Get Ready…

There are camperships available, and the deadline for camperships and early bird prices is May 21!

Summer Camp is fast approaching and excitement amongst staff and supporters couldn’t be higher! This summer we will be exploring the idea of radical dreaming. Radical dreaming is an opportunity to visualize the future that we want to live in, and harness the necessary tools and resources to actively move that dream toward a reality.

Our Summer Camp hosts 4 weeks of programming during the month of July for a variety of ages each with its own theme including Seed to Sequoia Nature Camp, Creative Expressions Camp, & Rainbows & Justice Camp. Week 1 will consist of two half week long intergenerational camps for families and our Counselor in Training program for campers ages 16-19. Weeks 2-4 will consist of week-long programming for campers of school age and adults, or youth, with special needs who we affectionately refer to as Pinesters, Pinecones, & Seedlings.

There are camperships available, and the deadline for camperships and early bird prices is May 21!

Registration for these upcoming camps can be found on our website at pilgrimpinescamp.org along with more information including prices, camperships, & Covid-19 policies.

Sunday, May 7th & May 28th following Social Time

Music with Wyatt in the Fellowship Hall.

Monday, May 8th @ 11:30am

Lunch Bunch will meet on Monday, May 8 at the Shrimp House, 4488 Live Oak Ave., Arcadia.
Note the new time of 11:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship May 14th

Celebrating Mother’s Day and Kicking off the celebration of our 75th year as a church.

Wednesday, May 24th @ 4pm

Union Station Homeless Services Sack Lunch Project
Here’s a way to be of service through your beloved church! Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in L.A. County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We are looking to be of service to Union Station by helping out with their programs that provide food for those in need. Our mission will be to provide sack lunches. We will come together at the church kitchen third Tuesday of the month to make the lunches, which will then be taken to the station for distribution. Please let Marcia Albrecht know if you can help prepare the lunches (all food will be provided and in the kitchen). You can email her at: mla2575@aol.com.

Saturday, May 27th @ 11am

This is a time for slowing down, for reconnecting with God and Spirit by pausing together as we recall, notice, name and deepen God’s presence through a rhythm of prayer that enhances our awareness of God’s presence.

“Sabbath Pause – A time and place in the heart of creation where we can receive the gift of a non-anxious presence and learn to live out of this essential blessing in service to the world. Practicing Sabbath takes us from the sometimes-cramped places of our lives to a place where our hearts can truly sing.” (Terry Chapman).

“Light for the Path” will gather in the Narthex before embarking on a guided meditation.


* On hold until further notice *

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.

Watch for SMCC Picks
Watch your email for announcements on future picks with Food Forward. We look for available activities on the third Saturday morning of each month and will pass that info on to you so that you can join the effort. There is a quick registration on the Food Forward site that allows you to sign up for a pick of your choice and lets Pastor Donald know that he has volunteers. www.foodforward.org



Coin contributions for Ronald McDonald House – ongoing.


We will collect new, unopened travel sized toiletries for those unhoused in the San Gabriel Valley.  Please bring in items and leave them in the designated baskets in the Narthex.


We will collect non-perishable and non-expired foods for our Liz Cameron Food Pantry, to be distributed to families and individuals in the San Gabriel Valley.  Please bring in items (cereals, canned goods, etc..) and leave them in the designated baskets in the Narthex.


Once a month, we will be gathering in our kitchen and dining room to make sandwiches and pack lunches for those serviced by Union Station Homeless Services.  Please watch your About Our Folx missives for the date and time we will gather each month and join in if you’re able.