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Prayer hour is held on fourth Sunday of the month. All are invited at 9:00 am for an hour of prayer in Fireside Room. As we commit our community to God we’ll vary our time through prayer in small groups, as individuals, in silence and in song. Caroline will lead the kids prayer time in the C.E. Building for children up to fifth grade.

Coming Up at Community Covenant

Our pastoral search committee is excited to recommend a candidate for our lead pastor. This recommendation is unanimous. There will be several opportunities to meet our candidate this coming weekend and also the following Sunday. Here’s the schedule:

Sunday, May 24th: The search committee will introduce our candidate for lead pastor at this all-age worship service.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 12:00: Join us for a BBQ on the patio at noon. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our lead pastor candidate and his family. The main course will be provided; please bring a side dish or salad to share. We’ll have a Q&A time with our candidate about 1:30.

Sunday, May 31st: Our lead pastor candidate will be preaching this Sunday morning. Please join us for worship together.

Sunday, May 31st, 4:00 PM: Return in the afternoon for our congregation business meeting. We’ll hear from our search committee, and have time for questions and comments. This is a time of discernment; we’ll vote on the question: “Is God calling our candidate to be lead pastor here at Community Covenant?”

Other Events:

Tuesday, May 26th: Women’s Bible Study, 10 am, Fireside Room

Friday, May 29th: Club 4-5, 6:30 pm, Fireside Room

Friday, May 29th: Join us for a Bridal Shower for Tracy Roberts, 6:00 pm, CE Bldg. for a salad supper. Please call the office if you can help by bringing salad, bread or dessert.

What’s Happening!

Sunday, May 17th: Youth Group BBQ at the Anderson’s, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19th: Adult Bible Study, 10 am, Fireside Room

Wednesday, May 20th: Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm, Library

Friday, May 29th: Club 4-5, 6:30 pm, Fireside Room

Friday, May 29th: Join us for a Bridal Shower for Tracy Roberts, 6:00 pm, CE Bldg. for a salad supper. Please call the office if you can help by bringing salad, bread or dessert.

 

Our pastoral search committee is excited to recommend a candidate for our lead pastor. This recommendation is unanimous. There will be several opportunities to meet our candidate over Memorial Day weekend and also the following Sunday. Here’s the schedule:

Sunday, May 24th: The search committee will introduce our candidate for lead pastor at this all-age worship service.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, 12:00: Join us for a BBQ on the patio at noon. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our lead pastor candidate and his family. The main course will be provided; please bring a side dish or salad to share. We’ll have a Q&A time with our candidate about 1:30.

Sunday, May 31st: Our lead pastor candidate will be preaching this Sunday morning. Please join us for worship together.

Sunday, May 31st, 4:00 PM: Return in the afternoon for our congregation business meeting. We’ll hear from our search committee, and have time for questions and comments. This is a time of discernment; we’ll vote on the question: “Is God calling our candidate to be lead pastor here at Community Covenant?”

 

Also of note:
Wings has a new request from our Rebele Family Shelter. One of their client families is moving into a new home this month and is in need of a few items by early next week:

Dishes and cups
Rugs for bathroom
Blankets
Towels
Cooking utensils

If you have or are willing to obtain any of these items, that’s great! They need to be in very good condition. Drop off the items at Community Covenant Church at “the porch of the log cabin” with a note “for Wings” or contact Jim (Willie) Young to make other arrangements.

This week at Community Covenant

Saturday, May 9
Men’s Breakfast
Come join us for breakfast and a chance to get to know each other & a little bit more about the guys you see on Sundays at church. No big agenda, just a chance to connect. All men are welcome…. this Saturday, May 9th, 8:30 am, Mollie’s Cafe in Scotts Valley.
Sunday, May 10
Happy Mother’s Day!
There will be no Youth Group this Sunday – spend time with your mom!
Tuesday, May 12
Women’s Bible Study
Meets in the Fireside Room, Tuesday, May 12 at 10 am. Please feel free to join us any time even if you haven’t been before. there is no pre-reading so you can always turn up and jump right in! You are always welcome!

Congregational Conversation May 3, 4-5:30 pm

This Sunday afternoon, May 3, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm in the sanctuary, we will begin a congregational conversation to be guided by our pastors and Jean Cheng Gorman, Director of Ministerial Health of the Pacific Southwest Conference. We will consider the Covenant’s position on Human Sexuality and its implications for Covenant Pastors, our pastoral search & Covenant Churches. Childcare will be provided.

Also in the coming week:
Youth Group, Sunday, May 3, 7 – 8:30 pm, meet in the Community Room
Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, May 5, 10 am, Fireside Room
Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 pm, Library
Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, May 9, 8:30 am, Mollie’s

This week at CCC:

This Sunday is the 42nd anniversary of Community Covenant Church! Yes, April 12, 1973 is the date the charter was signed. (Have you ever checked out the cornerstone of our church?) The first service was held Easter Sunday that year in the parking lot of Pinnacle Pass and the rest is history! This Sunday we will be sharing stories, pictures and memories of Community Covenant through the years. Please join us!

Here’s more of our calendar:
Saturday, April 11, 8:30 am, Men’s Breakfast at Mollie’s in SV
Saturday, April 11, 9 am – 12 pm, New Members class at Scott & Sally’s
Sunday, April 12, 7-8:30 pm, Youth Group, Community Room
Tuesday, April 14, 10 am, Women’s Bible Study, Fireside Room
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 pm, Men’s Bible Study, Library
Friday, April 17, 7-8:30 pm, Club 4-5, Meet at church

Please note, the Tea & Hymn Sing, originally scheduled for April 19 at 3 pm has been postponed. Instead, go to the Hymn Sing at Spring Lakes Park, same date, same time!

