August 21, 2019
Sunday @ Central
August 25, 2019 | Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
11:00 a.m. Service for the Lord's Day
This is Us: Grace is Central
Jessica Patchett, preaching
Taco Bar with all the fixin's
From the Organ Bench
The Opening Voluntary this Sunday, “Voluntary in F Major”, is in volume 1 of A Century of American Organ Music 1776-1876, compiled and edited by Barbara Owen, a church musician, historian, organist, and lecturer. The composer is James Cox Beckel (1811-?). Owen’s particular interest is printed organ music of America’s first century. American organists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries followed their European counterparts and improvised most everything needed for both liturgical and non-liturgical use, while choral music and parlor keyboard pieces were both written down and published.  continued>>
Calling All Thespians!
A Liturgical Theatre group (name TBD) is now forming. We will meet once a month or as needed to develop scripture- based presentations of various styles for use in worship and explore other possibilities. It will be interesting work and also fun! Folks with acting experience and inclination invited!
If you are interested, contact Kitsy Battle. 

Also, if anyone has a suggestion for a clever name for this group please send that to Kitsy!
All Youth Are Invited to Join Steve Fey for Youth Bells Kick-Off
I’m excited about the kick-off of Youth Bells, which I will be directing during the interim time. For those who don’t know me, I’m organist Vicki’s husband. Vicki and I worked together for many years as church music directors; in our last position I directed our youth handbell choir for over 15 years. The plan is to rehearse three Sunday mornings starting September 15 , then offer music on World Communion Sunday on October 6. Rehearsal location and time, the bell room and 9:00 a.m., are unchanged from the past. 

All interested youth are welcome – no prior experience ringing bells is required!
First Rehearsal for Jerusalem Youth Choir Set for September 22
Rachel Stewart, Director
The first rehearsal for the Jerusalem Youth Choir is Sunday, September 22 (after the Youth Kick-off Event September 8 and Inter-generational Event on September 15). For September 22 only , Youth Fellowship will begin first - at 4:50, followed by dinner from 6:00-6:30, and choir rehearsal from 6:30-7:30 . Beginning September 29, our normal schedule will be: Choir at 4:50, dinner 6:00-6:30, Youth Fellowship 6:30-7:30.

We rehearse in the Music Suite on the 3rd floor of the Oglesby Building. All youth in grades 6-12 are WELCOME!!!

Questions? - contact Rachel Stewart by email . I look forward to seeing you soon!
Bethlehem Choir Begins Sunday, September 8
Vicki Fey, Director
Central’s Bethlehem Choir includes boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through first grade. They learn music fundamentals, vocal techniques and worship readiness skills, and they sing in worship several times during the church year. The director is  Vicki Fey Bethlehem Choir rehearses Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 – before Sunday School. Parents, please sign in your children beginning at 8:50 in Tull Hall. Our first rehearsal is September 8, and all children in this age group are welcome! A parent helper sign-up sheet will be sent to parents soon. 

Questions? contact Vicki Fey by email.
Nazareth Choir Begins Sunday, September 8
Rachel Stewart, Director
Central’s Nazareth Choir includes boys and girls in second through fifth grades. With our graded choir program, children continue to build on their musical foundation, adding singing in parts, reading music, and learning hymns and service music for worship.   Rachel Stewart  directs this choir, and Rick Wornat is the accompanist. The Nazareth Choir rehearses Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 - before Sunday School (with drop-off and sign-in beginning at 8:50 in Tull Hall). The first rehearsal of this program year is September 8.
All children in grades 2-5 are WELCOME!!!
Questions? - contact Rachel Stewart by email .

Ms. Rachel says, "I look forward to seeing you soon!"
The Adult Education Committee invites you to take a seat in our seminary classroom (a.k.a. OAC Lobby/Atrium) which concludes this Sunday with Anna George Traynham . The class bell rings at 9:45 a.m.
New Program Year for Ministry of Learning Begins Sunday, September 8
The Ministry of Learning is excited about Sunday, September 8, when new opportunities for Christian Education will begin for all ages. Children ages 3 - 10 along with their parents are invited to attend a gathering in Tull Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m. to meet the Sunday School teachers. At 9:00, the children will be dismissed to attend choir.

