There’s a lot going on at Community Covenant!

Church Photo Directory
We’ve got a draft of our new photo directory that will be available for review this Sunday, July 19 after church in the narthex. Please take a minute to check your entry, add anything missing, and correct any errors. If it’s perfect, check the box on the right to confirm your entry.
The deadline for submitting photos by email will be July 31. If you prefer, you can have your photo taken after church on Sunday, July 19 and Sunday, July 26.

Faith Communities Shelter Program
On the third Saturday of the month, Community Covenant Church partners with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, feeding a meal to a group of 16-20 homeless individuals, while St. Philip’s provides the shelter. Erik & Heather Hedstrom would like to team up with people from Community Covenant to prepare and serve the meal this coming Saturday, July 18th. The meal can be prepared in your own kitchen or at St. Philip’s. Reimbursement with receipt is available up to $50 – see Claudia in the church office for details. If you would simply like to help Erik & Heather serve to gain a better understanding of the ministry, that would be great. Please contact Erik at erikh1974@gmail.com if you are able to help this Saturday. If you are interested in participating on August 15, please contact Claudia at office@ccsv.org or 831-438-4276.

Vacation Bible Camp
It’s not too late to join Team VBC! (July 27-31, 9 to noon)
Hometown Nazareth is still looking for:

· carpentry shopkeepers (2-3 days during the week)
· tribe leaders to guide kids through the morning (all 5 days)

Please check out the post-it note board in the narthex for needed supplies!
If you have a pop-up tent canopy we could borrow for VBC, please contact Caroline Mann by emailing her at ncaroline@sbcglobal.net

Wings Training Event
July 25, 2015 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (includes lunch)
Garfield Park Christian Church (Circle Church)

Please join us for our next Wings Homeless Advocacy training session. If you are interested in joining Wings, or are just curious and want to know more, this is a great no-obligation session with lunch provided.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending so we can ensure adequate space, lunch, and materials. RSVP by email to Peggy Benedum

(Wings Homeless Advocacy is a ministry of Community Covenant Church).

Party on the Patio for Scott & Sally!
Sunday, July 26, 4:30 pm
Come to enjoy good food, great music, and a chance to thank Scott & Sally for their remarkable service the past two years here at Community Covenant Church.

CHIC, Photo Directory and more…

CHIC
This weekend, Brian McCutchen & Erin McMorris and 10 high school kids will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee for CHIC. Starting Sunday, July 12th, each night you can catch Mainstage on Live Stream! Go to the website at http://chic2015.org

Church Photo Directory
We’re creating a new photo directory for our church. To be included, you should…

Provide Your Contact Information – Cell phones and email may ​now be included, along with your name, address and home phone​e. Complete a form (available in the narthex) or reply to this email.
Provide a Photo – Send us your favorite family photo, an informal, head & shoulders shot, landscape (4 x 3), JPEG or PNG, about 1 Mbyte. Email to rick@meyerslabs.com – if you prefer, we’ll take a photo for you on Sunday, July 19th or Sunday, July 26th.
Check Your Information – Check the draft in the narthex. Add anything missing, and correct any errors. If it’s perfect, check the little box on the right to confirm.

Faith Communities Shelter Program
On the third Saturday of the month, Community Covenant Church partners with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, feeding a meal to a group of 16-20 homeless individuals, while St. Philip’s provides the shelter. Erik & Heather Hedstrom would like to team up with people from Community Covenant to prepare and serve the meal on July 18th. The meal can be prepared in your own kitchen or at St. Philip’s. Reimbursement with receipt is available up to $50 – see Claudia in the church office for details. If you would simply like to help Erik & Heather serve to gain a better understanding of the ministry, that would be great. Please contact Claudia at office@ccsv.org or Erik at erikh1974@gmail.com

Wings Training Event
July 25, 20159:30 am – 2:30 pm (includes lunch)
Garfield Park Christian Church (Circle Church)

Please join us for our next Wings Homeless Advocacy training session. If you are interested in joining Wings, or are just curious and want to know more, this is a great no-obligation session with lunch provided.

Some of the subjects discussed are:
The state of homelessness in the nation and in our county
Housing First philosophy
Trauma informed care
Sensible boundaries
Self care
and dive deeper into our operational details
Please let us know if you are planning on attending so we can ensure adequate space, lunch, and materials.

