Announcements: August 20, 2017

Many thanks to Sue Krause for providing music while our music director, Debbie Dierks, recovers from shoulder surgery.

Picnic at Cedar Ridge: It’s not too late to join others at Cedar Ridge Camp today for a potluck picnic and swimming. Burgers and hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, table service, and lawn chairs if you wish. The pool will be open in the afternoon for swimming. Directions to Cedar Ridge Camp are available in CHPC’s narthex and at

CHPC Session will meet on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 PM in the Gathering Room.

CHPC Choir Workshop: You are invited to attend the CHPC Choir Workshop on Saturday, August 26, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 NOON in the Choir Room. Lunch will be provided.

Vigil to Show Solidarity with Immigrants: On Saturdays throughout August, join a 1:30 – 2:30 PM “vigil” at 4501 Outer Loop (on the sidewalk on Noltemeyer Wynde—between Kroger and Best Buy) to show solidarity with immigrants as well as draw attention to the realities of detention/deportation. This is part of a larger faith community effort, with small vigils taking place each Saturday through August in various places around the city. Megan McCarty (502-940-0747), Shannon Bostrom (843-560-2423), and Tricia Lloyd-Sidle (502-681-4059) will be point persons. Contact them if you have questions, or meet them at the church parking lot at 1:00 PM if you’d like to carpool.

Installation of Chelsea Benham: The Presbytery of Whitewater Valley and Irvington Presbyterian Church joyfully invite you to attend the installation of the Reverend Chelsea Benham as Associate Pastor of Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, on Sunday, August 27, at 4:00 PM. A reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow.

A Filmmaker Looks at Immigration: On Friday, September 8, at 7:00 PM, award-winning Presbyterian filmmaker David Barnhart will screen his latest film, To Breathe Free, at CHPC. The PC(USA)-produced film follows the journey of a Syrian refugee family forced to leave home and start a new life in the United States. Another of Barnhart’s short documentaries, Locked in a Box, will also be shown. This film introduces some of the people imprisoned during the recent massive expansion of the U.S. immigration detention system.

A panel discussion following the films will allow viewers to hear from Barnhart, a producer and director with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The panel will include representatives of Kentucky Refugee Ministries and other groups involved in refugee resettlement and advocacy for immigrants. Barnhart’s previous films include Trigger, a look at gun violence, and Kepulihan: When the Waters Recede, a documentary about people affected by the 2004 tsunami in Asia.

All are welcome! Come to the back building September 8 for a 90-minute program including snacks, two eye-opening films, and thought-provoking discussion as we at CHPC continue to discern how to follow Jesus’ call to minister to “the least of these.”

Middle School Retreat: Mid-Kentucky Presbytery (MKP) is sponsoring a middle school overnight retreat at Cedar Ridge with PCUSA Co-moderator Denise Anderson. The theme is “Word” with time for recreation and fellowship too. Cost is $50 which includes dinner, breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Payment will increase to $75 after September 15. Megan McCarty and Paul Kepler will be attending. Please let Paul (703-622-2906) know if you are planning to attend and he will register us as a group with MKP by September 15.