Posts from 2023

Searching for the Messiah

The Jewish people longed for the arrival of the one who would come. Moses spoke about one who would come to be like him. Tied up in the word Messiah was anticipation and expectation. The Messiah hadn’t arrived yet, but steeped in the hope that he would arrive were ideas about what he would be like. Some thought he would be a high priest, bringing forgiveness and reconciliation with God. Some thought that he would bring emancipation from the rule of their oppressors, delivering them…

Nominations Needed

Your input is requested as we select new members of the Leadership Team and Nominating Committee! Prayerfully nominate people to serve here. Deadline: December 29, 2023 QUESTIONS?Email the Nominating Committee

Christmas at PCC

Check out all upcoming Christmas events below! JOIN THE CHOIR to sing on Christmas Eve! Rehearsal is Thursday, December 21, 7pm in Room 20. Performance is Sunday, December 24 at 10:30am. Interested? Contact Marti (Martiw@wearepcc.com) to get more details. Come celebrate Christmas with us! Join us for one of our TWO Christmas Eve Gatherings @ 10:30am & 5pm, live and online. Rebroadcast times: 12:30pm, 7pm Join us online for our New Years Eve service! There is NO in person Gathering…

One in Christ (Ephesians 4)

The constitution for Peninsula Covenant Church is rooted in scripture, Ephesians 4:1-16 specifically. As we work to build our sense of family and mission, we are going to take 7 of the next 8 weeks becoming re-rooted in our biblical/spiritual foundation. September 10 A Life Worthy of the Calling September 17 A Believer’s Character September 24 **Glocal Ministry Fair** October 1 What Binds Us Together October 8 Equipping the Saints October 15 **Lead Pastor Candidate Mark Tumney Sunday** October 22…

New Lead Pastor

PCC welcomes Rev. Dr. Mark Tumneyas its 8th Lead Pastor! At a congregational meeting on October 15, 2023, the stakeholders present voted overwhelmingly to call Mark as our new Lead Pastor. He and his family entered the Worship Center after the vote to thunderous applause and ecstatic faces. The Tumneys are currently in the Cleveland, Ohio area and will be moving at the end of the year. Mark expects to preach his first official sermon on January 7 and begin…

Stephen Minister Training

Stephen Minister training is an energizing experience featuring a variety of engaging training tools. Since 1975, more than 600,000 Stephen Ministers have been equipped to provide care to millions of people. Starting in January 2024, we will partner with the Stephen Ministry Leaders at Menlo Church to train a new class of PCC Stephen Ministers. In the training, you will: APPLICATION DEADLINE Tuesday, December 1, 2023 QUESTIONS?Email: sm@wearepcc.comPhone: 650-395-0646

Church: Community

SUMMARY Our focus for our message series this summer, Church: Community is on what it means to be the church of Jesus Christ. The first few messages are focused on the basics – being a praying, forgiving, healing, and witnessing community. These are basic ways we display how we are different to the world around us. If these behaviors are not evident in our lives, we miss the opportunity to witness of the ability of Jesus to transform us. The…

PLANTED

It is always good to understand what our foundation is, the base we stand upon. It is always good to know what forms that foundation. Over the next five weeks we will look at the Shema, the beginning of the really long sermon in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. It is a text that our Jewish brothers and sisters use every time they worship. They often begin worship reciting a litany based on the Shema which you will learn. All of it will…

STORY

In Acts 22 and 26, the apostle Paul gave his testimony to two different groups as he was arrested. He explained he went from observant Jew to Christ follower.  We all have a story like that to share. In this short series, Randy will share his personal story of how Jesus became his foundation. The following week, Scott will have us examine what our own story might be and how we can be prepared to share it. And on April…

I AM

On the way Jesus asked them, “Who do people say I am?” Mark 8:27 For thousands of years people have been asking “Who is God?” God himself describes Himself as the “I AM.” But what did that mean then? And how is it relevant to us now? As we journey through the Lenten season toward the celebration of Easter, we will bring the I AM to life as we reflect on the seven I AM statements declared by Jesus. In…

More Than A Feeling

God is close to the brokenhearted and will save those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Like pain is a warning sign to our body, so emotions are to our soul. At our worst, we stuff our emotions deep within like toxic waste that has been buried deep beneath the earth surface or we spew them like lava spurting from a volcano. Either way, be it years later or in the moment, when not handled well our emotions can…

Men’s Purity Group

Purity Group is a place for men to step out of isolation surrounding their sexual sin and step into an authentic community of men that can help support them in their quest to live into the MORE that God has for them—more meaningful relationships with God, family and friends; more focus, feeling and fight; more freedom to be who you were meant to be and live the life you were meant to live. We meet to: It’s time for Christian…

Gifts From Above

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights… James 1:17 The Christmas story is much greater than the moment when Jesus was born into the world. It is a story that spans the ages from the beginning to the present and into the future. It is a story of gifts that were intended to be given by our loving God the Father, through His coming Son and by the Spirit so…