Wednesday, July 19 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Let's go camping! Every summer, we have the opportunity to go camping together! Our annual church campout is appropriate for pretty much anyone of any age. It's easy camping. You don’t have to plan any meals or pack much equipment: Just bring your tent and sleeping bag and a few other things, and you’re good to go. We do communal cooking, and all the food, stoves, and cooking equipment is provided. This is a fun campout for families, couples, and singles.
Where: Secret location in Uvas Canyon, just south of San Jose. It’s nearby, it’s beautiful, and it’s a private property. It has a pretty creek, shady trees, and ample time and space to just kick back and relax.
Sliding scale cost: $50-60 for adults and kids 12 and up, $25-30 for kids 4-11, and free for kids under age 3. Some camperships are available. Cost covers campsite fees, supplies, and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast (eight generous meals). Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Sign up on Sundays after church with MM Feldman or Alec MacLean, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Welcome our honored guests from Transylvania! Let's share our favorite recipes with a potluck dinner in Hattie Porter Hall. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Monty Low, 408 348-2778 or Connie Hall, 408 206-2163
Sunday, July 30, During Social Hour
Join us for a finger food potluck reception where folks can meet our partner church visitors. It’s going to be fun and festive with traditional dance performances and songs by our visitors. We will also see a video about their village of Homoródszentmárton to gain an insight into their lives and culture. For more information, contact Monty Low, 408 348-2778, email@example.com or Connie Hall, 408 206-2163
Sunday, August 6, After church until Sunset
Let’s have a bonfire on the beach picnic with Partner Church Villagers on Sunday Aug 6 after church at Sunset State Beach Watsonville. Drive through campground down to beach parking lot. (Travel time about 1 hour). There’s a $10 entrance fee per car. Bring picnic food and a little to share with villagers. You can also bring toys (Frisbee, various balls...) and firewood.
Not allowed: Alcohol, Dogs (except service animals)
Danger: Hazardous water! Do not swim. It will probably be cold.
For more information, contact Monty Low, 408-348-2778, firstname.lastname@example.org or Connie Hall, 408 206-2163
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Please join us in bidding a fond farewell to our special guests from Transylvania. Catering by Casa Vicky. Suggested donation $10. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Monty Low, 408 348-2778 or Connie Hall, 408 206-2163
3rd Saturday & Sunday
Circle Suppers offer an opportunity for members of the church community to get to know one another at casual pot luck suppers. Small groups come together in members’ homes to share food and conversation. Hosting is not a requirement for all attendees. Singles and couples, long-time church members or new to this church community, all are welcome. Some folks attend often and others only occasionally. Contact Barbara Derbyshire at email@example.com
2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m.,
Join the drop-in group of lively crafters: including knitting, crochet, beading (so far)...on 2nd and 4th Mondays. All levels of experience are welcome! Call Julia at 408 379-0759 for directions.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.,
2nd & 4th Sundays, 12:45 p.m.,
4th Sundays, 9:30 a.m.,
1st Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,
1st Friday, 8:00 p.m.,
3rd Sunday, South Bay Contra Dance, Newcomers' lesson 2:15, Dancing 2:30-5:30 p.m., Hattie Porter Hall
Social dance for all ages to live music. If you can walk, you can contra dance. No experience or partner needed. All dances taught and called. First time visitors are free if they come to the lesson at 2:15. Dance starts at 2:30. Wear comfortable shoes. Suggested donation - $5-$10; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All details available here
3rd Monday, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.,
Hygiene and Food Donations Welcomed Every First SundayStarting on Sunday, February 5th, and on the first Sunday of each month, the Homeless Concerns Group will host a table during social hour to receive donations of socks, hygiene items and food for the homeless. The group will assemble Hygiene Kits to distribute. Suggested items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, soap, hand sanitizers, and combs. Socks are always appreciated. Food items will be delivered to First Presbyterian on 4th Street for their bag lunch program. They need our help because the food often runs out before the last homeless person can be served! Suggested items: flip top cans of tuna or Vienna sausages, granola bars, small bags of chips.
For more information on these and other events, see the Current Newsletter!