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     
May 13, 2018    
Celebrating Mother's Day!

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



We had a wonderful Women's Scholarship Tea to honor our three recipients last Saturday. See more pictures and details below.
Reflection for Worship. . .

Psalm 1:1-3
In this first Psalm we see an image of a faithful person being like a tree planted by streams of water that flourishes and yields fruit in its season. This tree is nourished by this life-giving water and is a beautiful image of support and health. This Sunday, in honor of Mother's Day, we will lift up some of the women who followed Jesus from our Bible tradition. They are like tall, strong trees in our history. Some of the women we will honor were unnamed - and yet they were faith-filled and faithful. It is important for us to remember and celebrate the foremothers of our faith who continue to inspire us to be our best today! Feel free to invite your mother to attend our service on Sunday. We will lift up all the women who offer us a mother's care in our church community.
See you Sunday!
-Rev. Marlene W. Pomeroy

Also This Sunday:

This Sunday in addition to the Choir, Kim Mendez-McLeish, Pam Hopson, and Sage McLeish will offer their guitar/vocals for our special service.

Grace and Roberta will be leading Church School class. Jackie and Adi will be overseeing the nursery.

We will have our Spring Business Meeting on Sunday, June 3, 2018 following worship. We will begin with a potluck brunch at 11:30 AM and our business items will include: the approval of minutes from our Feb. 4, 2018 meeting, a Treasurer's Report, and approving a slate of Officers and Ministry members for 2018-19. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting in the East parlor. Please bring healthy finger food to share.
Childcare will be available till 1:00 PM in our church nursery. Older children may relax in our youth room.

Worship Leaders 
Rev.  Marlene W. Pomeroy
Rev. John H. Pomeroy        
Grace Torpoco   
Ron White     
Kathie Arscott     
Jeff Levison
Jim Maddox

Pianist & Music Director   
Connie Washburn

Church School Teachers   
Combined class for elementary & youth class - teachers are: Grace Rinck/Roberta White.  
Church Nursery (for infants - K) :
Jaquelyne Rodriguez & Adi Paokhomai      
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

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9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lunch Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Tel. # 626.795.0696
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In this Edition . . . 
-Lamplighters, May 11th 
-Hollywood Bowl Outing, July 7th
-Church School Kids to
    Universal Studios, May 20th
-Calling all Graduates for a
     celebration on June 3rd
-Save the Dates! 
-Mayor's Prayer Breakfast follow-up
-Women's Scholarship Tea follow-up   

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.

Hollywood Bowl Outing for Summer 2018 - 5 tickets remaining!

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 5 tickets remaining so contact pastor Marlene if you are interested. If you choose to buy your own ticket we are in section 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!!

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 if they are able to be in worship with us on Sunday June 3rd. 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

Save These Dates - details to come!

Sunday June 3rd -
Choir Appreciation in worship, Celebration of High School, college and graduate school students during Coffee hour, Annual Business Meeting/potluck lunch after.
Saturday June 9th
-11:00 am Dedication of local Desiderio homes to be held (see rendering above)

-Aid Africa Party at Keller's House. Time TBA
Saturday Sept. 8th - All Church Celebration from 5-7 p.m. in our Sanctuary/parlors - more details to come!

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Follow-Up

This annual breakfast was held last week and over 500 people gathered to hear speakers and celebrate our wonderful city. The guest speaker Dr. Niki Elliott did a fantastic job inspiring us to use mindful meditation to support our work and advocacy on behalf of others. Feel free to click on the link below to see the entire event. If you go to minutes 29-50 you can hear Dr. Elliott's call to care for "other peoples' children." She was truly hopeful and inspirational.

Women's Scholarship Tea Update
A wonderful Tea was held on May 5th to celebrate and honor our four recipients for 2018. Over 60 people gathered in our parlors to hear music, nibble on food, and meet our recipients. Each was awarded $1500 for her education. Congrats to Saya (UCSD), Alena (Stanford), Gabriella (UC Berkeley), and Kim (UCLA). We brought in $5,000 so far from the tea to replenish the scholarship. If you would like to make a donation, please send a check to FCC Pasadena and designate your offering the the "Women's Scholarship Fund."  Each year we have been able to increase the amount we give and the number of women we award. As the fund grows we will continue to expand our giving and help more local women achieve their educational goals. Many hands made this event possible and we thank all of you; we especially  want to send out a huge thanks to our Chairwoman Grace Rinck who spearheaded this effort  on our behalf!