Newsletter - August 2015
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P A S A D E N A C O V E N A N T C H U R C H August 2015
Jump Start Back-to-School Daycamp for Neighborhood Kids
Mon-Fri. Aug. 10-14 9 am -12:30 pm Jump Start is our annual one-week back-to-school daycamp for neighborhood kids. We join
with our ministry partners CAN-DO Kids, Northwest Neighbors, and Door of Hope to reach
at-risk kids and focus on building literacy, math, and other academic skills. This year's camp
will be held M-F mornings, August 10th-14th here at PasCov. There are lots of ways you can
be involved for a few hours one or more days a week, or behind the scenes making phone calls
or sandwiches or baking cookies. For more info, contact Vikki Randall at
Adult Bible Class: 9am Sundays
Beginning on Sunday, Aug.2nd, come to the Couriers Bible Class, in the Fireside Room, at 9am to
hear from our friend Rabbi Stuart Dauermann and John Wipf as they team teach from Romans for
5 weeks. This will be a lively and fun interactive teaching/discussion focusing on the transforming
work of God as He continues to reconcile all things to Himself borne out even as we at times will
have different viewpoints on how we understand what God is doing.
We will address these five topics and their significance for our church, A) to the Jew first and also
the Greek in Romans 1:16-17. B) Dont you realize Gods kindness is supposed to lead you to
change your heart & life? 2:4 & Rom 8. C) Gods faithfulness to Israel and the nations in Rom
11. D) Our participation in Gods plan in Rom 12-14. E) So welcome each other in the same way
that Christ welcomed you, for Gods glory in Rom 15. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
All are welcome!
ONE CHURCH, ONE BOOK is here! Two meeting times
Beginning at 9am Sunday morning in the Corner House, we invite you to
join us as we read and reflect on Mark Labbertons The Dangerous Act of
Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus. Labbertons
writing is thoughtful, provocative and penetrating. Prepare to be challenged
to become a person of justice, reoriented to the heart of Jesus, reaching out
to your neighbors. As we focus this year at Pasadena Covenant on Going
Wider, our adult formation elective on Sunday morning will continue for
several months into the summer. If you would like to be a part of this, we
will pick up half of the cost of the book for you. Please contact Anita
Sorenson to be included in the group and to order a book email@example.com.
For those of you able to attend a small group reading of the book AFTER WORK DURING THE
WEEK, Wayne and Susan Aoki will also be hosting a second group at their home in Altadena on
Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. A light meal will be offered, so come after 6pm.
The Men's Book Club will take its traditional
summer break. Our next meting will be on
Thursday, September 10th, at 7pm at the
Corner House. Then we will discuss THE
SOCIAL ANIMAL, by NY Times columnist
David Brooks, which explores the sociology
of character. As always, first-timers,
occasional participants, and those who may
not have completed the title are very welcome
for fellowship and discussion. For more
information, please contact Rich Doyle at
Congregational Care We could use a few more people to visit or
call on folks from within our congregation
who are in times of need, aging or in poor
health. Our congregation responds
wonderfully in providing meals, in
benevolent support, and in prayers; but
often times having someone to come and visit
or check-in on them is the best thing we can
offer. We do have great visitors now, but
the numbers are inadequate. Love to have
you join us in this.
Jim Tyberg, Executive Pastor,
firstname.lastname@example.org and Caryl
Tyberg, Congregational Care Ministry,
eScrip Update Some of the rules of eScrip have changed. We
would very much still like to encourage you to
become a member or renew your membership,
and renewal is mandatory every year between
August and November. This benefit for
Pasadena Covenant applies to those of us who
shop at Vons. After you register, and when you
use your Vons card in your purchase, Vons will
automatically send a percentage to Pasadena
Covenant. One of the requirements is that you
do not pay for your groceries with a credit
card. To register with eScrip, please go to
http://escrip.com and find the sign up
link. You can also find a link to renew. We will
be glad to assist you in this process and we
thank you for going to this extra effort.
Contact Pastor Jim Tyberg for assistance at email@example.com
Community DinnerCommunity DinnerCommunity Dinner
Our Community Dinner will be Tuesday,
August 11th. Everyone is welcome! Its a
potluck format, so bring something to share.
We will gather in our beautiful Courtyard
from 6-8pm, with a come and go style we
have always had.
Trustee Meeting Monday, August 10th
7pm in the Corner House
Budget Update for July 29, 2015 We want to give you a month-end status for our income versus budget ytd. As we are able to keep up during the summer, we can minimize the year-end push. Thank you for your support of our ministries.
Offerings Rents Giving/Rents ytd = 300,644.21 130,575.20 Year-End Target = 625,000.00 209,600.00 Anticipated ytd = 361.223.10 114,204.33 Surplus/(Shortfall) ytd = (60,578.89) 16,370.87
If youd like the convenience of giving through online banking, youll find assistance at http://pasadenacovenant.org/resources/donate/.
Ushers and Greeters Needed for Sunday Mornings This is an easy way to get started in serving. Its also an easy way to get to know people who
attend Pasadena Covenant Church.
We need folks to greet other folks on Sunday morning and sometimes give directions or
information, if needed (that info will be provided).
We also need ushers to hand out Sunday morning bulletins, take attendance and pass the
offering plates. If you can help, please contact Joe Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Pictorial Directory2015 Pictorial Directory2015 Pictorial Directory Its that time again.Pictorial Directory! Each person or family who is a member or a regular
attendee is invited to participate in our 2015 Pictorial Directory! We will be sending home
directory forms in September, for each family to fill out and return to the main office or put it
into the offering plate on a Sunday morning. More information about directory photos will be
available in September.
If you dont receive a form or are not on our mailing list and wish to be included in the
directory, please contact Doreen in the main office at email@example.com or 626-
795-9381, if you have any questions.
New Summer Schedule for Communion Sundays
Since July 5th weve be experimenting with a new schedule for communion Sundays (first
Sunday of each month). We moved communion earlier in the service and invite preschoolers
to stay with us a bit longer to be a part of that. After communion, we invite all the kids
(including gradeschoolers) to our special summer Sunday School program during the
sermon. This experiment is part of our larger goal of both welcoming children into the life of
the church and respecting their age-appropriate learning styles and attention spans. It's one
way we can support and encourage our families with flexibility to respond to the unique
needs of each child.
Galactic Journey The Big World of our Big Big God
Summer Sunday School
All year long PCC Kids have been on a Journey to the Promised Land. This summer weve
taken the journey to all-new heights with a Galactic Journey to the edges of the universe! As
we learn about the Big Universe we live in, we will celebrate the Big Big God who created it
by singing and praying the psalms. If you're not already a part of our Kids' Ministry team and
would like to join us one or more Sundays this summer for this galactic journey, please
contact Vikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Supplies Needed
The Urban Ministries team is collecting school supplies to support our ministry
partners who serve our neighborhood kids. Shop the sales and bring your finds to
the bin in the narthex! Heres what is needed:
Jump Start (need by Sun. Aug. 9th!)
*new or gently used childrens books
*bags of chips
*felt pens or crayons
*fresh fruit or veggies (Aug. 9th only)
*erasers (large pink or white ones are most helpful)
*1.5 inch binders
*college ruled paper
This photo shows some of the dozens upon dozens of notebooks, crayons, markers, erasers, assorted school