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The Pilgrim - July 24, 2016
"Summer in the Sun"
This week the Rev. Elena Larssen will continue the mini-series of sermons on the prophets, taking up the prophet Jeremiah.
Theme: Passion of Prayer
"Fellowshipping" for a church family is very important, and what a great way to socialize at a free community event. This event is fun for all ages! Come and join your First Church family at the Summer Long Beach Municipal Band Concerts in the park. Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs and friends.
El Dorado West - Studebaker and Willow
July 22, 29, and August 5
Stay tuned for more information on other community events.
Tim Bolton's family has arranged for his memorial service to be held at Leisure World on Saturday, July 23 at 3 pm. It will be in Clubhouse 4. The address is 419 Northwood Road, Seal Beach.
We ask your trayers for our youth as they attend the national youth event in Walt Disney World Resort, July 26 - 30.
FCCLB Walking for Health presents City and Shoreline Walk. Join us for a four-mile walk starting at Harvey Milk Park (Third and Promenade) on Friday, July 29 at 8:30 am. Pets are welcome. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/271698336526065/.
It’s coming soon! There will be burgers (veggie ones too) and hotdogs with fellowship and fun. When you pack your dessert or salad, remember to pack reusable plates, utensils, and cups or glasses to help the environment.
Sign-ups continue in the Kilsby Courtyard or Koinonia Room after church. It’s $8 per person or $20 for a family. We look forward to seeing you.
“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food’…”
August 6 from 8:30 to 12:30 is UCC Day at the L.A. Food Bank! Thanks to the Seaside United Church of Christ in Torrance, the L.A. Food Bank is having a UCC Volunteer Event Day when we can fight hunger right here in L.A. County by giving a little bit of our time. Currently, one in six people in Los Angeles experiences hunger. But you can help feed the hungry by helping us sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives before they get distributed to those in need.
Please sign-up now using the link and password below. The password is: “seaside”. And it is case sensitive. Just click on this: Sign me up for Saturday, August 6 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation with all the logistics and forms. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please check your spam/junk folder.
The minimum age requirement is 14. There are no exceptions. All volunteers must wear closed-toe/closed-heel shoes. Parking is available on-site and carpooling is encouraged. The volunteer location is 1734 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058.
Hope to see you there.
See how happy they looked at Pilgrim Pines last week?! Don't you want to go too?!
Save the Date: Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9
Summer Is Here!
The deadline for submitting items for inclusion in the Sunday service bulletin and for the newsletter is Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Pilgrim is emailed every Wednesday.
Your thoughts and prayers are requested for all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.
Names on the Parish Concerns lists appear in two consecutive editions of the newsletter. To share a Parish Concern or a Parish Joy, put a note on the board on the Third Street landing or contact Ruth Warkentin in the church office.
Don't miss out! Check the online church calendar for details about all church events. You can use the online calendar to email invitations to friends to church events and to set up emailed reminders to yourself. Just click on any event to see more information.
To place an ad in this newsletter, please contact Ruth Warkentin in the church office.
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