Holy Week 2017

Holy Weeks starts tomorrow with a joint Palm Sunday Service at First Presbyterian Church @ 717 W. 32nd Ave. Pine Bluff, AR. A meal will be available for a donation after the service in their fellowship hall. Holy Week continues with our Maundy Thursday Service at 6pm. A meal will be provided during this service. We will have 3 unique Good Friday Services available…a short prayer service at 7am, a longer prayer service at Noon, and a traditional worship service at 7pm. Our Easter Services will start at 8am with a Easter Breakfast Buffet at 8am. An Easter Egg hunt is happening at 9am. And our Easter Morning Cantata Service will take place at 10am. We’ll be taking up 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.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper!

IMG_0764Central Presbyterian Church’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is Tues. Februrary 28th at 5:30 pm! Bring the family for a heaping helping of Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, and all the fixings! Then come back on Wednesday for our Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 pm. Begin Lent with Central Presbyterian Church!

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!

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Shrove16Central Presbyterian will be holding it’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 9th @  5:30 pm! The cost is $7 per person & $15 per family (Limit 4). Our Ash Wednesday Service will be at Noon on February 10th. An Evening Ash Wednesday Service will be available at First Presbyterian @ 5:30 pm. We hope you can celebrate the beginning of the Lent Season.

Advent Season 2015

advent_hope-2Advent Season is upon us once again! To prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth Central Presbyterian has a month full of activities! We’ll begin with the Annual Moravian Love Feast on 11/29. This traditional meal of sweet breads will be accompanied by a performance of the Moravian Love Feast Band. Our Christmas Cantata will be 12/20 this year. It will be a joint performance of the Central, First, and Faith Presbyterian Church Choirs. Finally we’ll be holding our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve. We hope to see you during this wonderful season!

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