Waffle Church
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Waffle Church

Waffle church is a child-centered family worship service that includes eating waffles and 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!

Come to Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m.!

 

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All Church Camp Out
May
25
to May 27

All Church Camp Out

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Do you like camping, BBQ, hiking, games, movies outdoors, bonfires, and all things nature? Then join us for the All Church Camp-Out. 

This year we'll be camping on the church front lawn, allowing us to be near bathrooms, a working kitchen, and home if you'd prefer to hang out for the day. You may also want to bring your RV and help us create a mountain-like facade around the lawn giving us a feel for being away from the city. Right in the middle of the weekend we will have Camp Church on Sunday morning in the Sanctuary with the rest of the congregation.

Fees: $20 - Adults, $10 - Teens (13 yrs-17 yrs), and $5 - Kids (12 yrs and younger) Every registrant will get a special gift to help them get in the spirit of camping-out.

Please see Pastor Brian for more information.

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Laundry Love, Pomona
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Laundry Love, Pomona

Mission Interpretation Commission (MIC) is asking for people interested in participating with us in providing lasagna for 12-25, a salad, or fruit for a meal to low income people during the Laundry Love, Pomona. We are planning to provide a meal to about 150 people while they are waiting for their clothing to be washed and dried at Lucy's LaundryMart at 365 West Holt, Pomona between 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday evening, May 15. Contact Carol Sittig for more information.

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Jazz Concert, Bonnie Bowden, at Claremont Pres
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Concert, Bonnie Bowden, at Claremont Pres

The California Jazz Arts Society and Claremont Presbyterian Church present a community outreach project featuring Bonnie Bowden, former vocalist for Sergio Mendez and Brasil 66.

Bonnie began her career at a young age at Six Flags Over Texas. Moving to California, she landed a solo position at Disneyland on the Sound Castle Stage in Tomorrowland.

Later, she was offered the lead singer position in one of the hottest bands in the world… Sergio Mendez and Brasil '66, which by the early 70's had been renamed Brasil 77. Bonnie remained through the 77 years into the Brasil 88 years. The engagements allowed her to tour the world many times over, and also included appearances with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, and the Midnight Special. 

Join us, May 11, 7:00-9:00 PM. Admission is free—donations graciously accepted. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Courtesy reservations appreciated: Dale175@aol.com.

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Family Dinner Mixer
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Family Dinner Mixer

Plan on joining us for a celebration complete with a food truck, bouncer, and crafts. The Center and the Church will be  showcasing different activities; for example – Godly Play Chapel, Petite Feet, RockStars LA dance, Community Yoga, Coffee & Donuts, Play Group Sign-ups, Fundraising Volunteering, Messy Midweek Church, Waffle Church, and Jazz Vespers to name a few.

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Jazz Vespers
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers

"Vespers" comes from the Greek word "hespera," meaning evening, and vespers is a service of evening prayer and reflection at the close of day. About every other month, our church offers a service of Jazz Vespers: evening prayer combined with the spontaneity and discovery of jazz. This service includes readings from scripture and poetry, and reflections from creative thinkers both from our church and the wider community. We also include times for prayer and contemplation.  

Our hope and desire in offering Jazz Vespers is to provide an opportunity for contemplation and community at a different time, and in a different style, from our traditional Sunday worship. The musicians for this service are part of the California Jazz Arts Society.

We are pleased to welcome the Ron Kobayashi Trio featuring vocalist Debbi Ebert as the musicians for our April vespers service. Plan to attend this beautiful service in CPC's sanctuary on Sunday April 28 at 6:00 PM and stay afterwards for refreshments.

 

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Messy Midweek Church
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Messy Midweek Church

If you have young ones, or are young at heart yourself, check out this new initiative happening at CPC.  A fun and creative experience that brings together games and crafts, worship, and dinner that embraces the messy-ness of our church community. 

Our planning team is hard at work putting together meaningful explorations of faith, fun, and food. 

Invite your friends and your neighbors!

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Thursday Morning Prayer and Meditation
Mar
21
7:00 AM07:00

Thursday Morning Prayer and Meditation

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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.

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Jazz Vespers
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers

Maybe now and then we need to let go. Life can feel like a white-knuckle affair, as we cling to hopes and expectations and shoulder our way through challenges and obstacles. But what if we just release our grip on the future and let go of the past – if even for a moment? This Jazz Vespers, with its poetry and music, gives us a glimpse of what’s possible when we take a breath, engage faith, and make room for something fresh and new. So come unwind with us at Claremont Presbyterian. See where the spirit takes you.

