Vacation Bible School July 12-14

“Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory [is] above the earth and heaven.” Psa 148:13

Vacation Bible School at Community Covenant is a 3 evening camp for kids 4-12. Join us for singing, outdoor games, bible stories around the campfire and art journaling projects.

Register online here 

Young Life Adventures getting ready for summer! And more…

Young Life Adventures Work Day
Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to 2 PM to help YL Adventures get camp ready! We need skilled labor for some small construction projects as well as hard working folks to help with yard work and clean up. For clean up help, please bring rakes, shovels, brooms etc. If you have construction skills contact James for what to bring!

Camp Address for Young Life Adventures (Wild Oak)
627 Nelson Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

James Thomsen
(831) 331-1483
jamesthomsen@mac.com
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Young Life “Tonight Show” & Pasta Dinner
here at Community Covenant Church
Come help Young Life kids get to camp by attending our YL “Tonight Show” Pasta Dinner! Suggested Donation is $10 (kids under 10 years old eat FREE!)

Dinner will begin at 6:00pm and live student entertainment will begin at 7:00pm!

PLEASE RSVP to Heather: (831) 325-9496 Heather@SantaCruzYoungLife or on the Eventbrite link: YLTonightshow2016.com

Faith Communities Shelter Help Needed on Saturday, May 21
Once a month, Erik and Heather Hedstrom prepare and serve dinner to the 16-20 homeless individuals at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church as part of the Faith Communities Shelter. Next month, on May 21, Erik & Heather are unable to be there and are searching for someone to make and serve dinner. Arrive at 5:30 pm, depart around 7. There are funds available up to $50 – turn your receipt in to Claudia in the office for reimbursement.

Contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if you can help: erikh1974@gmail.com or sibley0319@gmail.com

 

Help needed for Faith Communities Shelter

Faith Communities Shelter – Help Needed on May 21

Once a month, Erik and Heather Hedstrom prepare and serve dinner to the 16-20 homeless individuals at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church as part of the Faith Communities Shelter. Next month, on May 21, Erik & Heather are unable to be there and need someone to make and serve dinner. There are funds available up to $50 – turn your receipt in to Claudia in the office for reimbursement.

Contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if interested in
participating: erikh1974@gmail.com or sibley0319@gmail.com

Women’s Breakfast

The monthly Women’s Breakfast is Monday, April 25, 9 am at Auntie Mame’s Cafe in Scotts Valley. All women are welcome.

Young Life Adventures

Young Life Adventures is getting the Wild Oak camp property ready for summer and are looking for people with general contracting skills to help. They have scheduled a work day Saturday, April 30, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Mission Springs property on Nelson Road. Please bring a sack lunch if you’re able to help.

What’s Happening at Community Covenant

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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.

Membership Class
The last of the four-session membership class will be held this Sunday 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.

Faith Communities Shelter
Faith Communities Shelter, is Saturday, April 16, 5:30 pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley.

Community Covenant Church joins with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on the third Saturday of each month for the Faith Community Shelter, to house and feed a group of 16-20 homeless participants. St. Philip’s provides the sleeping space and Community Covenant Church provides the meal. Extra help is needed to prepare and/or serve the evening meal on Saturday, April 16. Please contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if you are able to help: erikh1974@gmail.com or sibley0319@gmail.com

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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: erikh1974@gmail.com or sibley0319@gmail.com

Holy Week

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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. erikh1974@gmail.com or sibley0319@gmail.com

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 jeremiah.fair@ccsv.org  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 brian.mccutchen@ccsv.org

 

Upcoming Events

Live Scan Event, Saturday, February 6, 10 am – 12 pm, at the UPS store next to Walgreen’s in Scotts Valley. Any volunteers or prospective volunteers who work with our children and/or youth and aren’t already fingerprinted for church, please plan to attend this event. Contact Caroline at ncaroline@sbcglobal.net for additional information.

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, February 9, 9 am; to celebrate the beginning of lent, the staff will be serving pancakes from 9 to 10 am in the church kitchen. Stop by and have pancakes with us! Everybody is welcome!

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

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

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

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 www.missionsprings.com 

All Church Fall Festival & BBQ

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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: peggy.benedum@wingsadvocacy.org

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.