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
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
The Foothill Unity Center really needs our help to feed the thousands of low-income families in our area. We will be keeping a basket out every Sunday for canned food, beans, rice, and other non-perishables, but especially want to encourage you to remember those who are less fortunate on the first Sunday of the month when we share communion with each other.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Our Adult Bible Study groups are learning about the Gospel of John. We are comparing and contrasting it with the other gospels. We meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. It is never too late to attend.
*DATE CHANGE PRAYER CIRCLE
Please note that our Prayer Circle will be meeting on the third Sunday this month, (February 19) at 6 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Our usual date is unavailable due to a Wedding at that time. Make sure to make this change on your calendars.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
Our Adventurers' Travel Group will be going to the Temple City Camellia Parade and Festival on Saturday, February 25. Since the parade starts at 10 a.m., we will meet in the church parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend this event.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our informal interfaith gathering will be held on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. We will be discussing ways in which we can support each other. A light snack will be provided.
This year our Ash Wednesday Service will be held on March 1. We will start with a simple meal of soup, bread, cheese, and fruit at 6 p.m. in PEH. The actual service will follow at 7 p.m. in our sanctuary with the imposition of the ashes and anointing with oil. We will be taking sign-up for both the food and those who wish to attend.
This year our Lenten Series will start on Thursday, March 9 and then continue for 4 additional weeks. There will be a total of 2 Thursdays and 3 Wednesdays in order to accommodate the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwin Park that will be joining with us in the series. We will learn about the practices of Lent in the Episcopal, UCC, Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Lutheran faith traditions. We will also be privileged to have special guests from these faith groups. There will be sign-ups for food and attendance.