Event Highlights:

Fall Worship Hours

 

First Sunday Worship:

10:00 A.M.

In the Sanctuary

 

 

8:30 a.m.

Traditional Worship

in the Chapel

 

10:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship

in the Sanctuary

 

11:15 a.m.

Contemporary Worship

in Hansen Hall

Christian Discipleship

Fall Cleanup Day

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

The Corner

Marriage:  An Evangelical’s Change of  Heart

Sundays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

As presbyteries throughout the United States are voting on whether to approve the recent General Assembly’s action to allow same-gender marriage, it is important for us to understand the Biblical and theological reasons for this proposed change. Dr. Mark Achtemeier, a Presbyterian pastor and writer, who has taught theology and ethics for fifteen years at Dubuque Theological Seminary, has written a new book (the title of this class) to address this issue. In the early 2000’s, Dr. Achtemeier served as a strong conservative, evangelical opponent of gay rights and now he has changed his perspective and is supportive of gay marriage and a fully-inclusive church. This study will examine the author’s change of heart, use of scripture, and its impact on our own faith and attitudes. Pastor Tom Schwartz will use his own study and experience as an accredited college instructor in Sexual Ethics and Judeo-Christian Culture and as a trained sex therapist to facilitate this study. This three-week study will begin on Sunday, November 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 1

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

This fall everyone is invited to help us cleanup our church facility. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and work until 12:00 noon. We need many hands and able (and not so able) bodies to help us clean windows and pews, rake leaves, assist with minor carpentry, and other general cleaning. This is a great way to spend time with some wonderful church members and also beautify our space. Sign up to let us know that you will be coming! We need you!!!

 

Thanksgiving baskets

Friday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Christ Presbyterian has provided food baskets for needy families in the Sylvania area for many years.  On Friday, November 21, we will be preparing food baskets for 100 families through Sylvania Area Family Services.  Preparing  these basket has become an annual Christ Presbyterian family event.  Kids and grownups alike will enjoy the fun of this evening.  The filling of the baskets will take place at Sylvania Area Family Services, 5440 Marshall Road, Sylvania, (419-882-8415) promptly at 6:00pm.  The entire packing project takes about 30 minutes.

 

As most of the food items for this project are purchased, it’s important that we raise the $4000.00 that is needed to have all the food items that make up a family basket.  The financial assistance you provide through the Thanksgiving Basket envelope in your church giving envelope box will help to cover the cost of this project.  Please make your check payable to Christ Presbyterian Church and note that the money is for Thanksgiving Baskets.  Please direct questions to Cheryl Porrett, 419-842-9885.

The Corner

It’s hard to make ends meet through the end of the month. Some people find themselves making a choice between feeding their family and paying their bills.  Every Monday, a warm and hearty meal will be served to all those who come to the corner at Sylvania and Talmadge (Christ Presbyterian Church). This caring ministry seeks to help those in our neighborhood and beyond.

 

Meals will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

The corner is easily accessible by bus route 39/39M at the Westfield Mall at Franklin Park or you can call TARTA at 419-243-RIDE (7433).