Thursday, November 08, 2007

Looking ahead at a busy month

As if the past week has not been busy enough I have been looking ahead at four major events for Central Presbyterian Church this month.

This Saturday, November 10, we have our last ham loaf dinner of the year. These dinners are the fundraisers that have a real following in the community, and when this one is past I anticipate a few months of people asking me through the winter when the next one will be.

November 10th 4pm - 6pm 2007Ham Loaf Dinner— at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, Tarentum, PA
Our Final Ham Loaf Dinner for 2007, Ham loaf, parsley potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, cole slaw, and a selection of desserts.

The next day, Sunday, November 11 will be Veterans Day, and the people of the church have been going all out to plan a special observance of the national holiday during our main worship service. Some new and old voices have been recruited to augment the Westminster Choir for a special anthem, "Hymn to America", being planned for the day. We have collected photographs of war monuments and honor rolls from many of the communities in the Alle-Kiski Valley, and the slide show will be projected during the anthem. Following the service, our deacons will provide a luncheon.

November 11th 10:50am - 11:50am 2007A Salute to America's Veterans— at Central Presbyterian Church
The main worship service at Central Presbyterian Church will be a special time of recognizing veterans for their contribution to our nation.

The very next Saturday, November 17, will be the Tarentum Brackenridge Holiday Parade. This would not normally be a church event, but this year some of the creative people at Central have been working on having a float in the parade. This will be the first time in many years (if ever) that Central has participated in a community parade in this way. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

November 17th 10am, 11am 2007Tarentum Brackenridge Holiday Parade— at First Avenue
This is a cooperative parade organized by the communities of Tarentum and Brackenridge. The parade will follow the First Avenue parade route between the towns. It will be followed by a "Santa Fest" at the Tarena. The tree lighting will be in the park at the corner of Cherry Street and First Avenue. Highlands Variations will perform in Dreshar Stadium at 4:30 PM.

And later during that week Thursday, November 22 will be Thanksgiving, when Central Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We have done it five years in a row, and a few times before that -- and it has been a blessing every time. The free dinner has been deeply appreciated by many of our neighbors and friends in the community.

November 22th 1pm - 3pm 2007Community Thanksgiving Dinner— at Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church will host a Thanksgiving dinner for church members, their relatives, and friends and neighbors from the community. Reservations are recommended, but not required; call 724-224-9220.

Many volunteers will be needed to help prepare and serve the dinner, and to donate food items for the dinner.

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