Welcome to CPC!

“Learning to Use My Bible”: Special Sunday School Session for 4th and 5th grades

4th and 5th grade Sunday School class
will begin a 6-week session called, “Learning to Use My Bible”
on Sunday, January 13th. 

Learning to use the Bible

The children will explore God’s word in dynamic and engaging ways, encouraging them to make their Bible a lifelong companion. This special class will meet during the Sunday School hour for 6 Sundays through February 17th and will be led by Lisa Henderson and the 4th and 5th Grade leader team.


Confirmation for Grown Ups

Fri Feb 8 – Sun Feb 10Confirmation
Register by Jan 16

Do you ever wish that you could go back in time and take Confirmation Class again? Wouldn’t it be fun to spend time learning about your faith and what it means when your parents aren’t ‘making you go?’ Here is your chance!

Join Pastor Lauren for a weekend at CPC to refresh your confirmation knowledge from Friday, February 8th to Sunday, the 10th.

Friday night we gather for snacks and our first plenary session, Saturday morning we have a continental breakfast, alternate between small groups and large lectures, have lunch, and then wrap up by 3 pm. Sunday morning we worship together and then head out for optional lunch.

There is a minimum of 10 registrations for this event, and you must register emailing Pastor Lauren  by January 16th. This event is open to anyone, but we will focus on Presbyterian theology and polity.

Cost is $40 dollars per person (food and materials), $65 for a couple.

CPC Preschool Registration is Open!

CPC Preschool is now accepting applications for morning preschool, with optional lunch bunch, for the 2019-2020 school year.CPCPreschoollogoFINALOL

  • 2 ½ year old class: Tuesday & Thursday, 9 – 11:15 a.m.
  • 3 year old class: Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 8:45 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Pre K (4 & 5 year old) class: Monday -Thursday or Monday – Friday, 8:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Our Preschool Program includes:
* Developmentally appropriate learning through exploration
* Monthly parent get together opportunities
* Seasonal family shows
* Weekly themes
* Special Days (parent participation)
* Written Assessments aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards
* DCFS licensed and NAEYC accredited

Questions?  Contact Kathy Cantlon, Director, at 630-323-6522 or email preschool@chcpc.org


Child Care Center Open House

2019/2020 Open House and Registration
Thursday, January 24th
6:00-7:30 pm


Attend our Open House to:

• Meet our highly qualified, caring staff
• Learn about our outstanding and enriching programs:

*NEW* Full day early learning program for 3 – 5-year olds
⚬ Before and After Kindergarten care with hot lunch
⚬ Before and after care for school age children 6 – 12 year olds

• Experience our beautiful facility

Providing before and after school care for 6–12 year old children for over 40 years

Full Day Early Learning Program for 3 – 5 year olds

Proudly servicing Walker, Prospect, and Manning Schools

Download flyer, HERE

Annual Souper Meal

Calling All Souper Chefs!!  

Monday Jan 21
6:00 pm

Souper Meal


We need your help to make soup for our Annual Souper Meal

This year we will be fund raising or our Sister church in Cuba.  Every church in the Chicago Presbytery is helping to combat hunger on Martin Luther King (MLK) Day this year, and we are doing our part by eating together so that Cubans can also gather to eat. Each Sunday after church, our Sister church feeds senior citizens who are in need of a meal, and we want to help that great cause!

SO, Mission &Outreach needs your help to:

  • make & donate a pot of soup
  • bring a dozen cookies
  • bring a loaf of bread
  • volunteer to be the one special person to coordinate the kitchen!
  • come and eat!  10 dollars per person to eat!

Please email Pastor Lauren to sign up to bring something or with questions.

Annual Meeting & Brunch

Sunday, January 27:  Annual Meeting & BrunchAnnual Meeting

9:00 Worship
10:15 Annual Meeting
11:30 Brunch & Discussion
12:30 Concludes

Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with the church family to review the past year and discuss our plans for the future.


A Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess Bible Study

This young-mom’s Bible study led by Pastor Lauren continues through the winter, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Starbucks in Clarendon Hills on various dates.