RSVP by email to Peggy Benedum peggy.benedum@wingsadvocacy.org

(Wings Homeless Advocacy is a ministry of Community Covenant Church).

 

What’s Happening?

YOU ASKED FOR IT!!!!! Church Photo Directory
We’re creating a new photo directory for our church.
To be included, you should…

1. Provide Your Contact Information
Cell phones and email may now be included, along with your names, address and home phone. Complete a form (if you didn’t 
in 2014) or email your info to office@ccsv.org. (Forms are in the narthex)

2. Provide a Photo
You can send us your favorite family photo. We’d like informal, head and shoulders shots, landscape (4 x 3), JPEG or PNG, about 1 Mbyte. Email to rick@meyerslabs.com.
Or if you prefer, we’ll take a photo for you on Sunday, July 19th or Sunday, July 26th.

3. Check Your Information
Check the draft in the narthex. Add anything missing, and correct any errors. If it’s perfect check the little box on the right to confirm your entry.

HSC Campus Beautification Day
July 11th from 9 am to 1 pm
115 Coral Street, Santa Cruz

The temporary closing of the Loft and other emergency services provides an opportunity for some spring cleaning. Homeless Services Center is holding a Campus Beautification Day on Saturday, July 11th. There will be gardening, organizing, and general clean-up of the grounds. Wings is looking for all available volunteers and would love to have CCSV participate! Contact Cassie Strusis-Timmer if you are willing to help. All supplies will be provided.

Joni & Friends
Joni & Friends is in need of Short-Term Missionaries for the July 12-17 JAF retreats at Mission Springs. We especially need people for campers of the ages of nursery to teens as well as a few “floaters” who can help set up activities, etc.
If you are interested, see Karen Meyers for more information.

More happenings:
Saturday, 7/11, Men’s Breakfast, 8:30 am at Mollie’s in Scotts Valley
Monday – Friday, 7/12-17, our High School Youth will be at CHIC (Covenant High in Christ) 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee
Saturday, 7/18, Faith Communities Shelter Program at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Please contact the church office if you are able to help (438-4276 or office@ccsv.org)
Monday – Friday, 7/27-7/31, “Hometown Nazareth” Vacation Bible Camp for grades K-5; register on the “Children’s Ministries” page.

What’s Happening at Community Covenant?

Today from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, Club 4-5 will meet at the Santa Cruz Roller Palladium. C’mon kids, it’s time to hokey pokey!!

Mission Springs Family Camp begins Monday, June 29 and concludes with a worship service in Cathedral Grove on Sunday, July 5. Community Covenant Church will meet at the normal time (10:30 am), for a meditative communion service.

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

Our Wings Ministry Team is looking for volunteers from Community Covenant to join them at the HSC Campus Beautification Day, Saturday, July 11 from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be gardening, organizing, and clean-up of the grounds. All supplies will be provided.

Ten high school students will travel to Knoxville, TN with Brian McCutchen & Erin McMorris to experience CHIC (Covenant High in Christ) on Monday, July 12. They will gather with thousands of other high school students for small group Bible study, large group gatherings with speakers and music, and outdoor recreation (like white water rafting!). Please pray for the group during the week Monday – Friday, July 12-17, for safe travels, thought-provoking conversation, safety while maneuvering the rapids, and that God would spark a deeper faith in each student.

Saturday, July 18th, is the third Saturday of the month, which is our time to prepare and serve the meal for the Faith Communities Shelter Program at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. If you are interested in preparing and/or helping Erik & Heather Hedstrom serve the meal to the 16-20 homeless individuals who gather at St. Phillip’s, please contact the church office 831-438-4276 or reply to this email.

“Hometown Nazareth” Vacation Bible Camp for Grades K-5 is Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31st here at Community Covenant Church. To enroll your child, register online at www.ccsv.org on the “Children’s Ministry” page.

Here’s what’s going on

Friday, June 19, 5-9 pm, Men’s BBQ, Church Patio

Saturday, June 20, 5:30 pm, Faith Community Shelter at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church – If you are interested in joining Erik and Heather Hedstrom to help serve the Saturday night group being sheltered at St. Philip’s to learn more about the Faith Community Shelter, please contact Erik or Heather. Saturday, July 15 is our next Faith Community Shelter evening. Contact the church office if you are interested in serving.

Sunday, June 21, Happy Father’s Day!

