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 and Brian will lead our youth in prayer in the Community Room (next to the kitchen).
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
- Sunday, February 22
All Church Prayer, 9 am, Fireside Room
Youth Group, 7 pm, Meet at Church
- Monday, February 23, 8:30 am, Women’s Breakfast, Auntie Mame’s in SV
- Tuesday, February 24, 10 am, Women’s Bible Study, Fireside Room
- Thursday, February 26, 9:30 am, Men’s Group trip to Moffett Field Historical Society Museum. Meet at Surf City Coffee at 8:30 am, depart at 9:30 am. Contact Ed Hillman or Scott Weiss if you have questions.
- Sunday, March 1, after church, Annual Chili Cookoff and CHIC Silent Auction. Contact the church office if you’d like to enter your chili. Contact Brian McCutchen if you have questions about the Silent Auction.
- Saturday, February 14, 5-8 pm, Valentine’s Day Date Night, CE Bldg. Parents, drop off your kids ages K-5th grade at church to spend a fun night with the teenagers attending CHIC (Brian & Caroline supervising). This event is free – donations will be collected to help offset CHIC costs.
- Sunday, February 15
9:15 am, Adult Sunday School, Fireside Room
10:30 am, Sunday Worship Service, Sanctuary (Nursery care and children’s church available)
7 pm, Youth Group, Sanctuary
Got a prayer to spare? If you recently took a prayer heart from the display in the narthex, please remember to bring a short, encouraging note to church on Sunday, February 15 for the young person you prayed for. Slip the note back into the string heart for them to find or give to them directly. Thank you to all who participated! The kids are sure to be delighted by your kindness.
“We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
- Tuesday, February 17, 10 am, Adult Bible Study, Fireside Room
Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm, Men’s Bible Study, Library
- Thursday, February 26, a group of men from our church are going to visit the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum in Mountain View. They’re meeting at 8:30 am for coffee at Surf City and will leave for Moffett Field at 9:30 am. Contact Ed Hillman if you are interested.
- Sunday, March 1, The Chili Cookoff will be here before you know it. This year we are having a Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting our youth going to CHIC (Covenant High in Christ) this summer. Look for details in the bulletin on Sunday and consider entering your chili in the cookoff or just coming to the cookoff and the auction. If you have something to donate for the auction, please contact Brian McCutchen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what is coming up at church in the next several days:
Saturday, February 7, 2 pm, Memorial Service for Renie Olson, Sanctuary
Sunday, February 8, 9:15 am, Adult Sunday School, Fireside Room
Sunday, February 8, 7 pm, Youth Group, Sanctuary
Tuesday, February 10, 9 am, SC County Youth Pastors’ Prayer Meeting, Fireside Room
Tuesday, February 10, 10 am, Women’s Bible Study, Library
Saturday, February 14, 8:30 am, Men’s Breakfast, Mollie’s Cafe
Saturday, February 14, 5-8 pm, Valentine’s Day Date Night, CE Bldg. Parents, drop off your kids ages K-5th grade at church to spend a fun night with the teenagers attending CHIC (Brian & Caroline supervising). This event is free – donations will be collected to help offset CHIC costs.
A couple of reminders:
Soup Groups are this weekend (February 6-8). If you have signed up for a soup group, you should have heard from either Sally or your hosts for information on the date and time of your soup group. If you have signed up and have not heard from anyone, please contact Sally.
Got a prayer to spare? On Sunday morning, take time to choose a heart from the poster in the narthex and pray for the young person named on the heart during the week leading to Valentine’s Day. Then, bring a short, encouraging note to church on Sunday, February 15 for that young person.
“We love because God loved us.” 1 John 4:19
- Friday, January 30, Women’s Indoor Rock-Climbing at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz, from 6 to 9 pm. RSVP To Sally Weiss, Erin Girard or Jamie Garrison
- Sunday, February 1
Adult Sunday School, Jesus Said What?! led by Clark Walliser, 9:15 am, Fireside Room
Worship Service, When We Fall Short, Rev. Gerry Cox, 10:30 am
Youth Group, 7 pm, Sanctuary
- Tuesday, February 3, Adult Bible Study, 10 am, Fireside Room
- Wednesday, February 4, Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm, Library
- Friday-Sunday, February 6-8 we will be having Soup Groups. It’s not too late to sign up; there are plenty of hosts and plenty of room for more participants. If you would like to be included in a Soup Group, email sally at email@example.com