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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…

Faith That Works

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you. James 1:5 True faith produces wisdom and fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James, the…

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 2023, 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 Monday, December 12, 2022 QUESTIONS?Email: sm@wearepcc.comPhone: 650-395-0646

Annual Impact Report

Our PCC Impact Report is here! What a year we have had! Our fiscal year—June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022—saw many challenges and tremendous blessings, and we made it through TOGETHER! We have compiled an Impact Report to share with you. Take a look at all PCC was able to accomplish through you and with you. 

Lead Pastor Search Process

Lead Pastor Search Team Sue Fabbro (Chair), Ron Dahlin, Scott Huffman, Sue Nunan, Daisy Segal, Lisa Tyndall, Henry Villar, Grace Wang, Michael Wilton How grateful we are for the hard work of the Nomination Committee! Moving forward, may we pray continually for wisdom, discernment, and unity for this Lead Pastor Search Team. Latest Updates November 7, 2022 The Search Team is focusing our efforts on mutual discernment with the applicants that God has led us to and we feel hopeful…

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 11, 2022 QUESTIONS?Email the Nominating Committee

Aslan House Sale

Aslan is putting the property, 43 Woodsworth, Redwood City up for sale. Their ministry is to support PCC staff with affordable housing.  To find out their rationale and plan for this collaborative decision and what it means for PCC, visit aslan.org/blog. Questions? Contact Nicole Bergeron at nicole@aslan.org.

Finding The Way

Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.  Psalm 119:105 There may not be a better tribute to the Holy Scriptures than the one that is provided in Psalm 119. Every verse in Psalm 119 exalts the Word of God and the God of Word. This psalm has been called the “Mount Everest of the Psalms” and every verse mentions and exalts God. In these one hundred seventy-six verses, all but five verses reference the…

Community Care Assistance

For those facing a financial challenge, especially now during COVID-19, Peninsula Covenant Church will consider providing assistance from its Community Care Fund. PCC is not a government-assisted agency. All available resources are collected by donations from our church community and given to members of the local community as a blessing. To request assistance, please fill out this online application.

School Supply Drive

GIVE A STUDENT A TOOL FOR SUCCESS: BACKPACK AND SUPPLIES Help students get ready for school by providing important supplies! Bring the supplies, including backpacks to the PCC patio through August 7. What’s simple to you at the start of school is overwhelming to a recent refugee family, or an immigrant living in extremely tight housing, or homeless … but PCC with our partners in Redwood City (Generations United, Sequoia High School) can make a difference in someone’s life by…

Women’s Mentoring

Are you interested in mentoring another woman or being mentored yourself? Mentoring for women at PCC is a one-to-one, trusted relationship for the purpose of spiritual growth and growth in our life circumstances. Trained mentors are available to come alongside to listen and ask questions, to help think through a situation that the mentee wants to talk about. All mentoring relationships are confidential.

Together: Ordinary People with Ordinary Callings

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.  1 Corinthians 7:17 The good news is that God has a call on every individuals’ life that He has created. Living into your call can happen through faith in Christ and following the leading of His Spirit. The reality is that understanding our calling gives deep meaning and purpose to life. Furthermore, if we all would focus…

Year End Thank You

During the month of May, we are seeking to thank God specifically for those who have been a key part of making it through together! We will be posting on our social media, weekly newsletter, and website thanking different people each day. Check out below to see who has been thanked so far!

Together: Experiencing A Savior Who Knows

Lenten Series: March 6 – April 17, 2022 As we head into Lenten season, our hope is you will understand that we have a Savior that suffered much for us. Along with being tempted in every way, our Savior suffered in every way emotionally, physically, socially and relationally. As God and man, he experienced loneliness, grief, mockery, exhaustion, brutalization, betrayal, abandonment and misrepresentation. The benefit of reflecting on His suffering is to understand the extent of His love for us…

Our Values Series

Series Dates: January 9 – February 20, 2022 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42 The Book of Acts details the start of the early church. Though sometimes we romanticize the early church and feel we can never live up to it, there we will find our core values as a faith community, which are worth striving to live into as believers today. In this seven-week series, we…

