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!

New Collaborative Reading – “Immerse: Beginnings”

We are just beginning our “Immerse: Beginnings” collaborative reading schedule. This week, please take a look at the helpful information in the introductory pagesThese 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.

Fall Women’s Retreat at Alpine

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.

The Cove is going to San Francisco!

This summer, from July 30 through August 4, The Cove youth group is taking a trip to San Francisco! There will be five students and two leaders going on the trip, and they will be working with the Center for Student Missions to serve at various ministry sites around the Bay Area. As part of their trip, The Cove will also have the opportunity to experience some of the culture of the Bay Area, as well. The youth leaders would like to ask everyone to please pray for a safe trip, and to pray that that the experience may be formative and enriching for the students. Donations of any amount or kind are also gladly appreciated!

Also, please look forward to a recount of the trip and all the experiences had therein the Sunday following The Cove’s return!

Summer in the Psalms reading schedule

Over the next several weeks, Village will be taking a look at the first 50 Psalms. As such, all are invited to read five Psalms each week. Sunday worship themes and sermons, as well as discussion in small groups, will focus on the Psalms assigned for each week. Below is a reading schedule to help guide this:

  • June 19-25:  Psalm 1-5
  • June 26 – July 2:  Psalm 6-10
  • July 3-9:  Psalm 11-15
  • July 10-16:  Psalm 16-20
  • July 17-23:  Psalm 21-25
  • July 24-30:  Psalm 26-30
  • July 31 – August 6:  Psalm 31-35
  • August 7-13:  Psalm 36-40
  • August 14-20:  Psalm 41-45
  • August 21-27:  Psalm 46-50

Ben Tucker’s Eagle Project: First Phase Complete

The first phase of Ben Tucker’s Eagle Project is now completed. The church’s playground area has been cleaned up and updated and is now usable again! Be sure to go check it out this Sunday!

The next phase of Ben’s project, which will include installing picnic tables and a planter of flowers in the area directly outside the Fireside Room, will commence in August. Ben is still welcoming donations and volunteers for the second phase, so please let him know if you would like to contribute.