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MARCH 2014

Rev. Scott Bowerman Pastor Helen Wingert Organist Sandy Wilson Childrens Ministry Director Erin Regan Contemporary Worship & Youth Minister

Central Presbyterian Church 40 Lincoln Way West Chambersburg, PA 17201 Church Phone: 717.264.4113 Fax: 717.264.9272 Office Hours: 8:00am4:00pm email: cpc@centralonthesquare.org

Deb Mummert Danielle Kardisco

Roberta Lawyer Ron George

Director of Mothers Day Out Director of Music Ministry

Secretary Custodian

T h e Pa s t o r s N o t e s
The Most Important Thing We Can Do Is Pray
If you love your church...if you want the Holy Spirit to flood into Central...if you want us to reach people with the love of Christ...if you want Central to grow and thrive...the most important thing you can do is pray. The congregational meeting last Sunday was wonderful. Often such meetings are dry as dust and endured rather than enjoyed. But I sensed joy and excitement and a shared feeling that God is going to do wonderful things in and through Central. But we must pray. No church becomes truly alive in Christ without prayer; no church finds the courage and resources to face down the powers of sin and darkness without prayer; no church truly changes lives without prayer. Its wonderful to pray alone, but I encourage you, if your schedule permits, to become part of the weekly FOCUS prayer group (FOCUS stands for Focusing on Christ Using Scripture). We meet Tuesdays at noon in Sandys office. While we share personal prayer requests, we mostly pray for the church and the people of the church. Please join us - regularly if you can, or occasionally if thats what your schedule permits. Uncomfortable praying out loud? No worries - just come and pray silently. At the congregational meeting yesterday we distributed sign-up cards for people to become a Central Host and/or join the new Media Team. I completely forgot to ask you to fill out the cards at the end of the meeting - so they will be in the bulletins the next two Sundays. Hosts will take the place of greeters and be responsible for seeking out and welcoming guests to Central in much the same way wed welcome guests to our homes, helping them find their way to the nursery, Sanctuary, restrooms, providing wheelchair assistance, introducing them to church folk and giving them a thank-you gift bag. By the way, we are in need of wheelchairs! Our current ones are about worn out. If you have a gently used wheelchair youd like to donate to the church, please contact Bertie at 717-264-4113, M-F, 8am - 4pm. The Media Team will be responsible for running the sound, video and lighting at our worship services. If youre not going to be in church to fill out a sign-up card, please contact me and well get you signed up. Many of you were moved by the song our guest preacher Bruce Clemence sang at the conclusion of his sermon. You will find the lyrics on page 2.
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Church Family
Thank you....
Dear Central Church & Church Family, Thank; you so much for the arrangement of beautiful flowers donated from Ed and Sookie Fisher. Eric Mellott delivered them to me on Sunday, February 9th. I appreciate you thinking of me. Sincerely and God Bless, Dorothy G. Zullinger

Continued from The Pastors Notes My Time to Leave Bruce Clemence I was a child in a big churchyard, and it seemed so far to the steeple I was a boy singing Sunday songs, all about such long-ago people But the feel of the sun on my face What I could see and could taste Were all I needed of grace, All I wanted of grace I was a kid, I was on the road I had oats to sow, I was runnin' I was young and I drank my wine, I had years of time to be dumb in But the years somehow start to go wrong And the places you thought you were strong Are the places you're coming undone, You find you're undone Choru And there's a mist falling over the mountain There's a fog rolling in from the sea And I know that my time Has never been mine And the earth's gonna turn without me But I'm still in love with the mountains And the earth, how it runs to the sea. Still I trust in the Life Beyond sin and strife But please God just be there with me When it's my time to leave I was a man who had done so much, And it wasn't what I expected. In the fire and flood I took what I could, Ran from those I should have protected Good intentions are sand On only one thing I stand The blood of a blameless man, the blood of the Lamb Chorus

