Announcements

Ash Wednesday Service


 

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us for the beginning of Lent with a communion service on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a time to reflect, an opportunity for repentance, and to hear the grace of God for us in Jesus Christ.




New Membership Seminar


 

New Membership Seminar

On February 11, 6-9 p.m., we will be hosting a New Member's Class/Seminar. This class is for people that are interested in becoming/transferring their membership to CPC or learning more about CPC's beliefs, values, and how we operate.

Inquire with Pastor Tracy (413-636-5664) for more details. 

Why should you be a member of the church?

Westminister Confession of Faith, Chapter 26, States, "All believers are united to Jesus Christ, their head, by his Spirit and by faith, and have fellowship with him in his grace, suffering, death, resurrection, and glory. United to one another in love the saints have fellowship in each other’s gifts and grace and are obliged to perform those public and private duties which nourish their mutual good, both spiritually and physically."

"By their profession of faith saints are bound to maintain a holy fellowship and communion with each other in the worship of God and in the performance of other spiritual services for their mutual improvement. They are also bound to help each other with material things according to their different abilities and needs. This fellowship is to be offered, as God gives the opportunity, to everyone in every place who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus"

Reasons for Church Membership

  • It is the Body of Christ (Eph. 5:25).
  • It stands as a witness to the world.
  • It is the primary way in which God sanctifies His people. (Heb 10:25)
  • It is the primary vehicle by which God advances His Kingdom.
  • It demonstrates a commitment to a community of faithful people.

How to become a member of CPC?

Membership is open to anyone who meets the following requirements:

  1. affirms personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;
  2. has been baptized according to the Scriptures;
  3. accepts the Vision Statement, Mission Statement; and Essentials of Faith
  4. accepts the responsibilities of membership as set out in the Membership Covenant.

The process is simple and has three main parts:

  1. participation in a membership class;
  2. completion of the membership application;
  3. interview and approval by the Session.



Women's Bible Study


 

Two groups of women will be coming together for a 7-meeting Bible Study. Join in the fellowship and study with Priscilla Shirer's Elijah study. Each group will meet every other week.

  • Thursdays, 7pm (starting December 8)
  • Saturdays, 7:30am (starting November 10)

For more details and the location of each group, reach out to Jessica Johnson at jessiwj@gmail.com or 413-426-6847.




Making Life Disciples 2.0


 

We will be starting a new adult Sunday School series on Sunday, November 13 at 9 a.m. This is a 12-week video and discussion video. The focus of this series is equipping the Church to offer compassion, hope, help, and discipleship to women and men considering abortion. This is not about policy or politics but about care.

Beyond the context and issue of Abortion, this is a great series on how to walk in a discipling relationship with anyone.




Community Groups


 

Community Groups (small groups) are one of the primary ways that we envision people at CPC to connect to God and each other through Bible study, prayer, service and fellowship. Details are coming soon!

Join a Community Group

  • Text "Groups" to 299-2100 if you are interested in joining and participating in a community group or email tracy@christ-pres.org

Vision & Purpose:

  • Every member and regular attendee participates in a community group.
  • People will connect in a more intimate fashion with God and each other outside of Sunday morning.
  • Provide an avenue of outreach to bring people to saving knowledge of Jesus.
  • Provide a place of spiritual care, discipleship and fellowship
  • Group members are encouraged to invite others to join. Eventually groups would spawn into others groups as they grow.
  • Groups would meet in people's home at least twice a month.