A job description for CPC’s part-time Director of Spiritual Formation for Children is here on our website. Since our Christian Education Team recently changed its name to the Spiritual Formation Team, we changed the former title, Director of Christian Education, accordingly. As many of you know, Katy Bedford has served as our Interim Director of Christian Education for about a year, and we are deeply grateful for her service. Originally, her contract was scheduled to end in September when she entered a full-time program to prepare for chaplaincy. However, Katy graciously agreed to continue working with our children until this position is filled. Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to nurture the faith of our youngest members. Questions, comments, and résumés may be sent to .
Deliberately Diverse & Fully Inclusive
We 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.
For the past two weeks, the lectionary Scripture passages for worship have focused on forgiveness. Jesus insists that forgiveness is a required — not optional — spiritual practice. Jesus lived in a constant state of forgiveness, and challenged his followers to do the same. Of course, that is easier said than done. In my sermon last week I referred to the Buddhist teacher and writer, Jack Kornfield, who beautifully outlines the Buddha’s 12 principles of forgiveness. With practice and patience, these principles can inspire us to live in Christ’s forgiving presence.
Sometimes during devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, those of us who live close, but not close enough, desperately want to do something but not sure what. CPC member Cristen English blogged about When a Community Needs Help, 5 tips to consider in a time of crisis.
Having lived through two major floods when I was in Bandera County, the two agencies I found to be most supportive were The American Red Cross and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Both of these agencies were on site, ready to assist, and both were tremendously helpful.