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
ADVENT IS HERE|
December 1 is the first Sunday of Advent. This season of the church calendar celebrates the coming of the Christ Child. We can finally remove the green tapestry on our pulpit and honor this season with purple, a symbol of repentance. During our four weeks of Advent we will light a candle for hope, peace, love, and joy. May this Advent season bring a renewal of your faith as we join with each other in welcome of the birth of the One who has shown us the way.
YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT
Our December Youth Worship will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. There will be a "Veggie Tale" video to watch, readings from the bible, and a wonderful craft activity led by Stefanie Valdez. A light meal will also be served. Please invite your friends to attend.
We are collecting pairs of shoes, old and new, for a church fundraiser. The heavier the shoes or boots the greater pounds and the more money we will receive. But all shoes are welcome. We are pushing this fundraising effort because the shoes will be picked up on December 14th. If you have shoes that you can donate to the effort, you can bring them on Sunday to the worship service or during the week you can leave them in the office.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE
Our Christmas Eve Candle Light Service will be held on December 24 at 8 p.m. in our sanctuary. There will be a play, along with the singing of inspirational music of this wonderful season. Following our service, refreshments will be served in Prince Erik Hall. Please bring some goodies to share with others.
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 after the worship service and a short refreshment period. Please put this date and time on your calendar. We will be voting on new officers and a budget for the coming year of 2014.