Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Westminster Ways: August 2017
Worship at CHPC
Worship is at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sundays.
If you are unable to be at worship and would like to receive Homebound Communion this month, please call the church office (893-5381).
Worship and Picnic at Cedar Ridge: August 20
Mark your calendars and plan to join others out at Cedar Ridge Camp on Sunday, August 20, for worship at 11:00 AM, followed by 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 at cedarridgecamp.com and will also be available in CHPC’s narthex. There will also be a worship service at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at CHPC led by Debbie Dierks and Lewis Washington and based on the music of Fanny Crosby on August 20.
Mission at CHPC
Vigil to Show Solidarity with Immigrants: Saturdays, July 22-August 26
On Saturdays, beginning July 22, join a 1:30 – 2:30 PM “vigil” at 4501 Outer Loop 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 and Shannon Bostrom will be point persons for this Saturday (7/22). Contact them (512-940-0747 or 843-560-2423) if you have questions, or meet them at the church parking lot at 1:00 PM if you’d like to carpool. For those who drive separately, the vigil will begin at 1:30 PM on the sidewalk on Noltemeyer Wynde (between Kroger and Best Buy).
CHPC Youth Team Informational/Planning Meeting: Saturday, August 5
CHPC’s Youth Team informational/planning meeting will be Saturday, August 5, from 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon with lunch afterwards. Anyone interested in learning more about Youth Team or helping with youth activities is invited to attend.
AIDS Walk: Saturday, August 12
Be a part of the Team CHPC at the AIDS Walk at Iroquois Park on Saturday, August 12. Registration is free, but donations/collections would be appreciated. The event starts at 11:30 AM with the Walk beginning at 2:00 PM. Let Paul Kepler (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-622-2906) know if you’re interested. Transportation will be arranged closer to the date. Here’s the link to Team CHPC: Here’s the link to Team CHPC: https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1170988&lis=1&kntae1170988=A7D994248CE5448FB94826FBDA24EB60&supId=448811004&team=6954708
Mission Co-worker Coffee Hour: August 13
Come to the Gathering Room at 9:45 AM on Sunday, August 13 (before worship) for coffee, doughnuts, fruit, and a chance to learn about the joys and challenges of Presbyterian mission co-worker Jo Ella Holman’s work in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, and other parts of the Caribbean. Jo Ella is regional liaison for the Caribbean region for PC(USA) World Mission. CHPC has supported Jo Ella for many years and warmly welcomes her during her occasional visits to Louisville. This will be an opportunity hear an update from Jo Ella, ask questions, and engage in conversation about her life and ministry.
From the Earth Care Team
While people of faith who care for God’s creation have been dismayed and disappointed at the current administration’s actions since 2017 began—including the withdrawal of the U.S. from the global Paris Agreement on climate change, the dismantling of the proposed Clean Power Plan, and proposals to roll-back on clean air and clean water protections in America—faith leaders continue to stand strong for what we believe is right on local, regional, and national levels. Take heart and continue to observe and encourage international climate change agreements, local and national standards and regulations for health and safety, and ongoing public policy advocacy to protect citizens from environmental disasters!
Meanwhile, join the world in prayer on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for Care of All Creation. Originally established by the Ecumenical Patriarch, then affirmed by Pope Francis in 2015, and echoed by the World Council of Churches and World Communion of Reformed Churches, September 1st is a great day for personal meditations, group prayer, and corporate worship. Look for personal prayer and group worship resources available at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/eco-journey/.
Plan ahead for World Food Day and Food Week of Action in October. Look for ideas at www.pcusa.org/foodweek.
Each of us acting in our own homes (conserving energy, reusing shopping bags, recycling, composting, and eating locally produced foods) and all of us together at CHPC can make an active difference. The Earth Care Team continues to look for opportunities for corporate action throughout our worship, education, building and grounds, and community involvement. May God be with us as we join in the faithful and ongoing work to care for God’s creation! www.pcusa.org/environment
[And take note of new light motion detectors in two of the bathrooms in the back building.]
A Filmmaker Looks at Immigration: Friday, September 8
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.”
The “blossoms” on Gena’s Tree this summer will be new or gently used children’s books that will be given to Breckenridge-Franklin Elementary School. Sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless are always welcomed. Diapers and wipes are always welcomed at LaCasita. Thanks to all who have helped Gena’s Tree flourish.
El Tarasco Night: Friday, August 18
Join CHPC family and friends at El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Avenue (in St. Matthews) on the third Friday of each month (August 18) 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 Guatemala Partnership.
Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, August 19
All men of the church are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, August 19, at 9:00 AM in Henry Young Hall. Breakfast and fellowship are served up in hearty portions.
Save the date: Saturday, September 30
Join us at an Appreciation Dinner for Jane Larsen-Wigger on Saturday, September 30, 6:00-8:00 PM, in Henry Young Fellowship Hall. Special appearance by Mundo Brew. RSVP to Patti (893-5381) by September 25. We are preparing a slideshow of photos of Jane’s time here at CHPC. Please contact Justin Banks (655-7533 or email@example.com) if you have images you’d like to include.
People at CHPC
Welcome to New Member
107 Pennsylvania Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Birthdays in August
16-Eli Bartlett Turner
27-Blake Guenther Benham
27-Luke Van Marter
27-Rachel Van Marter
CYBULSKI, Joanne and Lee (effective somewhere between July 31 and August 7)
10238 Long Home Road
Louisville, KY 40291
New Home Phone: To be announced soon
McNINCH, Tim and Elisabeth
Ian, Elinor, and Lydia
3142 Bromley Rowe
Duluth, GA 30096
TREVINO, Dave and Deb
618 Mederia Circle
Newark DE 19702
Dave’s cell: 502-526-2166
Deb’s cell: 502-541-7018
Dave’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb’s email: email@example.com
WESTBURY, Chrissy and Dirk
Daphne and Ryan
(until the end of August)
3256 Dorais NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(beginning September 1)
1219 Boswell Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Did you know that you can look up CHPC member contact information and pictures on the CHPC web site? Go to www.crescenthill.church, click on “Members,” then “Congregation Builder.” Click on “member login.” [Contact the church office for User Name and Password.] To see someone’s picture (if we have one), just click on “On-Line Picture Directory,” then click on the picture icon to the right of the person’s name. Confused about doing this? Just call the church office (893-5381) and Patti will walk you through this. Would you like a different picture posted on the web site? Has your contact information changed? Contact the office (893-5381 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time and we’ll update your information.
From Just Creations: Thank you for once again allowing us to use your facility for our Volunteer Appreciation Event. We appreciate your hospitality and your support of the mission of Just Creations.
CHPC Financial Matters
Per capita is one of the ways that we express our connectionalism as members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The per capita amount for 2017 is $23.08 per member. Per capita helps fund the work of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, the Synod of Living Waters, and the Office of the General Assembly. CHPC is committed to paying this, but if you would like to help with a specific gift toward it, please write a check for $23.08 (or round up to $24.00 if you’d like to make life easier for our church treasurer) to CHPC with “per capita” in the memo line. Please remember that this amount is only paid once a year per member.
When writing checks to CHPC, it is helpful to the church treasurer if checks for your church pledge and per capita are written separately. Thank you for your help with this.
Here is the link to the CHPC online giving page: CHPC Online Giving Web Page It’s easy to set up for one time, weekly or monthly giving, just follow the prompts on the web page. You can also go to CHPC’s web site, www.crescenthill.church, and click on “Online Giving.” If you run into any trouble, contact the church office (893-5381 or email@example.com).