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An Update on the Wellers

by Katie Foster

Dear Friends, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written. Truth: We’ve been arguing about who is going to write this one. Since February, Michael has been officially “only a teacher”. I think that means he has time to write a newsletter. He doesn’t think he has anything to say! So we argue […]

Rev. Scott Hoffman’s Thoughts on the Events in Charlottesville

by Katie Foster

Please click below to hear Rev. Hoffman talk about the Events in Charlottesville. *Editor’s note: in the recording Rev. Hoffman erroneously states that the Rev. Jill Duffield is the editor in chief of Presbyterians Today.  Rev. Duffield is actually editor in chief of the Presbyterian Outlook magazine.  Rev. Hoffman would like to apologize for this error. […]

Mars Hill Mission Trip

by Katie Foster

“For in God we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28 Living. Moving. Being. These three adjectives helped to shape the mission trip to Mars Hill this summer, creating some boundaries and guideposts during a week that was sad, joyous, tiring, renewing, and full of God’s revelations. It was remarkable. For much of […]

GenOn Youth Summit

by Katie Foster

Christ Memorial sent eleven high schoolers, three college students and four adults for a week of faith deepening and relationship widening at the GenOn Youth Summit in Wheeling, West Virginia July 16-22. The theme of our week was “Eye of the Storm” where we learned to “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm […]

Session Decision on Marriage Equality

by Katie Foster

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I write to let you know that at its monthly stated meeting last evening the session voted to approve the following motion: The Session of CMPC will not discriminate based on sexual orientation against couples who seek to hold their weddings on church grounds.   In other words, the sexual orientation […]

Ethiopian Drought

by Katie Foster

Drought in Ethiopia   Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Djibouti) is experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. Since 2016, repeated cycles of reduced rainfalls and persisting political instability have led to a significant deterioration in food security and to increasing numbers of internal and cross border displacement. The number of people in […]

West Side Story Ministry Group

by Katie Foster

West Side Story Group Our most recent meeting was held at Christ Memorial Church during which we finalized our budget for 2018 and made some plans for the remainder of the year. Over the summer we hope to host a pastors dinner (date and location to be determined) and an Elders Breakfast (July 22, location […]

Preschool News May 2017

by Katie Foster

What a wonderful year we have had at Christ Memorial Christian Preschool!  It is hard to believe that we have come to summer already! Our last month was busy with many special and fun activities.  We enjoyed exploring the fun of spring, investigating plants and bugs.  The students even spent a day learning all about […]

Capital Campaign and Ministry Expansion update

by Katie Foster

It is hard to believe but almost two years have passed since we launched our “Grounded in Faith.  Growing to serve” capital campaign.  The campaign was a huge success on a number of fronts and we are so grateful for the continued faithful support from the members and friends of CMPC. Here is the latest […]

May Women for Women

by Katie Foster

In May, some of the ladies of CMPC met at LaPalapa in Laurel.  It was a beautiful evening, so we enjoyed some appetizers and beverages on their patio.  There were some new faces, and we spent a relaxing dinner getting to know each other.  It was a very nice evening of fellowship.