Upcoming Dates:  Tue 1/8, Tue 1/22, Tue 2/12, and Tue 2/26.

We are studying stories of motherhood in the Bible using a curriculum written by Pastor Lauren.  Each week we check in with each other, read scripture, ask questions about our faith and God’s word, and fellowship together over coffee (or whatever drink is your choice!). Email Lauren for more information or to get on the email group.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Mission Trip

Consider joining Lisa Henderson & Beth Freese Dammers on a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) mission trip in Spring 2019.PDA

We are headed to Kinston, NC for a week of disaster clean up and rebuilding. We will fly into Raleigh-Durham and then drive to the site.

Dates: Sunday March 31 – Saturday April 6, 2019

cost: $700 (inclusive of airfare, van rental, food and lodging)

Please email Beth to sign up.

 Taizé Worship, First Friday of the Month


Share in the joy and inspiration of Taizé Worship as offered at Ascension Catholic Church, Oak Park.

Meditative worship with simple music. Worship starts at 7:30 pm on the first Friday of each month. We need to arrive by 7:00 p.m. to get a seat.  Meet Pastor Beth in the CPC parking lot at 6:15 to car pool. All welcome, especially children and youth.

Email Beth at beth.fd@chcpc.org if you are interested. Friday, December 7th will be the next worship service.

Designate CPC as your Amazon Smile Partner

Use the easy instructions available in the narthex to designate CPC as your favored charitable organization.  Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible Smile products to your designated charity. Note that you must enter the Amazon site via the Smile URL (https://smile.amazon.com/) for your purchases to count in this program. The donation program uses your same Amazon account number, so no changes there.  Only purchases and resulting donations made via the Amazon Smile URL will find their way back to CPC. So, change your bookmark for Amazon today, look for the smile icon, and click away.amazonsmile

Charlotte’s Closet is open

Charlotte’s Closet is open for your donations of gently used clothing. The Care and Concern committee of the Board of Deacons manages the distribution of the items. The clothing may be given to PADS guests or distributed to others in need.

 Items that are most needed: 

  • Gently used clothes for all ages
  • Professional clothes for people returning to the work force
  • Warm coats and boots for the winter months
  • New socks, underwear (in an unopened package)

 The following items cannot be accepted:

  • Bedding (unless new in an unopened package)
  • Medical equipment of any kind
  • Underwear, swimsuits, fabric and yarn
  • Furniture and appliances

New Live Audio of Sunday Services!

New Live Audio of Sunday Services!

The Worship & Music committee is excited to now offer the ability to listen LIVE to our 9:00 am and 10:30 am Sunday worship services through your computer, tablet, or phone.

Now if you are unable to make it to CPC physically, you can still join our Sunday worship service by listening to our live audio stream. If you are interested in listening every week, or just on a special occasion, simply let the church office know. We will send you an email with details and a link to connect to the audio. We can also arrange for delivery of a worship bulletin so that you can follow along with the service. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Monson or the church office.

Save the Date!

Need more information? Check the current Press or Bulletin

Sunday, January 13th- Sunday February 17
4th and 5th grade Sunday School class will participate in a 6-week session called, “Learning to Use My Bible”.

Sunday, January 13th- Sunday February 24
The Unitarian Church of Hinsdale is sponsoring a screening and discussion of the 10-part unscripted documentary series America to Me. 

January 11-12, 2019
CPC Family Ski Trip to Cascade Mountain in WI

Thursday, January 17, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
CPC Preschool Open House

Monday, January 21st 6:00 pm
Annual Souper Meal

Tue 1/22, Tue 2/12, and Tue 2/26.
A Beautiful Mess-young mom’s Bible study led by Pastor Lauren continues through the winter, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Starbucks in Clarendon Hills

Thursday, January 24, 6:00-7:30 pm
Child Care Center Open House and Registration

Sunday, January 27:
Annual Meeting & Brunch
We will have one worship service at 9:00 a.m. with Communion, followed by our Annual Meeting and all- church brunch.

Friday, February 8- Sunday February 10
Confirmation for Grown Ups

Sunday March 31 – Saturday April 6, 2019
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) mission trip to Kinston, NC



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