Events Coming Soon
Come to Empty Bowls on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at First Christian Church of Glendora. For the $20 ticket price, individuals receive a delicious bowl of soup and bread donated by local restaurants, and they go home with a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl and the satisfaction that they are helping to fight hunger one bowl at a time. Proceeds benefit food assistance programs administered by Shepherd’s Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Glendora PD Vouchers.
Bibles & Brews (and more) Returning in 2024!
Join us for the return of Bibles & Brews in 2024. We will be meeting Thursday, February 22 at the Glendora Market (on the patio) on Arrow Highway at 6:30 pm.
Please RSVP to the church office by February 19.
Questions? Call 626-335-2240
Save the Date! March 28 at CocoVino! “Wine About the Bible”
Ash Wednesday: 8-9 am Drive Thru/ Walk Up to Receive Ashes & 7 pm Service
FCCG is joining with the United Methodist Church this Ash Wednesday for an early morning “drive thru” for the imposition of ashes. On Wednesday, February 14, between 8 – 9 a.m., you can drive thru or walk in to the United Methodist parking lot, 201 E. Bennett Ave. That evening we will be worshiping together at First Christian for an evening service at 7 pm.
Pancake Sunday & Canned Food Collection
Prepare for the Lenten season by joining us for Pancake Sunday February 11, 2024 at 10 am.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.
First Christian Church lower level will be transformed in to our Lenten Pancake house as hotcakes & sausage come off the grill on this special Sunday.
On Sunday we are also “kicking off” our month of raising awareness & funds to fight hunger. Bring a non-perishable food item or ash to donate to Shepard’s Pantry.
Pizza and Planning
Sun, January 28, 2024 at FCCG at 11:30 AM right after Sunday Service. Bring your appetite and ideas!
Bibles & Brews (and more) Returning in 2024!
Join us for the return of Bibles & Brews in 2024. Not only will we be meeting to discuss scripture over your favorite ale, but also in 2024 we will be having a chance to “Wine About Scripture” as we meet at a wine tasting room.
We will be meeting January 25 at 6:30 pm at the Glendora Market on Arrow Highway. Please RSVP to the church office by January 22.
Questions? Call 626-335-2240. RSVP at firstchristianglendora.org
Watchnight Service at FCCG
We will have Special Watch Night Service on December 31 at 11:00 PM. Join us as we bring in the New Year together in prayer.
At 2:00PM on Sunday, December 17 we will meet at the church at to go Christmas Caroling! Dress in your festive holiday attire and join in taking holiday cheer to some of our homebound members.
Christmas Lights in Glendora
Meet at the church on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 pm as we caravan around town and together “be amazed” at Christmas light displays in Glendora.
Holiday Remembrance Service
There will be a Holiday Remembrance Service at Oakdale Mortuary on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00PM. Remembering loved ones at the holidays can be difficult. Join with others in the community for this time of reflection and remembrance.
Friday, November 3, 2023, 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.
Halloween Walk in the Village
On Tuesday, 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.
Join Us In Delivering Treats!
On Sunday, October 29, 2023, 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.
Tour of LA Central Library
On Monday, September 25, 2023, we will meet at the church at 8:30 am and carpool to the APU / Citrus College Station in Azusa. We will take the train to Union Station and connect to our destination. More details will be provided after you RSVP. Call the Office or email to RSVP:
626-335-2240 or FirstChristianGlendora@verizon.net
Church Yard Sale!
On Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, FCCG will have a Yard Sale. Come on down and check out our Pianos and other assorted furniture that we need to sell to make space for bigger and better things. If there is enough interest we will also have some parking spots to rent during the Church Yard Sale for you to sell your own items. Call or email the office for more information about parking spots to rent: 626-335-2240 (Please leave a message) or FirstChristianGlendora@verizon.net or visit out Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/OlRe6ugZ
There will be FREE “Hands-Only CPR” training offered by the Dept. of Public Health on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 11:00 am at FCCG, 300 N Glendora Ave, Glendora.
“Studies show that Hands-Only CPR increases the survival rate of a person in a cardiac arrest emergency. People who receive CPR from family, friends, neighbors, or bystanders while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive are twice as likely to survive as those who do not.
During this training, you will learn the skills needed to conduct HOCPR, including practicing chest compressions. Please join in our efforts to prepare and train our community in HOCPR.”
Please RSVP by Sept 4. RSVP by clicking link:
Pizza and Planning
Tue, August 8, 2023 at FCCG at 6:30 PM. Bring your appetite and ideas!
Summer Art Academy Open House
Friday, August 11, 7-8 pm. Please come and see the great art by our students and welcome them into our building, and celebrate our public art project on the bell tower
Public Art Discussion
Join us for an informative discussion on Public Art, led by Mike Hillman, Glendora Station Artist and Citrus College Professor on Monday, June 26, 10:00 AM at FCCG.
Participate in Public Art
Stop by Saturday, June 24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to participate in the public art Mural at FCCG by adding some paint to our stairs.
FCCG Mural – Volunteers needed
We are looking for Volunteers to help with the creation of public art at First Christian Church of Glendora. Contact us for more details or to donate time, resources, or funds. Come Friday, June 23 – 25 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM at FCCG. Check our Facebook page for event details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org -Or- (626) 335-2240 email@example.com. 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit our website to find out more about our Art Academy, Empty Bowls or other church programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.