Announcements for the Week of September 9, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given by CorieSue Freeman and Nancy and Richard Hilton, to the glory of God and in honor of our grandchildren:  Ryan Noyes, Violet Freeman, Emily, Nate and Josephine Wilcox, Everett Heindl and Raymond Gleason.


WHAT’S NEW AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION?  At Café Central this morning, we will be highlighting the classes to be offered during Grand Central Station, our intergenerational education time that takes place Sunday mornings at 11 am on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month.  Grand Central Station classes will be starting next Sunday, September 16, so be sure to come to Fellowship Hall to learn about what is being offered.


WONDER! LAUNCHES THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.  Wonder! will offer a midweek opportunity for our church family to gather for fellowship, music and education.  There are chances to learn, participate, and facilitate.  Wonder! is about coming together across generations and demographics and seizing the chance to learn from each other.  So mark your calendar now for Wednesday nights, 5:45 to 8:30 pm.  Plan to come for some or all of the evening! (see today’s insert)


IMPACT starts this coming Wednesday as part of Wonder! from 7:15-8:30 pm for students grades 6-8. High Def will begin next Sunday, from 6:30-8:00 pm for high school students. Our first High Def will include dinner and a planning session for the rest of fall.


TROOP 23 POPCORN SALES will be held this morning and September 16.  Look for the table in the west narthex. All proceeds benefit scouting activities.


HIS MISSION.  Please stop by the tri-fold board in the north narthex this morning and pick up a donation slip for our next meal for His Mission, a shelter in Kennett Square.  We will be providing beef kabobs, rice, tomato-cucumber salad, cantaloupe, and cookies.  Ongoing needs include paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, vegetable cooking oil, coffee, napkins, dish detergent, dish cloths and dish towels.


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.


“THE WELL” WORKDAY is this Saturday, September 15, from 8 am to 4 pm.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center, or speak to Kevin Zeeger if you have questions.  The Well is a community center that offers job training, support groups, tutoring, and is currently renovating apartment units that will be used for Bridge of Hope families.  The Well is located at 107 W. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown.  All skill levels are welcome!


SOUP SALE!  A limited quantity of the CPC Working Guild’s famous homemade soups will be on sale (special price!) during Café Central this morning.  Don’t miss out!


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 September 16. Light refreshments are provided.  Questions?  Talk to Andy or Leah Greenwood for more information.


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. 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!


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]


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!

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