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Internal Security System in Operation
The internal security system will be in use each weekday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm during Stay and Play Preschool hours. This only affects internal doors in the education wing of the building. The system is not locking any external doors. HOWEVER, to get to the main church office without needing to be granted access through a locked door, one may go through the Fraser Street entrance of the Sanctuary and down the hallway on the main floor to the office. No doorways between the sanctuary and the office will be locked on that floor. We will eventually use this security system for additional church functions/purposes.
FISH Cookie Pick Up!
If you order FISH Cookies you may pick up your order during coffee hour on the 9th (10:15-11am, in the ROOM 10) or delivered by a student if ordered from one not at coffee Hour. Thank you always for your generous support and the generations of youth you have blessed. God is good-all the time!
This is literally what we will be doing during the 11:15 am service, starting on November 18. We'll be moving forward by encouraging all worshipers to sit in the front section of the sanctuary so that we can sit together and enjoy the communion and fellowship of the worshiping community. If you are a second service worshiper who now sits towards the back, please be thinking about the new pew you will choose. If you don't normally come to second service, please join us as we gather closer in the body of Christ!
P.O.L.O (Parents of Little Ones) Fellowship
The first Tuesday of each month ( thru April 2nd) from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, parents of a child under six are invited to drop the kids off at child care or LOGOS and come on an evening out of childless conversation, dinner, drinks, and fellowship with others in the same crazy stage of life. If it’s your first time please RSVP by contacting Pastor Mike (email@example.com) or call the church office. POLO offers these special nights along with other parent focused opportunities to connect.
Because, let’s face it, parenting can be isolating and hard. This is why "POLO Fellowship" was created. To help us connect, share experiences, and build supportive community with others as God intended. A donation of $10 is suggested to help defray the costs childcare & dinner for children . Registration papers are available in the SCPC office. For questions contact Pastor Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:15 -10:45 am on the third Sunday of the month in the Conference Room
12:15 - 12:45 pm every Wednesday in the Tower Room
Any relationship grows in depth with good listening. This applies to our relationship with God. If we wish to deepen our relationship with God, it helps to set aside some time to listen…to be still and to make space to be aware of God’s presence. One method for cultivating this stillness and space is through Centering Prayer.
Centering Prayer is a prayer method rooted in the ancient Christian tradition of the Dessert Fathers and Mothers who recognized the essential nature of silent, receptive prayer. In this silence, we allow ourselves to be receptive to God’s presence and action within us. Centering prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is a practice to nurture that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal or active prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. If practiced regularly, it can help us be more aware of God’s presence and action in our daily lives.
Whether you are simply curious about Centering Prayer, have tried it and think that you “can’t do it” or have an established practice with this form of prayer, please join us the third Sunday of the month between services in the Martin Room. Guidance and resources will be offered for those who are beginning and community in praying will be there for all. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Boutselis email@example.com or 814-883-4225.
We are hoping to hire for our childcare rooms!
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have some experience working with children, be willing to get clearances or have them already, and will be interviewed. We have shift openings for Sunday mornings, Tuesday late afternoon/evenings, and Wednesday evenings.
Applications will be emailed to those who are interested. Anyone interested should email: Emma Sutterlin, Childcare Coordinator.
Intergenerational Mission Trip - July 8 - 19, 2019
SCPC has been asked to come, serve and get to know the girls of “Hekima Place”. A home for 40 at risk girls located in rural Kenya, Hekima Place is committed to “serving the needs of vulnerable Kenyan girls by providing a safe, faith-based, loving home that supports excellence in education and empowerment for their futures”. While there we will be providing improvements to the water system, building more sustainable structures for animals and farming, assisting in the creation of a new school, and building relationships with those who live there. All of this is with the intention to continuing that support and dedication after returning home.
Make Dinner For Centre House Shelter
Would you like to make a difference for some folks who would benefit from your help? Here is a great opportunity for you: on the 2nd Friday of each month, someone (or a group) from SCPC prepares and shares a meal with the residents of Centre House.
Centre House provides shelter and food to folks who are experiencing homelessness or are in crisis, but also guidance to reach a more stable housing future. Residents must be over the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or legally emancipated. The Centre House shelter is located at 217 East Nittany Avenue and open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is staffed 24 hours a day. There is no charge to stay at Centre House.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at around 5 pm on the assigned Friday with all of the makings to prepare a meal. A phone call by the volunteer to Centre House on the day before will provide information about the number of residents to expect as well as any dietary restrictions that may exist. The volunteer(s) will involve the residents (who are required to participate as part of the conditions of their residency) in the food preparation and cooking as well as setting the table, etc. Everyone then sits down and enjoys the meal together. The residents are responsible for cleaning up after the meal. The typical time commitment for volunteers is approximately 2 hours. The kitchen at Centre House is fully stocked with pots, pans, cooking and food prep utensils as well as some basic ingredients like oil, butter, salt and pepper, etc.
If you, you and your family, or you and some group of friends/relatives would like to volunteer to prepare/share a meal, please contact Mike Cullin (814)571-9157).
State College Presbyterian Church
132 W. Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801
Stay and Play Preschool
Sunday Schedule (Program Year September-May)
9:00 am - Worship Service
10:00 am - Sunday School for Children
10:00 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
10:15 am - Adult Education
10:15 am - Membership Opportunity
11:15 am - Worship Service
Summer Sunday Schedule
10:00 am - Worship Service
10:20 am - Summer Sunday School for
Children Age 4 - 3rd grade following
the children's message
11:15 am - Coffee Hour in Social Hall
11:15 am - Adult Ed (select Sundays)
11:15 am - Membership Opportunity