Was it a terrorist attack? A violent outburst of an emotionally ill person? A homophobic hate crime? Maybe it was all three. In the last year we have witnessed Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels and now Orlando. In the face of the brutality, mayhem and carnage of these events our fears turn quickly to terrorism. That is understandable, but an important aspect of last Sunday’s bloodbath may get underreported. This particular massacre is just one episode in a history of violence against one particular group of people: strong gay men, beautiful lesbian women, and liberated bi-sexual and transgendered men and women.
Deliberately Diverse & Fully InclusiveWe seek to be a deliberately diverse community of faith – our strength grows in proportion to the diversity of the voices in our midst. Our congregation is made up of a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds and socio-economic status; we are rich, poor, homeless, housed, black, white, gay and straight, and we gather together to live into our call to be the Body of Christ.
To discern whom the Holy Spirit is calling to be senior pastor of CPC, the Transition Team seeks to know as much as possible about our church’s strengths, needs, and aspirations. Please respond to this ten-question survey by June 10 to be included in our survey results. Your input will be enormously valuable!
The CPC Transition Team
Will Slade, Gloria Walls, Dan Chamberlin, Martha Collins, Alice Day, Gary Gibbs, Kendrick Sledge
This Sunday, CPC congratulates and honors our recent graduates. Our church family applauds their many accomplishments and sends them best wishes for a wonderful future.