With deepest gratitude from our local Missions: On behalf of the staff and board of directors at NETwork Ministries, thank you for your generous support as we share in the love of Jesus with those who are most vulnerable in our community during 2013. Sincerely, Denver Martin Assistant Treasurer Thank you so much for once again allowing us to hold the Snowfall Ball at Central Presbyterian Church. It is a fantastic facility and we appreciate your hospitality! Robin Harmon and The Snowfall Ball Committee We at Maranatha Food Pantry are very appreciative of your recent donation of the cart of food. With the current economy and the number of families having great difficulty, it is a great blessing for us to be able to provide for those in need. Bennett Newcomer Director

Newsletter deadline Sunday, March 16

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Luther Ridge-264-5700
2735 Luther Dr., Chbg. 17202 The Inn At Luther Ridge Gary Lewis

Centrals Special Concerns

Genevieve Ambrose Newt Stake 66 Sanibel Lane, Chbg. 17201 Raymond & Gunlog Anderson 119 Mt Union Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222 Isabelle Allen Jay Keefer 311 Cumberland Ave, Chbg. 17201 Alma Bender Beverly Winther 1120 Lincoln Way E, Chbg. 17201 Mildred Brown 611 Wallace Ave, Chbg 17201 June Fiddler Susan Snyder 2650 St.Paul Rd, Chbg 17201 Stanley & Esther Johnson Laurie McKelvie 56 Sanibel Ln, Chbg 17201 Alva Kline Beverly Winther 49 Lincoln Way W, Chbg. 17201 Nancy MacFarlane 668A Cumberland Ave, Chbg. 17201 Nancy Reichenbach 2242 Scotland Rd, Chbg. 17201 Glenn Shaffer Dale Hastings 722 Stanley Ave, Chbg 17201 John Shoap Dave Bender 107 Green Meadow Ln, Chbg. 17201 Isabel Vanderau Eric Mellott 806 N. Penn Hall Dr, Chbg. 17201 Dorothy Zullinger Susan Snyder 155 Colonial Dr, Chbg. 17202 West Virginia Member Treva Kerns 601 Foxcroft Ave, Apt #1 Martinsburg, WV 25401

-Ellen Bush #11 **(NM)

Menno Haven-263-8545
2075 Scotland Ave. Nursing Center

-M. Karolyn Lawrence #412 Dale Hastings -Dr. Robert Coy, #217 James Kearns -Libby Reasner, #303 Rod Varner -Roberta Klinepeter, #119 (visited by Peg Hollar)

-Marcia Grubbs #304

Walden Place

Jay Keefer Jay Keefer

-Lawrence Mohr #21 *(NF)


-Dorothy Burkholder, #1206 **(NM)

Village Square

-Robert Zullinger #136 ***(NV) -John Bowerman #209

Menno Village

Dale Hastings Laurie McKelvie

-LaVerne Knarr #610D -Beverly Minnich #740A

Penn Hall-261-0220
1425 Phila. Ave. Manor Building Rod Varner Tawnya Secor Rod Varner Mike Herbert Susan Snyder

-Selma Thomson #121 -Gennie Boozer #506 -Mary Fish, #221 -Elton Simpson #417 -Margaret Sponsler, #229 -Ed Wenrich, #314 (visited by George Muller)

Providence Place-709-0668
2085 Wayne Rd.

- Bob Zeis #112

Tawnya Secor

Quincy Skilled Nursing Care-749-3151

6596 Orphanage Rd., Waynesboro 17268 Nursing Center

-Carolyn Kreutz #229 Shook Home-264-6815

55 S. Second St. Quarters

If you know of any changes or updates, please contact the church office, 264-4113. Gary Lewis Deacons name is now listed with those he or she visits. If you wish to contact, (by phone), a member of the Gems of Central, please contact the church office at 264-4113.
Newt Stake * (NF) = No Flowers please ** (NM) = Non-member *** (NV) = No Visits please

-Joan Depuy #3062

Updated: February 2014


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For three Wednesdays during Lent we are planning to have half-hour musical meditations in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg. These will begin at 12 noon and last approximately half an hour. Each will begin and end with organ meditations. In the middle will be other instrumental or vocal offerings. March 12 will include Pat McNamee on clarinet; March 19 will include Dani Kardisco, vocal; and March 26 will include Valerie Merriman on piano. Helen Wingert will be organist. This is simply a time to come meditate and pray-- a time for quiet reflection. All are welcome!


