Announcements: October 15, 2017

We welcome Carrie Mook Bridgman to the pulpit today. Carrie is a member of the Bridgman-Booth clan on the back row. She is a Presbyterian minister currently without a church and doing Community Access with disabled adults. She is part of the Guatemalan Partnership, the disability working group, and the choir.

Youth Group (for youth in grades 6-12) meets today after worship in Henry Young Hall for lunch and exploring compassion, empathy, and nonviolent communication with special guest Corbin.

On Call This Week for Pastoral Care: Mary Love (502.541-7434)
Preaching next Sunday, October 22: Sterling Morse

Session is pleased to announce that the Reverend Elisa Owen will serve as CHPC’s transitional pastor beginning November 1. The Transitional Pastor Nominating Committee and Session believe Elisa will be a thoughtful, insightful, and caring shepherd as she guides us through our time of transition.

Deadline for November issue of “Westminster Ways” is today. Please email articles to the church office (

CHPC’s English Language Learners (ELL) education ministry fall term continues. You’re invited to (1) Pray for this important ministry; (2) Join us for supper at 6:00 pm Monday in the back building’s Henry Young Fellowship Hall; (3) Consider preparing food or helping clean up after supper on an upcoming Monday evening. For more information or to volunteer, contact Shannon Langley ( or Perry Chang or Stephanie Gregory (

There will be a Taize Healing and Peace Service on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. The service includes singing, scripture, and silence as well as the opportunity to lift up names of people in need of healing. Anyone desiring prayer and anointing for her/his own healing is given that opportunity in a personal way.

El Tarasco Night on Friday, October 20: Join CHPC family and friends at El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Avenue (in St. Matthews) on the third Friday of each month (October 20) from 6:00-9:00 PM. Tell the cashier that you are with CHPC and 15 percent of sales for CHPC friends and family will return to CHPC for use with the Guatemalan Partnership.

Men’s Breakfast: All men of the church are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, May 17, at 9:00 AM in Henry Young Hall for a hearty breakfast and fellowship.

Young Families October Event will be Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM-12:00 NOON at Mulberry Orchard, 1330 Mulberry Pike, Shelbyville, Kentucky. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Thiele (

Keep the Song Alive: Don’t miss your opportunity to share in food, fun, and fellowship as the Generosity Team and the Stewardship Council host a meal and conversation about the 2018 budget: Saturday, October 21, 6:00 PM dinner in Henry Young Fellowship Hall or Sunday, October 22, 12:30 PM lunch in Henry Young Fellowship Hall. As we approach the pledge campaign, please consider your God-given gifts and how you can use those gifts to strengthen our life here at CHPC. RSVPs to Patti (893-5381 or are requested.

Adult Sunday School: “How Do They Call Themselves Christians?” will be the theme for a three-week adult Sunday School class beginning October 15. Gary Cook will lead an exploration of how Christians look at each other across the U.S. political divide. In our polarized political environment, believers often find it hard to imagine how followers of Jesus can end up following political leaders who seem to be an anathema. The group will take one week to consider the divide and two weeks looking across it from different directions. This class meets Sundays in the Gathering Room (back building) at 9:45 AM.

Final Call for Free Books: We are offering many books and resources from Jane’s library and the church library for anyone who would like them. You can find these books in our Library (Room 001 at the bottom of the stairs in the front building). Please feel free to give these books a new home—yours!