Announcements for April 15, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given by the Gualtieri family in loving memory of Kraig’s mom, Kathryn Gualtieri.


OUR DEACONS’ SPRING LUNCHEON is coming up this Tuesday, April 17.  If you are a senior or a veteran, please be our guest.  Come enjoy warm fellowship, a delicious meal, and some delightful entertainment.  We always welcome additional help with the luncheon – as greeters, as servers, or for clean-up.  Sign-ups to attend or help are at the Welcome Center.


ALL MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are welcome to gather at the Downingtown Diner this Thursday, April 19, from 3-4 pm. Bring $$ to pay for your snack and join in the conversation. See Amy Lisk for details.


A NEW MEMBERS/INQUIRERS CLASS will be held Sunday, April 22 at 11:00 am.  Please contact the church office at 610-269-1576 or email [email protected] if you would like to register for the class.


LOST COAT.  Ladies, please check the coat you wore home on March 25.  Looking for a mid-length, cranberry-colored wool coat, size 6-8.  Please return it to the church office if you locate it.


PRAYERS FOR OUR MISSION TEAM #2 as they leave for Houston, Texas, this Saturday.  Along with members from two other churches, those going from CPC are Dianne Bricker, Peter DeBarger, Joyce DeBarger, Nancy Schmid and John Yurkutat.


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


COFFEE HOUSE COMING!  Please mark your calendars for the next CPC Coffee House, Friday, May 18 at 7 pm.  The Anna Spackman Trio, of Phoenixville, will share their soaring vocals and an uplifting musical performance.


DATE CHANGE. “Jewels of the Forgotten Prince,” an escape room event designed by our youth, will take place May 18, 19 or 20. Teams of up to six people can book a time-slot.  See Amy Lisk for more details.


CAMP JOHNSONBURG, a 60-year old PCUSA camp located about 2 hours from CPC in New Jersey, has a full slate of summer camp opportunities for kids of all ages across a number of interest levels. We recommend visiting their website for more details. Pastor Emily has spent a little time there and was impressed! If you are looking for summer camp options, check it out! CPC has limited scholarship funds to help with camp costs as requested by CPC member.


PLEASE JOIN US on Sunday May 6th following Worship when the CPC Handbell Choirs and Woodwind Ensemble host “Extending the Table.”  Come enjoy a light breakfast and listen to a variety of musical and movie music performed by our very own Central musicians!


REGISTRATION FOR our “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School is now open.  VBS runs the week of July 16-20.  You can register on-line via our website,  Spots are filling up fast!  We are encouraging members to register ASAP so as not to miss out on VBS this year! We are looking for volunteers to teach or shepherd children for the week; contact Amy Lisk for more information or to volunteer.


Committed To Our Future – Capital Campaign Home Stretch.  We are entering into the final phase of our 2-year capital campaign. Through your generosity, we have accomplished much. Of our 4 major initiatives, 3 are complete: kitchen upgrade, bathroom renovations, and debt retirement.

As we wind our way to the end of the campaign on June 30, we are faced with a financial challenge.  We are projecting a $54,000 shortfall to complete our final project, the resurfacing of our parking lot.  (Please see the bulletin board outside Fellowship Hall for a complete financial summary.)  Both cost overruns and some unfulfilled pledges have contributed, nearly equally, to this shortfall.

The good news:

  • Session is committed to completion of the parking lot repairs
  • there are still pledges coming in
  • there is still time for people to contribute if they have not done so, or feel moved to give more
  • Session plans to finance any final shortfall needed complete this final project and meet our commitment to you

If you have any questions, please see a member of the campaign team:  Don Bilyew, Jane Chaballa, Jeff Flecken, Leah Greenwood, Mike Kammerer, or Walt Kottmeyer.  And once again, thank you for your generous financial and spiritual support in all that’s been accomplished during this two-year journey.

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