About our Church

All Are Welcome

There are many interesting events that happen each week at Community Presbyterian Church (CPC). Every Sunday following worship at about 11:10 am there is a time of fellowship and coffee (usually a little good food, also). This is a great time to get to know some of us, and for us to get to know you.

On Monday mornings at 10:00 am Pastor Christy leads an Antioch Bible Study at St. George’s Episcopal Church. On Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:30 am Pastor Will leads a time of Bible study and fellowship in the Stoneman Room. Our LGBTQ Film Series meets on a Thursday evening each month at 7:00 pm. This is another opportunity to get some great insights into the life of ECSM. Please check our home page or Newsletters to see what is being offered this month. You can also sign up for our weekly eBlasts that provides updated information on weekly events.

Each month, the Outreach Committee meets. View our Goggle calendar of events in the footer or the full version at the Calendar link on this page for the dates and times pf events. If you have an interest in how East County Shared Ministry is acting globally and locally, come and join us.

Open & Affirming Congregation

We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We invite all people to participate in our community and worship life including, but not limited to: believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and identities, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.

The Church and Neighborhood

East County Shared Ministry (CPC & FCCA) is very proud to have the historic Camp Stoneman Chapel as our home. Our ministers looks out on faces of all ages, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with diverse interests and professions. We thrive on our diversity and welcome the creative possibilities that come from our different viewpoints.

Located approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County, Pittsburg and East County has changed dramatically since the end of World War II. The population in the vicinity of the church has grown significantly as a number of new homes and suburban commuters have been moved into this area.

Mission

In following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg manifests being part of the body of Christ in the world by:

· Expressing Gods love as an open, inviting and accepting community of faith
· Providing opportunities for worship, fellowship, and spiritual growth
· Working toward a more just society by sharing generously our time, talents and resources with each other, our community, and the world.

Both CPC & FCCA has a high regard for mission outreach. The church supports global ministries by contributing through special offerings such as the Pentecost Offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, the Peacemaking Offering, and the Christmas Joy Offerings. We support our local food banks, and we collect food for organizations and individual families as well as Christmas gifts for the needy. When emergencies or special needs arise, our congregation has been very generous. Many individual church members are also very active in the community in education and philanthropic organizations.

Affiliation

We are a Union Congregation of the PC (USA) and the UCC.  The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) which has approximately 1.9 million members, over 10,000 congregations and 21,000 ordained ministers.  We are also a member of the United Church of Christ, affiliated with the Bay Association and the Northern California Nevada Conference.

CPC is the product of the 1971 merger of Community Congregational Church of Pittsburg – UCC, established 1865 and the First United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg – PC (USA), established 1953.  We are a diverse church family that values the traditions from which we have come, while looking to the future that God is calling us toward.