Weekly Emails from Pastor Luis

Dear Family of Pacoima First,

Christmas Eve Worship

Our Christmas Eve Celebration will be on December 24th during our regular Sunday worship time at 11:00 AM. We will have Christmas music, Bible readings, and special music from the choir. This is the perfect time to invite a friend or family to church. After worship, we will have refreshments!

Advent Season

This Sunday we continue the season of Advent with the theme of “Joy.” You can join us in the Advent Bible study on Wednesdays via Zoom. We will begin today at 6:30 PM. Zoom Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87847563212?pwd=2OPMvmVeBAdPEyyIGavb5sdG8VsMML.1

Meeting ID: 878 4756 3212 – Passcode: 578263

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Passing on the Gift

During this time, we have two opportunities to “pass on the gift” and be a blessing to somebody in our community. First, you are invited to write cards to youth in the Juvenile Hall in Sylmar. There are specific instructions on how to write these cards, and tomorrow you will receive all the details via email.

Second, we will be collecting items to put together kits for our neighbors who live on the streets.

Again, tomorrow via email you will receive a list of items you can bring for these kits. Remember, during this season… Be Kind!

Let Us Pray…

Join us each Wednesday for prayer and fasting, asking God to act and solve our “Tax Issue.”

We pray for people homebound or in hospital, for friends and family. We continue to pray for the Flores-Maldonado family. Let us pray for families traveling during this season. We keep praying for peace on earth! Especially, we are praying for peace in the Holy Land, as well as so many other places that are dealing with the evils of war.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6.

Prayer Requests? 

Call us, go to our website https://pacoimafumc.comor send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com .

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

Sunday School

  • Remember, every Sunday at 10:00 AM we have our Sunday School class led by our sister June. Material available in the narthex. BTW… coffee and biscotti are included!

Don’t forget to check our website https://pacoimafumc.com

Also please “like” us on Facebook.

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Pastor Luis

E-mail:  pastorlagd@icloud.com 

Dear Family of Pacoima First,

Advent Season

This Sunday we continue the season of Advent with the theme of “Peace.” As we wait to celebrate the birth of our Savior, we will move through the season learning and preparing for the King that is coming!

You can join us in the Advent Bible study on Wednesdays via Zoom. We will begin today at 6:30 PM. Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87847563212?pwd=2OPMvmVeBAdPEyyIGavb5sdG8VsMML.1

Meeting ID: 878 4756 3212 – Passcode: 578263

One tap mobile +12133388477,, 87847563212# US (Los Angeles)

Let Us Pray…

Join us each Wednesday for prayer and fasting, asking God to act and solve our “Tax Issue.”

We pray for the Flores-Maldonado family. Let us pray for families traveling during this season.

We keep praying for peace on earth! Especially, we are praying for peace in the Holy Land, as well as so many other places that are dealing with the evils of war.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6.

Prayer Requests? 

Call us, go to our website https://pacoimafumc.comor send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com .

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

Sunday School

  • Remember, every Sunday at 10:00 AM we have our Sunday School class led by our sister June. Material available in the narthex. BTW… coffee and biscotti are included!
  • Also, we have a little class for our children during sermon time on Sundays. 

Don’t forget to check our website https://pacoimafumc.com

Also please “like” us on Facebook.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis

E-mail:  pastorlagd@icloud.com 

Dear Family of Pacoima First,

Advent Season

We begin the season of Advent with joy and expectation. This Sunday we begin with the theme of “Hope.” As we expect to celebrate the birth of our Savior, we will move through the season learning and preparing for the “King” that is coming!

You can join us in the Bible study on Wednesday via Zoom. We will begin on December 6th at 6:30 PM.

Prayer and Fasting

Join us each Wednesday for prayer and fasting, asking God to act and solve our “Tax Issue.”

Attached you will find an article about fasting that I consider very fair and appropriate for this occasion.

Let Us Pray and let us include Leola Thomas and her family in our prayers

Let us pray for families traveling during this season.

We keep praying for peace on earth! Especially, we are praying for peace in the Holy Land, as well as so many other places that are dealing with the evils of war. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6.

Prayer Requests? 

Call us, go to our website https://pacoimafumc.comor send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com .

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

Sunday School

  • Remember, every Sunday at 10:00 AM we have our Sunday School class led by our sister June. A new season begins on December 3rd. Material available in the narthex. BTW… coffee is included!
  • Also, we have a little class for our children during sermon time on Sundays. 

Choir, Choir, Choir!!!

The church choir is back! Please contact Hope Carr for more information.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis

Dear Pacoima First Family,

All Saints Day – A Glorious Celebration!

We want to thank all the members of the congregation who helped create a beautiful time of remembrance and celebration. We are indeed surrounded by a multitude of witnesses.

Charge Conference

On November 16 at 6:30 PM via Zoom we will have our Charge Conference. This is a very important meeting where all the members of the church are invited to participate. This is a time to celebrate the ministry of our church. Everybody is welcome to attend via Zoom or by phone.

