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!

A Busy Busy May!

month-of-may-flowersWe have a lot going on around CPC this month! Here are just a few of the things on the calendar that are happening soon!

Saturday, May 9th the CPC Men invite everyone to join them in the NAMI Walk at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock at 9 am. Click Here for more info and Click Here to Donate to NAMI!

Sunday, May 24th is Pentecost Sunday and we’ll be welcoming Lance Jones as our Guest Minster! We’ll also be taking up the Pentecost offering. Click Here to Give to the Pentecost Offering!

Sunday, May 31st is Youth Sunday. Our Youth and Youth Leaders are planning a wonderful service. You will not want to miss this time to see our youth in action as they lead our worship that day.

The Digital Scene

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The Central Scene has gone digital! As always we’ll continue to host the Central Scene here at the website, but in an effort to be more environmentally responsible and cost conscious, we’re changing the newsletter’s preferred delivery method to E-mail! April’s Newsletter has already been sent via E-mail. We’ll also be delivering this month’s via postal mail as well. April will be the last delivered to your postal address if you don’t let the church office know of your preference for postal mail. If you didn’t receive one via email, would prefer to keep receiving the newsletter via postal mail, or would like to add someone to the mailing list for the newsletter, please contact the church office.

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place Next Tuesday at 5:30 PM. Come and enjoy a fabulous fellowship meal!

For Ash Wednesday this year we’re making a small change to what we do. We’re adding a second Noon Ash Wednesday service to our regularly scheduled Evening service that happens at 6pm. We hope this allows everyone who would like to attend a chance to participate in our Ash Wednesday services.

The Christmas Story

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The Choir is proud to present Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi’s The Christmas Story for this years Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 21st. This year’s program features the story of Christmas, filled with glorious images of promise, joy, love, faith, worship, and a baby, God’s great gift of salvation. The blend of 13 familiar and lesser-known carols are a perfect match for Ken Bible’s refreshing perspective on the timeless tale. We hope to see everyone there!

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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Heritage Sunday

HSPCUSACentral Presbyterian Church extends an open invitation for everyone to join us for our Annual Heritage Sunday. First, Faith, and Central Presbyterian of Pine Bluff will come together for this joint service to celebrate our Presbyterian Heritage. Central is proud to host the joint service this year which will begin at 10:30 AM. Please note this special start time. We will also be having a catered fellowship luncheon after the service. This Sunday is also the end of Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by an hour Saturday Night. We hope to see everyone at this Heritage Service!

Holy Week Activities


Holy Week Is Upon Us!

We have a full schedule of events leading up to Easter here at CPC this week.

4/13 Palm Sunday- The Central Presbyterian Church Choir Performs Joseph M. Martin’s The Lenten Sketches, An Easter Cantata. 

4/17 Maundy Thursday– A Last Supper meal will occour in McElyea Hall at 6p.m. with Communion Elements.

4/18 Good Friday– the Sanctuary will be open for quiet meditation from Noon until 3p.m. For those who will be unable to attend HERE is the meditation that was placed in the Sanctuary.

First Presbyterian of Pine Bluff and Central will conjointly hold a Good Friday Tenebrae service in the chapel of First Presbyterian at 7pm.

4/20 Easter / Resurrection Sunday

An Easter Morning Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in front of the Youth Activities Building at 9 a.m.

Our Easter / Resurrection of the Lord worship service will be held at 10 a.m.

Please note this change in worship time!

Our One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be collected during this service.

Sunday School WILL NOT MEET THIS WEEK.

We hope to see everyone at these events to celebrate the risen Christ!

Lenten Season Begins

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The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will occur on March 4th, 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 6 pm 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!