Nine months ago, two sisters were admitted to Joy Village, having been found abandoned and at risk. Recently they were notified that their birth mother had been found dead in a Nairobi bar. Its unknown whether there were good times and love with their mother, or just the misery of her addiction and abuse. But the girls needed to go to the funeral, to say goodbye one last time. This time they werent alone. Their Joy Village mom, Lucy, was at their side and held their hands. After the funeral the new family returned to Joy Village and were greeted by seven loving brothers and sisters, each of whom had had their own experience with grieving, and had found love, acceptance and help in Joy Village. Joy Village serves a God who comforts us in all our affliction. Corinthians 1:4


The Mens Bible Study Group will meet at 8:00a.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the Texas Lunch on Lincoln Way West downtown Chambersburg. At 9:00a.m. the bible study will take place at Central in the Parlor. Video Study: Walking With God in the Desert For more information, please contact the church office at 717-264-4113


The Monday evening support group will begin its next session on
April 7May 12, 2014, 7-8:30pm at the Wholeness Center located on the square at 19 South Main Street downtown Chambersburg. Session Cost is $10. For more information or to register, email Cindy Shoemaker at cshoe0815@gmail.com or by calling Central Presbyterian Church 717-264-4113.

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Ministry Duties for the Month of MARCH

March Prayer Partners: Linda Hankins Joel & Cindy Happel Barry & Sally Harper Norm & Jeanie Harper Don & Jane Harris Ushers
2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th Susan Snyder(H), Beverly Winther, Jerry & Jane McClelland Mike(H) & Ingrid Herbert, Newt Stake, Don Weber James Kearns(H), Jay Keefer, Bill Daniels, Bette Boyer Eric Mellott(H), Rod & Carol Varner, Bill Glaubach, Tawnya Secor(H), Gary Lewis, Art & Gladys Kuehn

Assistant Leaders
2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th Carolee Rook Sam Worley Amy Leary Lee Merriman YOUTH SUNDAY Praying for Missions in March

Salvation Army Clearing House

Greeters listed in order of: 1st Service and 2nd Service

2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th
(1st)Scott & Deb Mummert, (2nd)David & Tawnya Secor, James & Kathleen White TBA TBA TBA TBA

If you know of anyone who is in the hospital, will be going into the hospital, or would like a home visit, please feel free to contact Pastor Scott Bowerman at 803-608-1484. You can also reach him by email at bowerman59@gmail.com. The pastor is in his office most mornings, M-F, 8:30am to 12:00pm. Please call the church at 264-4113 to verify he is in his office.

Session took the following actions at its February meeting. If you have any questions, please talk to one of the Elders: Brenda Black, Bill Daniels, Jean Gisriel, Linda Igou, Pat McNamee, Ann Miller, Jim Sharp, Karl Shreiner, Luella Smith, Don Weber, Scott Wiley, Sam Worley, or Kathryn Finley, Clerk. Approved the request to baptize Jakob Timothy Donald Dalton Elected Bill Daniels and Pat McNamee to serve as commissioners to the February Presbytery meeting. Approved the request to have the Rev. Rosie Magee preach at both services on Sunday May 4.

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Coming this summer! VBS 2014

Animals Where Jesus Love is One-of-a-Kind!

DATES = Monday thru Friday; June 16 thru 20 TIMES = 6:00pm to 8:30pm Even when you're left out.......Jesus loves you! Even though you're different.......Jesus loves you! Even when you don't understand.....Jesus loves you! Even though you do wrong.....Jesus loves you! Even when you're afraid....Jesus loves you! Talk to Sandy Wilson and see how YOU can be part of the 2014 VBS Team!! Email: kidsmin@centralonthesquare.org DONATIONS NEEDED:
This Years VBS is going to be incredible! The decorations are going to be amazing, too! Heres what we need from YOU! BOXES lots & lots! Bring them to Sandys office, 3rd floor, ASAP POOL NOODLES you can get them at Dollar Tree any color PIPE CLEANERS assorted sizes, styles and colors


Well have fun and work together as we prepare backdrops and sets for this years VBS.
Nursery Care for those ages 0-3 Fun in the gym for those ages 4 and up!



