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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.
—Saint Francis of Assisi—
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WHAT'S THE PLAN?
The Church Office will remain closed. Staff will be allowed to work remotely as they feel appropriate for their health and safety.
Building Use Protocol
All people coming on our property must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
A mask must be worn when in close proximity of another.
Groups of 10 or less are allowed to meet in the building.
Any outside gathering on our property (25 maximum) is permitted as long as social distancing is maintained.
All groups using the facility must make a room reservation by contacting Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All groups must register the groups attendance with names and phone numbers. This must be submitted to the office at the completion of the meeting. Attendance forms are available in the folder holder outside the office door. Proper registration will better aid in cooperating with contact tracers in case someone is infected with COVID-19.
High risk individuals, whether staff, members, or program participants, should continue to shelter in place.
The PCUSA defines high-risk individuals as:
People who are over 55
People of any age who have underlying health conditions.
autoimmune illnesses; diabetes, arthritis, etc.
illnesses of the blood; cancer, blood clotting
***People who display symptoms of the virus are asked to stay home/seek medical attention.***
The Session will continue monitoring the situation regularly, performing next level assessments and prayerfully discern future directives. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.
Technology permitting, the worship services will continue to be sent via an email link on Sunday mornings. It is also available on our website here.
Our main source of communication is by email. If you know of a church member that has email services but is not receiving our church email communications, please get their current email address and forward it to Rod Stone. Thank You.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH STAFF
Please notify the office or call Rod if you find yourself with health concerns or have specific needs related to the virus. We have caregivers standing ready to respond with prayer and provide any other support needed during this time.
The area churches have taken over the Meal on Wheels program for our community during this pandemic. If you have an interest in helping with this program or would like more information, please contact Scott Brewton at email@example.com.
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
P.O. Box 1449
Pinehurst, NC 28370
125 Everette Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
For over twenty years, Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved unconditionally.
Option 1: Five Week Zoom Study
Five Tuesdays starting July 7 at 2 PM via Zoom.
Mary Ellen will provide a study guide. Participants commit to reading two chapters per week prior to meeting as a group. There is potential for a night session depending on additional interest.
Option 2: One Night Book Reflection in August
Read the entire book over the summer at your own pace. We will gather for a one night book reflection in mid-to-late August. Date and place (in-person or though Zoom) to be determined. Mary Ellen will provide a study guide for those who are interested.
Option 3: Weekly College and College-Aged
Young Adult Zoom Study starting June 24
Gather with your CPC friends via Zoom for a weekly book study. We will meet as long as schedules and fall returns to school/work allow.
HOW DO I GET THE BOOK?
Mary Ellen will soon have 15 copies in the church office for purchase at $12 each
(for those uncomfortable with ordering on line).
Questions? Want to reserve a book? Contact Mary Ellen using the link above.
Join Us for a
Summer Book Study
Tattoos on the Heart
The Power of Boundless Compassion-by Gregory Boyle
"Jaw-dropping. Boyle take(s) us through the human lifecycle
of fall/grace/redemption/repeat again and again. Reading this book is a spiritually cleansing experience that won't leave you the same.
Tattoos on the Heart welcomes all of us to join in the 'no matter
whatness' of God's unconditional love. " -Sojourners