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Calendar for July 2 - July 10, 2021

7/4 - Worship In Person at Central

*Worship video sent later in day and available on FaceBook Live
*Bulletin sent via email


7/5 - Independence Day Observed, Church Office Closed
An Update From The Session

At their June 9 session meeting the elders made the following changes to Central Presbyterian's COVID-19 response policies, effective immediately:

  1. Mask-wearing for fully vaccinated persons of all ages is optional. This policy applies to all events and gatherings, including worship.

  2. The parents of children too young to be eligible for the vaccines will make mask-wearing decisions for their children.

  3. The church will continue to provide communion by providing individual cups and baggies of bread, but will resume using the traditional liturgy.

  4. The ushers will resume carrying the offering plates to the pews.

  5. Sunday school will resume the 12th or 19th of September (depending on whether our partner churches wish to participate in Holypalooza, which would happen at Central on the 12th).

  6. The elders put off a decision on the resumption of Parents' Night Out.

In addition, the session encourages all those associated with Central Presbyterian to get vaccinated if medically possible and voted to offer paid time off to existing and any new employees to complete their vaccinations.

On Sunday, June 27 our Church Life and Christian Nurture committees hosted a fantastic celebration for our beloved Christian Education Director, Cheryl Moles, as she prepares for retirement. To know Cheryl is to know her deep love of Jesus and her dedication to sharing the word of Christ with all, especially the youngest in her midst. She has touched countless lives in our church and the community during her 20 years in this role, many of them only babies when they met her. We feel beyond blessed that God called her to serve at Central. Thank you to those who worked to provide such a delicious lunch and lovely program in her honor.

Here are just a few photos from a very fun day.

No Meeting July 7!
 
The group plans to resume July 13 with a new study on the Gospel of Luke. Save the date and make plans to join in for fellowship and discussion.
McKee Scholarship Available!


Applications for the 2022 McKee Scholarship are now available online! This scholarship is open to anyone entering or attending college that is a member or regular attendee of Central.

Click here for more info and to apply. 
Offering Counting Schedule for July and August
Reminder to the following members who have volunteered for offering counting following Worship on Sundays. Thank you for serving!
July 4 - Barb & Luanne
July 11 - Barb & Scott
July 18 - Fred & Richard
July 25 - Barb and Phil
August 1 - Richard & Phil
August 8 - Scott & Phil
August 15 - Leanne & Fred
August 22 - Scott & Phil
August 29 - Scott & Leanne
Highpoint Youth Update

On Saturday, June 26 the Highpoint Youth Group enjoyed a fun evening of fellowship and food at the Racop home. Thanks to the Racops for hosting!
 
If you know any young people ready to join our Highpoint Youth Group, please encourage them to participate in summer activities.We'd love to have them and summer is a great time for the kids to hang out and bond.
A fantastic group of youth from Central enjoyed summer camp 2021 at PYOCA in June! We praise God that camp was able to be held this year and for all the joys these young people were able to experience together. 

Registration for Family Camp is also still open! Click here for info and to register.
SAVE THE DATE!
Our PYOCA annual family retreat has been scheduled for October 1,2 and 3. Please save the date and make plans to bring your family to this fun weekend. More details coming soon!
Sunday School Update!
The reinstatement of Sunday School for the 2021-2022 school year has yet to be determined by Session based on recommendations from the Re-Opening Task Force. However, we are going to ask for volunteers to teach all ages so we are prepared for any outcome. If you are interested in teaching this fall please call/text/email Corrine Foree at corrine.foree@gmail.com or 724-699-6046. 
Thank you!!


We are seeking great people to work in our church nursery!

Do you know someone who is responsible, caring and enjoys working with young children? We would love for them to apply.
Must be 18 or older.

Click here for the full job description and contact Ellie for an application.
We are a Matthew 25 church!
Our congregation has accepted the PC(USA)’s invitation to follow Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 25:31–46 by becoming active disciples and making a difference in our community and the world. As part of our Matthew 25 commitment, we pledge to embrace these areas of focus:

• Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color

• Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor

Working together in our community, we build congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith and growing as joyful leaders and disciples as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
To learn more and for ideas on how to get involved and do your vital part, please visit
The PCUSA Matthew 25 webpage.
Manna From Seven is in need of drivers for their Saturday Meal delivery ministry.

Click Here to get to their FB page where you can send them a message about becoming a driver or contact Andrew Conner for more info. 

The latest issue of The HERALD is available on the THCPC website.

Click here to view the Herald
Wishing a Happy Birthday to all of you!

Travis Rubey 7/3
Katie Salmeron 7/3
Michael Shaw 7/3
Jack Darke 7/4
Cheryl Moles 7/5
Carol Cook 7/8
Megan Rader 7/8
Steve Templeton 7/9
Prayers for this week:
Morning:
O Good Jesu,
Word of the Father,
the brightness of the Father's glory,
whom angels desire to behold;
teach us to do Your will;
that guided by Your good Spirit,
we may come to that blessed city where there is everlasting day.
Amen
   -- Gregory the Great (540-604)
Evening:
The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Thy behest.
To Thee my morning prayers ascended;
Thy praise shall hallow now my rest.
Amen
   -- John Ellerton (1826-1893)
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