik Hall on Wednesday, August 13, at 6 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a beverage, appetizer, salad, or dessert to share with others. Sign-ups will be taken in the narthex.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
On Saturday, August 30, our Adventurers’ Travel Group will be going to Los Angeles Harbor to tour the Battleship Iowa which is 70+ years old. In order to get the group rate of $10 for adults and $8 for youth (12-17), we will need to order in advance on line and have at least 10 people. President Roosevelt also used this historic ship for some of his travels. Sign up in the narthex and give the money to Jolene so that she can make the reservations.
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 familializing 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.