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
ylacalifornia.com

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

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 peggy.benedum@wingsadvocacy.org

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.

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 

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!!

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.

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.