Our annual Holiday Carnival will be on Sunday from 1-4pm. The event is to benefit Save Our Shores. We will have a drawing with prizes from Pet Shop Santa Cruz, Upper Crust Pizza and Pasta, Cava Capitola, Santa Cruz Waves, Sweetie Bee’s, New Bohemia, Project Pollinate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, Salle Fencing, and more! There will be lots of food and fun for the whole family!
Also, at 3:30pm, our partner organization Sweaty Sheep will be departing from the church on a 5K Eggnog Frolic down West Cliff. Wear your most obnoxious holiday costume, and–if you’re really feeling festive–take the eggnog challenge and chug 4oz of eggnog every mile!
Free community racial bias seminar
Also on Dunday, Faith on Tap will be hosting a racial bias seminar beginning at 8pm. My students and I will be facilitating small group discussions on what does it mean to have implicit bias, how does it affect us, and what can we do about it? Food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Free workshop December 9th
First time visitors
If Sunday was your first time with us, we especially want to say thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you again! We want to talk with you more and hear any questions or concerns (or praise) you have. Send Christopher an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 426-0510.
Our Give Back Speaker Series continues with Gabe Kittle-Cervine from Santa Cruz Word Church to read poems and share perspectives on organizing and working in Santa Cruz.
In the kids area we are going to “help” set up for the carnival by testing out the bounce houses and games!
See you Sunday,
-Christy and the GPCC Staff
Our Regular Events
Christopher Drury, Lead Pastor
Tony Youlton, Intern Christy Byrd, Minister of Children
Hannah Hayes, Minister of Activism
Maria Romero, Director of Collegiate Ministries