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Community Presbyterian Church is committed to our children and youth, by providing a nurturing, safe, and encouraging place to learn and grow; a place where each child or teen can feel at home and learn that they are a child of God.


We provide a safe, loving place for infants through 2-year-olds to play while their parents worship and/or attend Christian education classes.  Drop-off nursery care is always provided on Sunday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. (9:15 – 11:45 a.m. during the summer months of June, July and August when we have one worship service at 9:30 a.m.).

More information? Visit the CPC Nursery page.

Questions? Ask  Lisa Henderson, Director of Children and Family Ministries at lisa.henderson@chpc.org


SUNDAY SCHOOL for children 3 yrs – 5th Grade (September-May)

Sunday School is held at the 9:00 a.m. worship hour for children ages 3 years through 5th grade during the school year. Visitors are always welcome.

Summer Sunday School (Memorial Weekend-Labor Day)
Summer Sunday School for children 3 years – 1st Grade is held at 9:00 a.m. during the summer months in Room 109. Children 2nd Grade and older are invited to worship with their families.

2nd-5th Grade Ministry on Wednesday Nights at CPC
(5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Aspire is a mid-week Christian fellowship opportunity for 2nd-5th Grade children held on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., October through March. Children gather for Bible study, dinner, rhythm and music, crafts and games.

More information? Visit the CPC Kids page.

Questions? Ask  Lisa Henderson, Director of Children and Family Ministries at lisa.henderson@chpc.org


Small Group Ministry (Sundays 9:00am – 10:30am)

Our 6th-8th graders start off in the adult worship service for about the first 30 minutes (until they’re dismissed which is usually after the sermon), and then the Middle School Sunday School takes place downstairs in the CPC Youth Lounge and concludes at 10:30am

Middle School Ministry on Wednesday Nights at CPC
(5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Starting on October 3rd, we’re kicking off our mid-week middle school experience at CPC called Endeavor! Please know that your child doesn’t need to attend Sunday School Middle School at CPC to participate.

Endeavor offers 3 separate 7 week sessions between October and April. There is a small fee. Please be on the lookout for an email (and snail mail) about registration for Endeavor early next week. And, just like all of our youth activity here, you don’t need to be a member at CPC to participate!

More information? Visit the Middle School Ministry page


Disciples: (for high school freshman)

Disciples serves as our Confirmation program at CPC, but it is also open to non-CPC youth. ALL are welcome! For over 40 years Community Presbyterian Church has offered the Disciples program. Students meet with leaders in “cubes” – small discussion groups – for study, discussion and activities that help them to explore their spirituality, values, and relationships with others and with God.  Two off-campus weekend retreats and a one-day on campus retreat with disciples parents are part of the program.

Post-Disciples: (for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors)

In PD, for all sophomores, juniors and seniors, the study and fellowship continues in the style of the Disciples’ program. In Post Disciples our youth are encouraged to further explore their faith in Jesus and what being a Christian means in todays world. Cube time continues to be a safe place to explore and discuss issues without being judged. Two retreat trips are scheduled each year.

Westminster Fellowship:

“WF” is all about fun and Christian service, and is open to any and all high school students. WF meets on Sunday evenings following right after the Disciples and Post-Disciples cubes and largely consists of group games and fun activities.

Beyond Sunday Nights:

Sunday Morning Worship:

Sunday morning worship is central to the life of anyone who has trusted in Jesus, desires to join in God’s redemptive work in the world, and chosen to commit to membership at CPC. We strongly and lovingly encourage all youth and families to join us on Sundays!

Weekend Retreats:

Disciples attend two weekend-long retreats a year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The Post-Disciples also attend two retreats: one in the Fall and one in the Winter. For 2018-2019, the dates for these retreats are:

Summer Youth Mission Caravans - In recent summers, High school youth have gone on week-long Caravans working on construction and rehab of homes in West Virginia and Virginia, as well as volunteering with special-needs children at Camp Courageous in Iowa.

College Ministry

A periodic newsletter and a winter retreat or open house during school break help keep college students connected. Check out the CPC Youth Alumni Facebook Page for current events geared to the 18-25 yr old age group.

More information? Visit the Youth Programs page.

Questions? Ask Ed Burton, Director of Youth and Family Ministries at ed.burton@chpc.org

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