First Christian Church Pomona

 

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

 

The Christian Caller

April 27, 2018

 

Julie's Jar
~Church Geek~
 
It was the first full day of my time in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I couldn't wait to get to Morning Prayers at Memorial Church at Harvard. I was also invited by my dear friend Emily, to attend a preaching competition at Harvard Divinity School that began at noon. Admittedly, a preaching competition sounded strange even to me; how can that be fairly judged? And should it be?
 
Well, I ended up wandering over to the Divinity School and heard 3 out of 4 sermons and each one was amazing, inspiriting and inspiring. I was told I missed the one that would probably win. I didn't envy the people making the judgments. Each sermon I heard was wonderful and provoking; I even took notes!
 
I geeked out on Sunday too. Emily and I attended BOTH the 9 o'clock and 11 o'clock service which were the same: great music, warm community, inspiring leadership from the pulpit in welcome, prayer and sermon.
 
I suppose I show up so much because I keep getting a taste of God. Psalm 34 contains these words: "O taste and see that God is good; happy are those who take refuge in God." Taking refuge in God in worship roots me in the divine love I forget too easily is my birth right. Taking refuge in God among the community of worshiping Christians connects me to the vine of Christ reminding me I am not alone. Taking refuge in God in prayer, scripture, music and yes, sermon, comforts me and coaxes me to more faithful living.
 
Many Christian communities hold sacred space for people to "taste and see that God is good". I am grateful for the communities that held sacred space, so I could step into divine reality. I am grateful for the community of First Christian Church of Pomona that holds sacred space for anyone to receive the hospitality of God's grace.
UPCOMING EVENTS    
Reiki Share May 12th 2-4
 
Reiki promotes stress reduction and relaxation that promotes physical healing. Reiki helps restore the body's natural state of balance: people experience deep calm, reduction of pain and for some, spiritual wellness. It has been shown that stress is a significant contributor to illness. Many people report feeling a reduction of stress when practicing Reiki, especially over time. 
 
A "Share Event" is a great way to get introduced to Reiki and also for people with Reiki experience to practice and connect with other Reiki practitioners. We begin with a brief introduction which includes a guided meditation.  The rest of the time is spent in the practice of Reiki, giving and receiving for those who are interested. Wear comfortable clothes. Reiki is given through gentle touch or simply holding the hands over the body. Julie Roberts-Fronk leads this event which meets in the Conference Room. Please enter through the office entrance. 
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
Jake Sullinger & Family
Ron & Martha Gorsuch
Evelyn Lepire & Family
The Charlie Weaver Family
Paul & Stormie Newman
 
 

 

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