Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church is a congregation that 
values a diversity of belief. Whether you're full of faith or full of doubt, 
you'll find people who have been there and accept you for where you are.

We welcome all people to worship, pray, eat, seek spiritual answers and enjoy life within this community of faith. All are welcome!
Pumpkin Patch News
Hey CHPC Family!

The opening of our Pumpkin Patch is right around the corner and I could not be more excited! I hope you are making plans to volunteer, as there are multiple opportunities throughout the entire month of October, and we will need your help! If you are interested in signing up for various roles or have any questions, please reach out to me.

To that end, I have a few important dates for you to put on your calendars. First, please come this Sunday September 18th at 4pm in the gym to the Pumpkin Patch Planning Meeting. There we will go over volunteer training and signing up for our patch and the various events we will have through the month. Also, the pumpkins are rolling in! Please plan on coming to our Pumpkin unloading event on Friday September 30th at 4pm. We will need all hands on deck as we unload our pumpkins from the truck and place them into our patch. This is an important time to have as many people who are able to come, so please mark it in your calendar!

We’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again: this is an awesome opportunity for our church to foster community. Whether we are having fun together working for the patch or we are hosting guests from our greater community, I believe that God can do some awesome things through this ministry. And we really need volunteers to sign up in order for our pumpkin patch and October events for this to be a success.

Thanks again for considering helping out and I look forward to selling some pumpkins with you!

-Tyler P.
Thank You For Supporting The Youth!
The entire church is invited to show love to our youth group by providing meals for our Sunday night youth programming. Check out the link below to sign up and thank you for supporting this important ministry!
This Sunday in Worship
Come share the Peace of Christ with coffee and fellowship before worship beginning at 9:30 in the Parlor! All are welcome; hope to see you there!
Sunday's Scripture (NRSV):
2 Samuel 1:1-16
2 Samuel 5:1-5,9-10

Sermon Title:
"Settling In..."
Wish to worship with us again or during the week?

Click below to view last week's worship service.
Handbell Practice Begins Monday Night!
In I Corinthians 12:12-27, Paul reminds us that we are one body but many parts, that no part of the body is greater than another, and that it takes all of us to be whole. Handbells are a unique instrument because they require many hands (and many people) in order to be whole, in order to create beautiful music. 

CHPC has an amazing set of handbells and chimes. Would you like to help make our bells ring again by participating in our bell choir? All are welcome to participate in our first practice in the Sanctuary on Monday, September 19th at 7pm. Contact Doug at to learn more.
A Note From Kacee
Dear CHPC,

As I struggled to write this note, I kept finding myself thinking back to my initial job interview in October of 2020. When the hiring committee conducting my job interview asked about my faith, a nervous dread came over me. Until this job, my main experiences with church were the fire and brimstone varieties of my childhood. Consequently, I hadn’t voluntarily crossed the threshold of a church building in almost a decade. It wasn't that I had been spiritually sedentary, though. I just wasn't looking forward to answering what I presumed was a mainline version of "how is your walk?"

I answered something along the lines of “I’m not sure, and I’m not sure that I’ll ever be sure.” It was honest, and they understood. Maybe to a lifelong Presbyterian, this might not seem that extraordinary, but it was wildly affirming to someone raised to equate doubt with shame in terms of faith. This gracious level of understanding, my very first interaction with CHPC, filled me with gratitude.

And so, with September 25 approaching and my time with CHPC drawing to a close, I just want to bookend this chapter by expressing my sincere gratitude for this community and for the part it has played in my life over the past two years.

Thank you for being you, CHPC.

Peace and Long Life 🖖

While we are sad to see Kacee step away, we celebrate her new opportunity within her field and give thanks for all the gifts she's shared with the church. Please take a moment to thank her personally for helping us navigate so much technical change in a constantly evolving environment.

We are currently receiving applications for a new part-time "Media Technician" position to replace Kacee's Sunday morning responsibilities. If you know someone who can help stream our service and monitor the sound system, please contact me directly.

- David
Congregational News
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the Glory of God and placed in loving memory of loved ones by Jim and Sue Fischer.

Martha's Circle
The Martha Circle will meet on September 20 at 1pm in the Parlor. All are welcomed. Please contact Lois Bronson if you have any questions.

Signs of a Scam!
Learn how to avoid internet, phone, and door to door scams with our own Emily Hutchins on Wednesday, September 21 at 2pm in the Sanctuary. Special thanks to CHPC's Women's Fellowship for hosting this community conversation.

Lunch at Farmers Daughter
Let’s go to lunch at the Farmers Daughter in Chuckey, TN. We will meet at the church at 11am on Saturday, September 24. We will leave the Farmers Daughter to return home between 1 and 2 depending on how much shopping is going on. Invite your friends and let’s fill the bus. Please let Gretchen know if you are interested.

Women's Ministry Movie Screening
"Come to the Movies" join us! showing "Freedom Writers", September 25 at 2pm in the gym. Don't forget to bring items for the Blessing Box! Special thanks to CHPC's Women's Fellowship. Contact Alda Smith for more details.

If you are interested in playing pickleball, join us on Thursday night at 7pm in the gym. Paddles are available.
Support Ukraine Through PDA
The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing aid to address the humanitarian crisis created by the war in Ukraine. You can learn more about their important work here. If you feel called to contribute financially, please do so through PDA's online giving portal here.

Covid Protocols
Current Covid guidelines may be read in detail here. Masking is recommended but not required during worship. If you begin to feel poorly after worship, please continue to contact the front office.

Items for Newsletter
All items for the weekly online newsletter should be emailed to Mary at by end of business on Tuesday.
Prayer Requests 
Leon Boyd, Emily Bowman, Joyce Callahan,
Susan Fernandez, Jim & Sue Fortney, Buddy Gothard,
Jude Hawpe (Lois Bronson’s grandson), Barbara Holt,
Brandi Isenberg (Al & Denise Doty's daughter-in-law),
Janice Mullins, Karen Mullins, Paul Repass (Rachel Gray's father),
Tom Rubinstein, Beverly Shelton, Ginny Snow

Health Care/ Assisted Living Facilities
Gilly Bland, Anne Hertel, Evelyn Hill,
Betty McMillin, Wayne & Millie Pruett
213 Colonial Heights Rd,
Kingsport, TN 37663