Join us for Worship in the parking lot at 9:30 am
Welcome Diane! Many, many, many thanks to our interim Pastor the Rev. Bob Leivers
In June, we began our drive-in church services which are part of our movement toward eventually reopening our sanctuary. There are many details to share about these services and they are listed below. Here are some details to keep in mind:
- Radios: The services will be broadcast on FM 90.1. Please set your radios to this frequency before you arrive if at all possible. If you have difficulty doing that, the ‘ushers’ can assist you.
- Traffic Flow: As you arrive ‘ushers’ will greet you and direct you where to park. We are asking larger vehicles to be parked along the sides (or in the back) of the lot so the view from smaller vehicles is not blocked. Following the service, ‘ushers’ will release the vehicles by row. Please do not try to jump the line as we certainly don’t want any accidents!
- Windows, Engines and Horns: Please do not run your engines during the service. Roll down your windows for air flow. Listening to the service on the radio will not deplete your battery. However, if this were to happen, we will have jumper cables and ‘ushers’ to assist you following the service. During the services, please do not blow your horns, we are trying to not disturb the neighbors. If you would like to say ‘Amen’ during the service – just flash your lights!
- Please Stay In Your Cars: Getting out of our cars and walking around to visit, defeats ‘social separation’. Certainly we want to wave and talk to one another, but please stay in your cars – before, during and after the services.
- Pets: Please remember this is a worship service and all of our windows will be open. I would strongly discourage you from bringing pets. Ask yourself this question: “Do I bring my pet to worship in the sanctuary on Sundays?” If the answer is “no”, please do the same for these services. As a funny sidelight…..we don’t want the pets ‘greeting one another’ during the services – either vocally or jumping out of the vehicles to run and see their ‘friends’.
- Water bottles: We recommend that you bring water for each person in your car. We all need to stay hydrated.
These are some etiquette issues to think about in our new worship setting. I will tell you the first week will have rough spots. However, I am very excited to finally be ‘getting together’ and I bet you are too!
Hope to see you Sunday, Pastor Bob
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Dear Members and Friends of Community Presbyterian Church,
Last night Debbie and I were talking after we finished dinner. Instead of COVID-19 (which seems to be our usual conversation topic!) we were discussing how to get all of our ‘stuff’ back to Colorado. As we tried to think this through, it occurred to us how quickly these 17 months have gone by. It is hard to think we will only be ‘on the mountain’ for another 30 days or so.
During our short time at CPC we have made lasting friendships and had some very good adventures together, while also facing some significant challenges. You made us feel so welcome that almost immediately we were part of the community. Your warmth and caring helped sustain us during our daughter’s deployment. Your concern supported us during our daughter-in-law’s job furlough and their subsequent move to Colorado Springs. You taught our grandson to fish and allowed our granddaughter to ‘ring the church bell’ (always a highlight of their visits with us!). To put our thoughts in one phrase, our time here has been a ‘delight’.
What is next for us? We will be heading back to Colorado the end of the month (my last Sunday will be July 26th). Our son and daughter-in-law are currently living in our house while they search for a place to buy, so we may be living (temporarily?) at our family cabin behind Pikes Peak ~ another adventure. As soon as we can, we will settle back into our place and begin renewing our relationships with long-time friends. I have been put forth as the candidate for the job of Executive Presbyter (basically pastor to the pastors) of Pueblo Presbytery (Southeastern Colorado). The members of presbytery will vote on my nomination at our ‘Zoom’ meeting on July 18th. If all goes well, I will start this half-time position on September 1st.
So we have had our times of worship, our projects, our laughter and our tears. In other words, we have experienced life together. Thank you for allowing us to serve God’s Kingdom alongside of you. It has been a fun time of growth. May God watch between us while we are apart one from another.
With much love, Bob and Debbie
As we enter the fourth month since the suspension of in-person worship services in March, we remain challenged in finding the correct paths forward for safe and meaningful worship. Our situation is complicated by Arizona’s recent dramatic increase in COVID cases and the realization that the southern and northern ends of Navajo county have two of the highest COVID rates in the entire country. Further complicating our plans is the fact that the majority of our church members and attenders fall into a high risk group that must be diligently protected from exposure to the coronavirus.
As public health professionals in the congregation, we have helped CPC leadership to closely monitor CDC and Arizona Department of Health Service guidelines related to faith groups. We have also incorporated recommendations from the Grand Canyon Presbytery and local instruction such as the recent mandatory mask ordinance issued by the Pinetop-Lakeside town council on June 24th.
