FEATURED  EVENTS & CALENDAR

FEATURED EVENTS & CLASSES

Organ Recital • Open to the public!

Renee Gastelum

Sunday, May 19 @ 7 pm

Sanctuary

Join us for an exciting organ recital, with a meet-the-artist reception afterward in Fellowship Hall. Renee is an amazing, talented young organist from Gilroy, currently working on her Master’s degree in Organ Performance at BYU. Her recital program includes music by J.S. Bach, Widor, Guilmant, and several contemporary Chinese composers. Not only is Renee an outstanding concert and church organist—she is also a concert pianist, choir accompanist, jazz pianist, improviser, composer, and educator. Renee's website.


Safe Church Training Classes

Sundays, May 19, August 4, November 10 

Fireside Room @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Everyone who volunteers or works with children and youth are required to be Safe Church trained. One-session classes are scheduled throughout the year.


Coffee with Pastor Karin

Thursday, May 23 @ 12:30 - 2 pm 

Peet's in Sunnyvale (144 W. El Camino)

If you'd like an opportunity to get together for coffee and a chat with Pastor Karin before she ends her time at Sunnyvale Pres, please stop by! She looks forward to seeing you.


Vacation Bible School

M-F, June 10 - 14 @ 9:30 am to noon

Ages 4 years - entering 4th grade—come join us this summer to Dive Deep Into Kindness. We will explore the great ocean depths while talking about kindness, empathy, helping others, and all the different animals under the sea! Come experience a week of play, activities, and learning about Jesus, the Bible, our world's oceans, and kindness toward others! Activities include stories, games, crafts, music, playground time, and snacks.


Promotion Sunday

Sunday, June 2

10 am – during worship 

The SVPC community will celebrate everyone promoting from 5th grade, 8th grade, high school, and all post-secondary degrees in church on June 2. We'll continue the celebration later at the all-church Potluck Picnic in the Park at 12:30 pm at Las Palmas Park (more info below). 


Potluck Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 2

12:30 pm at Las Palmas Park 

Mark your calendars now for this all-church event. Everyone is invited! Rich and Hardy will be making the BBQ (including a vegetarian option). Please just bring a side or dessert to share. Lots of activities for all ages including a jump house, cotton candy, games, and a jazz quartet! This picnic is also an extension of our Promotion Sunday celebration, so join us in celebrating all those marking their education milestones!

Volunteers are needed—sign up below.


Out Loud Choir

Sunday, August 18 @ 10 am

(Rehearsals June 13 - Aug. 15)

Queer folk & allies* are invited to make music together! All levels of singers are welcome. Even if you can't perform, we'd love to have you just come and sing with us! We will share our music at the Sunnyvale Pres queer-led worship service at 10 am on August 18. Rehearsals are Thursday nights, 7 – 8:30 pm. Questions, contact Adam Lee.

 

* Allies are people who support and celebrate queer people, and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment. 


Organ Competition • Open to the public!

AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP)

Thursday, June 27 @ 10 am – 5 pm

Sanctuary

The public is invited to hear some world-class organ music by emerging young organists. Nine semi-finalists will compete in this prestigious international competition. Five of them will advance to the finals, June 30 in San Francisco. The eventual winner will be awarded cash prizes, concert performances, and a recording contract.


Family Movie Night

Friday, July 19 @ 5 pm

Phoenix Center (upstairs above the gym)

Join Children's Ministry for a movie night! We will be watching Disney/Pixar's Cars. Dinner will be provided; feel free to wear your PJs!

Let us know if you plan/think you will attend so we know how much food to prepare.

 

For those able, a small donation is requested to cover the cost of food.


CARAVAN Mission Trip

July 21–28, 2023

Camp Fire Disaster Relief in Paradise, CA

High School students and adult volunteers will re-build homes damaged/destroyed by the wildfire in Paradise, CA. Come on July 28 @ 10 am for the CARAVAN Sunday, the student-led worship service to learn about their experience.


Music School Open House

Saturday, August 24 @ 2 – 5 pm

Come check out The Music School! Hear student performances, meet our faculty & staff, see the classrooms, studios and piano lab. Face-painting and musical crafts, popcorn & cotton candy!


Queer-led worship

Sunday, August 25

10 am • Sanctuary & online

We are an Open & Affirming church!

Members of the SVPC queer community will lead us in worship, including special music from the Out Loud Choir. Please join us!


Ongoing Events

Sunnyvale CircleSongs

First Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Fellowship Hall

Join us for our monthly CircleSong gatherings! Both Sunnyvale Pres and The Music School sponsor this free event. CircleSongs is an easy collaborative group-singing format where we join our voices together to create improvised songs. We all have music in our bodies and souls, and we will work together to bring that out in each of us. No experience or skills necessary — only an open heart and an open ear. Led by Adam Lee, Assistant Director at The Music School.

 

Sing Together, Groove Together, Be Together.


Modern Worship Collective

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 

Worship @ 7 pm, Sanctuary

Dinner @ 6 pm in Fellowship Hall

Everyone’s invited to MWC, where we faithfully try to witness how God is breaking through the spiritual status quo. We’re discovering new ideas of worship where everyone can contribute in community, beauty and sacred space. We share a meal, sing new and different songs, experiment with liturgies and spiritual practices, talk with one another and build community. We listen for ways God calls us to a larger story, and hear God’s voice in our changing and chaotic time.


Evensong: Contemplative Worship

3rd Wednesdays @ 7 pm

In the Sanctuary

Contemplative worship with Taizé-style music, meditations, prayer, and communion. Most often lay-led.


Children's Ministry Bake Sale

First Sundays after Church

Trinity Court

1st Sundays of the month—stop by for some baked goodies, and ask us about the service projects we have planned for this year. If you can't make it, feel free to donate online.

Be sure to designate "Children's Ministry Service Project" in the drop-down menu.


Grief Support Group

First Sundays @ 1 p.m.

If you've lost a loved one, join us the first Sunday of each month. (Note: the May 5 meeting will take place an hour later, at 1:30 pm).


Family Meal

Monthly on the 2nd Sunday (not meeting in May - Happy Mother's Day!) @ 11:30 am — 1 pm

Phoenix Center

Children's & Youth Ministries invite the whole family along with advisors, elders and teachers for our monthly lunch. Please RSVP if you're able. (Regardless, you're still welcome!)

 

 


Senior Coffee

Second Thursdays @ 10:30 am

SVPC Seniors in your 80’s and older are invited to a virtual coffee hour. Contact Pastor Karin with any questions. 


Hiking Group

Second Saturdays of the month

We meet once a month for a casual hike at one of many local hiking trails. Join the email list to get updates on upcoming hikes!


Macular Degeneration Group for Seniors

Thursday, Oct. 24 @  10:30 am

on Zoom

Do you have a diagnosis of macular degeneration? Join us to share experiences, resources, and helpful hints. This group meets about quarterly and is open to all with this diagnosis. Led by Pastor Karin.


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