San Ramon Canyon Creek Church hosting special Christmas concert tonight

Annual sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" at 7 p.m

The annual sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Canyon Creek Church, 9015 South Gale Ranch Road, San Ramon. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Presented by the San Ramon Arts Foundation, the performance will feature the Contra Costa Chamber Orchesta with Timothy Smith as the music director and Dean Christman as the choral director. Guest soloists are Elizabeth Hunter, Claire McKenzie and Theodore Weis. Encore Vocalists will make a special appearance.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Is Centerpointe church non denominational?

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Posted by Denomination
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:46 pm

I am not a member of Centerpointe, but did attend this church when it met at Neal and Second.

Centerpointe was for many decades part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [PC(USA)] (the largest Presbyterian denomination). Other, more conservative Presbyterian denominations are considerably smaller in number of members.

More recently (since 2012 or earlier), this church has been moving toward "dismissal" from the local branch of PC(USA), "San Francisco Presbytery".

In February 2015 a motion was brought forward to San Francisco Presbytery change their affiliation to the more conservative "ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians". I believe that motion was approved in 2015. The PC(USA) departure from Biblical Truth seems to be a major faction in consideration of denominational change.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Groups of the faithful depart for numerous reasons. There's no reason to accept one reason such as: "departure from Biblical Truth".

Please prove your point "Denomination". Do you have concrete proof?

There are many biblical scholars who disagree with your assertion.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm

PEW Research: Web Link

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Posted by Steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

Steven is a registered user.

Cholo - I think you misunderstood Denomination's factual account of Centerpointe's denominational change. The departure from Biblical Truth is the reason for Centerpointe's change, but is not necessarily the reason behind any one individual's decision to change denomination.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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