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PW Sponsored Book Review
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

PW Sponsored Book Review

A cordial invitation is extended to all for the 19th Annual Book Review, sponsored by Claremont Presbyterian Women.  

Date: February 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Place: CPC Fellowship Hall

Book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 

Program Highlights: 

  •  Author and story insights by Leanne Kerchner and Elaine Walker. 

  • Video interview with the author. Memories of "place" from Jo Hardin, Pomona College faculty.  

  • Light refreshments including wine and cheese.

  • Book exchange (bring a book, take a book) and opportunity drawings. 

Tickets are not required. Reservations are not needed, except for tables of 7. Donations will benefit CPC local mission.

 

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Christmas Pageant
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Pageant

"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 during 10:00 a.m. worship on Sunday, December 9.

 

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Jazz Vespers
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers

For some, Advent has deep spiritual significance, while for others it might be a faint memory of special calendars and the coming of Christmas. Either way, Claremont Presbyterian is inviting you to draw near for the beginning of this sacred season. There will be uplifting jazz, thoughtful poetry and ancient wisdom on wonder, justice, and community. And we welcome you – all of you – to follow along throughout December as we await the coming of a most unlikely Messiah. The music is offered by The Ron Kobayashi Trio featuring vocalist Debbi Ebert, a group of exceptional musicians from the Los Angeles area.

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Advent Workshop
Dec
2
11:15 AM11:15

Advent Workshop

An all-ages craft-fest with art activities

for the messy and meticulous!

Seven crafting stations

ranging from Wreath-making and Ornament Decorating,

to creating Nativity Keepsakes,

Candy Cane Reindeer and much more,

along with a light lunch, cookie decorating,

carol-singing, and more.

Join us for this festive afternoon!

For more information email brian@claremontpres.org

 

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Pass the Salt
Nov
11
11:15 AM11:15

Pass the Salt

You are invited to join us for a light lunch and a discussion of the themes, questions and practical wisdom of the sermon. We will meet following worship in Room 7. The discussion will be led by Brad Starr

 

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All Souls Jazz Vespers
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

All Souls Jazz Vespers

Halloween. All Souls Day. Dia de los Muertos. Autumn is a time to enter the thin space between life and death and think fondly about the loved ones who have gone before us. It’s a time to celebrate and remember. So Claremont Presbyterian invites you to join us for an evening of uplifting music, word and prayer as we engage our best memories. And please, feel free to bring a photo or keepsake for our altar of gratitude. We all have memories to celebrate, so the doors are open to everyone. 

With the Ron Kobayashi trio featuring vocalist Debbi Ebert

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Stewardship Luncheon
Oct
28
11:15 AM11:15

Stewardship Luncheon

The 2019 Stewardship Committee

of Claremont Presbyterian Church 

Cordially invites you to be our guest at a Luncheon

Sunday, October 28, 2018 immediately following worship. 

               This special event will be catered by the renowned

Gus’s Restaurant of Pasadena and Claremont. 

We sincerely hope you will be with us. 

(This luncheon is underwritten by donations from four CPC members.)

 

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Spiritual Practice for Changing the World
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Spiritual Practice for Changing the World

Friday  -  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday  -  8:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday  -  10:00  a.m. Worship

Each day includes presentations and dialogue with Dr. Lisa Fullam, small group community around spiritual reading, corporate and individual times of silence and contemplation, worship, and communing with God through movement, art, and nature.

Cost $75 includes all activities plus Friday evening refreshments and Saturday lunch. Dinner Saturday is on your own.

To register fill out the form below and click on "SUBMIT."

First and Last Name *
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Mail check for $75.00 to Claremont Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Avenue, Claremont, CA  91711. Check should be made out to Claremont Presbyterian Church. Be sure to note in the memo section "Companions Retreat."

Or pay through Paypal to cpcpaypal@claremontpres.org

 

 

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New Beginnings Sunday
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

New Beginnings Sunday

New Beginnings Sunday 

Adult Education Class at 9:00 a.m. - Emmanuel Ilunga, Claremont School of Theology Student Intern, will speak on life and faith in the Congo.