Your Word is a Lamp Unto my Feet…

Wednesday Bible study via Zoom – 6:30 PM. Today’s bible study is canceled & will resume next week. Remember, every Sunday at 10:00 AM we have our Sunday School class (coffee included).

Habla Español?

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Please contact Janet Garcia for more information. First session is this Sunday after worship (in the office). Send a message to janetinchulavista@gmail.com if you are interested.

Let Us Pray

Let us keep praying for our congregation and the legal matter that is keeping us occupied.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6. We are praying for peace in the Holy Land, and in so many places dealing with the evils of war.

Prayer requests? Call us or send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com .

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis

Personal E-mail:  pastorlagd@icloud.com 

Dear Pacoima First Family,

All Saints Day

We will celebrate All Saints Day this Sunday, November 5th during worship to remember and honor those saints who have gone to be with the Lord. 

We invite you to share the names of your loved ones (family and friends) who during the past 5 years have “graduated” to the “heavenly mansions.” Please email Pastor Luis, and Ms. Carmen Clay or contact the church office.

Your Word is a Lamp Unto my Feet…

We continue with our Wednesday Bible study via Zoom – 6:30 PM. Attached you will find the Bible study resource and the Zoom link.

Also, every Sunday at 10:00 AM we have our Sunday School class (coffee and pastry included!)

Habla Español?

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Please get in touch with Janet Garcia for more information. The first session is this Sunday after worship (in the office). Send a message to janetinchulavista@gmail.com if you are interested.

Charge Conference

On November 16 at 6:30 PM via Zoom we will have our Charge Conference. This is when we celebrate the ministry of the church. Everybody is welcome to attend via Zoom or by phone.

Let Us Pray

Let us keep praying for our congregation and the legal matter keeping us occupied.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6. We are praying for peace in the Holy Land, and so many places dealing with the evils of war.

Prayer requests? Call us or send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com .

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis

Personal E-mail:  pastorlagd@icloud.com 

October 17, 2023

Dear Pacoima First Family,

Great Celebration!

Last Sunday we had a great worship service and message by our DS Melissa Roux-McKinnon. Also, the celebration of the end of the Hispanic Heritage month was enjoyed by all. We had a great time of fellowship with great food. Thanks to all the families and volunteers that helped to put this event together.

Your word is a lamp to my feet…

Tomorrow we will continue with our Wednesday Bible study via Zoom – 6:30 PM. Attached you will find the Bible study resource and the Zoom link. 
Also, every Sunday at 10AM we have our Sunday School class(coffee and pastry included!)

Habla Español?

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Please contact Janet Garcia for more information. We are considering opening up a class. Send a message to janetinchulavista@gmail.com  if  you are interested.

Let Us Pray

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6. We are praying for peace in the Holy Land, and in so many places dealing with the evils of war in their lands. Click the link to find a letter from our Bishop Dottie Escobedo Frank. https://www.calpacumc.org/bishop-escobedo-frank/peace-on-earth/

Prayer requests? Call us or send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis

Grace and peace to you, our Pacoima First community. Life’s journey often presents us with trials and tribulations that test our faith. These weekly emails draw inspiration from the Scriptures to guide us through these challenges with unwavering trust in the Lord. No matter the storms we face, His presence is our anchor, and His promises are our source of hope.

October 10, 2023

Dear Pacoima First Family, 

Special Guest Preacher and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

This Sunday our District Superintendent Melissa Roux-McKinnon will be our guest preacher. We invite you to come early for coffee and pastries to meet her.

After worship we will have food to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage month. Make plans to come early and stay after worship for a time of fellowship. Invite a friend!

Your word is a lamp to my feet…

Tomorrow we will continue with our Wednesday Bible study via Zoom – 6:30 PM. Attached you will find the Bible study resource and the Zoom link. Also, every Sunday at 10AM we have our Sunday School class (coffee and pastry included!)

Let Us Pray

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…” Psalm 122:6. We are praying for peace in the Holy Land, and in so many places dealing with this evil in their lands.

Prayers for a full recovery for Leola Thomas and Heather Wilson.

Prayer request? Call us or send an email to pastorlagd@icloud.com

Do you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

September 26, 2023

Dear Pacoima First Family,

World Communion Sunday 

This Sunday we will celebrate communion during worship and join thousands of Christian churches around the globe celebrating World Communion Sunday. We invite you to come dressed with attire that celebrates your heritage or another country on our beautiful earth. Remember, worship service begins at 11:00 AM. Please take note of this change.

Sunday School at 10 AM 

We have a great Sunday School class every Sunday at 10 AM. Everybody is invited, coffee included!!! 

The Cost of Discipleship 

As we continue with our sermon series ‘The Cost of Discipleship’, our text for this Sunday is Philippians 2:1-13 

Do you need prayer? 

Call us or send us an email to pastorlagd@icloud.comDo you know a sister or brother who is sick or in the hospital? Please let us know.

See you Sunday in church (or online).

Pastor Luis