Advent & Christmas 2023

Hanging of the Greens: Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 9aBright red and glittery silver ornaments are nestled within evergreen garlands alongside springs of holly. The background is made up of vertical slats of weathered gray wood.

Join us in “decking the halls” as we transform the sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons! These tasks usually take about an hour. Join us at 9a for breakfast to fuel your Christmas spirit beforehand!

Please RSVP for breakfast by contacting the Church Office (909-622-1144; Please specify how many people in your family will be attending, as well as if anyone in your family has food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.


A black and white drawing of the labyrinth at Chartes, as seen from above. Image via Pixabay.


Labyrinth Walk: Sunday, Dec. 3 @ 4:30p-5:30p

The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice. In the Christian tradition, it can evoke pilgrimage, or a container for grief, or simply a way to connect with the sacred. The holiday season can be overwhelming at times, so the labyrinth walk is offered as a time to slow down, connect with God, and get your bearings so you might be more prepared to receive the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love.

It takes 20-30 minutes to walk the Labyrinth and there is a brochure available with practical suggestions for walking the Labyrinth for those who are new to the practice. Come receive the blessing of God’s healing Spirit.

The labyrinth will be set up in the Fellowship Hall; please bring socks to wear while walking it. For questions, email


Child Development Center Christmas Program: Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 5:30-6:30p

The children of the Center will be presenting holiday songs for their families and friends! You are invited to share in this joyous occasion and help welcome our Center families and friends to FCC Pomona.

If you’d like to help with hospitality (providing a snack, serving, greeting), please contact the Church Office (909-622-1144;


Catch Your Breath Compassion Practice: Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 2-4p

Do you ever feel like it would be nice to simply pause and catch your breath?The words, “Be Here Now” are affixed to a wooden doorframe. Each word appears to have been cut from a different piece of print media. The door frame is a rich caramel color. It is unclear what’s going on in the rest of the image; the rest of the door frame is visible to the left of the words, while the right side of the image is perhaps the inside of a room? The colors are a mix of light blue, purple, brown, and red. Image via Pixabay.

The first part of the Compassion Practice is just that. The Compassion Practice is one way to develop greater capacity to live the great commandment: Love God, Love Our Neighbors, Love Ourselves. Rev.  Dr. Julie Roberts-Fronk is a trained facilitator of the Compassion Practice and will lead this hybrid class of guided meditation and discussion. Take a break and come catch your breath to help you stay centered through the holidays.

Please RSVP to the Church Office (909-622-1144; or speak with Julie directly.


Christmas Caroling: Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 11:15a

A simple lunch will be provided after worship, followed by caroling with the residents of Pilgrim Place’s assisted living community and health center. We will also sing for the residents and staff at the care center across the street from the church. Carpooling for carolers visiting Pilgrim Place will be available.

Please RSVP for the Christmas Caroling by contacting the Church Office (909-622-1144;


A graphic of a Christmas wreath with the words, “Merry Christmas” written in the center in loopy black cursive font. The evergreen wreath is interspersed with brown pinecones, red holly berries, and red ornaments; a large red bow sits at the top. Image via Pixabay.Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Service: Sunday, Dec. 24 @ 10a

We’ve got two services on Christmas Eve this year! Join us for our regular Sunday worship service in the morning at 10a, followed by our Candlelight Communion Service later in the evening at 8p!


Candlelight Christmas Eve Communion Service: Sunday, Dec. 24 @ 8p

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