Community Presbyterian Church

Community Presbyterian Church


I hope there was enough cake to go around. Looks like a good group.
What a perfect evening. The turkey dinner was fantastic and the tribute to our veterans was great. Glad so many were able to attend. Thanks to Lisa Gillaspy and Pastor Dawn for organizing this event!!👍❤️
Mary just received in the mail that her mammogram is negative!
Mary is doing very well. She had a cat-scan and the only cancer present is the lesions on her liver. They are shrinking. She appreciates everyone's prayers. She is feeling very positive about being cancer free eventually. Thanks to all the people at Community for prayers & cards.
Hello my church family just update on Linda's mom she just got called home to be her heavenly Farther about 7:25 pm today thank for your and continues prayers for Linda and her Family
Good morning my Church family some of you know my wife Linda's mom is very ill an Linda is in Boston, till tomorrow helping to take care of her, so please keep her family an mom in your prayers as well as Linda thank
Thank you, Pastor Dawn, for the beautiful Palm Sunday Service.
Beautiful photo of the sanctuary during Advent.
Thanks,Pastor Dawn. Your worship material was comforting. We are continually praying.

Community Presbyterian Welcomes Everyone! From different places and religious backgrounds, we are all one community of faith! Join us for joyful worship, warm fellowship, and meaningful service.

Mission: Community Presbyterian Church exists that all people may . . . - KNOW the love of God in Jesus Christ - GROW as disciples of Jesus Christ - GO share the love of Jesus Christ

Presbyterian Outlook

A great family activity for today!

The disciples meet the risen Jesus — here's an activity families can do together this week to learn the story from Luke 24


Children’s Sermon
April 26, 2020

This is "APRIL 26 2020 CHILDRENS SERMON" by CPC Englewood on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

APRIL 26 2020

Worship April 26, 2020, The Third Sunday of Easter
Sermon: “Where Jesus Meets Us”
Gospel Lesson: Luke 24:13-35

This is "APRIL 26 2020" by CPC Englewood on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Mision Peniel

What a blessing to be able to share a beautiful assortment of fruit and vegetables along with non-perishables week after week on Fridays! Once again we give thanks to our food bank, Cultivate Abundance garden partners, church contributions and additional SW Florida community partners who make it possible for us to distribute nutritious food each week. This week we were able to serve 512 community friends! Pastor Miguel and his 🤎 potato reminded us all of God’s call to love with all our heart and to serve others in our midst with great compassion. Special thanks to our “COVID Response Team” who keep showing up for Friday distribution! We also give thanks to all who continue to lift the work of the mission up in prayer, those who help load the food, make masks and for those who have shared financial gifts. God’s abundant blessings lead us forward!

[04/25/20]   We stay at home now,
so that when we gather again,
no one is missing.

Cute idea as a project for kids—-of all ages!
(If you try it, be sure to post a photo!)

Englewood Area Cancer Foundation

Here is a handy guide to timely services and support from the American Cancer Society.

St. David's Jubilee Center of Englewood Florida

Sending a big Thank You to Steve Reed for coordinating this morning's food drive to benefit Englewood Helping Hands and the Jubilee Center, St. David's Episcopal Church. A special thank you to All the Residents of Rotonda West for the unbelievable food and toiletries donated! We are so very blessed by the outpouring generosity! On behalf of the clients we serve...Thank you!

To see the official food drive stats

This is a challenging time, but we can use this time to develop new spiritual practices that will help grow closer to God in ALL times! One great spiritual practice is journaling.
Here is a free, downloadable Bible Journaling resource from Christian Book to help you get started.

Kids learning at home? Christian Book is offering this FREE downloadable Home Schooling planner! Check it out!

Englewood Meals on Wheels

Thank you so much to Carol and the others at Dollar General! They called and said they wanted to donate a few cases of toilet paper for our clients. Imagine our surprise and delight when we got there for pick up and there were so many items donated that we had to call friends to bring a truck. Besides toilet paper, Meals on Wheels got toothpaste, body and hand soap, lotions, shampoo, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, disinfectant sprays, cases of chips, and so much more! Thank you Dollar General!

