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 [email protected]

Confirmation Starts Sept 10

Confirmation is a 2-year study of the Bible and Church history as well as the traditional catechisms of the Church. The plan is to meet on Sunday mornings after church throughout the academic school year starting September 10. Confirmation is open to all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. The church provides all necessary materials. Please contact Pastor Jeremiah [email protected] or Pastor Brian [email protected] if you have questions or if your student is interested in joining this class.

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
[email protected]

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: [email protected] or [email protected]


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: [email protected] or [email protected]

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Coming Up

Faith Communities Shelter, Saturday February 20 and Saturday February 27, 5:30 pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal church. Contact Erik or Heather Hedstrom if you are interested in participating. [email protected] or [email protected]

New Members Class beginning Sunday, March 6 at 9 am in the Fireside Room. If you are interested in learning more about the Covenant denomination, the Covenant Affirmations or membership in our church, please contact Pastor Jeremiah at [email protected]  Childcare is provided.

Sunday nights at Youth Group, dinner is served to our middle school and high school students. We have dinner covered for a couple of weeks. If you are able to provide dinner on a Sunday this semester, starting March 6, please contact Pastor Brian [email protected]


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 [email protected]

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.

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 

All Church Fall Festival & BBQ


Everyone is invited to the ALL CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL & BBQ next Sunday, October 18, after church at Frontier Ranch.The staff took a short field trip to Frontier Ranch this week and rediscovered the possibilities – there are two ping pong tables, regular foosball, human foosball (whatever that is), disc golf, carpet ball (again, ???) and a huge lawn for bocci ball, 3 legged races, etc. There will be bingo and a cupcake walk for all ages and, of course, music and food! We’ll supply and BBQ the hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll head over after church, start up by 12:30 and go until around 2:30.

Directions from church: Take Mt. Hermon Rd. past Lockwood Lane, turn right onto Lockhart Gulch Rd. Continue on Lockhart Gulch to the Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center at Cathedral Drive and turn right. Stay on Cathedral Drive through the conference center and drive up the hill. Turn right on Frontier Road at the fork in the road. Frontier Ranch is at the end of Frontier Road. There is plenty of parking on Freemy Circle and also at the top of Frontier Road. If you are unable to make the hike down the hill, have the driver drop you off. There is some parking at the bottom if needed.

This week and next:

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am, Men’s Breakfast at Mollie’s Cafe in Scotts Valley – All men are welcome, meets 2nd Saturday of the month

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Wings Training at Garfield Park Church, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz – RSVP to Peggy Benedum at: [email protected]

Sunday, October 11, Youth Groups – Middle School 6-7:30 pm, High School 6:45-8:15 pm, Dinner is provided.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm, Women’s Bible Study in the CE Bldg. Meets weekly, no advanced prep required.

Saturday, October 17, 5:30 pm, Faith Communities Shelter, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Scotts Valley Drive. 

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 [email protected]. (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 [email protected].
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 [email protected])
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 [email protected] 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.