Afghan Refugees Support

We have been watching the news footage. So many helpless Afghan people fleeing for their lives. Our PCC community has asked how they can help replace fear and anguish with hope. You can help! PCC is mobilizing a response with our mission partners. If you want to contribute financial support, click the relief button below, specifying a GIVING TYPE of “Afghan Refugee Relief”, as shown in the screen capture. Current Needs Funding received for Afghan Refugee Relief will be applied…

Remembering

SERIES TOGETHER: REMEMBERING Series Dates: September 12-November 14, 2021 SERIES OVERVIEW How does the Israelites’ story intersect with your story? The Israelites traversed the desert, heading toward the promised land. Similarly, we are a faith community heading into a new future. As we do, it is essential that together we reflect on what it means to follow God well—into the unknown—so we don’t miss out on what God has for us.  In this series, we learn from the Israelites’ story,…

Haiti Earthquake Support

On August 14, Haiti was struck with a 7.2 earthquake. About 2,200 people perished in the devastation. Over 10,000 have been injured and about 53,000 homes have been destroyed. Haiti needs our prayers. Haiti needs support. Our PCC denomination, Evangelical Covenant Order (ECC), is providing information and a pathway to donate.

His Great Love

SERIES TOGETHER: RESPONDING TO HIS GREAT LOVE Series Dates: July 11-August 29, 2021 SERIES OVERVIEW His great love is offered — How will you respond? Based on the book of 1 John, this series is intended to help PCC understand God’s great unlimited love and what it provides for us. Soaking in 1 John, the 12 springs found in God’s deep well of His love will be revealed to us. Our hope is that we will experience healing, bonding, and…

From Pastor Gary

April 12, 2021 Send Well Wishes to Gary A Letter from Lead Pastor Gary Beloved PCC, In my office is a shepherd’s crook that was given to me after being installed as your Lead Pastor in 2003. “This is to remind you that at the end of the day, your calling is to shepherd God’s people,” my benefactor explained as he handed me the crook. Over the past 18 years, being your Lead Pastor has brought blessings and challenges for us…

Pat Gelsinger, 4/11/2021

Sunday, April 11 10am Live on the Lawn, click to register – CLOSED 10am Live-Streamed, accessed on Sunday from wearepcc.com 11:30am Traditional Online, accessed on Sunday from wearepcc.com About Pat Gelsinger Patrick (Pat) Gelsinger is Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation and serves on its board of directors. On February 15, 2021, Gelsinger returned to Intel, the company where he had spent the first 30 years of his career. Before rejoining Intel, Gelsinger was CEO of VMware. In that role,…

Spring Experiences 2021

Spring is here! So, we are rolling out many connection and growth options for you! Community Outreach Duration: Varies Support a Foster Senior COVID-19 Care Team Workshop Duration: Fixed length Vows 2 & 3 Monday, May 24, Online Growth Groups Duration: Fixed length Be the Bridge Groups Days and times vary, May 2 – June 13, Online or In Person Ministry Connection Duration: Ongoing The Fireside Show With Todd Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm, Online Man2Man Coaching Person-to-Person, 6 Sessions, Online Men’s Purity…

Brand: New

SERIES Series Dates: March 28-April 25, 2021 SERIES OVERVIEW Read most headlines and social media homepages and it is clear that the public’s perception of the Christian Church in the United States is at an all time low. How should the world view the church? Unfortunately, we’ve got to own the fact that we’ve created a brand for the church that Jesus never intended. But we have the opportunity to give everyone a Brand: New perspective. In this 5-part series, coinciding…

Household Update Time!

For New & Updated Info We want to stay in touch with you. Will you complete our household update form? If you have already provided your contact information in the past, we are also inviting you to fill out this form, so we can be sure to have your most current information. Thank you in advance!

