Advent & Christmas 2023
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; firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Catch Your Breath Compassion Practice: Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 2-4p
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; email@example.com) 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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!