CPC enews for October 16, 2015

12 Top 12 things Presbyterians should do before they die! 


Bruce Reyes-Chow was the moderator of the 218th General Assembly. This blog post is a couple of years old, but it is still worth reading.  The list is written by Clay Gunter, but Bruce posted it.

SPECIAL NEEDS WORKSHOP – A workshop to discuss ways of providing a welcoming atmosphere for all of the children of our church with an emphasis for those on the autism spectrum or with other “special needs” will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am to noon in the Central fellowship hall.  CPC member and Happiness Bag staff member, Bethann Smith, will lead the program. Breakfast will be served. The focus will be on meeting the needs of our students in the classrooms and at church events. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. If possible, please notify the church office to give us a count. See Cheryl Moles for more information.
     Friday, Nov. 6 – Central members and guests dinner and early shopping night. Tickets required.
     Saturday, Nov. 7 – Fall Bazaar open to the public. Breakfast served by the men will be available and the Youth Cafe will be open for lunch.
  • The Bazaar Ladies invite all women to a Ladies’ Luncheon and Craft Day on October 31st at 10 am. Crafts for the Bazaar will be created followed by a salad luncheon at noon. Please bring your favorite salad to share and enjoy the fun and fellowship.  Childcare will be provided.
  • Volunteer workers are needed for the Fall Bazaar!  Please sign up or see Donna Garrison.
  • Bring gently used household items, books, puzzles and games for the Bazaar sale. Please leave them in fellowship hall.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working all over the world to assist with disasters and areas of crisis.  Go to http://pda.pcusa.org/ to get more information and to donate or provide other types of help.  The flooding in South Carolina, the western wildfires, the Umpqua Community College shooting and the European refugee crisis are just a few of the places that your One Great Hour of Sharing dollars are helping.  The needs are great.

 JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – room 201; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

The Wednesday Crafters  meet every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Bring a sack lunch and help with a variety of crafts for the fall Bazaar.

Lunch and Program by Christ and Haan families – We are all interested to hear about the sabbatical year that the Christ and Haan families had overseas. Their stories will be shared on Sunday, November 8 following a carry-in lunch. Please bring a dish to share. Table service and drinks will be provided. The Christ family was in Ulm, Germany and the Haan family in Beijing, China for the 2014-2015 school year. They will tell of their work and everyday adventures during the time.

Cemetery gravesites available.  The church office has become aware of three gravesites in Roselawn Memorial Park that are available for purchase from a private seller.  Contact Marcia McKibben: (812) 232-7207.

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Dates for your planning calendar:

October 20 – T3EM (Third Tuesday Evening Meetings) Supper & childcare

October 24 – Addressing special needs workshop 10am to noon

October 31 – Ladies luncheon and craft day

November 6 & 7 – Holiday Bazaar

November 8 – Carry-in lunch and program with the Christ and Haan families

Church Calendar for October 16 – 24, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
12:00 pm Lant dining at Westminster Village
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group meet at Central to go on the road

11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
5:30 pm Worship Commission meets
6:00 pm Mission Committee meets
6:15 pm Facilities Commission meets
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission meets
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission meets

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting

10:00 am Special Needs Workshop (breakfast served)

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:
Susan Guell, Ezrina Seo 10/16; Scott Racop, Ricka Woodruff 10/17; Matthew Clinkenbeard, Theo Conner, Charlie Conner, Nancy Edgerton, Stephen Payne 10/18; Zachariah Spencer 10/20; Hannah Grossman 10/21; Andrea Paul-Bonham 10/22; Violet Taken 10/23; Andrea Clinkenbeard, Christopher Johnson 10/24

Reminders for Sunday, October 18
Liturgist: Renee Newton 
Children’s Moment: Jim Moles
Greeters: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Ushers: Bill Cook, Susan Hoffman, Don Lowder

Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw
Session Open & Close: Beth Whitaker, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Fred Simmons


Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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