Beginning January 9
11:00 am - noon
Join us as we listen to Brent Strawn via video take on a difficult texts of the Old Testament, Psalm 137. We will watch the videos and then grapple with these texts together. Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School and Professor of Law at Duke University.
Visit the Adult Ed page for more informtion
Zoom link can be found in the Sunday Bulletin, the Thursday Blast or by emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note time change 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Zoom only Jan 16 and 23 ; No in person gathering)
January Meal-a-Month Bag!
Fill a bag with grocery items to be donated to Hinsdale Community Services. Pick up a bag in the narthex or use your own and return to CPC any time in October. Be creative, too, and add your own favorites
Menu items for January: Cereal, Pancake Mix, Soup Crackers, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Chili or Stew Peanut Butter, Jelly and Paper Products
Thank you for your generous donations!
Save the Date!
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Worship AND the Annual Meeting will be on ZOOM. This allows everyone to speak and participate AND we'll be able to see one another!
So, plan to worship from home (no worshippers in the sanctuary) on Zoom and remain for the Annual Meeting were we will celebrate the blessings of 2021 and preview the excitement of 2022! Zoom link will be posted here on Jan 27.
NOTE: Jan 16 and 23 we'll be online at our regular Livestream Worship and in person. We'll send you the zoom link for Jan 30 in the Jan 27 Blast.
Amos Group News
The Amos Lending Library is open! Thanks to the many people who have contributed books so that others can read them. The Amos Group resource listing shows which materials are available. If you wish to borrow any materials, you can sign them out from the office. We are still happy to receive more books – including more copies of books we already have. If you have any to contribute, please take them to the church office with a note that they are for the Amos Group Lending Library. (Or you can send Gregg Morton an email and one of us will happily pick up your donations.)
There is still time to sign up for PW-sponsored book discussions: A 2022 Justice & Peace book discussion group is being offered by PW national. Click here to learn more. The January and March books are available for you to borrow from the Amos Lending Library: Decolonizing Wealth and Caste.
For up-to-date Amos Group news and resources visit our social justice page
Chancel and Bell Choir Info
Chancel Choir: Sundays, 8:30-9:30 am
Clarion Bell choir: Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
Watch the Thursday blast for more info. All are welcome!
See the Music Ministries page for more info
Thursdays 9-10:30 am
New Book Jan 6
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
by Marcus Borg
On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, the renowned scholar Marcus J. Borg shares how he formed his bedrock religious beliefs, contending that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation and so shows how we can return to what really matters most.
Contact Pastor Beth if you need a copy of the book.
What began with one youth group in South Carolina has grown into a nationwide initiative from churches all over the country to donate resources that are usually spent for super bowl football parties to give back to local communities and non-profit organizations.
At CPC this year, we are starting a Special Souper Bowl of Caring Challenge! Bins will be set outside for you to place in items for Hinsdale Community Services. One will be labelled children and youth, the other will be labelled adults.
We hope everyone will participate in giving back to our local community in this super Souper Sowl of Caring Challenge by Sunday, February 6th!
While everyone wins, one group will receive bragging rights until next February!
Tackling Hunger until Feb. 6