CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given by Bert Booker, to the glory of God and in loving memory of his grandmother, Frances “Kankie” White.
WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM this morning with Daniel Aaron Baniewicz, son of Lesley Beam and Aaron Baniewicz and grandson of Dan and Jane Beam.
NEXT SUNDAY CPC SUPPORTS HEIFER INTERNATIONAL! CPC’s Alternative Gift Market is after worship next Sunday, December 2. Be sure to remember this wonderful gift idea in your plans for this Christmas. Please stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a calendar and giving box, and remember to join us as we “extend the table” through Heifer next week.
DEACON CHRISTMAS OUTREACH names are still available. Pick a name and provide a wrapped gift for them for Christmas. Please stop by the table in the West Narthex this morning to take a name. Gifts are due back to the church December 9. Any questions contact Pam Dunn.
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH as they leave for a retreat at Camp Johnsonburg in New Jersey this Friday, November 30, returning on December 2. CPC has 9 youth and 2 adults attending.
DECK THE HALLS together this afternoon from 4:00-5:30 pm. Plan to come with a plate of cookies to share and willing hands to help place beautiful decorations for Advent and Christmas. We will gather in Fellowship Hall at 4 pm., and people will be put into teams for the various parts of the church we will “deck”–outside, narthex and halls, Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.
WONDER! resumes this Wednesday. Sign up for dinner at the Welcome Center or at www.cpcdowningtown.org/wonder-dinner-sign-up. Pastor Tim will be helping us finalize plans for the Heifer Fair. Mark your calendar: on December 5 and 12, Donegal Executive Presbyter Erin Cox-Holmes will be leading a Wonder! workshop for us!
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: Central has a long tradition of hosting and supporting the Red Cross Blood Drive. See today’s insert and mark your calendars for our next opportunity on Friday, December 14 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Especially during this holiday season, when blood supplies run low, you will be giving the gift of life.
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.
PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE is working with Santa Barbara Presbytery, Sacramento Presbytery and the Presbytery of the Pacific to respond to the recent wildfires in California. You can donate on-line at pda.pcusa.org. Checks can be sent to PCUSA, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. Be sure to write U.S. Wildfires – DR000165 on the memo line of your check.
IF YOU DO ANY OF YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ON-LINE, remember that you can designate Central Presbyterian Church through smile.amazon.com and a percentage of your purchase will go to the church.
NEED A GREAT STOCKING STUFFER IDEA? The PW has Wawa coupons available good for one Shorti hoagie, or toward the purchase of any other Wawa deli sandwich, for $4.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Presbyterian Women’s retreat scholarships and mission projects. Coupons are available in the church office during the week, and at the Welcome Center on Sundays.
INSTALLATION SERVICE. Jim Thomas, who served as Associate Pastor here at Central from 1994 – 2008, would like to invite all CPC friends to his installation service at the Ridley Park Presbyterian Church in Ridley Park, PA on Sunday, December 2 at 4 pm.