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.

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).

Blitzing Hunger

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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

Holy Week Activities

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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!

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Tackle Hunger in Pine Bluff!

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CPC’s Youth will again be participating this year in the Souper Bowl of Caring! 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.

CPC’s Youth has raised over $500 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 3rd after our worship service. For more information on The Souper Bowl of caring visit http://www.tacklehunger.org

VBS Registration is LIVE!

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Central Presbyterian Church invites all children to get ready to dive into fun at Operation Overboard: Dare tGo Deep With God Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience God’s underwater universe at VBS! The fun begins July 26th and ends July 28th.

The adventures include regular Deep Sea Voyages into Bible fun and creative crafts,  water activities, and great music. To be a part of all the excitement at Operation Overboard: Dare tGo Deep With God, REGISTER HERE!

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

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The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will occur on February 21st, at 5:30pm in McElyea Hall. The Cost will be $5 per person and $10 per family. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend! The Ash Wednesday Service will begin at 5:30pm in the sanctuary. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lenten Season that prepares us for Easter. We again invite everyone to come and bring a friend!