Trunk or Treat

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It’s that time of year again! Central Presbyterian Church will be hosting it’s Annual Truck or Treat on Sunday, October 26th from 4-6pm. Church members will be decorating their car trunks and handing out candy in the parking lot. Throughout the night there will be music, popcorn, a bounce house, and fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there!

New Website Coming Soon!

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We’re moving to a new webhost and for the next few weeks our updates here will probably stop. But we’ll be returning with a brand new website that’s much better on mobile devices and tablet computers! We can’t wait to show you our progress but you’ll have to wait for now. In the meantime, for updates about the Church follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Also, The Session has decided to take down our Members Section. We’ll be bringing back our Bulletins and Newsletters, without having to use a password, but the Church’s E-Directory and Session Minutes will no longer be posted. If you’d like a copy of either please contact the church office or stop by the church. The Session Minutes are posted on the Bulletin Board in McElyea Hall.

Spaghetti Fundraiser Lunch!

The Men’s Fellowship will be holding a Spaghetti Fundraiser Luncheon Sunday September 7th at Noon, following the morning worship service. Enjoy a wonder fellowship meal while helping out our Men’s group! They plan on using the funds raised for building repair and upkeep, and also their semi-annual Men’s Retreat. Cost will be $6.00 per person, $10.00 couple, $15.00 for a family of 3 or more. We hope to see everyone there!

CPC Social Media Roundup!

Central Presbyterian Church is now on Twitter! This communication platform will primarily be used for small bits of information such as Prayer requests and event notifications. We’ll keep reminders of bigger events and news on our Facebook and Google + pages and longer more detailed information here on our website. I’ll take this opportunity to also plug our Flickr page! It contains lots of photos from our past and our present and we’ll be continuing to upload scans of older photos from the CPC’s history there as well. Links to all of these sites can be found in the right hand column of this website!

 

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Weird Animals are Coming!

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God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. That why we’re so excited to open registration for our Weird Animals VBS! Children from age 4 to rising 7th graders can register HERE! VBS will be from July 17th and 18th 5:30pm till 9pm and Saturday July 19th 9am till 1:15pm! We have lots of FUN and WeIrD things planned!

In addition to our Weird Animals VBS, Transitional Pastor Rev. David S. King will be holding an Adult VBS about being a Presbyterian. We will have an opportunity to explore our Presbyterian heritage and learn more about how we are like other churches and how we are different. Plan to join us in the Library, while the kids learn about Weird Animals, as we learn more about our unique part of the body of Christ.

We hope to see everyone there!

2014 Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering

The Presbyterian Women’s Birthday offering will be received on June 29, during morning worship. The offering funds up to five projects that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support, such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns.

The Creative Ministries Offering Committee has chosen one project—Blue Corn Mothers Alliance—as the recipient of the 2014 Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women. This project provides a range of services, from crisis intervention to education, for Albuquerque’s Native American women who experience domestic violence. The grant amount will depend on gifts contributed during 2014. The goal for the 2014 Birthday Offering is $500,000. Please give as you have been blessed and support this life-changing project. If you won’t be in Church this Sunday please visit http://www.presbyterianwomen.org/birthday to give.

Pentecost Sunday

The Pentecost Offering

Investing in the Church’s Greatest Resource. Our Youth.

The Special Offerings are a way for all Presbyterians to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. The Pentecost Offering, one of four Special Offerings, gives us the unique opportunity to share God’s love by helping nurture faith in our youth and young adults.

Faith-Building Opportunities.

Gifts to this Offering support young people in a variety of ways in the community and on a global level.

  • 40% of your contributions remain within our congregation for use on behalf of youth in our community. We’ll invest the funds received in local programs focused on children at risk and development of youth.
  • The Presbyterian Mission Agency uses the remaining 60% to improve the lives of youth and young adults around the world by supporting programs like the Youth Triennium and Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs). From advocacy that nurtures and protects our children, to ministries that inspire youth and those called to accompany them in their walk with Christ, your gifts serve young adults worldwide by bringing them together in fellowship, worship, and service.

Your Gift Will Make a Difference.

The opportunities and care provided to youth through the Pentecost Offering are invaluable in sharing the love of Christ. With your support, we can help transform young lives and make a positive impact in generations to come for a hopeful future. Here are some examples of how your gift makes a difference:

  • More than 5,200 young people attended the Presbyterian Youth Triennium in 2013
  • One-third of all Young Adult Volunteers go on to ordained leadership

How to give:

  • Through the Pentecost Offering at CPC Sunday, June 8th
  • Through the web at presbyterianmission.org/give/pentecost
  • Text “YOUNG” to 20222

Help us share God’s love. Please give generously to the Pentecost Offering. For answers to questions, contact the Presbyterian Mission Agency by visiting presbyterianmission.org/pentecost or by calling 800.728.7228, x5047.

 

Welcome Rev. King!

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Central Presbyterian Church is proud to announce Rev. David S. King has agreed to serve as our Transitional Pastor. He will serve a three-day work week during the time period that Central is searching for a full time pastor.  The days Rev. King will be in Pine Bluff at Central will regularly be Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We extend a warm welcome to Rev. King!

Tornado Disaster Assistance

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After Sunday night’s devastating storms in central Arkansas, we ask that you pray for the survivors and the early responders. If you are interesed in helping Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in the recovery effort, gifts will be accepted several ways.

Checks will be accepted at Central Presbyterian. Please note in the memo line P.O.A.- Disaster Assistance.

You can also give to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, from whom our presbytery will seek an initial response grant.

You can give online at http://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000148/ or you can Text “PDA” to 20222 to donate $10.00.

The Presbytery of Arkansas Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee (DPRC) and local churches are preparing our response.  The DPRC will meet Wednesday to work on coordinating with a national Presbyterian Disaster Assistance team to assist in the recovery effort.  To avoid duplication of efforts or letting things fall through the cracks, the presbytery committee also coordinates in Arkansas with ARVOAD (AR Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).