CPC e-news for December 7, 2018

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Church Calendar for December 7 – 15, 2018
10:00 am Christmas Cantata Rehearsal
12:00 pm Youth Group meets at South Walmart to ring bells for Salvation Army
(meet Jim and Cheryl at entrance)
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages

10:30 am Worship; 2nd Sunday of Advent; Christmas Cantata
11:45 am Christmas Program rehearsal – Middle and High School youth
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study
2:00 pm Kids Hope Christmas Party at Deming School
11:15 am Church Staff meeting
5:00 pm Deacons meet

6:30 pm Grief Share
7:00 pm Session meets

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

8:30 am Youth Breakfast
9:15 am Christmas Program rehearsal – ALL children and youth
Dates for your planning calendar:
Children/Youth Christmas Program – December 16
Carry-in lunch – December 16
Millikin University Choir Concert – January 6
(Save the date – Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca – April 26 – 28)


The Christian Life Commission is having a carry-in lunch on Sunday, December 16 to celebrate the Christmas Program in place of the 5th Sunday. Ham, rolls and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.

The SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING is for the VCSC Backpack Program at Deming School to purchase additional food for the children to take home for winter break. Please donate generously in your Sunday School class or use the basket in fellowship hall.

Make your Christmas brighter by helping others! The Central Mission Committee has a Giving Tree set up in fellowship hall. Those who desire to assist the community and other outreach opportunities may take a gift tag with a gift need listed. These will include:

  • HEMEfund sewing machines ($60) WHITE TAGS Checks payable to HEMEfund
  • Donation to purchase gloves, scarf, socks & jacket for an Afghan child of a widow ($6) BLUE TAGS Checks payable to HEMEfund
  • Donation to purchase gloves, scarf, socks & jacket for an Afghan widow ($10) YELLOW TAGS Checks payable to HEMEfund
  • Donation to purchase food to feed 10 people at the Light House Mission ($20) GREEN TAGS Checks payable to Central Presbyterian Church Light House Mission food on memo line
  • Hats and gloves for residents – men and women – of the Light House Mission (various prices) ORANGE TAGS
  • Gift item (“mom” gifts – lotion, candle, picture frame, etc.) for the 14th and Chestnut Moms Matter group (various prices) RED TAGS
    All items will need to be returned to the church unwrapped by December 16. Monetary donations should go to the church office.

The nationally recognized Millikin University Choir will be in concert in the CPC Sanctuary on Sunday, January 6 at 3:00 pm. A free will offering will be received.


Assisting for December 9:
Greeters: Phil & Kay Farmer
Liturgist: Jon Sutter
Children’s Moment: Mike Riggins
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw
Session Opening: Donna Paul-Bonham, Kevin Christ
Bus Assistant: Fred Simmons
Offering Counting: Bob, Fred

Barb Goltry, Anna Weber 12/11; Phil Farmer 12/12; Jim Moles 12/14; Ryan Grossman 12/15

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 9, 2018, the Second Sunday of Advent (Year C)

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