Announcements for October 29, 2017

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in loving memory of Fred and Anne Else by Don and Joanne Bilyew.


A MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION AND CORPORATION of Central Presbyterian Church has been called for this morning, Sunday, October 29, 2017, immediately following the worship service, for the purpose of electing the new slate of officers (Ruling Elders, Deacons, and Trustees).


THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED to join High Def from 7:15-8pm tonight to participate in meditative and creative prayer stations. Tables will be set up with materials and directions for you to engage prayerfully in new ways. (You won’t have to pray out loud, we promise.) It’s a very meaningful time. If you are curious, examples of prayer stations are easily found online, or talk to someone in the youth group who has experienced them at retreats, conferences and in in our youth times together. We hope you join us!


PRAYERS. Please keep the 11 high school students, 2 leaders and our drivers in prayer next weekend, November 3-5, as they participate in Donegal/Philadelphia Presbytery’s Reality Retreat at North Bay Adventure Camp on the Chesapeake Bay. The group will leave Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon.


LIGHT FOR PUERTO RICO – As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, CPC is teaming up with a congregation in Camuy, PR to provide solar power flashlights to their community still without water and power. Thanks to your generosity at the coffeehouse we were able to send 30 flashlights this week, and will send more as funds come in. If you would like to contribute please contact Pastor Emily or put a note on your check/offering envelope.


THE ANNUAL CPC PROGRESSIVE DINNER will take place on Saturday, November 4.   This is an evening of socializing and sharing good food as we travel from house to house.  It is an adult event for couples or singles, and everyone who participates is asked to bring a dish to share.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center, so please sign up! If you have questions, please speak to Cathy Hankes, Linda Yurkutat or Sally Frederick.


RISE AGAINST HUNGER.  On Sunday, November 5, our Extending the Table activity will be assembling and packing 12,000 meals.  All volunteers are welcome!  Also, if you haven’t had the opportunity to contribute to the cost, you still have time.  The meals we will pack have a cost to CPC of $3,570.40.  Checks and cash can be deposited in the box in Fellowship Hall.  There is a special jar for kids to put their 29 cents in. We know you will enjoy participating in this great mission and fellowship event.


ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, Sunday, November 5, will be a day to remember and honor the lives and ministry of CPC members who have gone to be with the Lord in the past year. The worship service will include the reading of names, ringing of bells and a candle lighting ceremony.


WHAT IS FESTIVAL CHOIR?  For singers of all ages, this is an opportunity to be blessed with the special music of the Advent and Christmas season by participating in an expanded Chancel Choir.  Special music will be offered for the following services, and you can participate in any or all that you can:  The Longest Night, December 17, 4:00 p.m.; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 10:30 p.m. and Twelfth Night Christmas Celebration, January 7, 4 pm, featuring the story of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” told all in song.


CENTRAL CONNECTION invites volunteers to help with our special after-school recreation program offered on Downingtown Area School District early dismissal days to K-5 students.  Our next program day is November 8.  Contact Margaret VanGilder with your own passions and talents which you could offer as program segments to this group of eager and positive children.


DON’T FORGET to give some reflections on your worship experience to the worship committee on the bulletin insert.  Please place your survey in the baskets at the narthex doors after worship.


GLOVE AND MITTEN COLLECTION. The CPC Presbyterian Women’s Fall Gathering is Saturday, November 11, at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall.  All mean and women are welcome.  Our speaker will be Christine Baer from Church World Service, speaking on the refugee resettlement crisis.  A continental breakfast will be served. We are collecting new men’s, women’s, and children’s gloves and mittens; a donation basket is at the Welcome Center.


A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS!  The Worship Committee invites you to share “thanks giving” for the glory of God on Sunday, November 26 by submitting a photo you have taken which shows this for you.  Email to [email protected] by November 19.

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