Events

 

New Adult Ed Class

"Light of the World:

A Beginners Guide to Advent"

Led by Rev Susan Tindall

Week 1: December 6, 10:45-11;45

Our next Adult Ed series will begin on Sunday, December 6th. We hope you will join us for our new adult education series on Sunday, December 6 at 10:45am on Zoom! Our study will focus on the new book by biblical scholar, Amy-Jill Levine. Sunday's session will focus on the first chapter, The Meaning of Memory. You do not have to read the chapters to join the conversation. There is plenty of material for discussion. If you are not able to read the book, you may wish to read and review Luke 1:5-25 and 57-79 to help frame our conversation. Kathy Florence will be guiding our discussion!

Books are available from Pastor Susan or ordered from Amazon.

With in-person worship suspended for now, our class will meet over Zoom only! See the Thursday blast, Worship bulletin or email the office for the Zoom link.

See the Adult Ed page for class resources and more information

Youth Advent Devotional

"Waiting Well: Advent for 

Advent begins this Sunday, November 29th. During this time of waiting, we encourage all our youth (and their families) to follow along using this devotional, Waiting Well: Advent for Youth By Jen Kidwell.

Contact Allison Billings, director of Youth and Family Ministries for more information

CPC Christmas Tree 

Add your ornament on Sunday, Dec 6

12-1 pm

The Membership Committee sent along wooden heart ornaments in the Advent Bags for your family to decorate and bring to our CPC tree in downtown Clarendon Hills. Committee members will be present on Sunday, December 6 from 12-1pm to help add some Christmas hearts to the tree.

 

You are welcome to add your ornament at any time but we hope you will come on Sunday to see our tree in front of Clarendon Hills Hardware!

 

Maybe more than any other time in the church year, during Advent we use the language of light and dark. In her book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor invites us to reimagine the dark. She says: “I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.”

 

All are invited to join together for a service of liturgy, music, and a sermon by the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, Director of the PCUSA Office of Public Witness.

 

Register now at bit.ly/AdventWorship.

"Those Who Dream"

A Worship and Conversation Event for Advent

December 13 at 3 p.m.

 

 

For up-to-date Amos Group news and resources see the NEW social justice page under the serving tab

CCC Portillo's

Fundraiser

Wednesday, Dec 9

5:00-8:00 pm

20% of all purchases will benefit the Child Care Center Tuition Assistance Fund, helping us make quality child care available for all families who need it.

 

Valid at 7195 N Kingery Highway, Willowbrook location ONLY.

 

Bring or show THIS FLYER on your smart phone to participate.

 

Thank you for your support!

Advent at CPC

During the Season of Advent, CPC will be having programs for all ages to help us learn more about and enjoy this special time of the year. You can find information in the weekly emails, the bulletin and on this page. 

Presbyterian Women

Virtual Christmas Tea

All Women invited

Tues Dec 8, 1:00

 

Our Annual Christmas Tea will be a little different this year. First, it will be virtual. Second, you will have to bring your own tea and other refreshments. Finally--bring your favorite Christmas decoration to show us. It can be a cherished ornament, a skating scene, some needlepoint artwork—whatever you have, have it available to show us and tell us about it.

With in-person worship suspended for now, our class will meet over Zoom only! See the Thursday blast, Worship bulletin or email the office for the Zoom link.

Sing We Joyous

Concert at Home

Sat Dec 12, 7:30 pm

Sing We Joyous, the annual holiday spectacular, is back in a special 2020 online edition! Join all the regulars—The Oriana Singers, City Voices, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra—in your own home via YouTube. You’ll hear some of our traditional features, like “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Variations on Deck the Hall,” but also lots of new stuff, including a gorgeous rendition of “The Gift of the Magi” and a hilarious silent film version of “The Night Before Christmas.” And of course, it wouldn’t be Sing We Joyous without a special version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Plus sing-along carols and fruitcake...how can we fit all that into one show?? 

 

Suggested single adult donation: $25 To RSVP see: https://www.oriana.org (You give us your email address, and we’ll send you a link the day before)

Sundays

9:30 am

Worship Livestream

Sunday, Dec 6

10:45 -11:45 am

Adult Ed: Advent 

Sunday, Dec 6

12:00-1:00 pm

Membership Comm Tree Decoratring 

Tuesday, Dec 8

1:00 pm

PW Virtual Christmas Tea

Wednesday, Dec 9

5:00-8:00 pm

CCC Portillo's Fundraiser

Saturday, Dec 12

7:30 pm

Sing We Joyous Concert at Home

Sunday, Dec 13

3:00 pm

Those Who Dream Advent Worship

Use Amazon Smile for your Online Shopping and support CPC

Go to Amazon Smile and designate the Community Presbyterian Church as your charity and CPC will receive a (small, but useful) donation from Amazon based on a percentage of your purchase.

 

Then remember to use smile.amazon.com when you shop!

Music News:
Be Part of Our Virtual Choir 🎵🎶 See the Music Ministries page for more info 
Thursday Morning
Devotions:
Thursdays 9-10:30 am
Special Advent Devotional
Current Reading: Kneeling in Bethlehem by Ann Weems
See the Interest Groups page for more info 
Circle of Voices
Book club for all Women 
3rd Wed of the month
9:30 am, Wed Dec 20
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin J. D’Angelo and Michael Eric Dyson
See the Interest Groups page for more info 

Calendar at a Glance

 

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