This Week

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

10:00 A.M. –  All Church Worship – First Sunday of Lent

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Rev. Cheryl Raine begins the Lenten Season with a series entitled Roll Down, Justice based on Amos 5:21-24.  An artist in the congregation is enhancing our worship space with watery blues as we will be recalling the waters of our baptisms and these words from Amos through Easter Morn: “But let justice roll down like water, like an ever flowing stream.” This first week of Lent Pastor Cheryl’s sermon is entitled,  Naming Each Other, based on Romans 8:31-39 and a Poem written by Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterly entitled, Speak a Word.  Fellowship will follow the service of worship with light snacks in John Knox Hall. Come and worship our amazing God with us this Lenten Season as we prepare for Easter Morn!

The Vine Street Community Park being created by the church for shared use with our community is under construction. We have raised $130,000 and we have another $30,000 to raise. Might God be nudging you to help us finish all the elements of this planned park? See an article here found in the Daily Facts.  Here is a link: Vine Street Community Park

This Week in the church and our wider community…

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 1st Sunday of Lent
    • 8:00 A.M. – Choir Practice
    • 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service – All Church
    • 6:00 P.M. – Friday March 6th at noon – Companions on the Inner Way
  • Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    • Primary Elections – Add Your Voice and Vote
  • Thursday March 6, 2020
    • 7:00 A.M. – Sunrise Lectio Divina in the Sanctuary Narthex
    • 10:00 A.M. – Deacon Meeting
    • 11:30 A.M. – Lenten Organ Concert at First Congregational Church
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 1st Sunday of Lent
    • 8:00 A.M. – Choir Practice
    • 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service – English Language
    • 5:00 P.M. – Worship Service – Indonesian Language
  • Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 6:15 P.M. – Property and Finance
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • 7:00 P.M. – Outreach Committee
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 7:00 A.M. – Sunrise Lectio Divina in the Sanctuary Narthex
    • 8:00 A.M. – Redlands Area Interfaith Council at the First United Methodist CHurch
    • 11:30 A.M. – Lenten Organ Concert at First Congregational Church

Companions on the Inner Way is almost here as begins the evening of March 1st at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, California. Pastor Cheryl will be on staff at this Companions Contemplative Retreat. The setting is spectacular and the conference speaker, Enuma Okoro is engaging and compelling. Her theme is Telling the Tales: The Power of Story and Narrative for Personal and Social Transformation. For more details go to Companion on the Inner Way.