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Live Stream Worship Services begin Sunday, June 20

 You may join us any Sunday to live stream our worship services.  Services are held at 10:30a.m.  and are also recorded so you can view at anytime after our worship. Please watch the latest First Presbyterian Church’s ‘Safer-At-Home’ worship on YouTube and click SUBSCRIBE to stay updated.

 

Tentatively Scheduled: In-Person Worship Services begin Sunday, July 18

Beginning Sunday, July 18, we will begin in-person worship in our sanctuary.  Services will be at 10:30a.m.  Information about safety protocols will be posted after July 10. Please check back after that day to see what protocols and guidelines will be in place to attend worship. If you have questions, please call our church office at: 626-791-4271.   If no one answers, please leave a message with your name and a number where we can reach you or leave a message.  Someone will get back to you during the week.   We hope to see you there!

 

Mission Study Team

The Mission Study Team was selected in April. They have been meeting regularly since they were elected. They are in the process of developing a survey to send the congregation (members and friends). This survey is in the last steps of being finalized by the team and will be distributed to the congregation some time in July. Please look back for more information.

The Mission Study Team is comprised of a diversified, knowledgeable and   experienced group. They are: Virginia Gin, Donna Gonzales, Katherine Hashimoto, Kevin Hayashi, Larry Jung, Dorothy Kirkland, Pete Morris, Veronica Ota, and Bob Uchida. The Team will be guided by Pastor Ann.

The Mission Study is a process that a congregation goes through to seek and discern who God is calling us to be. What is God’s plan for this church? A Mission Study will help us discern this question which is particularly important to do before a search for a new pastor begins. The Mission Study Team will lead this effort and will engage the congregation in this process of study and discernment.

Minute for Missions – La Casa de San Gabriel

Founded by the Rev. César and Angelita Lizárraga in 1946, La Casa celebrates 70 years of service in San Gabriel, Calif.. This historic town, one of the oldest in the state, grew up around the Spanish Franciscan mission. Today descendents of Gabrieleno/Tongva Native Americans; immigrants from Mexico, Central America, Taiwan, China, the Philippines and Viet Nam; African- and Euro-Americans live here—and come to La Casa.

The mission statement sums it up: “La Casa enhances the well-being of the families it serves by providing educational and social services that promote self-sufficiency and motivation for lifelong learning.” Classes in parenting (U.S. style), English as a second language, financial literacy and nutrition help newcomers adapt to the cultural norms. A food pantry provides emergency supplies to La Casa’s families and to homeless people who stop by. New clothing is available to children in special need, thanks to a partnership with a volunteer from nearby San Marino.

Parents pay a modest amount based on their income. The sliding-scale tuition provides about one-third of the total cost of La Casa’s program. All other funds must be raised with donations from individuals, churches, service clubs, businesses, foundations and the Presbytery of San Gabriel, which owns the property and provides a monthly grant.

To support this work, please give to the Rev. César Lizárraga and Angelita Lizárraga Fund 323-692-3500 A1478, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation.

 

Pasadena Nikkei Senior Luncheon

No information is available at this time.

 

Miscellany

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