Announcements


Worship

Worship is at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sundays.

Our Preachers for Lent and through Easter:  Deborah Fortel and Jerry Van Marter will be leading our worship services through Resurrection of the Lord Sunday.

Homebound Communion: If you are unable to be at worship and would like to receive Homebound Communion this month, please call the church office (893-5381).

The New Intergenerational Sunday School Class During Lent: We will be taking an in-depth look at the spiritual practice of Gratitude. We will use the book Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass.

About the book: Diana Butler Bass invites readers to understand new dimensions of American spirituality in Grateful. Although most of us know that gratitude is good—and good for us—there is a gap between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully. The implications of the gap are bigger than we realize, affecting both our personal and public lives. In Grateful, Bass weaves together social science research, spiritual wisdom, and contemporary issues as she calls for a richer understanding and practice of gratitude. What emerges are surprising insights about the power of thankful living to change how we treat one another, and how we might transform our world.

Carmichael’s book store has copies available for a 20% discount when you mention CHPC.

Children’s Activities During Lent:  The Children’s Team will provide families with some Lenten conversation starters and children’s Bible page numbers for the Luke passages the congregation is reading. The children will be doing Lent-related coloring posters in the Prayground.

2019 First Sunday Afternoon Potlucks: This whole year we are going to have potlucks right after church on the First Sunday of each month. We hope that you will mark your calendars all through the year so that you will not miss being with your church family on these occasions. Bring whatever you would like – home-cooked, store bought, the source does not matter. Just come with something yummy to share, tableware for you to use, or the willingness to use church dishes and help wash them in order to decrease CHPC’s use of disposable paper and plastic products this year.

This special time of coming together for food, fun and fellowship is sponsored by your Nurture Council. If you would be willing to help us with the set-up and clean-up one month this year, please contact Bruce Whearty (text or phone),  407-0860 or email dr.bruce.whearty@gmail.com. We would really appreciate the extra hands and the joy of getting to know you better as we work alongside one another.

Men’s Breakfast Group meets in Henry Young Hall each third Saturday of the month: Come to the fellowship hall at 10 AM for coffee, OJ, pastry and bagels. The group is just for fellowship and fun. No program. We share joys and concerns around the table and laugh lot!  All men of the church and visitors are heartily welcome! Spouses are welcome as well. For more information, please call Mark Barnes  (513-255-0262) or Bob Abrams (458-2018).

El Tarasco Night, each third Saturday of the month: Our regular Guatemalan Connection fund-raiser will be each third Saturday, from 6 – 9 p.m. at El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., just off Shelbyville Road across from Trinity High School. The restaurant donates 15% to our Guatemalan Connection when you ask that Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church be credited. If you can’t make it that night, please go another time. Thank you so much for supporting this easy way to add funds to this ministry.

Sisters of Sarah Book Club meets each third Sunday of the month at 4:00 PM, and is hosted in the home of a CHPC member. For more information, please contact Eva Stimson at 727-6778 or eva.stimson@gmail.com.

Contemplative Small Book Group: The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within by Christine Valters Paintner
This new Contemplative Small Group (open to men and women) will begin on January 24, 2019. We will meet in the Gathering Room at CHPC on the fourth Thursday of each month from 11-12:30 from January through April. We will journey through this book together two chapters at a time, incorporating silence, discussion, prayer and guided meditations. The book is available for purchase through Carmichael’s Bookstore (20% off if you tell them it’s for Contemplative Small Group from CHPC) or on Amazon. Any questions, please contact Karen Hensel at khensel@att.net.

The French Language Outreach Ministry meets for worship each Saturday at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact Paula Tibbs at 533-2578 or ptibbs729@yahoo.com.