Faith Formation From Home
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
High Def Youth for grades 9-12 meets from 7-8PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We’ll meet in person at CPC as often as possible, moving to zoom as a weather backup.
IMPACT Youth for grades 6-8 meets from 7-8PM every Wednesday in person at CPC, unless weather is bad. Then, watch email for a zoom backup.
Holy Moly is taking a break. Check out our Worship From Home service for Time at the Screen segments recorded by our Godly Play storytellers. These videos are accessible for all ages and designed to help families worship at home together. Click here for Worship from Home.
TEXT OF THE WEEK
The gathering for reflection on our text of the week is continuing, by popular demand! Join us each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. (lunch is on you) as we gather to discuss the text for the week's sermon. Bring a Bible, and an open spirit, as we listen to God's Word and to one another.
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ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Our regular Sunday classes are now online using Zoom!
- NEW SUNDAY ADULT SERIES WITH JANE DEFORD
Communication during Covid
Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving blessings to one and to all! Our Wired Word article for this week highlights our season of Thanksgiving. Have a read with the lead article from Wired Word, "No Normal Thanksgiving This Year, Maybe 2021". While many of us had a different Thanksgiving experience we will gather round our "In the News" table and share our blessings!
- Please be sure to read both article offerings. It is hard to know a week ahead what will feel most relevant on Sunday. It is good to have options – be prepared!
- Click here to download this week's articles.
- Join us on zoom by clicking here!
or Join by Phone: 1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 861 3924 4489
- Bible Study - Sundays at 11:30am
Click here to join Bible Study with Andy Blackwood.
It's a great time to join this class as they start over from the beginning with Genesis!
- Great Courses Class - Sundays at 6:30pm
Come join Andy Blackwood’s Great Courses class as we embark on a new video lecture series entitled, “Jesus and His Jewish Influences”
All are welcome! To join the live classroom click here.
CPC BOOK GROUP RESCHEDULED
Thank you to so many of you who suggested books, and thank you to the many of you who voted. I am very excited to announce the choice for our November Book Club. We will be reading Jon Meacham's His Truth Is Marching On John Lewis and the Power of Hope. See below for a description and a synopsis of the book. We will meet on November 30, 2020 at 7:00. Bring a friend, and please come and join the fellowship even if you have not read the book! Happy Reading! Please contact Samantha Wolf [email protected] if you are interested in joining us or have any questions.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America
John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.” From an early age, Lewis learned that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a minister, practiced by preaching to his family’s chickens. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it—his first act, he wryly recalled, of nonviolent protest. Integral to Lewis’s commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God—and an unshakable belief in the power of hope.
Meacham calls Lewis “as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century.” A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.