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Calendar for July 9 - July 17, 2021

7/11 - Worship In Person at Central 10:30am

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


7/13 - Bible Study & Brew 7:30pm
7/14 - Session Meeting 7pm
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.

We Are Hiring!
 
Central is seeking to fill a newly created Volunteer Coordinator position. This is a part time role involving approximately 12 hours per week. This person will be responsible for matching people with various volunteer roles within our church including roles for the Kids Hope program, formerly a separate position. 

A more detailed job description upon request.  Contact the church office or email sarah@thcpc.org
 
The group will meet on Tuesday, July 13 with a new study on the Gospel of Luke via Zoom. Make plans to join in for fellowship and discussion.

Contact Pastor Mike for the Zoom link.
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

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. 
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!
Prayers for this week:
Morning:
 
Let me, with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for He is kind;
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.
 Amen
   -- John Milton (1608-1674)
Evening:
 
Almighty and eternal God,
the Disposer of all the affairs of the world,
there is not one circumstance
so great as not to be subject to Thy power,
nor so small but comes within Thy care.
Amen
   -- Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland (1665-1714)
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