Community Presbyterian Church - Events of Note


Thanksgiving Food Bags

Thanksgiving Food Collection Begins

     now through Sunday, November 15


Pick up a shopping bag anytime at

CPC and/or bring your own bag

with these items by Wednesday,

November 15 to CPC:


Peanut Butter         Canned Fruit

Pasta Sauce           Cereal

Mac & Cheese         Rice/Beans

Pasta                     Top Ramen

Canned Tuna          Canned Vegetables

Diapers (not a food, but in high demand)


Rubys Diner Restaurant Fundraiser


Join us to celebrate the Community

Presbyterian Preschool and

Kindergarten fundraiser at

Ruby's Diner & Sky Ranch Saloon

in San Juan Capistrano on

Thursday, October 19 from

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


31781 Camino Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

(949) 496-RUBY

Movie on the Lawn


Friday, October 20

6:00 p.m.

CPC Lawn


Pack a picnic dinner, bring chairs and

blankets, invite friends and neighbors,

and get into the Halloween spirit with




Bricks for Rose Garden

If you would like to adopt a brick or two,

or three, or more to help make our rose

garden even more beautiful make a check

payable to CPC with Rose Garden Renovation

in the memo line and send to:


Community Presbyterian Church

32202 Del Obsipo Street

San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675


The Deacons will be purchasing new engraved

bricks for our Rose Garden. New brick plaques

range in price from $23.60 to $41.20. 


Your help would be most appreciated.

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering

Saturday, November 11

Veterans' Day

Sue's Porch at 11:00 a.m.


The presenter will be Dr. Stephen Forrey

of American Family Housing to speak on

Potters' Village, a concept of providing

housing for homeless veterans using

cargo containers.  This topic is quite

appropriate for Veterans' Day.


Lunch will be hamburgers, potatoe

salad, and apple pie.  The cost for

program and lunch is $10.  Signup

on the patio after worship on Sunday,

October 22 and 29 and November 5.


The program should be of interest to

men, as well as women. All are invited.

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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