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Pastor Beth's Sabbatical

July 1 - October 3

A sabbatical is a time set aside for rest and renewal. This summer, Pastor Beth Freese Dammers will be on sabbatical from July 1-October 2. During this time, she will be on a pilgrimage stopping in the worshipping communities Iona and Taizé, as well as hiking on the Camino de Santiago and in the Cotswold. As a congregation, CPC will be blessing her sabbatical time and are invited to participate in a number of ways. 

Protein Power-Up

Send a sweet message!




During her sabbatical, Pastor Beth is scheduled for long walks and hikes. To encourage her at every step, special wrappers have been designed which will be put around her protein bars. When she needs a little nourishment, Pastor Beth will also receive a bit of encouragement from the congregation at CPC! Send along a short message by email to Pastor Susan or stop by the church office to fill out a wrapper by Thursday 6/29. 

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Blessing of the Boots

Bring your hiking boots/running shoes to worship!

June 26 at 9:30am


On Sunday, June 26 we will be commissioning Beth's hiking boots and blessing them on their journey. Bring your hiking boots/running shoes to worship to receive your own pilgrimage tag and a blessing for your summer journeys.

We have tags in the office and you can watch the service online. Visit the past worship page for links and bulletins

CPC Youth 

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Middle School / 

Disciples and Post-Disciples

Thank you for a fantastic program year! We were so excited to be able to meet in-person, to bring back some traditions and to begin some new ones. CPC Youth are incredible and we appreciate the support of their families as we continue this ministry together into the summer.

Visit the CPC Youth Page for more information and watch for Fall programming information coming soon!

If you have any questions or would like to subscribe to the youth email, please reach out to Pastor Susan.

Save the Dates

Faith Formation:

Summer Style!

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Virginia Caravan: June 11-18

We are returning to the Binns-Counts Community Center to build and learn about the ways they are sharing generosity and compassion in Virginia! The trip is designed for high school students but we are always looking for adult chaperons to join us!


Camp Courageous Caravan: July 31-Aug 5

High School students are invited to spend a week as volunteer counselors at a camp for mentally and/or physically challenged children and teens. You will work long hours, do meaningful work that will help campers have a great week, and have a great time doing it!

Taizé Worship

First Friday each Month

Next service:

July 1 7:30 pm

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YOU are encouraged and invited to join in Pastor Beth's sabbatical by pilgrimaging to Oak Park on the first Friday of each month to participate in Taizé worship at the Ascension Catholic Church. Learn more about Taizé worship at Ascension church at this link:


Next service is Friday July 1. We will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00 pm and we’ll ride together in the church van. Worship is 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Call Pastor Susan at 630-323-6522 if you will be attending. 

Children of all ages are welcome at Taizé worship.  In fact children and youth are encouraged to come forward to carry the light from the worship center to all the gathered people.  If you prefer babysitting for your young ones, please know the Sabbatical Grant from the Lily Foundation includes funds to pay for your sitters.  Simply contact Pastor Susan with the amount you desire to pay for your sitter.

Amos Group News

6/21/22 update


An Opportunity to Read and Discuss

Members of the Amos Group will be reading a book this summer by Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. There are several churches and organizations in the area that will be reading this book. In the Fall, there will be a chance to gather with others to discuss what we have learned. If you would like to participate, let Gregg Morton know. We plan to buy several copies of the book and would like to know how many to order.

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Visit the Amos Group page for more information on the Amos Group and ways you can learn and take action. 

Dancin' in the Streets

Lawn Party!

Wednesday July 13

6:30-9:30 pm


Who needs the expense of and commute to Ravinia when you have the South Lawn of CPC?!

BYO Chairs/Blankets/Food and stretch out with family and friends to listen to live music at the church, or walk with others to the downtown Clarendon Hills event.

Deacons will provide a sweet treat!

July 13’s concert features Pete Kirkpatrick who recently opened for Kevin Bacon & the Bacon Brothers. He  has performed alongside Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Ray LaMontagne and Guster. We will have a rain date of the following Wednesday for a concert with True Company, a Chicago cover band.

Grab your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy some time on the South Lawn!

Save the Dates!

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June 11- 18: Virginia Youth Caravan

Fri July 13, 6:30 pm: Dancin' in the Streets Lawn Party

July 31-Aug 5: Camp Courageous Youth Caravan

CPC Kids

Sunday School Update

"Summertime Funtime"

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Care begins before the worship service


Summertime Funtime is on break for July. Check for dates it'll be running in the CPC Kid's email! Don't get the CPC Kid's weekly email? Contact Pastor Susan to be added

Watching from home? Look for the Kids' bulletin in the weekly CPC Kids email, or visit the Worship page.

See our summer activities for kids and families in the Coming Event block below!

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Meal-a-Month Bag!


Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation!

Food Pantries are in desperate need during the summer months! Fill a bag with grocery items to be donated to Hinsdale Community Services. The suggested menu for July and August is:

  • Cereal 

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Fruit Cups or Applesauce 

  • Canned Chicken or Tuna

  • Mac and Cheese

  • Rice 

  • Soup 

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

Music News:
Chancel and Bell Choir Info

No formal choir rehearsals over the summer. See you in the fall!

**Summer Choir will be singing Sunday, June 26. See event box above for details.
Chancel Choir: Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Clarion Bell choir: Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Watch the Thursday blast for more info and additional opportunities.  All are welcome!
See the Music Ministries page for more info 

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Join efforts with Presbyterian Disaster Relief to aid Ukraine. Click here for more info and ways to offer your support.

You can also donate directly here:

Presbyterian Disaster

Assistance (PDA)

supports Ukraine

Circle of Voices
Book club for all Women 
3rd Wed of the month
9:30 am, Gathering Room


We had a great year, check back in August to find out the reading list for the fall! We meet September -May

Use Amazon Smile for your Online Shopping and support CPC

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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 when you shop!

Thursday Morning
Thursdays 9-10:30 am

Has ended for the year!

Check back later this summer to find out what the new devotional book will be.


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