Expect to be


Our worship services are at 10 am every Sunday morning.
We would love to have you join us! 

Worship is the most important thing we do as human beings.

As the Westminster Catechism says, “The chief end of humanity is to glorify God and enjoy God forever.”  It is in worship that people experience God’s love and grace, and then are empowered to go out and share that love with the world.

Worship at CPC

What to Expect

Expect to be welcomed!  This is a warm and caring congregation, and we want you to feel at home.

What to Wear

Wear what makes you comfortable!  Some men wear jackets and ties, while others wear polos or sport shirts.  Some women wear slacks, and others wear dresses.  You’ll even see people in Hawaiian shirts or shorts.  What matters is not what you wear, but that you are here!

Where to Park

The sanctuary is located on the corner of McCall Road and Church Street, facing Lemon Bay.  The main parking lot is just south of the sanctuary, next to the church office and fellowship hall.  There are plenty of handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot and on the Church Street side of the sanctuary.  You may enter the sanctuary through the main doors or the side doors.

What You'll Experience

Entering the sanctuary, your eyes will be drawn to the beautiful stained glass window at the front of the worship space.  You’ll hear music from our talented choir and organist.  You may choose to sing from the hymnal or read the same words printed on overhead screens.  Our pastor preaches sermons that are engaging, thought-provoking, and Biblically-based, using stories, humor, and life experiences to help the written word become the word of life for you.  We hope you’ll leave feeling closer to God and better equipped to live your daily life!

How to Get to Know People

Come to Hospitality Hour after worship! Every Sunday, we have coffee and refreshments after worship in Kastner Hall (our fellowship hall next door to the sanctuary). This is a great opportunity to meet people and learn more about the church.

Music at CPC

Discover the joy of sound created by our music team every week.

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With natural gifts in caregiving, Buffett is well-suited to be a pastoral care dog. He and his handler, Pastor Dawn, went through training and passed tests in order for him to become a Certified Pet Therapy Dog. Therapy Dogs are different than Service or Emotional Support Animals, in that they provide support for other people, rather than their owners. Church members regularly drop by the church office to visit Buffett. In addition to providing care in the church office, Buffett and Pastor Dawn volunteer in the community through Suncoast Humane Society.
Frank and Cathy moved to Naples, FL in 1996. Frank retired from the Newton, MA Police Department after 30 years of service. Cathy worked with special education students in Ohio. They were married in 1999. They have six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Frank and Cathy moved from Naples to Englewood and love the small-town atmosphere.
Jeanne Jessup has been a member of Community Presbyterian Church since 1997. Before coming to Englewood, she was an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania for thirty years. At CPC, Jeanne has served as elder, sang in the Church Choir and served, for a time, as interim choir director. Jeanne has been CPC Bell Choir Director since 2002. She has, for over ten years, been ringing bells with the ‘Distinctly Bronze’, a national audition bell choir. Jeanne invites everyone to join in ringing bells. “You do not need to know how to read music,” she says. “If you can count to four, I can teach you how to ring bells.”
Linda earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ/Church Music at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and her Master of Church Music degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. She continued with pre-doctoral work at Southern Seminary and holds a certificate in choral studies from Cambridge University of Cambridge, England. Linda has served as a fulltime director of music, education and youth in three American Baptist churches, and also taught private piano and organ students. After nine years in the pharmaceutical industry, she returned to music, and for seven years, she taught middle school students, along with her church position as organist, handbell director, youth choir accompanist and adult choir director in Noank, CT. Linda now resides in Venice, FL. She is a chauffeur, maid and butler to a very large German Shepherd.
Rebecca joined CPC and became the Finance Secretary in October 2016. She is a retired licensed Professional Engineer with a BSCE from Purdue University. After practicing consulting engineering for over 20 years in NYC, she retired to manage her multiple rental properties. After her husband of 32 years’ death in 2009, she moved back to Indiana to help care for her mother, where she started a second career in accounting. In 2015 she moved permanently to her Englewood condominium, which she had been enjoying since 1999. She serves as her 48-unit condominium association president and volunteers at the Englewood Meals on Wheels.
Lisa joined the CPC staff in 2017 and has twenty years of experience in nursing, has been a Hospice Volunteer, and has care giving experience through the church. Lisa enjoys being an active member in the life of the church and has served as an Elder. Lisa and her husband, John, have been married for thirty-six years and are originally from Indiana. They have lived in Englewood full time since 2014. They have two adult children and a Westie named Millie.

Michelle has lived in Florida since 1979, when her family moved from Illinois to Englewood. Michelle graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1984 and continued her education at SCF. Michelle has worked at CPC since 2000. Michelle has been married to Adam since 1986 and they have three sons, four grandsons, one granddaughter and two dogs, Fergus and Maggie.