Announcements for the week of December 2, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Al Lisk, by Amy, Travis, Andy and Natalie Lisk.

 

TODAY CPC SUPPORTS HEIFER INTERNATIONAL!  CPC’s Alternative Gift Market is after worship today! We support 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.

 

RESOURCES FOR OBSERVING ADVENT with your family are on the tables outside the sanctuary. Kits are available to create your own ornaments for the Advent season. Sign up on the clipboards there or email [email protected] and we will send you a set of weekly Advent devotions, the ornament kit, and a daily Advent calendar your family can complete together. Hopefully, these resources will help you keep focused on preparing for Christmas in a meaningful way.

 

THANK YOU!  A huge thank you to the congregation. All Angel Tree and Deacon Christmas Outreach names have been taken. Wrapped gifts are due back by December 9. Any questions contact Pam Dunn

 

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.

 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are invited to join us at Toucan Swirl in Exton after school on Tuesday, December 4, at about 3 pm. If students from DMS or DWHS need a ride, talk to Amy Lisk and a group can be formed. Bring some $$, and a friend if you want, and meet us for some Froyo.

 

WONDER!  This week, the Wired Word and Parents Group return to Block A from 6:15 to 7:15.  In Block B, from 7:15 to 8:30, December 5 and 12, Donegal Executive Presbyter Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes will be leading a Wonder! workshop for us!  Art and poetry open our eyes to new ways of seeing, our ears to new ways of hearing, and our souls to joy. Spend some time with the great art and poetry of Advent in a fun interactive group. Sign up for this Wednesday’s Wonder dinner, pulled pork sandwiches, at the Welcome Center or at www.cpcdowningtown.org/wonder-dinner-sign-up.

 

THE WORKING GUILD COMMUNITY LUNCHEON is Thursday, December 6, 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 44 years through the proceeds of the luncheon.  Come enjoy this opportunity for good food and great fellowship. Take-out orders are available by calling the church:  610-269-1576.

 

BOOK FAIR.  Looking for a good book? Why not shop the Kids Central Book Fair December 9 & 10 from 9:00 to 12:30 in the atrium? New children’s books from Usborne Books-just in time for Christmas giving! All proceeds from the sale will be used to supplement KCP classroom libraries.

 

JOIN US FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – December 16 at 4:00 pm. 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.

 

 

 

POSITION AVAILABLE.  Betsy Williams will be retiring from her position at CPC as Financial Administrator at the end of the year.  We are sad to see her go and pray for God’s blessing in her new pursuits.   If you know of a non-member who is interested in this position, please have them send their resume to [email protected]

 

YOUR 2019 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.

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