Carmichael Presbyterian Church began as a children’s Sunday School in 1918. Classes met in Carmichael School on Sutter Avenue. In 1923 as attendance at the Sunday School grew, a weekly religious service was added. Later that year Carmichael Community Church officially became a congregation.
The first church in the Carmichael area, Carmichael Community Church was officially established on December 2, 1923. In 1925 church leaders chose affiliation with the Presbyterian Church because it provided much-needed structure and administrative support. They also liked the democratic organization of the denomination and its emphasis on education. Throughout the past century, Carmichael and Carmichael Presbyterian Church have grown and developed together.
CPC has a long legacy in Carmichael and the greater Sacramento area. Our Heritage Committee maintains archives of documents of historical significance and published a book, Heritage of Faith: A 75-Year History of Carmichael Presbyterian Church in 1998.
Centennial celebrations are underway for 2023, as we celebrate 100 years of praising God and serving the community. The year-long celebration includes the publishing of a companion book to Heritage of Faith, to be titled Stories of Faith: Carmichael Presbyterian Church at 100.
To purchase a copy of Heritage of Faith: A 75-Year History of Carmichael Presbyterian Church contact the church office.
Click the links below to read more about CPC’s history.
A Seed of Faith…Centennial story from June 2022 Mission Bell
Big Real Estate Deal…Centennial story from July 2022 Mission Bell
“Maybe a church will grow there“…Centennial story from August 2022 Mission Bell
Our First Sanctuary…Centennial story from September 2022 Mission Bell
Interview with Red Hughes…Centennial story from October 2022 Mission Bell
Weathering Hard Times…Centennial story from November 2022 Mission Bell
Carolyn McGregor’s memories…Centennial story from December 2022/January 2023 Mission Bell
All About the Adobe…Centennial story from February 2023 Mission Bell
Rev. James Comfort Smith…Centennial story from March 2023 Mission Bell
Presbyterian Women at CPC…Centennial story from March 2023 Mission Bell
Rev. Pyron McMillen…Centennial story from April 2023 Mission Bell
Two CPC families from the 1940s-Today…Centennial story from May 2023 Mission Bell