CPC e-news – June 8, 2019

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Church Calendar for June 8-15, 2019

10:30 am Worship; Pentecost - wear red!
3:00 pm VBS set-up


11:00 am Family Prayer Group

6:30 pm VBS Leader Orientation at St. Stephen's

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

9:00 am VBS set-up

Dates for your planning calendar:
Vacation Bible School - June 17-21 mornings
Fall Sunday School Kick-off Breakfast & Church Picnic - August 18

The Worship Commission invites everyone to wear RED on Pentecost Sunday, June 9.

The Pentecost Offering will be received on Sunday, June 9. This denominational special offering is used for children at risk, youth and young adult programming which includes Presbyterian Youth Triennium (7 CPC youth are attending this summer) and Young Adult Volunteers. 40% of the offering stays with our congregation for work in the church and community. Envelopes will be in the June 9 bulletin.

Register now for “The Water of Life” Vacation Bible School that will be June 17-21 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. We are again joining with St. Stephen’s, Centenary United Methodist, and Trinity Lutheran Churches to bring summer fun and Biblical education to our children age 3 to rising 5th graders. A few more adult and youth leaders are needed for one or more days. Please talk to Cheryl Moles to find out how you can help.

VBS Donations needed:
Please notify Cheryl Moles if you are donating something and bring to church by Friday, June 14
(for children from 14th and Chestnut)
Rolls of brown craft paper
Large rolls of white tulle
Fiber fill
Plastic table cloths – any shade of blue (Dollar Store)
5 oz. paper cups
napkins (1 large package)
pretzels (1 large bag)
veggie straws (1 large bag)
blue jello (6 large boxes)

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for the 14th and Chestnut Grumbling Tummies (meals served to the children) in June. The food needs are: hamburger patties, ground sausage, large size tortillas, tater tots, granola bars, lunch meat, individual chip bags, juice boxes, apple juice, orange juice, precooked bacon, texas toast loaves of bread, english muffins, uncrustables, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, fruit cups, jello/pudding cups. Please place your items in the grocery cart in Fellowship Hall and perishable items labeled 14CCC in the pantry refrigerator or the freezer.
These foods will provide breakfast and lunch for the children in the summer program. They take a sack lunch each Friday for a field trip. A
CPC group will be preparing breakfast every Thursday during the summer and appreciate your help with the kids’ favorite menu items (breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, french toast).

BABY “SHOWER” – On Sunday June, 23rd we will officially welcome Jonah Sutter to our Church family.
Jonah’s proud parents are Joy and Jon Sutter—big brother Jovan and big sister Juniper are eager to share Jonah with their Sunday School friends.  This is an opportunity to shower Jonah with our love and blessings. Cards and gifts are also welcome.  The family has suggested that “if you would like support them, they need bamboo, biodegradable diapers sizes 3 and 4.  These may be purchased at Fresh Thyme or on Amazon” https://www.amazon.com/Bambo-Nature-Friendly-Premium-Sensitive/dp/B06Y2W6QWM/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=bambo+nature+size+3&qid=1559498686&s=gateway&sprefix=bambo+n&sr=8-3

GRIEF SHARE meets each Wednesday at Central Presbyterian Church at 6:30 pm.  Led by caring, trained people who have experienced grief themselves, this program will offer grief support from a Christian perspective.  It has three components: a video seminar, a support group, and a take-home workbook to reinforce the whole process.  Grief Share fits people who suffered loss quite recently and those who have carried their grief for a longer time.  For more information please call the church office.

Dear Church Family,
As your church Kids Hope Director, I would like to recognize and thank our Kids Hope Mentors for all their amazing effort and love this school year in mentoring their special child.  I am very grateful to all of them!  Mentors, as you know, are people who listen, show a personal interest in them, take time to be with them on a weekly basis and most important care about them!  Our churches mentors go to Deming Elementary School.  This is a school with a great deal of need!!  So, all the more reason to thank them for paying it forward.  It may be difficult to know exactly what an impact their service has made but we know that kids need that special one-on-one attention that so often is unavailable to them in their life.  Shining God’s love to children is an awesome commitment and worth shouting our praise!

Here are the list of names I would like to acknowledge for this 2018-2019 school year:

  1.  Sharon Danek
  2. Nancy Edgerton
  3. Diane Giltner
  4. Bob Guell
  5. Mary Horneker
  6. Pastor Scott Paul-Bonham
  7. Sinwon Racop
  8. Pastor Mike Riggins
  9. Linda Riggins
  10. Linda Shaw
  11. Molly Wadsworth
  12. Donna Wilson

In addition to our great mentors, there are a group of other individuals who I would like to acknowledge.  They are our Friends of Kids Hope and they have graciously given of their time and talent to also support our Kids Hope program this past school year.  As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.  Oh, how true this is!  The names of these individuals are:

  1.  All the wonderful volunteers who gave their time to attend and participate at our Kids Hope Christmas Party and End-of-the-Year Bowling Party.
  2. Our Kids Hope Prayer Advocates:  Leader, Kay Farmer, and her Monday morning Family Prayer Group.
  3. Bruce McLaren for his expert photography.
  4. Alvin Stinnett our expert and safe bus driver and extra hands at both parties!
  5. Kelly Moy for her enthusiasm and her new role in assisting wherever she can with our Kids Hope program as our new Volunteer Mission Coordinator
  6. Sarah Kelsheimer and Cheryl Moles in their work in helping to type, print, design, and all around communicate with the church. 
  7. Eileen Whalen and her dedicated Church Life Committee for their magic hands in making every hospitality event extra special.
  8. Our Mission Committee for their financial stewardship and for their listening, supportive ears as I fumbled in my new role.

I would also like to give a special thanks to Donna Paul-Bonham for All her amazing past years of service as our churches Kids Hope Director and for making the start of this school year’s program strong and prepared.  I am very grateful to her for helping me as I stepped into her outstanding shoes.  I only hope as the years progress, that I might be able to continue on as skillfully as she has!
And lastly, for my faithful Co-Director at the Bridge Church and all her crew of special Mentors, Candi Wymer.  I am so grateful to have another person by my side who assists me in this important program.
Yours in Service,
Linda RigginsYour Kids Hope Director

Dear Church Friends,
I would like to acknowledge the giving hands of all the cookie bakers who brought in cookies to make our Kids Hope Appreciation Coffee Hour last Sunday, June 2nd, such a special event.  Your generosity was overwhelming.  I had no idea the response would be so abundant!The names of the wonderful bakers are as follows:

  1. The Bough Family
  2. Buddy Berry
  3. Kristen Darke
  4. Kay Farmer
  5. Kirsten Ford
  6. Barb Goltry
  7. Cyndee Jenkins
  8. Mary McLaughlin
  9. Susan Moulton

And please forgive me if there were others of you who helped as well!  Again, a huge thank you very much.  You made my day!
Gratefully,Linda RigginsYour Kids Hope Director

The most recent HEMEfund newsletter can be seen at https://www.thcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/201904-ENG.pdf

Happy Birthday to: Sarah Kelsheimer 6/7; Katie Haan, Lucas Haan, James Payne, Ryan Shepherd 6/8; Casey Powers 6/9; Tisha Glenn 6/12

Assisting for June 9:
Dave & Diane Giltner
Children’s Moment: Isabelle Conner
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: CL Commission
Session Opening: Donna Paul-Bonham, Susan Hoffman
Bus Assistant: Roger Nelson
Offering Counting: Barb, Bob

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, June 9, 2019, the Day of Pentecost (Year C)

Pastor – Rev. Mike Riggins: mike@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
Volunteer Coordinator – Kelly Moy
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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