CPC E-news for May 23, 2014


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
-Billy Graham

 Church Calendar for May 23 – 31, 2014

For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am Fellowship Time
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at Centenary (Movie night)

Church Office closed

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study
4:00 pm Mission Committee serve supper at Lighthouse Mission
5:30 pm Mission Committee meets                                                                                                                                             

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Holypalooza Planning Team at St. Stephen’s
7:00 pm Communication Commission meets



Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.  Summer Sunday School begins on June 1.  There will be Preschool, Elementary (current K-5th), and Youth (current 6th – 12th grades) and the adult classes.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month! Thanks for your generous giving.  Milkshakes on June 1!!  Thanks for your generous support.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench.

A few more SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED!  Our summer Sunday Sunday School program will run June 1 through August 10 from 9:30 to 10:20 am.  Teachers are needed for the preschool, elementary, and youth (combined MS & HS) levels.  You may teach one or more weeks as you desire.  Don’t worry, lesson plans and materials are provided for all classes. Background checks are required for all teachers if you have not already had one through CPC.  Please contact Sandy Mead or Cheryl Moles to schedule the date(s) that you will teach. Thanks!

Buckhorn Mission Trip Update
Thanks to those who have been reaching out about the Buckhorn, KY Adult Mission Trip.  It is so exciting how this is developing.  Information about it is on the Mission Committee display in Fellowship Hall. In brief, we leave at 3pm on Friday, July 11 and return late afternoon/evening on Sunday July 13. Please contact Josh Powers jopowers@indstate.edu812-239-3821 if you are interested in going.  AND, we are eager for your donated items for us to bring to the Buckhorn Thrift Store:

  • Clothing of all kinds and sizes from infants to adult XXXL
  • Women’s PJs and nightgowns
  • Any baby related items
  • Kitchen items (dinnerware, silverware, glasses, baking pans, soup pots, potholders, or any other misc., things you would use in a kitchen)
  • Fans
  • Small appliances in good working order
  • Linens, tablecloths, blankets, towels & washcloths
  • Household knick knacks
  • Children’s toys
  • Smaller items of furniture
  • Costume jewelry
  • Throw pillows/bed pillows
  • Lamps
    You may bring to the church starting Sunday July 6 or during the day that week following, up until we leave at 3pm on Friday, July 11.


Vacation Bible School is for children ages 4 years through rising 5th graders.  It is June 22  26 at Central from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
There will be a different Bible story each day with related fun activities, so plan to attend as many days as possible.  Registration begins June 1.

Dates for your planning calendar:

June 14 – 20  Youth Mission Trip to Lexington, KY
June 15 – Bike and Build Overnight
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesdays in July – 6pm Summer Story Time
July 11-13 Adult Mission Trip to Buckhorn, KY

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:

Fritz Pugh 5/24; Cody Scherb 5/30

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 25, 2014,
the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

First Reading Acts 17:22-31
Psalm Psalm 66:8-20
Second Reading 1 Peter 3:13-22
Gospel John 14:15-21

Reminders for Sunday, May 25

Liturgist: Amanda Mang
Children’s Moment: Fred Haan
Greeters: Jim & Shirley Slutz
Ushers: Chuck & Jean Shutt, Donna Wilson, Beth Christ, Donna Garrison
Hosts: John & Leah Ramer
Session Open and Close: Linda Shaw, Susan Moulton

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org


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