Advent Season is upon us once again! To prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth Central Presbyterian has a month full of activities! We’ll begin with the Annual Moravian Love Feast on 11/29. This traditional meal of sweet breads will be accompanied by a performance of the Pine Bluff Community Band. Our Christmas Cantata will be 12/20 this year. It will be a joint performance of the Central, First, and Faith Presbyterian Church Choirs. Finally we’ll be holding our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve. We hope to see you during this wonderful season!
The Annual Presbyterian Women Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 9am in McElyea Hall! We’ll have a variety of Baked goods and “Gently” used items. Your contributions will help fund PW’s work with Neighbor to Neighbor, CASA, the Salvation Army, and Vera Lloyd. See Betty Coles for more information. We hope to see you there!
Truck or Treat returns Saturday, October 31st! We’ll be opening out Trunks for Treats of all ages starting at 3pm till 5pm! We hope a lot of our neighborhood children start their night with us! We can’t wait to see you there!!
UPDATE: We will be having Trunk or Treat RAIN OR SHINE! If it rains we will move the “trunks” into the Education wing. See you there!
The next day will be Heritage Sunday. It’s our annual joint worship service with the other two PC(USA) congregations in Pine Bluff. This year we will be worshiping at Faith Presbyterian Church. Again, there will be NO SERVICE at CPC on Nov. 1st. Faith Presbyterian is located at 913 University Drive. We will be providing Bus Service from CPC to Faith at 9:15 am and 10:30 am. The bus will return after the completion of lunch at Faith. It will make 2 trips back to accommodate everyone. Please join us in this wonderful worship experience!
Central Presbyterian Church is on Twitter! This communication platform is 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. Look for pictures from VBS on all of our accounts and links to all of these sites can be found in the right hand column of this website!
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It’s may be Hot outside but a cold wind will be blowing into Central Presbyterian Church this July when the Everest VBS starts July 23rd! We’re looking forward to learning about God with our Bible Buddies Klymer, Cliff, Yeddy, Mallory, and Pike. If you’re interested in helping or are looking for more information about volunteering or signing your children up for Everest, Contact the Church Office, Laura Beth Pierce, or Amanda Chandler. You can also get the official Everest app for Android and iOS!
UPDATE: VBS STARTS TONIGHT!
Mark your calendar for June 13, for our first Summer Fun Youth Trip. We will load up and head to Hot Springs to tour the newly remodeled Mid-America Science Museum. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in McElyea Hall. We will leave at 10:00 a.m., eat lunch in Hot Springs, and then head to the museum. We plan to return around 6:00 p.m. Volunteers, chaperons, and donations are needed and welcomed to help with this trip.
Chances are, your relationship with God started when you were young. You were probably introduced to the church by your parents. But what kept you coming back?
Can you think of a time you had a chance to volunteer through church, and learn to serve God by serving others? Did a youth pastor help you understand Scripture, and deepen your faith? Did you attend a youth group, and make lifelong friends? Did you face a challenge, and find help in a church-supported program?
Growing up is hard. Growing up without these positive experiences is hard to imagine. Studies show young people who participate in their religion reap benefits not only in their youth, but well into adulthood.
That’s why the Pentecost Offering (received April 6-May 24) is so important. This Offering supports a diverse range of youth programs: helping children at risk, providing opportunities for Young Adult Volunteers to serve around the world, sharing the gospel and making connections through youth ministry, and creating bright futures through advocacy for and education of children.
The Pentecost Offering is your chance to give the positive influence of our faith to a young person who needs it today.
If you like the idea of lending support close to home, know that 40% of your Pentecost Offering gift will stay with your congregation to help youth right in your own community. But whether the Offering is used near or far, every gift helps young people grow with God—making an incredible difference in the world.
Please give generously:
- At Central Presbyterian Church this Sunday
- By texting YOUNG to 20222 to give $10
- Online at presbyterianmission.org/give/pentecost
Sunday, May 24th is Pentecost Sunday and we’ll be welcoming Lance Jones as our Guest Minster! We’ll also be taking up the Pentecost offering. Click Here to Give to the Pentecost Offering!
Sunday, May 31st is Youth Sunday. Our Youth and Youth Leaders are planning a wonderful service. You will not want to miss this time to see our youth in action as they lead our worship that day.
The Central Scene has gone digital! As always we’ll continue to host the Central Scene here at the website, but in an effort to be more environmentally responsible and cost conscious, we’re changing the newsletter’s preferred delivery method to E-mail! April’s Newsletter has already been sent via E-mail. We’ll also be delivering this month’s via postal mail as well. April will be the last delivered to your postal address if you don’t let the church office know of your preference for postal mail. If you didn’t receive one via email, would prefer to keep receiving the newsletter via postal mail, or would like to add someone to the mailing list for the newsletter, please contact the church office.
The Deadline to Order Easter Lilies has been extended to this Wednesday, April 1. If you would like to place an order, please fill out one of the forms located on the round table in the Narthex or print one at the link provided and return to the church office by no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday. http://ow.ly/KTiPc