Announcements for the week of January 6, 2019

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Melissa Murdoch by Patty and Bruce Murdoch.


OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS are with the family and friends of CPC member Wes Pannebaker, who went to be with the Lord on December 23.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Central on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 pm., with visitation from noon to 1:45 pm.


WE WELCOME OUR NEW OFFICERS ordained and installed in worship this morning:  Elders – Jeff Flecken, Carol Jobe, Nancy Schmid, and Kevin Sorrell; Deacons – Karen Blanchard, Melinda Carlson, Jessica Clark-Weikel, Dana Purvis and Bob Schmid; Trustees – Kim Bainbridge, Joe Clark, David Cowburn, Jeff Kearney and Craig Engesser.


JOIN US THIS MORNING in Fellowship Hall for Extending the Table, when we will be presenting Bibles to students who are in 3rd grade this year.  Join us for the celebration!


SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 25, the youth will hold a fundraiser coffeehouse/talent show. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening! Want to perform? Contact Nate Wolfgang-Price at [email protected] 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.




THANK YOU.  “The staff and volunteers at Hearts in Hands Community Center want to thank the CPC congregation for all it has done to support us.  Throughout this year, your continuous love and support has made it possible for us to improve our programs and to continue serving families in Honey Brook.  Happy New Year, and may God bless you all.”   -–Dawn Marie Schell, Founder & CEO





A NEW MEMBERS 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]






CAFÉ CENTRAL is in need of hosts for the month of January.  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.


CENTRALCONNECTIONS.  CPC offers a wonderful program for students in the Downingtown School District on early dismissal days.    Contact Margaret VanGilder if you would be willing to share something you love to do (crafts, games, music, etc.)  with some children. Next session is Wednesday, January 16,   1:30-5:00 p.m. You can volunteer from 2:00-3:00 pm or 4:00-5:00 pm, or both.


THE 2019 CHANCEL FLOWER SIGN-UP can be found in Fellowship Hall, right inside the door.  If you would like to donate the chancel flowers “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one, please indicate this on the chart.  Please make your check payable to the CPC Working Guild.  Cost is $40.   Flowers can be taken home immediately after the service, or you can designate that the Deacons deliver one or both to a shut-in.


THE CPC MEN’S MINISTRY GROUP will be meeting on Thursday, January 10, at 1:30 pm in the Prayer Room.  Start the New Year out with some great fellowship and interesting discussion as we look at the book “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton.  Contact Gerry Mello or Peter Ayukachale for more information.  Newcomers are welcome!


POSITION AVAILABLE.  Betsy Williams has retired from her position at CPC as Financial Administrator.  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 part-time position maintaining the church financial records and preparing budgets and financial reports, please have them send their resume to [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.




2018 ANNUAL REPORT information is due for each pod (Celebrating, Supporting, Practicing and Sharing).  Elders should submit the information and pictures for their pod to the church office by Tuesday, January 8. Reports from Deacons, Trustees and ministry treasurers should be submitted directly to Nancy Hilton [email protected]  Thank you.


KIDS CENTRAL PRESCHOOL is now registering students for the 2019-20 school year.  Contact Director Robin Chiavetta at 610-269-0297 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule a tour.






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