Welcome to Grace Covenant Church! We are an intergenerational worshipping community committed to working together to share the gospel's message of new life in Christ. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we follow the Great Commandment to love God with all our heart, soul strength and mind in serving God, neighbors and one another. We invite you to come and get a glimpse of what life was really meant to be about.

Mission Statement
Reflecting God’s love in our community through praying, caring and sharing

Vision Statement
Changing Lives from the Inside Out!

Grace Covenant Sermons Online
We invite you to maintain your connection to our faith community through access to these audio recordings of our past sermon messages.

Date
title and Audio File
Text
Sermon Series
Speaker
September 16, 2018
Philemon 1: 1-25
N/A
Bearett Wolverton
September 9, 2018
Psalm 127: 1-3, Ephesians 5: 18-25
N/A
Caesar Evangelista
September 2, 2018
Luke 5: 1-11
N/A
Dennis Pollard
August 26, 2018
Mark 14: 1-9
N/A
Dennis Pollard
August 19, 2018
Judges 7: 1-22
N/A
Dennis Pollard
August 12, 2018
Luke 15: 11-12, 24-32
N/A
Caesar Evangelista
August 5, 2018
Romans 8: 1-4
N/A
Dennis Pollard
July 29, 2018
Jonah 1-2
N/A
Caesar Evangelista
July 22, 2018
1 Timothy 6: 6-10
N/A
Dennis Pollard
July 15, 2018
Summary of Mark
N/A
Chris Kernaghan
July 7, 2018
1 Peter 4: 8-11
N/A
Dennis Pollard
July 1, 2018
1 Samuel 17: 3-49
GCC Bible Stories
Caesar Evangelista
June 24, 2018
John 21: 1-17
Conversations With Jesus
Cameron Wu-Cardona
June 17, 2018
John 4: 42-54
Conversations With Jesus
Dennis Pollard
June 10, 2018
Mark 5: 1-17
Conversations With Jesus
Cameron Wu-Cardona
June 3, 2018
1 Thessalonians 5: 11-24
N/A
Alex Smith
May 27, 2018
Luke 5: 1-11
Conversations with Jesus
Cameron Wu-Cardona
May 20, 2018
Mark 6: 32-44
Conversations with Jesus
Dennis Pollard
May 13, 2018
Matthew 20: 20-28
Conversations with Jesus
Dennis Pollard
May 6, 2018
Matthew 19: 16-26
Conversations with Jesus
Dennis Pollard
April 29, 2018
John 4: 4-42
Conversations with Jesus
Cameron Wu Cardona
April 22, 2018
Luke 10: 38-42
Conversations with Jesus
Cameron Wu Cardona
April 15, 2018
Nehemiah 6: 1-16
Conversations with Jesus
Caesar Evangelista
April 8, 2018
John 8: 1-11
Conversations with Jesus
Dennis Pollard
April 1, 2018
John 20:19-29
Conversations with Jesus
Dennis Pollard
March 25, 2018
John 12:13-19
Lent/Easter
Cameron Wu-Cardona
March 18, 2018
John 12:20-33
Lent/Easter
Cameron Wu-Cardona
March 11, 2018
Ephesians 2:1-10
Lent/Easter
Dennis Pollard
March 4, 2018
Exodus 20:1-17
Lent/Easter
Cameron Wu-Cardona
February 25, 2018
Mark 8:27-33
Lent/Easter
Dennis Pollard
February 18, 2018
Genesis 9:8-17
Lent/Easter
Dennis Pollard
February 11, 2018
Hebrews 2:10-15
Hebrews
Cameron Wu-Cardona
February 4, 2018
Hebrews 1:1-3
N/A
Cameron Wu-Cardona
January 28, 2018
Genesis 15
N/A
Caesar Evangelista
January 21, 2018
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
N/A
Dennis Pollard
January 14, 2018
Nehemiah 1-2
N/A
Cameron Wu-Cardona
January 7, 2018
Philippians 4:10-13
N/A
Dennis Pollard

Click HERE for 2017 Sermon Archives

Our 10:00am Sunday morning worship service is casual and family-friendly with a blended worship style, embracing both traditional hymns as well as contemporary songs of praise. The preaching style is biblical with scripture readings and sermon texts often coming from the Revised Common Lectionary. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper by serving Holy Communion every first Sunday of the month. Grace Covenant aspires to serve the local community by "being a neighbor" through our monthly "Abundant Harvest" food pantry ministry, family programs and summer Kids Camp, involvement with our neighborhood school Buri Buri Elementary, partnerships with other churches...ultimately desiring to be a positive presence in our neighborhood. We invite you to experience what God's going at Grace Covenant and be part of a community that's "changing lives from the inside out!"


Grace Covenant Church
Grace Covenant was founded in 1954 as “Winston Manor Covenant Church” in Colma and moved in 1959 to its current location at 740 Del Monte Avenue which it remains an active part of the life of South San Francisco. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in November 2009 to commemorate the beginning of our missional work in South City. We continue to hold various outreach events organized throughout the year as well as making its facilities available for community functions. We enjoy partnering with both local South City churches as well as our broader denomination to further the Kingdom-building work to see more people engage in a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, across more populations, in a more caring and just world.

 

 

 

 

 

Evangelical Covenant Church Grace is a member church of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination, a growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength the comes from unity within diversity.

