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

Party at Mount Hermon

Party at Mount Hermon Rec Field
Thursday, September 6th, 5-8 pm
Traditional BBQ with Vegan Options
Bring: Chair, some tasty dish to share, volleyball, mitt & glove, you name it!
Enjoy bocci ball courts, croquet, and lots of summer fun! It’s a school night, but it’s early enough to come for dinner and get the kids home in time for bed!
Please RSVP to Mistyn Block or the church office.

 

Party on Freemy

Come to our Party on Freemy Circle at the top of the hill at Mission Springs on Tuesday, June 26th, starting at 6pm. We’ll have some closed off areas for playing and BBQs roaring with food for meat-lovers and vegans alike. We’ll have live music, games and a special missionary guest! Come celebrate summer and bring something to share (salad, chips & dip, dessert).