SAN MARINO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
 
Calendar of Events | May 2017 THIS MONTH'S SPIRE NEWSLETTER

 

 

food forward
How You HAVE Helped!



Food Forward was recently awarded a commendation from the US Environmental Protection Agency, alongside myriad national food suppliers and purchasers like Wegmans, Disneyland, MGM Resorts and UC Davis, for the environmental impact resulting from our food recovery work in 2013-17.

One of the things we LOVE about [FF's] UCLA partnership is that it is manned and woman-ed by students who are feeding other students. What many people don?t realize is that there is a high percentage of students who experience food insecurity. Current estimates show this number to be roughly 20% at UCLA, with students choosing to buy books over food. Food Forward's program gives these folks a hand by creating an eco-system where the UCLA community can help its own who are struggling to make ends meet.

Our next FRUIT PICK is Saturday, may 20th.

 

LUNCH BUNCHLUNCH BUNCH
Monday, may 8th - 11:30am

We will be going to the DELICIOUS President Thai Restaurant located at 498 S Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena.

We are changing the time to 11:30 a.m. to avoid the crowds.  Please let Pat know if you are coming (& any guests) so we get a large enough table! 

We would really enjoy your company!

-Pat Bell

 

LIGHT FOR THE PATHSPIRITUAL PRACTICES GROUP
Saturday, may 27th
Light for the Path

Will gather in the Narthex at 10:30a.m. before embarking on a guided meditation led by Pastor Donald.

All are invited to join us in this loving time.

 

LEAP OF FAITHleap of faith: ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, may 3rd & 31st

This month, LEAP of Faith will meet in the Wonder Room from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on May 3 and 31.  This year we will be meeting in The Wonder Room which can be accessed through the outside door to Room B near the double doors at the eastern end of the breezeway off the parking lot.

All are welcome!

 

PILGRIM PINEs camp
“Branching Out – Connecting through Community”

Things to Look Forward to at Camp: Low Ropes Challenge Course Archery Arts and Crafts Hiking 40 Foot Climbing Wall Talent Show Swimming Campfires with S’mores Music with many voices! Challenge Course High Ropes

If you are not a mini through high school-aged person you can still have a Pilgrim Pines summer camp experience by being a volunteer counselor. Info and registration can be found online.        

Opportunities abound for a church summer camp experience at beautiful Pilgrim Pines in Yucaipa. More info plus registration is available online at www.pilgrimpinescamp.org. You can even find links and pictures on their Facebook Page.

Week 1, July 2-8 Minis through High School (C.I.T. week)
Week 2, July 9-15 Minis through High School (Creative Expressions week)
Week 3, July 16-22 Minis through High School (CYMC week)
Week 4, July 23-29 Minis through High School
(Outdoor Adventures)

 

 

 

STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH           
Special Offering - JUNE 4TH

When you invest in the vision supported by Strengthen the Church, your gift will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches, and help develop the spiritual lives of our youth and young adults.

Lester Wakefield will share more on this important program when we launch the campaign for our Strengthen the Church special offering on May 11, which will be received in church on June 4.

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEVADA CONFERENCE
Annual Gathering 2017 - June 2-3 at Chapman University

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the 2017 Annual Gathering of the United Church of Christ in Southern California and Nevada on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017 at Chapman University.

This year's theme will be UNITED in Christ’s love, a JUST world for all.”  Our keynote speaker will the Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. He will be participating in worship where he will be our keynote speaker on Saturday morning.

Please let Pastor Donald know if you would like to attend the Annual Gathering, as the church would like to help you out with registration costs.

 

 

 

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Pastor:
Donald Shenk
Clerk/Office:
Kimberly Van Horsen
Preschool:
Janet Beaulieu
Weddings:
Kimberly Van Horsen

 

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