In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth of love that our words cannot.
As important as gifts to loved ones are, we have an opportunity to give gifts that help many people we do not know through the Christmas Joy Offering. These gifts in particular draw us back to the manger and God’s perfect gift to us — Jesus Christ.
Jesus came to live among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God.
CPC has Christmas Ornaments available! The price is $5 and a display stand is available as well for $3. If you’re interested please contact the Church office. In the picture above the ornament is blue, but it is actually Purple. Also, on the actual ornament it says “Est. 1910” under Pine Bluff, AR
Our Choir is holding it’s Christmas Cantata on the Sunday of December 22nd. Our annual Christmas Eve. Service will be held on December 24th at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you at both events!
Central Presbyterian Church has been asked to provide 200 Cans of Sweet Potato to Neighbor to Neighbor of Pine Bluff for Their Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals. Any assistance that you can provide would be appreciated. Please leave donations on the table in McElyea Hall. Thanks for your support of our friends and neighbors!
Trunk or Treat is October 26th at 5pm! We’ll have Hot Dogs, Candy, A Bounce House, and a lot more! Make sure you grab a friend, put on your costume, and head on over to Central for a great time! We’ll be collecting Canned Good’s for Neighbor to Neighbor of Pine Bluff. So help out the needy and grab some treats. We hope to see you there!
We have several upcoming events at CPC! Saturday May 11th the ladies of the church are headed back to Keo to eat at Charlottes and do some antiquing! Contact Laura Cosner if your are interested! Sunday June 2nd is Senior Sunday! We’ll be honoring our Graduating High School Seniors, Benjimen Neal and Brynne Massey. Finally on Saturday June 15th we’ll be taking a trip to Crenshaw Springs Waterpark in White Hall. If you are interested in joining us please let the church office know! We hope to see everyone at these great events!!
It’s Holy Week! The Palm Sunday sermon is available here. Holy Week continues with our Maundy Thursday Service at 6pm. This will be a small service with a soup/sandwich potluck meal. We will have 2 opportunities to worship on Good Friday. The first service will be at 2:30pm in the CPC Sanctuary. The Second service will be a joint service at First Presbyterian Church of Stuttgart. That service will begin at 6pm. Bus service from CPC to Stuttgart will be available. The bus will leave at 5:15pm. Our Easter Services will start at 8:30am with a Easter Breakfast. An Easter Egg hunt is happening at 9:30am. And our Easter Morning Cantata Service will take place at 11am. Please make note of this slight change from our usual Easter start times. We’ll be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Easter Sunday. For information about that click HERE. We hope to see you as we celebrate this Holy Week.