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 . . . 

There’s a lot going on at CPC these days! Here are a few things that you will want to know:

·  On behalf of the Session, I am very pleased to welcome Angie Hagwood to CPC’s music staff! Angie has extensive experience in music education, and she will be working with our children and youth, as well as branching into occasional intergenerational ensembles.  Taylor Baldwin will now be directing the Chancel Ringers bell choir, while continuing to be our organist and director of the Chancel Choir.  How blessed we are to have such gifted people to lead our music program at CPC!

·  The congregation of Greater Mt. Zion United Holy Church will be joining us for worship on Sunday, October 7! This is one of the three congregations that CPC visited on the special “Joining Hands with Our Neighbors” day this past spring. Please be sure you’re in church to welcome our friends from Mt. Zion. There will be a potluck lunch following worship. They will be our guests, so please prepare some extra food to share!

·  To honor Monty Leitch, and in her memory, the Session has unanimously voted to rename the “Tin Shop,” which will now be called The Monty S. Leitch Memorial Youth Center.  Monty dearly loved the children and youth of our church and dedicated much time and energy to their nurture and well-being. How appropriate that our “Youth Center” will now bear her name!

·  Hanging Up the CareNews Line:  After many years of being the place to get news about the prayer concerns and joys of our congregation, the final CareNews Line message will be recorded on Friday, October 5.  The weekly prayer list and other timely congregational announcements are now emailed to everyone, rendering the telephone recording unnecessary.  If you do not use email, all such information will be available in the Sunday bulletin announcements each week.  If you miss church and want a bulletin mailed to you, please contact Shelda Wills in the Church Office and let her know (382-2802).   

As we head into fall, may you be warm inside and out!

Peace and all good,