SAN MARINO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
 
Calendar of Events | October 2017 THIS MONTH'S SPIRE NEWSLETTER

 

NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Special Offering # 4

We will receive this special offering on Sunday, October 1.

The fourth of our 5-for-5 special offerings for the UCC will be received on October 1.  The Neighbors in Need offering supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. More...

 

NEW MISSION PROJECT

From the Moderator
Dear Friends,
We are introducing a new Mission Project brought to us by Susan Jakubowski.  We will be supplying brown paper bags of appropriate items to the San Marino Police Department to distribute to homeless people they find in town while doing their rounds.  We would like to “fund” this project through donations of the needed items, with the Mission Budget as our backup.  There will be a yellow list of the items needed in the Narthex on one of the benches.  We will put these bags together the same Tuesday we make the lunch bags for Union Station.  Thanks as always for helping us help others.
Blessings,
Pat

We need the following items:
Cases of 16-oz. bottled water
Packages of 50 LARGE brown lunch bags
Bumblebee Tuna on the Run 
Granola Bars (30-50 in a box)
Applesauce or Fruit Bowls (30-50 in a box)
Trail Mix/Peanuts (30-50 in a box)
Cereal Bars (30-50 in a box)
Men’s and Women’s Regular White Athletic
Socks (6-12 pairs in a package)

 

food forward
How You HAVE Helped!

Food Forward was recently awarded a commendation from the US Environmental Protection Agency, alongside myriad national food suppliers and purchasers like Wegmans, Disneyland, MGM Resorts and UC Davis, for the environmental impact resulting from our food recovery work in 2013-17.

One of the things we LOVE about [FF's] UCLA partnership is that it is manned and woman-ed by students who are feeding other students. What many people don?t realize is that there is a high percentage of students who experience food insecurity. Current estimates show this number to be roughly 20% at UCLA, with students choosing to buy books over food. Food Forward's program gives these folks a hand by creating an eco-system where the UCLA community can help its own who are struggling to make ends meet.

Check it out: www.foodforward.org

 

PILGRIM PINES FALL FUN FOR ALL IS HERE!
OCTOBER 6-8


Family Camp
On October 6-8, 2017 Pilgrim Pines will once again be hosting our Fall Fun for All event!

This event has two different options:

Intergenerational Camp (Overnight Camp)-Begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 6 and ends after worship on Sunday, October 8 (around 11:00 am). Includes two-night stay at camp, Oct. 6th & 7th. Meals included are breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Cost is $95 for adults over 14, $70 for children ages 4-13, and kids 3 and under are free.

Apple Pie Day (One Day Visit)- Begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 7th and ends at 3:00 pm. Lunch and activities are included. Cost is $16 for adults and $12 for children 13 and under. Kids 3 and under are free.

More details and online registration can be found on our website: www.pilgrimpinescamp.org. Should you have any other questions, please contact us at pilgrimpinescamp@gmail.com See you on the mountain!

 

LUNCH BUNCH

SECOND MONDAYS MUNCHIN' LUNCHEON
OCTOBER 9 @ nOON

The Lunch Bunch meets at noon for a meal and fellowship on the second Monday of each month. All are welcome.

JOIN US at Fresh Gourmet, 2004 Huntington Drive, San Marino 91108, Phone: 626-308-1720

All are welcome!

 

LEAP OF FAITHleap of faith: ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday, october 4 & 25

Leap of Faith meets on the first and last Wednesdays of the month of October for a time of learning, discussing and praying starting at 5p.m. in the Wonder Room. 

All are welcome!

 

spirit & the screen
saturday, OCTOBER 28

BLACK MIRROR - THE HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR

            “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”
                --Belinda Carlisle

            “Hell is other people.”
                --Jean-Paul Sartre

October is coming, and you know what that means.  It’s time for our annual SPIRIT & THE SCREEN COSTUME PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA!  It’s an evening of food, fun, freaky folks, phantasmagorical finery, and philosophy starting at 6:30 on Saturday night, October 28, at the mysterious and spooky Van Horsen House in haunted Monrovia.  Get to work on an awesome and/or thematic costume and save the date on your calendar. 

For our evening’s eerie entertainment, we’ll be trying a little something unique and cutting-edge.  We’ll stream two exceptional installments from this season’s acclaimed anthology television series, Black Mirror.  (I thought that I was being particularly clever by pairing these two short pieces, but it turns out that they already screened together at the Toronto Film Festival.) 

First up:  Eden.  Xanadu.  Shangri-La.  Shamballa.  Arcadia.  If heaven is a place on earth, it just might be in “San Junipero,” a seaside town where it’s always 1987.   This remarkable tale just won two Emmy Awards for series creator Charlie Brooker, one for Outstanding Television Movie (although at just over an hour in length, it’s NOT a movie) and one for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.   Come see what the fuss is about.

After an intermission and discussion, we’ll move on to a twisty, darkly comic little tale (co-written by funny lady Rashida Jones) that’s a tour-de-force for SAG-nominated guest star Bryce Dallas Howard, who watches in horror as her social media standing takes a “Nosedive.” What can be more lovely than being maid of an honor and delivering a heartfelt speech at a friend’s wedding?  Not when you’re having the worst day ever.  It’s a hilarious and scathingly satirical look at our society and the hellish places where technology might be taking us.

You’ll laugh, cry, think, and re-evaluate the way you look at the world.  It’ll be an evening to treasure as we gaze into two pieces of the Black Mirror.  Be careful—these shards can cut!

Be warned that the evening’s entertainment contains some saucy talk that might not be suitable for younger viewers.  Invite a mature friend, bring a tasty dish to share, and RSVP to Kim Van Horsen at kimvh@sanmarinoucc.org if you have any questions and so that we can be sure to have a good spot for you.  --Warren Scherffius

 

LIGHT FOR THE PATHSPIRITUAL PRACTICES GROUP
Saturday, OCTOBER 28
Light for the Path

Will gather in the Narthex at 10:30a.m. before embarking on a guided meditation.

All are invited to join us in this loving time.

 

ASSOCIATION FALL MEETING
Fall Meeting Saturday, October 28

 


Immanuel Latino Ministries, (1785 85th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001) will host the meeting of the Central Association.

Please plan to carpool since parking will be limited
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
$5 per person plus $5 per person for lunch
Meeting begins at 9 a.m. followed by lunch at noon

Important highlights of our time together include:
1.  Ecclesiastical Council to Welcome and Celebrate First Congregational Church of Los Angeles as a member church of the United Church of Christ
2.  Voting on Association Bylaw updates, copies to be sent out SOON
3.  "Stop Separating Immigrant Families: Some actions we may take” will be our program, which is a follow-up to our spring meeting program, with Rev. Andrew Schwiebert again guiding us.

RSVP by October 21, 2017
Rev. Marcia Hoffman, Vice Moderator
Call or Text:  626-940-7497

Please let Pastor Carol know if you would like to attend as we have budgeted monies to cover your registration and luncheon costs.

 

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