Volume 1, Issue 52| November 22, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
  
Greetings,
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you are staying here or traveling for the holidays, I hope you have a lovely holiday. What are the things in your life that you are thankful for this year? Take some time this week to reflect on the things that you are thankful for this year. And don't forget to make it to church this Sunday. Rev. Norman Fong will be preaching again. It's the last Sunday before we start Advent. Hope you can join us.
Blessings,
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Upcoming Events
December 5 English Commission Meeting
December 19 Worship & Nurture and Mission & Evangelism Committees meet

SRO Christmas Gifts
Give a gift that makes a difference! The Mission & Evangelism Committee is again collecting gifts for children who live in Chinatown SROs (single-room occupancy buildings). Pick up the gift tags during teatime this Sunday. The gifts will be distributed on December 10 th  during Chinatown CDC's Super Sunday holiday celebration at Gordon J. Lau School.
 
There are currently 400 children (ages 2-12) living in Chinatown SROs. PCC has committed to providing 100 gifts; the remaining gifts will be donated by employees of Chinese Hospital, a company called HomeLending and other supporters of Chinatown CDC. The families will appreciate your generosity!
 
Suggested gift value: $20-$25
 
Gift ideas:
- Since their living space is small, toys that could be stored easily or are not too bulky
- Interactive games (to play with friends)
- No weapon toys
- Washable stuff toys (furry toys might collect too much dust)
- Remote control cars
- Drawing kits, do it yourself kits
 
Please wrap or use a gift bag and attach tag to outside of gift. Bring gift(s) to teatime by Sunday, December 3 rd .
 
If you would like to volunteer at Super Sunday on December 10 from 1-3 pm, please contact Jeanette Huie for more information.
 
Mission & Evangelism will not be organizing an Alternative Giving Fair this year due to the additional logistics required without our church building. The committee still encourages us all to be mindful of our gift giving and holiday shopping and preparations.
Anti-Racism Workshop Presented by the Presbytery of SF
CROSSROADS WORKSHOP-"RACISM, POWER, & DOMINANCE IN THE US AND THE CHURCH"
  • Date: Saturday, December 9th
  • Time: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana
  • 1941 High Street, Oakland, CA 94601
  • FREE of CHARGE
  • Lunch will be provided, but donations are WELCOME!
For more information on this workshop, please visit the SF Presbytery website.

Regional Gathering of the Presbytery
The Western region of SF Presbytery willl gather on Wednesday evening, December 13th from 6 - 8 PM at Covenant Presbyterian Church (321 Taraval at Funston) in SF. Dinner will be provided. This is a chance for those of us in SF to gather together for fellowship, food and fun. We will also be contributing to a mission project. Please bring toiletries or feminine hygiene products to donate to SafeHouse.
All are welcome, pastors, deacons, elders and members of a church in SF. Hope you can join us.
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.
Holiday Concert Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Christmas Concerts. Our own Tad Hopp is a proud member of this group and he'd love to see all of you in the audience. Our Christmas Concerts are always a fun time filled with plenty of holiday standards along with a few new tunes that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. These concerts are very popular and will sell out so make sure to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later!
Friday, December 8th at 8 PM
Saturday, December 9th at 2:30 PM
Saturday, December 9th at 8 PM
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.

11/26 Birthday Cake & Donor's Treats
12/3 Sabbath Sunday
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 Wednesday at 6 PM. 
Newsletter will be sent out on Thursdays.  
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