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We believe in gratitude. Not guilt.

Members and regular attenders here give because we’re grateful for what we’ve been given in our lives. And because we want to use what we’ve been given to better serve each other, our community and our world.


So, you won’t find us asking for money all the time. We take up an offering on Sundays and have an annual stewardship campaign, but we never want you to feel like we’re trying to guilt you into giving. (And if you ever feel that we are, please let us know.)


We are also committed to being transparent and honest about where the money goes. Our budgets and books are open for discussion. So if you have questions, please ask.


By the way, we don’t believe there is only one way to give. Rather than financially, some of us give our prayers, our skills with a hammer, our casseroles, our shoulders to cry on, our words of encouragement.  And we’re grateful for whatever and however you choose to give.

Special Easter Offering

Each year, we celebrate Christ's resurrection as a sign of new hope and new life. All around us, the first signs of spring seem to celebrate with us. We honor the signs of new life and new hope in our church made possible by your generosity.  Your gifts have and will continue to add vibrancy to the work God calls us to do as a faith community. 

We are reminded of the promise of new life as expressed in 1 Peter 1:3:

 3 May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy, he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You may return your Easter offering in the envelope available in the office or you may make your gift online at Please select the Easter Offering Fund from the drop box options.


Your offering of any size is a true gift. We are grateful for your continued support and participation in our CPC community!


We hope that members and regular attenders understand that the church operates within a budget that includes not only mission and programming funding but also salaries and building upkeep. An annual stewardship campaign takes place in the Fall. Members of the congregation are invited to make monetary pledges for the support of the church and its ministries.

Annual Stewardship Campaign

For more information, visit the Stewardship Page

Per Capita/
Presbytery Contribution


We are a connectional church that benefits from our partnership with the Chicago Presbytery, the Synod of Lincoln Trails and the General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church(USA). The ministries of these three segments of our church are supported by our gifts...both our financial gifts and our gifts of time and talent. CPC folks serve on commissions and committees of the Presbytery leading ministries of mission and church support.   

Thank you for supporting the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly.

memorial gifts

Special gifts, donations in memory of a loved one, and planned giving opportunities contribute to the Memorial and Gifts fund of the church. Special effort is made to match donors’ interests with particular, tangible needs of the church.

Memorial Gifts

Endowment Fund:

Tree of Life

The interest from our church’s Endowment Fund supports new programs and special ministries. Contributions are made to the endowment fund in many ways, including special gifts, memorials, and planned giving. A special way to remember a loved one is through the “Tree of Life,” which is located in the narthex. With a contribution of $500 or more, a leaf is inscribed on the tree and a donation is made to the endowment fund for a lasting legacy.

endowment fund
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The four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) play an important role in defining what
it means to be a connectional church in the twenty-first century, bringing together the diversity of the PC(USA)
to focus and take faith-based action on shared concerns. The Offerings collectively participate in ministries of
compassion, justice, Christian formation, education, peacemaking, and global witness.

Visit Presbyterian Mission Special Offerings for more information


Special Offerings

PCUSA Special Offerings

Other Offering Opportunities


Two-Cents a Meal is a small first step in the battle against hunger and poverty. We invite every member—of all ages—to contribute a few cents at every meal. This simple act is an expression of thanksgiving for what we have received. It is also a commitment to share with others in response to Jesus' command "You give them something to eat." 

Other Offerings
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