Fall Happenings

Sunday Worship Time – while we’ve enjoyed the early summer service time of 9:30 am to accommodate camp staff and the beach, our worship time will return to 10 am on September 1.

Bible and Ice Cream – Time to recommence our Adult Bible Study; what better way than with an ice cream social? September 3 at 2:30 at Gerry Cox’s house. Please RSVP to Gerry gerry1c@comcast.net so he can make sure to make enough ice cream!
First class meeting – September 17 at 10 am in the church Fireside Room

Men’s Bible Study – Our study will begin again on Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 pm in the church library. It will be held the first and third Wednesday of each month. Contact Clark Walliser at clark.walliser@gmail.com with questions.

Community Game Night – Our monthly game night continues on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. Bring your favorite game and invite your friends. Email Rosie Alexander if you have questions rosievideographer@gmail.com

Women’s Book Club – Come join our once a month women’s book club! Will include tea, scones, and discussion led by Rosie Alexander. This month we are meeting on Friday, September 27th at 7 pm at the home of Karyl Erickson. The book is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Plan to read the book by our meeting, but even if you can’t finish it – come for the discussion and community! Contact Rosie for more information: rosievideographer@gmail.com

Women’s Breakfast – Held at Auntie Mame’s Restaurant in Scotts Valley, join us the fourth Monday of the month at 9 am for breakfast and conversation. The next breakfast is September 23rd. You’ll find us in the back dining room.

Upcoming Events

Fall Festival – Sunday, October 8, noon to 2 pm at Frontier Ranch at Mission Springs Conference Center. There will be a taco cart, bounce houses and a dessert potluck. Please bring a dessert to share. Suggested donation $5/person to cover costs.

Wings Harvest Jamboree – Sunday, October 15, 3-8 pm, Aptos Village Park. Fundraiser to benefit Wings Homeless Advocacy – tri tip BBQ, square dance caller, games for kids. Tickets available at www.wingsadvocacy.org

Faith Communities Shelter – Saturday, October 21, 5:30 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Join Pastor Jeremiah in serving dinner to 16-20 homeless individuals before they are housed overnight at St. Philip’s church.

Congregational Business Meeting – Sunday, October 22, 11 am, in the sanctuary. Members, please plan to attend.

Club 4-5 – Youth Group for grades 4 and 5 will meet Saturday, October 28, 4 pm, at church.

Young Life Santa Cruz Silent Auction & Banquet – Saturday, October 28, 5 pm, Chaminade Resort & Spa. For tickets contact Young Life office 831.423.5478 santacruzyounglife@gmail.com

Upcoming Fall Events

Worship Service Time will change to 10 am on September 3.

Confirmation for 7th, 8th, & 9th graders starts September 10 after church. Pastors Jeremiah & Brian will be teaching this two year class. Please contact either of them if you have questions:  jeremiah.fair@ccsv.org or brian.mccutchen@ccsv.org

The Adult Bible Study will start up with an Ice Cream Social at the home of Gerry & Shirley Cox on Tuesday, September 12 at 2pm. Gerry plans to review the first 11 chapters during that time. The first lesson, chapter 12, will be on September 19 at 10 am church in the Fireside Room and will meet thereafter on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Please contact Gerry at gerry1c@comcast.net for additional information.

Middle School and High School Youth Groups start Sunday evening, September 17. More details will follow. Contact Brian at brian.mccutchen@ccsv.org

PSWC Women’s Retreat at Mission Springs, September 15-17, register online at www.pswc-women’s-retreat.eventzilla.net 

Good Friday and Easter Services

April 14, 12 pm
Please join Pastor Jeremiah and Pastor Mary Blessing for a noontime Good Friday Service to be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive.

Two Easter Services will be held this year on Sunday, April 16. There will be a “sunrise” service at 7 am at the fire pits at Twin Lakes Beach and a more traditional Easter service at 10:30 am in the church sanctuary.

Those who are able are encouraged to park in lower parking lot behind the church.

Easter Flowers are Welcome
You may bring lilies, 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.