Don's Recommendations

CPC's Session is currently studying the book Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger.

Father Richard Rohr's Free Daily Meditations.

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 a popular 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 . . . 

·     It was a joy for all of us to have the service of ordination and installation for our recently elected Elders on Sunday, March 17. Dinah Arnott and Savannah Hamilton (Youth Elder) were ordained and installed to active service on CPC’s Session, Class of 2019. David Andrews and Melissa Lawson were ordained and installed, Class of 2021. Previously ordained Elders Anne Greene, Tom Greene, and Gary Overstreet were installed, Class of 2021. Please remember these and all your Session members in your prayers, and express your appreciation for their service the next time you see them.

·     I would like to invite and encourage you to participate in the following special services and events through which we are observing Holy Week and Easter this year:

·    Palm Sunday, April 14 – Holy Week begins

·    Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. – Joint Maundy Thursday Worship Service with St. Paul United Methodist Church. This year the service will be at St. Paul, with Don Makin preaching.

·    Good Friday, April 19 – CPC’s Sanctuary will be open for individual meditation and prayer from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A devotional guide will be available. Come and go as you are able.

About the One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering: Jesus’ ministry was among those who were most vulnerable. He preached good news to the poor and release to the captives.  The One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering helps us share this same good news with those same vulnerable people in our world today:  those who are hungry, who are suffering from disaster, who are dealing with oppression in society. Every gift made to this offering will meet the needs of real people. Today, projects supported by OGHS are underway in more than 100 countries. Your gifts help carry out the work of:

§  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which works within communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters.

§  Presbyterian Hunger Program, which takes action to alleviate hunger and its systemic causes and helps create access to healthy food for entire communities.

§  Self-Development of People, which partners with people and communities with tools for development and education to alleviate poverty, oppression, and injustice.

As you are able, please plan to give generously to this special annual offering on Easter Day. On behalf of all who will benefit from your help, many thanks!

Peace and all good,