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 . . . 

Thirty-six years!! That’s a long time. That’s how long Kathie Hollandsworth has been on CPC’s music staff as Director of Youth & Bell Choirs. Think of the innumerable children in our community of faith who have grown spiritually and musically under Kathie’s guidance. Think of the scores of people who have developed into skillful bell and chime ringers under her leadership. Think of the countless Sundays when, under Kathie’s direction, inspiring music brought awe and wonder and beauty to CPC’s worship services. Think of the dozens of Christmas programs Kathie directed, that filled us with joy and laughter and gratitude for the birth of Jesus. Think of Kathie Hollandsworth, and give thanks to God for her life and ministry among us! After thirty-six years, Kathie has decided to take a well-deserved rest and step down from her position on CPC’s music staff. I want to invite and encourage everyone to come to a reception at CPC in her honor, right after the worship service on Sunday, June 3, in the Fellowship Hall. (Remember, June 3 is the first Sunday of CPC’s summer schedule. Worship will be at 10:00 a.m.) And pass the word to others you know who won’t want to miss this celebration of Kathie’s faithful ministry. On a personal note, I can truly say that working alongside Kathie has been a delightful experience! Every pastor should be as fortunate as I have been to have such a colleague and partner in ministry. I will surely miss her being on the church staff, and I am deeply grateful that she will continue to be a member of our community of faith. Kathie, speaking for myself and for all of us at CPC, “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” You have been a blessing to us!

Peace to all,