Congregational Meeting Recap

Church Board
Thank you to those who served in leadership on the church Board in 2023 and those who have agreed to serve in 2024!

Judy Thorndyke, Treasurer
Nancy Vangelist, Secretary
Lynn Hendricks, President
Thank you to those who served in leadership on the church Board in 2023 and those who have agreed to serve in 2024!
Church Board

Pamela Sandstrom, Pastoral Care Representative
John Szabo, Trustee Representative.
The position of Arts Committee representative to be selected by the Committee.

Trustees:
Karen Cullen    (2024)
Steven Flowers (2024)
John Martinez  (2026)

The FCCG Budget was approved at the Congregational meeting on December 17. If you would like a copy or have questions, please contact the church office or Judy Thorndyke, Treasurer.

We also approved our Statement of Inclusion.

FCCG Inclusion Statement
We, the members of First Christian Church of Glendora, value the uniqueness of all God’s people and affirm the worth and dignity of all. We welcome all people, regardless of color, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and nationality, precisely because of Christ’s calling to treat others as we desire to be treated.

FCCG… More Than a Church… A Center for the Community

First Christian Church of Glendora began meeting in the community in the early 1880’s. In 1885, the church was chartered and in 1887 the congregation built its first building on Wabash and Bennett. In 1922, the congregation set in place the cornerstone on their current “home” on the corner of Glendora and Bennett.

This iconic 100 year old building is home to Sunday worship, hundreds of children and adults who gather to learn art and experience hope at our Fine Arts Academy, Cub Scout Pack 482, a Narcotics Anonymous group, and many other community activities and events. From serving as a Red Cross shelter during the floods of 1969 that destroyed homes and hillsides, to being a gathering place for blood drives, food drives, annual parades and activities like the Train Show and Empty Bowls, FCCG has gladly and humbly opened our doors to the community.

As FCCG continues to open its doors to the community and expand our Arts Center, there are repairs and improvements that we would like to make to our building. To accomplish all of this, we are applying for matching grant funds and reaching out to the community to invite others to contribute to this Capital Campaign.

In applying for matching grant funds, the funding organizations look to the support and participation of the requesting organization. This is where YOU come in, we would love to have community support and participation.  If you have been blessed by a program at FCCG, we invite you to participate in this campaign. No gift is too small.

 

Thank you for your consideration of contributing, as together we embrace the future and celebrate our past.

Light the Way

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Memorial Lanterns. It was a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who have been important in our lives and have been a light on our path.

Thank You!

Many thanks to the congregation for the generous Christmas gift! I appreciate your kindness and generosity. This January will mark 29 years at FCCG. Thank you for the opportunity to serve with you.

Thanks again,

Karen