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Lent 2024

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Feb 14 - March 30

Figuring Out Faith with Peter

This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.

Meditative Worship preceded by Soup Supper

Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20

Gather in fellowship hall for a light supper of soup at 6:00 pm followed by Meditative worship in the Gathering Room, 6:30 - 6:55pm.


Lenten Devotional Book

A Lenten Devotional book will be available at the church starting Feb 4. If you would like a devotional book mailed to you, please contact Shannon Nyhart at We are happy to put a copy in the US mail to you!

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Find out more about what's happening during Lent and Holy Week at the Lent - Easter website page

CPC Events for Youth, Kids and Families


CPC Kids Faith Formation

Visitors always welcome!

3yrs - 5th grade

Sunday, February 25 9:30 am

This week we will learn that Jesus is with us when we are scared.This week we will learn that Jesus is with us when we’re scared. They will listen to a book, participate in a game and create a craft!


After Growing with God time, all children are invited to go to Faith Formation class in rm. LL 6

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Grace Space is an inclusive space for children to utilize during worship. It is located on the north side of the Sanctuary, in front of the chancel. There will be Faith Formation volunteers sitting with the kids to help them navigate the worship service. The children will stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship service on Communion Sundays and various other Sundays. The remaining Sundays of the month they will start in worship service. After "Growing with God" time during worship, they will be invited to go to room 6 on the lower level for Faith Formation class. Parents are welcome to sit nearby!

The Nursery will be staffed on March 3, April 21 and May 19. 

Families can drop off their little ones in the nursery to be cared for by our volunteers. It is located across from the church office on the main floor.

**The Nursery is always open and available for use, even when not staffed by our volunteers. Livestream of the worship service is now available in the Nursery! (Click HERE for more details on Nursery care).

Questions? Want to receive the CPC Kid's weekly email?

Contact Kristin Duy, Director of Children and Family Ministries at

Visit the CPC Kids website page for details on Kids Faith Formation at CPC

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Bible Explorers Group

3rd-5th graders

Sundays, Jan 28, Feb 25, March 17, April 28


All kids in 3rd - 5th grade are encouraged to participate in our Bible Explorers group. These sessions will be exciting, engaging and experiential. Kids will get a chance to interact with their friends and their bibles in ways that equip and inspire them to read their Bibles regularly at home

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One Great Hour of Sharing

PC(USA) Special Offering

Feb 18 - March 24

Beginning this Sunday, fish banks for children and adults will be available in the narthex. Encourage your child to fill their bank with money they earn by doing tasks around the house or for others! 


We will collect & dedicate these donations on Palm Sunday, March 24.

Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

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Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, March 15

5:30 pm

CEC is sponsoring an intergenerational event to help raise funds for the High School Mission Caravans! Please join us as we share a meal together and then play games for all ages! We will serve spaghetti with or without meatballs & sauce, buttered pasta, salad, garlic bread & beverages!

$10 - Adults * $5 - Children under 12

Payable at the door


If you would like to donate a dessert item please reach out to Kristin Duy HERE

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CPC Youth 

Grades 6-12

CPC Youth - February 25

High School Sunday - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Middle School Sunday - 4:45pm - 6:30pm


This week middle school will meet at 4:45pm at CPC to go over to Redeemer Lutheran in Hinsdale to meet up with our FYC groups from United Methodist Hinsdale, Union and Redeemer. We will have dinner and play some rounds of different favorite youth group games.


High school will meet in cubes and discussing what it means to live as a Christian in a Material World. Dinner will be shared followed by a WF game show night hosted by Willem Marginean. Come on down to be the next contestants for another amazing round of CPC Youth on Sunday nights!

Important Dates:​​

02/25: Middle School at Redeemer Lutheran, Hinsdale

03/01: Enchanted Castle Lock-In for Middle School

03/09-10: 30-Hour Famine 

03/15: Pasta Party Dinner, 5:30-7:00pm, Fundraiser with CE-C

04/14: CPC Family Trivia Night at NEAT Kitchen in Westmont

05/12: Confirmation and Senior Sunday

If you would like to be connected to youth ministry or added to our youth ministry weekly email list, please contact Pastor Susan!

For more program details visit our CPC Middle School and High School Youth pages!

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Middle School Lock-In

Friday, March 1

10:00 pm - 5:00 am

Ultimate Lock-in at Enchanted Castle in Lombard, sponsored by the Chicago Synod, ELCA 

RSVP to Pastor Susan by 2/25! Questions: Contact Pastor Susan!

30 hour famine

30 Hour Famine

8:00am Saturday 3/9 - 2:00pm Sunday 3/10

The 30-Hour Famine partners CPC with World Vision for a day and a half event centered on fasting and learning more about hunger justice around the world. World Vision works with people all over the world towards eradicating hunger and building sustainable solutions for communities. This challenge asks high school students to participate in something bigger than themselves, to change the way students see the world and to take action on behalf of others. We will be fundraising for World Vision as part of this collaboration. You can sign up as an individual and donate to either the team or a student using the button below. Students can participate even if they are unable for any reason to refrain from eating! The event can be modified to work for your student!

Interested? Contact Pastor Susan!

