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.

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.

This week at CCC:

  • 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.

What’s happening at CCC:

  • 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 brian.mccutchen@ccsv.org.

Upcoming Events

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

Coming up:

  • 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 sally.weiss@ccsv.org