Camp Hill Presbyterian Church News
Did you know that those words "do not fear" appear in the Bible 365 times? God knows we need that daily reminder, especially during difficult times. We know and trust that God is with us. We also know and trust that we will remain connected as a church family as best we can in these difficult days.
Let us uplift each other in prayer! May the peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and may the blessing God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, remain with you always. Amen.
~ Pastor Nancy
Exploring the Church's History of Music
The summer series "Why Do We Sing What We Sing?" continues Sunday, Aug. 14, as we explore "Contemporary Worship" and changes to hymns in the mid-20th century. This Sunday, we will feature a praise team led by Jerrold Tidwell that will feature voices, piano, guitar, and percussion.
Please join us for fellowship and light refreshments in the Gathering Place after the service.
Join Our Summer Praise Choir on Aug. 14
All singers are invited to join this week's Summer Praise Choir. Rehearsal will be at 8:45 a.m., prior to the the Sunday service.
Pastor Potter to Be Out of Town
Visitation Pastor Don Potter will be out of town Sunday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 21. If you are in need of pastoral care, please call the office at (717) 737-0488 to arrange a visit from Pastor Nancy or Pastor Stuart.
CARING AND SERVING
Ecumenical Food Pantry Needs Volunteers
Years ago following the Agnes flood, which devastated Harrisburg, Betty Andrews (Abby Tierney’s mother) and Ruth Knudsen were instrumental in establishing CHPC as a partnering congregation in the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Harrisburg. We have had dedicated volunteers for one day a month for 50 years.
There is always a need for more people willing to give their time, but right now the food requests have tripled since the same time last year. EFP has reached out to all participating congregations seeking more volunteers. Three-hour morning time slots and 1-1/2-hour afternoon shifts are available.
Please consider if you might have an interest in helping this ministry. It is one of the things where skilled labor is not necessary and the hunger needs are very real. Visit the Ecumenical Food Pantry website or call (717) 233-6889. Thank you!
Seeking Food Pantry Volunteers for Earl Besch Project
Jesus instructed us to “Feed my sheep.” August is the month that CHPC supports the families in the Camp Hill School District who qualify for food in the summer from the Earl Besch Project. Please click here to volunteer with the project. If you cannot physically work at the pantry unloading or helping families shop, we ask that you donate to the EB Project for us to buy the necessary items in the correct numbers. Your help is very much appreciated!
GIVING AND DONATIONS
Annual Statements Mailed
Annual offering statements were recently mailed. If you have any questions about yours, please call CHPC Treasurer David Watts at (717) 503-2591.
LEARN / CHILDREN / YOUTH
Sunday School on Hiatus for Summer
Adult and children's Sunday school classes are taking a break for the summer. Look for information on our offerings in the August newsletter and here in CHPConnections.