Independent and United Church of Christ
Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula
On Carmel Valley Rd. between Carmel Middle School and Rancho Canada Golf and Country Club
(831) 624-8595

Acceptance     +    Nurture    +    Service    +    Grace

Since 1963
Welcome to
Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula      4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923   
PO Box 222811 Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-8595    FAX: (831) 624-8927

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
(Music Prelude 9:50 a.m.)
a unique blend of contemporary and traditional
with Pastor Paul Wrightman
(Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ)

Godly Play Church School during second half of service     
Childcare provided       Coffee Fellowship at 11:00 a.m.
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On September 21, 2014 the membership of Community Church of the Monterey
Peninsula voted to become a "dual track" church, both Independent and United
Church of Christ.  Please see the article by Pastor Paul in the November issue of
our church newsletter,
Beyond Sunday, for more details (click link to open).
Come home to us!
Planning your
wedding?

Please save, rinse and crush your
recyclable aluminum beverage cans
and plastic bottles (NO GLASS), and
bring them to the receptacles at
church.  (Only clean beverage
containers, please, no food cans.)  The
proceeds raised go toward bus passes
and other needs of the men in the
I-HELP program.
Thank you!!
ENGAGING THE
BIBLE
PRAYING & WORSHIPPING AS ONE:
As an extension of our community of
prayer and worship, we hold a Bible
study/worship service on Saturdays at
10 a.m. at the Chinatown shelter in
Salinas.  They have a book in which
participants write prayers and wish to
unite these unseen/unspoken prayers
with ours at Community Church.  
Although private, and for God’s eyes
only, this book is  brought regularly and
placed on the small table of candles lit
during our prayer time-a small sign of
our solidarity with them as we are one
with them in Christ, and in our shared
humanity.    
~Elizabeth Wrightman
Ongoing Movie
Discussion
Wednesdays
12:15 - 1:15 p.m
Audio Files
of
Recent
Sermons
CLICK
HERE
Conversations
with God
2012 Sermon
Series
by Pastor Paul
in Document
Format (PDF)  

CLICK HERE
TILE PROJECT
A tile for our Memory Wall in Woodhull Hall may be purchased in memory of or to
CCMP with the name for your tile, or call Pam Klaumann (624-8759).
The Towel Team Ministry collects towels from hotels and thrift
stores around the Peninsula.  The towels are sorted, bundled, and
delivered to various ministries in the county who help people without
permanent homes get showers and stay clean.
Towel Team
Ministries
a CCMP Community
Outreach Program
ALTAR FLOWERS
and
SPECIAL REQUEST
MUSIC
a delightful way to honor
or memorialize
someone
special,
celebrate an anniversary,
birth or birthday
or simply
enjoy contributing
something lovely
to Sunday worship
Call or email Carole 624-8595
Interested in
joining the
prayer chain?
Call the
church for
details.
DONATIONS!  
Please bring nonperishable food items
when you come to church; they will be
distributed in our local community
through the Food Pantry at St. Mary’s
Church in Pacific Grove.   
You will notice our food basket as you
enter the Narthex
(front entrance of the Sanctuary).   
This is a year-round project of our
Missions Committee.
If you would like to be a part of this vital ministry,
please call Patricia Henry at 624-3288.
Click HERE for a
slide show of last year's
Blessing of the Animals
October 5, 2013
Click here for KSBW news clip
(following Butterfly Parade
coverage)
Lion's Garden Woodcut
by
Elizabeth Wrightman
used with the artist's
permission and
our
gratitude!  
More of Elizabeth's original art
may be found at
www.wouldgodmilkagoat.com  
Click HERE to hear
member Patricia
Henry's heartfelt
description
last November
of what CCMP has
come to mean in
their lives.
Mid-Week Communion Service
Wednesdays at Noon       Outcalt Chapel
Meditative         Interdenominational         Peaceful
Sunday, December 21
10 a.m.
(Prelude Music 9:50 a.m.)

Reverend Paul Wrightman
Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ

"The Origin and Deeper Meaning of
Christmas Presents"

Jean Widaman, Music Director
Eric Rowe,  Accompanist
with the CCMP Choir
Assistive Listening Devices Now Available!
Families
and
Children
are especially welcome at
Godly Play Sunday School
every Sunday with Linda Lyon
Click
here  for more information.
CANS FOR CAREERS
(and plastic bottles too!)
HEALING OUR
IMAGE OF GOD
2014 SERMON
SERIES  
CLICK HERE
MANY THANKS
to the volunteers from CCMP and Sun Street
Centers (SSC) who teamed up to park
nearly 1,000 cars on the church grounds during a
Porsche event at neighboring Rancho Canada!
We were able to donate nearly $5000 to their
program in Salinas. SSC houses 54 men with
addiction issues. The program has saved many of
these homeless and borderline men's lives.  Once
recovered, many find and reconnect with family
and learn opportunities for success. Visit their
website or Facebook page for more information.
One Starfish Safe Parking Program
has begun at CCMP. The program aims to
provide a safe overnight parking place for
women and their children who seek refuge in
their cars. Approved by the CCMP Board of
Governors, we provide five parking spaces
between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.  The One
Starfish program
screens participants and
provides suppo
rtive services, including a
Port-a-potty and water, and carries liability
insurance.  For complete details please see
the article in the
October  "Beyond Sunday"
church newsletter
(click to open)
BLESSING
OF THE
ANIMALS
Sunday,
November 2
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
on the Labyrinth
Many thanks to all who
helped and/or participated in
our Second Annual
Audio Files of Recent Sermons CLICK HERE
URGENTLY
NEEDED:
WARM CLOTHING,
PARTICULARLY JACKETS,
COATS, SHOES, SOCKS,
SCARVES, GLOVES, ETC.
FOR THE MEN IN OUR
I-HELP PROGRAM!
The CCMP Missions
Department
invites you to help
homeless women through
the Women Alive! program
at Dorothy's Place
(click here)
xz

Join us for
our Traditional
Candlelight
Christmas Eve Service!

Wednesday, December 24
at 7 p.m.

Lessons and Carols
with Reverend Paul Wrightman

Special Music
Special Guest Musicians
and Vocalists, including Lillie Lemon
Open Wed-Sat.
12 - 4 p.m
It's Advent, and artist Edyth
Plamondon's beautiful creche has
returned to our Sanctuary.  

Click
here to read local author Lisa
Crawford Watson's December 2007
article about this one-of-a-kind
community treasure, and how it came
to live at CCMP.
Open Every Week:
Wednesday thru Saturday
12 - 4 p.m.

We welcome your donations
every Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
or during shop hours