Sunday 4/22 is our missions conference to meet some of the missionaries that we support. Adult Sunday school will have Kathleen King as a guest speaker. During church starting at 10am we will have some of our other missionaries speak of their experience in the field and plans for the future. Join us at 6pm for a mission focused dinner. The church will provide the meat and beverages. Feel free to bring side dishes or deserts!

 

Due to unexpected circumstances the Men’s Bible study on  4/21/18 will be canceled. Thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you at the next meeting.

 

There was a lot of interest in our missionary moment from last Sunday. The dates for the events in GA are as follows:

April 20-23

Graystone Church- Ozora Campus

1551 Ozora Rd.

Loganville, GA 30052

 

May 18-21

The Orchard Church

7288 Hwy 515

Ellijay, GA 30540

 

This program is a free event with interactive trailers to explore and follow the lives of children helped by the Compassion group.

 

For anyone who has lost track of the Men’s Bible Study, the next meeting is this Saturday, March 3rd. The meeting will be at 6:30am at the church building. Light refreshments are provided to help you stay engaged during the study. Guys, please join us this Saturday for some wonderful fellowship and learning. Also, the men meet every 2 weeks instead of just once a month.

 

Sunday February 11th is our annual chili cook-off and cupcake challenge. The festivities will start at 6pm at the church. Feel free to come and enjoy the fellowship. Invite your friends and family to enjoy some food filled fun.

 

Dear Friends:

The person helping us with our website has gone as a missionary to Belgium!  We have a new person who is going to be updating and caring for our website.  We ask for your patience in the meantime.  If you need to contact the pastor, my cell number is 770-335-6178.  Thanks for your understanding!

 

Men’s Bible study is starting again! The first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th, from 6:30 to 7:30 am at the church. Hot coffee and breakfast will be provided.

 
December 2nd:  Church Christmas Party at the Drews
December 3rd:  Church Decorating at 10am
December 4th:  Advent Service
December 11th:  Advent Service
December 18th:  Our Annual “Service of Lessons and Carols”
  • This is a great opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, family, etc., to our special service which is always well attended!
December 25th:
  • No Sunday School
  • No 10am Service
  • 5pm Christmas Devotional Service followed by a time of fellowship and celebrating Jesus’ Birthday!
January 1st:
  • No Sunday School
  • 10am Worship Service with Communion
 

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Keep 150 Haitian students in school

In February, a group of Americans from two different churches and denominations joined together on a short-term mission trip to Haiti. Once in Haiti, part of their carefully planned itinerary was changed due to a scheduling conflict with a school they were supposed to visit. Instead, they were asked to visit a different school.

This school was quite primitive. Half of the “classrooms” are simply tin roofs with chalkboards and tarp walls with rocky dirt floors. One hundred and fifty of the poorest children in the neighborhood attend this school. Due to increasing rent, half of the teachers had to be let go. Now the classes are combined, and half of the classroom spaces are quite crowded while the other spaces stand empty.

The landlords want to sell the property. The school will have to close this June if they cannot purchase the property, which they cannot afford. After returning from Haiti, several teammembers felt compelled to try and help these students and this school to stay open. We need your help in raising $40,000 in just a short period of time to help save this school! We know our God is bigger than this, and He is in control. We trust He will provide. After discussions with OM (Operation Mobilization), plans are underway to try to raise funds for OM Haiti to buy this property. OM Haiti can build an office on part of the property and allow the school to continue. The OM ship, Logos Hope, is scheduled to visit Haiti in 2017. If the property is purchased, there are plans for teams from the ship to do some construction improvements at this school!

How to make a donation:

Christ Presbyterian Church is currently collecting pledges for this Haitian school property. Please mail or email CPC of your pledge.

Christ Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 1055 Sharpsburg, GA 30277

ChurchAdmin@cpcnewnan.com

CPC will notify you when the property purchase details have been solidified by OM and how to make a tax-deductible donation.

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behind the absence abcnews

ABC News explores the social problems in Moldova resulting from children bring left behind while one million Moldavians work abroad. See the full slide show at ABC News.

Excerpt:

According to the U.S. government, Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe, depends on about $1.6 billion annually sent back from the roughly one million Moldovans who left for work in in Europe, Russia, and other former Soviet Bloc countries. Photographer Myriam Meloni went to Moldova to document what she refers to as “social orphans” — children whose parents have emigrated to another country in search of a job and a better future for their families. Pictured, Lulia is seen washing dishes in her grandmother’s house, where she lives.

Each winter, CPC is honored to partner with OM to send aid to these grandparents and families struggling to survive. OM works through local churches to distribute food parcels and firewood to village families.