First Christian Church Pomona

 

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

 

The Christian Caller

October 27, 2017

 

Julie's Jar
On "The Gathering"
 
Thank you for being First Christian Church of Pomona, a place where the edges of our region met on Oct. 22 nd. Thank you for being a people of tremendous Christian hospitality, without guile in the midst of fun and frustrations. I am deeply grateful especially to Ginger Eckeard, for spear heading our combined efforts. She regularly attended meetings of the planning committee, followed up with phone calls and much, much more. Those of you who had time and capacity pitched in and made the event "one of the best regional gatherings/assemblies ever in the PSWR". This was an oft heard and repeated phrase during and after the event.
 
That's right, you laid the foundations of hospitality, rolled with the changes, stepped up to serve when the ground shifted and made a place for God's Spirit to move more easily through the entire event. Sure, it's not rocket science, but we weren't making rockets. We were doing something that is even harder:  creating a safe and welcoming environment for people from a wide variety of backgrounds - theologically, politically, economically, socially, ethnically, etc.
 
Mike and I are so proud and grateful to serve such an amazing congregation that seeks to be a people of grace. May the grace of God fill you with whatever you need this week to be the creative child of God you are.

Reconciliation Ministry

Thanks Everyone for sharing your story through your treasure during the Reconciliation Ministry's Special Offering on September 24th and October 1st. 
"Reconciliation Ministry strengthens each expression of the Church in its journey toward wholeness, to address brokenness caused by racism and the systems that perpetual it.  We accomplish this mission through intentional dialogue, inclusive worship and interactive education."
     
Your generosity is strengthening Regional racial and social justice witness in our camp and conference programs, leadership training in anti-oppression, and social justice witness through community organizing and advocacy.  This year, funds from the Special Offering has funded grant proposals that effected economic empowerment through job training and artist exposition in a congregational-sponsored community CafĂ©, as well as inter-generational dialogue, training and fellowship for Youth learning to lead new anti-oppression programs. 
 
Reconciliation Ministry is a mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  The ministry administers an annual granting program intended to seed projects within each expression of the Church seeking to undo systemic racism.  Because the receipts from the Special Offering are shared between the General and Regional expressions of the Church, General Reconciliation Ministry will consider proposals for projects sponsored by General, Regional, Higher Education and recognized ministries.  We strongly encourage grant proposals because your projects advance our mission through concrete measures.  Congregations may present grant proposals for anti-racism and anti-oppression projects to their Regional Office.   
 
Many thanks for your generosity and willingness to resist racism and affirm human dignity.  Your giving is changing lives every day!  
With a grateful heart,
Rev. April Johnson
Your Minister of Reconciliation
UPCOMING EVENTS    
Painting Without Numbers
Saturday Nov. 4 th at 3:30
 
 
Cristina Gomez is leading this artistic venture in the Fellowship Hall. She will guide you step by step in a simple process of painting a picture for Fall. The Fall scene will be perfect to grace some space of your home during the Thanksgiving season.
 
It is in the process of creating in a supportive environment that opens our hearts to the amazingly creative spirit of God. This is a great event to bring a friend to. Please make reservations so we have enough canvases and brushes for everyone. A donation of $10 is asked to cover costs.
Gentle Yoga - In a chair or on a mat
November 7, 2017 - 7-8 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

This evening's gentle yoga is designed to help us connect with our spirit and even the sacred. Bonnie Schindler will be our teacher.

Bonnie's yoga journey began in 2005 when she was introduced to hatha yoga at a voice teacher's training program. After practicing regularly, she was stunned by how drastically yoga could influence one's mood, health and overall sense of well-being. She was inspired to deepen her learning and completed her 200 hour teaching certification in Curative Yoga in 2011. Bonnie believes that yoga can benefit everyone and that even a very short very gentle practice can clear the mind sooth the body and lift the spirit!

Bonnie lives with her wonderful husband and many beloved cats in Altadena and when she is not yogatating (her husband's term), she teaches voice from her home studio and performs in many southern California venues.

It may be practiced in a chair or on the floor. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. There will be floor mats available for those who do not.

CHURCH CALENDAR
**=Non-Church Activity

 November 2017
November Birthdays
 
If someone should be added to this list, please let the church
   o ffice know at  909-622-1144 or  fcc@fccpomona.org .

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  •   4th ~ Nancy DeWolf & Guy Abbott
  •   9th ~ Monique Escodedo & George Escobedo
  • 16th ~ Mary Davis
  • 18th ~ Carol Wiley
  • 20th ~ Peggy Kovacs
  • 25th ~  Lois Thompson
  • 28th ~  Lou Ann Parsons
 
  • Bev and Ed Burton's Anniversary is November 24th.


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
Elizabeth Akin
Sue Hunter
Jose Mendiola
Mary Hunter
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
Carey Smith
Moore Family
  Robert Vazques
Malori Lane
Ashlynn McCaw
Tammy Mayes
  Onelia Cruz
Donna Ruddiman
Kathy Bradfield
Lily Lane
  Wanda Sodoma
Joe Zivnak Family
Annette Anderson
Paris Reed
  John Miller
Ross Family
Kathy Lin Family
The Charlie Weaver Family
Julio & Edwin Torres
Eloise Williams
Jake, Marie, & Elaine Tillinger
Evelyn Lepire & Family
Jake Sullinger & Family
Shirley Ewing & Family
Mike White Family
Martin & Kathleen Strudwick & Family
Jan Akin
 

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