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

   Seventh Sunday of Easter     
June 2, 2019    
Now Meeting at 500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday Worship Service: 11:30 am, Chapel

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



Randy VanDeventer, ordained January 27 this year, will be our Guest Reflector (Preacher) this coming Sunday. He has a way with words. Come and be filled.

Reflection for Worship. . .
This Sunday, we will read a peculiar story about two leaders of the early church who are imprisoned not long after arriving in a new town and sharing their experience of Jesus. There is something about their message that upsets the accepted (or imposed) social order of the Roman empire. It is an intriguing story that provokes questions of power structures as well as social privilege. While our main characters are quickly released from prison, it is evident throughout the narrative that their interests go beyond the simple matter of whether or not they themselves are chained. Justice in this story extends beyond that. Perhaps this story has something to say to all of us regarding the ongoing struggle for justice, and where that struggle calls us to focus our attention. Join us this Sunday as we think, pray, reflect, and struggle together!  
-Rev. Randy VanDeventer 
Sunday, June 2nd at 7:30pm the Brahms Requiem will be presented at First Congregational Church, UCC, Los Angeles by ARTES VOCALES, a Pasadena Community Chorus based at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. See Regina Meyers or Eugene for more info. Details at:  ArtesVocales.org

540 South Commonwealth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Our  Spring Business Meeting is this coming Sunday, June 2, after worship. We are celebrating with a POTLUCK. Bring your favorite dish to share and serve up some fabulous hospitality!


Pentecost Sunday will be June 9th, just two Sundays away. I am looking for people willing or excited about reading a short text (8   verses) in a language other than English. Send me your name and which language you prefer. We can find most of them here: 
I'll provide the text to you as soon as I hear from you so you can practice!
Many thanks for your many talents!!!
- Anne Cohen


Father's Day is coming up on June 16th. Feel free to bring a photo of your father / grandfather and anyone who fathered you. We will have a table at the front of the chapel for display and we can tell stories after worship. Let's celebrate our "Dads!"
Our "altar" on Mothers' Day was a lovely source of stories and inspiration. We hope to do the same on Fathers' Day.

Worship Leader
Rev. Anne Cohen
Sabbatical Coverage Pastor
Rev. Anne Cohen
Tara Barnard
Aren Burd    
Julie Burd
Peter Keller
Brian Brandenburg  

Pianist & Music Director 
Connie Washburn

Church School Teaachers
Combined Class led by Jeff Tyler/Grace Rinck upstairs in Room 302. 
Church Nursery (for infants - K)
Lachlan Ashenmiller & Kaye Jenkins 
This week everyone comes to the Chapel at 11:30am 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 service 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 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

**** *** **********  

Google Calendar
Google Calendar
In this Edition . . .
-Spring Business Meeting, June 2  
-The Rev. Anne Cohen 
-Lu & Bruno Nguyen's Post Wedding Celebration
-Free Monthly Concerts at FUMC, Pasadena
-Pasadena Chalk Walk June 15 & 16 
-Hollywood Bowl Summer Outing - Aug. 18
-New Bibles to be Dedicated and Placed in our Pews 

We will have our Spring Business Meeting on Sunday, June 2, 2019 following worship.We will begin with a potluck lunch at 12:30pm. Our business items will include the approval of minutes from our February 24, 2019, a Treasurer's Report. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a potluck dish to share.
From the Rev. Anne Cohen -

Anne is serving as our Sabbatical Coverage Pastor while the Pomeroys are away on their Sabbatical.  
She will have office hours Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. She enjoys meeting people for coffee and conversation... 

Lu & Bruno Nguyen's Post Wedding Celebration  
As you all know, Bruno and I were (finally) married late last year, during a really busy and hectic time - with it being a little over a week until Christmas and with the church packing and moving shortly thereafter. With the love and support of family, a few dear friends, and in particular Marlene, as well as Sallie - we pulled off a beautiful and intimate ceremony. During this time, my best friend Marjorie Scanlan wanted to throw us a wedding shower, but it was simply impossible due to planning and time constraints. Now, after 5 months of trying to coordinate our schedules and settle on a date, I am finally able to celebrate with my beloved church family and friends. So please join us in Fellowship Hall at FUMC on Saturday, June 8th, from 1-4 p.m. for some  food, laughter and festivities. Hopefully you are able to attend, and if so, please RSVP to the email invitation that was sent out, or to Lu Nguyen. Thanks!
Graciously hosted by Marjorie Scanlan.

Free Monthly Concerts on the Third Saturday of each month, at 4:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena
June 15 - Outdoor Jazz Concert featuring the Thursday Morning Little Big Band
A favorite from past seasons, the Thursday Morning Little Big Band returns for an open-air concert of classic jazz on the courtyard  in front of the church building.  
July 20 - Christmas in July: Aaron Shows, organist
There is so much great Christmas music - why not enjoy it mid-year? Always striving first to connect emotionally with audiences of every age through music, Aaron Shows' performances and compositions often bridge the traditional and modern.
Pasadena Chalk Walk June 15th & 16th, 10:00 am - 7:00pm 
The Pasadena Chalk Festival began in 1993 after a summer intern at the Light Bringer Project attended a street painting festival in Paris and brought back her amazing pictures and observations. The first "Chalk on the Walk" took place at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall with over 150 visual artists participating in the first Los Angeles-area event.  
 Lamplighters is sponsoring, but everyone is welcome. Live Music and entertainment all day!
For more information, here is the link
Smooth  Summer  Jazz
Sunday, August 18th at 6 p.m.

Please join Membership Ministry this summer at the Bowl for their annual mini-festival dedicated to the smoothest jazz sounds around, featuring Dave Koz & Friends, and The Commodores. Tickets are $36 each, with a total of 30 tickets reserved for our group and a deadline of July 1st to turn in any tickets that are unused. So now is the time to sign up, beginning this Sunday. If you wish to join us, please see Lu Nguyen to secure a spot and pay. As we have done in the past, we will meet before the concert for a potluck dinner and time for fellowship, then head into the Bowl to enjoy the concert. It should be another wonderful evening under the stars. Come join us!!!

New Bibles to be Dedicated and Placed in our Pews
Due to the extra pews in our new worship space, Nina has purchased new Bibles to fill the extra pews and you are invited to buy a few to dedicate to someone. Please leave a check for Nina in the amount of $20 with the dedication you wish to be included in the front inside of the Bible. We suggest only 1 or 2 persons be listed in each Bible so that each is more personal.  
Presented to the church by _________________________________________
In memory of ____________________________________________________
In honor of ______________________________________________________