Community Presbyterian Church - Events of Note


FAM - Spring Red Wagon Donations


Help a child in need by bringing

toiletries (in lieu of food items) for

our FAM red wagon during worship

in the months of April and May.




Disposable Razors          Shampoo

Toothpaste                    Soap

Toothbrush                    Mouthwash

Deodorant                     Comb

Floss                             Lotion

Band Aides                    Shaving lotion

Female products            Socks



Community Conversation - Advance Care Planning

What’s one of the most difficult discussions you could have with a loved one?  How do you start the difficult conversation about care decisions, especially at the end of life?  How do you identify wishes and ensure they will be honored?

Our church has partnered with Alzheimer’s Orange County to bring you this free forum as part of our Community Conversations series.  It is a topic that applies to all generations.  It could be about you, a spouse or partner, your parents, or your children.  Regardless of age, it is crucially important that a conversation take place, so come join us to participate and to learn.


Advance Care Planning

Wednesday, April 25

Fellowship Hall

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Childcare will be provided free of charge if needed. 

RSVP to 949.493.1502 to be added to the list.

All are welcome – please feel free to invite family members and neighbors.

Download a PDF flyer with more information

Again, please RSVP to the church office at 949.493.1502.

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

Friday, April 27.



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.



Mens Fellowship



Saturday, April 28


Sue's Porch

10:00 a.m.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering

Presbyterian Women will hold their

Spring Gathering on Sunday, April 29

after worship at 11:15 a.m. on Sue's

Porch.  The speaker will be Mary Gray

Perdue, Executive Director of Family

Assistance Ministries (FAM).


Mary will describe FAM's various

mission projects and volunteer

opportunities.  A luncheon featuring

chicken and ribs will be served. 

Cost is $10.  Call Fran Eagan or the

church office at 949.493.1502 to

sign-up for the PW Spring Gathering.


Men and women are welcome!

Flick Fellowship


Friday, May 4

CPC/Fellowship Hall


Movie:  I Can Only Imagine

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


Don't forget a potluck item to share!

Please RSVP to Megan Beck at


CPC Friends of Music Presents


The Bosendorfer Consort:

an afternoon musicale


Sunday, May 6

3:00 p.m.


All are welcome to this afternoon musicale.

Free-will donation

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. We are currently on summer break!


To volunteer please contact: 

Leanne Strommen at







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