Volume 1, Issue 65| March 1, 2018
Your weekly look at what's happening
Table of Contents
  1. Tad's Time
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. A Message from the Personnel Committee
  4. Line Dancing Fundraiser
  5. Celebration of Life Service
  6. Regional Presbytery Gathering
  7. Israel's Installation
  8. Meeting with IRC
  9. Lenten Devotions
  10. Giving to PCC
  11. Tea Time Info
  12. General Church Info
   Tad's Time
I hope everyone had a great week. I just got back from my vacation to the Pacific Northwest. It was a very relaxing vacation and it was nice to be in a part of the country that I hadn't seen in a very long time. And Hamilton was incredible. So worth the trip.
This Sunday marks the third Sunday in Lent. We will also hold a Celebration of Life Service for David Hall on Sunday and those details can be found below. Hope to see you on Sunday.
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
Upcoming Events:
March 4th - Celebration of Life for David Hall
March 6th - Worship & Nurture Committee Meeting; Mission & Evangelism Committee Meeting
March 7th - Regional Presbytery Gathering
March 11th - Installation of Israel Guo Hao as the Commissioned Lay Pastor for the Mandarin Worshiping Community; Session Meeting
March 20th - Commission Meeting
A Message from the Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee would like to thank the 65 respondents to the Pastor Survey, that is a significant number and we are grateful. Your many thoughtful comments are being summarized and compiled by the committee with the additional help of Heidi Wong and Carl Jew. We have reported to the English Commission that we hope to have an analysis for them at their March 20 meeting and that together we will develop an action plan for goal-setting and evaluation. 
Mark Fong, Norm Proctor, Pat Chan and Linda Lee
Line Dancing Fundraiser for Cameron House Youth
All are invited to a free Line Dancing event that our 12th Grade Commission TRUTH is hosting for their Service and Learning Trip fundraiser to San Diego in June. The event is free but they will be selling snacks and accepting any donations during the night. It will be held on Saturday night March 3rd at Cameron House from 6-9pm.
Celebration of Life Service
We will celebrate the life of David Hall in a service of remembrance at 2:00 p.m. in the PCC sanctuary, 925 Stockton Street, San Francisco. 

We expect the service to be full and will likely use the overflow in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. 

The reception following the service will not be on campus, but will be at a restaurant in Chinatown and instructions regarding location will be shared during the service. 

Donations can be made to the causes listed below. 

Police and Fire: Fallen Heroes
> 1535 Botelho Dr.
> Walnut Creek CA
> OR
> Cameron House: Healing Project 
> 920 Sacramento St. 
> San Francisco CA. 94108
Regional Presbytery Gathering
On Wednesday, March 7th, all are invited to attend the next gathering of the Western Region of San Francisco Presbytery. The meeting will be held at Sturge Presbyterian Church in San Mateo. We will gather for dinner at 6:30 PM so please bring a dish to share. We will have a time for fellowship, singing, praying, and discussion. All are welcome to attend. Please join us for this special occasion.
Installation of Israel Guo Hao
On March 11, 2018 at 5:00PM at PCC, please join the Mandarin Worshipping Community for the Commissioning Worship Ceremony of Israel Guo Hao to be the Commissioned Pastor for the Mandarin Worshipping Community. Dinner will follow after worship service in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP for dinner please.
Meeting with IRC
"For the Lord your God … loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Deut.10:17-19).  
ALL ARE WELCOME! On Monday, March 19, in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 6:30pm with dinner, we invite you to come and hear about the International Rescue Committee in Northern California (IRC).  Karen Ferguson is the Executive Director and will speak about the work they do to resettle refugees with their services and programs.  
Sponsored by Women's Fellowship, we encourage your attendance.  Please respond for dinner to Mildred by Saturday, March 16. Otherwise, come at 7:30pm for the program. 
Lenten Devotions
If you would be interested in a hard copy of the Lenten Devotionals, Linda Lee ordered some from the PC(USA) so please contact her if you want one.
For those of you interested in online devotionals, SFTS has started their annual Lenten Devotionals. These devotionals are written by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the seminary. They are delivered to your email inbox every day during Lent. To sign up, please visit the SFTS website. This year's series is entitled "A Listening Way" and is all about the ways in which we listen to each other and to God and will also challenge us to try different ways of listening.
And for those of you who would like to try a different type of devotional, d365.org is a great resource. They have a website and a mobile app. The devotions encourage you to pause, pray, think, and go. And they are usually pretty short so they are perfect for people who want something quick and short.
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.
  Tea Time
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.
3/4 Sabbath Sunday
3/11 Naomi Chun
3/18 Birthday Cake
3/25 Doreen & Bruce Der-McLeod
If you're interested in providing treats, please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Fellowship Hall. 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. 
Church Officers -
Elders: Susie Wong; Linda Lee; Jeanette Huie; Sing Quan; Nancy Chee; Diane Go; Stan Wong
Deacons: Pat Chan; Dayton Leong; Rachel Wong; Desi Ng; Eddie Kam; Richard Jann; Jerrick Woo
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