Our prayers are with the Congregation of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We pray that God’s love will surround them as they mourn, we pray that God’s peace will surround them and bring them comfort, and we pray that God’s strength will be with them.
With safety at top of mind for so many of us, we want to reassure families that these kinds of attacks are very rare, that the Mayor and Chief of Police have reached out to us to help us set our minds at ease, and this is a good time to highlight some of the safety features and updates at Central.
- Secure Entrance: During our weekday youth events, we ask that all youth enter the church through the glass hallway. The doors will be secured 15 minutes after the published start time. If you or your child needs to gain access, please feel free to call.
- Emergency alerts: We have 3 alerts in the church school. These alerts go directly to the police station and the police respond with full response within minutes. We are working on obtaining a new alert for the Youth Center.
- Training: All lead teachers and staff have been trained in our emergency procedures including fire, shelter in place and emergency evacuation.
We do our best to express welcome and hospitality to every child and every family at Central while providing for a safe place where Children’s faith can be nurtured. If you have any further questions about the security of your children while they are in our care at Central, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Yours in Christ,
This Week at Central:
Pageant Leaders Needed: We need 8 pageant leaders this year to help us with narration, with the signs of Christmas and with crowd control for the younger kids. If you would like to be a part of the pageant, please email Pastor Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donuts with Deborah: No Donuts this week for Teacher Convention.
Service at Central: No service this week for Teacher Convention.
Middle School Band- Thursday at 6:45. Contact Agilbert@centralpres.org for more information. The band is beginning rehearsal for the Christmas pageant.
High School Band- Thursday at 7:30. Contact Agilbert@centralpres.org for more information.
This Week in Sunday School:
Family Worship this week- enjoy spending time in worship.
11/5: SHIP/Grace Food Drive Kicks off
11/12: Adult Coats being collected for the Midnight Run
11/17: Midnight Run- Sign up for the Run! Middle School at 5:30, High School at 7:30.
11/19: SHIP food drive collected- Youth will sort during Sunday School
11/26: Family Worship
12/3: Living Nativity Sign ups
Middle School: hhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ba8a929a5ff2-cpcyouth