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

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

 

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 

Upcoming at CCC

Here’s what is happening the next several days at Community Covenant:

Sunday, March 1
Chili Cook-off and CHIC Silent Auction – stay after worship for the fun! There are eight contenders for best chili and we’ll also serve hot dogs and popcorn. Taste chili, vote for your favorite, and bid on Silent Auction items. All proceeds from the silent auction go towards sending our 10 high school students to CHIC this summer.
Youth Group – meets at 7pm in the sanctuary

Tuesday, March 3, Adult Bible Study, 10 am in the Fireside Room

Wednesday, March 4, Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm in the Library

Sunday, March 8, Worship Service, 10:30 am, Kristi Van Pykeren is preaching; remember to set your clocks forward Saturday night for Day Light Saving Time.

On Sunday, March 15, Scott Weiss will share about his recent trip to Ethiopia after our church service at 10:30 am.

A New Member Class will be starting after church on Sunday, March 22. Please talk to Scott or Sally if you are interested.

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

Confirmation Class Walk-a-Thon Monday, May 28th

The 2012 Confirmation class is raising funds to help with third world water issues: 884 million people lack access to clean water; that’s one in eight people. Their fundraising efforts will go to water.org, a secular organization whose goal is to help people in developing countries obtain safe drinking water and basic sanitation (toilets). The Confirmation class is holding a walk-a-thon on Monday, May 28th and they estimate they can cover approximately 10 miles in 5 hours. Please consider sponsoring one of the students by donating to this important cause through Community Covenant Church in one of two ways: online (via credit card or PayPal) or by check. You can donate online by going to the “Give” link on this website. Be sure to note “Confirmation 2012 water.org” on the online donation entry or on your check made out to “Community Covenant Church.”