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:
- 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”)
- 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.
- 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!
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!
Our usual joint prayer time with Vision, which normally happens on the first Sunday in each month, will not be meeting this Sunday due to Pastor Laurie’s absence. Instead we will join for prayer with our sister church on the following Sunday, October 8.
A new prayer group is set to begin next month, the first meeting will be Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00 PM in the Church Office here at Village. The prayer group will continue to meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the same time and place. All are welcome!
The Cove is going on an overnight camping trip to Azusa Canyon Park next month, October 6-7. The cost is only $5. Speak to our Youth Pastor, Bekah Hoogerwerf, if you are interested in going or learning more about the trip.
We are just beginning our “Immerse: Beginnings” collaborative reading schedule. This week, please take a look at the helpful information in the introductory pages! These readings will be the focus of Sunday worship themes and sermons, as well as discussion in small groups for the next several months. If you are interested in joining a small group, contact Pastor Laurie for help locating a group.
O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Loving Servants) is officially back from summer break! Woo! Join us after service for fellowship, lunch, and a program THIS SUNDAY!
Immediately following service on Sunday, August 27, a gourmet lunch will be served in celebration of Mark and Lauren Neely! To complete the meal, Mark’s and Lauren’s ultimate favorite desserts will be available for all to enjoy!! Come to share in the celebration as we give thanks for our beloved friends!! (Donations to cover costs for the amazing desserts will be warmly welcome.)
Join Village & Vision Covenant for…
August 16th at 6:30 PM
Dinner & Games for the whole family!
Dinner is potluck style, please bring your favorite dish to share
Contact Mark Neely or Pastor Laurie with any questions.
You are invited to consider participating in the Fall Women’s Retreat at Alpine Camp and Conference Center, located in Blue Jay, CA. Join other women from Village Covenant Church! Relax and reconnect with others and with God. Experience restoration in mind, body and spirit. The date is October 13-15, 2017. The regular registration price is $165, and if you register before September 14th, you can receive a discount to $155. Scholarships available based upon financial need. Click here to register online. If you have questions, contact Victoria Ward or Pastor Laurie.