It’s may be Hot outside but a cold wind will be blowing into Central Presbyterian Church this July when the Everest VBS starts July 23rd! We’re looking forward to learning about God with our Bible Buddies Klymer, Cliff, Yeddy, Mallory, and Pike. If you’re interested in helping or are looking for more information about volunteering or signing your children up for Everest, Contact the Church Office, Laura Beth Pierce, or Amanda Chandler. You can also get the official Everest app for Android and iOS!
UPDATE: VBS STARTS TONIGHT!
Mark your calendar for June 13, for our first Summer Fun Youth Trip. We will load up and head to Hot Springs to tour the newly remodeled Mid-America Science Museum. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in McElyea Hall. We will leave at 10:00 a.m., eat lunch in Hot Springs, and then head to the museum. We plan to return around 6:00 p.m. Volunteers, chaperons, and donations are needed and welcomed to help with this trip.
What led you to becoming a believer?
Chances are, your relationship with God started when you were young. You were probably introduced to the church by your parents. But what kept you coming back?
Can you think of a time you had a chance to volunteer through church, and learn to serve God by serving others? Did a youth pastor help you understand Scripture, and deepen your faith? Did you attend a youth group, and make lifelong friends? Did you face a challenge, and find help in a church-supported program?
Growing up is hard. Growing up without these positive experiences is hard to imagine. Studies show young people who participate in their religion reap benefits not only in their youth, but well into adulthood.
That’s why the Pentecost Offering (received April 6-May 24) is so important. This Offering supports a diverse range of youth programs: helping children at risk, providing opportunities for Young Adult Volunteers to serve around the world, sharing the gospel and making connections through youth ministry, and creating bright futures through advocacy for and education of children.
The Pentecost Offering is your chance to give the positive influence of our faith to a young person who needs it today.
If you like the idea of lending support close to home, know that 40% of your Pentecost Offering gift will stay with your congregation to help youth right in your own community. But whether the Offering is used near or far, every gift helps young people grow with God—making an incredible difference in the world.
Please give generously:
We 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.
It’s that time of year again! Central Presbyterian Church will be hosting it’s Annual Truck or Treat on Sunday, October 26th from 4-6pm. Church members will be decorating their car trunks and handing out candy in the parking lot. Throughout the night there will be music, popcorn, a bounce house, and fun for the whole family! We hope to see you there!
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!
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.
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.
Join us on February 16th following morning worship for our annual Youth Valentines Banquet. Our menu will be Spaghetti, meat sauce, green beans, salad and delicious desserts. Cost will be $6.00 per person, $10.00 couple, $15.00 family’s of 3 or more. February’s Fellowship Luncheon will be postponed.
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
On Sunday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m. Our cars will be parked around the parking lot with the trunks open and children will then visit each trunk to receive treats! All are invited to come and join us for games, food and fellowship. Put on your favorite costume or come as you are and join the fun!