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33rd Year of LOGOS:Christ-centered Community

Year 33 of LOGOS at CMPC wasn’t to be deterred by a pandemic. What an amazing bunch of creative, committed, and faith-filled adult leaders, children, and youth that made it happen. Brought it to life! Thank you Lindsey Kim for leading us through as our LOGOS Director. Sure, there were a few bumps along the way (the stuff for memories, right?) but…

Summary of the March 15, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to update the 2017 appraisal of the church’s adjacent properties on the north and south of the building to prepare for any possible discussion of selling land to reduce the principal of the loan from PILP. Any sale must be approved by the congregation and all proceeds are required by our lender to go toward paying down the…

Summary of the Feb. 15, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session voted to extend the building closure with no target date for reopening at this time. This path was chosen to allow for continual monitoring of governmental regulations and covid-19 mitigation guidance that remain in flux, and to permit a rapid response when deemed appropriate. With planning underway for churchwide gatherings on CMPC grounds as spring nears, the Session voted…

Session Decision on Building Closure

The session of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church met on the evening of Monday, February 15 via Zoom and discussed, among many matters, the eventual reopening of the church building. After significant conversation and deliberation, the decision was made that the building would remain closed and that the session would monitor the pandemic situation on a monthly basis in the hope of reopening…

Using CMPC Bridge for online contributions

Beginning March 1, CMPC will be using a new system for managing contributions.  The CMPC Bridge is a system we have had for many years.  We are just now activating the financial management component.  There are many new capabilities that Bridge will make available for us, including online pledging, reviewing your contributions any time, and emailed statements.  You can find the logon…

Proposed Changes to CMPC Bylaws

At the January 31, 2021 congregational meeting the session will present the following motion to the congregation: The session of CMPC recommends changing the language of the church by laws in two places (both in section 7 of Article V). The current wording is as follows: “The Corporation and the Trustees The Session is also the Board of Trustees.  The Board of…

Summary of the Jan. 11, 2021 Session Meeting

The CMPC Session approved the 2021 Operating Budget for presentation, along with the Pastor’s Terms of Call, for a vote by church members at a Congregational Meeting to be held after worship service on Sunday, Jan. 31. Details for joining this meeting are included in the Friday enews. Special recognition for their behind-the-scenes work was given to longtime church accountant Annette Hinkle…

CMPC Support for the Cold Weather Shelter in 2020-2021

The Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) is a partnership with the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, the faith community, and the Howard County government to provide shelter to those families and individuals who are in need of a warm place to stay during the colder months of the year.  CMPC was the “host” congregation from the evening of Monday, December 28th through lunchtime on…

Star Words

Last year, we started a new tradition at CMPC of receiving star words for Epiphany. Epiphany, celebrated on January 6, marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and the visit of the Magi recorded in Matthew 2:1-12. The wise men followed a bright heavenly body (usually represented by a star) and traveled great distances to offer their gifts to the…

Summary of the Dec. 21 Session Videoconference Meeting

The CMPC Reopening Task Force will meet Jan. 12 with a goal of formulating a recommendation on the building closure for presentation to the Session at its Feb. 15 meeting.  The building is currently closed through March 1. In other announcements: On behalf of Christ Memorial Christian Preschool, Pastor Scott Hoffman notified the Session that the school’s board has voted to remain…