CPC Events for Adults

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Sunday Morning Adult Ed

Lenten Study Begins this Sunday

Sundays, 10:45 in the Chapel and Zoom

Sunday, Feb 18 for 6 weeks

Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, written by Magrey R. DeVega

This Sunday, we move to the second week of our six-week study of Savior: What the Bible Says About the Cross, written by Magrey R. DeVega. This book helps us to wrestle with what the Cross means to us. It explores atonement, God’s action to bring us fully into relationship with God. DeVega digs into six Bible-based theories of what atonement means. This week, we will look at Ransom Atonement, which deals with freedom from what binds us – our sin.


This week’s class will be led by Linda Cirillo and will incorporate a short video from the author to get our discussion started.


We have some extra copies of the book, and we strongly urge you to read it, so that you can get the whole impact of the study. But even if you don’t read the book ahead of time, still come to class. And if you wish to help defray the costs of the books, we are happy to accept.


We will meet in the chapel and on Zoom at 10:45 on Sunday, February 18. Zoom link can be found in the Thursday Email or from the office

Read * Pray * Share (aka Thursday Morning Devotions)

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Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Starting Jan 4 - reading and discussing: Miracles and Other Reasonable Things...a Story of Unlearning and Relearning God by Sarah Bessey

Are you looking for a group where literature and Biblical discussion come together? This curious and insightful group meets at CPC from 9:00 - 10:30 am on Thursdays from September to the end of May. They begin each meeting by sharing life updates, joys and concerns and then pray together (20 minutes) and then we discuss the reading for 70 minutes.

We welcome all to join the group.  No one can make it every week, so come when you can! Contact Pastor Beth for more information

Location: In person in the Chapel and on Zoom

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Presbyterian Women present

An Evening of Music with Cirrus Falcon

Tuesday, March 5 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

It’s been a long time since Presbyterian Women has held an evening program, But Oh My! Get your jigging shoes on and enjoy Cirrus Falcon! Everyone is invited to this fun night of music, which will include some Irish tunes to get us in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. This delightful duo has entertained us at our church services before, to great enjoyment. Dessert and coffee will be served. Enter from the East door by the parking lot (5C).


Circle of Voices Women's Book Club

3rd Wed of the month Sept-May 9:30 am

No meeting March, join Circle of Voices April 17 to discuss The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket by Benjamin Lorr

All are welcome to join the discussion, even if you have not finished or read the book. The book is available at the Clarendon Hills Library. Traditionally we enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant. For more information visit the Interest Group Page.

Location: Gathering Room

Mission Opportunities


News of the Amos Group

Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24

Help college-bound students from Hinsdale South High School

For the past two years, CPC has been a major supporter of deserving Hinsdale South
seniors heading off to college. We have the opportunity to continue that support now.
Ayesha Truman, Student Support Coordinator for the school, has created an Amazon Wish list specifically for this purpose. When we use the link below, all donations will be
delivered directly to Ayesha at the school. Thanks in advance for helping to ease this important transition time! You can see the wish list and order directly from Amazon at COLLEGE WISHLIST

Please send your questions, ideas or comments to Gregg Morton.

Exodus Refugee Training

Thursday, February 22, 6:30pm


We are excited to be sponsoring a training course right at Community Presbyterian Church! This training prepares volunteers to engage with refugees. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden understanding of who refugees are, how they get to the U.S., and what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship. Come if you want the chance to meet a refugee family or even if you are curious to know more about the program.


The world refugee crisis is increasing dramatically, and people are fleeing from beleaguered countries all over the world. CPC will soon be preparing another Welcome Pack to bring to a family as we did last year, and there are other ways to volunteer. You will hear about those. There is no cost and no obligation, so please come on the 22nd and gain understanding of this important mission. Christ calls us to care.

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One Great Hour of Sharing

PC(USA) Special Offering

Feb 18-March 24

Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Beginning this Sunday, fish banks for children and adults will be available in the narthex. We will continue to share updates about how the PC(USA) distributes and supports so many different initiatives through this special offering. We will dedicate these donations on Palm Sunday, March 24.

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Music News: Chancel and Bell Choir Info

  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal- Wednesday 7:00PM, Sanctuary

  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Thursday 7:00PM, LL Rm 8

Watch the Thursday blast and bulletin for more info and additional opportunities.  All are welcome!

See the Music Ministries page for more info or contact Christopher Cock, Director of Music Ministries for more information and rehearsal questions.

Meal-a-Month Bag!

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Food Pantries are in desperate need. Fill a bag with grocery items to be donated to Hinsdale Community Services. The suggested menu is:

  • Cereal 

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Fruit Cups or Applesauce

  • Canned Tuna or Chicken

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Pasta

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Canned Vegetables

Any non-perishable items will be most welcome! Pick up a bag in the narthex or use your own and return to CPC. Thank you for your generous donations.

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Prepackaged Communion Delivery 

Worshipping from home? Would you appreciate having communion juice and wafer delivered to you so you have communion elements ready to use during online worship? We are happy to bring you a supply of prepackaged communion elements. Please click here to email Pastor Beth and we'll deliver to your home!


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

aids disaster victims all around the world

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Visiting CPC?


We believe feeling welcome is foundational for members and visitors to be open to the journey of lifelong faith formation and growth. If you’ve felt a sense of welcome at CPC and are curious in learning more about us, reach out to Ingrid Ellithorpe, Community Connector or call the office at 630-323-6522.

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