Volume 1, Issue 38|  August 4, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
Last Sunday's worship service was truly a special experience. It was the CCU closing worship service and the space was packed. Hope you were able to join us. Hope you'll be able to join us this Sunday as we close out our sermon series on Heart. Please note that there will not be our usual Sabbath Sunday lunch since the Main Yard will be in use for the youth to head to Westminster Woods. This also means that the Side Yard will be unavailable for parking. 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. 
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.

 A Message from Pastor Kimberly 

In coordination with our CCU Sports Ministry, I will be doing a preaching series on H.E.A.R.T. 

We will be using the CCU H.E.A.R.T. acronym through July and the first of August. 

The series will unfold as follows: 

July 2, H = Hungry Heart 

July 9, E= Expectant Heart 

July 16, A  = Abundant/Accepting Heart

July 23, R = Repentant/Receptive Heart 

July 30 T = Thankful Heart & Closing CCU & CH Summer Programs 

Aug 6, T= Thankful Heart. 

We will also have a fun craft project as part of our series. Come and participate in summer worship! We are still at Cameron House through July.

Pastor Kimberly 

Honoring Mary Wong Leong
The church family will be honoring Mary Wong Leong this Sunday at teatime. She has faithfully served at Cameron House for 30 years and is now retired. Please come to express your personal greetings of appreciation to her, a hug, and a wish for her next stage of life. 
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

In preparation for the school year, the Mission & Evangelism Committee is collecting school supplies for students who live in SRO housing. This year, we will be collecting for high-school students, whose needs are somewhat different from the supplies we provided in previous years for younger students.  

We will be sorting the school supplies into 205 separate bags on Sunday, August 6 after teatime. If you can help, we'll be gathering in Knox Hall after worship and teatime. It should take about 1 hour. 

The bags will be distributed to 205 high school students who live in SRO housing, prior to the first day of school in August.

The M&E Committee thanks you for your generosity!
 Ed Sue Event
Ed Sue will be at Cameron House on SATURDAY, AUG.5th -1:30 - 4:00 pm 

Ed will talk about the mural he painted at entrance to Culbertson Hall and his thoughts about Chinatown from 1850 - 1950’s.

Come and enjoy the occasion to catch up with Ed and meet old/new friends!

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
Good News for the Pews
The latest issue of Good News for the Pews is available on the PCC web site.

The quarterly newsletter is published by the English-speaking worshipping community with information for all in our worship family.  If you know someone who is not on our email list and might like to learn more about us, please forward this message to them.

Here are some highlights:

. The Koinonia Retreat with colorful photos

. Can our small sanctuary fire lead to new things or even new life?

. Do you know someone on the Presbyterian Mission Agency?

. What is the most recent count of babies in the Mandarin Worshipping Community?

. Find some links to music that inspires

You can read the newsletter at:

If you don’t have the link handy, you can always navigate to the What’s New page at www.pccsf.org  You’ll find a link there.

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.

8/6 No Sabbath Sunday Lunch

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. 

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.  
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


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