Did you know that those words "do not fear" appear in the Bible 365 times? God knows we need that daily reminder, especially during this most difficult time. 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.
Join Us for Worship at CHPC
■ During our recorded 10:30 online service, Pastor Nancy Conklin will lead us in worship, Caleb Flick will provide music, and Jeff Heiss and Dale Meadowcroft will once again make the service available for our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.
■ The 9 a.m. family service, which includes songs and story time, meets via Zoom during the Sunday school hour.
Covid Resurgence Brings Changes to Worship, Building Use
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, the Session has decided to suspend in-person worship until such time it is safe to gather.
The building also will be closed to everyone except staff, Meals on Wheels, and AA's Tuesday night meeting. If you need to access the building for any reason, please call the church office to schedule an available time to gain entrance. The doorbell on the 23rd Street office door is to accommodate mail and package delivery and is not intended to be a substitute for an appointment. Additionally, those with fobs should still call ahead before coming to the building.
We look forward with hope that safe and effective vaccines will bring an end to these restrictions.
■ Prayer Fellowship continues to meet Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.
■ Pastors Nancy and Don are available by phone if you are in need of pastoral care. Pastor Don will be doing visitation via calls and notes for the time being. Please call the church office at (717) 737-0488. If they are not in the office, you will be provided with their direct numbers.
It's a Zoom Happy Hour and Game Night!
Mark your calendars! On Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., grab your favorite beverage and join your CHPC family for a virtual game night. We have several easy, fun games for all ages planned. Please logon and have some fun "together" during our Zoom game night! Questions? Contact Sandy McBride at (717) 448-9108 or email@example.com.
Support CHPC Preschool With Pizza Kit Fundraiser
It's pizza time! For the next four weeks, the CHPC Preschool is selling Little Caesars pizza kits to raise money to support the school. To reach their goal, they need everyone's help. Please consider supporting the preschool by buying either a pizza, breadsticks, or cookie kit. The preschool will receive $6 per kit and everything is shipped directly to your door. Please click on this link to order: CHPC Preschool Fundraiser.
Thanks for your support!
Preschool Registration for 2021-22 Now Open
Registration for Camp Hill Presbyterian Church Preschool's 2021-2022 school year is now open. Registrations will be accepted in this order:
■ Jan. 11 — Current CHPC Preschool families and CHPC members
■ Jan. 25 — Past CHPC Preschool families
■ Feb. 8 — New students
There are two ways to register:
■ Print out the 2021-2022 Registration Form, complete it, and drop it and the registration fee off at the preschool office or in the mailbox outside the church office
■ Go online and register at https://forms.gle/pvML1vCozZ7Zydzq6
Please note that if you do not submit your application online, you are not officially registered until your form is received, you have paid the $40 registration fee, and you receive a confirmation email from the preschool director.
Participate in Epiphany Art Series
CHPC's Christian Education and Nurture Ministry invites adults and youth to participate in a six-week offering focusing on spirituality in art, music, poetry, and other forms of expression. Pour yourself a comforting warm drink and join a Zoom cafe on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. through Feb. 10. Each week, a member of the congregation will share an artistic work focusing on Epiphany-related themes, including light, wisdom, guidance, appearance, revelation, and leading. To sign up to share art, music, or poetry on one of these themes, contact Lindsay Gottwald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Epiphany Via Social Media
During January, we will connect as a congregation and celebrate Epiphany by sharing stars on social media. Send a photo or drawing of a star to Lindsay Gottwald at email@example.com for her to post on Facebook and Instagram.
Deacons Holding Over-The-Counter Medicine Drive
During the pandemic, finding medical supplies such as sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer has been difficult for all. Christ Lutheran Church in Harrisburg has faced extra difficulty this year collecting donations for its clinic, which provides free medical services and basic hygiene products for those who cannot afford them.
Sunday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 31, CHPC will be collecting donations of over-the-counter medications and other items for the clinic. This year, the clinic is asking specifically for:
■ Disinfecting wipes
■ Chest and cough syrup
■ Men’s and women’s white brief underwear
■ Women’s white socks
■ Cough drops
■ Lip balm
■ Vapor rub
As you do your holiday shopping, please be on the lookout for these items and consider donating them. Items can be placed in the gray plastic bin (weather-permitting) outside the church office door. Please mark the items for Christ Lutheran Church Clinic. If you have any questions, contact Megan Harbert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please Continue With Regular Offerings
During this difficult time, we are asking those of you who normally place your contributions in the offering plates to please mail them to the CHPC office at 101 N. 23rd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or make a credit card payment at www.CampHillPres.org/giving. The office will make sure checks are promptly deposited. Thank you!
Sunday School for Children at 9 a.m.
Sunday school for children (babies through Grade 5) is being incorporated into a family-style worship service via Zoom from 9 to 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Check the "Worship" section above for links and details.
Youth Sunday School Pausing
Middle school and high school Sunday school will take a hiatus as we experiment with new ways to reach teens. Stay tuned for more information.
Krislund Camp Planning Summer Opening
Our Christian summer camp, Krislund, is getting ready for the 2021 season. If you're interested in registering your child for camp or applying to work as a counselor, visit krislund.org.