Happy Halloween from Village!

Today is October 31, which means tonight is Halloween! You know what that means, right? Candy! Lots and lots of candy!

Be sure to be safe this Halloween! But most of all, be sure to have fun with your family and loved ones!

Happy Halloween!


“Immerse: Beginnings” Weekly Reading Schedule and Groups

This week, we will be looking at pages 122-139 in our “Immerse: Beginnings” version of the Bible. This reading will be the focus of worship this Sunday, and also the focus of discussion this week in our reading groups.

We would gladly encourage all who would like to join a reading group to consider one of the following groups:

  • Men’s Group on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:45 pm
    Michael Tucker and Bruce Ekblad, facilitators; meeting in the Church Office
  • Saturday mornings from 10 – 11:30 am 
    Kevin Leissner, facilitator; meeting at Don and Beth Rasmussen’s home
  • Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 am
    Pastor Laurie, facilitator; meeting in the VCC classroom across the courtyard

Support The Cove with your every purchase on AmazonSmile!

The Cove youth group is now registered with Amazon’s charity donation program, AmazonSmile! Whenever a purchase is made through AmazonSmile in Village Covenant’s name, 0.5% of the pre-sales tax purchase price is automatically donated to The Cove. If you ever purchase anything from Amazon, this is a great way for you to support The Cove further within your normal routine and at no added cost to you. There are just a couple steps to get set up to start donating:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and use your existing Amazon credentials to sign in. (If you don’t have an Amazon account, now is a great time to make one! Simply click the link that says “New to Amazon? Create an account”)
  2. Once you are signed in, it will ask you to select a charity. Under the section that reads “Or pick your own charitable organization:” use the search box to search for “Village Covenant Church” and find the result for Azusa CA. Then click the yellow “Select” button next to it.
  3. And that’s it! You are now set up to start supporting The Cove with every purchase you make through AmazonSmile! If you already had an account with Amazon, all your saved addresses, payments methods, and other preferences are automatically carried over to AmazonSmile.

*A couple important things to note: Please make sure you return to smile.amazon.com every time you’re ready to make a purchase. Purchases made through the normal amazon.com site or the Amazon mobile app will not count toward supporting The Cove, even after you register with AmazonSmile. It is recommended that you make a bookmark that will take you directly to AmazonSmile, or install the Amazon Assistant browser plug-in for desktop browsers and enable it for AmazonSmile.

After all is said and done, you’ll know you’re in the right place if the upper left of your screen looks like the picture below:

Thank you for supporting The Cove!

Village and Vision Combined Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 15 at 7:00 PM, both the Village and Vision congregations will gather together for a special combined Thanksgiving dinner! Join us in the Fellowship Hall on this evening for a great meal as well as a wonderful time of fellowship together. Additionally, please look forward to a fun-filled program hosted by The Cove youth group! All are welcome, and family and friends are encouraged to come, too!

The dinner will be potluck style, so please also bring a dish to share. Speak to Bekah or Laurie if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!