Announcements for the week of January 13, 2019

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Wes Pannebaker by the Pannebaker family.


PLEASE KEEP PASTOR EMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS this week as she begins a Doctor of Ministry degree at Boston University School of Theology in Transformational Leadership. This is a hybrid on-site/distance learning, 3-year program that will allow her to stay in full-time ministry at CPC. She is thankful for support from the Central family as she embarks on this new adventure, and is excited to share what she’s learning with the church!




HIS MISSION.  Please stop by the trifold board in the North Narthex this morning and take a donation slip for our January meal for His Mission.  His Mission is a shelter in Kennett Square for those who are temporarily homeless and those seeking employment.  We plan to provide a meal for 20 of beef stew, corn bread, green salad with apples and cranberries and apple crisp.  Please bring your items next Sunday, January 20.  Thank you for your support.


CENTRALCONNECTIONS.  Our next session is this Wednesday, January 16,   1:30-5:00 p.m. You can volunteer to teach a craft, game, science activity, or simply be an extra pair of helping hands from 2:00-3:00 pm or 4:00-5:00 pm, or both.  CPC offers this wonderful program for students in the Downingtown Area School District on early dismissal days. Please contact Margaret VanGilder if you would like to help.


UNITY SHABBAT.  Beth Israel Congregation, 385 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, invites all neighbors, regardless of religious affiliation, to a Unity Shabbat on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm.  This is the third annual Unity Shabbat for all faiths and traditions to foster solidarity, understanding and friendship during a time of division.



THE WELL – Central continues to support The Well’s monthly renovation workdays.  This month it will be on Saturday, January 19, 8:00am-4:00pm.  All skill levels are welcome!  A sign-up sheet is waiting for YOU at the Welcome Center.  Please contact Kevin Zeeger if you have any questions.


TALENT SHOW/COFFEE HOUSE COMING SOON! Friday, January 25, the youth will hold a fundraiser coffeehouse/talent show starting at 7 pm.. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening! Want to perform? Contact Nate Wolfgang-Price. Tickets are $10 and are on sale this morning.  We are looking for donations of raffle baskets for the event.  All proceeds will support the summer trips and mission projects of our youth.  Contact Amy Lisk with questions.


A NEW MEMEBERS CLASS will be held on Sunday, January 27 at 10:45 am for anyone interested in joining Central Presbyterian Church, or for those who have questions about membership.  Please RSVP to the church office, 610-269-1576 or to Nancy Hilton at [email protected]


INCLEMENT WEATHER.  The CPC office 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.





YOUR 2019 GIVING ENVELOPES are available for you to pick up this morning.  They are arranged alphabetically at the Welcome Center.  Thank you so much for your faithfulness to CPC.


CAFÉ CENTRAL is in need of hosts for the month of February.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center.





STEWARDSHIP. Commitment cards are available at the Welcome Center for those who are still prayerfully considering what they might wish to give to the church in 2019.  Envelopes are provided for confidentiality, and can be returned to an usher or Welcome Center volunteer. Thank you for your faithful support.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE CHANCEL FLOWERS   “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board right inside Fellowship Hall.  Please make your check payable to the CPC Working Guild and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church.  Cost is $40 for the two vases.   Flowers can be taken home immediately after the service, or you can designate that the Deacons deliver one or both to a shut-in.



KIDS CENTRAL PRESCHOOL’S open registration is going on now! If you are interested in Kids Central for the 2019-2020 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 3’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, check out our web-site at, or e-mail [email protected].



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