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Volume XXXXX1, No 1
Collection of soup for a local food pantry Collection of money for a local community center Soup lunch served following worship (If you are bringing a crock pot of soup for the lunch, please email your recipe to the church office to be included in the soup cookbook.)
Inside this issue:
Lant’s Lines/Milk Money/Chilifest Christian Educator/ Lenten Series 2
Ash Wednesday Service
with imposition of ashes
February 13 – 7:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church
Celebrating Life/ Youth News
Herald Changes/Thank You’s
News Calendar Church Happenings
The Lenten Series will begin on Sunday, February 17 . Please see details inside for various Lenten activities.
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“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39 NRSV) This commandment appears first in the Old Testament book of Leviticus and then is repeated several times by Jesus, who called it one of the two great commandments. As we all know, it is easy to state but hard to obey. Yet I often see you following this commandment! Without going into specifics, I want to tell you that several persons (some from outside our church family) recently have told me how they were moved by your acts of compassion and love. Maybe you wrote a note of encouragement, which, although it seemed simple to you, came at just the right time. Maybe you cooked a meal, or shared your time by visiting. Even a phone call or an e-mail can be a vehicle for expressing our care for one another. Our deacons lead the way in these matters, and I am proud of the care they provide. And others in our congregation are just as active in this ministry of compassion. Time is extremely valuable. In a sense, it is all that we have. When we spend on someone else time that we would otherwise have used in addressing our own concerns, we are loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. This is a powerful Christian witness for anyone who is paying attention. And many are watching, whether we realize it or not. Thank you for being a loving congregation.
would like to remind all Sunday School goers— young and old— to remember our Project Milk Money offering. Kids ask your parents for some spare change you can bring to class and put in the offering plate! Project Milk Money funds are used to purchase paper cups and milk for 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Let's fill up those jugs!
United Campus Ministries will hold its annual Chili Fest & Silent Auction on Sunday, February 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for United Campus Ministries. Persons will receive a bowl of chili and be invited to add their own toppings. Hot dogs and baked potatoes will also be available. The auction offers unique items to purchase. The event will be held at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge, Terre Haute. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children age 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
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Christian Educator’s Report — Cheryl Moles
Souper Bowl of Caring – February 3 Enjoy a soup smorgasbord lunch following worship on Feb. 3! If you like, bring a crock pot of your favorite soup to add to the selection. Also, bring a can of soup to donate to a local food pantry and a dollar or two to donate to a local community center. Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In is Friday, Febuary 1. Childcare will be provided from 5:30 – 9:00 pm with supper served. Please notify the church office if your child(ren) will be attending. Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:30 am. There are classes for all ages with child care available from 9:15 to 11:45 am. Children’s Worship for children ages 4 years through 1st grade is held following the Children’s Moment time in worship. It is led by Donna Paul-Bonham or Cheryl Moles and meets in room 202. The family prayer group meets on Mondays at the church. Come at noon for lunch. The sharing of joys and concerns begins at 12:30 pm followed by prayer. Childcare is provided. T3EM Supper and Childcare for meeting night is February 19.
2013 LENTEN SERIES at Central Presbyterian Church
Sunday evenings, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 Supper served 5:15 – 6pm; Worship 6 pm; Classes 6:15 – 7:30 pm Gain an exciting vision of God’s final new creation and how it can transform your life right now. The adult class will be led by Scott Paul-Bonham using N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope book and video. This is an excellent study that will “open your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God’s Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is.” Children will enjoy thinking about “God’s Great Surprises.” The youth will have their regular youth group time following supper and will be using Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study, The Way, Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children.
