SERVICE OF RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBER  ANDREA ZURITA-BURLA

On September 23, we were pleased to welcome a new member into our congregation, 
Andrea Zurita-Burlacu.  Rev. Moira Ahearne officiated, assisted by Elder Gary Stuber.  
 WELCOME ANDREA!
             CPC BBQ ON CHURCH FRONT LAWN
Twenty-nine backpacks were collected for the Backpack Project!
                            August, 2018
Our church decided to donate backpacks filled with school supplies to the Freeport Food
Pantry.  A total of 29 backpacks plus supplies were donated!  They were filled by the
congregation on Sunday, August 19 and will be brought to the Food Pantry.  Thank you
all for your generous donations and your time!
Wedding of Deborah Lee and Elliot McConnell, August 11, 2018
Joseph, Esther, and Deborah Lee were active members of CPC, CPC Choir and CPC
Handbells. Joseph and Esther now reside in Seoul, Korea and Deborah teaches in
Ann Arbor, MI.  We wish Deborah and Elliot many blessings on their marriage and hope
that members of the family will visit CPC in the near future!
           NEWEST MEMBER OF CPC CHURCH FAMILY!
Congratulations to Mary and Peter Williams on the birth of Christopher James born, February 26,
2018 weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz.  Both mother and son are doing fine and big sisters, Lily and Emma
are elated!
OLD FASHIONED HYMN SING WITH GUEST SOLOISTS AND SPEAKERS JULY 15, 2018
Favorite hymns were sung with conviction this past Sunday as the congregation chose
meaningful hymns to sing and told why they were important to them.  We had guest singers
(check out our video section!) and guest speakers.  Applause could be heard at the end of
this inspiring worship service!
               RECOGNITION SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018
Flowers were given with thanks to each CPC Choir member,
our wonderful Sunday School teachers, and Charlie, who has
the very important job of organizing and providing refreshments
following church worship service every Sunday!
                  YOUTH SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018
                        MOTHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 13

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHURCH.  MOST WORE RED INCLUDING OUR CHOIR!
         GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY with special music by Christopher Donohue and Brian Donohue
         as we bid farewell to Rev. Joan and welcomed Rev. Moira to CPC.
          PEACEMAKING SUNDAY AT CPC
For the past twenty-five years CPC has sponsored a Peacemaking essay contest for students
in the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD.  This year two high school winners were chosen:  Ekaterina
Fakinos from John F. Kennedy High School and Brianna McDonough from Calhoun High School.
We were so pleased to honor both of these two young peacemakers!
Great fun was had by all during the Children's Sermon given by MaryJane Gould, one of our
excellent Sunday School teachers at CPC!  The children answered riddles such as, "How did
the piano get out of jail?" (used it's keys--haha).  At the end, the children recited the words
of John 3:16 in answer to a question by MaryJane.  A wonderful experience for everyone!
In the Pulpit this Sunday was Joseph Finck.  He is a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister in the
Episcopal Church and it was a great pleasure to have him with us!
Please note the picture of our two terrific Sunday School teachers, Lily Nelson and MaryJane
Gould.  We are so fortunate to have them teaching here at CPC!
Included are some of the Holy Humor Sunday special booklet enclosed with our bulletin for
you to chuckle and enjoy!
     EASTER SUNDAY AT CPC WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL YOUTH
                                                             PALM SUNDAY
                                                  EASTER EGG HUNT WITH A TWIST!
                         PALM SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR
                         CHRISTMAS 2017
Christmas Play afterglow with a delicious dinner and
  a visit from Santa Claus!
Mona and Diane light the third advent candle.
         WOMEN'S NOEL LUNCHEON
PRESENTATION OF GIFTS FOR THE HARVEST TABLE BY OUR
SUNDAY SCHOOL YOUTH.
Celebrating a successful Garage Sale and the induction of Al Lewis into The Brooklyn USA
Athletic Association Hall of Fame!
WELCOME REV. JOAN FINCK!
We welcome Rev. Joan Finck to Community Presbyterian Church
of Merrick as Interim Pastor. 
Fond Farewell to Rev. Ralph Wright and Welcome Rev. Joan Finck
Rev. Ralph Wright explains Elements of Rosh Hashanah to Sunday School Youth
                                            and helpers!
WELCOME BACK CHOIR AND SUNDAY SCHOOL!
WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY BRUNCH!
WELCOME BACK CPC CHOIR!
Choir begins this Sunday, September 10, 2017.  We will rehearse at 9:00AM and lead the singing
for worship service at 10:00AM.  Immediately following our welcome back brunch, we will
have a rehearsal to prepare for the coming Sundays. 
                         SUNDAY, JULY 2 CHURCH SERVICE
                         INDEPENDENCE DAY RECOGNIZED
              CHILDREN'S SERVICE, SUNDAY, JUNE 18
    COFFEE HOUR, FATHER'S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 18
CHOIR RECOGNITION, JUNE 18
Our CPC Choir was thanked for their service this year.  They
each received a lovely plant to honor their faithful service.
MOTHER'S DAY AT CPC, MERRICK

Our Sunday School children
distributed white carnations to
the congregation on Mother's
Day while Jo Gencorelli played
a beautiful Mother's Day Tribute
on the piano.  Not only did Jo
compose the music, but she also
wrote beautiful words.  The
congregation had an opportunity
to sing the words along with Jo.

A lovely coffee hour followed
featuring a delicious Mother's
Day cake!

Pastor Ralph Wright tells the Sunday School children about
how Monks shaped simple flour and water dough into praying
hands for food used especially during Lent since food choices
were limited.

Fran Kelly stands next to the children with a big container
of pretzels that were distributed to the children and to the
whole congregation!

Where did Jesus go......apparently, he's working in New Orleans
Easter with the Easter Bunny & Gus Gus the pretend 
Easter Bunny
Fundraiser for Seraphina and her family!
The church hosted a dance recital for
 a member of Ryan Dance Academy 
who has been stricken ill.  It raised 
$3400 for medical expenses. 
Pastor Carter Travels to Taiwan to Perform a Wedding
2014 Pumpkin Festival
Brave folks at the horror house in Melville
ALOHA / WELCOME BACK SUNDAY
SUMMER RETREAT WITH KALAM CHURCH
Golfing with some of the congregation
PENTECOST SUNDAY
CHURCH BIRTHDAY CAKE
PASTOR CARTER OVERCOME BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
SUNDAY SCHOOLERS BLOW OUT CANDLE
Christmas Play
see the little angel give Baby Jesus to her dad
Candlelight Walk through Old Bethpage Village Restoration
CHRISTMAS DINNER with GINGERBREAD HOUSES, SANTA, GAMES AND A REAL SNOWBALL FIGHT!
ADVENT WREATH MAKING
CELTIC CELEBRATION with BAGPIPERS, HIGHLAND DANCERS, JUGGLERS AND A BLUEGRASS BAND
Blessing of the Teddy Bears



Pastor Carter's Welcome BBQ