Christ our Center Children our Blessing Justice our Passion July/August 2013
Blessings from a Pig Roast It was a bit shocking to walk into Kristen Best’s backyard and see a pig’s head with a pineapple for a hat and an orange in its mouth. Then again, it was a pig roast. Near the grills, tin pans held a feast of corn on the cob, coleslaw, BBQ beef, roast pork and soft roles. Inside the house, delicious brownies, cakes and cookies for dessert awaited us. The evening had been billed as a fundraiser for the church. A silent auction offered treasures great and small, with everything from baby blankets to a behind the scenes tour of the Museum of Natural History, a ski house, and tickets to a Redskins football game. The bidding wars were all good humored, and I think nearly everyone went home with something they had hoped to win. But this night turned out to be far more than a fundraiser. It was a really fun time. We are a wonderfully diverse congregation. We have all kinds of families – some with young children, some with grown children, some with no children, some who bring their grandchildren to church. We have a rich variety of interests and spiritual needs. Some of us go to the first service and some attend the second service. And many of us do not know each other. One of the challenges of larger churches is how to help people get to know one another. CCPC is a multi-cell
organization, that is, we have many committees, teams, small groups, and niche ministries. At CCPC, everyone can find a place to fit in because we have so many opportunities to offer. People in the same ministries and small groups know each other, but may not know those who are not in their circle of interest. The challenge for CCPC, like all churches of our size, is to keep our various “cells” strong and healthy and maintain a unified congregation. One of the very best things that happened at the Pig Roast was people getting to know one another. Those who had never met before, sat together and ate roast pork. Those who did not know each other’s names were discussing the various offerings at the silent auction. We surprised and delighted ourselves with all the wonderful people we simply did not know at CCPC. It is clear that we need more opportunities to get together and have fun. A tremendous thank you goes out to all who worked to make it a wonderful evening. And, by the way, the event raised very nearly $15,000. God’s Blessings for a wonderful summer,
Inside the Gateway Worship and Music Worship Schedule.......................................................................................... 2 Music News ..................................................................................................... 3 Education Summer Church School Classes............................................................... 4 Summertime Learning at CCPC................................................................ 5
Mission Dinner of Eight ................................................................................................ 6 News from Shikokho .................................................................................... 7 The deadline for September’s Gateway is August 7
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Worship & Music
Join the Summer Choir!! Come One, Come All! Experience Summer Choir until the Fall! A Summer Choir for the 10 a.m. worship services from June 23- August 25 will rehearse a simple anthem in Room 300 at 9:20 a.m.
Worship Schedule July 7
All in Grades 3 and above are welcome. No robes, just music!
Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Jane Duffield will be preaching
Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Lynn Jostes will be preaching
Music: July 21
Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m.
The Rev. Lynn Jostes will be preaching
Music: July 28
Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Molly Blythe Teichert will be preaching
Music: August 4
Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Molly Blythe Teichert will be preaching
August 11 Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m.
The Rev. Molly Blythe Teichet will be preaching
August 18 Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Molly Blythe Teichert will be preaching
August 25 Worship One Service at 10:00 a.m.
The Rev. Lynn Jostes will be preaching
Chancel Flowers Flowers, given in loving memory of, honor of, or commemorating the celebration of an event, are a wonderful way to give Glory to God and beautify the sanctuary on a Sunday morning. There are also Sundays available through November. The cost of flowers for a Sunday morning is $50. If you are interested in giving Sanctuary Flowers, please contact Norm Stant (email@example.com or 301-942 -6468) to arrange for a particular Sunday.
Worship & Music
The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee will conduct the search for an Associate Pastor to fill the position held by Rev. Steve Robertson and currently being filled by Rev. Jane Duffield as Interim Associate Pastor. The process began with the election of the APNC. Here are a list of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee: Carl Alexander Howard Davis Emma Fudge Bill Hoffman Anna Hodgson Cathy Klase Christy Schmidt The Search Committee will write a Church Information Form which describes CCPC, our mission, and outlines the position of the Associate Pastor. The MIF will be posted with the denomination and the search committee will advertise the position. The APNC will receive Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) screen candidates and conduct interviews. When a suitable candidate has been identified and cleared by the Presbytery, the APNC will recommend that one to the congregation. The candidate will preach before the congregation and the congregation will vote to extend, or not, a call to the associate pastor. It is our hope that the APNC will begin the interview process this fall and bring a candidate to the congregation next spring or early summer.
The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
Julie Evansâ€™ Organ Concerts: July 9, 2013 Performing at the Region III Convention of the American Guild of Organists Braddock St., UMC Winchester, VA August 1, 2013 All Saintsâ€™ Episcopal Church Rehoboth Beach, DE August 30, 2013 Performing at 12:15pm at the National City Christian Church. 5 Thomas Circle, NW Washington DC www.nationalcitycc.org
CCPC WNS Summer Camp Fun!
