First Christian Church Pomona

 

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

 

The Christian Caller

July 7, 2017

 

Julie's Jar
 
The first two Sundays of July were focused on Christian unity. In what has been called "the priestly prayer" from the gospel of John, Jesus prays for his followers. In the setting, Jesus is alone, praying this long prayer. Who wrote down the prayer? Who recorded it?

It is a memory of what Jesus meant to a community of Christians over a hundred years after the death and resurrection event. It is their understanding of what Christ would hope for them in their current circumstance. In my sermon on July 2 nd, I reflected on the impulse to seek Christian unity that was part of our heritage as a denomination. In our current circumstance, I imagined Christ might pray for us, something like this: 

 "Father, I have made you known to those you gave me. They are yours and they are trying to keep your word. Give them the power to be still and know you, to be still and know you are also theirs. Protect them, even from themselves God. Interrupt their thoughts with your grace to remember they are yours and you are theirs. Open their hearts to see into the hearts of their neighbors. Give them courage to gaze upon your compassion that pulses through them and patches the world together. And through this they will come to recognize and realize that they already are one, with you, with me, with each other, with all of creation." reaching_hands.jpg

UPCOMING EVENTS    
ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOCIAL
July 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite topping for this fellowship event. Vanilla Ice Cream will be provided. Bring a friend! This is a simple opportunity to gather for refreshment and conversation.

 
Compassion Practice Update
 
Want some practical tools to live the way of Jesus, the way of compassion? Want to live from a more grounded, less reactive center? Want to learn practical ways of developing self-compassion and compassion for people you like and people who irritate you? Consider participating in two upcoming events.

July 23rd and August 20th after worship, Pastor Julie Roberts-Fronk will lead practices that open us to the possibilities of transformation God's compassion can bring. The sessions will include conversation and two practices. A practice can be a guided meditation, a quiet activity, writing, etc. There will be a variety in order to appeal to different learning styles.

July 23: Grounding - ways to catch our breath when something knocks us off center.
August 20: Self-Compassion - paying attention to and having empathy
for our own suffering.

Look for a new Compassion Practice course coming in the Fall.


CHURCH CALENDAR
**=Non-Church Activity

July 2017

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

JULY
  •   7 ~ Lucy Hyde
  •   8 ~ Linda Church
  • 17 ~ Jessica Alcazar
  • 23 ~ Ed Burton & Kathleen Eames
  • 30 ~ Frances Shorrock


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
Lois & Rhodes Thompson
Bob & Jackie McCallister

ONGOING PRAYERS
Elizabeth Akin
Sue Hunter
Jose Mendiola
Lucy Hyde
Carolyn McKee
Laura Zivnak
Gary Paulson
Bret Wiley
Cindy Koskan
Ron & Martha Gorsuch
Tim Reed
Stan Adams
Diana Tillinger
Nicole Brooks Rios
Sandy Toppen
Harry Pearson
Nelson Mann
Lorraine Rogers
Kovacs Family
Robin Priede
Phil Smith
Amber Kovacs
Moore Family
  Robert Vazques
Malori Lane
Ashlynn McCaw
Tammy Mayes
  Onelia Cruz
Donna Ruddiman
Connie Saenz
Lily Lane
  Wanda Sodoma
Joe Zivnak Family
Yani Davis
Paris Reed
  John Miller
Annette Anderson
Eloise Williams
The Charlie Weaver Family
Evelyn Lepire & Family
Ross Family
Jake, Marie, & Elaine Tillinger
Mike White Family
Kathy Lin Family
Shirley Ewing & Family
Martin & Kathleen Strudwick & Family
 Carey Smith
 
 

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