Announcements for February 4, 2018

TODAY IS SCOUT SUNDAY.  The charter has been renewed for Troop 23, and we are honoring all of the boys and girls who have contributed so much to CPC’s physical plant and activities.  Today, Scouts are serving as ushers and collecting the offering.  We are happy to host Pack 23, Troop 23, Venturing Crew 23 and Girl Scout Troop #457 throughout the year.


CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in loving memory of Phyllis Jobe by Carol Jobe.


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


SECOND CALL FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Congregation and Corporation of Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 11, 2018, immediately following worship.


JOIN US THIS MORNING FOR EXTENDING THE TABLE immediately after worship in Fellowship Hall. You will have the opportunity to watch and learn while some of the congregation share their talents.  Pick one station and stay with it, or make your way around to all or many.  It’s up to you!  There will be a CCB tutorial, knitting, sinus therapy and rainbow looming, just to name a few!  Also, enjoy a special hot chocolate bar hosted by the Faith Formation & Fellowship Ministry.


BLANKET THE WORLD WITH LOVE. This morning, February 4 and next Sunday, February 11, Presbyterian Women will be accepting donations for blankets. Sponsored by Church World Service, these blankets are given to families fleeing their homes and recovering from disasters, helping to provide them with warmth and comfort.  Look for us in the Narthexes after the service, where you will receive a valentine to honor a loved one for your donation. Thank you for your support.


THE CPC MEN’S MINISTRY will meet Saturday, February 10 from 8:30-10:00 am in Room 120 at the church.  We will continue our study on the book of James, where we will be looking at Chapter 2:1-13, “Favoritism Forbidden.”  Feel free to invite a friend, co-worker, neighbor or relative; all ages are welcome.  A light breakfast will be provided.  Please RSVP to Rev. Dr. Peter Ayukachale.


CHILD AND YOUTH PROTECTION SESSION on Monday, February 12 at 6:30pm for all volunteers who work with children under 18 in any of CPC’s programs. We’ll review our church policy and answer any questions that have come up as we seek to faithfully and safely serve in ministry with our children. Choir directors, Godly Play team members, teachers of classes at 11am, nursery and youth volunteers are all encouraged to attend. Childcare will be available.


NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  One volunteer is needed weekly to serve with Ann Lash in the infant room. Please sign up on the calendar outside the nursery to support this important ministry.


ASH WEDNESDAY. On Wednesday, February 14, at 7:00 p.m., there will be an Ash Wednesday service held at CPC. The service will include the imposition of ashes. Please join us for this special service of reflection as we begin the Lenten season. Childcare will be available.


YOUTH SKI TRIP.  Our youth and adults will be skiing at Spring Mountain on Sunday, February 11. Meet in the Youth Room after worship for some snacks and departure around 11:30 am. Today is the last opportunity to sign up for the trip.  See Amy Lisk if you would like more information or wish to participate.


SAVE THE DATE.  On Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 9 pm, author Philip Yancey will be speaking and holding a book signing at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  His topic will be “Pondering Life and Faith.” To register, or for more information, go to


INCLEMENT WEATHER. The CPC office normally follows the Downingtown Area School District when there are two-hour delays or closures because of bad weather. You can call the church office to hear a recorded message, or check our website at to find out if we are closed or opening late.


KIDS CENTRAL PRESCHOOL’S open registration is currently taking place. If you are interested in Kids Central for the 2018-2019 school year, please call Robin in the KCP Office at 610-269-0297 for more information and to schedule a tour. Also, we still have openings in the 4’s classes for the remainder of the current school year. If you know of a child who would benefit from a positive Christian Preschool experience, please check out our web-site at, or e-mail [email protected] today.


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