Volume 1, Issue 53| November 30, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
This Sunday marks our first Sunday in Advent. Our preacher will be the Rev. Jeff Hutcheson, pastor of Mission and Vision for SF Presbytery. This Sunday will also begin our Advent Worship series which incorporates hashtags. For those of you who didn't see the email I sent earlier in the week, I've also included it in the E News so that you might have a better idea of what exactly it is all about and what hashtags are. I'll be collating your hashtags all throughout Advent and will be showing them on successive Sundays during worship. Hope to see you on one of these four Sundays.
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Upcoming Events
December 5 English Commission Meeting
December 19 Worship & Nurture and Mission & Evangelism Committees meet
Hashtags for Advent
  This year, for Advent, we at PCC are going to be experimenting with hashtags
> so that we can enjoy Advent in a new way. Using the five hashtags of
> #morehopepcc, #morepeacepcc, #morejoypcc, #morelovepcc and #morelifepcc, we will each be invited to take a picture or write up the ways that we are experiencing hope, peace, joy, love and life in our own lives during this season of Advent.
What Are Hashtags?
>    A hashtag is a word or a phrase that is preceded by the # symbol. People
> use hashtags as a way of categorizing their posts so that others can find
> them when they search for that particular hashtag. For example, if you were
> to search for the phrase #Christmas, you would find everyone on that
> particular social media site who has used the hashtag #Christmas at some
> point.
>  Hashtags are perhaps most prevalent on Twitter but they are also used on
> Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Thus, anyone who uses one of those social media sites can also use hashtags and can find others on there that are
> using the same hashtag.
>   If you’re on one of those social media sites, we’d like to encourage you to
> post something using those hashtags. Your posts will be shared with the PCC community and will be searchable for anyone looking for them. For those of you who don’t use social media, we’ll provide a summary each week of what various members have been using the hashtag for so you won’t be left out of the conversation. And if you’re still unclear on how all of this works, I will be happy to help you figure out what to do so that you can be a part of
> the Advent conversation. Come join us in our hashtagging this Advent!

-Tad Hopp
Monday, December 18, 6:30PM - Let's celebrate Christmas at our annual 
Potluck Dinner at Jean Chin's. Bring enough food for 4-6 persons. Suggestions: appetizers, salad, vegetables, meat entrees, or any other item you wish. Desserts are also welcome. Please RSVP to Jean ( click here to email Jean ))
so she can prepare enough rice. 

In addition to bringing food, we ask that you purchase Gift Cards from Safeway, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, or from Blik or FLAX, art supply stores. (Purchase cards in $10.00 denomination. If you wish to spend more, buy several at $10.00 each.) These cards will support resettled refugee girls who are involved in The Vision Project, a program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). (Churches in SF Presbytery, including ours, have supported IRC and its programs.)  

Any questions? Contact Mildred.
Anti-Racism Workshop Presented by the Presbytery of SF
  • Date: Saturday, December 9th
  • Time: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana
  • 1941 High Street, Oakland, CA 94601
  • 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.

12/3 Sabbath Sunday
12/10 Birthday Cake & Donor's Treats
12/17 Sabrina Gee Shin
12/24 Sharing of Holiday Goodies
12/31 Sharing of Holiday Goodies
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
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