CPC enews for July 1, 2016

We believe • that God has revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people;
(Confession of Belhar, Sept. 1986)

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 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 others as selected by the Worship Commission 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).
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL ON JULY 3 – ENTER THE TABERNACLE is the theme for summer Sunday School. There is one inter-generational 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, through August 7 (no class on July 3).
CI-CA will sponsor a 5th Sunday lunch  on July 31st, with a program given by Anna Tilstra-Smith on her attendance at General Assembly in Portland, OR.  Plan to share good food, and learn about our Presbytery through the eyes of our youth representative.
The Sharing Garden project is ready to begin!  Any surplus of herbs or vegetables are welcome!

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 books 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.) Please be patient as that work continues.

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 thanks you for donating 289 pairs of underwear for the boys and girls of 14th and Chestnut Community Center. The Center was delighted to get the delivery.

MISSION GIVING – Non-perishable food items for the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry will be collected in July.

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.

  • 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
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.
A FALL DINNER AND BAZAAR is scheduled for November 4th and 5th unless the building renovation begins sooner than anticipated.
Heart to Heart Hospice is in need of volunteers to read to patients, assist with letter writing, playing cards or games and/or office support. Please talk to Steve Mead to find out how you can help. 812-232-9220.
Thanks to the 7th Cents Youth Group for washing the church bus as a service project.

Church Calendar for July 1-9, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

10:30 am Worship; Mr. Alan Harder (Holy Communion will be served next Sunday)

Church Office Closed

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

9:00 am Habitat for Humanity Work Day
9:00 am 7th Cents Youth Group Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Dates for your planning calendar:

June 5 through August 7 – Summer Sunday School

July 19 – 23 Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue Univ.

July 31 – 5th Sunday Carry-in lunch

August 7 Blessing of Backpacks

August 14 Sunday School Kick-off

August 28 Church Picnic

September 11 Holypalooza (Sept. 10 ServicePalooza)

November 4 & 5 Fall Bazaar

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:
Travis Rubey, Katie Salmeron, Michael Shaw 7/3; Jack Darke, Nancy McKee 7/4; Rachael Bayless, Cheryl Moles 7/5; Carol Cook, Megan Rader 7/8; Steve Templeton 7/9

Liturgist: Joyce Cook
Children’s Moment: Steve Mead
Greeters: Bill & Brenda Green
Ushers: Bill & Brenda Green, Paul & Linda Shaw, Fred Rubey
Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw

Session Open & Close: Linda Shaw, Valeri Kershaw
Bus Assistant: 

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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