CPC enews – February 8, 2020

Church Calendar for February 8-15, 2020
8:45 am Choir rehearsal (childcare provided)
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages 
10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm Youth Group at CPC

11:00 am Family Prayer Group
Dates for your planning calendar:
New Officer Training - February 9, 16, 23 (9:30 am)
Officer Retreat - February 22
Ash Wednesday - February 26 (7 pm at CPC)
Lenten Series - March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Pyoca Family Spring Retreat - April 24-26, 2020

If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the Herald that came to you by email this week or can be found on the church website. There is information on upcoming Lent events and other church news.

There is NO Tuesday Meeting Night supper and childcare in February as all boards, commissions and committees will meet on Saturday, February 22 for the officer retreat. Lunch and childcare will be provided on that day. 
OFFICER RETREAT –Saturday, February 22 For members that are new, outgoing or continuing on their assignments. 
9:00 am – Session and Deacons joint meeting 
After joint meeting, Session and Deacons will break in to own meetings 
12:00 pm Lunch served for all participants 
1:00 pm Commissions and Committees meet to evaluate work, set goals and do regular business
Childcare is scheduled to begin at 11 am; please talk to Cheryl if you need it to begin at 9 

The Strategic Planning Task Force requests that all members, young and old, take our  survey by clicking on the link sent via email or on facebook. Most of the survey will ask for agree/disagree rankings to statements about our church and its role in our lives and our community.  The four questions below will be open-ended for you to give your responses in your words. Please think about these questions, so when you take the survey you can let the task force know exactly what your vision for Central Presbyterian is.
1.  Given our specific location and facilities, what particular community needs could CPC best address?
2.  What risks and challenges, internal and external to the church, face CPC?3.  What significant changes occurred in our community in the last decade and what opportunity do they create?  What about the decade to come?
4.  If we had unlimited resources and couldn’t fail, what you like to see CPC attempt?

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Thanks to your generosity, the Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday donated $170 and 181 food items to local food pantries Also a big thank you to Connor Scanlon and the youth that worked hard to set up and clean up and to everyone that brought soup and/or dessert for the delicious lunch.

Remember that you can donate the worship flowers. A schedule is in fellowship hall for you to select a specific day to honor or remember a loved one or for any special occasion. The cost is $33 per Sunday. Following the service, you can take the flowers to keep or have them given to a shut-in or another person that needs cheer.

1. Room 200 – Kevin Christ and Al Holder lead a study of Psalms.
A second class will not meet in February. Please see Cheryl to share ideas for upcoming classes.
Childcare (age 2 and younger) – room 101
Preschool class – room 108
Kindergarten through 3rd grade – room 103
Tweens (4th – 8th grades) – FH east classroom
High School – room 201

You’re Invited To
African-American leaders of recent decades will be the focus of United Campus Ministries’ Campus & Community Luncheon Series in February.
UCM will host a series of four luncheons at which videos will be shown featuring Shirley Chisholm, Bayard Rustin, Barbara Smith Conrad and Gwen Ifill.
The luncheons will be at noon Mondays at UCM, 321 N. Seventh St.
Those wishing to reserve a lunch can call the center at 812-232-0186 by the preceding Friday. Though encouraged, reservations are not required.
Here is the schedule for the Campus & Community Series:
— Feb. 3: “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed,” a documentary about Shirley Chisholm, the U.S. congresswoman from Brooklyn who ran for president in 1972, the first African-American woman to do so.
— Feb. 10: “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” about the civil rights leader who organized the 1963 March on Washington and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
— Feb. 17: “When I Rise,” the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, who as a student at the University of Texas was cast as the co-star of an opera – and then was expelled from the production after a backlash from state legislators.
— Feb. 24: “An Evening with Gwen Ifill,” featuring a one-on-one interview with the journalist who worked for the Washington Post, New York Times and NBC before eventually becoming host of the PBS series “Washington Week in Review.”
All the videos appeared on PBS, some as episodes of “P.O.V.,” “Independent Lens” and “The History Makers.”
Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to come to the luncheon and video viewing and to take part in the discussion.

The Annual United Campus Ministries Chili Fest and Silent Auction will be held at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 8 from 11am to 2 pm. Veggie options, hot dogs and potatoes will be available in addition to delicious chili. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 and younger and $5 for college students with ID. Desserts are available for an additional cost.

FUN FELLOWSHIP: Pictured below are participants in the Central Presbyterian Church Football League (CPCFL) at our awards pizza banquet.  We just completed our inaugural season.  Lance Weatherwax took home the highly coveted Nut Bowl (seen on the table), our trophy for winning the playoffs.  Front row: Fred Rubey, Scott Racop, Connor Scanlon, Miller Bough.  Back row: Lance Weatherwax, Bruce McLaren, Mike Riggins, Sean Mang and Peter Christ.  Not able to attend that day: Andrew Conner.

Happy Birthday to: Ryan Giltner 2/8; Abbey Rader, Grace Ann Spencer 2/10; Charles Hoffman 2/13; Lilly Guell, Pam Quiroz 2/15

Assisting for February 9:
Greeters: Steve Templeton and Robin Danek
Liturgist: Caroline Christ
Children’s Moment: Mike Riggins
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: John and Eileen Whalen
Session Opening:
Susan Hoffman, Valeri Kershaw
Bus Assistant: Roger Nelson
Offering Counting: Fred, Bob

To see the Sunday and daily lectionary readings go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/revised-common-lectionary/

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. 

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 Stinnett – kelly@thcpc.org
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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