CPC e-news for June 3, 2016

On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community. On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community. So far in 2016, $1600 has been given for utility assistance through Terre Haute Ministries.
Camp Friendship VBS is Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. All children ages 3 to 5th grade will enjoy this fun event featuring stories (parables) around the campfire. On Friday evening, we will gather at the Wadsworth Farm (6500 E Old Ft. Harrison Rd) at 6:00 pm for a carry-in supper for the whole family. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share, but no desserts. Drinks will be provided. Following supper, we will have story telling, songs and S’mores around the campfire until 8:00 pm. On Saturday, activities will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm. Children will have activities and Adults will have Bible study class. Lunch (gluten free) will be served. Registration forms are available in fellowship hall or in the church office. Please return them to the church office asap. Adult and youth leaders are being recruited. A donation list will be posted in fellowship hall.
The VBS mission focus is the Lighthouse Mission. We are collecting razors, body wash, deodorant and other hygiene items to pack for those that use the Lighthouse Mission facility. Please bring those items to the church by June 16. 
You can keep up with the Transitional Pastor Search Committee’s progress on the church website: https://www.thcpc.org/where-are-we/ or check out the new timeline chart in fellowship hall.
CPC is alive and well! We may not have a pastor, but we are not without leadership and care. The Session, Deacons, Commissions and staff are continuing the work of the church as they always have. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and Rev. David Rosen are providing worship leadership and Rev. Linda Peters is doing pastoral care for the congregation. The Transitional Pastor Search Committee is at work. If you have any needs, please call the church office. In an emergency at night or on weekends, call Cheryl Moles (812-235-3646).
Gospel Meets Country Benefit Concert for 14th and Chestnut Community Center” will be June 12 at 6:00 pm at the Indiana Theater. The local group, GRAYBEARD, and country band from Nashville, TN, REDHEAD EXPRESS will provide an evening of entertainment. Tickets are $10 general admission and may be purchased from Cheryl Moles.  $25 VIP tickets include parking, priority seating and a meet and greet with the bands.







ENTER THE TABERNACLE is the theme for summer Sunday School. There is one intergenerational class. All ages will learn and work together to discover how the design of the Old Testament tabernacle reflects God’s salvation plan and points to Jesus Christ. Gather in the Fellowship Hall classrooms at 9:30 am each Sunday, June 5 through August 7 (no class on July 3).

CHURCH LIBRARY NEWS – The Central Presbyterian Library collection is now available online to anyone with an internet connection!  Link to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/THCentralPres. Similar to a Google search screeen, the library can be searched by title, author, subject or ISBN number. The search is not linked to circulation functions, so all book will show “available” even if they have been checked out, but it’s a handy way to see what books are in the collection! (Not all of the “call numbers” transferred over from the old system–they will be added in the coming weeks.)

Check out procedures and materials for the library are on the table next to the adult library shelves in fellowship hall. The CN Library Subcommittee hopes that this will simplify the process and encourage the use of the adult and children’s section of our tremendous library.

The Mission Committee is accepting NEW underwear to be donated to 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Boys’ boxers and girl’s underwear in all sizes for kindergarten through 12 grade youth are needed. This includes children and adult sizes up to 2X. Place your donation in the shopping cart throughout the month of June.

A SUMMER OF SERVICE AT CPC   Try one or more of these intergenerational service opportunities and learn what local agencies & people are doing to help those in need in this community!
Sponsor: Your CPC Mission Committee.  More information will be in Fellowship Hall on Sunday and how to sign-up. Or contact a coordinator.

  • Conner’s Ctr. for Women & Gary’s Place – June 11; 9-12pm 1201 S. 13th Street (former Booker T. Washington School)
    Learn how this program serves women and is a refuge for young girls. Tour the facility and help clean the grounds. Coordinator: Linda Shaw
  •  Help a limited mobility Terre Hautian– June 14; 4-6pm 27th & Cruft
    Cut front and back yards, trim hedges, and assist with other outdoor needs that she cannot do. Coordinator: Ernie Danek
  •  McMillan Adult Day Care – June 15; 1:15-2:45pm 486 1st Avenue
    Meet some special people and see how social interaction and peer contact helps socially isolated or impaired adults. Coordinator: Marsha Harder.
  • Habitat for Humanity House Build – July 9; 9am 2324 Arleth Street
    Spend a day (or part of) helping on a home build project. Persons of all skills and abilities welcome. Coordinator: Sala Adama
  • Meals on Wheels Ride Around – July 12; 10:30am – 12pm 300 S. 5th Street (Wabash Activity Center)
    Ride with a veteran volunteer & learn how this program helps the elderly, disabled, sick & homebound. Coordinator: Nancy Edgerton
  • Mollie Wheat Memorial Clinic – July 23; 8:30-1oam 1433 N. 6 ½ Street (Landsbaum Center)
    See the free clinic in action and learn about how this important medical facility meets health needs. Coordinator: Josh Powers

Group trip to the Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes will be Wednesday, June 29. We will leave CPC at 10 am to tour the museum and have lunch. The cost is $10 for museum entrance and travel. Lunch is additional. Sign up in fellowship hall or talk to Cheryl Moles if you want to go.

The Bazaar Crafters are collecting the “freebies”one can get at hotels. These “freebies” will be
given to the Maternal Health Clinic to pass out to the mothers that visit them. There is a basket in the fellowship hall if you would like to contribute.

Church Calendar for June 3 – 11, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages – intergenerational class
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

Bike and Build Overnight

7:00 pm Session Meeting

Dates for your planning calendar:

June 5 through August 7 – Summer Sunday School

June 8 – Bike and Build overnight

June 17-18 VBS

August 14 Sunday School Kick-off

August 28 Church Picnic

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:
Kathleen Smith 6/4; Pat Duffy, Nancy Johnson, Allison Harder, Marshall VanNahmen 6/5; Barbara Lehman 6/6; Sarah Kelsheimer 6/7; Katie Haan, Lucas Haan, Ryan Shepherd 6/8; Casey Powers 6/9

Liturgist: Brad Bough
Children’s Moment: Josh Powers
Greeters: Judy Lowe
Ushers: Bill & Brenda Green, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey
Hosts: John & Susan Moulton

Session Open & Close: Joyce Cook, Don Lowder
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • Parish Associate – Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham: scott.paulbonham@frontier.com 
  • 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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