Advent is Here!

LoveFeastLogoThe Annual Moravian Love Feast, our unofficial start of Advent, is planned for this Sunday, December 2nd, at 5 pm. 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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Cave Quest VBS is Coming Soon

imagegenGear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! We’ll be helping to ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s Love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. The Cave Quest VBS will be July 14 through 16th. Meals will be provided! We’ll have fun music, crafts, and a Bounce House on Saturday. An Adult Bible Study will also be held. Evening Classes will run from 5:30 p to 8:30 p. Saturday we’ll be starting at 9 am and ending at 3 pm. Download the official VBS apps from Google Play or the Apple App Store! We hope to see you there!

The Minute for Mission

stop-watch-icon-hiWe’ve traditionally used the PC(USA) Mission Yearbook for our “Minute for Mission” during worship each Sunday. But, some of you have had questions about it recently. Here is some of what we’ve heard:

  • “Why do we have a Minute for Mission every Sunday?”
  • “Why is it about people and places we don’t know about?”
  • “Why is it always a lot more than a minute?”

Those are the kinds of questions we pastor-types enjoy hearing. That means you’re taking worship seriously.

One of the ways we Presbyterians have talked about worship over the centuries is that “through the Word and Sacrament the church is empowered to serve God in the world.” Notice that last phrase: “to serve God in the world.” When we come together to worship it isn’t to hide out from a harsh world. We worship to give thanks for God’s presence in our lives and to help us see more clearly that God is active in our world. Worship will give us more commitment and energy to serve God beyond the church walls.

So, to make that part of our worship more clear and less boring, we’re going to be doing some things differently:

  • The Minute for Mission will be more focused, more clear, more condensed;
  • It will include more information about church mission in our community, our state, and our region, as well as the rest of the world;
  • It will help us learn more about how our mission dollars and other gifts are being used in the name of Jesus Christ to ease people’s burdens and give them hope;
  • It will challenge us to find ways to give thanks for God’s blessings to us by making gifts that will help others also experience God’s blessings.

We hope to see you Sunday!

Holy Week Schedule 2016

holyweekIt’s Holy Week! This Sunday CPC will Join First Presbyterian for Palm Sunday Worship. Services start at 10:30 AM. THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES 3/20 AT CPC! The Final Lesson of the Lenten Bible Study series will happen during out Thursday Noon Potluck. Our Maundy Thursday Worship, with a meal and Communion will be 3/24 at 6pm. CPC will join First again for a Good Friday Service in their Chapel 3/25 at 5:30pm. Easter Sunday will begin at 8 am with a Sunrise Breakfast. The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 9am. Easter Worship will begin at a special time of 10am! Easter Sunday we’ll be collecting the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. We hope to see you as we celebrate our risen Lord!

Lenten Bible Study

hLent is a time for reflection and growth. This  year we at Central will be looking at The Lord’s Prayer. If you don’t already, come join us for lunchtime conversations each Thursday at noon. If we have your email address, watch for special emails during Lent. If we have your mailing address, your copy will be coming soon. If you’re not currently on our mailing list, and would like to be, feel free to contact us! We’ll also be hosting the study materials on the bottom of this page!

Trunk or Treat & Heritage Sunday

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!

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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!

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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Weird Animals are Coming!

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God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. That why we’re so excited to open registration for our Weird Animals VBS! Children from age 4 to rising 7th graders can register HERE! VBS will be from July 17th and 18th 5:30pm till 9pm and Saturday July 19th 9am till 1:15pm! We have lots of FUN and WeIrD things planned!

In addition to our Weird Animals VBS, Transitional Pastor Rev. David S. King will be holding an Adult VBS about being a Presbyterian. We will have an opportunity to explore our Presbyterian heritage and learn more about how we are like other churches and how we are different. Plan to join us in the Library, while the kids learn about Weird Animals, as we learn more about our unique part of the body of Christ.

We hope to see everyone there!

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