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

   Third Sunday After Pentecost       
June 30, 2019    
Now Meeting at 500 E. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday Worship Service: 11:30 am, Chapel

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



A creative and bonding time was had at the  
SoulCollage® Workshop last Sunday. As you can see, Flat Jesus was with us. Join us at the next workshop on July 28th (2-5pm).

Reflection for Worship . . .

Luke 9:51-62

Most of us know the Rev. Andy Schwiebert from his tenure as founding minister of aSpire and associate minister here. He writes:

"My reflection title is 'Wherever You Go' and I will be asking everyone to dig a little deeper with their/our faith and go beyond polite, acceptable (and lukewarm) faith to something more feral and heartfelt. Some passion-filled music would be awesome. Thank you for all that each of you do!!! So looking forward to being at FCC on the 30th!!"

Randy VanDeventer will be providing much of that passion-filled music. Come and be filled!

In this Edition . . .
-FUMC Blood Drive July 14   
-The Rev. Anne Cohen  
-Humor from Ron White 
-Flat Jesus this Summer  
-Will you offer flowers......?  
-Free Monthly Concerts at FUMC, Pasadena
-Friends In Deed, Back-to-School volunteers 
-Hollywood Bowl Summer Outing - Aug. 18
-New Bibles to be Dedicated and Placed in our Pews  

Worship Leader
Rev. Andy Schwiebert
Sabbatical Coverage Pastor
Rev. Anne Cohen
Judi Tyler
John Gamber-Thompson
Thom Meyers 
Lu Nguyen 
Judy Burd  

Pianist & Music Director 
Connie Washburn

No Church School for the Summer 
There is no church school summer class, but there will be activity packets for other youth so they can stay in worship 
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
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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

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Save a Life Sunday Blood Drive
First UMC Pasadena
Fellowship Hall
July 14, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

To schedule an appointment:

Enter sponsor code:  FUMCPASADENA
Sign-up at Church on June 30 and July 7

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

A little humor from Ron White -

Summer SoulCollage® Workshop

SoulCollage® is a creative outlet for emotional and spiritual expression. We have practiced this art several times - on Women's Retreats, preparation for Lent, and for no good reason except to be together! For those who are interested, Anne Cohen will host a SoulCollage® Workshop at her home on Sunday afternoon July 28 - from 2-5pm.  RSVP:   acohen99@sbcglobal.net or call the church
For more information:  https://www.soulcollage.com 



              Just for fun, we are coloring our own flat Jesus figures (pick up/color at church or find online) and taking photos of ourselves and our favorite places and people with him. Send those photos to Nina at church  (fccmonina@gmail.com a nd we will put them in the Touchstone newsletter! Have fun and know that Jesus is with you everywhere you go!

 Flat Jesus will be on his way to Uganda!
And he was happy to see long-time friends, John Paton and Joan Thompson visiting last Sunday!
Congratulations to Kaley on the Occasion of her College Graduation   
  We will celebrate her achievements after worship service on August 11th.

Will you offer flowers for our worship one Sunday?  
There are many Sundays still available for altar flower donations for 2019. Sign up to remember/honor someone or event! The Flower Chart is located by the entrance in FUMC Chapel or you can contact Nina at the Church Office 626.795.0696 or email her at fccmonina@gmail.com Thanks to all who have already donated! 
(We offer a reminder that altar flowers donation are not tax-deductible.)
Free Monthly Concerts on the Third Saturday of each month, at 4:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena
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.
Friends in Deed - Back to School Event Volunteers

FID wanted to reach out to FCC regarding their Back-to-School event. They want to see if we have some folks that would want to help on the distribution days starting July 30, 31, and August 1, four or five volunteers, from about 9:30am until 11:30am would be great, then 2 or 3 in the afternoon.
Please contact Lu Nguyen or Anne Cohen if you are interested.

From Carl Whidden - Widden Realty Inc. 
Dear Randy and Board:
It was my pleasure to receive a request for an update on the real estate front from Randy. I spoke with Marlene about six weeks ago to check in with her to see how you are all doing in your new digs. I also keep up with you all on Facebook and enjoy the choir.

When I spoke to Marlene I told her that I have continued to check the Multiple Listing Services daily for possible properties that might be a good fit for FCC. I asked Marlene how you all were doing and I received a very good response. During our telephone conversation the consensus was that I should keep looking for you but on a weekly basis instead of a daily basis as there would be some adjusting to your new location that would certainly take some time perhaps before an active search was launched. I want to be fair and considerate of the time it takes for a new building to become your church home.

The multiple listing services have been quiet for many months but can have several new properties come on the market in a day. I must also keep in mind that you wish to continue as the First Congregational Church of Pasadena. Keeping the church in Pasadena limits by name the number of properties that we will have to choose from. I have an associate in commercial real estate who expects to have a possible building of interest coming up in July. This may or may not be a good fit for FCC, but I am encouraged that there is likely to be some movement in the market between now and the end of the year. If I come across a property that would be essential for the FCC Search Committee to see, I would alert you all and make an arrangement to see it.  
Thank you.
Respectfully submitted,
Carl Whidden
Whidden Realty Inc.

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 The Commodores and Dave Koz & Friends. 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. 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 and 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 FCC 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 ______________________________________________________