Book Club – Second Saturday every other month at 1:00 pm
Compton Book Club is a chance for fellowship and discussion. We meet in the room next to the kitchenette. Our book for December 8, 2018 – “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
50 minute routine using the DVD “Stretch and Strength for Seniors” with Anne Pringle Burnell The group meets on the top floor in the nursery classroom.
Prayer Shawl Knitting/Crocheting Group
First Thursday of each month 7:00 PM
The Prayer Shawl Knitting and Crocheting group is both an outreach and a nurture ministry. It is a powerful means of outreach to those who are ill, grieving, or in need of special care in some way; both those in the congregation and beyond. Prayer Shawls are made by members of the group, and then blessed by the congregation on a Sunday morning. When they are given, they are a reminder to the recipient that he or she is wrapped in the love of God. If you knit or crochet (or you would like to learn) come join us. For that matter, if you would just like to enjoy coffee/tea and conversation in a relaxed group – just come be with us!
We alternate our meeting places, so check to see where we meet next month!
Compassionate Listening Practice Group
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month 6:30 – 8:30 pm
For those who would like to practice compassionate listening in your life. CL is a vital resource for reconciling work in healing racism and conflict in communities throughout the world as well as in our family and work relationships. This group meets monthly and you may begin participation at any time. This is facilitated by our pastor, who has received and continues training as a facilitator with the Compassionate Listening Project.
“WSPR” – Wednesday Share and Prayer – 6pm to 7pm each Wednesday
About mid-week, many of us need to hear the whisper of God’s presence and the whispers of assurance in a community of faith! WSPR (pronounced “whisper”) is a one hour gathering to nurture our hearts, our faith, and to share in prayer. WSPR takes different forms, but it always has the two elements of Faith Sharing and Prayer. Sometimes we discuss a topic. Sometimes there is a Vespers service Other times there is Bible Study and Prayer. We often use art and music to open our hearts to God and to Breath in the world.
Always it is a time of connection with each other and with God; a time to renew our spirits and connect with our community mid- week! We hope you will plan to add this special hour in the middle of your week to connect with your community, God, and yourself!
Listen! The still small voice is speaking! It may be a WSPR.
Our music director is David French.
The Compton Heights Choir is a wonderful group – relaxed and fun AND creating beautiful music to help the congregation worship God! We do not understand the role of the choir as “performance,” but as worship leadership! At CHCC, the choir sits within the congregation to lead the congregation in song. For special music the choir then comes out of the congregation to pray and praise through song. All choir preparation and practice takes place on Sundays to allow the most people to participate. Choir practice is from 12:30 – 1:30 each Sunday afternoon. Then on Sunday mornings the choir gathers at 9:15 AM to warm-up and practice for that morning’s music.
Please join us.
Ministry Roots ‘n Groups
The ministry of this congregation is rooted in the faith, passion, and commitments of the people who gather. Someone felt a call to knit prayer shawls for those who need to feel enfolded in prayer, so she pulled a group together. Someone brought the idea of taking coffee and hot cocoa to the street to serve and greet the community on Friday mornings, and “Happy Friday” was born. Some had a passion for the gifts and ministry of LGBTQI people in the church, and we began the process to grow as an Open and Affirming congregation. Out of our passion for justice we responded after Michael Brown was killed by the police in Ferguson, and what emerged was our engagement in Sacred Conversations on Race and our growth in racial justice ministry.
So folks gather every other month to dream, share ideas, and plan ministry that reflects the hospitality of Jesus, the vision of God’s peace and justice, and the creativity of the Spirit in this time and place. When you bring your self to Ministry Roots ‘N Groups, you have opportunities to use your gifts and to discover new possibilities.
The Ministry Groups at this time are:
Faith Sharing & Teaching – planning for worship, spiritual growth, Christian education, and evangelism
Outreach & Stewardship – planning for the congregation’s mission involvement, peace and justice ministries, and ongoing sense of what it means to be stewards of all that God gives us.
Community Life & Communication – planning for everything from newsletter and website communication to church signage and the values that our building communicates. This group has worked on our accessibility and use of our resources in becoming more ‘green.’
Planning for life of the congregation through sharing meals, fun events, and ways of staying connected with each other. This includes care for those in grief, and those who are ill.