During 10:00 a.m. worship we will bless students and teachers as they begin a new year of learning together. The choir will be back in the loft and Associate Pastor Rev. Brian Gaeta-Symonds will begin our September sermon series, James - Faith and Action with a sermon entitled “Doers and Dreamers.”

Godly Play for grades K-5. Godly Play uses storytelling and the invitation each week for the children to respond creatively through art, music and movement to the stories they hear to help children develop a sense of the beauty, mystery and wonder that is part of learning the stories of God’s movement in the lives of the people of God. Godly Play meets every Sunday morning from 10:15 -11:15 a.m. The children are invited to come to worship at 10:00 a.m., and then leave with their teachers after “The Time with the Children.”

Join us following worship for a delicious taco lunch on Angell Courtyard and in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

 

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Vacation Bible School

We hope your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends will join us at Vacation Bible School as we visit Babylon and learn about Daniel’s courage while in captivity. Each day participants will visit the Palace Playground and Marketplace Shops as well as having Tribe Time and learning about Daniel’s adventures!

All children ages 3 through entering 5th graders are welcome as participants. Youth grades 6 and above are encouraged to join us as volunteers.

 

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Copy of Vacation Bible School
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Copy of Vacation Bible School

We hope your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends will join us at Vacation Bible School as we visit Babylon and learn about Daniel’s courage while in captivity. Each day participants will visit the Palace Playground and Marketplace Shops as well as having Tribe Time and learning about Daniel’s adventures!

All children ages 3 through entering 5th graders are welcome as participants. Youth grades 6 and above are encouraged to join us as volunteers. There will be signups on the patio after church both for participants and volunteers beginning June 10 and registration forms will also be available in the church office.

Are you interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join us as a tribe leader, craft leader, cook or registration help.

Help us spread the word and mark your calendars now for the last week of June!

 

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Copy of Vacation Bible School
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Copy of Vacation Bible School

We hope your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends will join us at Vacation Bible School as we visit Babylon and learn about Daniel’s courage while in captivity. Each day participants will visit the Palace Playground and Marketplace Shops as well as having Tribe Time and learning about Daniel’s adventures!

All children ages 3 through entering 5th graders are welcome as participants. Youth grades 6 and above are encouraged to join us as volunteers. There will be signups on the patio after church both for participants and volunteers beginning June 10 and registration forms will also be available in the church office.

Are you interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join us as a tribe leader, craft leader, cook or registration help.

Help us spread the word and mark your calendars now for the last week of June!

 

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Vacation Bible School

We hope your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends will join us at Vacation Bible School as we visit Babylon and learn about Daniel’s courage while in captivity. Each day participants will visit the Palace Playground and Marketplace Shops as well as having Tribe Time and learning about Daniel’s adventures!

All children ages 3 through entering 5th graders are welcome as participants. Youth grades 6 and above are encouraged to join us as volunteers. There will be signups on the patio after church both for participants and volunteers beginning June 10 and registration forms will also be available in the church office.

Are you interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join us as a tribe leader, craft leader, cook or registration help.

Help us spread the word and mark your calendars now for the last week of June!

 

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Jazz Vespers - Acts of Kindness
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers - Acts of Kindness

Jazz Vespers are back for another evening musical service with the the theme: Acts of Kindness.

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. They will be joined by Dale Villavicencio on percussion and Andrew Carney on trumpet.

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The Gospel of Matthew with Dr. Herman Waetjen - SFTS Center for Innovation in Ministry
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

The Gospel of Matthew with Dr. Herman Waetjen - SFTS Center for Innovation in Ministry

On June 23, join iconic Biblical scholar Dr. Herman Waetjen in Southern California at Claremont Presbyterian Church for an ALL-DAY seminar based on his new book Matthew’s Theology of Fulfillment, Its Universality and Its Ethnicity. Throughout the day, Dr. Waetjen will lecture on aspects of Matthew’s gospel, engage in a dialectic, and answer questions. You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective and new insights on Matthew to take into your life and ministry.

Wrap the day up with a worship concert featuring NAK and the Fictitious Professor.  Their music will bring to form the essence of Dr. Waetjen’s teaching.

The seminar will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include continental breakfast, lunch, and a cake to celebrate Dr. Waetjen’s 89th birthday!

Register online at https://innovation.sfts.edu/matthew/

 

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