Dialogues on Race
New Adult Ed
2nd & 4th Mondays
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Next Class Sept 28
Shared with Christ Lutheran Church of CH
Led by Rev. Erin Clausen
Dialogues On: Race Learner Book replicates a conversational experience by giving participants a reader on race. Each topic is packed with well-researched information, but brought to life with the lived experience and stories of people at the center of the topic.
You may wish to order the participant book from Amazon by clicking here. The participant book is recommended by not required.
Class dates are: Sept 28, Oct 12, Oct 26 and Nov 9.
Please RSVP if you wish to attend and get the Zoom link by emailing Gregg Morton.
Each class is stand alone; so join for one or all of the sessions.
CE-A Fall Program
Anti-Racism Study + Discussion
Sunday, September 27, 2020
"Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Racism? & Racism 101"
Kris Veenbaas, Leader
Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Racism:
Explore and discuss the reasons behind our reluctance to engage in fruitful dialogue about race and racism. Provide opportunities to dispel common misconceptions about racism and our responsibilities as Christians.
Participants will expand and build upon their understand of race and racism by defining the various facets of these terms.
See the Thursday Blast for the meeting zoom link or email the office at email@example.com
See the Adult Ed page for more info on the series
News of the Amos Group
The Amos Group is a gathering of CPC folks who are dedicated to study, discussion and discernment around racial injustice, inequity, and white supremacy -- and how these are present in institutions. A core group of nine members is meeting monthly. We are reading some books, connecting with other churches to plan adult education studies, and considering where God is calling.
Our goal is to provide ways that other members of the church and community can work with us to make a difference. We encourage others in the church to attend educational events and support action initiatives. We plan to let you know about them through the bulletin and the weekly email blasts. Working together, we can have an impact. Also, if you have a concern about a specific area of injustice or inequity, please share that with us so that we can consider how, together, we might help. 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.
Presbyterian Women Circles
Circles meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month (morning, afternoon and evening) for fellowship and study. This year’s study is Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament, a study that promises to “revive(s) lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of the world” (from the PW website). What an appropriate time to consider this topic!
Our next general meeting will be October 6, at 1 pm online when Leslie Goddard returns will a prerecorded talk titled Remembering Marshall Field’s. She has written a book of this title and it is available on Amazon, if you’re interested. We’re happy to be back and we look forward to seeing you!
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/
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.
Be Part of Our Virtual Choir 🎵🎶 See the Music Ministries page for more info
Circle of Voices Resumes:
Book club for all Women
Wed Oct 21(3rd Wed of the month)
See the Interest Groups page for more info
Thursday Morning Devotions:
Thursday 9-10:30 am
Current Reading: I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
See the Interest Groups page for more info
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.