This Week @ CPC

July 28, 2021

Notes from the Pastor

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend my installation service on Sunday the 25th. An additional thank you to all who gathered at the church on Saturday the 24th for clean up day. One of the many improvements made, was the cleaning of the steps at the front of our church. Ours is a historical sanctuary and with our age, there is a certain vintage look (which I find appealing). Keeping up appearances is important because the way we present ourselves to our community compliments our mission. When we say we open our doors to all, well then, the path should be a clean one! It now is. Your session and I will continue to seek ways to beautify our campus and to make sure that we

are the inviting community we claim to be.

On Sunday the 25th, we also welcomed into our church family, the Parker family and the Wills.

The Parker's came to us by way of transfer of letter from Grace Presbyterian in Fort Mill

and the Wills have been on our roll as active members but we had not had the chance to welcome them during a worship service until last Sunday. Fellow Christians, remember that the ministry of hospitality is also key to our mission. Let us greet all who walk into our doors as children of God and extend to them the warm hand of fellowship. If we become intentional in extending invitation and hospitality even to those we don't know, then God will bless our church and our mission.

In other news, please remember that the first Sunday of the month following worship, we invite anyone who wishes to go out and eat. This is an opportunity for fellowship. Session members, please remember that we changed the date of our monthly meetings until the second Sunday of every month. This date change allows us to not to conflict with our fellowship meals , plus it allows our treasurer more time to present accurate, up to date numbers on our financial giving.

That is all for now. I look forward to seeing you all at worship.

Grace and Peace,


As you pray this week, please remember:

Praise for: all our blessings.

Pray for:

Avery Goode, who is at Belaire in Gastonia;

Sally Mann, who has been diagnosed with Thyroid Eye Disease;

Donna Hartsoe, who is at home;

Ted McCarley, who is at home;

Carolyn Thomas, who is at home;

Joe Gordon, who is at home;

Frances Bowman, who is at Lake Wylie Assisted Living;

Joe Thomas, who is receiving care at home;

Ann Wright, who is at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill

Dorothy Sanders, who is at The Manor in Honea Path, SC.

Jackie Harrop, sister of Millie Jones, James Lewis Lowder brother-in-law of Shirley & Terry Swanner, Alex McLeod, grandson of Joe & Carolyn Thomas, Libby Parker, friend of Lillian Lawrence, Linda Kaser, neighbor of Tommy & Susie McLean, Judith Martin, sister of Sandra Davison, Pam Spigner, sister of Tammie Anderson, Rose Mobley Butterfield,sister of W.J. Miller, Samuel Smith, great-nephew of Brian & Cherye Boling, Ron Somich, friend of Jan Tuthill, Betty DuBose-mom of Julia Smith, Louise Smith-mother of Andy Smith, Ted Lafleur-father of Liz Zeibel, and Jake Pritchard-grandson of Bill & Pat King.

Worship & Music Committee Meeting ~ Sunday, August 1

The Worship and Music Committee will be meeting after Pizza Man around 12 on Sunday in the Parlor. Anyone who would like to be a part of this committee is welcome to attend.

Calling all Greeters

Now that we are back in the sanctuary (hooray!), it is time to recruit greeters! If you have missed doing this (or would like to) and are willing to serve in this way, please contact Mary Adams 803-517-7036 or Ann Hogue 803-280-6749.

Help Needed

We need volunteers to lead Children's Church on the following Sundays:

October 31

December 26

Please contact Kimberly Sanders 803-371-6446 and let her know what Sunday you can help!

Weekly Volunteers for Sunday August 1

Meagan & Daniel Shealy ~ Youth Sunday School

Lisbeth Carpenter ~ Nursery

Kate Legg ~ Children's Church

Coffee anyone?

Please click here if you would like to place an order for coffee. Thank you!

Sign up to feed the youth!

If you would like to donate money or prepare a meal for our Sunday night youth meetings beginning in August, please contact Kimberly Sanders at 803-371-6446 to set up a date or you may send money to the church office labeled "youth meals".

Lunch Out!

Make plans to go to Pizza Man following worship on Sunday, August 1 for our next Lunch Out!

Tubing Trip ~ Saturday, August 21

We are planning a tubing trip with the Catawba River Outdoors Center in Marion, NC. The cost for tubing is $20. We will leave the church at 10am.

If you want to go, please let Kimberly know as soon as possible so we can make sure we have enough drivers. Your families are invited to come too!

Preschool Wishes

The preschool committee and teaching team have been busy preparing for the 2021-2022 preschool year. We are looking forward to meeting our families and creating memories with the children.

As part of our planning process, we have been evaluating our resources and creating a wish list of items to replace or enhance our current supplies. We are reaching out to the CPC family to see if anyone might have these items around your home that you are no longer using and willing to donate to CPC and CPP.

Preschool Wishes

Mini Dorm Fridge (with small freezer) - this will be placed on preschool wing for easy access to ice packs for injuries and refrigerated snack items

Outside Riding Toys - small balance bikes, preschool riding toys for toddlers - 5 year olds

Outside Playhouse

If there are any question, please contact Wanda at 803-222-3137 or via email (

Thank you for your continued support of the preschool ministry.

Link to Wish List Newsletter -

August Mission Project - Back to School Supplies

We are collecting Back to School Supplies. Items needed are book bags, paper and #2 pencils. Please bring donations and place in box located in the Atrium.

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Live Worship Service

On Sunday at 10am, click the link below to be directed to CPC's Facebook page for the live stream of Sunday's Worship.

If you don't have a Facebook account, you can still watch live videos! You can X out of the piece that says to sign in or sign up.

Sunday Services May Be Found Here:

Worship Attendance

July 25 ~ 75

Financial Update

July 25 ~ $3,844

Thank you to everyone for your continued contributions. If you would like to set up automatic draft, please complete the ACH Direct Deposit Form below and email (PDF) or mail to the church office.

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Greetings and gratitude from the US-Mexico Border!

After more than 16 months of working with folks on both sides of the US-Mexico border in the midst of a pandemic, we are grateful for the amazing privilege of serving as your mission co-workers! Your encouragement, prayers, and support through PC(USA) Direct Mission Support help sustain our life and ministry. God has called us to a rich, varied, and meaningful ministry that includes—

  • providing pastoral support for our binational interns and ministry partners;
  • praying for healing with persons struggling with addiction;
  • working with farmers and marketing professionals to expand the economic model of Café Justo;
  • helping build relationships and understanding across borders through our online Coffee and Conversations;
  • meeting with government officials on both sides of the border to to advocate for a New Border Vision of encounter, opportunity and hope;
  • serving at the both the Migrant Resource Center and CAME, and working with the women's co-op at DouglaPrieta Trabaja;
  • equipping our binational board to discern God’s will together utilizing our linguistic, cultural, economic, and political differences to strengthen our common ministry.

Your generous support makes it possible for us to serve here, and we want to know how best we can share with you how you are in ministry in ministry here on the border. Please let us hear from you.


Miriam Maldonado Escobar and Mark Adams

CPC Office Hours

Monday - Thursday ~ 7:30am to 2:30pm

Friday ~ Office Closed

Church Office, Pam Fowler - 803-222-9108

Pastor, John Muse - 803-879-0823

DCE, Kimberly Sanders 803-879-0822

Preschool, Wanda Whitesides - 803-222-3137