Information from Sarasota County

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 in the state of Florida using the Department of Health dashboard. ➡

Click the individual counties on the right side of the page to find county-by-county data and additional information about populations and demographics within the zip codes. For the latest information in Sarasota County, visit #COVID19

As of April 19, here's where #SRQCounty COVID-19 cases have been detected in the county. This map was produced using data generated by the DOH to be searchable by zip code.

The data provided in the maps may differ because the local heat map incorporates data based on the physical address at the time of illness. The state reports data by zip code of residence. The local heat maps are designed as a planning tool to help the DOH better understand disease transmission and prevalence in our community.

Charlotte County resources

Keep up to date with the latest local COVID-19 updates from the Charlotte County Emergency Management Office. Learn about area resources and opportunities as they become available.

Simply text CharCoCares to 888-777 to opt-in. The service is free; message and data rates may apply.

A good reminder.

It's been two weeks since Governor DeSantis issued a Safer At Home order (Executive Order 20-91) this order is in effective through April 30.

This order limits movement to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities. Additionally, you may leave your home to obtain essential services such as food, gas, medical care, and other necessities.

Recreational activities, consistent with social distancing guidelines, such as walking, biking or running are also deemed allowable.

For more information on the executive order or COVID-19 visit


Children’s Sermon
April 19, 2020

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APRIL 19 2020

April 19, 2020

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April 19 is the Second Sunday of Easter!
Join us for online worship with beautiful music from our pipe organ, scripture, prayers, and the sermon, “Locked Doors.”
Worship and Children’s Sermon will be posted on the website at 8:00 a.m.

Mision Peniel

"Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people." --Mother Teresa
Today’s “Peniel light” brought to you by families receiving ice cream treats on a hot afternoon, people expressing concern for the reality of these times but finding grace and compassion with those they meet at the mission, volunteers whose eyes shine bright about the face masks masks worn, partner food banks (Midwest and Harry Chapin) that help sustain us with food to distribute week after week, our partnership with Cultivate Abundance that works alongside the mission to bring in fresh produce from area farms and gardens (ECHO, 12 Seasons Farms, Covenant Pres Church, Lehigh Pres Church), volunteers coming specifically to be able to communicate with our Haitian community friends, masks made with love by so many individuals and church friends of Misión Peniel and distributed directly to farmworkers through the CIW on Friday afternoon, the abundance of prayers lifted up and supportive actions taken to be in solidarity with our vulnerable farmworkers and their families in these times, financial and food commodity support by familiar and new friends of the mission...
Once again, in the midst of what can be dark and heavy times, the radiance of God’s light is carried by so many! We thank God for the ongoing blessings of such available light! If you would like to learn more about the mission or consider a donation, please visit our website or leave us a message here. We are in this together! 💜🙏🏽✝️

PMA board discusses how Presbyterians react, respond, recover from coronavirus The impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Presbyterian churches is real and just beginning to be understood — with congregations reporting declining giving; with church members and staff becoming ill with COVID-19; with immigrant fellowships and congregations of color being especially challenged; ...

Englewood Meals on Wheels

We are currently looking for full-time residents to permanently be a part of our kitchen crew. The hours would be 7am-11am one day per week and would be helping the cook prepare and get the meals ready to be delivered. If interested, please message us so we can get you in touch with the kitchen coordinator. Current safety measures are in place following CDC guidelines, including sanitizing and wearing masks in the kitchen. If this is a volunteer opportunity that interests you, we'd love to have you!

Englewood Meals on Wheels

Thank you to delivery teams getting the meals safely to our clients. Thank you Rotonda Mask Makers for making us masks!

Wishing everyone a joyous Easter!


Easter Children’s Message
April 12, 2020

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APRIL 12 2020

Easter Celebration of the Resurrection!
April 12, 2020

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

"Beloved people of God, on this most holy night, the Great Easter Vigil,
when our Savior Jesus Christ passed from death to life,
we gather with the world
in vigil and prayer."

Prayer and text courtesy of the Book of Common Worship which is available from the PCUSA Store at

Mision Peniel

In the midst of darker times, we find the blessings of God’s light: Light on the faces of those who share in the outreach of the mission as volunteers and community members, Light from the hearts of those reaching out with words of appreciation and gestures of support, light, Light on all the donations of food and funds that allow us to keep serving, Light from prayers uplifted for our farmworker community, Light that inspires compassion and creativity for working through obstacles, Light that reminds us each day and week and beyond, that we are in this together and that some of Gods brightest Light can be seen and felt in all the ways we lean into it with hope and perseverance.

