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God has given us laughter

  February opens with one of my favorite “fun” days of the year, Groundhog Day.  After a long, cold January, it is fun to stop and visit with one of the most unlikely forecasters of spring, a groundhog.  The most famous one is in Punxsutawney and has a most un-groundhog name, Phil.  What does a…

Monday Night Bible Study

Bible Study meets every Monday night at 7:30 in the Youth Group Room on the lower level. Starting January 8, we will be reading two epistles of the apostle Paul – Philippians and Colossians. Both of these two epistles, or letters, of Paul detail some of the concerns of the early church. Paul’s letter to…

Church Council Update – November 2017

  Rich Harrington, reporting for the Intentional Interim Search Committee, told the Council that the decision has been made to offer the position of Interim Minister to Rev. Bruce Schoup.  Rev. Schoup accepted the position and contract negotiations are being finalized.  Rev. Schoup comes to us with years of interim experience and plans to start…

Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant – All are Welcome! If your child (Sunday School and or Middle School age) would like to participate as a lead in the Christmas Eve pageant please notify Gary Gumuchian via email (gary@ccol.org) The leads include: Joseph, Mary, the Angel of the Lord, 3 Magi, Lead Shepherds, Lead Angels, King Herod, and possibly…

The Neighborhood Supper needs our help

  The Neighborhood Supper takes place every Tuesday night in our Parish Hall.  The  Supper started on June 4, 1991 by our  church members, June Troupe and Marge MacMelville and has continued weekly since then with the exception of year 2014/15 when our church was undergoing a renovation project.  The Supper is governed by a…

Operation Christmas Child wraps up 2017

Mission Outreach is thrilled to announce that we blessed 126 boxes on Sunday, November 12. We are truly grateful for all the support in collecting items and for attending the Packing Party on November 11. While this is not as many as last year we did see several members of the community who are not…

Advent Bible Study

The Monday Night Bible Study will forgo its usual and customary reading and discussing a particular book of the Bible for the month of December. The readings have been selected with an intention of discussing themes in light of the Advent Season. This is an excellent opportunity to try out Bible Study and enjoy discussing…

Interim Pastor Bruce Schoup

The Advent, Christmas, Epiphany season in the life of a congregation is one of great joy.  It is all too busy and yet that busyness is invariably related to activities that bring a sparkle to the eye. My own season will have an extra layer in it this year as I begin the process of…

Funding Requests and Online Giving Campaigns

Funding Requests and Online Giving Campaigns Jennifer Goltsberg Facebook Master As chair of Mission Outreach and a person with access to the church’s Facebook (FB) page I am sometimes asked if “the church” could support a particular cause or program either financially or by using the church’s FB page to promote it.  The church can…