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.

THE CENTRAL ASSOCIATION’S SPRING MEETING

The Central Association of the Southern California Nevada conference of the UCC will convene via ZOOM on Saturday, April 24 at 10am.  After a brief gathering and a short business meeting, the Association will convene as Ecclesiastical Council for our own Pastor Donald as his final step towards being approved for ordination.  All members are invited to attend and will be sent a link to the meeting.

LUNCH BUNCH

SECOND MONDAYS MUNCHIN’ LUNCHEON

THE LUNCH BUNCH RETURNS

Since most of our regular group are vaccinated, we have decided to meet again starting on May 10th at noon at the new Twohey’s, located at 424 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, 91030. (626-284-7387). They have a very large patio plus socially distanced indoor dining.

Pilgrim Pines Camp

Be Brave. Be Bright. Be YOU!

This summer’s theme will focus on the uniqueness, creativity, brilliance, and resilience that is divinely part of each and every one of us. Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities, we are ALL children of God and we are here to love and work in solidarity.

We will explore how the love we feel at camp (whether virtual or in person) can be expressed into our daily lives and communities.

Much more info, volunteer opportunities and registration links are available online:
https://www.pilgrimpinescamp.org/summer-camp

Registration opens March 21, 2021

Week One: (Monday-Friday)
Summer Camp at Home + Camp in a Box July 5 – 9, 2021

Week Two: (Thursday-Sunday)
Family Summer Camp at Pilgrim Pines July 15 -18, 2021

Week Three: (Thursday-Sunday)
Family and YAYA Summer Camp at Pilgrim Pines July 22 – 25, 2021

Week Four: (Saturday at 4pm)
Camp Fundraiser: BINGO NIGHT! July 31, 2021

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.