Advent 2018

As we continue to make this journey together, and as we continue to draw nearer to the birth of Christ, enjoy our CPC Online Advent Calendar. It has been created by several CPC members; photos as a reflection on the themes of Advent and the gift of voiceover from Angel Ku. 

Advent Calendar

Christmas Pageant on December 9 in 10:00 a.m. Worship
"Picture It!
The Christmas Story in Multi-Media"
 

This year's Christmas Pageant is being told through a tableau of staged photos, live narrators retelling the story of the birth of the Christ child, and the singing of a few carols by our children and their parents. You are invited to join us for a fun and new way to hear a long-time favorite story.

Sunday, December 16 in 10:00 a.m. Worship
Sanctuary Choir Presents Sing Noel! 

By American composer Hal H. Hopson, Sing Noel! is a creative compilation of both familiar and less familiar Christmas carols, provided as choral arrangements for presentation as either a service or a concert.

Christmas Breakfast - Sunday, December 23
Fellowship - Food - Fondness

It is a very special community that holds onto a tradition that feeds the soul as much as the body. As has been our tradition here at CPC, before worship on the Sunday just before Christmas, beginning at 8:30 a.m., we will gather together with our church family and guests for the annual Christmas Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. This holiday tradition that began decades ago by the wife of beloved pastor, Rev. John Najarian, is an opportunity to exchange warm wishes, share the spirit of Christmas, and enjoy a delicious meal. All are welcome, no reservations necessary.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS EVE

Family Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 p.m. -  An intergenerational, child-friendly service in song and story. Rhythmic drumming, percussion instruments, and participation from the congregation will help to retell the Christmas story.

Contemplative Prayer Service at 9:00 p.m. - Take a moment to pause from the hustle and bustle of the season, and prayerfully contemplate the Eve of the birth of Christ using the Anglican prayer service (in the Chapel.)

Candlelight Lessons and Carols at 11:00 p.m. - The story of Christ’s coming unfolds through scripture reading and carol singing. At midnight, we sing Silent Night on the patio lifting candles to announce the coming of the Light of the World.

Advent Book Study

Awaiting the Already by Magrey R. de Vega
This year's Advent Study book will take us on a journey through all four Gospels' accounts announcing Christ's birth or making way for his ministry.

Three groups are meetng:
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. - December 2, 9, and 16, Room 1
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. - December 4, 11, and 18, Room 7
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. – December 6, 13, and 20, Sanctuary Coffee

The cost of the book is $10 and payment can be turned into Pastor Brian or at the church office.

 

Advent Mandala Practice

Looking for something more contemplative and with more opportunity for quiet reflection? Join us this season for a special Ignatian mandala practice using the advent liturgy and lighting the advent candles.  

We will meet Fridays, November 30, December 7, 14, and 21 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the CPC Chapel. This is a drop in practice so please come as you are and when you can make it.