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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.
A Year in Review
It is amazing to me how fast 2019 passed by! I’ve been told the older you get the faster time passes. Maybe that is true, but I also think when we keep involved in activities and our are minds active, time passes quicker. I do remember when I was at work with the military if we were just waiting for the next training ~ time went slowly, yet if we were busy ~ time flew by. Possibly the same principle applies to whole years and decades? Anyway we find ourselves on the threshold of 2020 ~ amazing!
To begin the year, I started reading a new book. It is called As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Eugene Peterson. (Be warned it is not about bird watching, but is titled after the poem of the same name by Gerard Manley Hopkins.) If you aren’t familiar with Eugene Peterson, he is a retired Presbyterian minister who died in 2019. He started and served a church in Maryland for 30 years, but is most noted for being the translator of The Message version of the Bible. He knew As Kingfisher Catch Fire would be his last work and wanted to make sure Presbyterian pastors got complimentary copies. I received mine as I attended a conference at Whitworth College (Presbyterian school) in Spokane. His son, Eric, was speaking at this conference and made sure we each received a copy of his dad’s book. (Certainly a generous gift to given a hardback book and someone secured the funds for this to happen ~ thank you!)
The book is a collection of Rev. Peterson’s sermons from his years in the pastorate. The theme (glue) that hangs all of these sermons together is the concept of congruence. His desire was to assist his fellow disciples of Jesus in his congregation to live a life of congruence. He says, “A life of congruence (is a life) with no slippage between what a person is saying and the way they are living.” As modern day disciples of Jesus, as apprentices of Jesus, this should be our goal. Think about it. I ask myself a lot about congruence in my life ~ is what you see what is really within me, if not what needs changed?
May our New Year together be one of personal growth and enjoying the adventure of following God with our lives.
Grace and Peace, Bob
Monday Morning Coffee! This informal group is meeting at 9:00 on Mondays during the summer. Come and join us ~ have a cup of ‘Joe’ and some fun to start the week!
Mondays 9:00 am - Monday Morning Coffee at Eddie's Country Store
Tuesdays 10-11:30 am - Presbyterian Women's Group (May - September only)
Wednesdays 8:00 am - Sonrisers (Men's Group)
Sundays 9:30 am - Choir Rehearsal
Sundays 10:30 am - Worship Service
Check out our latest newsletter
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
“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.
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.
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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ALL ARE WELCOME
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.
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Poston Butte HS Football Leadership Camp - 2019
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
To request prayer, a care visit, or inform us of a current or upcoming hospitalization, please use the confidential form and link below. An email will be sent to our pastor and committed pray-ers. You can always call the office at (928) 367-4923 to alert us about prayer needs or upcoming medical procedures as well.