Community Presbyterian Church - Events of Note


Souper Bowl Can Collection


We are collecting any and all kinds

of canned soup.  Bring your can or

cans or cases of soup to the Narthex

to build our collection by Sunday,

February 4.


Soup will be given to Family Assistance

Ministries (FAM).

Habitat Gardening

Wednesday, January 24

Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m.






One pot will have butterfly-attracting

plants, and the other will be planted

with plants to attract hummingbirds.


The two planters will be designed by

Patty Roess at the Habitat Gardening

class here at CPC on Wednesday,

January 24, at 7:00 p.m. in

Fellowship Hall.


The winning tickets will be drawn at the

class on January 24.  You do not need

to be present to win.


TICKETS:  $5 each or 3/$10


100% of ticket sales will go into the

100th anniversary renovation fund.

Community Conversations

Habitat Gardening / First Quarter Topic

Wednesday, January 24

Fellowship Hall

7:00 p.m.


Community Conversations' intent is to

provide meaningful discussions, open to

the entire community, at no cost.  These

community forums will occur approximately

quarterly.  We will explore issues, opportunities,

and responsibilities surrounding a variety of

interesting and timely topics.


All are welcome to come -- and to invite

your neighbors!

Mens Fellowship



            Saturday, January 27

                   Sue's Porch

                    10:00 a.m.


   We look forward to seeing you there!             

Flick Fellowship


When:  Friday, February 2

Where:  CPC / Fellowship Hall

Movie:  The Blind Side

6:00 p.m. potluck and discussion will start


Don't forget a potluck item to share!


Please RSVP to Megan Beck for this

month's discussion or call the church

office at 949.493.1502.



Soul Tending - Lenten Series

February 14     Ash Wednesday Service

February 21     Meditative Yoga

February 28     Labyrinth and Meditative Walk

March 7            Meditative art and prayer

March 14          Why Pray?


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.

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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