Summer Church School Plans at CCPC Summer schedules bring opportunities for new patterns of life together, and this is part of our Sunday morning life together as well! As we worship as one church family at 10:00 a.m. throughout the summer, we will welcome children (completed Grade 3 and up) to remain in the sanctuary following the Time with Children to experience the rhythm and wonder of worship. Beginning June 14 and continuing through August 25, younger children (Age 3 through completed Grade 2) are invited (but not required) to go to special church school classes for the rest of the hour. Ages 3-5 will meet in Room 180 and Kindergarten through Grade 2 (completed) will meet in Room 170. Childcare for infants is available in Rooms 106/108. SPECIAL NOTE: We still need just a few teachers to offer classes this summer. Please look for the chart during coffee time, and sign up to teach one of our children’s classes. It’s a wonderful way to get to know some of the youngest members of our church family! FOR ADULTS: Faith Trek is planning to meet during the summer (except on holiday weekends) to discuss issues of faith and life. They are currently reading selected sermons by Reinhold Neihbuhr from a collection entitled Discerning Signs of the Times: Sermons for Today and Tomorrow. All adults are invited to join their summer discussions. Questions? Contact Margaret Chan (301/656-5034.) Please Join Us in the Library (on the first floor of the center building, alley side) from 11:00 - 12:00 noon each Sunday.
Come join the fun again this summer!
The Christian Education Committee invites you and your family to join us for
A Pot-Luck Picnic
Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the church playground (at the east end of the building) We’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches and fixings Bring side dishes and desserts to share. Come join us for a mid-summer evening of fun and fellowship with your church friends!!
Summertime Learning at CCPC Summertime offers a different rhythm to our lives and learning and the CE Committee invites you to select one of these film screening and discussion options at CCPC on selected Sundays this summer as we reflect on prejudice and racism throughout our society’s history:
Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:30 a.m. in Geneva Hall
(Rated PG-13) The movie Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Abraham Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. -------------------------------------------
Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:30 a.m. in Geneva Hall
(Rated PG-13) At the time of its release in 1993, Philadelphia was the first major Hollywood film to tackle the medical, political, and social issues of AIDS. Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a talented lawyer at a stodgy Philadelphia law firm, has contracted AIDS but fears informing his firm about the disease. The firm's senior partner, Charles Wheeler (Jason Robards), assigns Andrew a case involving their most important client, but abruptly removes Andrew from the case and fires him from the firm when the lesions associated with AIDS are visible on his face. Because of the firm's reputation, no lawyer in Philadelphia will risk handling Andrew’s discrimination lawsuit, so in desperation, Andrew hires Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), a black lawyer who advertises on television, mainly handling personal injury cases. Miller dislikes homosexuals but agrees to take the case for the money and exposure, and later realizes the discrimination practiced against Andrew is no different from the discrimination Miller himself has to battle against. (CCPC’s own Shawn Woodyard was part of the making of Philadelphia!) -----------------------------------------------------
Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:30 a.m. in Geneva Hall
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Rated PG) An interstellar cataclysm cripples the Klingon Empire's home world, leading to their Chancellor seeking peace with the Federation. But covert acts attempt to thwart the peace process with the assassination of the Klingon Chancellor. With Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy as the prime suspects, the Starships Enterprise-A and Excelsior must attempt to uncover the truth before the conspirators can plunge the Federation and the Klingon Empire into war. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. ---------------------------------------------------
Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:30 a.m. in Geneva Hall
Hairspray (Rated PG) In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. Photo: Chris Ertz
INVITATION to Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
2013-2014 Dinner for Eight Linda Ertz and Rita Hadden, Co-chairs
You are invited to join us for dinner on the following four Saturday evenings: October 26, 2013 March 29, 2014
November 16, 2013 April 26, 2014
This is an opportunity for you to get to know others in our congregation. You will dine with three different pairs each time. We share the cooking and hosting, so that no one has to do all the work. Singles are welcome! We also help with babysitting suggestions. Each pair will serve as host and provide the main dish and beverage once. The three visiting pairs will bring hors dâ€™oeuvre and vegetable, or salad and rolls, or dessert. If you cannot make it to at least 2 of the dinners, please consider signing up as a substitute. You will be contacted as needed. To sign up for Dinner for Eight, please contact Rita Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org, and give her your name, telephone #, and email address. Please specify if you are signing up as a substitute. Last day for signup is September 30. We look forward to dining with you and to our small group fellowship!
Please save the date in your calendar NOW for The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church 13th Annual Men’s Steak Cookout for Saturday, September 14 from 3:30 p.m. till dusk. We look forward to this traditional fall fellowship event.
News from CCPC’s Shikokho Kenya Mission! Our intern has arrived! Following the proverb “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” the Shikokho Task Force is focused on building the capacity in the village for independence and sustainability. Toward that end, we have sent a summer intern who will help develop administrative, budgeting, and computer skills in three of the programs we sponsor: the Medical Clinic, the Women’s Microfinance Initiative (WMI) loan program, and the Shitoli Solid Rock children’s feeding program. Susannah “Susie” Scanlan is a rising senior at Princeton, a finance major, who holds a bronze medal in fencing from the 2012 Olympics! Accompanied by CCPC and Task Force member Joe Anderson, Susie arrived on June 11, where they were warmly greeted by the community. She promptly reported from the village via the donated laptop computer that we sent with her. “Hi Sally! This is Susie, Jennifer (the loan program administrator) Alice and Flora (staff members)! We are working on the computer right now.” They sent greetings and thanks to CCPC. Susie is already learning a lot about Shikokho, and has enjoyed meeting people there. Her host family has made her welcome and comfortable and her new 12 year old “little sister” is helping her with her Swahili. She’s a quick study. After only a few days in the village Susie has already identified some of the challenges faced by the various organizations, and has developed plans for her first week of work. We’ll be receiving weekly reports on her progress. Keep Susie in your prayers as she works in Shikokho this summer.
Blessings from a Pig Roast!
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Christ our Center. Children our Blessing. Justice our Passion.
The July/August 2013 issue of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church's monthly Gateway newsletter.