Volume 1, Issue 39|  August 11, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
 
 Greetings, 
Hope you were able to join us for worship last Sunday. It was truly a powerful experience as we closed out our sermon series on Heart. Hope you'll be able to join us this Sunday as we examine the story of the Samaritan woman. Also, hope you're planning to join us for our first ever Pride Worship service at the end of the month. It promises to be a special and powerful experience. 
Blessings,
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown

 
Mark Your Calendars 
On Sunday, August 27th, PCC will have its first ever Pride Worship Service. Why are we doing this? Because it is important that as a religious community, we show our support and solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. In these trying, tumultuous times when fear and hate seem to be coming from every direction, a Pride service sends the message that there is no shame in being gay. That it is indeed something to be  proud of and that it is a beautiful and powerful way of existing in the world. Most importantly, having a worship service centered on Pride conveys the message that who we are is a gift from God and should be celebrated, not denigrated. By having a Pride service, we at PCC are living into our commitment to love and serve all in our community. This service will have a special focus on the experiences of being gay in the Asian community. Our guest preacher will be Ellen Tanouye. Ellen  is a former PC(USA) pastor who came out of the closet 6 years ago (2011). She is now married  (February, 2017) to her best friend who helped her come out of the closet! She graduated from SFTS in 1995, served in two Japanese American churches (Sycamore Congregational Church in El Cerrito and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Stockton); worked at the Presbytery and at  Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the early 2000's. She is now a member of Many Journeys  MCC in San Mateo and is helping to plant an MCC church in Folsom CA. She loves to sing and  play the piano; she has lead retreats and planned conferences in many capacities (NAPW;  NAPY; NRJ; Tadaima); she loves to write and has written chapters with Dave Ng (SFTS)
(People on the Way), Parenting curriculum, Church school curriculum for youth on Sexuality  and Gender and has written devotionals for many years; she was trained to do daycamp from a  former Cameron House leader (Rev Mariko Yanagihara) and has led many a daycamp at many  a church; she was trained to form and lead small groups in St Louis MO from her church in Lodi
(St Paul Lutheran Church); she was trained to plant churches in Portland OR (from the  Covenant denomination); she loves to preach and teach and lead in worship.



Confirmation Class
Good news! Tad and I will be teaching another Confirmation Class. We have five students confirmed for the class. We will meet
after worship each Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Pines room at Cameron House. 
Confirmands who wish to become members will be blessed in worship on August 20th. 
Please pray for us as we embark on this exciting journey together! 
Pastor Kimberly

  Youth Sunday School Class

Starting Sunday, September 17th, Tad Hopp will be teaching another Youth Sunday school class from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. 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. Let Tad know if you want to participate in this engaging class. 



  Women's Retreat
Sign Up Now for WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP RETREAT : "How Well Has Your Faith Aged?"

Come gather with us to reflect on how your faith has evolved as time has gone by. Does faith still enrich your life? What have been the changes and turning points? Share with others to gain insights on where we've been and where we're going. Richard Rohr says there is a spirituality for the first part of life and another for the second part. Is this true for you? Rev Cal Chinn will lead us. 

Date: September 30, 2017, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Place: Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd, Greeters at the entrance will direct you. 
Cost: $25. Please sign up and give payment to Mary Wong Leong
Meal: Coffee and light snack upon arrival and bento box lunches!
Transportation: Some street parking, Japan Center Garage. Muni convenient.

  Horizons Bible Study Day
September 23, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM at SFTS
Cloud of Witnesses: The Community in Christ in Hebrews
The Women's Fellowship of PCC is planning to attend so please register individually and then check with others about carpooling. Any questions? Please speak to Mildred Hall.
Seeking Housing
Hello everyone, I'm on the hunt for a new place to live. My current housing is not healthy or safe for me to live in anymore and so I'm hoping to find a new place to live. If you or someone you know has a room available, let me know. I'm quiet, friendly and reliable. Would prefer to stay in SF but am open to moving somewhere else in the Bay Area. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. I don't have pets but would prefer to live somewhere that allows them in case I decide I want one. My budget is $900 a month or less. Grateful for any leads people can provide. Thanks!
-Tad Hopp, Communications Coordinator & Pastoral Assistant

A Multimedia Dance Experience with Lenora Lee

 Save the date for the World Premiere of "Within These Walls" on the Angel Island Immigration Station. Click here for more information!

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.

8/13 Eddie & Peggy Kam

8/20 Marie Chin & Jon Chan

8/27 Mark & Barbara Fong

If you're interested in providing treats, please sign up on bulletin board in social 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. 





   
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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.  
Prayer Requests
Is there something on your heart that you'd like to request prayers about?
All prayers will be kept confidential
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],
[St. Mary's Square],
[Sutter-Stockton Garage]

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
[www.511.org]