Volume 1, Issue 45| September 29, 2017
Your weekly look at what's happening
  
Greetings,
Last Sunday's service went really great and it was great to see so many of you there. This Sunday is our annual Tri-Lingual Worship Service for World Communion Sunday. A reminder that the service will begin at 10:30 AM and will be followed by lunch at Cameron House. This is always a special service in the life of our congregation so you won't want to miss it.
Blessings,
Tad Hopp
 Communications Coordinator
 Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
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.
  Youth Sunday School Class
Our Youth Sunday school class has started meeting for the fall with Tad Hopp as their teacher. Class goes from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Pines Room at Cameron House. 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. It is not too late to be a part of it. Just let Tad know that you'd like to come. Lunch will be provided each week by one of our parents.
Mark Your Calendars
Our Tri-lingual Worship Service will be held at Mei Lun Yuen on Sunday, October 1st. The service will begin at 10:30 AM and will be followed by Sabbath Sunday lunch provided by the Session of PCC. Please note the change in location and please plan to join us for this important worship service. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up for the lunch at Cameron House. They need to be at Cameron House at 9:45 to help with set up. If you're interested and available to help, please email Tad Hopp (tad.hopp@pccsf.org) and let him know.
Also, be aware that there is a Street Fair in Chinatown happening this weekend so parking and your access to the area will be severely affected. Please plan your trip to church accordingly.
Peace & Global Witness Offering on World Communion Sunday, October 1st
Be part of the work to proclaim the peace of Christ with sisters and brothers around the world! This special offering supports every level of the Presbyterian Church USA’s work for peace and response to injustice in our own neighborhoods and around the globe. For example, these gifts are used to help provide relief, shelter and hope to families who’ve had to flee their homes because of violence and persecution, and for peace-building ministries, advocacy and education. All loose offering as well as gifts provided in the special offering envelopes on World Communion Sunday, October 1 st , will be contributed to the Peace & Global Witness offering. You can also contribute online at presbyterianmission.org/give/peace-global or text PEACE to 20222 to give $10.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief program, enlists volunteer groups to package nutritious dehydrated meals of rice, soy,
vegetables and 23 vitamins and minerals. These meals are shipped overseas to countries of need. Two years ago our packaged meals went to Afghanistan. This year PCC will join with Calvary Presbyterian Church, Christ United Presbyterian Church (CUPC), Old First Presbyterian Church and St. John Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 14, 2017 to package 10,152 meals. Each meal will cost 29 cents and will require each of the five churches to provide $590.00 to cover the cost of supplies. Additionally each church will provide 10 volunteers so that 50 persons
can pack 10,152 meals in 2 hours. We'll start packing meals at 10 AM on
October 14, 2017 at St. John Presbyterian Church located at Lake and
Arguello Streets. Volunteers must sign a Release and Hold Harmless
Agreement Form to participate. If you want to volunteer for the Oct. 14,
2017 Rise Against Hunger event, please get a form from Cindy Joe.
An Important Honor for Doreen Der-McLeod
Come celebrate Doreen Der-McLeod as she is inducted into the California social Work Hall of Distinction. She will be presented with this award by Harry Chuck.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
3:00 PM Reception
4:00 PM Induction
$45 per person. $40 for NASW Members
All are welcome and invited to attend this important event
Good news about our Food Pantry
Our food pantry will be returning to PCC on Saturday, October 7th. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this possible and continued thanks to all who volunteer.
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.

10/1 Sabbath Sunday (lunch provided by Session)
10/8 Pam Jang & Keith Jew
10/15 Belinda & Ed Hum
10/22 Mary & Dayton Leong
10/29 Eunice & Gilbert Lee
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 Thursday at 6 PM. 
Newsletter will be sent out on Friday.  
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