First Christian Church Pomona

 

Rev. Dr. Julie Roberts-Fronk, Pastor                                                                                                                                     Rev. Mike Fronk, Pastor

 

The Christian Caller

May 15, 2018

 

Julie's Jar
~Seeking Advice~
 
All of us from time to time, seek the advice of a trusted friend, a doctor, a lawyer, even a pastor. What about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever considered seeking the advice of God? Sure, we pray, but do we ever really get a direct answer?
 
Unlike seeking the advice of a person we know, that is visibly and audibly present, it takes practice to perceive the present reality of the Holy Spirit. It requires something more than simply asking "God, what should I do?" First of all, there are likely multiple answers to that question. There may be no right way, but perhaps several good ways. How do I choose? How do I seek the hope of God in my life?
 
Asking questions like these amount to the Olympics and most people haven't even shown up for practice. It takes regular practice of showing up with God, even when it's boring, even when the connection seems faint or non-existent.
 
We are entering the season of Pentecost, the season of the Spirit, the action and activity of God through our living. In three weeks, I will attend a three day discernment retreat, seeking to learn more deeply how to listen to the movement, wisdom and advice of the Holy Spirit. I'll drive in traffic each day to a church in San Gabriel and schlep back in traffic to Pomona. It's a small price to pay for the inward journey that will deepen my own capacity to discern.
 
It is my hope that you will consider ways you can show up for practice with the Holy Spirit this Pentecost season. And if you have a daily practice already, is there some new way of showing up to which God may be calling you? It is also my hope that we will as a community, re-commit to showing up together in worship, to listen as the body of Christ for the wisdom of God. It is how we can continue to allow the action and activity of God to be made apparent through our living.
UPCOMING EVENTS    
Beth Parker Preaching - Pentecost


Join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th for a sermon by our administrative assistant and resident M.Div. student Beth Parker. She will discuss the biggest fan club in the world: Christianity.
G entle Yoga Continues
 
If you missed it in April, Gentle Yoga meets May 16th 7-8 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The class is led by Bonnie Schindler. This yoga can be done in a chair or on the floor. Bonnie modifies the moves to suit all levels. If you plan to do floor yoga, please bring your own mat. A freewill offering is taken.
Celebration for Jeffrey Schindler - May 20
 
There will be a celebration to honor Jeffrey Schindler for his years of service as our Director of Music on May 20th after worship. Members of the choir are planning a fitting celebration. Jeff will be in worship serving again as Director of Music on this Sunday which is also Pentecost Sunday. Plan now to be part of the celebration.
Logos Family Ministry
 
Logos will meet May 20 th 4:30-6:30 for shared learning, singing, dinner and games. This ministry of spiritual formation offers families with children a time to relax and learn together. We are even working on a musical presentation of a biblical whale of a tale. 
 
CHURCH CALENDAR
**=Non-Church Activity

May 2018
May Birthdays
 
If someone should be added to this list, please let the church
   o ffice know at  909-622-1144 or  fcc@fccpomona.org .


 

  •  3rd ~ Keith Fisher
  •  4th ~ Kristi Teeple & Brian Thies
  •  9th ~ Michael Godfrey
  • 21st ~ Mary Bowman & Virginia Galleano
  • 26th ~ Rosanne Montoya, Ken Mock, & Michele Wiley
  • 28th ~ Chris Eckeard & Mike Fronk
  • 31st ~ Ross Church

 

We'd love to wish you a happy anniversary here in The Caller!
If you would like to have your anniversary listed,
contact the church office.

 

CELEBRATIONS AND PRAYER CONCERNS

 

  

 

We join together in prayer for our community and our world.

 

Please let us know if you would like to add someone to the list or if someone should be removed.  We review the list quarterly and will give you a call if it is unclear if someone should stay on the list.  Please let us know if someone has inadvertently been removed.

 

HOMEBOUND & convalescing
Hilda Faulkner
Janice Newborn
Bob & Jackie McCallister

ONGOING PRAYERS
 
Annette Anderson
Jan Akin
Malori Lane
Rick Larson
Bret Wiley
John Miller
Mary Hunter
Robert Vazques
Carey Smith
Julio & Edwin Torres
Nelson Mann
Robin Priede
Cindy Koskan
Kovacs Family
Nicole Brooks Rios
Ross Family
Eloise Williams
Laura Zivnak
Nini Mejia
Stan Adams
Gary Paulson
Lily Lane
Onelia Cruz
Sue Hunter
Harry Pearson
Lorraine Rogers
Paris Reed
Tammy Mayes
Jose Mendiola
Sandra Strother
Jeremey Brown
Martha Gorsuch
Jake Sullinger & Family
Evelyn Lepire & Family
The Charlie Weaver Family
Paul & Stormie Newman
Linda Doss & Family
Chris & Kim Greeley

 

About First Christian Church Pomona

We are an active, informed, progressive Christian community worshiping and serving in Pomona, CA. Our congregation is a part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 

Denomination.

 

All are welcome to worship, take Communion and serve the world with us.

 

Join Us for 

Bible Study:
9 am Sunday

Join Us for 

Worship:

10 am Sunday


Contact Us

 

First Christian Church Pomona

1751 N. Park Ave.

Pomona, CA  91768   

(909) 622-1144

fcc@fccpomona.org

www.fccpomona.org

             
 

First Christian Church Child Development Center

(909) 629-3636

cdc@fccpomona.org

fccpomonachilddevelopmentcenter.org