While ensuring the safety of our worshipers remains our primary goal, but a key secondary objective is to be a responsible community member and a congregation that models worship practices that exhibit our concern for the well-being of our broader community. Therefore, in the absence of a clear downward trend in COVID activity in our state and region, we feel that opening the sanctuary to in-person worship services remains an unsafe option for at least the next 4-6 weeks and possibly through the end of summer. Instead, we will focus on our drive-in service options, posting recorded worship experiences on-line for those who can’t join us in the parking lot, and the potential to use some of our outdoor facilities for small group gatherings. Along those lines, we are finalizing guidelines for the Session’s consideration regarding the use of the picnic pavilion for committee meetings, study groups such as the Sonrisers, and other small church gatherings. These guidelines will appear in a future issue of the newsletter and CPC Express.
Marc Traeger, M.D.
David A. Yost, M.D.
We are still wanting to work on getting our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program off the ground. This is a program where Moms can bring their preschoolers to church on a weekday morning to be cared for by someone trusted and capable while they discuss "Mom Things", and parenting in general, along with some basic Bible Study and mentoring from those of us who "have been there", or at least care about what they are going through. Contact Debbie (719-351-4264) or Laurie (928-521-7630)
If you would like to join this men’s study group as we meet ‘virtually’, just drop and email to Pastor@cpcpinetop.org and we will get you on the list. We are studying the book, “Cast of Characters” by Max Lucado.
Wednesdays 8:00 am - Sonrisers (Men's Group) - By Zoom
Sundays 9:30 am - Worship Service in the parking lot (Starting July 12, 2020)
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Welcome to the Community Presbyterian Church of Pinetop. I am very glad you took the time to find our website. Currently I am serving as the Interim Pastor while the congregation engages in a search process to secure a new Installed Pastor. As you view our website and learn more about our ministry, I hope the fact that we are in a transit
Welcome to the Community Presbyterian Church of Pinetop. I am very glad you took the time to find our website. Currently I am serving as the Interim Pastor while the congregation engages in a search process to secure a new Installed Pastor. As you view our website and learn more about our ministry, I hope the fact that we are in a transition time doesn't cause you to stay away. As interim, I am very impressed with the vitality of this congregation and know you will receive a warm welcome. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or would like to stop by for some coffee and conversation! God's blessings upon you. Bob
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We invite all people to participation and membership, regardless of social, economic, ethnic, political, sexual or other categories that are used elsewhere as a basis for discrimination.
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Communion is shared the 1st Sunday
of each month.
Children and youth play a significant role in every aspect of life at CPC. From ushering and other responsibilities in our worship services, to helping out with missions, buildings and grounds, and fellowship opportunities such as Souper Bowl Sunday, Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner and the summer Church BBQ. We offer Sunday School on the 2nd S
Children and youth play a significant role in every aspect of life at CPC. From ushering and other responsibilities in our worship services, to helping out with missions, buildings and grounds, and fellowship opportunities such as Souper Bowl Sunday, Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner and the summer Church BBQ. We offer Sunday School on the 2nd Sunday of every month. The other Sundays, kids participate in the worship service.
We are very committed to Montlure Presbyterian Camp. Along with sending 6 kids to camp last year, CPC serves as the mail drop for campers, provides housing and support to staff before camp starts, our members volunteer during camp, and we raise much needed funds for rebuilding the Greer site after the Wallow fire. Last year, the kids and their families participated in a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help raise the money needed to send everyone to camp without much expense to the families.
Presbyterian Women's Group meets from May through September each year on Tuesday mornings in the church fellowship hall from 10-11:30 am. We dedicate some of the meeting times to a Bible Study, to crafting, and the second Tuesday of each month we have our business meeting followed by a potluck. We have three fund raisers each summer whic
Presbyterian Women's Group meets from May through September each year on Tuesday mornings in the church fellowship hall from 10-11:30 am. We dedicate some of the meeting times to a Bible Study, to crafting, and the second Tuesday of each month we have our business meeting followed by a potluck. We have three fund raisers each summer which allow us to raise funds for a number of missions that we support, most of which are here in the White Mountains. We are a group of ladies who are dedicated to caring for others and offer support for one another. We also have a "PW and Friends' Day Out" on the fourth Thursday of the month, where we visit interesting historical museums or such. We would love and encourage anyone to join us during those summer months. For more information contact Georgia Merrick, PW Moderator at (928) 358-1020.
“Sonrisers” is a men’s group that studies Christian books and includes a time of fellowship. It meets every Wednesday at 8:00 am. It gives men a special time to be together.
Worship through Song. Enjoy our wonderful choir. Or better yet . . . join in! For more information, please call Judi Bee at (928) 242-0526.
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We are a family rooted in Christ, called to glorify and enjoy God through worship, discipleship, compassion, and service to one another and to our community.
We strive to be a safe place, a sanctuary where people are accepted, included, and cared for as they are. We have been called to be agents of God’s transforming power, aligning ourselves with the Holy Spirit as we pray, worship, learn, gather for fellowship and serve together.