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
Our final Lenten Series program will be held on April 5 at 6 p.m. Our special guest will be Rev. Mitchell Young from the Plymouth Congregational Church UCC in Montebello. Rev. Young conducts a drive through Ash Wednesday program where people can drive into the parking lot of his church and receive their ashes.
On April 9, we will be celebrating Palm Sunday with the waving of palm fronds and the singing of "Hosanna." You won't want to miss this celebrative service which remembers Jesus' entry into Jerusalem for the Passover festivities.
Our Maundy Thursday service, April 13, will begin at 6 p.m. with an abbreviated Seder in Prince Erik Hall. We will have three different soups this time, latkes, and a dessert. Then we will go to our sanctuary for the Maundy Thursday service which will include communion and the washing of each other's hands.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
On Good Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m., we will meet in the church parking lot and carpool to the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre for walking the "Stations of the Cross." Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend this event.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
The Presbyterian Church of Baldwin Park and the Eagle Rock Lutheran Church have invited us to participate with them in a Good Friday Service that will be held at the Lutheran Church. The service begins on April 14 at 7 p.m. We can carpool from our lot at 6 p.m. Sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend this service.
MISSIONARY TO SPEAK AT ACC
Rev. Loren McGrail, who is our UCC and DOC missionary to Palestine will be sharing her experiences with us on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. This event will be held in our sanctuary and will have people throughout Southern California attending. Lunch will be served after her talk. If you would like to attend, please sign up in the narthex.
We will have a glorious Easter celebration on April 16. There will be festive music, inspirational words, the flowering of the cross, and Easter egg hunt for the little ones, and a potluck after our service in the tented area. You won't want to miss out.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our monthly Informal Interfaith Group will be meeting in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this group and meet people from different faith traditions. Light refreshments will be served.