March 7-8 Youth Plans, Summer Trip Reminders, Senior High Retreat, and more!

Hi, youth and families. Hope you are having a great week.

Youth Sunday was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who participated, and thank you, parents, for your help and support! You should all be very proud.

This Saturday-Sunday (March 7-8), our confirmands will be on a retreat at Lake Lanier. We send them with our love and prayers! Because of the retreat, there will be no youth fellowship this Sunday, March 8. Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm.

Remember that April 19 is the Central Acts Up Again Variety show and silent auction! This will be our major fundraiser for the summer trips, and we need everyone to be involved. Start spreading the word and selling tickets to your family and friends! Adult tickets are $15, children under 12 are $10, there is a $50 family maximum, and dinner is included.

Our stock sale is still under way, and we have a long way to go in order to make our summer trips affordable. Remember that all youth are expected to sell 10 shares of stock, in addition to working the stock sale table in Tull at least once. Please click here to sign up to work the stock sale table in Tull. No one has signed up for the table this week.

SENIOR HIGH RETREAT: It’s quickly approaching! The cost is $50/person. Please place your deposit in Michelle’s box by March 15. Please email Anna to sign up for the retreat, so we can make sure we have enough van/bus space.

montreat8TH GRADERS AND SENIOR HIGHS: MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE DEADLINE APPROACHING! We are very excited about Montreat youth conference, July 12-18! The deadline to register is March 15. To register and reserve your space, place your $100 deposit in Michelle’s folder in the main office AND email Anna.

Have a great week!

Sunday, March 1-YOUTH SUNDAY

This is an exciting day for youth ministry!!! We will rehearsing Sunday morning. Below is our schedule.

8:00am- Erin Pitts rehearse with Jason
8:00am- Seniors rehearse in CHAPEL with Michelle
8:15am- Jacob and Miriam rehearse with Jason
8:30am-8:45am- Seniors rehearse speaking from pulpit (briefly)
8:45-9:15am- Youth bells
9:20-10:10am- Full rehearsal of speaking parts; practice processing/setting communion table (with Jerusalem Choir)
10:15-10:45am- Jerusalem Choir

There will be no youth fellowship Sunday, March 1 but we will have a celebration March 15!!!

We also need a couple of people to volunteer to sell stocks after worship. Please email Michelle if you can volunteer your time.

February 22: Important updates about night shelter, youth Sunday, and summer trips!

Hi, youth and parents. Hope everyone is staying warm today!

This Sunday, 2/22, Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 4:50pm, and youth fellowship will be 6:00-8:00pm. **Note that pickup time is 30 minutes later than usual!!

The youth will be serving dinner in the night shelter AND practicing youth Sunday this week, so it is very important that everyone who is participating in youth Sunday plan to be at youth fellowship. Thank you to all the families who are bringing food for Sunday night, and thank you to Wills Moore for coordinating!

-GUATEMALA DEADLINE: Remember that the deadline for your $100 deposit for Guatemala is March 1, which is next Sunday. See previous posts for info about the itinerary and necessary vaccines.

-MONTREAT DEADLINE: 8th graders and senior highs, it is time to register for Montreat! The deadline for your $100 deposit is March 15. Please also email Anna to indicate that you/your youth are going to Montreat.

-UPCOMING DATES: Make sure you have your calendars marked for the senior high retreat (March 27-29) and the variety show and silent auction (April 19!)

Stock Sale: The youth stock sale is a major fundraiser for our summer trips. Without sales stock salelike this one, the summer trips would be much more expensive for families. All youth are asked to sell 10 shares of stock individually. They were sent home with sale sheets and sample certificates last week; if you need more, email Anna. In addition, each youth is asked to work the stock sale Table in Tull twice in the coming months.

Please click here to sign up. 

Thanks, and see you Sunday!

February 15: Youth Fellowship, Stock Sale, Night Shelter, and Summer Trips!

Hi, youth and families!

There are exciting things coming up, so read closely!

This Sunday, February 15, Jerusalem Choir rehearses at 4:50pm, followed by youth fellowship, 6:00-7:00pm.

During youth this week, we will do a full run-through of Youth Sunday. All youth who are participating in youth Sunday should plan to attend. We will also play some fun Minute-to-Win-It games, finish the Youth Sunday banners, and enjoy a meal together.

ATTENTION PARENTS! Central Youth – Shelter Dinner – Sunday February 22nd

Wills Moore has graciously agreed to coordinate the meal. Here is a message from Wills:

Hi Central Youth Parents:

The Youth are signed up to prepare and serve dinner as well as provide sack lunches on Sunday, February 22nd and I am your lovely and talented coordinator.

The youth will be rehearsing for Youth Sunday that afternoon so the plan is to rotate between rehearsal and preparing/serving dinner and sack lunches.

DINNER – We will be serving lasagna, salad and bread along with a dessert. NOTE – we will be feeding a total of approximately 100 people including guests and youth.

SACK LUNCH – In the morning, we provide each guest with a sack lunch comprised of 2 sandwiches, a piece of fruit and a breakfast bar of some type.

Please sign up to bring items via this SignUpGenius: CPC Youth- Shelter Dinner- February 22

Guatemala: Remember that $100 deposits for Guatemala are due March 1. Place deposits in Michelle’s folder in the main office.

Montreat Youth Conference (July 12-19): It is time to start registration! Please email Anna ASAP if you (or your youth) want to go to Montreat. A $100 deposit is due by March 15. Place checks in Michelle’s folder in the main office.

