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.
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY/NIN
We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday on October 2. Because we will be honoring people all over the world who will be taking communion that day, we invite you to share your favorite ethnic food after the worship service. On that same day we will also be taking a special collection for "Our Neighbors in Need," one of the missionary outreaches of our congregation.
We will be honoring our Sunday school students when we celebrate our Children's Sabbath on October 16. These talented young people will be conducting our worship service on that day and I hope that you will support their efforts with your attendance.
Our monthly Informal Interfaith Gathering will be held on Monday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet and share your faith journeys with people from other traditions.
NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS' SUNDAY
On October 23 we will be welcoming new and returning members to our church family. If you are interested in becoming a member of ACC, please contact our church office at (626) 447-8053 or speak with our Pastor after worship on October 2.
"Music From Me To You…"
Our Fall Concert will be on Saturday, October 29 at 5:00 pm. Entitled "Music From Me To You" (A Musical Offering), it will feature three artists: Joan Cano, Soprano, Cecilia A. Coo-Cruz, Violin, and Nellie Cleto, piano and angklung, with the special participation of The Four of Us, and the Licata Brothers.
A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex for those who which to donate food for this event.
Sponsorships ($100), patronage ($50), and door tickets ($15) are available. Please see Nellie Cleto, Amy Calumpag, or contact the office.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
We will be celebrating "All Saints' Sunday" on October 30. We invite you to honor those who have passed away, but will be remembered as the saints in our lives. An insert will be placed in our worship bulletin in prior weeks for you to list these wonderful people.
On November 6th members and friends will be invited to receive their pledge cards to support our church community. We ask that you return them no later than the last Sunday in November. The Finance Committee uses your financial commitment as the basis for our yearly budget. Thank you for your generous contributions.