Sunday Morning Adult Sunday School is taking a break. All Church Prayer will still be held on the 4th Sunday of each month in the Fireside Room at 9 am.

Also, if anyone is interested in receiving The Covenant Companion, the award winning monthly magazine of The Evangelical Covenant Church, please send a check payable to Community Covenant Church in the amount of $18.00 for an annual subscription.  Articles deal with Christian life, the church, spirituality, issues impacting the Christian community, social justice, and outreach ministry.

Upcoming at CCC

Good Friday Services, April 3:
12 pm, joint service with St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, at St. Phillip’s, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive
7 pm, service at Community Covenant Church

​Easter Sunday Services, April 5:
​9:30 am, Easter Brunch served in the Fireside Room at church
10:30 am, Easter service with communion

​Please note, there will be no youth group on Easter Sunday​.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, April 7, at 10 am in the Fireside Room

Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 am at Mollie’s in Scotts Valley

New Member Class, Saturday, April 11, 9 am – 12 pm, Scott & Sally’s house

Here’s what’s happening:

Club 4-5 meets at church Friday March 27th, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Bring your friends! Call Brian McCutchen if you have questions, 831-222-0576.

The second session of the new member class will meet Saturday, March 28th, from 9 am – 12 pm in the Community Room.

This Sunday, March 29th, at 10:30 am, will be an all age worship service.

Youth Group meets Sunday evening, March 29th, from 7 – 8:30 pm, at church.

Spring Break Youth Beach Day, Wednesday, April 1st, from 11 am to 2 pm! Meet at Its Beach (around the corner from Steamer’s Lane). Contact Brian if you have questions or need directions, 831-222-0576.

Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, April 1st, 6:30 pm, meet in the Library.

Good Friday Services, April 3rd:
12 pm, joint service with St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, AT St. Phillip’s, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive

7 pm, service at Community Covenant Church
​If anyone wishes to participate in either service by doing a reading, please talk with Sally, 831-334-2302.

​Easter Services, April 5th
9:30 am Brunch in the church Fireside Room

10:30 am Easter Worship Service at church​

Upcoming

Saturday, March 21, from 8 am to 12 pm is our Spring Cleaning Day. There are many indoor and outdoor tasks to tackle. Some examples are: cleaning floors & windows, cleaning/organizing the kitchen, removing stains from chairs, organizing the attic. Outside, the roof needs to be cleaned off and there is lots of gardening, weeding and trimming to be done. We would appreciate knowing who is coming so we can buy enough donuts and have cleaning supplies ready. Please let Scott know if you will be there Saturday.

If a weekday works better for you, come for the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25th, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Sally will be here to continue working on the remaining tasks.

If you can’t attend Saturday the 21st or Wednesday the 25th, please call Sally to coordinate a task and time to help.

Other happenings:

Sunday, March 22, after church, New Members Class kickoff meeting in the Community Room (next to kitchen).
Youth Group, 7 pm, Sanctuary

Monday, March 23, 8:30 am, Women’s Breakfast, Auntie Mame’s in SV

Tuesday, March 24, 10 am, Women’s Bible Study, Library

Friday, March 27, Club 4-5, 7-8:30, meet at church

Saturday, March 28, New Members Class, 9 am – 12 pm, Community Room

Holy Week Schedule:
Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday
10:30 am All Age Service

Friday, April 3, Good Friday
12:00 pm, Combined service with St. Philip’s at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 5271 Scotts Valley Drive
7 pm Worship service at Community Covenant

Sunday, April 5, Easter Sunday
9:30 am Brunch in the Fireside Room
10:30 am Easter Service at church

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 8 – Daylight Saving Time – Spring FORWARD!!
Adult Sunday School, 9:15 am, Fireside Room
Worship Service, 10:30 am, Kristin Van Pykeren is preaching
Youth Group – meets at 7pm in the sanctuary

Tuesday, March 10, Women’s Bible Study, 10 am in the Fireside Room

Saturday, March 14
Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 am at Mollie’s in SV
Wings Training, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (lunch provided), at Peace United Church of Christ – Library, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz – if interested, RSVP to Peggy Benedum peggy.benedum@wingsadvocacy.org

On Sunday, March 15, Abi Young and Scott Weiss will share the VOC (Vulnerable & Orphan Child) Program and Scott’s recent trip to Ethiopia after our 10:30 am worship service. Meet in the Community Room (next to the kitchen).

On Sunday, March 22, we will kickoff a new members class after church. If you are interested in attending, please contact Scott or Sally.

Upcoming at CCC

Here’s what is happening the next several days at Community Covenant:

Sunday, March 1
Chili Cook-off and CHIC Silent Auction – stay after worship for the fun! There are eight contenders for best chili and we’ll also serve hot dogs and popcorn. Taste chili, vote for your favorite, and bid on Silent Auction items. All proceeds from the silent auction go towards sending our 10 high school students to CHIC this summer.
Youth Group – meets at 7pm in the sanctuary

Tuesday, March 3, Adult Bible Study, 10 am in the Fireside Room

Wednesday, March 4, Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm in the Library

Sunday, March 8, Worship Service, 10:30 am, Kristi Van Pykeren is preaching; remember to set your clocks forward Saturday night for Day Light Saving Time.

On Sunday, March 15, Scott Weiss will share about his recent trip to Ethiopia after our church service at 10:30 am.

A New Member Class will be starting after church on Sunday, March 22. Please talk to Scott or Sally if you are interested.