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
ALL AGES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL|
From Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, we will be having a Vacation Bible School for all ages from 6-8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Give and Receive God’s Great Love.” From Abraham and Sarah – who welcomed three strangers and prepared a meal for them – to Luke and Paul – who accepted generosity when shipwrecked on the island of Malta – Scripture is filled with stories of hospitality. We will hear these stories along with singing, games, and arts and crafts’ activities. The evening will start with a meal and end with a blessing. It is important that you sign up in the narthex or call the church office if you wish to attend.
BACK TO SCHOOL
On Tuesday, August 11, some of our members will be distributing backpacks at the “Back to School” event that is being sponsored by the Foothill Unity Center at the Santa Anita Race Track. Over one thousand young people from low income families in our area will receive all the school supplies and clothing they will need to start the new school year. We are pleased to participate in this worthwhile event.
“STAYING CONNECTED” BARBECUE
Our final “Staying Connected Barbecue” for the summer will be held on Wednesday, August 12, at 6 p.m. in the tented area behind Prince Erik Hall. Hamburgers, turkey burgers, vegie burgers, and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring an appetizer, salad, dessert, or drinks to share. There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Our Adult Bible Study will be returning on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. We will be exploring the Book of Ecclesiastes as well as some of the minor prophets, such as Amos, Micah, and Malachi. All are welcome to attend. Both groups will meet in the Fireside Room.
Our Rally Day, which celebrates the return to work, school, and church activities, will be held on Sunday, September 13. After church be will be having a potluck and also learning how to line dance. This will be a fun activity for all ages.
Our fall concert on Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m. will be featuring the Licata Brothers who were a big hit at our June gathering. They will be singing familiar hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. We will also be having a sing-a-long with some of the songs. Suggested ticket donation will be $10. You won’t want to miss this.