Ministries

Loving  GOD,  LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS,  TRANSFORMING THE WORLD

As the children of God, we come in many different ages, with various gifts, wants and needs. At Community Presbyterian Church we not only want to preach God's Good News and pray for each other, but also build loving relationships that encourage loving God, loving our Neighbors, and transforming the World.


We offer ministry programs for Children and Youth, Adult Fellowship and Study Groups, Small Group gatherings, Support Groups and musical opportunities.  


For current special events and details, be sure to

click on our event link.

Music Ministry

Chancel Choir:

We blend our gifts and talents together each Sunday morning in the singing of hymns and anthems.  We
offer seasonal presentations throughout the year as well. The tie which binds this choir together is the joy of lifting our praises of God in music.
Perhaps you would like to share that joy?


During the summer our choir meets at 9:00 am on Sundays to practice an anthem for the 10:00 am service. The rest of the year rehearsals are held from 7:30 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. We also gather on Sunday morning at 9 AM to prepare for the 10 AM worship service. We cordially invite you to join us!





                    

Carillon Handbell Choir:

This handbell choir Is a dedicated group of our most experienced players, both youth and adults. They have a high commitment level as they rehearse weekly (Thursday evenings) for presentations in worship,


Children's and Youth Programs


  • Virtual VBS June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020

    Ages 5-11 (pre-K to 6th grade)

    Another Presbyterian congregation has invited our children to participate in their Virtual VBS. If your children or grandchildren love the songs, color and fun of VBS, then give this a try. Each day you will receive a virtual VBS video with fun filled VBS content, skits, music, crafts, Bible stories and more!! These daily videos are meant to go along with our VBS kits so you can complete the crafts and activities along with us.


    Cost is $20 (plus shipping) for a VBS kit which includes the music CD.  

    To register and see more details please go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/pcnrockyrailroad  

    Camperships are available, please discuss privately with Pastor Wendy.

  • Youth Group-

    Youth Group Fellowship- designed for 6th grade through High School also meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. This group opens with recreation and fellowship time, moves to a free dinner  time followed by discussions on important topics to them and how God wants them to respond. They also have weekend overnight adult supervised  "lock-ins" which usually include a local mission project and lots of fun! Special events like snow trips, mission trips, church camp, and Triennium are also supported by our church.

  • Kids'  Programs-

    We have three age level programs for our children and youth that meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30- 7:30 and includes a free dinner for all participates.  Our winter session began on January 8th  and ends on March 25th.

    • The Seekers- designed for children Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Children learn Bible Stories through a variety of activities which may include crafts, dress up and acting out stories, games and recreation, and a praise time with prayer and music.  
    • Club 45- designed for children in grades 4 and 5. Emphasis on the lessons and activities is on learning how God wants us to live. These pre-tweens will read scripture, discuss and have fun activities to explore how the scripture applies to their everyday life. They will also have recreation and a praise time with shared prayers and music.
  • Church Camp Opportunities-

    We also financially aid and encourage our children and youth to attend week long church camp at Westminster Woods in Occidental, Ca. Camp provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults to encounter the love and grace of God within a Christ-centered community of faith and celebrate their uniquely made selves. They also make friends and have fun experiencing games, the swimming pool, creek walks, cargo nets, and rope courses.  Click here to visit Westminster Woods website. Unfortunately,  due to the COVID 19 pandemic Westminster Woods has cancelled this summer's camps.

  • Triennium- High School Youth Presbyterian Retreat

    Once every three years, we sponsor some of our High School Students going to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium held at Purdue University for five days in July.  Youth from around the world attend this event and exchange their Presbytery pins as they make friends, live in the dorms, experience the heat, and attend energizing worship, participate in Bible Studies and lots of fun activities. The youth return home and share their energizing experience during Sunday service.  We had four youth attend in 2019.

Adult Fellowship and Bible Studies

​Adult Book Study

Throughout the year various book studies are announced with various meeting times, usually evenings. Along with two other local churches, we have done a Bible Study exploring  the issue of Racism, using the book, The Third Option by Miles McPherson as a resource. Click here to download a copy of the flyer with all the details. We also have explored how God's Grace makes us just using Timothy Keller's book, Generous Justice as a guide.


Martha Circle- meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, usually meeting in the Fireside Room for a book study. Various times of the year they may also have a picnic and/or a meal at  a restaurant. They also do mission projects.


Seafarers- is an adult social group that usually meets on Fridays. They often meet at restaurants and enjoy a meal together. They also choose to sponsor various mission activities to sponsor. They facilitate a book exchange one Sunday a month.


Host a Gathering- The Hospitality committee is inviting members and friends of CPC to host small gatherings. We hope these events help build up the fellowship of our community while also supporting our campership fund. Perhaps you have a great home theater setup; consider hosting a movie night. If you have a beautiful garden, consider hosting an afternoon garden party. If you know how to make a particular dish, consider offering a hands-on cooking session. If you have a great man-cave, consider hosting a poker night.


If you have ideas or wish to host something in the next few months, please contact any member of the Hospitality Committee or the Church Office.









Personal Support Services

Prayer Support-

We believe our loving God listens to and compassionately answers our prayers. Because of this we maintain an active prayer list that we encourage the congregation to pray for daily. We have a different prayer family weekly, which is a family in the church that has not voiced a particular need but was chosen randomly. We also pray for our Deacon's Special Friends, our Military people connected to someone in the church, our college students, a mission focus, and those who request prayers. Anyone can put in a prayer request on Sunday morning or by contacting the church office. Click here to submit a prayer request. During the week the office emails those on the email prayer list all the current prayer concerns.


Deacons-

Our Deacons offer "caring support" to those connected with our church. For those with health problems they make hospital visits, send cards, and make phone calls. They also keep connected with those who may leave the area because of health concerns to let them know their church community and God still cares about them. When they learn of someone going through the grieving process they send booklets every few months for a year after they have experience a lost. They provide "These Days" spiritual guidance booklets available to all in the narthex  of the church. They also keep food in the church freezer available for anyone who may stop by hungry. They prayerfully look for ways to be Christ's hands and feet in the community.


Stephen's Ministry-

Our Stephen's Ministers are lay members of the church who have been trained to give "one to one confidential care" to someone who is going through a tough time in their life. The Stephen Minister usually meets with the individual care receiver once a week for a hour. The lay care giver is trained in a Christ-centered experience to learn how to listen to, care for, and walk with those going through difficult times in life. If you feel a Stephen Minister may help you contact Pastor Wendy.


Helping Hands-

Do you have a small project around home that you are not able to do? Helping Hands will do yard work, clean gutters, repairs in home, build shelves, etc.

Upcoming events

Due to the Covid 19 virus  and State recommendations

We are suspending in-person activities in church until further government notice .

 

Click on individual events for more details!

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...