Common Good Conference with Aaron McMillan. We’re all gardeners. Whether or not you cultivate a small or large plot of land in your backyard, you’re called to cultivate, keep and renew the place you find yourself. Cultivation and restoration happen in your work. The place you cultivate might be at home, an office, or somewhere you steward the work of your hands. The Common Good Conference will encourage you in your place, your work, and your faith. Join us as we explore key themes of creating, investing, protecting, preserving, healing and more.  CPC is a host site of the live-streamed event on Friday, October 1st from 10am-2pm EST in room 101. Snacks and lunch included. To register, click HERE.

Fall LifeGroups. LifeGroups begin October 3rd! For 7 weeks, we’ll review the past Sunday’s “Life on Life” message, diving deeper into Philippians together as a small group. Click HERE for details and to register.

Adult Bible Studies. It’s not too late to join an Adult Bible Study. Gather in-person or virtually for Women’s studies, Co-ed studies, or with others new to our church community. Click HERE for details and to register.

CPC Fall Cleanup. Do you have some time to assist Jerry and the staff in our yard cleanup? We will meet Saturday, September 25 from 9am-11am here at CPC. Bring a chainsaw, rake, gloves and we will provide the coffee and donuts! Questions? Contact Jerry Hammack,

Count Me In! CPC wants to help you reach and serve people for Christ. Browse the various opportunities for adults (and kids!) to get involved HERE.

Disaster Relief Response. On Sunday, September 26th at 11:30am in the CPC lobby, we will stock 100 buckets full of cleaning supplies. The buckets will be shipped to hurricane, fire, and earthquake victims. Please join us (lunch provided). Many thanks to everyone who has been donating toward the bucket supplies!

Lamb Center Lunch. A few fresh grab-and-go food items for the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) are still needed. If you can help, the list is HERE. All items are needed at CPC by 10am on Tuesday morning, September 21. Thank you!

Refugee Resettlement Team. We will begin supporting refugee families within the next week or two. Needs include: welcome team, household set-up, specialized assistance (English, school registration, and paperwork, etc), one-time needs (furniture pick-up, etc), and ongoing on-call assistance. Please contact Sharon Hoover ( if you would like more information or are able to assist in any way.

God’s Garden. CPC’s vegetable garden has grown lots of vegetables for families in our community and congregation. It’s time to prepare for winter. We need large pieces of cardboard (the larger the better). Additionally, the cardboard needs to be plain and brown (with minimal printing on the outside), unwaxed (no colored cardboard), tape and labels removed, and all staples removed. Cardboard is needed by October 3 (or sooner).

Last week we welcomed CPC missionaries Todd and Maureen Erickson. They have served in Guatemala for ten years caring for vulnerable families in rural villages as well as city slums, all in the name of Jesus. If you missed their visit, you can learn more about the Erickson’s ministry on our website. Details for the June 2022 Mission Team will be available soon. Would you pray about joining the team?

Important CPCKids Update: Parents of children that attend 10:30am services. Children grow in faith by seeing their families worship together. On Sunday, October 3rd we will return to having children worship with parents, then dismiss them to CPCKids Class prior to the message. Look for the CPCKids leaders in bright teal shirts – they will lead children to classrooms. Children can then be picked up in assigned rooms or if indicated, the playground. Our leaders will wear masks and we strongly encourage all children to wear masks, especially while indoors. We use a variety of COVID mitigation strategies while indoors, including masks, social distancing through modification of lessons, and frequent hand sanitizing. Nursery care at both the 9am and 10:30am is available for drop off prior to worship and we will offer PreK drop off in 203 prior to worship for parents that feel their child is not ready for transition during the worship service. Please contact Hilary Kinitz at if you have any questions or concerns.

Fall Retreats. CPC Students will be going on a retreat to Camp Joy El in Pennsylvania to enjoy a weekend of fun and growing in faith! Mark your calendars: November 5th-7th for High Schoolers with a registration deadline of Oct 22nd, and November 19th-21st for Middle Schoolers with a registration deadline of Nov 2nd. For more info, contact Director of Student Ministry, JD Polzin (

Stephen Ministry. God has been preparing you for this moment. Do you find that you are able to whole-heartedly listen to others? Maybe you know the reassurance of someone earnestly listening to you. Allow your faith to help you walk alongside others in the assurance of God’s presence at all times and in all situations. Learn more about Stephen Ministry at CPC and the upcoming training classes for early 2022. For more information, please contact Carol Wallace at

Save the Date for the Rob and Nancy Bromhead Family Celebration on Saturday, October 16th, 4:30pm-7pm at CPC. Includes Mission BBQ boxed Dinner, activities for all ages, and time to visit with Rob & Nancy Bromhead and their ever growing family! We hope you can take time to enjoy this special day with us. RSVP and let us know you can come for Dinner HERE.

Financial Update. Help us maintain and improve our beautiful building. Consider giving to our Capital Fund. This fund contains the reserves held to preserve CPC’s physical infrastructure and cover major building and equipment repair and replacement costs. The sources of this fund are designated gifts from covenant partners and attendees, and deliberate transfers from the General Fund as approved by the Session.

Capital Fund donations January – August:
2018: $19,601
2019: $18,920
2020: $14,851
2021: $13,187

Bible App. CPC is on the Bible App by YouVersion. In addition to having scripture at your fingertips, you can find our church under “Events” every Sunday to follow along the Sermon outline.  Creating an account allows you to Save your own notes and access them anytime. Click here to go directly to this Sunday’s Sermon Notes.