Announcements

Announcements

CALENDAR

WORSHIP ON SUNDAY, December 15, 2019 

9:30 AM ~ Adult classes, CPC Kids, and Youth classes. Come early for children’s check-in.  More Info or click here for a description of classes.

10:30 AM ~ Worship Service, Sermon by Pastor Randy Lovelace titled “Gracious Determination” from Matthew 18:10-14 in the Series: Parables of the Kingdom. Click here for​ this Sunday’s bulletin.

Children’s worship is available during the service.  Children are dismissed to CW after the offering/before the sermon. 

Nursery
care is available for infants-age 3 during worship service.  There is also a “cry room” at the back of the sanctuary.

From our Deacons: Through your selfless support for Operation Christmas Child, 214 children will receive a Christmas gift this year from Columbia Presbyterian Church.  Thank you for your faith in action and generosity in sharing the love of Christ through this ministry.

CPC Book Table has new selections of Advent books and audio resources for the Christmas season.  Check it out early, while supplies last.  

The latest edition of byFaith is available at the welcome desk this Sunday. Come early to get your copy.

UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS

  • Christmas Caroling with English Language Ministry, Friday, December 20, 6:30-9PM
  • Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 6PM
  • NOTE: Ministry Center room 200 (gym) will be unavailable for extracurricular use between December 22 through December 29.  

TRUSTEES

Regular (undesignated) giving from last week:

Annual giving goal                   $1,460,000

Weekly operational need            $28,077

Week’s giving                                $38,606

YTD budget goal                      $1,375,769

Actual YTD giving                     $1,218,893

Click here to give online or use “Text to Give” ~ text 84321. 

End of Year Giving  

  • For tax deductible donations for 2019, consider the following deadlines.
  • Mailed checks must be DATED and POSTMARKED no later than Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
  • Hand-delivered donations must be received in the office (or in the white box outside the office door) no later than Tuesday, December 31.
  • Online donations must be completed by Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 11:59PM.

WOMEN

M.O.P.S: Meeting Dec. 19, 9:00AM. 
 
GLEAM: Girls, Let’s Eat And Meet.  Second Monday eveningsMORE INFO | POC: Pamela Fahs.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study, 10-noon, studying Nancy Guthrie’s The Son of David – Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books.  Please contact Sheila Nace if you have any questions. (Holiday schedule: The last meeting of the year will be December 10, plus an 11:00 lunch on December 17.)

Living Well is held 10-11:15AM on Saturdays.  Join the Group for updates. (Holiday schedule: There will be no Living Well class on December 7.)

MEN

Men’s Breakfast: Faith, Food & Fellowship (bi-monthly), at Chick-Fil-A, 4905 Executive Park Dr, Columbia, MD 21045, 6:30AM, Thursdays. Email Brice Dawson if you can come.

Hoops basketball (Tuesday evenings),  8:00-10:00PM.   

​View upcoming events on the Momentum page.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Revolution ~ High School
See calendar for meeting dates. 
 
Shine ~ Middle School
Meeting the 1st and 3rd (and sometimes 5th!) Friday of the month 7-9PM
 
Pioneer Girls Wednesdays, 7-8:30PM. for girls in grades 1-8. 
Click here for the registration form.

Christian Service Brigade Wednesdays at 7pm. Programs are available for boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Check out the CSB page on the CPC website for more information or to pre-register. You can also email csb@columbiapres.org for more info. TreeClimbers (1st & 2nd grade) and Stockade (3rd-6th grade), 7-8:30PM; Battalion (7th-12th grade), 7-9PM 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sunday Take-Down Team
We need a few strong backs for help with stacking chairs after Sunday morning worship service.  Teens and young adults are welcome to participate.  Please contact Eric Johnston. 

The English Language Ministry (ELM) is very much in need of childcare and registration helpers.  These volunteers serve on a rotating basis and do not need to come every week.  Teaching assistants are also always needed and welcome.  Please consider joining us in one of these important roles.  Contact Kory Tvedt if you are interested.

Children’s Worship is in need of two new teachers. Teachers will teach two Sundays out of every six months, following an established curriculum. If interested, please contact Taylor Callicrate.

PRAYER

Pray for College-Age Students
This group that meets on Tuesdays at 1PM (CPC Prayer room in lobby) to pray for college students, all young people of college age, and for colleges, in general. You are welcome to join us.  POC: Sue Sciannella  (Holiday schedule: prayer group will not be meeting on 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, or 12/31.)
 
Prayer Requests
  • The Sunday morning Welcome slip has space on the back for prayer requests.  These requests are forwarded to the pastors and elders, and only shared with the prayer chain upon request.

  • To have a prayer request sent out to the CPC prayer chain, please contact the office by phone during business hours (410.730.6004 Monday-Friday, 9-5) or at any time during the week: office@columbiapres.org.

  • To receive a weekly “Prayer Guide,” join the Prayer Chain group here. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Employment Opportunity at the Columbia Pregnancy Center
The Columbia Pregnancy Center is seeking a part time Client Services Director.  The Director of Client Services is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and supervising the operation of the Center. For further information about this position call the Center at 410-730-3223 or e-mail our Executive Director at nancy.vawter@columbia-pregnancy.org .

Marketplace is a Facebook group for the purpose of selling household items, giveaways, job opportunities, housing requests, advice on home projects, etc.  If you are not a member of Facebook, the office can post there for you with your contact information.  Join here.

Amazon Smile: The Amazon Smile program is set up for you to shop on Amazon as you usually do (if you do…), with the only difference that you must start with the website address smile.amazon.com instead of www.amazon.com. When you use Amazon Smile, be sure to designate Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia MD (NOT the one in MS = Mississippi!) as your nonprofit charity, and the church will receive 0.5 percent of your purchase from the Amazon Smile Foundation.  Once you’ve first chosen CPC as your designated charity, it will be selected automatically every time you begin with smile.amazon.com. It’s that simple!