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Window on Mission

Here is a summary of M&LO activity from January to March. Local Mission•The committee is gearing up for the Rebuilding Together build that will take place Saturday April 29. This will help improve lives of the disabled, veterans, elderly, and low-income families with children in Howard County who can no longer afford to keep up with repairs. CMPC is a sponsor again…

March 2023 Session Summary

The Session met as part of the Officers’ Retreat on Sunday, March 19.  The Session voted unanimously to express sincere gratitude to the members of the Ad Hoc Visioning Committee for the hard work and dedication involved in designing and seeing the visioning process through to its conclusion—a report presented to elders and deacons at the retreat.  The Session is committed to…

2023 Officers’ Retreat

The elders and deacons of CMPC held their annual retreat the weekend of March 18-19 at the church.  The retreat, which is traditionally held in January, was postponed to March to allow the Ad Hoc Visioning committee more time to complete the visioning process and put together a report—which became the focus for the weekend. The group gathered at 9:00 am Saturday…

2022-23 Cold Weather Shelter Recap

Dear friends,Last month, CMPC joined in service once again with our community partners in support of theGrassroots Cold Weather Shelter. The Cold Weather Shelter is a partnership with faithcommunities and the Howard County government, and provides overflow shelter fromNovember through March. Traditionally, congregations host the shelter for one or two weeksand provide volunteers for transportation, meals, laundry and to work shifts in…

Summary of the Jan. 16 Session Meeting

The Session approved the 2023 budget and it will be presented at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 22 after worship. The congregation will vote on the 2023 Pastor’s Terms of Call following the presentation. All church members are urged to attend. In other business:

Summary of the Dec. 12 Session Meeting

The Session agreed to schedule a Congregational Meeting after worship on Sunday, Jan. 22 for the purpose of presenting the 2023 budget, which the Session plans to approve at its monthly meeting on Jan. 16. Households that have not yet pledged are asked to give immediate consideration to giving, as 16 fewer have done so thus far as compared to last year.…

Summary of the Sept. 19 Session Meeting

The Session received an update to the ongoing humidity issue in the Sanctuary that led to the removal of pew Bibles and the use of dehumidifiers. While other in-house steps have been taken and are helping to mitigate the problem, proposals from two contractors detailing how they would resolve the issue were sought and one has been received. Pastor Scott Hoffman noted…

Red Cross Blood Drive

We had a very successful blood drive. From 31 appointments,  we were able to collect 26 units of blood, 1 above our goal! From those donations, there may be up to 78 lives saved. Thank you to all who donated and who helped with the blood drive.