CPC e-news for December 9, 2016 – updated

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Image result for poinsettiaPoinsettias to decorate the sanctuary on Christmas Eve may be ordered through the church office at the cost of $8.50 each through December 11. Order forms are in the Sunday bulletins.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES are in fellowship hall for pick-up!  Apologies for the errors, especially in the directory section. Multiple proofs were made, but the transfer of our data base to the directory company just wouldn’t go through correctly.

The United Campus Ministries Food Pantry is out of food. UCM is looking for donations. With an increase number of students using the food pantry this semester, they are finding it hard to keep the shelves stocked.
Here’s the food pantry list:
· Canned soup
· Ramen noodles
· Canned meat
· Macaroni
· Bread
· Pasta
· Granola bars
· Canned fruit
· Canned beans
· Pasta sauce
· Cereal
· Oatmeal
· Peanut butter and jelly
· Sandwich crackers
· Popcorn
ADVENT STUDY – Rev. Kevin Buchanan is leading a class on The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on the Sundays in Advent (12/4, 12/11, 12/18) at 9:30 am in the Lounge (room 202). This is an intergenerational discussion for middle school, high school and adults. Everyone is invited to come and add meaning to the holiday season.
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Saturday, December 24
Music Prelude 7:00 pm
Worship 7:30
Childcare is provided

CHRISTMAS DAY Morning Worship at 10:30 am 

The Worship Commission needs cookie donations for the Christmas Eve fellowship. As you bake for the holikday, please set aside some to share. Thanks!

Andrea Marlow, organist at Unity Presbyterian Church, will present an organ recital on December 16 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be performed on a pipe organ formerly used in Owens Hall at St. Mary of the Woods that was installed at Unity this spring.

Image result for weddingMessage from the Todd Whitaker family:
We would like to cordially invite the congregation of the Central Presbyterian Church to the wedding of Madeline Whitaker and Guerric Good.  Their nuptials will take place December 31st at 8 p.m. on the campus of Indiana State University.  If you wish to join us, please email Beth (beth.whitaker@indstate.edu) and she will take your reservation and share details.  Thank you all for being such an important part of Madeline’s life.  We have all been blessed by our time with the CPC family.

Church Calendar for December 9 – 17, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:00 am Children’s Music
10:30 am Worship; 3rd Sunday of Advent; Christmas Cantata
11:45 am Program rehearsal for Elementary, Middle School and High School participants
1:00 pm 7th Cents Youth lunch 

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study

7:00 pm Session meeting

5:00 pm 7th Cents Christmas Party at Whitaker home

9:00 am Program rehearsal for Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School participants
(12:00 pm ISU Commencement) 


Dates for your planning calendar:

December 11 Christmas Cantata 10:30 am; Elementary, Middle School & High School program rehearsal 11:45 – 12:45

December 17 Preschool, Elementary, Middle School & High School program rehearsal 9:00 am

December 18 Children/Youth Christmas Program 10:30 am

December 24 Christmas Eve Musical Prelude 7:00 pm and Candlelight Worship 7:30 pm

December 25 Christmas Day Worship 10:30 am

Liturgist: Murray Pate
Children’s Moment:
 Scott & Sinwon Racop
Jon & Kirsten Ford
Session Open & Close:
Joe Harder, Scott Racop
Bus Assistant:
Brad Bough
Lighting Advent Candle:

KOINONIA PRAYER LIST:  In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you will be receiving a separate email with the Koinonia Prayer List.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Happy Birthday to:
Barbara Goltry, Anna Weber 12/11; Phil Farmer 12/12; Jim Moles 12/14; Ryan Grossman 12/15; Monica Hawkins 12/17

Staff eMails:
  • Transitional Pastor – Rev. Kevin Buchanan: kevin@thcpc.org
  • Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: cheryl@thcpc.org
  • Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: sarah@thcpc.org
  • Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: connor@thcpc.org
  • Music Director – Mark Carlisle: mark.carlisle@indstate.edu
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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