DuPage PADS COVID-19 Urgent Donation Needs
will be collected AGAIN this weekend at CPC!
This will be an ongoing collection!
Items on this updated LIST are of urgent need. If you are able, please drop off donations in the collection containers outside the east door, door 5C, of CPC.
Donations will be delivered to the DuPage Pads day site in Wheaton on Monday.
HCS Family Services
Volunteers are Needed
With unemployment rising, food pantries are experiencing unprecedented need in order to feed hungry families. Additionally, revised service methods include prepacking groceries in order to safely distribute food.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! https://www.hcsfamilyservices.org/volunteer/new-volunteer/
Be Part of Our
Virtual Choir 🎵🎶
WE'RE RESTARTING OUR CHOIRS!
Both Clarion Handbells and the
Chancel Choir. This is your opportunity to try out singing with us without any commitment.
“But I don’t sing,” you say?
If you enjoy singing hymns on Sunday morning and you have a smartphone or a computer, then you can give it a try.
We don’t need video, just your voice.
Email Gregg Sewell to find out more. Hope to see you “there!”
ALL INVITED TO JOIN THE AMOS GROUP
The Amos Group is a gathering of CPC folks who are dedicated to study, discussion and discernment around racism, white supremacy and institutionalized racism. In the beginning stages of forming, we welcome all!
We are reading some books, connecting with other churches to share adult ed studies, and considering where God is calling.
Join as we seek to emulate the calling of the prophet Amos, "let justice roll down like waters,and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream". Amos 5:24.
Contact Gregg Morton for more information.
Next meeting: August 12, 7:30 pm
Mission Trip to Stronghold
Thurs Sept 17 - Sun Sept 20
Through painting and basic repairs we will help sustain retreat and outdoor ministries for thousands to enjoy. Join us Thursday evening - Sunday afternoon.
Click Here for trip details and trip application
Click here to email John Helms with questions
Coffee with Pastor Beth
9:00 - 10:00 am
Let's get together for coffee and conversation. No agenda, just time to chat!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 1919 2567
Wanted: Gardeners willing to weed
anytime of your choosing
Eager for some time outdoors? Please join Michele and Bill Vickery in their efforts to keep the church grounds free of weeds. Come whenever you wish, stay as long as you desire. We only ask that weeders please avoid the Memorial Butterfly garden for now, as we are trying to cultivate and transplant and some plants may be easily mistaken for weeds at their tender stage.
Bring your own tools and gardening gloves. Use the plastic trash can with wheels, found in the dumpster enclosure, for your weeds. We'll then get them composted.
Take a selfy and let us know of your efforts so we may express our gratitude!
Any questions: call the Vickerys.
Some things must change as we live and worship in the months of a global pandemic. One of them is our deliberate choice to refrain from communal singing when we are gathered in the sanctuary.
We now have one voice, a cantor, who sings the hymns on behalf of all. The rest of us present in the sanctuary, stand and sing them only in our hearts.
Click here to read an excellent article from The Christian Century on why our hymnals are closed.
THE NEW PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S STUDY GUIDE,
Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament,
is now available to order. "Into the Light" uses scripture to show how bringing our laments to God heals us and deepens our faith. We will surely have lively discussions in our Circles this coming year. If you have not yet ordered your study guide let your Circle leader know, and you may then mail payment of $12.00 to our treasurer, Donna Gabanski. Adding extra as a PW donation would be very much appreciated; just indicate that on your check.
And if you have been thinking of joining a Circle, this is a perfect time to do so. Three Circles are available: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one at night. Call Linda Cirillo to get started and to order your copy of "Into the Light"!