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Central Presbyterian Church will not be holding in person worship services for the foreseeable future. Please enjoy our Live streamed services featured below. If you’re looking for older services check out our Podcast or Videos on our YouTube Channel.
The 3-29-2020 Service is featured above. You can find the bulletin for this service here.
- 3-22-20 COVID-19 Update
The session of Central Presbyterian Church has decided to cancel our 3-22-20 Sunday worship service. We will be streaming an abbreviated service this Sunday at 11 am. RIGHT HERE & on our Facebook page! We hope you can join us (and wash your hands)! Http://www.facebook.com/centralprespb
- A COVID-19 Update
In Light of the COVID-19 Concerns, The session of Central Presbyterian Church has decided to cancel our in person Sunday worship service. We will attempt streaming an abbreviated service this Sunday, March 15th, at 11 am. We hope you can join us! Http://www.facebook.com/centralprespb
- Shrove Tuesday!
Central Presbyterian Church’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is Tues. Februrary 25th at 5:30 pm! $8 Per Person, $20 for a family. 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!
- Souper Sunday
More than 30 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group…
“Lord, even as we enjoy the Souper Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”
Since that day, more than $153 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. Central Presbyterian Youth has raised $1700 for local charities in the last decade through the Souper Bowl of Caring mission! It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around the Big Game into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
Through this mission, CPC Youth learn what it’s like to make a positive difference in the world – as they collect food and raise money. Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need.
Please give generously on Super Bowl Sunday. Every dollar and canned good donated will go to Neighbor to Neighbor of Jefferson County our 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring charity of choice.
- It’s Not Too Late
In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth of love that our words cannot.
As important as gifts to loved ones are, we have an opportunity to give gifts that help many people we do not know through the Christmas Joy Offering. These gifts in particular draw us back to the manger and God’s perfect gift to us — Jesus Christ.
Jesus came to live among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God.
During this Christmas and Advent Season, we celebrate leadership; past, present and future through support of the Christmas Joy Offering. We do so because church leaders greatly impact our lives of faith, walking with us down the path to be more like Jesus. We want those church leaders and their families who find themselves grappling with a critical financial need to have the resources they need which are provided through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions.
We also support the offering to help our future leaders in the church and world, like those educated at our Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Supporting these students helps the whole church develop leaders who reflect the wideness of God’s intended diversity.
For those supported through the Christmas Joy Offering, this help is truly a gift from above. May our gifts, and the leaders who receive them, point us always to the truth of the one whose birth we celebrate, Jesus Christ — the truly perfect gift.
Ways To Give
Text JOY to 56512 to learn more or donate
Online at presbyterianmission.org/give/christmasjoy
- The Christmas Calendar
CPC has Christmas Ornaments available! The price is $5 and a display stand is available as well for $3. If you’re interested please contact the Church office. In the picture above the ornament is blue, but it is actually Purple. Also, on the actual ornament it says “Est. 1910” under Pine Bluff, AR
Our Choir is holding it’s Christmas Cantata on the Sunday of December 22nd. Our annual Christmas Eve. Service will be held on December 24th at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you at both events!
- Canned Food Drive
Central Presbyterian Church has been asked to provide 200 Cans of Sweet Potato to Neighbor to Neighbor of Pine Bluff for Their Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals. Any assistance that you can provide would be appreciated. Please leave donations on the table in McElyea Hall. Thanks for your support of our friends and neighbors!
- Trunk or Treat is BACK!
Trunk or Treat is October 26th at 5pm! We’ll have Hot Dogs, Candy, A Bounce House, and a lot more! Make sure you grab a friend, put on your costume, and head on over to Central for a great time! We’ll be collecting Canned Good’s for Neighbor to Neighbor of Pine Bluff. So help out the needy and grab some treats. We hope to see you there!
- Peace At All Times, In All Ways
October 6th is World Communion Sunday, which celebrates our oneness in Christ with our brothers and sisters around the world. It’s perhaps the most appropriate day of the year to receive the Peace & Global Witness Offering — to think about what it means to be peacemakers, to be witnesses and advocates for compassion, peace and justice. To seek “peace in all times in all ways” (2 Thess. 3:16).
Celebration of World Communion Sunday, as it was originally known, was adopted as a denominational practice in the Presbyterian Church in 1936. Churches in other denominations were invited to celebrate with us, extending the celebration to a large number around the world. World Communion Sunday is a gift of the Presbyterian Church to the larger ecumenical church, and on October 6th it will be celebrated around the world by many denominations.
Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, invites us to the table. It is a big table and we share it with many.
We share our table with those around the nation and the globe who are united in their belief that a culture of rape is not acceptable. Our Peace & Global Witness Offering supports a multitude of ministries and programs on the local and national level to address the fact that one in every three women has suffered gender-based violence.
We share our table with those who are currently incarcerated, and those who were previously incarcerated. Congregations and mid councils around the nation are choosing to use their share of the Peace & Global Witness Offering to help lift up those who seek a better path.
We share our table with those seeking refuge and reconciliation arising from conflict. Our Peace & Global Witness Offering allows many to work for Christ’s peace on local and regional levels, as well as to extend their witness to more distant and war-torn places.
We share our table.
We open our doors.
We answer God’s call, expressed in 2nd Thessalonians, to seek “peace, at all times in all ways.”
And we do this with open hearts. We do it together. On World Communion Sunday, please think about all those with whom we share our table — with all those with whom we share a commitment to “peace at all times, in all ways.” Please give generously to the Peace & Global Witness Offering.
For when we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.
Participate at Central Presbyterian Church on Oct. 6th, or text PEACE to 56512 to learn more or to give to the Peace & Global Witness offering or visit PCUSA.org/peace-global.
- Church Directory Update
Central Presbyterian Church is asking everyone to update their information for a new Church Directory and Prayer Chain. Information provided will not be pass to third parties. We hope to release the updated directory in the fall. Thanks for your participation! Click here to update your information!