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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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARIANNE CORTLAND|
On Monday, February 3, our beloved church member Marianne Cortland passed away in her home. We will be celebrating her life on Saturday, March 1 in our Sanctuary at 11 a.m. You will be greeted by the therapy dogs from Methodist Hospital. We ask that you bring a bag of either dog or cat food to help support the pet food bank at the Foothill Unity Center and also some food to share for the reception following the service.
Our Ash Wednesday service will be held on March 5. We will start with a simple meal of bread, cheese, soup, and fruit at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Room. This will be followed by our worship service in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Our service will include singing, reflections, ans the imposition and anointing of oil for a personal blessing.Please call the office if you wish to attend.
Our Lenten Series will begin on Wednesday, March 12 with a simple meal at 6 p.m. This will be followed by an exploration of some of your favorite hymns and the stories of their composers. This series will be held for a total of five weeks on Wednesday evenings. On the final session on April 9, we will have the composer of "Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness," Jim Manley, as our special guest. We also invite you to sign up for sharing food.
EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
Our new church member, Martin Shung, would like to invite yo to his Eagle Scout Court of Honor that will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 17 in our sanctuary. We are very proud of his achievement and want to support him at this very special ceremony. A reception will follow in Prince Erik Hall.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
"The One Great Hour of Sharing" collection will be taken during our offering on Sunday, March 30. This special offering will support mission projects in local communities that assist people with creating a better life for themselves. With very little administrative overhead, the money you donate to this offering goes a long way toward sharing your resources with others.