SPECIAL EVENTS

Back to School Blessing:

We invite children, teachers, college students and professors to come forward for a prayer and a gift the Sunday before school resumes each fall. 

Trunk Or Treat: We invite families in the congregation and in the community, to join us for trunk or treat in our large parking lot the week before Halloween. This is always a fun night for both the kids and the adults (some who also comes n costume). Sometimes there is a scavenger hunt piece as part of the event. Check back for the 2024 date.  Dinner is at 5:00 PM and the Trunk or Treat and Scavenger Hunt began at 6:00 PM.   

First Sunday: 

First Sunday is a special recreation event for children.  It takes place from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM about once a month from October – June (often on First Sundays). Each month has a special theme chosen by the group. Check with Carol to learn about themes and upcoming dates.

Advent Brunch and Workshop:

On the first Sunday of December we gather together for a meal and an Advent workshop.  At the workshop we create items (wreaths, ornaments, cookies, etc) to help prepare us for the season of Advent.  Usually a special visitor stops by to give presents to the children/youth.  

Christmas Play:Our children and youth present a play each year during the 5:00 PM Christmas Eve Service.  Practices will begin in early December. 

Easter:

On Palm Sunday the children process into the service waving palm branches to remember that Jesus rode into town as people sang Hosanna the week before he was crucified.  On Easter Sunday the children join in celebrating the Resurrection by releasing butterflies.  An egg hunt is also part of the celebration for children and youth. 

Congregational Retreat:

In 2024 we will return to the Big Bear Presbyterian Conference Center for a Congregational Retreat.  We used to have an annual retreat there before covid and it was so much fun! The theme is Building a Neighborhood Together.  The date is May 17-19.  Contact Carol for more information. 

Summer Camp:

Many of our LACPC children spend a week at in early July at the Big Bear Presbyterian Conference Center.  In 2024 the elementary camp will be held June 30th to July 6th and the junior high camp will be July 7-13. Stop by the church to pick up a registration form or go to www.bigbearconferencecenter.com

Vacation Bible School: 

Vacation Bible School 2024 will be held June  17-21 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Our theme is Camp Firelight: A Summer Camp Adventure with God.   Click on the registration link below to register for VBS.  All children age 4 to rising 6th graders are invited to join in the fun.