Jesus went to the desert to pray, and for centuries believers and non-believers alike have sought calm and quiet to listen to the Holy Spirit.
We invite you to join together in centering prayer and meditation at the beginning of the day.
Rev. Duane Bidwell and Elder Charles Kerchner will lead a short service that invites us to the ancient spiritual discipline of making ourselves available to the Holy Spirit.
Keeping silence together allows us to support on another as we push aside the annoyances of the day and practice creating a more intimate relationship to God.
All are welcome. You don't have to be a CPC member or to regularly practice any religion to participate.
Jazz Vespers are back for another evening musical service with the the theme: Earth Day
Vespers are an ancient form of evening prayer and music that has found new meaning in this time of polarization and fracturing communities. At Claremont Presbyterian Church we offer this beautiful service to the whole community; anyone who needs time to reflect, relax, pray, and listen. There will be spoken verse, prayers of the people, and live jazz lifting up our words, thoughts, hopes and feelings.
The music will be offered by The Ron Kobayashi Trio with vocalist Debbi Ebert who are a group of professional musicians from the Los Angeles area with numerous credits to their names. They are provided by the California Jazz Arts Society (CalJAS) which is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation law for public and charitable purposes 501©(3). Its mission is to preserve and promote jazz and other American art forms through concerts, workshops and presentations.
Families, friends and neighbors are all invited to attend the screening in the Fellowship Hall at Claremont Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments will be available.
"When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home."
The film Human Flow was created by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. It was an official selection at the 2017 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Documentary.
The suggested donation is $15.00 - $20.00 and all proceeds will go directly to refugee families.
To view a trailer visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZGyTdk_BY
CPC will prepare, serve and enjoy Easter breakfast with the guests and staff at Crossroads women’s shelter. You can be a part of this Easter opportunity in several different ways: by helping with planning, by preparing food ahead of time, by providing flowers or table decorations, and/or by serving breakfast on Easter morning. All volunteers will be back in time for the 10:00 a.m. service at CPC, so please contact the church office at 909-624-9693 if you’d like to join us.
Celebrate the Easter Season with us in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. for Waffle Church.
Waffle church is a child-centered family worship service that includes worshiping God together through story, art and music. Waffle church is designed to respect and celebrate the enthusiasm and energy of children in worship, and it includes a lot of movement and child-centered activities – and of course waffles!
We will also have an Easter Egg Hunt!
(A traditional worship service will take place in the Sanctuary at the same time.)
by Amir Hussain
Muslims, both within America and around the world, are the religious community that is most affected by the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Amir Hussain is both an American Muslim and a scholar of Islam in North America. Wearing either or both hats, it is clear to him that the remaining years of the Trump administration will continue to be difficult times to be an American Muslim. Professor Hussain will talk about the challenges raised for American Muslims, including issues such as travel bans, Islamophobic tweets, and administrative appointments. He will also look at the realities of Muslim life in the United States.
A warm meal and conversation, nothing fancy. Warm up those crock pots! Soup Friday continues for a limited run through March!
If you haven't come before, soup Fridays is a chance to get together to enjoy a simple meal at the end of the work week and enjoy each others' company. Whatever you feel like bringing, whether it's soup, bread, or a dish you would like to share is great. And if you can't bring something, come anyway! We always seem to have enough.
Claremont Presbyterian Women's Book Review and Tea is Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
No time to read the featured book, Glass Houses by Louise Penny? Don't stay away; major spoilers are avoided by reviewers. Contributions from a free -will offering, and opportunity drawings (back by popular request), will benefit local mission. Also, plan to stop at the book exchange table (bring a book, take a book).
RSVPs are appreciated and tables for seven can be reserved. Please call the church office at (909) 624-9693.