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CELEBRATING LIFE: Through Festivity, Activity, and Spirituality Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the lounge
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THIS INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM Don’t Be A Victim: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft A free consumer protection presentation from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General conducted by Outreach Services Specialist: Amanda Meyer Learn More About: ·Why you still get calls even though you’re signed up for the Do Not Call List ·The latest scams done through the mail, over the phone, and on the internet ·Techniques used by fraudsters ·The importance of protecting your personal information ·How to check your credit report for free ·How to freeze your credit to prevent ID theft
Youth News — Amanda Tramel
February looks to be an exciting month for the youth of Central Presbyterian and Centenary UMC! The Souper Bowl of Caring will be held on February 3rd at each church. We will then take a week to continue our discussion of "The Story". A youth favorite, Lock-In, will be held over Presidents Day weekend. This is a great time to host new members of the youth group and friends. We will have moments of prayer and thanksgiving mixed with fun games, movies, and very little (if any) sleep! Ash Wednesday is February 13th. We will kick off this years Lenten Series (note the time change) with Adam Hamilton's "The Way". We will explore the life of Jesus through a video series that takes us to the holy land. We will learn of his baptism, temptation, healing, proclaiming, calming, saving, death, and resurrection. This will be tied in to the Lenten Series held at Central every Sunday evening during the season of Lent. I hope all of our 6th-12th grade youth will be able to join us for a month of fun and faith!
February 3rd- Souper Bowl of Caring - No Youth Group February 10th- Youth Group at Centenary - 6-7:30pm - The Story "The King Who Had It All" - The Death of King David and the Reign of King Solomon February 15th- Lock-In at Centenary - 7pm- February 16th at 9am February 17th- Youth Group Lenten Series - 5:30-7:30pm - The Way "Baptism and Temptation" February 24th- Youth Group Lenten Series - 5:30-7:30pm - The Way "The Healing Ministry" If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact Amanda Tramel. 706-358 -8100 (call or text) firstname.lastname@example.org
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THANK YOU’S — To the Deacons, Many thanks for the delicious cookies at Christmas time. I am proud of Central and the fine ministry it is giving the community. Give my love to all. I miss Mildred very much but your prayers have given me the strength to carry on. Agape, John Chironna I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you and the members of Central for your thoughts and prayers this week with the passing of my grandmother. It made the week easier knowing that our Terre Haute family was praying for us. Kati and I are grateful to be welcomed into this church with such open arms! Thank you, Justin Shearer
YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP The young adults will meet on Sunday, February 3 at the home of Lance and Brenda Weatherwax for their annual Super Bowl party. All young adults in-
terested in attending are invited to
meet at the church at 5:20 to leave at 5:30 to travel to the Weatherwax home.
Change coming for The Herald
The church newsletter, The Herald, is currently sent via bulk mail to members and friends of Central and several changes are on the horizon that affect the ability to continue. At some point in the near future, we will no longer be able to mail the newsletter from Terre Haute at the bulk mail rate. We would either have to drive to Indianapolis to do the bulk mailing or pay first class rates to mail locally. The Communications Commission has been considering what options we have for this situation and the decision has become more immediate due to some new developments. Our annual bulk mail permit expires at the end of this month and could be renewed, however we aren't sure if the cost of the fee is worth the limited mailings we anticipate (bulk mail requires 200 pieces and we no longer have that many in general church mailings; the Herald is the only bulk mailing done at 242 pieces). The USPS is now requiring a heavier weight paper stock for bulk mailings that makes a significant cost increase in addition to higher postal rates. Due to these economic realities and for good stewardship, the Herald will soon be sent via email for most recipients. There will be a print Herald mailed this month in addition to email, and it is still to be determined if and/or how many future editions will be mailed. The change is inevitable and the Commission wants the transition to be done with the least amount of inconvenience and confusion. How will you receive the Herald after bulk mail ends? If you receive the weekly e-news, you will receive the email edition of the Herald. Please help us get the word out to those that do not have email, so that we can include them in an alternate distribution. Please notify the church office of an updated email address. Newsletters are also available on the church website at www.thcpc.org. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deal with this issue and transition to an electronic format.
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CHIRONNA PRESCHOOL NEWS — Abby Simmons, Coordinator The month of Dec. is a short month for us, only three days, but the third day our Christmas party brought much excitement. The children had worked hard practicing their songs for the program, and all were present on Dec. 6th for the “show”. The parents enjoyed watching their young ones perform, even though it was pretty quiet this year! Too bad they didn’t hear them during their practices! Our luncheon was delicious as always. Thanks to the Culps for their donation of pizzas for our main course, and the com-
mittee for the delicious fruit, veggies and dip, and homemade (many!) cookies. We appreciate Larry Kelsheimer acting as Santa for us, how many years is that now Larry? He really has a special knack with children, and knows how to be “Santa” to all. January is “shape” month. After celebrating New Year’s, and Mrs. Wilson’s birthday, each day highlights a new shape. Two children celebrated their special days, Rece on Jan. 8 and Charles on Jan. 9. Thanks to Eileen Whalen and Agnes Moles for providing cookies, and Renee for purchasing gifts to help these children cel-
ebrate and be special.
