A Wonderful Way to Begin Christmas Day in the Morning

Central is again worshipping with and serving Christmas Morning Breakfast for the guests in the Night Shelter.  You can participate in various ways:  by providing an egg casserole (we provide the recipe), milk, juice, bread, or fruit: as well as offering hospitality to our guests in the Night Shelter. Cooked casseroles may be dropped off on Christmas Eve.  Please sign up on Sunday in Tull Hall.  If you have questions, call Bede Campbell at 404-863-6227.  It is an early start - 6:15 AM.  It is a wonderful way to begin Christmas Day...just ask anyone who has been there.

The Joy of Giving

Advent Flowers ShadowAdvent & Christmas Flowers

The flowers in the sanctuary during Advent & Christmas will reflect the beauty and spirit of the season. Each year, Central offers you the opportunity to remember or honor a loved one through a gift to the Advent & Christmas flower fund. Your gift will continue to bring joy and beauty throughout the New Year as well, as a portion of the gift will go toward the general flower fund.

To give online, click here.







christmas greetings_shadowChristmas Greetings

Too busy to send Christmas cards this year? How about sending some greetings to your Central family--with all of the payoff but none of the workwhile contributing to the transformative work of Central OAC?

This year, send a Christmas Greeting at Central! Your donation-which can be as small or as large as you wish-will help purchase birth certificates and state identification for guests of Central Outreach & Advocacy Center. A seemingly insignificant piece of plastic, a state ID makes it possible for guests to receive other services around our city--from housing and healthcare, to getting a job and accessing benefits.

Simply click here to submit your greeting and online payment, and your greeting will be published in a special mailing and in the bulletin on December 21The deadline is Monday, December 15Email Anthony with any questions.

So, this season, skip the cards and send a Christmas greeting that will help open doors out of homelessness!



2014 Joy Offering shadow2014 Christmas Joy Offering

A gift to the Christmas Joy Offering helps provide financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families and also enables deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges and schools.

To give to this offering online, click here.

Zimbabwe Artists Project on display in Tull Hall Gallery
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Our current art exhibit in Tull Hall is from the Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP) – “Making Human Connections Through Art”. ZAP is a non-profit organization created at the request of the Artists of rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. ZAP’s goal is to “foster self-respect and self-reliance through collaborative projects." Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps the artists become economically self-sufficient. Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for their families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities.  

ZAP has helped Weya artists create their own cooperative association, by assisting with constitution writing and the fundamentals of bookkeeping. These artists have used proceeds from their artwork to rebuild fragile houses, meet major medical emergencies, care for AIDS orphans, and enter teacher-training college.   ZAP has completed a clean water project in Weya and is engaged with the people of Weya in responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

In 2008, Central hosted the ZAP art exhibit, and the Learning Committee purchased artwork for our children’s Sunday School Classrooms and for rooms on the Ground Level occupied by Central Outreach and Advocacy Center.

All artwork on display is for sale, and is sponsored by the Music & Liturgical Committee. For pricing please email Sandra McDonald or Dave VanderMeer.

For additional information please visit ZAP’s website.

What's Happening Within the Denomination

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