CPC Kids Faith Formation
Visitors always welcome!
3yrs - 5th grade
Sunday, October 1, 9:30 am
Join us in Grace Space for the entire worship service
as we celebrate World Communion Sunday with the congregation!
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.
We invite children to use this space each Sunday. There will be 2-3 Faith Formation volunteers sitting with the kids to help them navigate the worship service.
Parents are welcome to sit nearby!
The Nursery will be staffed on OCTOBER 1. (Click HERE for more details on Nursery care)
Our next event will be to participate in the South DuPage CROP Hunger walk on 10/15. We will meet in the CPC parking lot at 1:15pm! Register by contacting Pastor Susan or you can donate by clicking here! The CROP walk began because of youth and continues to make a global impact in the fight against hunger. We are so excited to participate this year and celebrate with Portillos afterwards!
High School: 9/30-10/1 Lock In!! RSVP due Thurs. 9/28
9/30-10/1: HS Lock-In (RSVP by Thursday, 9/28!)
10/8: First Confirmation Dinner for 9th graders or any high school student interested in Confirmation this year!
10/15: CROP Walk in Downers Grove followed by Portillos (new info below!)
10/22: Middle School joins Sunday PM from 5-7:30pm!
If you would like to be connected to youth ministry or added to our youth ministry weekly email list, please contact Pastor Susan!
Sunday Adult Ed Classes
Sunday, October 1
The Church on the Corner: A Brief History of CPC
CE-A will present a two-week series on the history of churches in Clarendon Hills beginning this Sunday. Two of our 50+ year members will lead the class this week focusing on CPC. Join Ann Hamman and Ann Schenck for pictures and stories from our founding to today! Depending on how long you’ve been here, this could be a walk down memory lane – or a source of insights into why this church has appealed to you, as well as so many others over the years.
As usual, the class will be presented in a hybrid format – onsite in the chapel and offsite via Zoom. The “Anns” will be in the chapel to welcome you.
Missed last week's class? Visoi the Adult Ed page and you can watch the recording!
Zoom link available from the church office.
Socktober! ~ October 1-31
Community Outreach Opportunity
Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, we want to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.
Socks of all sizes will be accepted for the whole month of October and will be donated to Metropolitan Family Services.
Socks can be placed in the boxes in the Narthex or main office starting October 1.
News of the Amos Group
UPDATE on "See No Stranger" Summer Read Discussion Groups
October Discussion Groups: See No Stranger book
If you missed the discussions in September, there are still two in-person discussions scheduled for October. See the information and register at this LINK. Please let Gregg M. know which group you will attend
NEW: Opportunity to help the Night Ministry
Friday , October 20
Saturday, October 21
We have made arrangements to provide lunches to Night Ministry clients in the Austin neighborhood on Saturday, October 21. There are two ways you can help:
1) Assist in the packaging of bag lunches on Friday, October 20, at CPC. Please contact Kris Veenbaas for more details.
2) Join us in the church van on our trip to Chicago on Saturday, October 21. Gather at 11:45am in the church parking lot. We’ll head to the site and hand out the lunches. We’re also hoping to be able to chat briefly with clients as we do it. There will be a sign-up clipboard at church to let us know you’re coming!
Please send your questions, ideas or comments to Gregg Morton.
The CPC Concert Series Presents
The Chicago Brass Quintet + Organ
Sunday, October 29 at 3:30pm
(Note later start time)
Widely recognized as one of America's most distinguished brass chamber ensembles, the Chicago Brass Quintet's signature sound has been embraced by audiences around the world and has helped shape the landscape of modern brass music.
The concert will feature a wide range of music from the Renaissance to the contemporary, including works by Monteverdi, Bach, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Dupré, Vierne, Copeland, and others.
Ross Beacraft, (trumpet), Matthew Lee (trumpet), Sharon Jones (French horn), Adam Moen (trombone), and Matthew Gaunt (tuba) will be joined by David Jonies, Director of Music & Organist at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. All these players have appeared with the Chicago Symphony and many other major orchestras in the Chicago area.
Admission is free; however, donations are accepted.
This month we present landscape architect Amanda Arnold, who designed our beautiful new landscaping around the church. Amanda has a degree in landscape architecture and owns her own landscape architecture business.
Her presentation will concentrate on carefully chosen native plantings and how you can work with your own landscape to transition from non-native to native plantings.
Everyone is invited to participate and join this special session complete with dessert beginning at 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall!
Tuesday, October 3
The Ecological landscape
Save the Date!
On Saturday, November 4, the Deacons are planning a progressive dinner to raise funds for the Thanksgiving dinner! We hope you will make time to join us for a large gathering to start at the home of Stan and Wendy C. followed by small group dinner party hosted by various people in the congregation.
Tickets will be sold at a later time. Looking forward to seeing you on November 4!
Deacon Progressive Dinner
Saturday, November 4
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!
Food Pantries are in desperate need. Fill a bag with grocery items to be donated to Hinsdale Community Services. The suggested menu is:
Mac & Cheese
Rice or Pasta
Canned Tuna or Chicken
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.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
aids disaster victims all around the world
You can also donate directly HERE
Circle of Voices
Book club for All Women
3rd Wed of the month Sept-May
9:30 am, Gathering Room
Circle of Voices Oct. 18 October's discussion book is
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Raddon Keefe
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.
Chancel and Bell Choir Info
The Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir will begin their rehearsals the week of September 4th!
Chancel Choir - Wednesday, September 6 (7:00PM, Sanctuary)
Handbell Choir - Thursday, September 7 (7:00PM, LL Room 8)
Watch the Thursday blast and bulletin for more info and additional opportunities. All are welcome!
Thursday Morning Devotions
Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am begins Sept 14
Chapel and Zoom
Currently reading and discussing: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
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