About CPC

“How very gChurch Buildingood and pleasant it is when sisters and brothers live together in unity!” – Psalm 133

At Community Presbyterian Church, we are an authentic community where Christian faith can be nourished and lived out in relationship with others. We invite all to come “just as you are” as we join together in discovering who it is that God is calling us to be. In saying we are “open minded”, we mean that we are not afraid of the questions…and we are willing to admit that we do not have all the answers. By “open hearted” we mean that God’s love compels us to look outward, toward the needs of our neighbors and of the world.   We would love to have you join us on this journey of faith.

Community Presbyterian Church is a proud member of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). We were founded by a group of Rochesterites who were committed to building a church based on the simple idea that Christians should be “open-hearted, open-minded.”  We’re located in Northwest Rochester, on 55th Street, just across from Sam’s Club.

We worship on Sunday mornings:

  • 9:30 am: Worship Service
  • 10:30 am (or so…) Fellowship time (coffee, juice, snacks)
  • 10:45 am: Education hour during the school year.  Offerings available for children and adults

What’s involved in a worship service at CPC?

On any given Sunday we have 80-100 people at our worship service.  We sing hymns, accompanied by a a wonderful pianist and the occasional flute or trumpet.  Our service always includes:congregational meeting

  • Scripture readings and a sermon
  • Time with children
  • Reflection during a musical interlude provided by our choir or our intergenerational bell choir, but sometimes a musical guest
  • Joys & Concerns, a time for anyone to ask for prayers of any kind
  • Coffee, juice, and snacks following the service

Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month, and is offered to everyone.

A nursery is available every Sunday from 9:15 through the end of fellowship time.

Our Congregation is led by Pastor Laurene Lafontaine, a dynamic, thoughtful, and inspiring pastor.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be an open hearted, open minded Christian community, sharing a ministry of

faith, hope, and love.

We are strongly rooted in the principles first modeled by Jesus Christ. Based on this foundation, “Open-Hearted, Open Minded” continues to be our guiding message. We welcome people of diverse lifestyles, perspectives and abilities. Ministry of faith means sharing God’s message by embracing and supporting all in time of need or joy. We believe strongly in the value of prayer and strive to provide opportunities for all to grow in their faith journey. We affirm the need for a broad education and worship experience for all ages. Our mission extends beyond our congregation to those in our immediate community and throughout the world. Mission means personally sharing time, talent, and finances as well as advocating for those in need.

What do we do besides go to church on Sunday?

CPC is a vibrant community that believes in having fun while doing God’s work.  We suspect that Jesus had a pretty good sense of humor, and that the Holy Spirit does her best work when we live with a sense of joy.  Check out the rest of our website to learn more:

  • Come Join Us

    Worship - 9:30 AM
    Sunday School - 10:45 AM

    Click on the "About" tab to find out more about Community Presbyterian Church!