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 current sermon series is 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 . . . 

A big welcome to our newest members! Please join me in welcoming the following wonderful folks who became members at CPC on Sunday, February 11:

Phil and Susan Daniels, who come to us from Huffville United Methodist Church in Pilot;

Evelyn Kimball, who comes to us from Blacksburg Presbyterian Church; and

Mary Osten, who comes to us from Burke Presbyterian Church in Burke.

Be sure to greet and welcome our new members personally!

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, March 25 – Holy Week begins

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. – Joint Maundy Thursday Worship Service with St. Paul United Methodist Church. This year the service will be at CPC, and St. Paul’s pastor, the Rev. Paul Song, will be preaching. Nursery provided.

Good Friday, March 30 – CPC’s Sanctuary will be open for individual meditation and prayer. A devotional guide will be available. Come and go as you are able.

Easter Day, April 1 – Plans are still in progress for the Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Breakfast, and Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, so stay tuned. Our Easter Worship Service will be in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. and will include receiving this year’s One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering.

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 to 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.

At CPC, we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering during worship on Easter Day, April 1. As you are able, please plan to give generously. On behalf of all who will benefit from your help, many thanks!

Peace and all good,