Youth Programs and Activities
Families, children, and youth are a vital part of our congregation, participating in the full range of activities offered at CPC: worship, mission, and fellowship.
Active children’s choirs and youth bell choirs meet weekly and perform during Sunday morning worship throughout the school year. These groups also put on a very popular annual “Plum Pudding Festival” at Christmas, comprising music of all types and skits.
We have two youth groups - for grades 5-8 ("The People's Group") and for grades 9-12 ("The Montreaters") - that meet several times each month for fellowship, service projects, and study. A yearly highlight for youth grades 9-college is our church-supported attendance at a Montreat Summer Youth Conference. CPC also helps younger children attend summer church camps.
Other activities throughout the year include children of all ages and their parents. Outings for movies, hiking, biking, and skating are always popular, with a church-wide trip to West Virginia for snow-tubing the most popular outing of all.
Our playground, behind the church, is available for use by all our children, and, on any given day, teems with happy activity.
Women are organized into two active circles (Bethany and Merry Hearts) and one Home Circle for Bible study, service, and fellowship. Circle meetings are held every month, except in July, August, and December. The women support PW at the Presbytery, Synod, and Churchwide levels. A yearly calendar of activities focuses on various themes or projects.
CPC Men's Group
Men participate in various activities each year. One of their most popular activities is the making of apple butter in the fall as a fund raiser for projects, such as providing some funding for youth and children to attend camps and conferences.