Announcements – September 10 2021

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This coming Lord’s Day, Sunday School begins again at 9:30 AM. We look forward to gathering together in the study of God’s Word.

Our Adults will be studying the Song of Solomon. I will be teaching this fourteen-week series that will end with our final class on December 19.

As we will no doubt discover, this ancient love poem, fully inspired by God, will speak to our generation in ways that directly address the moral issues we now face. I hope you will plan on joining us as we explore the riches of this portion of God’s Word!

Our preaching series on Romans 12 will come to an end this Sunday as we consider the words of Romans 12:18. In this verse, we are exhorted to “ live peaceably with all.”

Then, beginning on Sunday September 19, we will resume our sermon series on the Epistle to the Hebrews. That day, we will start our journey through chapter 11, the great chapter on faith.

I love you all so very much,



Worship Time and Sunday School:

Starting Sunday, we will be returning to our normal schedule, with Sunday School classes for all ages beginning at 9:30 AM, and our service of worship beginning at 10:30 AM.

Youth Group:

Fall Youth Calendar

September 12th – Youth Group
September 19th – Youth Group
September 26th – Youth Group
October 3rd – Cookout and College Care Packages
October 17th – Youth Group
October 24th – Youth Group
November 7th – Youth Group
November 21st – Youth Group
December 5th – Youth Group
December 12th – Christmas Party

*All dates are Sunday evenings. Youth group is from 4:30 to 6:30.

College Care Packages:

As we move steadily into the Fall semester, consider serving our CPC college students by donating items to be packaged that will be mailed out at the beginning of October. A donation box will be placed in the foyer of the church on Sunday mornings beginning September 12. The last day to bring items to donate will be Sunday morning, October 3rd.

Having approximately 25 college students, please brings items such as pre-packaged snack bars, candy, cookies, brownies, encouragement cards, gift certificates for pizza and fast food/coffee, tissue packs, hand sanitizer, wipes, pens, snack packs of all sorts, Fall seasonal items, gum, hot chocolate, tea, microwave popcorn, etc. These care packages will certainly be an encouragement to the students from their church family!

Do you have a college student? As addresses tend to change frequently in that stage of life, please send me their name and updated addresses so that we can have accurate information for our mailout! You may email them to Matthew Elliott at

Children’s Ministry:

We are thrilled to start back to Children’s Sunday school THIS Sunday at 9:30 am. It is an exciting year as we have wonderful teachers ready to invest in your precious children!

Toddlers: Moms’ Rotation
preK/Kinder: Faithann and Sarah Gibson
1st/2nd/3rd: Denise Brown and Sharon Daughtry
4th/5th: Stanley and Penny Gibson
Subs: Rachel and Paul Matheny

Matthew also has both middle AND high school classes at the church house.

I am so thankful God has provided these teachers and all those who are willing to sub when these cannot be there. We could not do this without each of you!

We use a curriculum from Great Commission Publications, and it is rich in Bible truths. Your children are learning so much, and even more, they are building relationships with other adults/parents as well as other children. Highly encourage all children to attend Sunday school!

I’ll have some tasty treats ready to celebrate our first Sunday back. See you then!

We have also updated the nursery volunteer sign up through the end of the year. As a reminder, we invite any Christ Pres woman, teenage and up, to serve our families with young children by volunteering in the nursery on Sunday mornings. Please consider helping us fill this need and see the sign up genius link below for further details. This is a huge blessing to our young families and a great opportunity for our church body to invest in the lives of our little ones.

Senior Fellows:

The  9 AM, Tues, Sept 7 Breakfast and 10 AM Discussion on Issues Facing the PCA (led By Pastor Mike) are cancelled due to COVID concerns. The next Senior Fellows Breakfast will be 9 AM, Tues, Oct 5. The Discussion on Issues facing the PCA will now be 10 AM, Tues, Nov 9.

Women’s Ministry:

Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on October 7 beginning at 11:30 at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself.

Fall Bible Studies:

The fall Bible studies have resumed!

The Tuesday study for mothers will be on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM. We will be watching a 10 week video series together by Nancy Guthrie on Saints and Scoundrels in the story of Jesus. I think it will be a very interesting study. You don’t have to purchase the book but if you would like to, here is the link.

We will of course have the most important group discussion and prayer time afterwards.

Let Amy Schnorrenberg know if you will be joining us and how many little ones you need nursery for.

The Wednesday studies will meet on Wednesdays at 10 AM and at 6 PM. I am thrilled to study the first 18 chapters of Exodus together, using the study guide God of Deliverance by Jen Wilkin. From the study promotion:

The exodus of the Israelites shapes our understanding of the whole Bible, its themes reverberating all the way to Revelation. Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer. In this 10-session verse-by-verse study of Exodus 1–18, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.

Men’s Ministry:

We would like to invite all CPC men to our Fall Bible study series!

Title – Knowing the Times: A Look at Contemporary Works on Race, Social Justice, Wokeness and Christianity

Description – The church has always grappled with competing worldviews, issues of race, and alternate systems of morality. In modern society, we acutely feel the shifts in our society with our increased accessibility to information at our fingertips at all hours of the day. We would like to invite our men to our Fall study on issues of CRT, wokeness, and the response of the evangelical church. Led and taught by Dr. Mike Calvert, we will take several contemporary Christian works as starting points for our study and discussion. Among these works include Voddie Baucham’s Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe and Owen Strachan’s Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel.

Time – Friday from 11:30 to 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we study and discuss.

Locale – Church fellowship hall

Schedule – We will meet a total of 10 sessions with our first meeting on Friday, September 24th. Our final meeting will be on Friday, December 10th. skipping Friday, October 8th for Fall break.

Please make plans to join us for this important study! If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elliott at


The weekly bible study and fellowship for career/singles meets at 5:30 PM Sunday evenings at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Suzanne Nimon, Lincoln Ely, Dave Angotti, Zig and Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, and Elizabeth Holton.
Expecting: Please pray for the Prinzingers and Passeurs, both expecting in November.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); Amos and Jessica Williams (RUF at Alabama A&M); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.

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