Empty Bowls & Other Events

Upcoming Events

Public Art Launch Event at First Christian Church

Join us this Friday, March 3 at 10 am for the Ribbon Cutting and Launch of our Public Art installation at 300 N. Glendora Ave. Beginning Friday through April 9, local artists will be creating a mural on our church building. If you would like to be part of this project by donating your time or donating supplies/funds, please contact us at fccgfaa@gmail.com . Visit our website to find out more about our Art Academy, Empty Bowls or other church programs.

Sponsored by a Reconciliation Grant from the Christian Church (DOC) PSWR

Empty Bowls…..Fighting Hunger One Bowl At a Time
The 20th annual Empty Bowls Benefit will take place on March 10, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 N. Glendora Ave. For the $20 ticket price, individuals will receive a delicious bowl of soup and bread donated by local restaurants, and they will go home with a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl and the satisfaction that they are helping to fight hunger one bowl at a time. The Citrus College Ceramics department, the Tri Community Adult Education’s “Pioneer Potters, and several local ceramic artists have donated hundreds of handmade bowls to the event, allowing for wide selection and variety. Several service groups will come together, including Glendora police Auxiliary and Explorers, Kohl’s and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth, to support the First Christian Church Empty Bowls project. Proceeds will benefit food assistance programs administered by Shepherd’s Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Glendora Police Department.

The 24th ANNUAL East San Gabriel Valley
Communities Reaching Out to People (CROP) Walk

Each March, as a community we walk.
We walk because so many must walk for food, water, fuel, and work. 
This year we plan to walk TOGETHER 
to raise funds and awareness about hunger issues. 

Our WALK is March 12, 2023.

Sunday, March 12, 2023.
1:30 p.m.- Registration, pre-walk activities
2:00 p.m.- Walk Kick Off

Meet behind the United Methodist Church (patio) 201 E Bennett Ave, Glendora Questions? (626) 335-4058 pastorhillary@umcglendora.org -Or- (626) 335-2240 rev.kkd@verizon.net. When you walk for CROP, You extend healing hands to support local anti-hunger efforts: Shepherd’s Pantry, East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless, St Vincent de Paul, Action Food Pantry – Baldwin Park

Register Now!

Past Events:

Ash Wednesday – Drive Thru and Evening Service to Receive Ashes
FCCG is joining with the United Methodist Church once again to mark Ash Wednesday and we will be providing two opportunities for you to receive the imposition of ashes. On Wednesday, February 22 between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., you can drive thru or walk into the United Methodist parking lot, 201 E. Bennett Ave., for a blessing and the imposition of ashes. On the evening of February 22, we invite you to join us for an Ash Wednesday service in the First Christian Church sanctuary, 300 N. Glendora Ave., at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Karen.

Souper Bowl of Caring

The “Souper Bowl of Caring” is an annual event that is national in scope, yet local in impact. You are invited to join us in helping the families and people of our area who need food assistance. From now until the weekend of the big game (February 12), we will gather monetary donations and canned and nonperishable food items for those who are in need. All donations given will then be used to help stock the shelves at the Shepherd’s Pantry in Glendora. Monetary donations can be mailed to FCCG/Souper Bowl, 300 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741. Nonperishable food items (especially needed are pasta and macaroni and cheese) can be dropped off Sunday mornings at the church, or call 626.335.2240 for additional times. Together, let’s tackle hunger! We thank the Glendora Rotary Club for joining our team in tackling hunger. #souperbowlofcaring

Holiday Music and Open House
Join us Friday December 16 at 7 p.m. for singing holiday music and an Open House of artwork from the Art Academy students. Plan to celebrate the season and recognize the accomplishments of the students. A special “jolly” guest is also planning to visit. Be sure to join in the fun.

Christmas Caroling

Join us December 18 at 3pm as we meet at the church to go Christmas caroling to some of our homebound members. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and help share holiday cheer. All ages and singing abilities welcome! We will meet back at the church at 5 p.m. following caroling for some light refreshments.

FCCG Train Show
On November 18, 6 – 9 p.m., the annual Glendora Holiday Stroll & FCCG Train Show will be taking place. Volunteers are needed to help with hosting the train show indoors and the outdoor train ride. Please contact Pastor Karen if you available to assist.

Halloween Walk in the Village
On Monday, October 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., we will be participating in the Halloween Walk in the Village. If you would like to donate candy, or donate your time to help out, please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex. 

Empty Cups
Friday, November 4, 2022, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Classic Coffee in the Glendora Village. A $15 donation gets you a ceramic cup and a hot beverage. Proceeds benefit Sheppard’s Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, and Glendora PD vouchers.

Join Us In Delivering Treats!
On Sunday, October 30, we will meet at the church at 3 p.m. to go reverse “trick or treating” to some of our homebound members. Come dressed in your “Halloween attire” and join us for fun and service to others. We will conclude out time by returning to the church (approximately 5 p.m.) to share a potluck of your favorite “spooky” treat and have a costume contest.


Empty Bowls Benefit

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm

With your donations of $20 you will receive a handmade ceramic bowl of your choosing filled with soup provided by our local restaurants.