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Phone: (909) 622-1144

Fax: (909) 622-5771

Email: fcc@fccpomona.org

1751 N. Park Ave
Pomona, CA 91768

Office Hours
Monday: 9am – 12pm
Tuesday: 9am – 12pm
Wednesday: 9am – 12pm
Thursday: 9am – 12pm
Friday: 9am – 12pm

If you'd like to meet someone before you walk through that door the first time, just give us a call or send us an email.

We'll arrange for one or two of our members have coffee or something with you and give you a chance to get to know someone, so you won’t be by yourself for your first visit.

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Upcoming Events

Learning in Lent

Learning in Lent

Two different opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation are offered this year.

The first is “Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel’s Messiah” led by Mike Fronk. During Advent, the Christmas portion of “Messiah” was covered. During Lent, six sessions will focus on the life of Christ.

The Bible and Handel’s Messiah meets Tuesday evenings, Feb. 20-March 20 6-8 pm dinner included. Freewill offering taken for dinner.LENT

The second opportunity is “Finding God in the Suffering: A Journey with Job” led by Julie Roberts-Fronk. The group will read together a book of the same title by Bruce Epperly who writes,

“Death. Illness. Divorce. Unexpected. Undeserved. In this world there is going to be suffering and pain. As a person of faith, we are not exempt from that undeniable fact. What do we do? Where is God when the pain is unbearable and the night so long? How do we reach out to others with something more than platitudes? It has been said that theology begins in the experience of suffering. At the very least, debilitating suffering challenges our images of success and security, and invites us on a quest for something solid and dependable when the foundations of our lives are shaking. The book of Job emerges from one person’s unexpected encounter with suffering. Job seeks God’s presence, and to find a God he can trust again, he must jettison his previous images of God.”

This easy to read book combines reflections on the story of Job with reflections on real life experience.

Finding God in Suffering meets Sundays after worship, Feb. 18 – March 19 and Tuesday evenings Feb. 20 – March 20, 6-8 pm, dinner included. Freewill offering taken for dinner.

Sign Up at church on a Sunday or call the church office.

Ash Wednesday

ash crossAsh Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Arrive Together

February 14 – 6-8 PM

They don’t seem a good match, but Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s do go together. Ash Wednesday is a day of turning and returning to God, who is the source of all Love. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. Dinner is often a Valentine’s Day ritual, shared with one we love. Ash Wednesday will be a dinner shared in the community of the beloved. A service of worship we follow in which we are invited through a variety of hands on prayer exercises to find our own ways of turning and returning to the source of Love.

 

Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter Safety Training

In collaboration with the Pomona Police Department and the Pomona Valley Interagency Task Force, First Christian Church Pomona is hosting an active shooter training event specific to Houses of Worship.

The intent of this training is not to inculcate fear or undermine the openness of our religious spaces; rather it is to train people how to immediately perceive and respond to this type of threat in the same manner we teach people to respond to fires by participating in fire drills.

The training will take place on Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00pm

At this training you will receive:
1.    In-depth discussion surrounding Run Hide Fight video
2.    Run/Hide/Fight tactics relevant to sanctuaries and large auditoriums
3.    Demonstration of fight tactics when Run/Hide is not an option
4.    Realistic Exercise Scenario allowing participants to demonstration what they learned

 

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Jeffrey Mensendiek, Missionary from Japan

Jeffrey Mensendiek, Missionary from Japan 

Feb. 8th Thursday 6-8, dinner included

Jeffrey Mensendiek has served with Global Ministries for 27 years. He serves with the Emmaus Center in Sendai, Japan. The Center serves as a district center for the Northeastern Conference of the Kyodan (UCCJ). It also provides programs for youth through Student Center activities. This has been a joint appointment by the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.

Jeffrey grew up in Japan, the son of missionaries. He now works in the same town where he grew up. He married Kazuko Ikawa on July 20, 1998. They have a daughter, Hana, born October 19, 1999, a son, Tomo, born September 17, 2001, and a daughter, Stella, born December 25, 2006.

Rev. Mensendiek has visited with us in previous years, helping us understand the challenges faced by the church in Japan where it is a significant religious minority. He has opened our eyes to the ongoing struggles in the after math of the tsunami and nuclear disaster that continues to damage the lives of people in Japan. One topic he will cover is to provide updates regarding the work of the church in Japan to reach out to people of all faiths who continue to deal with the aftermath of this disaster in their daily lives.

CANCELLED

Rev. Werner Tillinger to Lead All Church Retreat

Jan. 20th Saturday, 9:30-3:00

 

Epiphany is the season between Christmas and Lent. The word ‘epiphany’ means to make known. It is a time in which Christ is made known to the Gentiles in the story of the three wise men. It is a time in which Christ is made known as God’s beloved in the story of his baptism.

Epiphany is a season in between. Sandwiched between Christmas and Lent it can be a time for reflecting on what has been, a time for being still and letting God make something known to us. Out of his own experience of being in between, Werner will lead us in a day of conversation, reflection and contemplation to consider for ourselves what God is making known in each of our lives.

This retreat is a prototype that Werner may use with other congregations in the future. As his congregation, this is an opportunity to also provide Werner with a test case for future ministry. Save the date and plan to start the New Year with your church community in this retreat. Werner will also be preaching in worship on Jan. 21st.

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled