Coming up at Community Covenant

All-age Worship Service
This Sunday, April 3, we will be having an all-age service at our regular 10:30 am time. The children in grades 2 – 5 will remain in the service and participate as we worship together. Children may participate in communion or receive a blessing. Nursery care and children’s church will be offered for infants through grades K-1.

Membership Class
The last two sessions of the four-session membership class will be held the next two Sundays, April 3 and April 10, at 9 am in the Fireside Room. If you missed this class and are interested in membership at Community Covenant Church, talk with Pastor Jeremiah.

Men’s Breakfast next Saturday
The monthly Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, April 9, at 8:30 am at Mollie’s Country Cafe in Scotts Valley (on Mt. Hermon Road). All men are welcome for this time of informal fellowship.

Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study led by Gerry Cox, Tuesday, April 5, 10 am, Fireside Room. All adults are welcome to this Bible study held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Faith Communities Shelter
Faith Communities Shelter, is Saturday, April 16, 5:30 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley. Extra help is needed this month. Contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if interested in participating: or

Holy Week






Good Friday, March 25, 12 noon at Community Covenant Church
On Good Friday, Pastor Jeremiah will join with Pastor Mary Blessing from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a noontime service to be held at Community Covenant Church.

Please join us for one or both of our Easter services. There will be a sunrise service at 7 am at the fire pits at Twin Lakes Beach and a more traditional service at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Parking at the beach is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. Also, as we expect a number of visitors at the 10:30 service, those who are able are encouraged to park in the lower parking lot behind the church. This year we are encouraging you to bring lilies or daffodils or tulips to the beach or to church on Easter Sunday and place them in the sand or across the front of the platform. You may include a note on the pot if your flowers are in memory of or in honor of a loved one.
Easter Sunday, March 27, 7 am, Twin Lakes Beach, meet at the fire pits
Easter Sunday, March 27, 10:30 am, Community Covenant Church

Coming Up

Faith Communities Shelter, Saturday February 20 and Saturday February 27, 5:30 pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal church. Contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if you are interested in participating. or

New Members Class beginning Sunday, March 6 at 9 am in the Fireside Room. If you are interested in learning more about the Covenant denomination, the Covenant Affirmations or membership in our church, please contact Pastor Jeremiah at  Childcare is provided.

Sunday nights at Youth Group, dinner is served to our middle school and high school students. We have dinner covered for a couple of weeks. If you are able to provide dinner on a Sunday this semester, starting March 6, please contact Pastor Brian


Coming soon

Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, February 13, 8:30 am, Mollie’s Country Cafe in Scotts Valley

Youth Groups, Sunday, February 14, 6-7:30 pm Middle School, 6:45-8:15 pm High School, dinner provided. Meet in the sanctuary.

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, February 16, 10 am, Fireside Room

Wings Homeless Advocacy Training, Saturday, February 20, 9:30-2:30, Twin Lakes Church, Room 703, Monschke Hall, lunch provided. RSVP to Peggy at

Faith Communities Shelter, Saturday, February 20, 5:30 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Scotts Valley

Club 45, Friday, February 26, 7-8:30 pm. Meet in Sanctuary.

What’s Happening at Community Covenant

Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, January 19, 10:00 am, Fireside Room

Youth Groups will RESUME Sunday, January 24, 6 pm (middle school) 6:45 pm (high school). Dinner will be provided. Meet at church.

ECC Midwinter Conference in Chicago, Monday, January 25 – Friday, January 29. Pastors Jeremiah and Brian will be attending.

Annual Congregational Business Meeting, Sunday, January 31, after church. There will be a Short Term Mission Youth Fundraiser soup/salad lunch right after church. The meeting will begin shortly thereafter. Everyone is welcome to stay for the meeting; members please plan to attend.

Women’s Breakfast, Monday, February 1, 8:30 am, at Auntie Mame’s in Scotts Valley. (The Women’s Breakfast is usually held the fourth Monday of the month).

Moms and Daughters Retreat at Mission Springs, February 19-21, register at 

All Church Fall Festival & BBQ


Everyone is invited to the ALL CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL & BBQ next Sunday, October 18, after church at Frontier Ranch.The staff took a short field trip to Frontier Ranch this week and rediscovered the possibilities – there are two ping pong tables, regular foosball, human foosball (whatever that is), disc golf, carpet ball (again, ???) and a huge lawn for bocci ball, 3 legged races, etc. There will be bingo and a cupcake walk for all ages and, of course, music and food! We’ll supply and BBQ the hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll head over after church, start up by 12:30 and go until around 2:30.

Directions from church: Take Mt. Hermon Rd. past Lockwood Lane, turn right onto Lockhart Gulch Rd. Continue on Lockhart Gulch to the Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center at Cathedral Drive and turn right. Stay on Cathedral Drive through the conference center and drive up the hill. Turn right on Frontier Road at the fork in the road. Frontier Ranch is at the end of Frontier Road. There is plenty of parking on Freemy Circle and also at the top of Frontier Road. If you are unable to make the hike down the hill, have the driver drop you off. There is some parking at the bottom if needed.

This week and next:

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am, Men’s Breakfast at Mollie’s Cafe in Scotts Valley – All men are welcome, meets 2nd Saturday of the month

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Wings Training at Garfield Park Church, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz – RSVP to Peggy Benedum at:

Sunday, October 11, Youth Groups – Middle School 6-7:30 pm, High School 6:45-8:15 pm, Dinner is provided.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm, Women’s Bible Study in the CE Bldg. Meets weekly, no advanced prep required.

Saturday, October 17, 5:30 pm, Faith Communities Shelter, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Scotts Valley Drive. 

What’s Happening at Community Covenant Church

The monthly Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 am at Mollie’s Cafe in Scotts Valley. All men are welcome for this time of food and fellowship.

This Sunday, September 13 is CHIC Sunday where we will show a video of our high schoolers at CHIC 2015. Youth Groups get started Sunday night. Dinner is provided:
6-7:30 Middle School
6:45-8:15 High School

Also this Sunday, September 13, after church, Caroline is hosting Children’s Ministry Training and Gathering event for current and prospective children’s ministry teachers and youth helpers. Please join us in the CE building for lunch, fellowship, and annual safety training.

Adult Bible Study kicks off Tuesday, September 15 at 2 pm with an Ice Cream Social at the home of Gerry & Shirley Cox. Please let Gerry & Shirley know you are coming so there will be plenty of homemade ice cream. The study will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Fireside Room at 10 am starting October 6. They will begin with John Chapter 17 – Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer.” Invite your friends!

Club 4-5 meets Friday, September 18 from 7-8:30 pm @ church

Faith Community Shelter, Saturday, September 19, at 5:30 pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive. Join Erik & Heather Hedstrom to prepare or serve food to a group of 16-20 homeless individuals.

Also of note: Photo Directories and Covenant Missionary Calendars are available to pick up in the narthex. AND, even better, we are gathering unused ukuleles for a youth uke band! Please bring ukuleles to the bin in the narthex on Sunday. Put your name on it if it’s on loan AND THANK YOU!!

CHIC, Photo Directory and more…

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

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 – 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 or Erik at

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

(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 (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
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
Monday – Friday, 7/27-7/31, “Hometown Nazareth” Vacation Bible Camp for grades K-5; register on the “Children’s Ministries” page.

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 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.