A field trip to the Children’s Museum was taken on Jan. 16. The museum is such a positive experience for our children, and getting to walk there is part of the fun, so finding a day during the winter months to do this is a challenge, but important. Thanks to Eileen for helping on the trip. We thank our helpers for the month, Barbara Schmitt, Mary Horneker, Pete Ekstrom, Nancy Cross, Sandy Mead, Molly Wadsworth, Sinwon Racop, Susan Moulton, Eileen Whalen, Diane Giltner, Nancy Edgerton, and Nancy Rubey. Three cheers for our teacher Gayle Wilson, and our bus driver Tom Sanders. These are the people who make our children happy to come to school and learn.
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Sunday February, 2012
1 Parent’s Night Out 5:30 2
Bruce McLaren 3 Choir 8:45 Sunday school 9:30 Worship 10:30 Souper bowl of caring 11:30 New Officer training 12:00 Pete Ekstrom, Shirley Underwood 10 Choir 8:45 Sunday school 9:30 Worship 10:30 New Officer training 12:00 Youth Group 6:00 ** 17 Choir 8:45 Sunday school 9:30 Worship 10:30 New Officer training 12:00 Lenten series begins 5:15 *** 18 19 T³EM supper & childcare 5:15 Finance 5:30 Worship 5:30 CLCA 6:30 CN 6:30 Facilities 7:00 4 Family Prayer Group 12:00 5 6 Deacons meet 5:30 7 8 9
P. J. Ekstrom
Kevin Christ, Laura Redicks
11 Family Prayer Group 12:00 Interlink 1:30
12 Celebrating Life group 1:00 Innovation Generation 6:30
13 Ash Wednesday service 7:00
15 Youth lock-in at Central 7:00
16 Youth Lock-in ends 9:00
Charles Hoffman, George Justus 20 Communication commission 7:00 21
Pam Quiroz 22 23 Church Officer Retreat 9:00
Presidents’ Day – Church Office closed.
Family Prayer Group 12:00
Sean Mang, Hannah Marlow, Kathy Seay
James Morgan, John Moulton
24 Choir 8:45 Sunday school 9:30 Worship 10:30 New Officer training 12:00 Lenten series begins 5:15
25 Family Prayer Group 12:00 Interlink 1:30 Susan Bough, Margaret Clem, Marcella Guthrie
26 Seekers & Searchers @ A. Davis’s home 10:00 Innovation Generation 6:30
27 Personnel Committee 12:15
** Jan Kirschner, Abigail Rader, Grace Ann Spencer, Barbara Wilkinson
*** Cora Glenn, Robert Symon, Charlie Weber
Liv Judge, Fred Simmons, Benjamin Spencer
Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church
125 North Seventh Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 Phone: 812-232-5049 Fax: 812-232-5040 E-mail: CPCOffice@thcpc.org Website: www.thcpc.org Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Lant B. Davis, Pastor Scott Paul-Bonham, Parish Associate Cheryl Moles, Christian Educator Sarah Kelsheimer, Church Secretary
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Women’s Book Club The Women’s Book Club will be meeting on February 7 at 7:00 in the church lounge. The book to be discussed is A Natural Woman by Carole King. Connie McLaren will lead the discussion. Monday Stitchers The Presbyterian Monday Stitchers meet every week beginning at 10:00 a.m. (weather permitting). All women are invited to join in this time of fellowship and mission work. Bring a sack lunch! Women’s Bible Study The Women’s Bible Study will meet on February 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Amanda Davis, 2100 Ohio Blvd.. Unit 6 of Psalms (Interpretation Bible Studies) will be discussed with Mary Horneker leading.
Next Herald Deadline — Feb. 24, 2013