Don's Recommendations

Father Richard Rohr's Free Daily Meditations

CPC's Session is currently studying the book Falling Upward by Richard Rohr.

Richard Rohr is affiliated with The Center for Action and Contemplation. Learn more about the Center HERE.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the book on which the most recent sermon series was based, follow this link to If the Church Were Christian, authored by Philip Gulley.

Gulley's website has many other resources as well. You can find them HERE.


Rev. Don Makin

Don Makin has been serving as CPC's Lead Pastor since 1996. He is a graduate of King College (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University (D.Min.). Prior to coming to CPC, he served congregations in Nashville and Collierville, TN. Don and his wife, Jennifer, have three children and one grandchild.

If you are interested in accessing some resources that Don endorses, you can find those below his photo. His most recent GoodNews Letter column, "Parsonally Speaking...", can be found below as well.

If you are seeking spiritual guidance, Don can be reached at the church Sunday through Friday, or you may call or email to make an appointment.

Parsonally Speaking . . . 

I would like to invite – and greatly encourage – you to be present for our 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 29. This will be CPC’s next 5th Sunday service, and a wonderful experience awaits us! BreAnna Martin will be our special guest in worship that Sunday. I first met BreAnna when she sang at Pam and Dave Goff’s wedding back in 2014 (she is Pam’s niece). Our paths crossed again last summer when Jennifer and I attended one of BreAnna’s Sound Therapy Concerts at Eucalyptus Massage Therapy in Blacksburg. It was after that concert that I knew I wanted to invite her to share her gifts with us at CPC in one of our 5th Sunday services. I am delighted that she will be with us on July 29!

At a very young age, BreAnna planned to become a doctor, but she decided to pursue her love of music instead. Now a classically trained soprano, she earned her B.A. in Music from Roanoke College in 2004 and her M.A. in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Radford University in 2006.

BreAnna has always had a great interest in the healing arts. During a trip to Boulder, Colorado, she had her first encounter with Tibetan Singing Bowls, and knew she had found a great marriage of her two loves, music and healing. Today, as a trained Sound Practitioner, BreAnna provides sound and vibrational therapy using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, gong, and her beautiful singing voice.

BreAnna was very excited to be invited to be with us in a worship setting, and I know that the experience will be spiritually uplifting, inspirational, healing, and relaxing. You won’t want to miss this, so mark your calendar now. The 5th Sunday service on July 29 will offer renewal to your body, mind, and spirit!

Peace to all,