As a denomination, we are:

  • Evangelical, but not exclusive
  • Biblical, but not doctrinaire
  • Traditional, but not rigid
  • Congregational, but not independent
For more information on the ECC, click: HERE


 

 


Pacific Southwest Conference
Grace is regionally connected to our local conference, the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) a mission region of the Evangelical Covenant Church encompassing Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. The PSWC supports ministries to and with all ages reflecting the diversity of race, culture, and class within our region and affirms the Covenant's identity, biblical mission, enduring commitments, and core beliefs. The PSWC’s vision for mission is to be a mosaic of churches working interdependently to reach the unchurched and equip believers to transform lives and communities. For more information about the PSWC, click: HERE

 

 

 

 

 


City of South San Francisco
Grace is situated on the slopes west of El Camino near the 280 freeway on the northwest side of South San Francisco, a working class community with over sixty-two thousand residents. Grace embraces being part of a small city that offers its citizens a place in which to live comfortably in fine residential areas; a place of recreation in parks, swimming pools, and marina; a place to work in more than 2,800 firms and businesses including many biotech companies which give the city the title of “Birthplace of Biotechnology.” Nestled along the sides of a broad valley formed by the San Bruno Mountains on the north and the Coast Range on the west, much of the valley Grace Covenant is located faces the adjacent San Francisco Bay, affording sweeping vistas, from higher levels and a definite sense of identification with the Bay. SSF has mild winters and dry cool summers and the hills to the west shield the city from much of the fog that prevails in neighboring areas. For more information about the City of South San Francisco, click: HERE

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Grace Covenant is a partner agency with Second Harvest serving food to the low-income of our community. As a Partners, we help serve the culturally-diverse population of SSF, San Bruno and Brisbane through our "Abundant Harvest Food Pantry" ministry every 1st Saturday of the month from 8:00-9:30am. Volunteers are welcome!

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Jehova Es Mi Pastor, Covenant Church On Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm, lively and prayer-filled worship can be heard in Grace’s sanctuary as Jehova Es Mi Pastor holds its Spanish-speaking service. Contact Pastor Humberto Reyes for more information about their services and other meeting times: (650) 742-0280 (office); (415) 648-0368 (cell).

Little Hugs Preschool Little Hugs Preschool is an independent preschool that meets in the downstairs classrooms of Grace Covenant. LHP that has been serving families at this location since 1993 providing quality childcare that meets the highest standards possible while encouraging the personal involvement of parents. LHP is licensed to serve thirty-six children from ages two to six. (650-869-HUGS).


Currently, we support the following missionaries:

Christian Veterinary Mission (Trent & Tabby Cox in Ethiopia): Christian Veterinary Mission seeks to help veterinarians serve others and live out their Christian faith through their profession. We seek to change lives and communities by improving the care of livestock and other animals.

Reaching Japan Together (John & Etsuko Martin in Japan): The Martins serve in Japan where they want to help people know the love of God, to grow as disciples of Jesus, and to discover and use the spiritual gifts God's given each of His children to minister to each other and the world. They encourage the growth of communities of disciples where people can simply live loved by the Father believing THIS is what will truly make the most impact in Japan and, in fact, the whole world. Their agency, Mission to Unreached Peoples is a broadly interdenominational agency that focuses on unreached people groups by investing in the lives, gifts, resources, and vocational skills in God's work throughout Asia and Europe.

Chris and Christine Kernaghan, Campus Ministry – San Francisco, California: Chris and Christine lead Cru's campus ministry in San Francisco, the nation's least-churched city. Their vision is that every college student in San Francisco would know someone who is authentically following Jesus. They reach out to "The City's" 150,000 college students with the Gospel through service and social justice, a variety of evangelistic events and tools, the arts and community development. They seek to build life-long disciples and send them out to live missionally, whether that be in full-time ministry or the market place. You can learn more about the Kernaghan family at: https://give.cru.org/0517108

Greg and Kristi Fauss, Missionaries – East Berlin, Germany: Greg and Kristi are Evangelical Covenant Missionaries working in three areas of the former eastern sector of Berlin, Germany. They are focused on refugee ministry – caring for the many refugees that have settled there, church development and church planting. You can learn more about Greg and Kristi via their blog: http://blogs.covchurch.org/gkfauss/

Meet the Staff of Grace Covenant!

Dennis Pollard

Dennis Pollard, Teaching Pastor

Dennis loves to find ways to help people to enjoy life as much as he does with many reasons for his overflowing contentment. Dennis was raised in beautiful Santa Rosa by exceptionally loving and responsible parents and with a younger brother, by two years, whom he has come to admire greatly. An all-out search for an unknown God in the late 80’s guided him into a purpose-driven life led by the living God Jesus Christ.  Dennis’ hobbies include tennis and discovering the wonders of God’s underwater creation through scuba diving.  The ultimate abundant contentment has come through the best gift in his my life, his wife Elizabeth. Dennis’ heart could best be expressed in these words, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31). This is what life is about and Dennis is in constant awe that God lives to somehow share His glory with us, his creation.


Sarah Silva

 

 

 


Sarah Silva, Director of Student Ministries

Sarah grew up in the church as a pastor/missionary kid and has been serving children, youth, and young adults in recent years. She has a deep and abiding passion and calling for the young generation of tomorrow! Before moving to the Bay Area in 2013, Sarah lived, studied and served in San Diego, as well as spent several years in Japan as a teen and is currently studying Psychology and Bible at the SoCal School of Ministry. As a tri-lingual Portuguese-Brazilian, Sarah is truly a “third culture” person, embracing the diversity of the world around her.  On her down time, she enjoys movies, adventures, good music, good coffee, and the beach, which she considers a second home. Her life motto is: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)


Regular Church Activities

Sunday

Worship
10:00am
Fellowship*
11:15am

Abundant Harvest Food Pantry: on the 1st Saturday from 8:00-09:30 am (delivery and set-up takes place the Friday before from 9:00-11:00 am)

Other lunches, small groups and outreach events take place throughout the month. Call the church for more information at 650-826-3463.