One Neighborhood at a Time

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

By Barbara George, Director of Membership Development How do you build Community? One neighborhood at a time. My 8th grade class consisted of 53 students; classmates I had grown up with and known my whole, long life. Together we entered our high school of 4,000…1,000 in our freshman class. This …

Time-Out

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Articles, Staff Messages

By Dr. Paul Tucker, Co-Director of Music On June 3, at 5:30 a.m., I, along with 50 singers from the University of Kansas, flew to Los Angeles International airport for a week of rehearsals and a live concert/recording with my twin brother’s orchestra from the University of California, Irvine. Frankly, …

The Mountains Are Calling

Lara Schopp Articles, Community Camp, Staff Messages

By Anne Haraughty, Ministries Coordinator In about five weeks, a group of adventurers from Country Club Christian Church will be traveling to Estes Park, Colorado, for Christian Community Camp, led by Dr. Mike Graves and facilitated by April Booth and Rachel Clement. Some have been attending Community Camp for decades …

Thank You!

Lara Schopp Articles, Give, Staff Messages

I always get to write a newsletter article during the time you are responding to the stewardship campaign.  Coincidence? I don’t think so.  It is so I get to tell you each year how you amaze me.  This church can’t make the difference it makes without you! The gifts that …

Thank You

Lara Schopp Articles, Children & Families, Staff Messages

By Lindsay Howes, Director of Children’s Ministry It has been a joy and honor to serve these last five years as the Director of Children’s Ministries. Getting to know more families and children in our church community has been a blessing. Working with individuals from our church for Vacation Bible …

By Design

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

By Lara Schopp, Director of Communications Here’s my idea,” I say. I yammer on for about 10 minutes trying to explain what I’m thinking. My colleague Leslie Tenjack tilts her head to the side and makes ‘that’ face…the one I know means she has no idea what I’m talking about. …

No Way!

Lara Schopp Articles, Children & Families, Staff Messages

Lisa McCleish, Director of Early Childhood Programs The cold and snowy winter frequently prevented the children from playing outside the past few months. We are blessed to have large spaces like the Social Hall and the Pine Room where we can run around and use up some of that endless …

Snow Days

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

By Lara Schopp, Director of Communications The snow crunches under my running shoes. I exhale a white cloud, inhale ice crystals. My fleece, thermal socks and ear warmer have coordinating bright orange details. I have cabin fever and have decided frigid temps, gray skies and slush-covered streets won’t keep me …

Reflections on Pathways

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

Anne Haraughty, Ministries Coordinator If you were fortunate enough to attend Pathways to Learning last Sunday morning, you may still be digesting the information that was presented. Pakou Ker, Principal and Lead Organizer of the Tseng Development Group, led the first of two sessions concerning racial equity. She challenged us …

Staying Informed

Lara Schopp Staff Messages

Lara Schopp, Director of Communications W hen Glen Miles was the Senior Minister, he used to tell a story about good-hearted and well-intentioned lay leader who was passionate about a church project. “Glen, we’ve got to tell more people about this. Nobody knows it’s happening. We need to promote it. …

The World Turns

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

Paul Cutelli, Director of Technology “…I hope that the world turns and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, …

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Lara Schopp Articles, Staff Messages

By Lara Schopp, Director of Communication A photographer friend once told me that to get one good photo, you have to take 100 shots. This was back before every mobile phone came with a decent quality camera, and I was still shooting film using 24 or 36 exposure rolls. Today, …