Announcements for December 3, 2017

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in honor of Abby Blankmeyer’s 18th birthday, by David, Henry and Billy Blankmeyer.

 

OUR DEACONS LIAISON COMMITTTEE continues to work with families in need.  This outreach includes help with utility bills, rental assistance and support toward food. The loose offering this morning will be given to support their work.

 

TODAY CPC SUPPORTS HEIFER INTERNATIONAL!  CPC’s Alternative Gift Market is after worship today! CPC once again elected to faithfully collaborate with Heifer International to demonstrate that we are committed to God’s mission of caring for and helping others. Be sure to remember this wonderful gift idea in your plans for this Christmas.  Please stop by the large bulletin board in the hallway next to Fellowship Hall for some new information on how Heifer helps, and then join us as we “extend the table” through Heifer.

 

WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS to the family and friends of Keith Anderson, who went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 26, 2017.  A service celebrating his life was held at CPC on Saturday, December 2.

 

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: We will be decorating our sanctuary with poinsettias given by our congregants in honor of or in remembrance of their loved ones. They are $9.00 each; order envelopes are at the Welcome Center. Order deadline is next Sunday, December 10.

 

YOUR 2018 GIVING ENVELOPES are available for you to pick up this morning.  They are arranged alphabetically on the table outside of Fellowship Hall.  Thank you so much for your faithfulness to CPC.

 

LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – DECEMBER 17 at 4:00 p.m. All are invited to share in this special worship service of contemplation and reflection on the Christmas season.   Childcare for children 4 and under will be provided. Slow down, take a breath, light a candle, and reflect on all advent offers us.

 

CHRISTMAS GIVING.  There are three families left to be “adopted” for our Deacons Christmas Outreach program.  Please stop by the table in the west narthex if you would like to take a name.

 

ADVENT COOKIE SALE.  On Sunday, December 17, immediately after worship, the Youth Groups will be holding a bake sale outside of Fellowship Hall. Cookies are arranged on a long table and customers grab a box and fill it with the types and amounts of cookies they wish. We weigh the box and charge them per pound. The proceeds help with the cost of our 2018 mission trips.  Thanks for your support!

 

THE WORKING GUILD COMMUNITY LUNCHEON is Thursday, December 7, from 11 am to 1 pm.  Choose from a variety of delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts at reasonable prices.  The CPC Working Guild has been supporting the ministry of the church for 41 years through the proceeds of the luncheon.  Come enjoy this opportunity for good food and great fellowship.

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE:  Central has a long tradition of hosting and supporting the Red Cross Blood Drive.  See today’s insert and mark your calendars for our next opportunity on Friday, December 15 from 2:00-7:00 p.m.  Especially during this holiday season, when blood supplies run low, you will be giving the gift of life.

 

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING.  A cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s, the Christmas Joy Offering is one of the four special offerings designated by the PC(USA).  It provides financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families as well as providing opportunities for deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related colleges and schools.  You can find specially marked offering envelopes in the pews.

 

NEED A GREAT STOCKING STUFFER IDEA?  The PW has Wawa coupons available good for one Shorti hoagie, or toward the purchase of any other Wawa deli sandwich, for $4.00 each.  Proceeds benefit the Presbyterian Women’s retreat scholarships and mission projects.  Coupons are available in the church office during the week, and at the Welcome Center on Sundays.

 

THE CPC DEACONS EXTEND A WARM WELCOME today and invite you to stop by the Deacons’ Table in Fellowship Hall.

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