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CPC COVID-19 Preparedness Worship Plans
Until further notice, moving to virtual worship as of March 22
Join us as a virtual community of Christ, Sundays at 9:30 am (Instructions here)
Sunday School and Cubes on hiatus as of March 22
Church office and building are closed until further notice.
Supporting Shelter in Place
We are committed to working with public health officials and our state government that has declared a shelter in place policy through April 7. We urge all to so honor our neighbors, that we gladly agree to do our part, each one of us, by remaining at home and making only necessary trips to grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies.
When you choose to go to the grocery, please text your neighbors and ask what you can pick up for them. Rather than 10 people from your block going to the grocery each week, limit it to one family that goes and shops for all.
Please know we have a long list of volunteers ready and willing to do your grocery runs for you. Just call or text Pastor Beth.
Today’s news modifies our worship plan slightly. We will worship at 9:30 am via livestream on Zoom. But the recording will be from our homes, not from the church.
The church office and building are official closed until further notice. No groups or meetings will be occurring at the church. Please utilize Zoom or other online video platforms to stay in touch and conduct Bible Study, book groups and meetings. Email Beth if you need help setting up Zoom meetings.
At this moment, we are inquiring, once again, about whether PADS will be housed at our church on Saturday evening. We are committed to housing the homeless, providing meals, warmth and safety. We know DuPage PADS is working hard on next steps.
We will provide updates on the situation via email, our website, and Facebook to keep you posted.
Let us pray:
God who surrounds us, allow us to feel and know your presence. Wash us with the assurance of your loving kindness. Grace us with the ability to live into the unknown with the comfort that you and you alone have an understanding of these times and you will lead us forward. Hear our prayers for every nurse, ER doc, surgeon and medical expert treating and testing those living with COVID-19. Hear our prayers for all living with this virus. We pray for all who are sick, those recovering from surgery and living with serious illness.
It is hard for us to remain physically separated, Jesus. We want to show our Christian love for one another through greetings of handshakes and supportive hugs. During this period of newness, let us be creative in maintaining our connections.
With the rising of the sun, and the setting of the same, today is the first day of Spring. Our days move forward, the earth shifts and is coming to life again. We place our full trust in you, O God, that these days are birthing in us a newness as well. Come, Holy Spirit and breathe new life into us each one. Grace us with strength and fortitude for the coming days.
We pray in the of Jesus, the one who came to this earth to reconcile us with our Creator. Amen.
text or call: 630-400-1401
A lot of times these days, church is seen as something that’s exclusive, closed-minded, and judgmental. But at Community Presbyterian Church, we come together each week as a gathering of people that aren’t all alike, but that are all open to each other, rooted in tradition, but not stuck in it.
We come together to talk and listen, learn and teach, laugh and cry, sing and pray, and along the way, figure out how we can love others, love God, follow Jesus, and not only find hope for ourselves, but be hope in the world, too.
If that’s the kind of church you’re looking for, you’ll fit right in here.
Community —it's in our name.
At Community Presbyterian Church, community is part of our name because we’ve seen how important it is and what a difference a sense of connection and real belonging makes in our lives. And we want everyone who walks in our doors to find that too, whatever your gender, age, sexual identity, religious background or lack thereof, no matter what the color of your skin, where you come from, or the amount of money in your bank account.
From our communal Sunday morning gatherings to smaller groups and events focused on your specific interests, there are plenty of ways to connect here. And if you aren’t sure where to start, get in touch with one of our staff—we’d love to help you.
Church doesn't just happen inside our building.
To us, church isn’t just about caring for those within our walls — it’s about caring for those outside of them, too. Beliefs matters a lot less to us than who we’re being in the world and what we’re doing. Jesus told us to love our neighbors — all our neighbors. So this means that around here, we talk about what’s going on in the world, and look for real, practical ways we can be loving neighbors, to those nearby and those far away. We strive to be a part of changing things for the better. Whether you’re interested in helping out at the church, getting involved in a local community effort or participating in a global mission project, we hope you’ll join us, in whatever way you can.
Whether you’re interested in helping out at the church, getting involved in a project in our local community or one in another country, we hope you’ll join us, in whatever way you can.
There's a lot going on around here.
From Sunday School to service projects, no matter what your age or interests, we have a full calendar of events to choose from. Here’s what’s happening this month.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Special Mission offering of PC(USA)
Collected on Palm Sunday April 5
Millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
Fish Banks and bingo games to encourage learning about how our national denomination responds to these needs AND to encourage your giving available at church.
Thank you for sending your gifts to CPC, donating online or by texting "chcpc onegreathour" to 73256
This is not the way we planned or envisioned sharing Holy Week together. It was not what the disciples, Mary, mother of Jesus, or Mary Magdalene had envisioned either.
While we will not be feel the breeze made the waving of hundreds of palms, we will hear the resounding Hosannas!
Things to gather for Holy Week worship at home:
For Palm / Passion Sunday:
make and color palm branches
old coats / cloaks to spread on the path for Jesus
For Maundy Thursday:
bread and juice for communion
basin, pitcher of warm water, towels for foot washing
For Good Friday:
6 candles for Tenebrae worship
Pop-In Devotion for These Times
Wednesdays 9 am to 10 am
April 1, 8, 15, 22
Please join us for a weekly devotional designed for these times.
What does God’s word have to say to us during these unprecedented times? We will reflect on the scripture lessons for the upcoming Sunday worship service.
We’d love to share how we are all experiencing the scripture in our COVID-era lives. Please take a few minutes or the whole hour to pop-in virtually and share your experiences with us.
Sessions will be led by Kelly Bufton, Gregg Morton, Ann Hamman, and Cyndi Frost but are meant to be interactive.
For April 8:
Devotional reading: John 20:1-18 from the archives of Christian Century
Zoom link for April 8:
For audio only: call 312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID: 259 279 754
CPC is home to the CPC Preschool and Child Care Center
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Registration for CPC Preschool is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on our logo above for more information about our great Preschool program.
Tours are always available by appointment. To schedule a tour or for any questions, please contact Kathy Cantlan, CPC Preschool Director, at 630-323-6522 or email email@example.com
The CPC Child Care Center is now accepting registration for the following
New for summer 2020! Full day Summer Camp Care for children 3 –12 years
Fall 2020 Full Day Early Learning Care for 3, 4 and 5 year old children
Fall 2020 Before and After School Care for morning Kindergarten students at Prospect, Walker and Manning schools
Fall 2020 Before and After School Care for 1st grade—12 year old students at Prospect, Walker and Manning schools.
Click on our logo above for more information or for a private tour, contact Laura Cunningham, Center Director, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-654-4014
to connect with you.
**Currently we are worshipping via virtual live streaming, Sundays at 9:30 am. Instructions HERE**
Attending a church for the first time can be a little intimidating, but we’d like to make the experience as relaxed as possible. If you have questions about what a typical service is like, what we believe, what to wear, where to park, that sort of thing, you will find a lot of answers here. And if you have any other questions, we’d also love to talk with you via phone, email or in person.