Announcements for the week of September 16, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Dr. Robert L. Blevins by Sue Blevins and family.

 

WE CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM this morning with Elizabeth “Libby” and George Smith as we baptize their son Stephen Henry Smith.

 

GRAND CENTRAL STATION STARTS TODAY. Our intergenerational education classes take place Sunday mornings at 11 am on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month.  Stop by the Welcome Center if you need assistance in finding your classroom.

 

HIGH DEF will meet tonight, 6:30-8:00 pm for high school students. We will be having dinner and a planning session for the rest of fall.

 

TROOP 23 POPCORN SALES will be held this morning.  Look for the table in the west narthex. All proceeds benefit scouting activities.

 

A REMINDER TO OUR MINISTRIES:  Please fill out a building usage request form for meetings and special events that will take place from September 2018 to June 2019.  If you need a form, please call the church office or email Nancy Hilton, [email protected]

 

SUNDAY NIGHT ADULT ED OPPORTUNITY.  Take an unforgettable journey back in time with “The Holy Land Revealed”, a video and lecture series facilitated by Andy Blackwood.  The series is a blend of religion, archeology, history and culture, and spans the rich history of the Holy Land, beginning with the arrival of the Canaanites in 3,000 B.C., and journeying through the great civilizations of the Babylonians, Greeks and Romans.  The class will meet on Sunday nights in the Prayer Room from 6:15-8:30pm, beginning tonight. Light refreshments are provided.  Questions?  Talk to Andy or Leah Greenwood for more information.

 

 

REFLECTING THE WORLD THROUGH TEXTILES. Knit together by faith throughout the world, Christians will celebrate communion on the same Sunday, October 7. The Worship Committee is requesting that you lend to us clothes/textiles from other parts of the world that we can use to adorn the Sanctuary on that Sunday. Please bring them to the church office by Sunday, September 30, labeled “Worship Committee” with your name and contact information so that we can ensure that we can return them to you.

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS in our community: CentralConnection begins its third year!  CPC’s after-school program provides an afternoon of fun for children grades K-5, nine times a year when Downingtown schools have an early dismissal. Our first CentralConnection is this Tuesday, September 18. The energy and commitment of CPC volunteers, under the direction of Margaret VanGilder, makes it all happen, but additional volunteers are always needed and encouraged to share their hobbies and interests with the children.  Take a turn once a year or once a month. A sign-up sheet with the dates is at the Welcome Center.  Thanks for your support!

 

THIS WEEK’S WONDER! DINNER will be meatball sandwiches and salad.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center or sign up online at www.cpcdowningtown.org/wonder-dinner-sign-up to participate in dinner.  There is a suggested $5 per person donation to help offset the cost of the meal.  You can also feel free to bring along your own dinner and share in the fellowship.

 

THE CPC MEN’S MINISTRY meets this Thursday, September 20, at 1:30 pm in the Prayer Room.  We will be reading and discussing James 4:1-12, Submit Yourselves to God.  Newcomers are welcome to the group!  Join us for a time of good fellowship.  Please contact Gerry Mello at [email protected] or 610-755-8869 if you have questions or would like more information.

 

PRAYER STATION EVENT on September 23 at 6:30 pm in the youth room. All are invited to move through meditative stations featuring different ways of praying. Use Lego bricks, prayer beads, Bible verses, doodling, and images as you spend time in personal prayer. If you are curious, stop by or ask Amy for more information.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  In order to keep Café Central going, we need volunteers to sign up for September and October.  Please stop by the bulletin board next to the Welcome Center to pick a date that you might be able to help.  Thank you!

 

CROP WALK IS COMING SOON!  It is Sunday, October 14, at 2 pm.  (Registration begins at 1 pm.) This is an ecumenical event that raises funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.  Walkers leave from the CPC parking lot. Over the last 31 years, our walk has raised over $410,000, with $82,000 of that amount going to help our local food pantries.  Please see  Koren Motel at the Welcome Center today if you would like to participate and need a sponsor form, or if you can help at a registration table.  Thank you.

 

 

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