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NEW DAY AND TIME FOR FOCUS PRAYER! FOCUS Prayer now meets every Tuesday at noon in Sandys office (Room 314). All are welcome to come! We read Gods Word and pray for our church and church family. (You do not have to pray aloud.) You are welcome to bring a sack lunch as we take a lunch break to pray!

Kids MinistryMissions!
Childrens Ministry continues to support two Navajo brothers, Lakota, age 6 and Zachary, age 8. Both boys live in the Childrens homes at Navajo Ministries in Farmington, New Mexico. Please keep both boys in your prayers. Donation jars are located in the church foyer and also on the third floor if you would like to help support them monetarily.

Wednesdays in Lentfor Kids!!

Plan to be part of the Wednesday activities for kids during Lent! Dates = March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 and 9.
5:00mChildrens Music with Miss Dani 6:00pm Family Dinner in Friendship Hall 6:30pm Agents in Action with Miss Sandy for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Come along as we become detectives and dig into Gods Word; discover something new about God & what our Mission of the Week is; play games; create art & sing great music. Nursery will be staffed for the younger ones! (Parents, please come to the 3rd floor to pick up your children after the adult study time. For safety reasons children will NOT be permitted to leave the 3rd floor without a parent or guardian. Thanks for understanding!)


On Ash Wednesday, March 5, there is a Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 7pm. There will be activities for children ages pre-school thru 3rd grade on the 3rd floor. Nursery will also be staffed. (No family dinner that evening.)

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Sharing and Caring in Lent Comfort Kits for the Homeless DONATION DATES = MARCH 5 thru APRIL 13
Lent is a season of remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross. It is a time to reflect on His great love and a time to re-align our lives to reflect that love to others. During Lent we will be collecting items to make Comfort Kits for the homeless. Heres how it works.. Purchase the following items and bring them to the church. Items are placed into individual large Ziploc bags. Families take one (or more) of the bags and have them in their cars. As they see a person in need, they simply roll down the window and hand the person a comfort kit.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR EACH KIT: Bottle of water Wash cloth Bar of soap Liquid anti-bacterial soap Wet-wipes Toothbrush & toothpaste & floss Granola bars Cheese crackers, peanut-butter crackers, etc. Socks Gloves Tissues Fast food gift card for $5.00
All items except the gift card can be purchased at a dollar store. You can donate some items each week; or all at once. A large blue tub is located in the church foyer to place the items. Our Sunday School children will pack the bags on Palm Sunday. They will add verses of encouragement and pray for those who will receive the kits. Jesus gave his life for us! Giving to those in need is a wonderful way for us to show how thankful we are and how much we love HIM!

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This year's 30 HOUR FAMINE was a great success! The high school youth enjoyed participating in "The Hungry Games", where their stomachs were empty, but their minds and bodies were busy! We experienced three missional focuses (USA, Haiti, and Africa), went on an Amazing Race around the church, competed in relays, build a faux-campfire, and dug into God's word! We are so grateful to be able to spend quality time with each other, learning and growing in God's kingdom. What a blessing you all are to us!



Hey you! Yes YOU!

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at Central Presbyterian's Pancake Dinner and Variety Show! Tuesday March 4th at 6pm! Free admission, but donations to the youth mission team are appreciated. Don't miss out on the fun! It's bound to be a roarin' good time!

The Combat Human Trafficking Team at Central invites you to the following event: Sunday March 16th 5:30pm Human Trafficking Awareness Youth Rally We need adult volunteers to help with the youth rally! Please contact Dani or Erin at 717-264-4113.

