Thursday Morning Prayer and Meditation
Nov
29
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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Service of Healing and Wholeness
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Service of Healing and Wholeness

Led by Pastor Karen Sapio and the Rev. Dr. Tina Blair,

these services will combine time for quiet contemplation with singing

and a time for prayers of healing for yourself, a loved one,

or a world situation that is on your heart.

Please join us on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

 

 

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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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Waffle Church
Nov
4
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 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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Waffle Church
Jun
3
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!

Our next waffle church worship will be on Sunday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. (There will be a traditional worship service in the Sanctuary at the same time.) The theme for Waffle Church in June will be “God Calling Samuel.”

 If you are able to help in the kitchen preparing waffles, please contact the church office at (909) 624-9693.

 

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Jazz Vespers - Earth Day
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Vespers - Earth Day

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.

 

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"Human Flow" - Film Screening Refugee Benefit
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

"Human Flow" - Film Screening Refugee Benefit

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

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Easter Morning Service Project
Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

Easter Morning Service Project

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.

 

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Waffle Church
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Waffle Church

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.)

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Agenda for a Prophetic Faith Lecture "American Muslims in the Age of President Trump"
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Agenda for a Prophetic Faith Lecture "American Muslims in the Age of President Trump"

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.

Web: faculty.lmu.edu/amirhussain

 

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Soup Friday
Mar
9
5:30 PM17:30

Soup Friday

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.

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