CPC’s Youth is participating again in the Souper Bowl of Caring! CPC’s Youth has raised over $650 for Neighbor to Neighbor of Pine Bluff over the last three years of the Souper Bowl of Caring! Neighbor to Neighbor will again be our charity recipient this year. We’ll be collecting can food items and monetary donations on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd after our worship service.
More than 20 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” Since that day, more than $90 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around Super Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
For more information on The Souper Bowl of caring visit http://www.tacklehunger.org
Overwhelmed by the thought of holiday gift wrapping? Let us do the work at Wrap-it-Up! On Saturday, December 14 & 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church, you can bring your items to the Youth/Activities building to have them wrapped. The price list is as follows:
Small Gifts-$3.00—–CD’s, Books, jewelry, candles.
Medium Gifts-$5.00—-Shirt sized boxes, board games, dolls, calendars, and shoe boxes.
Large Gifts-$10.00—-Large clothes boxes, coats, small kitchen appliances.
All benefits from Wrap it Up will benefit Central Presbyterian Women’s Missions. For more information or to volunteer, contact Laura Pierce (870-247-5392) or the church office (870-879-9074).
Holy Week begins this Sunday with Palm Sunday, March 24th. Following Palm Sunday Worship we’ll be dedicating our new playground! Thursday, March 28th, we’ll be holding our annual Maundy Thurday Meal. This will be a Last Supper Meal and will include commnuion elements. Our Sanctuary will be open for quiet meditation from 1-3pm on Good Friday, March 29th. Services for the Resurrection of the Lord/Easter Sunday will include a Breakfast at 8am, Egg Hunt at 9am, and worship at 10am, on the morning of March 31st. During worship we’ll be collecting our One Great Hour of Sharing offering. For more information on this please watch the video, available below or at the “click to read more” link below!
Our Second Annual Holiday Wrapping Extravaganza returns this Saturday! Proceeds collected from the fundraiser will be used for our Presbyterian Women Mission projects! We’ll be in the Youth Building on Saturday, Dec. 8th and Saturday, Dec. 15th from 10am till 3pm both days! Dr. Dan Festa will have fused glass jewelry and various other crafts will be available for purchase as well! Cash and Checks only please. Pricing is at the link below.
Our Friends at Neighbor to Neighbor are asking us to help the needy families in our community by donating cans of Cranberry Sauce for their Christmas Baskets. They’ve asked us to help provide 100 cans by Nov.30th. Please drop them off in the fellowship hall and help Pine Bluff families have a happier Christmas season.
This Sunday the annual PW Birthday Offering will be taken. The offering goes towards several causes chosen by the Presbyterain Women. For more information, such as what specifically last year’s offering funded, click this link.
It’s Time agan for the Annual Presbyterian Women Bake Sale! It will take place in McElyea Hall this Saturday at 9am! Puzzles and Books will also be available! Proceeds from the sale will go toward PW Mission projects throughtout the year. This Sunday we’ll also be taking up the PW Thank Offering.
We hope to see you there!
The link mentioned in Sunday’s Minute for Mission is here… http://stewardshipkaleidoscope.org/
For a refresher on Sunday’s Minute for Mission click HERE
Rescue efforts continue in Japan following the March 11 tsunami and earthquake and the growing nuclear crisis. Thousands have been confirmed dead, tens of thousands are missing, and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated. Central Presbyterian Church and the PC(U.S.A.) is responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and our ecumenical and mission partners. Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center is a focal point in the disaster assistance by assembling Hygiene and Baby Kits that are being shipped to Japan. They have asked that we help by donating the items in these kits and sending them to Ferncliff. The list of items needed and a place to donate the items can be found in McElyea Hall. The list can also be found here
. Thank you for your assistance in their time of need.
UPDATE: It is asked that you don’t assemble the kits before you deliver the items to the church. The campers at Ferncliff will prepare all the items into kits before delivery to disaster regions.
As you are probably aware, next Sunday is the FOOTBALL Super Bowl. Our church will also have our S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl (of Caring).
The Souper Bowl of Caring
is a grassroots, faith-based crusade against hunger. Central’s youth are joining other churches, schools, organizations and individuals across the country to fight hunger and poverty by collecting dollars in soup pots next Sunday. What is collected stays in the community to help fight hunger, but we report our total to the Souper Bowl of Caring headquarters so that they can come up with a grand total. All of the money we collect will benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. Last year we collected over $200!
Rev. Dr. Brad Smith, the founder of Souper Bowl of Caring, said, “It is a way for young people to put God’s love into action by developing a heart for helping others. The goal is for these young people to see they can make a difference and for them to continue contributing through volunteerism when they reach adulthood.”
In 2010, over 13,000 groups raised over $10 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other helping charities. Since the Souper Bowl of Caring began in 1990, over $60 million has been given to help those in need. The Souper Bowl of Caring most often benefits local food banks and soup kitchens, but world
hunger organizations, denominational missions and other international ministries have also been recipients of Souper Bowl of Caring dollars.
UPDATE: CPC Youth raised $109 for Neighbor to Neighbor! Thank You for your generosity!