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Centrals Gems Need You! We are looking for a few folks who would be willing to learn how to operate the video system in the Sanctuary for the 2nd Service on Sundays. The training only takes a short amount of time, equipment is easy to operate and you would be doing a great service to those who are unable to attend services on a regular basis, especially Centrals Gems. Please consider this very worthwhile ministry for your brothers and sisters in Christ. If interested you may reach Sue Stahl by calling the church office at 264-4113.

If youre experiencing the loss of a loved one, suffering with a long term illness, a terminal illness, or if youre lonely and have no one else to turn to, perhaps a Stephen Minister could assist you through those troubling times. To contact Trena Oyler please call the church at 264-4113.


For the past 14 years a very loving ministry at Central Presbyterian Church has been to send goodie boxes to Centrals college students near and far. Your generosity in donating items has been appreciated over the years as has your monetary support which goes toward other items that may be needed to make the packages complete. If you could find time to donate just a small amount of your time, just once a month, to help pack boxes, youd be showing your love even more. It would also make a great family project. You can reach Sue Stahl by contacting the church office at 717-264-4113 or catch up with her on Sunday mornings at church. Chambersburg Meals on Wheels Services for the Homebound is desperately in need of drivers, delivery partners and volunteers to help assemble meals for delivery. The commitment is every other week for 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours in the morning. If interested in volunteering, please call Rena Moore at 2637228 between the hours of 7am10am, Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels is committed to serving a hot balanced noontime meal to the homebound and elderly of our community.

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6a CROP FOR A CURE, FH Mens Breakfast 7am and Bible study 8am

2 Birthday Sunday
9a MDO 3rd Floor 5:15-5:45p NLC, reserved 5:30p Praise Team 9a MDO 3rd Floor 6p FH reserved for birthday party (the Keller family)


8:30a-9:30a FH Cont. Srv. 9:30a-10:30a Sun.School 10:45a Mustard Seeds 10:45a SANC Trad. Srv. 12p DEACONS MEETING 5&6pm Youth meetings

9a MDO 3rd Floor 2:30p STAFF 7p Worship Team mtg

9a MDO 3rd Floor 12p F.O.C.U.S Prayer FAT TUESDAY Pancake Dinner & Variety Show

5 9a MDO 3rd Floor 9:30a Ladies Lenten Group 10a Sewing Ladies meet 7p Chancel Choir after Ash Wednesday Services

9 11
9:30a Ladies Lenten Group 10a Sewing Ladies meet

COMMUNION 13 Noontime Musical Med

12 9a MDO 3rd Floor

9a MDO 3rd Floor

10 9a MDO 3rd Floo 6p Fellowship meeting 7p DANCE team 9a MDO 3rd Floor 12p F.O.C.U.S Prayer 2:30p Staff Mtg 6p Confirmation Classes SANDY ON VACATION


Mens Breakfast 8am and Bible study 9am 9a Confirmation Class 10a Basketball (B.Oyler)

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3/10 thru 3/13 18
9a MDO 3rd Floor 12p F.O.C.U.S Prayer 2:30p Staff Mtg 6p Confirmation Classes 7p SESSION MEETING 5p Mustardseeds practice 6p JAM Choir practice 6p Simple Supper 7p TRUSTEE MEETING 9a MDO 3rd Floor 5:15-5:45p NLC, reserved 5:30p Praise Team 6:30p Sr. Bell Choir 7:30p Chancel Choir SANDY ON VACATION

8:30a-9:30a FH Cont. Srv. 9:30a-10:30a Sun.School 10:45a SANC Trad. Srv. 5p Middlers meeting 6p SH Youth meeting 11:30a FH (Roni G.)