The stock sale is under way! Youth took home a stock sale sheet last week, and each youth is asked to sell 10 shares. Shares are $25 each. This is an important fundraiser, and it will help make the summer trips affordable for families. On the summer trips, youth will write postcards to their “stockholders,” thanking for their gift.

Make sure you have April 19 on your calendar for our variety show and silent auction! Plans are under way, and it is going to be a very fun event.

See you Sunday, folks!

February 8: Second Sunday Swap and More!

Happy February, folks!

We had a great time at our super bowl party last week. Thank you again to the Catteralls for hosting!

February 8 is the second Sunday, which means it is Second Sunday Swap time!

Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm, and youth fellowship will be 1:30-3:00pm. We will stay at the church and work on youth Sunday preparations. All youth who wish to participate in youth Sunday need to be at youth group. Remember that youth Sunday is March 1.

In order to make our big summer trips affordable, we have some FUNDRAISING to do! 

We have a goal of raising $15,000 to offset the cost of the summer trips, and we can meet that goal if we work together.

stock saleWe are selling “stock” in our youth trips, for $25 a share. The stock sale fundraiser is a way for families, church members, etc., to invest in our youth. On the summer trips, the youth will write postcards to all the stockholders.

Each youth is responsible for selling 10 shares of stock, totaling $250. We will talk about this at youth fellowship this week, but it is time for the youth to start selling!

Guatemala: Remember that your $100 deposit for Guatemala is due March 1. You can place checks in Michelle’s folder in the main office. Also make sure you are renewing your passport and getting the vaccines you need.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS AND SENIOR HIGHS: It is time to sign up for the Montreat Youth Conference, July 12-18! The absolute deadline to sign up is March 15, but the sooner, the better! Email Anna to sign up.

If you have never been before, you are in for a treat. If you have never been before, you are in for a treat. Watch this video to find out more about the Montreat youth conference:

See you Sunday!

February 1: Souper Bowl, Youth Sunday Prep, and More

Hi, everyone! Hope are enjoying this sunny day.

This Sunday, February 1, youth fellowship will be a super bowl party at the Catteralls’ house! Parents should drop off youth at the Catterall house at 6:00pm and can pick up at 8:30pm or half-time. The Catteralls have offered that any older youth who wish to stay for the entire game are invited to do so, but the “official” CPC party will end at 8:30pm.

Because of the party, Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm this Sunday. 

sopuer bowl

Before and after worship, youth will be collecting donations for the Central Night Shelter through the Souper Bowl of Caring.

February 1 is also a BAKE SALE SUNDAY!bake-sale-main

We still need families to bring baked goods and youth & adults to staff the table. If you have not worked a bake sale yet, please consider helping this week. Click here to sign up.

We are so grateful that families provide dinner for youth fellowship each week. Parents, we need volunteers to provide dinner for youth group on 2/15 and throughout March and April. If you have not already provided dinner, please click here to sign up.


After some great conversation with senior highs at youth fellowship last week, we learned that the senior high retreat in March conflicted with dress rehearsals for Grady’s play. We have moved the date to March 27-29. Hopefully the new date will allow everyone will to attend!

Remember that YOUTH SUNDAY is coming up on March 1! We got a great head-start on planning last week. Youth who plan to participate in youth Sunday should be at youth fellowship every Sunday in February.

Thanks, and see you Sunday!

1/25 Youth Fellowship, Souper Bowl, and Youth Sunday!

Hi, youth and families!

We had a great trip to Asheville this weekend. Thank you to all who participated!

This Sunday, January 25, Jerusalem Choir rehearses at 4:50pm, followed by Youth Fellowship, 6:00-7:30pm. Sunday school resumes as normal (9:45am).

It is time to start planning YOUTH SUNDAY!youth sunday  This is such an exciting tradition in the life of Central, and we want all youth to be a part of it. We will begin planning this week at youth fellowship. Youth who wish to participate in youth Sunday need to be at youth group this week and throughout February.

There are big things coming up next Sunday, February 1! This is Super Bowl Sunday and the SOUPER BOWL OF CARING! After worship, the youth will be collecting donations and canned goods for the meals at the night shelter. Jerusalem Choir will rehearse at 12:30pm. At 6:00pm, we will have a super bowl party at the Catterall home. Parents should plan to drop off and pick up youth from the Catteralls’. Parents can pick up at 8:30pm, or youth who wish to watch the entire game are invited to stay.

Sign Ups:

February 1 is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it is BAKE SALE SUNDAY!  Please click here to sign up to make baked goods or staff the sale. This is an important fundraising effort for our summer trips!

Each week at youth fellowship, we enjoy a delicious dinner provided by a youth family.dinner

We still need parents/families to sign up to serve dinner at youth fellowship on 2/15 and throughout March, April, and May. Please click here to sign up. (And remember that sign up sheets are always available under the “Forms and Sign Ups” tab above.)

Upcoming Trips:

-SENIOR HIGH RETREAT: Senior highs, we are looking forward to our retreat, March 13-15! We will be going to the mountains of North Carolina. More info soon to come!

-MONTREAT: Senior highs and 8th graders, mark you calendars for MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE, July 12-18! If you have never been before, you are in for a treat. If you are planning for your youth to go to Montreat Youth Conference, please email Anna asap so that we can get a headcount. We have to reserve our housing very soon.

-GUATEMALA: Remember that your $100 deposits are due no later than March 1. Your space on the trip is not officially reserved until we have your deposit. Everyone needs a passport, valid for 6 months after our return. The CDC recommends that people travelling to Guatemala have the Hepatitis A vaccine, as well as a typhoid vaccine. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations.

See you Sunday!