EVENTS FROM OUR PAST 2016
Dia de los Muertos or All Souls Day Celebration
On October 30th, we celebrated Dia de los Muertos or All Souls Day
by gathering for a meal and fellowship. The church alter was transformed into a beautiful space with photos and mementos of people we love, flowers and traditional "requerdos." It was an evening of prayer, celebration and also a warm remembrance of our loved ones who have passed on. We express our many thanks to all who participated in the event, especially Deacon Guy, Diane Askren, Kim Ericson & Judy Whelchel for organizing a wonderful event. Food was delicious and children had great fun decorating cookies and scavenging during the Halloween scavenger hunt. This was indeed a fun activity for the whole church family.
Hymn Singing and Ice Cream Social
I would like to thank everyone who was able to join us on August 28th to be apart of our Hymn Singing and Ice Cream Social! We sang, we laughed and we ate delicious ice cream. A big thanks to those who contributed to making this day possible and as perfect as it could be. Overall it was a wonderful way to escape the heat by singing and enjoying hymns inside as well as indulging in some refreshing ice cream!
Pakistan's Independance Day Celebration
I would like to thank everyone who was able to join us on Sunday August 14th to celebrate the message of freedom and peace to the world on Pakistan’s Independence Day. We enjoyed the traditional Pakistan food, the inspiring message from our guest speaker, Shunila Ruth, as well as the lovely Pakistani music offered by the Benjamin family, amazing slide presentation on Pakistan by Zeeshan and our MCs Sarah and Zeeshan, also a big thanks to Emmanuel Azariah, Yashab Azariah and Sarojam Mankau for sharing their views on Pakistan and India. This was a successful and wonderful event and thanks to everyone who attended and contributed their gifts and time to make this a memorable day.
Vacation Bible School 2016
This year’s Vacation Bible School SonSpark Labs was a huge success. The children had a great time, learning abut God’s love through great Bible stories, illustrations of science experiments, arts & crafts, Music and games. Many thanks to all leaders and volunteers who served with love and enthusiasm throughout the week. Thank you for the generosity of the congregation in donating money, food items, supplies for arts & crafts and helping organize a sumptuous potluck lunch on Sunday. I would like to specially thank parents, grandparents, Aunts and Uncles for their participation and allowing VBS children to learn in an atmosphere of fun, love and encouragement. A special recognition and appreciation goes to our VBS director, Susan Olsen for her creativity, stamina, and dedication to making this year’s VBS a huge success.
Carols by Candlelight 2016
Thank you to all that were able to joins us on Sunday, December 4th for the Carol’s by Candlelight Service. It was a great success and a unforgettable evening as we celebrated the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, through Advent lessons and beautiful carols sung in different languages. Big thanks to the St. George Choirs and Congregation, our choir director Dr. Virginia Haisten, Karen Shaw, First Women First Tuesday Native American Talking Circle, Rev. Canon Dr. Mary Christ, Benjamin Blocksom, Redemption Evangelical Fellowship Choir , Bailey Anderson, Loma Linda Bengali Choir, Joerg Nowak, Brian Samuel, Sara Stradioto Blocksom, Pakistani Choir from West Covina, Edna Napier, Rev. Guy Leemhuis, Gabriela Gonzalez, Sebastian Gonzalez, Ruben Ordiano, Matt Amper, Good News Singers, Brandon Nowak, Mary Travis Doepner, Tripp Doepner, The Rt. Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah, and last but not least, our Vicar Rev. Khushnud Azariah. This event would not have been possible without them. Once again, thank you very much.
Santa Breakfast 2016
Thank you to all that were able to joins us on Saturday, December 10th for Santa Breakfast. It was nothing but fun for everyone especially for the kids. Big thanks to those who volunteered to help out, it turned out to be a memorable breakfast.
Please visit the link to view a special performance by the VBS children.