CPC enews – October 25, 2019

Church Calendar for October 25 - November 2, 2019
8:45 am Choir rehearsal (childcare provided)
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages 
10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group meets at CUMC
HERALD deadline
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

9:00 am Sale set-up
10:00 am Personnel Committee meets
6:00 pm Strategic Planning Task Force meets

9:00 am Sale set-up
11:15 pm Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal for Cantata

9:00 am Sale set-up

8:00 am Gently Used Books and Items Sale

Dates for your planning calendar:
Give Thanks luncheon & farewell to the Paul-Bonhams - November 24
Christmas Cantata - December 8
Children & Youth Christmas Program - December 15
Pyoca Family Spring Retreat - April 24-26, 2020

8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM at Central

Breakfast will be available.
Donations of books and items (no clothing) are now being accepted and should be placed in the west classroom (children’s library) by October 30.

There are two adult Sunday School classes.
1. Room 200 – Kevin Christ and Al Holder lead a study of Psalms.
2. Room 202 – Cheryl Moles completes a discussion of The Great Ends of the Church (mission statements or guiding principles) on Oct 27.

Adult Sunday School Class: The Scottish Reformation
Which of the poorest nations in Western Europe became the primary source of intellectual and political progress at the dawn of the modern world? What part did Presbyterian polity and theology play in that? (Hint, it was substantial.) How did the United States of America produce such an incredible set of founders and where did they get their ideas? Where did much of the current theories in chemistry, economics, philosophy, and engineering first arise?
For six weeks, starting November 3, Pastor Mike Riggins will teach a class that examines the incredible influence Scottish preachers, teachers and politicians had on the world we inhabit. We will encounter John Knox, David Hume, Joseph Priestly, James Watt, Robert Burns, and a list of equally important, if less famous people. We will trace how Scottish ideas formed the USA—and how Scots patterns of immigration to it still affect our nation.
If enough interest is generated, we may even plot a study and fun trip to Scotland in the near future.
Join us upstairs in the small classroom you reach through the choir room. We’ll start at 9:30 am sharp!

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

UNDIE SUNDAY is October 27. A last service project of Holypalooza is to collect underwear for the children at 14th and Chestnut Community Center. All sizes for girls and boys (boxers only; no briefs) are needed. You may bring items in to the church on the 27th or before. Monetary donations are accepted with checks payable to 14th and Chestnut and “Undie Sunday” in the memo line. Thank you for helping with this often overlooked need.

SAVE THE DATE: We will “GIVE THANKS” to Scott and Donna Paul-Bonham with a luncheon (all food provided – not a carry in) on Sunday, November 24. Scott will be preaching that day. They have been a loving, vital part of our church family for twenty years. Everyone is invited to provide cards, pictures, or written expressions that will be compiled into a memory book for them to take to Michigan. Please submit your memories to either Kevin Christ or Al Holder no later than November 15 so they may be included in the book.

The youth group will be serving others with the annual Rake and Run on November 17th. If you would like your lawn raked or know someone who needs the help, please contact Connor Scanlon at connor@thcpc.org or 812-593-6266.

The Deacons do a lot of work and provide financial help to the church family and the community. Donations to the Deacons’ Fund on November 3 will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the emergency and refugee program of the PCUSA . Learn more about PDA at https://pda.pcusa.org/

The most recent HEMEfund newsletter can be seen at https://www.thcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HEMEFund-Newsletter-20190809.pdf

Happy Birthday to: Brenda Green, Jessica Shepherd 10/25; Emily Haan 10/29; Alan Harder 10/31; Mary Symon 11/1

Assisting for October 27:
Greeters: Dan & Cheri Bradley
Liturgist: Steve Templeton
Children’s Moment: Corrine Foree
Ushers: Donna Garrison, Sharon Danek, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Session Opening:
Kevin Christ, Bob Guell
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
Offering Counting: Bob, Fred

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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