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

   Sixth Sunday Of Easter     
May 6, 2018    

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



Several folks went on a building tour last Sunday: Jeff Levison, Heather, Joey, Jack and Ike Bland, Judy and Lu Burd, Regina and Thom Meyers, Kim Story, Marilyn Rorvick, Sandy Biehler, Bettie Teel, Marie Spencer, Varnell Lewis, Carolyn Olney, Barbara Klein, and Kristin Shields. Sue Miele led the tour and staff, Sallie and Griselda, patiently unlocked and locked dozens of doors. See below for more pictures.  

Reflection for Worship. . .

Looking for Clouds
Exodus 16:1-15

Our text this Sunday is the well known but challenging story of the Israelites in the desert with Aaron and Moses, complaining about their hunger - and expressing their fear that they will die on their journey from slavery to the Promised Land.  God provides manna and quail for their survival, and appears in the form of a cloud to address their fears and reaffirm the leadership of Moses.  The struggle of the people, the frustration of leadership and the wonder at God's intervention we can relate to on our own journey here at FCC - looking for a new home, doing ministry with a full bank account and no debt after 40 years, practicing our values of hospitality, spiritual development and justice, and inviting our leadership to find nurture after several years of discernment about our building and our finances and our direction.  In a reflection entitled "Looking for Clouds" we will consider together how we keep in touch with the Spirit of God in our transition times - what "clouds" may appear to us and what "hunger" can we express in front of God without fear and worry?  Come join us for worship in the Chapel this Sunday at 10AM!

Rev. John H Pomeroy

Also on Sunday:
We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Communion on Sunday and receiving non-perishable food items for the Friends in Deed food pantry. We also receive donations for our Good Samaritan Fund the first Sunday of each month. You may put cash or a check in the provided envelope on Sunday. All Good Sam funds go toward outreach support.
Neva and Krysty will be leading Church School class. Jackie and Lachlan will be overseeing the nursery.

Saturday is our Women's Scholarship Tea!
The Scholarship Committee has chosen our four recipients for 2018: Alena De Vaughn, Saya Linney, Kim Mendez-McLeish and Gabriella Villegas. You will have a chance to meet them on Saturday at the Tea. The Tea begins at 4 p.m. There is parking in the Walnut Ave. and University Club lots. Please do NOT park in the Los Robles lot. If you have not RSVP'd please contact Nina before the end of her workday Thursday or Pastor Pomeroy after that at fccrevs@yahoo.com
Our Music Director Connie Washburn is providing some special music again this year for your pleasure at the Tea. Many thanks to our selection committee: Grace  Rinck, Mary Camacho, Krysty Leckrone, Sue Miele, Pastor Marlene Pomeroy and Bettie Teel for all their hard work.
Scholarship Tea 2017
  A photo from the 2017 Tea. 

Worship Leaders
Rev. John H. Pomeroy        
Rev.  Marlene W. Pomeroy       
Roberta White  
Aren Burd    
Julie Burd    
Brian Brandenburg   

Pianist & Music Director   
Connnie Washburn

Church School Teachers   
Combined class for elementary & youth class - teachers are: Neva Orr and Krysty Leckrone.  
Church Nursery (for infants - K) :
Jaquelyne Rodriguez & Lachlan Ashenmiller     
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   
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In this Edition . . . 
Lamplighters, May 11th 
Church School Kids to
    Universal Studios, May 20th
Calling all Graduates! 
Hollywood Bowl Outing, July 7th
Greetings from Uganda

FCC Building Tour pictures 

Looking Ahead- Save the Dates! 

On Monday May 7th FID will host a golf fund-raiser at the Glendora Country Club at 9:30 a.m.
You may find more info and will be able to sign up for either event at www.friendsindeedpas.org

Lamplighters - Friday, May 11

Lamplighters will be meeting for dinner and attending a free concert by the Pasadena Community Orchestra, featuring Max Hammond, the Young Artist Competition winner, on the piano. You are all invited to join in the fun on Friday, May 11, at 5:30 pm for dinner and at 8:00 pm for the concert.

Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO) performs Ippolotov-Ivanov's "Procession of the Sardar", Holst's "Jupiter Op. 32", Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and "Polovetsyan March" as well as Prokofiev's "Piano Concerto No. 3" with Young Artist Competition Winner, Max Hammond, under the baton of Music Director Beth Pflueger. Max is 17, and has been the winner of many piano competitions.

Dinner:              5:30 pm at Nano CafĂ©, 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre.
Concert :           8:00 pm in the sanctuary of First Church of the Nazarene
                         3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena (just west of Michillinda Avenue)
                         Admission: Free
RSVP:               Don Hughes, 626-576-2713 or Nina Kung (church office), 626-795-0696
                         We need a head count for dinner and would appreciate a call.

Church School Kids Headed to Universal on Sunday May 20th!

Our Church School Teachers challenged our church school kids to raise over $200 for a local non-profit during Lent. They did - they raised $280!!!! As incentive we promised to have a group outing to Universal Studios. The date has been set. Please contact teacher Krysty Leckrone to RSVP and for further details. Harry Potter here we come!

Calling All Graduates!
Do you have a high school, technical school,college, or graduate school graduate this year? If so, please send in their name to the office and let us know when they might be in worship this June. We will honor all these graduates and shower them with our love. Please let Pastor Marlene know at fccrevs@yahoo.com or email Nina in the church office at fccmonina@gmail.com

Hollywood Bowl Outing for Summer 2018 - 10 tickets remaining!

Yes, it's that time to purchase our tickets to the Bowl. Membership Ministry (Kevin, Tara, Lu, Kim and Marlene) have chosen Jennifer Hudson on Saturday July 7th as an event for us to attend together. We have 15 tickets - sign up quickly and we can always purchase a few more (in past years we were allowed to return unused tickets but this year we have to buy in advance). We have great seats in P1 for $36 each. There is some scholarship money to supplement those for whom the price is too high, so please speak with Pastor Marlene for a reduced price ticket. The time is 8 p.m. and of course we will go ahead of time and picnic. Join us!!

Greetings from Uganda

Peter and Irene send their love and good wishes from Uganda where they are there working with Aid Africa. Peter reports that things are going well. He also wanted to share that the Birthing Kit assembly for Aid Africa was a success - 687 kits were put together with 25 volunteers, including several from our church: Kim Story, Anastacia Stewart, and Elizabeth Lanski. Others include friends of the Kellers and some Rotarians. $2500 was donated towards the kits on that day. Peter thanks all who contributed. For more information on Aid Africa, see aidafrica.net

FCC Building Tour