T O U C H S T O N E  -  A  M i d W e e k  B u l l e t i n

Pentecost Sunday

Our Core Values: 
Spiritual Growth. Welcome. Justice-seeking

                 June 4, 2017                     


This Sunday we celebrate our fantastic choir during Choir Appreciation Sunday.
Reflections on Worship . . .                 
Acts 2:1-21
"Signs and Wonders"

This Sunday we will observe Pentecost - the season of the church year where we recall and remember the giving of the Holy Spirit to the early church community. The unleashing of the Spirit of God on the people was a disconcerting and strange event. With wind, fire and strange speech, the power of God was given to the early followers of Jesus. They were transitioning from a community with Jesus physically present to a community where Jesus was spiritually leading them. It was a time of great wonder, fear and maybe even a little bit of excitement! We too are blessed with the Spirit of God in our midst - sometimes in quite dramatic ways; other times in a less showy manner. But we know when God's Spirit is guiding us - we feel enveloped and borne up by the mysterious power of the Divine. There is nothing more energizing than that! Come and join us for worship on Sunday as we explore these themes. It is also Choir Appreciation Sunday when we say a big "THANK YOU!" to our choir who has lovingly showered us with music all year. We will also thank our new Musical Director Connie Washburn who has finished her first season with us and our newly re-formed Bell Choir under the direction of Paulette Westphal. See you Sunday for all the fun! Wear red/orange/yellow if you wish.
-Marlene W. Pomeroy
Also on Sunday 
Sunday is Communion Sunday as well. Please bring non perishable food to be delivered to the Friends in Deed Food Pantry. We will also have an envelope for you to contribute to the Good Samaritan Fund on Sunday - all funds contributed to that will be used for outreach and support beyond FCC.  

We will have our Spring Business Meeting beginning after worship/Coffee hour. Please bring healthy food to share and drop it off in the kitchen to the staff on your way to worship.
Spring Business Meeting Notification   
All active members are invited to join us for our Spring Business Meeting on Sunday June 4th at 11:30AM in the Parlors. We will hear reports from our Treasurer, Investment Committee, Moderator and Pastors and vote on a slate of volunteers for our Officers and Ministry Members for the coming year.

Looking Ahead: 
 Pentecost and Choir Appreciation will be held on Sunday June 4th. The Choir /Bell Choir will be honored at a dinner at the Pomeroys the evening of June 4th as well.

On June 18th we will celebrate all high school, college and graduate school graduates!! We know of Lachlan, Moriah, Andy S., James and Mary C. If there are others to be celebrated, let Pastor Marlene or Lu Burd know! And plan to come and celebrate them with us. 
Ways to Get Involved!
Join a Union Station meal team - contact the church office or speak with a pastor.

Worship Leaders   
Rev. Marlene W. Pomeroy
Rev.Andy Schwiebert 
Rev. John H. Pomeroy   
Aren Burd
Julie Burd
Peter Keller
Brian Brandenburg       
Randy VanDeventer                 
Pianist   &  Music Director 
Connie Washburn 
Church School Teachers
Elementary class with Grace Rinck/Neva Orr in room 232. Youth class with Andy Schwiebert in the youth room.  
Church Nursery (for infants - K) :
Jaquelyne Rodriguez  &  Serena Van.  
Nursery opens at 9 :15 a.m. for early birds and then everyone comes to worship at 10:00 and stays through the Children's  Time and then heads to the nursery with caregivers and parents.  

Nina Kung   
Visit us at:  uccpasadena.org

Sermon Podcast

D id you miss a worship and want to hear the sermon? Please visit uccpasadena.org and select 'podcasts' from the menu on top of the home page or click below


Office Hours

Mon. - Thurs.

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Lunch hours:

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. 
Tel. # 626.795.0696
Fax # 626.795.0698

Like us on Facebook

In this Edition...

June 3rd, Birthing Kit Assembly
June 4th, Business Meeting
Thank you, thank, thank you!
June 10th, March Home

June 10th, Irene & Peter's 70th Birthdays
June 10th, PCC Chamber Singers Concert
Aug 27th, Hollywood Bowl 

Birthing Kit Assembly  
Aid Africa is having its annual Birthing Kit Assembly day on June 3rd this year and the location is in Glendale this Saturday! Remember that getting sponsors is of utmost importance. Irene can give you a card to honor your Mother's. It is a wonderful Mother's Day gift to save a Mom and her newborn infant. Please support this effort with your money and your time. 
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Dear Friends and Sweet Children,

Irene's celebration It has been over a week since my amazing celebration. My heart is still full with all of the love that was shown to me that day. The time spent with you will remain in my memory as long as I live.

Your cards and the children's artwork are hanging in the alcove of my dining room and the gorgeous roses and gifts on my coffee table are a wonderful reminder of my special day.

 A sincere thank you for the "love offering," I was overwhelmed by your generosity.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I love you all,

Irene Phillips xo

Join Us, Saturday, June 10th,
March Home

I hope this finds you well! I wanted to personally reach out to invite you and your Adopt a Meal group members to Union Station's upcoming event,
March Home, happening 
Saturday, June 10th from 8am-12pm in front of Pasadena's City Hall.
March Home is a mission-driven walk to end homelessness, and participants will be able to walk from City Hall to all three of our permanent supportive housing locations. The event will culminate with a finish line festival featuring live music, food trucks, and other fun activities. We'll also be featuring speeches from former clients, staff, and city officials.
For more than 40 years, Union Station Homeless Services has been fighting for the rights and needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in Pasadena. This event will help us to continue bringing awareness to this important cause, and we would love to see you there! 
You can register here:  http://unionstationhs.org/event/march-home/ 
 And please feel free to share this info with any friends and family who you think might want to walk to end homelessness! 
 We'd love to see you and your group at March Home!
 Thank you for your support! 
Stephanie Harris
Director of Volunteer & Community Programs 
You're invited to
Peter & Irene's 70th Birthday Party
All are Welcome!

PCC Chamber Singers June 10 8pm Sexon Auditorium, PCC

PCC Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Orchestra will be joined by the Don Brinegar Singers to present Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Tickets are usually $5-10 for Students and Seniors, $15-20 general admission.
Summer Hollywood Bowl Outing - 6 tickets remaining!

Membership Ministry has selected the date of Sunday Aug. 27th for our Summer Outing to hear Pink Martini. They are an eclectic group of performers and musicians and are not to be missed! The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and our discounted group tickets at $25 each. See Lu Burd or Pastor Marlene to sign up and pre-pay for your tickets. We have about six tickets left in section L-1 and will plan to picnic together before the event. You must include $25 with your reservations. Any unused tickets will be released July 10th so get your tickets soon!