The Family Table

SERIES Series Dates: February 28-March 21, 2021 Series Overview Families need to know their words, their love, and their people all impact not just the adults, but the kids too. And those kids become adults. The aim of this series is to empower and resource families to be intentional with their words, their love, and their people — through overlapping lives. Over time, the compounding energies we give to our families are important, beneficial, and critical to the health of…

Follow

SERIES Series Dates: February 14-21, 2021 Jesus called out…”Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” -Matthew 4:19, NLT They follow the lamb wherever He goes.-Revelation 14:4, VOICE Series Overview Follow:To go after, to accompany, to follow the one who proceeds, to walk the same road with. Jesus promised to build his church. His mandate to us, as his followers, is to make disciples. The question is never “Will I be a disciple?” Every human being…

Black History Month

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH Though we may not fully realize it, the history that played out before we were born has impacted our lives today—how we relate to other people, where we live, what we do, what we believe. Let’s honor the Black heritage that continues to refine us, pointing us to goodness and justice. RESOURCES WATCH LIST When They See Us, Netflix True Justice, HBO or EJI Just Mercy, HBO Max I Am Not Your Negro, Amazon Prime…

Habakkuk, Trusting God in Troubled Times

January 10 – February 7, 2021 Series Overview Trust the Lord, no matter what.Easier said than done, especially after living through 2020! Coming through, what has been for many, the most challenging year of our lives, the questions arise: Where was God? Where is God when most circumstances seemingly betray his character and what we read of Him in the Scriptures. The prophet Habakkuk has a message for God’s people around the world today. The followers of Jesus can—and must—trust…

Help a Vulnerable Child

The Bible speaks clearly about caring for the vulnerable. Many Scriptures remind the church that it is their main call to action. In James 1:27 we read,  “Religion that is pure and undefiled, before God the father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”  The call to help the vulnerable has never been more important, as it is always the vulnerable who suffer most when times are hard. Your…

The Essentials

The EssentialsFollowing Jesus from the Inside Out 9-Week Series October 4 — November 29 Galatians 5:22-23, NLT But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! For those who identify as Christians, “the fruit of the Spirit” is a well-known phrase from a much-loved passage of Scripture. Though it is so well known, its life-altering impact can be lost on…

Discernment Team

These are the conclusions drawn from the Discernment Team, along with input from the PCC community at large. Discernment Team Summary as of 8/26/20:After 6 Zoom Discernment Team meetings and 3 input Zoom discussions with PCC congregants, our team discerned the following regarding the structure of our gatherings post COVID-19: 2 Gatherings on Sundays at Farm Hill 1 Traditional, 1 Contemporary—Worship Center, times TBD Online streaming of each gathering House Churches continue to meet Seek more intentional ways to be more…

Discovery Bible Study

Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is a simple method to see for yourself what the Bible says about life’s big questions. It was developed by David L. Watson and Paul D. Watson. To get started: Watch the video Download the DBS Topic Series Download the 3-column worksheet

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: Worship our God and…

Man2Man Coaching

For men, a one-to-one relationship that helps you grow in your desired areas of life. Experience the power of an inter-generational relationship. Anyone getting a coach establishes their goals. Our trained coaches help them discover the pathway there. Sessions: 6 sessionsLocation: Online
Radiant, The Power of Our Light …Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. —Galatians 5:25b-27 Two thousand years ago, a gathering of people in a middle-eastern city began a movement that would circle the globe and leave its mark on individuals and cultures on every continent. This…
Series Dates: July 12 through August 30 This 8-week series will provide an overview of the Kingdom of God, as it is taught throughout Scripture. During each week, we will focus on the theological foundation for the unity of the Kingdom of God, while making applications to our current national/cultural environment. The hope is to provide a Christ-like lens for how the Church can be a unified voice of good news in a uniquely profoundly divided country.  “The world can…

Help 100 Families

But… What if you COULD feed a hundred? With PCC Partner Generations United (GU), you can help ensure that 100 families will have quality fresh food every week. This initiative will build on another current partnership between GU and Facebook, which distributes fresh food weekly to those most in need within our community. We now have an opportunity to significantly broaden our reach! How? PCCers are joining together with people from the Latino community—preparing food for distribution and delivering it to families…

The Bay Area Blessing

GOD IS FOR YOU! At this unique and challenging time over 50 local churches have come together to sing a blessing over the Bay Area. This song is for everyone, for people of all faiths, and for people who may not yet believe. Never before have our churches come together to worship as one through song. This song demonstrates the power of the church being in every community and every street, serving the most vulnerable and isolated, and providing hope and encouragement. Release Date:…

Text in Church

Got 38 seconds? Here’s a super useful video. Go ahead and watch the video below. Once you save this number to your mobile phone, you’ll be ready to text us whenever you want the scoop on an event or other PCC information. It’s this easy…