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
YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT|
Our Youth Worship Night will be held on Tuesday, September 9, at 6 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. This is one of our most popular youth events that includes a “Veggie Tale” video, music, and an art project. I light meal will be served. Please let Stefanie Valdez know if you will be attending.
The 50/50 church raffle tickets are available for distribution to family, friends, and coworkers. It will culminate during our annual Rally Day which will be held on Sunday, September 14. Activities will be included during the worship as well as after the service with a potluck in the tented area and a scavenger hunt for all ages. You definitely will not want to miss the fun.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY RETURNS
Adult Bible Study will be returning on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, September 19 in the Fireside Room .We’ll be meeting every Wednesday and Friday, with the exception of Thanksgiving week until the week before Christmas. This will be one of the most unique studies that we have had. We’ll explore how the New Testament was put together and the debates that took place regarding what texts and letters should be included. We’ll have an opportunity to read some of the materials that were rejected.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS
Our Adventurers’ Travel Group will be going to Cabrillo Beach again by popular request on Saturday, September 20. We’ll meet at the church at 9 a.m. and carpool to the harbor area. Those who did visit the Cabrillo Beach Maritime Museum will have an opportunity to see and touch its interesting displays. Others may hang out at the beach and have a picnic lunch before returning home. Please sign up in the narthex if you would like to attend this event.
INFORMAL INTERFAITH GATHERING
Our monthly Informal Interfaith Gathering is returning on Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the parlor of Prince Erik Hall. All are welcome to attend.
CONTINUING TO LOOK AHEAD
AN EVENING OF ANKLUNG MUSIC
The Sounds of Glory will be performing "An Evening of Anklung Music" at our church on October 4, 2014 from 7-8 p.m.These musicians have been performing throughout Southern California and familializing the Western audience with musical instruments fashioned out of bamboo. The resulting harmony of tones that the ensemble can coax out of varying lenghts of bamboo produces very pleasant music with more than a hint of the exotic.This will be a fundraising event for our church. Donations only.