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CMPC Advent Luminary Walk

What started as a way for the Christian Education committee to connect with Boy Scout Troop 75 during the pandemic, became the start of a new annual CMPC tradition. Supervised by Dave Rose, the scouts created the pathway of 200 luminaries, hand-cut by the Gallagher family. The Property Committee (Tito Baca, Don Kyle, Mike Chapasko,…

Summary of the November 16, 2020 Session Videoconference Meeting

At its monthly meeting held on Monday, November 16th, the Session approved the CMPC Reopening Task Force’s motion to extend the building closure through March 1. Any changes to state or county governmental policy will be monitored in the interim. In other business: CMPC groups meeting on the grounds are now required to adhere to the more stringent county restrictions on the…

Summary of the October 19, 2020 Session Meeting

The Session supported the decision of the CMPC Reopening Task Force to review the building’s current closure status with Pastor Hoffman after he returns on Nov. 1. In other news: The Stewardship Committee is collecting adjectives that describe CMPC from the congregation in order to build a “word cloud” as a lead-in to this year’s Stewardship Campaign, which will kick off Oct.…

Ahli Hospital in Gaza

Dear All, This is a short video about one of the global mission projects that we support in Gaza, one of the poorest and most under-served places in the world.  Life there is very difficult and Ahli is an expression of Christ’s love in a verychallenging place to live, Hope you enjoy.

BRIDGE OF HOPE IS ON THE MOVE IN HOWARD COUNTY!

What has happened? In November 2017, the Women for Women group of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church “adopted” a homeless mother and five children. By February 2018, the desire to assist this family evolved into CMPC partnering with the national Bridge of Hope program to help support the family in their journey to stability. At that time, a Neighboring Volunteer group of seven…

Summary of the Sept. 21, 2020 Session Meeting

The Session supported the recommendation of the CMPC Reopening Task Force to continue the building closure until Dec. 1. The building status will be reviewed in the interim should any pertinent changes be made to task force recommendations or governmental policy. In other business: Citing coronavirus concerns, the Session voted down a request by the Fellowship Committee of the Board of Deacons…

Race & Racism in America Discussion

Will you join us for our fourth and final conversation (Thursday, October 8 at 8:30pm) on this series of online gatherings on race and racism in America, hosted by the Christian Education Committee of CMPC? This has been a helpful forum to have an important discussion on what racism means to us on a personal level and how we might respond individually…

Race & Racism in America Discussion

Will you join us for our fourth and final conversation (Thursday, October 8 at 8:30pm) on this series of online gatherings on race and racism in America, hosted by the Christian Education Committee of CMPC? This has been a helpful forum to have an important discussion on what racism means to us on a personal level and how we might respond individually…

Summary of the Aug. 17, 2020 Session Meeting

The Session voted to support the CMPC Reopening Task Force proposal to keep the building closed until Dec. 1 and to continue to permit sole use of the church grounds by CMPC groups. This decision will give Pastor Hoffman a month to prepare after he returns from sabbatical, and will be regularly revisited in the interim should any pertinent changes to governmental…

Summary of the July 20, 2020 Session Meeting

The Session reaffirmed that its prior decision to close the building until Sept. 12 will remain in place. The issue will be revisited again on or before the next meeting Aug. 17 to consider any changes in governmental policy or CMPC Reopening Task Force recommendations that may occur in the interim. Other announcements: The Christ Memorial Christian Preschool Board unanimously voted to…