3p S.Smith Benefit, FH 19 Noontime Musical Med 20

9a MDO 3rd Floor 9:30a Ladies Lenten Group 10a Sewing Ladies meet 5p Mustardseeds practice 6p JAM Choir practice 6p Simple Supper

3/10 thru 3/13

16 2nd Sun. in Lent


9a MDO 3rd Floor 9a MDO 3rd Floor 5:15-5:45p NLC, reserved 5:30p Praise Team 6:30p Sr. Bell Choir 7:30p Chancel Choir

8:30a-9:30a FH Cont. Srv. 9:30a-10:30a Sun.School 10:45a SANC Trad. Srv. 5:30p Youth Rally to Combat Human Trafficking

9a MDO 3rd Floor 7p DRAMA team

22 9-Noon VBS Training, Gym

YA-HOO Gathering

23 3rd Sun. in Lent 25 26




9a MDO 3rd Floor

9a MDO 3rd Floor 9:30a Ladies Lenten Group 10a Sewing Ladies meet

Volunteer 9-12Jenine Grove

9a MDO 3rd Floor 5:30p Praise Team 5:15-5:45p NLC, reserved 6:30p Sr. Bell Choir 7:30p Chancel Choir

28 Volunteers are: George Cowley 9-12 Lani Brechbill 12-4 Noontime Musical Med
5p Mustardseeds practice 6p JAM Choir practice 6p Simple Supper

8:30a-9:30a FH Cont. Srv. 9:30a-10:30a Sun.School 10:45a SANC Trad. Srv. 5p Middlers meeting 6p SH Youth meeting 9a MDO 3rd Floor 12p F.O.C.U.S Prayer 2:30p Staff Mtg. 6p Confirmation Classes

30 YOUTH SUN. 10a Blended Service with luncheon after service 9:30a Jam & Mustard Seeds Warm-up, NLC 5&6p Youth meetings??

31 Volunteer 9-3 Flo Stake 7p Holy Wk Rehearsal

April 1st Volunteer 9-12 Alex Shearer

DARE2SHARE Conference



Volunteers will cover the church office from 9am12noon or 12noon3pm while secretary is on vacation.

Your Central Presbyterian Church Officers

Session Meets 3rd Tuesday7pm Douglas Vanerau 2013 Linda Igou 2013 James Sharp 2013 Thomas Diehl 2013 Bill Daniels 2014 Jean Gisriel 2014 Susan O. Keefer 2014 Don Weber 2014 Luella Smith 2015 Karl Shreiner 2015 Brenda Black 2015 Ann Miller 2015 Kathryn Finley Clerk Deacons Meets 1st Sunday-11:45am Jay Keefer(Trsr) 2013 Eric Mellott 2013 Sandy Myers 2013 Beverlie Wissner 2013 Dale Hastings(Mod) 2014 Beverly Winther 2014 Tawnya Secor 2014 James Kearns 2014 Michael Herbert 2015 Newt Stake 2015 Susan Snyder 2015 Laurie McKelvie 2015 Trustees Meets 2nd Wednesday-7pm Eric Ritchey(Pres) 2013 Tim Miller 2013 F.Lucille Stence 2013 Howard Brand 2014 John Leary 2014 Anne Miller 2014 Carol Varner 2015 Philip Bietsch 2015 Gary Geiman(trsr) 2015

Vi s i o n Sta t e m e nt
Central Presbyterian Church is a community of believers led by the Holy Spirit to: C Comfort those in need E Empower and Equip disciples N Nurture through Christian Fellowship and prayer T Tell the Good News of Jesus Christ R Reach out and serve A Adore and worship God L Love

Memorial Square 40 Lincoln Way West Chambersburg, PA 17201 Phone: 717- 264-4113 Fax: 717-264-9272 Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:00PM


Church Staff Email Addresses & Phone Ext.

Church: cpc@centralonthesquare.org Sandy: kidsmin@centralonthesquae.org Erin cwandyouth@centralonthesquare.org Helen: hwingert@centralonthesquare.org Danielle: music@centralonthesquare.org MDO: centralsmdo@centralonthesquare.org Custodian: custodian@centralonthesquare.org Roberta: rlawyer@centralonthesquare.org x314 x106 x216 x206 x301 x119

the living water of Jesus Christ with all who thirst.

Contemporary Worship Service 8:30 A.M. Friendship Hall

Worship - Message - Music - Praise Casual Dress

Traditional Worship - 10:45 A.M. Church School 9:30 AM

Classes for all ages

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