For Children’s Sunday School this year, we will be using Godly Play with three groups: Preschool, Kindergarten-2nd grade, and 3rd grade - 5th grade. Godly Play takes a creative look into biblical stories by exploring these narratives through wonder and play! When you see our Children's Sunday School teachers, Hannah Palmer, Sally Wood, Kimberly Amos, Lewis Amos, Emily Hilimire, Jeff Hilimire, Amy Kirkland, Cindi Yarbrough, Wende Ballew, Ginger Heidbreder, Marcia Catterall, Gayle Knight, Nancy Glenn, and Jill Lum be sure to thank them for leading, guiding, and teaching our children in Sunday School this year!

Meeting in the Youth Suite, the middle school youth and high school youth are divided into separate classes; but all will be exploring different topics such as grace, tolerance, guns, sabbath, and more! When you see Kip Ladd, Mary Lillian Walker, Sean Smith, Erin Gerber, and Susan Landrum, thank them for serving as Sunday School teachers for our youth this year! Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM - we hope to see your youth there!

At Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings. This fall, we will have three adult classes from which to choose. Curriculum for these classes is still being finalized; watch upcoming issues for all the details.

Youth! Mark your calendars!
Middle School Retreat - Nov. 1-3
High School Retreat - Nov. 16-17
No Better Time Than Now!
For school kids and parents, summer season is officially done (or will be next Monday morning). Now you can turn your attention toward the fall activities which we hope will include the Central All-Church Retreat. There is no better time than now to click on the link below and register for the retreat.

Click Here to register now, or Follow us on Facebook and register from that page.
It's Your Time to Shine in the All Church Retreat Variety Show!  
Join us for a family-friendly evening of entertainment and fellowship at the All Church Retreat Variety Show, hosted by Central's own David York. Dust off your tap shoes, trombone, stand-up routine, or other hidden talents and join the fun! All ages, skill levels, and styles are welcome! Slots are going fast, so contact David York to sign-up!

Join us for Central Outreach & Advocacy Center's annual Main Frame Celebration! Take an hour for lunch on Thursday, September 12, 1 - 2 pm to visit us and our students at Central Outreach & Advocacy Center. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while learning about our job readiness program, meeting guests who've worked hard to change their lives, and hearing their stories of success.

To let us know you are coming, please register here .
Fair Trade Market Continues
Our Fair Trade Market continues this Sunday offering your favorite coffee, tea, chocolate, and olive oil. Bring your cash, check, or credit/debit card and shop with a cause!
September 15: All Church BBQ!
On September 15, the congregational events committee invites you to head to the Lum house after worship for an inter-generational BBQ feast! We will have a swimming pool (staffed with a lifeguard), corn hole, barbecue, and get-to-know-you actives for all ages. It will be a great time to get to know more of your Central neighbors! Click Here to RSVP by September 9.
Looking for ways to get connected?
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Music Ministry
Handbells: Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm
Chancel Choir: Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm

Youth and Children
Children's Choirs: Sundays @ 9:00 am 
Youth Handbell Choir, Sundays @ 9:00 am
Youth Choir, Sundays @ 4:50 pm
Youth Fellowship, Sundays @ 6:00 pm

Adult Education and Small Groups
Central Young Adults
Rebekah Circle
Central Women
Central Men
Young adults in the life of Central are invited to the Traynham home for dinner and fellowship at 7:00pm on August 22. Bring a side and/or drink to share if you can, and RSVP to Anna. Friends and family are welcome! 
Curious About What's Happening?
Now that the lazy, hazy days of summer are almost over and everyone is back to their non-summer routine, keep up with what's going on at Central by checking out the church calendar at our website. You can also check this calendar within your MyCPC account, as well as the ChurchLife app.
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