What Can I Expect During Worship?
Worship services, held in our beautiful, history-rich sanctuary, begin at 10:30 each Sunday and last approximately one hour.
CPC's worship style is generally traditional, incorporating time for contemplation and reflection.
We offer communion each week. On the first Sunday of the month we offer full communion, which is served pew by pew. On other weeks, communion is served by intinction.
Music, in a variety of styles, is central to our worship at CPC. To learn more about our music and music programs, click here.
Announcing a Lenten Sermon Series:
Starting in March, Don Makin will be offering a sermon series based on John Philip Newell’s wonderful book, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings.
The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, minister, scholar, and author of over fifteen books. He is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Newell teaches and preaches internationally on themes related to the sacredness of the earth and the oneness of the human soul. He is one of the most prominent teachers of spirituality in the English-speaking world.
In the introduction to The Rebirthing of God, Newell sets the stage with these words: “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West, that collapse can only be described as seismic. In another twenty-five years, much of the Western Christian household, as we have known it, will be no more. One only has to look around on a typical Sunday in most of our mainstream Christian churches. Who will be there in another quarter of a century? There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The fist is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to chore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?
The sermon series will begin on Transfiguration Sunday (March 3). It will continue through the Sundays in Lent and conclude on Easter Day (April 21). Each sermon in the series will be based on a chapter in Newell’s book:
Reconnecting with the Earth (March 3)
Reconnecting with Compassion (March 10)
Reconnecting with the Light (March 17)
Reconnecting with the Journey (March 24)
Reconnecting with Spiritual Practice (March 31)
Reconnecting with Nonviolence (April 7)
Reconnecting with the Unconscious (April 14, Palm Sunday)
Reconnecting with Love (April 21, Easter Sunday)
You are invited to read through The Rebirthing of God as the sermon series unfolds.
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