Community Presbyterian Church - Events of Note


Soul Tending - Lenten Series


March 14           Labyrinth and Meditative Walk

March 21            Meditative Yoga

Additional Information


Start the evening with a soup and salad dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Free will offering basket will be placed on the table.

Programs begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lenten Connection 2018
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During this Lenten season, the Christian Education

team wants to encourage the congregation of CPC

not only to join us for our Soul Tending Lenten Series

but to engage in the daily practice of prayer and devotion.

Many of you may already have a tool that you use for this purpose.


For those of you who are interested but don't know where

to start, here are three ideas:


  •  You can access the daily lectionary on our website
  •  Access Our Daily Bread online or download the app     

    Website:   App Name: Our Daily Bread by RBC Ministries

  •  Download the app Pray As You Go by MoveApp


Clothes for the Cause Fundraiser

Clothes for the Cause collects unwanted clothing,

shoes, and household textiles and turns them into

cash for our school.


Start collecting your items around your home now

and bring them to school/church anytime before

March 30.



Clothing                                           Hats and gloves

Table Linens                                     Stuffed animals

Blankets, quilts, & bedspreads           Towels

Purses and belts                               Sheets

Shoes (pairs only)                             Drapes


Bags/boxes may be dropped off outside the school

office or in front of the kindergarten classroom.

Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors

to join in!  Thank you.



CPC Ladies Lunch / Third Tuesday
Alternate name



Date:     Tuesday, March 20

Time:     11:30 a.m.

Place:    Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

             Address:  25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive


Hope you can join us this month.  Please RSVP to

Fran Eagan by Sunday, March 18 if you plan to attend.

Mens Fellowship



Saturday, March 24


Sue's Porch

10:00 a.m.


We look forward to seeing you there!

It Is Coming Soon!

                   Swallow's Day Parade


                     Saturday, March 24

                    San Juan Capistrano


          Participants as a rider or walker?


Please see members of the 100th anniversary team

who will be on the patio following services this Sunday

for further information and signing of the liability form

required by parade authorities.

Palm Sunday Brunch



Sunday, March 25

A CPC Tradition


Brunch begins after worship in

Fellowship Hall.  Suggested

donation $5.00 per person.

FAM Annual Easter Celebration


Help make Easter special for a child in need

by bringing to CPC the following donations

(in lieu of food items) for our FAM red

wagon by Sunday, March 25.


The donations are as follows:

-Easter baskets filled with candy or small toys

-Plastic eggs filled with jelly beans or stickers

   (no chocolate)

Holy Saturday - Flowered Resurrection Cross


Assembly of the flowered

Resurrection cross


Holy Saturday

March 31

9:00 a.m.


We will meet on the patio

in front of the sanctuary.


Bring flowers and fern to

add to the cross.

Support For Habitat For Humanity
Habitat For Humanity


The Habitat for Humanity OC/Presbyterian Coalition

is a partnership of churches across Los Ranchos Presbytery

that are working together to support a new Habitat for Humanity

building site in Santa Ana. The Presbytery has authorized a

$10,000 grant to support this effort.


We hope to have folks continue their historic support of

Habitat for Humanity by participating in the build days

and various volunteer opportunities. Contact Dave Ludwig

or the church office at for more information.

Family Assistance Ministries
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FAM Satellite Program:

From our FAM partnership, some statistics shared by Mary Gray Perdue:


     732 families/households have visited

     the CPC-FAM Satellite


     108 people helped who were homeless

     when they arrived


     $38,642 worth of food distributed


Thank you so much to all the folks who have volunteered.  Thank you also to Barbara Ward, Fran Eagan and Noah Strommen who volunteered from CPC.  Mary Gray Perdue and the leadership at FAM are thrilled to be able to provide this service to our neighbors in San Juan Capistrano and we are more than happy to offer ourselves and our space to enable this wonderful outreach.  

We will be distributing food every Wednesday in the Youth Center, Building 2

between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


If you would like to help out, please contact Leanne Strommen at

CPC Book Club
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CPC Book Club is celebrating because it has read its 100th book this last June! The women have been meeting to discuss books since 2003. The club reads a variety of books each year – fiction, non-fiction, historical novels, biographies, popular fiction, classics, etc.

If you would like to join us, we meet on the

         4th Tuesday of each month

           in the home of Terri Beck.

All women are welcome!

Details may be obtained by calling the church office at 949-493-1502.

Homework Club
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Our Thursday Homework Club, meets at Kinoshita Elementary School every Thursday at 2:00 p.m..  Principal Pedraza is thrilled to be partnering with us and is so grateful for this extra assistance for their 3rd, 4th,and 5th grade students.


I am so thankful for the many people who have stepped up to make this important outreach activity a reality.  We could always use more hands.  If you can give even one day a month, it would make a big difference.  The kids are so sweet and the work is so rewarding. 


I hope you'll consider joining us. 


To volunteer please contact: 

Leanne Strommen at







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