The Impact of OGHS

one-great-hour-of-sharing-logo“Faith in Jesus is why I’m involved in this new initiative. It’s not a social program, it’s a gospel program, the way I look it.”

Joseph Johnson, a member of Self-Development of People (SDOP), challenges you to dream big—for all God’s people.

“Jesus told the church, ‘you feed them, you take care of people, you respond to people, you interact with people, you find ways to change lives and ultimately the world,’” he says.

Johnson is part of a new initiative focused on the New Orleans/Delta region. It brings together members of SDOP, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program—all of which are already working within the region on other projects—to more effectively help families still suffering nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. The three ministry areas, all part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, are supported through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering that is taken up during our Easter Sunday service.

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Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place Next Tuesday at 5:30 PM. Come and enjoy a fabulous fellowship meal!

For Ash Wednesday this year we’re making a small change to what we do. We’re adding a second Noon Ash Wednesday service to our regularly scheduled Evening service that happens at 6pm. We hope this allows everyone who would like to attend a chance to participate in our Ash Wednesday services.

Crystal Bridges Field Trip

216654_10151568303052328_910392769_nThe Presbyterian Women have scheduled an overnight trip to Northwest Arkansas to visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art this February 20th and 21st. A new traveling exhibit called Van Gogh to Rothko:Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is opening on Feb. 21st! A signup sheet is available for those interested in McElyea Hall. Since this will be an overnight trip there will be a deadline of February 12 for signing up. This trip is open to all members and friends! We hope that you can join us on this exciting trip!

New Year Chili Luncheon! Postponed!

Chili-Logo-FINAL-WEB-31-200x300AHappy New Year! The Men’s Fellowship group will be holding our annual Chili Luncheon on UPDATE: Sunday January 25th after morning worship. We rescheduled due for to worship cancelation on the 11th. The 3rd Sunday fellowship luncheon will go on as scheduled. The cost will be $6 per person and $18 per family of 3 or more. To go orders will be available for purchase! The proceeds raised will go toward various projects around the church including painting the wooden fence around the building and it will also help fund the Men’s bi-annual retreat. We hope to see everyone there!

The Christmas Story

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The Choir is proud to present Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi’s The Christmas Story for this years Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 21st. This year’s program features the story of Christmas, filled with glorious images of promise, joy, love, faith, worship, and a baby, God’s great gift of salvation. The blend of 13 familiar and lesser-known carols are a perfect match for Ken Bible’s refreshing perspective on the timeless tale. We hope to see everyone there!

The Unofficial Start of Advent

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The Annual Moravian Love Feast, our unofficial start of Advent, is planned for this Sunday, November 30th, at 5:30pm. The Love Feast is a tradition at Central. Members will bring sweet breads, soups, and sandwiches to be blessed and shared. Also, Hot Wassail, a warm spiced cider beverage, will be served. We gather as members of the family of God, and together we will seek God’s blessing for our community and our world.

For a little background on the Moravian Love Feast click the link below!

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PW Bake and Rummage Sale!

PWbakesaleThe Presbyterian Women will be holding their fall Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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 Laura Pierce or Betty Coles for more information.

Heritage Sunday

HSPCUSACentral Presbyterian Church extends an open invitation for everyone to join us for our Annual Heritage Sunday. First, Faith, and Central Presbyterian of Pine Bluff will come together for this joint service to celebrate our Presbyterian Heritage. Central is proud to host the joint service this year which will begin at 10:30 AM. Please note this special start time. We will also be having a catered fellowship luncheon after the service. This Sunday is also the end of Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by an hour Saturday Night. We hope to see everyone at this Heritage Service!