Let’s explore with God’s Paintbrush through worship, storytelling, drama, art, music, puppetry, science and more!! This 5-day camp runs 9 to noon with extended care offered in the afternoons. Enrollment is limited. Register now!
Enrichment Through the Arts is a kids camp exploring creativity through a variety of media. Each day a different art form will be highlighted. Look what’s being planned…
- Monday – Weaving & Guatemala
- Tuesday – Photography & Ansel Adams (Children will be using polaroid film.)
- Wednesday – Painting & Monet, Seurat & Picasso
- Thursday – Ceramics & Clay
- Friday – Culinary Arts (Children will bring home dinner for the family.)
Each day includes at least 3 projects around the art theme of the day. Enrollment is limited each day due to materials needed for the projects. Spaces are on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment is only secured with completed registration form and fees.
For more information contact the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at ECA.
The Congregational Church of Almaden Valley and The Episcopal Church in Almaden (6581 Camden Ave, San Jose, 95120) encourage neighbors to drive through their circular driveway to receive ashes on their foreheads and a free cup of coffee or tea to go, with a smile. We want to bring a moment of spiritual connection and ancient tradition out of doors and into daily life. Ashes remind us that we are mortal and help us remember what is important in life. They remind us that God continually offers the forgiveness of unconditional love, and a new start. Come, start your morning with “Ashes and Coffee to Go”!
LENT IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING! Ash Wednesday is March 1st. The JV Churches will offer “ASHES AND COFFEE TO GO” from 6:45-8:30AM in our parking lot. Stop by on your way to work to receive your ashes and a free cup of coffee or tea to go! ECA will have services of Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes at noon and 7pm that day. Stations of the Cross will be at 3pm every Wednesday during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, immediately preceding Center Prayer. Our Lenten class will be offered from 7-8:30pm each Wednesday during Lent, from March 8 through April 5 in the Learning Center. The topic will be “The Vanishing Language of Sin and Salvation”.
This year’s Christmas Pageant is Saturday, December 17th! All ages participate.
Come at 3 PM to choose your part, get costumed, make some Christmas ornaments, decorate Christmas cookies and more. While the kids and youth are busy preparing for the pageant, parents can help prepare our dinner and set tables. At 5 PM we will present our pageant to all. Families are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to join us for the presentation. Following the pageant everyone is invited to share in a delicious dinner with decorated Christmas cookies for dessert.
Sermon, Mr. Rod Cardoza, September 11, 2016
Leviticus 19:1-2a, 34
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
“Our world is experiencing shifting populations, unprecedented change, and growing religious extremism. Muslims and Christians together make up more than half the world’s population. Christians and Muslims must therefore find ways to coexist peacefully if future generations will enjoy any meaningful peace together,” says Rod Cardoza, founder of Abrahamic Alliance International. He is a cultural, theological, and linguistic anthropologist.
Rod’s organization is engaged in peace making by bringing together people from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish congregations to do projects together that are works of mercy. ECA will be participating in this critical and interesting work this fall.
To begin this process, Rod will teach his workshop “Introduction to Loving Muslim Neighbors” at ECA on Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm. This is a seminar for Christians who want to understand and bless Muslims with grace and friendship. It navigates through a maze of conflicting information and stereotypes, then equips Christians with solutions to challenges that have vexed Christian-Muslim relations for centuries. Learn how to build bridges of respect and understanding that will deeply touch Muslim hearts.
This is work that is desperately needed in our time of increasing polarization, religious extremism, and hate speech. It is a concrete way for us to engage Jesus’ blessing: “Blessed are the peace makers.”
Here’s the link to RSVP for this wonderful, free seminar at ECA: http://lmnsanjose2016.eventbrite.com
When: Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Episcopal Church in Almaden
Congregational Church of Almaden
Almaden Korean Methodist Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints