Volume 1, Issue 46| October 6, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
  
Greetings,
Glad to see so many of you at the Tri-Lingual Service on Sunday. It truly was a special occasion. This Sunday, we will have guest preacher Deb McGuire with us. Her bio is below so you can read more about her.
I'm headed out on Saturday to go on tour with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. We are embarking on our "Lavender Pen Tour" and will be singing and engaging in outreach in five states in the South: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North and South Carolina. These are five states that currently have the worst laws on the books regarding LGBTQ people. And so we are going to those states to sing and do some outreach and hopefully change some hearts and minds. We will have security with us at all times but I sure wouldn't mind if you could take a second sometime this next week to say a prayer for us. I'm also including an article about the tour in this week's E-News so you can get a better idea of what it is we are doing and why. Please note that due to my trip, there will be no E-News next week. If you have something for the Ragsheet next week, please send it to Dave Miller for editing and distribution. Anyway, I'll be back with you again on the 22nd and will have lots of stories to share of my travels.
Blessings,
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Mark Your Calendars
Our Guest Preacher this Sunday is the Rev. Deb McGuire. Deb McGuire is Parish Associate at St. John's Presbyterian Church here in San Francisco. She has been a pastor since 2001, having graduated from McCormick Seminary in Chicago. Her first call was to a small church just outside Chicago. Her second call has been to be the best aunt she can possibly be to her now 15 year old nephew who lives in Oakland. You'll have to ask him how she is doing. Deb has been a flute player for more than 40 years, playing in orchestras and freelancing in Chicago and the bay area. She loves her family, her flute, her cat Bella, and detective novels. And ice cream.

Our October 29th worship service will be held at the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (1044 Stockton St). Service will be followed by the annual English Worshiping Community Congregational Meeting to elect Officers and approve Pastor Kimberly's Terms of Call.
A New Way to Give to PCC
Some great news for our congregation. You can now make a gift online to support your church community! Click on the "Give Now" button at the bottom of the PCC home page. Click here to go to the PCC website
You can also donate directly through the donation page.
You can also click the Give Now Button at the bottom of the E-News and that will also take you to the donation page. Or you can scan the QR code on the right and be taken directly to the Donation page.
You select how you would like your gift to be made and which worshipping community you would like it to go toward. You can add a note if you want to dedicate the gift to someone special.You can also add a note to indicate your pledging #. For questions about how to give, see Tad Hopp. For questions about your gift, see Dave Soohoo or Winchell Quock.
Women's Fellowship Meeting
Women's Fellowship will meet Monday, Oct 16 and begin the Horizons Bible Study: Cloud of Witnesses, The Community of Christ in Hebrews. If you have the study guide read Lesson One. Read Hebrews, the first 4 chapters, or Hebrews 1:1-4, 26-27, 4: 14 - 5:10.
Join us as we eat and meet - all are welcome! Dinner will be at Cameron House - 6:30PM. RSVP to Mary Wong Leong at  mwongleong@gmail.com . If you have questions, ask Mildred at  mildredhal@sbcglobal.net
  Youth Sunday School Class
Our Youth Sunday school class has started meeting for the fall with Tad Hopp as their teacher. Class goes from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Pines Room at Cameron House. The topic this fall will be “How to Be a True Friend” and uses stories from the Biblical witness to talk about the qualities to look for in a friend and the qualities we need to show our friends. You won’t want to miss this class. It is not too late to be a part of it. Just let Tad know that you'd like to come. There will not be class on Sunday, October 8th or 15th. Lunch will be provided each week by one of our parents.
SFGMC heads out on tour
Read all about our Lavender Pen Tour in this article published in Oprah Magazine (yes, that Oprah!).
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief program, enlists volunteer groups to package nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy,
vegetables and 23 vitamins and minerals. These meals are shipped overseas to countries of need. Two years ago our packaged meals went to Afghanistan. This year PCC will join with Calvary Presbyterian Church, Christ United Presbyterian Church (CUPC), Old First Presbyterian Church and St. John Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 14, 2017 to package 10,152 meals. Each meal will cost 29 cents and will require each of the five churches to provide $590.00 to cover the cost of supplies. Additionally each church will provide 10 volunteers so that 50 persons
can pack 10,152 meals in 2 hours. We'll start packing meals at 10 AM on
October 14, 2017 at St. John Presbyterian Church located at Lake and
Arguello Streets. Volunteers must sign a Release and Hold Harmless
Agreement Form to participate. If you want to volunteer for the Oct. 14,
2017 Rise Against Hunger event, please get a form from Cindy Joe.
An Important Honor for Doreen Der-McLeod
Come celebrate Doreen Der-McLeod as she is inducted into the California social Work Hall of Distinction. She will be presented with this award by Harry Chuck.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
3:00 PM Reception
4:00 PM Induction
$45 per person. $40 for NASW Members
All are welcome and invited to attend this important event
Pipit Fund
Congrats to the SINKS & DINKS for all their hard work packing toys for the Philippines. Here's a picture that was taken at the event last weekend.
Good news about our Food Pantry
Our food pantry will be returning to PCC on Saturday, October 7th. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this possible and continued thanks to all who volunteer.
Pastor Kimberly's Sabbatical
Pastor Kimberly has started her sabbatical. She expects to return mid-January 2018.

Dave Miller has agreed to be the coordinator for our English Worshiping Community while Pastor Kimberly is away. 
Cameron House Parking Lot Policy
Please see attached document. Cameron House has updated their parking lot policy and wants to make all of us at PCC aware of it.  Policy is attached here!
 
The Deacons would like to give special thanks to the following people for taking the time to provide treats for Tea Time for everyone to enjoy.

10/8 Pam Jang & Keith Jew
10/15 Belinda & Ed Hum
10/22 Mary & Dayton Leong
10/29 Eunice & Gilbert Lee
If you're interested in providing treats, please sign up with Mary Wong Leong. If you’d like to make a monetary donation towards tea time, see Dayton Leong. Also, it would be great if people could help with clean-up after Tea Time. The more people that help, the less time it will take. 
   
Like Us On Yelp!
The Church is on Yelp now. Go ahead and give us a review so that new visitors might find us. 
Deadline for E-News
All news and requests must be submitted to our Communications Coordinator, Tad Hopp, by Thursday at 6 PM. 
Newsletter will be sent out on Friday.  
About the Church
  Presbyterian Church in Chinatown is a family oriented church active in the community and fully embraced in the spirit of Micah 6:8  To do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.
Whether you are just visiting, searching for a home church, or have questions about your faith, Christianity or the Bible, we invite you to explore everything we have to offer. "Empowered by God's love through Christ, we welcome, celebrate and serve our community."
Our English Worshipping Community worships together at 10:45 AM on Sundays followed by Tea Time at noon. Feel free to join us this Sunday!

 
Presbyterian Church in Chinatown 
925 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-392-1500
Parking
The church has no parking lot, and on-street parking is difficult in Chinatown.
Parking garages include  [Portsmouth Square] ,
Another parking option on weekends is Golden Gateway Garage for $3. A shuttle runs up the hill to Chinatown every fifteen minutes. The church will validate your parking. 
Public Transit
Buses that pass near the church are the 1 California, 30 Stockton, 45 Union-Stockton, 8X, 8AX and 8BX plus the cable car.
For trip planning via public transportation from anywhere in the Bay Area, visit