JANUARY 2021

Wearing a mask shows LOVE!

TIME TO BE SOCIAL!

Zoom Social Time is catching on. It’s 40 minutes of sharing and hearing from our friends. If you would like to join the fun, email Pat by Saturday morning. She will send the necessary link to those interested by Saturday night.
pat.b.bell@gmail.com or 626-676-2700.

If you want to be more comfortable with this virtual format for connecting, try the many resources at YouTube. Just put “how to use Zoom” in the search field and see what pops up. Here’s one that looked to be very thorough and moves along at a comfortable pace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E
There are more, some longer and some shorter. Find what suits your learning style.

WINTER WONDER CAMP 2021

VIRTUAL WINTER CAMPThe SCNC Outdoor Ministries and Youth and Young Adult Ministries Team would like to invite all ages to join our upcoming Virtual Winter Camp.

Theme: The Mountain Top: “I’ve Seen the Promised Land”

Join us during MLK weekend as we take a look through the lens of Dr. King and envision what we want our world to look like. In his final speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about the mountaintop and how God led him to see the promised land. During this weekend of virtual camp, we will be grounding ourselves in the ideology that before we can create a better world, we first have to envision what it would look like and there is no better place to start than within our own communities. We will explore how struggle in our daily lives is necessary in order to achieve this better world and how we can support each other along the way. Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s message of HOPE.

This year we are opening Winter Wonder Camp to ALL.

This will be an intergenerational weekend retreat for all ages.

The retreat will include 3 days of virtual programming that includes some of your favorite camp activities. We will have workshops for BFLF, Minis, Juniors, Jr. & Sr. high, Pinesters and Adults. We will also have family crafts and cooking activities. You will also receive a box for you and your family. The box will include programming material, a winter camp t-shirt, and more Pilgrim Pines swag!

JANUARY 16-18, 2021
$110 for first participant, $25 each additional participant
Camperships: Making programming accessible to all is something that we highly value. Please donate if you can through the camp’s website.

Check out https://www.yayaministries.org/winter-camp for more information

From Mary Traylor
Youth and Young Adult Program Coordinator
Southern California Nevada Conference,
United Church of Christ

LUNCH BUNCH

SECOND MONDAYS MUNCHIN’ LUNCHEON
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

FOOD FORWARD FRUIT PICK
CANCELLED 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

LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

LIGHT FOR THE PATHSPIRITUAL PRACTICES GROUP
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

All are welcome.