Blessings on all our more humble Easter celebrations this year. May the witness of the cross bring us renewed hope in the midst of despair, light in the midst of darkness, and loving transformation in the midst uncertainty and doubt! "Every morning is Easter morning from now on..."

Presbyterian Outlook

Prayer for Holy Saturday: When all hope is lost and we see no way for goodness to overcome evil, God, come to our aid. When darkness overwhelms us and paralyzing uncertainty fells us, God, come to our side. When the liminal space between cross and resurrection feels eternal, God, come abide with us. Amen.

Join us for worship online tomorrow as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!
The service will be posted on the church website at 8:00 AM.

APRIL 10 2020

Good Friday Service
April 10, 2020

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

"Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The hours of noon to 3 p.m. are particularly significant as these commemorate the time Jesus hung on the cross. It is an especially important time to pray for the church and the world for whom Christ gave his life." More information and history about Good Friday can be found at

APRIL 9 2020

Maundy Thursday Worship Service
April 9, 2020

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Maundy Thursday Worship, April 9, 2020

Worship with us on Maundy Thursday, as we remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. The service will be on the church website at 5:00 pm. The Presbyterian Church has authorized “virtual communion “ during the pandemic, so you may want to have your own bread and cup at home (you don’t have to have grape juice; any beverage will be fine). Or if you prefer, you may hold the elements in your heart, instead of your hands.

Englewood Meals on Wheels

Thank you Rotonda West Mask Makers for 48 masks!

Englewood Meals on Wheels

I've been going into our office every day for a week now and I have seen so many people drop by with donations. We've received coolers (still need some), handmade cards for our clients, a few bandana masks, food donations from restaurants and grocery stores and also some monetary donations. Thank you Englewood for your generosity!

[04/08/20]   SCAM ALERT!
Sadly, in times like this, con artists are quick to take advantage of people's good intentions. The Presbytery Office notified us today that in at least two different congregations in our Presbytery, people received emails claiming to be from their pastor, asking for money or gift cards. Someone used the first part of the pastor's email address, but changed the last part, so at first glance it appeared legitimate. If you receive a message like that claiming to be from our pastor, or any other pastor, please be advised that it is a scam. Delete and do not respond, and please let the church office know if you receive one!

Another common scam going around right now is the "grandchild scam." Someone will call or email pretending to be your grandchild or other family member. They say they need money for some kind of emergency, and ask for money to be wired, or for gift cards to be purchased. Please beware of this kind of scam! If you have any question, please hang up immediately and call your family member. This particular scam often surfaces in times of crisis, because people are more likely to believe that a loved one is in trouble and needs help.

Also, remember that neither the IRS nor any government agency will call you and ask for personal information like your SS# or bank account information.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have been victimized and need help, please call a trusted family member or call the pastor or church office. We are here to help.

Be sure to join us for online Holy Week Services! The Maundy Thursday service (including communion) will be posted on the church website Thursday at 5:00 PM, Good Friday service posted at noon on Friday, and then the joyful celebration of the resurrection will be posted Sunday at 8:00 AM!

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday
Our bell was not quiet!
Even though we cannot be together in person, we are together in our hearts.

Please go to the church website for the Children’s Message!

Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

APRIL 5 2020

Palm Sunday Worship
April 5, 2020

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During the pandemic, the Presbyterian Church Office of the General Assembly has approved “virtual communion.” CPC traditionally celebrates the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month, as well as Maundy Thursday. For those services, you are invited to participate in the sacrament at home with your own bread and cup, or by holding the elements in your heart instead of your hands.

Join us for Palm Sunday Worship online! April 5, 2020
The service will be posted on the church website at 8:00 a.m.

Presbyterian Outlook

Creator God, we are grateful for cats who purr obliviously on our laps, for dogs eager to go for walks, for birds chirping outside our windows and squirrels scampering across the grass — each of them a reminder that much of life continues uninterrupted, regardless of our anxiety and worry.

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Palm Sunday
A message from Pastor Dawn to the CPC kids




405 S McCall Rd
Englewood, FL

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00
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