Announcements for October 8, 2017

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in loving memory of David Sweetland by Sue Sweetland.


A NEW GRAND CENTRAL STATION CLASS begins this morning at 11 am in Room 117.  Taught by John Warren, it is a 5-week video series by Ray Vander Laan entitled “The Mission of Jesus.”  All are welcome.


THE 2017 DOWNINGTOWN CROP WALK was a tremendous success!  God provided an incredibly beautiful day for our walk.  Special thanks go out to all the people who walked and also their generous sponsors.  A very special thanks to all of the volunteers from Central who every year make this walk a success.  You are the best!                          — Dan Beam, CROP Walk Coordinator


OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH. Please take a moment to thank Tim and Emily and let them know how loved and appreciated they are!


THE DEACONS LIAISON COMMITTEE would like to assist someone in need in our community with clothing for her grandson.  The sizes are:  10 or Large shirt; 10 pants; size 3 shoes.  Donations can be placed in the Deacons cubicle in the office. Thank you.


HIS MISSION.  Please stop by the trifold board in the north narthex this morning and pick up a donation slip for our next meal for His Mission in Kennett Square.  We will be providing meatloaf, gravy, mac and cheese, green beans, and apple crisp.  Donations should be brought back to the church next Sunday, October 15.  Thank you for your generosity!


THE CPC MEN’S MINISTRY meets for breakfast this Saturday at 8:30 am at The Lion’s Share in Exton for a time of bible study (the book of James), good food and great fellowship.  Contact Gerry Mello if you would like more information.  Newcomers welcome!


THE DEACONS LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS AND VETERANS is Tuesday, October 17, from noon to 2 pm.  If you are a Senior or a Veteran, please be our guest; come enjoy fellowship, a good meal and some great entertainment (Elvis is coming!)  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you wish to attend, or if you’d like to help with the luncheon Volunteers to serve as greeters, servers, for set-up or for clean-up are most appreciated.


THE CPC DEACONS EXTEND A WARM WELCOME today and invite you to stop by the Deacons’ Table in Fellowship Hall.


GLOVE AND MITTEN COLLECTION. The CPC Presbyterian Women invite all women of the church to attend our Fall Gathering on Saturday, November 11th, at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. 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 for Church World Service Refugee Resettlement in Lancaster. Your help is appreciated as refugees arrive to cold weather this fall and winter. Please put the gloves and mittens in the basket at the Welcome Center.


NURSERY VOLUNTEERS.  Our toddler room is fully staffed and our nursery room will be opening on October 22 with the wonderful Ann Lash staffing that room.  There is a need for an additional volunteer to help Ann during worship. The sign up is a calendar posted outside the nursery, next to the bulletin board. For the remainder of the year, there are many openings. Thanks for volunteering.  If you have questions, feel free to ask a staff member.


AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH GATHERING.  Amy Lisk is excited for “Toucan Swirl Thursday” this week with students in grades 6-12, beginning around 3 pm. on October 12 .Bring $$ for your treat, and we’ll hang out until about 3:45-4:00 pm. Your friends are welcome, and the gathering is open to kids from all schools!


THE YOUTH GROUP IS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS to help with transportation for our retreat November 3-5. The drive to Northeast, Maryland is about an hour. We need a car that will transport at least 4 students and their luggage for the weekend. One vehicle is needed on Friday evening and another on Sunday AM. Please tell Amy Lisk if you can help.


PC(USA) PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING –  Envelopes have been provided in the pews, until the end of the month.


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