Monday, June 22, 8:30 am, Women’s Breakfast, Auntie Mame’s

Monday, June 22, 12-4pm, Youth Beach Day, Meet Brian at Sunny Cove (at the end of 17th in Santa Cruz)

Thursday, June 25, 3:30-5:30 pm, Club 4-5, Santa Cruz Roller Palladium

Other Happenings:

CHIC is coming up! On July 12, Brian McCutchen & Erin McMorris are taking 10 high school students to Knoxville, TN for a week to play, worship, learn and grow in understanding and faith with others from throughout the US, Canada, and abroad.

July 27 through 30, 9am – 12 pm, Community Covenant Church presents “Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus Was a Kid”, our Vacation Bible Camp program for grades K-3. Visit the Children’s Ministries page to register.

Coming up at Community Covenant

Saturday, June 13, Men’s Breakfast, meets at 8:30 am at Mollie’s Cafe on Mt. Herman Drive in Scotts Valley. All men are welcome; it’s a great, casual way to get to know other men in our church.

Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm concludes the spring Men’s Bible Study session. It meets in the church library. Look for information about fall Men’s Bible Study in future emails.

Friday, June 19, is the Men’s BBQ from 5-9 pm on the church patio. All men are welcome. Please bring a friend and enjoy a meal while getting to know other men in our community. Main meal/drinks/dessert provided. Please bring a side, salad or chips or just $3 for the basket.

 

Faith Community Shelter Third Saturday
Community Covenant is joining with St. Philip’s on the third Saturday of the month (just changed from second Saturday) for the Faith Community Shelter, where a group of 16-20 homeless participants rotate sleeping in a different church each night of the week. St. Philip’s is providing the sleeping space and Community Covenant is providing the meal. Volunteers are needed to prepare and/or serve the evening meal, and we are starting to put together a monthly schedule through the end of the year. We are trying to get some momentum going and continue with groups like men’s ministry, women’s ministry, staff & families, youth, etc. to develop into a solid ministry to the homeless community.

The immediate need is for this month, June 20. If you are able to participate by preparing or serving the meal, please contact the church office 831-438-4276 or office@ccsv.org If you are interested in participating in the program in an upcoming month, please also contact the church office.

Women’s Breakfast at Auntie Mame’s, Monday June 22, 8:30 am.

Youth Beach Day with Twin Lakes Church Youth Group, Monday June 22, 12 – 4 pm. Meet at Sunny Cove at the end of 17th in Santa Cruz

Club 4-5 Roller skating at Santa Cruz Roller Palladium, Thursday June 25, 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off their kids.

Church Happenings

Saturday, June 6, Wings Homeless Advocacy Training session at Garfield Park Christian Church (the Circle Church), 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. If you are interested in joining the Wings Ministry or are just curious what we are about, this is a great no obligation session with lunch provided. Please RSVP to Peggy Benedum at peggy.benedum@wingsadvocacy.org

Saturday, June 13, Men’s Breakfast, meets at 8:30 am at Mollie’s Cafe on Mt. Herman Drive in Scotts Valley. All men are welcome; it’s a great, casual way to get to know other men in our church.

Also Saturday, June 13, is the Faith Community Shelter at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley. Community Covenant is joining with St. Philip’s where a group of 16-20 homeless participants rotate sleeping in a different church each night of the week. St. Philip’s is providing the sleeping space and Community Covenant is providing the meal. The Faith Community Shelter is scheduled for the second Saturday of the month. Volunteers are needed to prepare and/or serve the evening meal, and we are starting to put together a monthly schedule through the end of the year. The immediate need is for this month, June 13. If you are able to participate by preparing or serving the meal, please contact the church office 831-438-4276 or office@ccsv.org. If you are interested in participating in the program in an upcoming month, please also contact the office.

Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 pm concludes the spring Men’s Bible Study session. It meets in the church library. Look for information about fall Men’s Bible Study in future emails.

Friday, June 19, is the Men’s BBQ from 5-9 pm on the church patio. All men are welcome. Please bring a friend and enjoy a meal while getting to know other men in our community. Main meal/drinks/dessert provided. Please bring a side, salad or chips or just $3 for the basket.

Joni & Friends is in need of Short-Term Missionaries for the June 14-19 and the July 12-17 retreats at Mission Springs. We especially need people for campers of the ages of nursery to teens as well as a few “floaters” who can help set up activities, etc. If you are interested, please see Karen Meyers.

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.