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LUNCH BUNCHSECOND MONDAYS MUNCHIN’ LUNCHEON
FEBRUARY 12 @ NOON

FEED YOUR SPIRIT and your body.
Join the Lunch Bunch.

Our monthly meeting of mouths and minds will take place on Monday, February 12th at noon. Join us at The Great Maple located at The Paseo, 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Ste. 114, Pasadena.  Hope to see you there!


COMMEMORATING ASH WEDNESDAY
A Joint Service of Worship on February 14th

Once again we will be joining our brothers and sisters from our neighboring Southern California churches in commemoration of Ash Wednesday. There are even more congregations joining in for this year’s commemoration. The service falls on the evening of February 14th and will be held at First Congregational, Pasadena (at the corner of Los Robles and Walnut).

The evening will begin with a potluck supper at 6pm and move into a worship service at 7pm. A carpool will leave from our church parking lot promptly at 5:30p.m. on February 14th.


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.

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

THERE IS A FOOD FORWARD PICK SCHEDULED ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17.


LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS
Wednesday, February 21 • 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.


LIGHT FOR THE PATHSPIRITUAL PRACTICES GROUP
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Light for the Path

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

All are invited to join us in this loving time.


LEAP OF FAITHADULT BIBLE STUDY
LEAP OF FAITH

LEAP of Faith is taking on a new look and feel in 2018. Be watching About Our Folk for the next meeting.


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NEW MISSION PROJECT

From the Moderator

Dear Friends,
We are introducing a new Mission Project brought to us by Susan Jakubowski. We will be supplying brown paper bags of appropriate items to the San Marino Police Department to distribute to homeless people they find in town while doing their rounds. We would like to “fund” this project through donations of the needed items, with the Mission Budget as our backup. There will be a yellow list of the items needed in the Narthex on one of the benches. We will put these bags together the same Tuesday we make the lunch bags for Union Station. Thanks as always for helping us help others.
Blessings,
Pat

We need the following items:

  • Cases of 16-oz. bottled water
  • Packages of 50 LARGE brown lunch bags
  • Bumblebee Tuna on the Run
  • Granola Bars (30-50 in a box)
  • Applesauce or Fruit Bowls (30-50 in a box)
  • Trail Mix/Peanuts (30-50 in a box)
  • Cereal Bars (30-50 in a box)
  • Men’s and Women’s Regular White Athletic
  • Socks (6-12 pairs in a package)