September & October 2023


Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering: Sunday, Sept. 24 & Oct. 1

Via Reconciliation Ministry:

A rectangular banner for the upcoming Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering. The text of the banner is superimposed over an animated trumpet; the mouth valve pointed towards the left side and the horn’s opening encompasses the upper right corner. The horn and background are colored in shades of gold, red, and orange. On the right side of the image, a QR code sits above the logo for Reconciliation Ministry. The text is white and reads, “Sound the Trumpets: Unmuted Ministry: Uncommon Love; United Service. Numbers 10:4-7. Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering: September 24th—October 1st.” The Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering is received each year in congregations on the last Sunday in September and the first Sunday in October (in solidarity with World Communion Sunday). Funds generated by this special emphasis are used throughout the year to provide grants to ministries and congregations actively developing and implementing programs that promote our Church’s Pro-Reconciliation and Anti-Racist identity. These programs and efforts seek to reveal, re-educate, and remove systemic and structural barriers in our communities that serve to deny the image of God and human thriving based on race.

Your gifts to Reconciliation Ministry strengthens our Church’s witness to God’s unending love for all of humanity. With your generosity, leaders, communities, and our congregations are being equipped to witness to God’s love and justice in all times and in every season. The time is always ripe to stand up for justice to ensure that all of God’s children are treated equitably. Thank you for joining us on this journey through your generosity.

There are multiple ways to contribute to the Special Offering:

  • Cash: Please write “Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering” on the envelope
  • Check: Please write “Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering” on the envelope and/or memo line
  • Tithely: Please select “Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering” from the dropdown menu


Walk for the Hungry and Homeless: Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 9a

An infographic for the Inland Valley Hope Partners’ 50th Annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless. The background looks like a comic book: Lots of bright colors, individual squares, and artistic textures. The logo for IVHP is in the the upper lefthand corner. The text reads, “50th Annual Walk for the Hungry & Homeless 5k Walk and Run. Saturday, September 30, 2023: 8:00AM Registration, 9:00AM Walk Begins, Claremont Colleges Services (101 S. Mills Ave, Claremont). Registration: $25, Students: $20, Free for Children 12 & Under.

Via Inland Valley Hope Partners:

This year Inland Valley Hope Partners will be hosting a mind-boggling 50th Walk for the Hungry and Homeless!! You don’t want to miss this MILESTONE event! Make sure to make plans to join us for the 5K Walk on:

Saturday, September 30, 2023

8 a.m. Registration Begins * 9 a.m. Walk Begins

Claremont Colleges Services

(101 S. Mills Ave. in Claremont)

Registration will again be $25 for adults, $20 for students, and free for children 12 and under with all registered walkers receiving a free giveaway item. This year’s event will feature free popcorn, balloons, and lots of fun for the whole family. We can’t wait to reveal all we have in store!

Register here:


Membership Class: Sunday, October 1 @ 11:15a

After worship on Sunday, Oct. 1, Julie and Mike will host a gathering for people interested/curious about what membership at FCC Pomona involves. We will be having an informal conversation to talk about our connection with the Disciples of Christ denomination, the congregation’s theological perspective(s), and our relational approach to ministry.

If you are interested and have not yet been contacted, please let one of the pastors, Julie or Mike, know that you would like to attend.


Men’s Breakfast Returns: Saturday, October 7 @ 9a

The Men’s Breakfast is back! To RSVP for the gathering on Saturday, October 7, please contact the Church Office (909-622-1144;


PSWR Regional Gathering: Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 8a

Via the Pacific Southwest Region:

An infographic banner for the upcoming 2023 PSWR Regional Gathering. The background of the banner is light orange and is overlaid with cursive text in a pale orange-white color. The text color is dark blue; it reads, “With All (Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin translations are included below). Regional Gathering, Saturday, October 14, 2023, Disciples Ministry Center, Fullerton, California.” The red Disciples chalice sits to the left of the word “All”; a red button rectangle that reads, “Matthew 22: 37-38” sits beneath the Korean and Mandarin translations of “With All”. The portion of the banner that begins with “Regional Gathering” is separated from the “With All” section by a vertical blue line; the “Regional Gathering” portion occupies most of the banner, while the “With All” section is a smaller column on the left.As we stand, in times of testing, post-pandemic weariness, wider cultural shifts, health challenges, and imagining the church in a new way for a new day, we are directed to bring together all of who we are, heart, soul, and mind with our Love for God. Let us gather to celebrate our regional life in covenantal love and action. Together, we will share a time of worship, reflection, education, and renewal. Prayerfully, turned with all our being and best to the mission and ministry ahead. #WithAllPSWRDisciples

The 2023 Regional Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Disciples Ministry Center located at 115 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832. It will be both in-person and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

The registration form for the Regional Gathering can be found here:


140th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, Oct. 22

The 140th Anniversary of the founding of First Christian Church of Pomona will be celebrated in worship on Sunday, October 22; a luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Worship will feature stories from members of the congregation and special music as we give thanks for the gift of the ministry we share. A Peace Pole will also be dedicated during this time; its future home will be the flower bed at the front of the church! The celebration will continue with a delicious lunch after worship, where we will receive greetings from honored guests who represent organizations with whom we have been in relationship over many of the last 140 years.

Please make your reservations for lunch by contacting the Church Office (909-622-1144; or filling out the bulletin insert if you’re at church on a Sunday. These will be available beginning Sunday, September 24.

Book your tickets