OCTOBER 2021

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 3pm Ordination Service for Pastor Donald.

NEIGHBORS IN NEED-UNFAILING LOVE

Special Offering to be Received through October 3rd

This Sunday will be the culmination of our next 5-for-5 special offering for the UCC.  In 2021, the Neighbors in Need “Unfailing Love” offering is focused on supporting organizations and projects that are serving homeless and immigrant neighbors or communities. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of this offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to provide funding grants to UCC churches and organizations leading justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects in their communities.  Neighbors in Need helps make unfailing love possible! DONATE

LUNCH BUNCH

SECOND MONDAYS MUNCHIN’ LUNCHEON

Join us!  Monday, October 11th at noon, we will meet at the Olive Garden, 430 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia 91006  (626) 821-0636.

In November, we will meet on Monday, November 8th at noon at the Shrimp House, 4488 Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia 91006. (626) 445-6369.

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.