Westminster Ways

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Westminster Ways October 2019

Worship is at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sundays.
Our Preachers for October:
October 6: Roger Veliquette
October 13: Alton Pollard
October 20: Angela Overton
October 27: Roger Veliquette

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).

October Abundance!
Roger Veliquette

I feel grateful. I feel gratitude for the ways that our community continues to welcome me and to affirm this new season into which God has called us. I appreciate the conversations and notes of encouragement, and I cherish our moments together in worship where we grow and receive nourishment as a community of faith.

This October, we have a number of exciting events. World Communion Sunday is October 6th. On the 13th, President Alton B. Pollard III of Louisville Seminary will preach and worship together with us. On Sunday the 20th, President Pollard travels north to First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids, Michigan to preach and celebrate at my ordination. At 4pm on October 20th, the Presbytery of Mackinac will ordain me on behalf of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. On Sunday, November 3rd at 4pm, Rev. Dr. Debra Mumford will preach at the installation service.

In our part of the world here in Kentucky, October marks a season of harvest. Beets, squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes are just a few of the foods that we can find ripe in October in Kentucky. As the backyard gardens of our city bring their fruit to bear, we remember God’s abundance and provision. Harvest season also serves to remind us of our commitments as stewards of the resources we share with other people in our city and refreshes God’s invitation to serve ministries like United Crescent Hill Ministries where local people can serve alongside national efforts like Feeding America.

Harvest season also reminds me of the real changes that are happening with our global climate. Our Earth Care Team presses forward with initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for action. In the collective hurts of political and environmental uncertainty, action is healing. At the end of September, our Earth Care Team organized Carpool Sunday as a way to be in community while practicing ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

October is also Poetry Slam month! Amy Pauw is coordinating a full month of Sunday morning poetry slams. I am grateful for this wonderful way to share all of the thoughts, emotions, experiences, and lived realities that come alive through poetry, and I am grateful for all the ways that our church lives and serves as the church.

A note from Debbie Dierks…

Dear Reader (insert your name),
This is a letter from your house/apartment/condo.
Thank you for taking steps to recycle, and to conserve water, electricity, and fuel. Not only does it help the environment (VERY important), but it saves wear and tear on me, AND it saves you money $$$.

Dear Reader (insert your name),
This is a letter from your church home.
Please take steps to recycle, and to conserve water, electricity, and fuel. Not only does it help the environment (VERY important), but it saves wear and tear on me, AND you can increase your pledge $$$.
In all seriousness, friends: lights have been left on overnight, water has been left running overnight, and air conditioning has been left on at 68 degrees in the sanctuary overnight. Please, please, please – be mindful of your church home and the difference you can make simply by remembering to turn off the lights and water (completely), and to check the thermostats.

Youth and Adult Sunday School for October is POETRY SLAM month! We will share poems that have been important to us in our lives of faith. The class will start October 6 and run through October 27. Please let Amy Pauw know if you would like to share a poem.
Adult Sunday School Class for November: Don Mead and David Sawyer will lead a study of Antisemitism and Islamaphobia.

Youth Group Fall Dates- Mark your Calendars!
Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6: Presbytery-wide middle and high school retreat at PYOCA.
Sunday, October 13 at 9:45AM: Breakfast with Roger in the CHPC Youth Room.
Sunday, October 20 at 12:15: Lunch and Youth group community/covenant/fun time until 2:30pm.
(Contact Paul Kepler (703-622-2906) for more information)

The First Sunday Potluck is on October 6
The Nurture Council invites you to join us for our regular, first-Sunday-of-the-month congregational potluck on October 6. Earth Care Team is partnering with Nurture Council to establish some earth-friendly guidelines for CHPC events. Let’s begin now. Please bring your table setting of plate, cutlery, and napkin in order to reduce adding garbage to the land-fill and to reduce clean-up in the kitchen. Consider also continuing to bring red meat-free dishes. After lunch, please look for the composting container and discard your food waste there.
No program – just a good time of fellowship.
Volunteers needed for our monthly potlucks: We love the opportunity to share time with each other. Let’s make sure that we share the chores, too. There will be a sign-up sheet at the entrance for our next potluck to remind us all to help. Thanks!

Other Opportunities
Men’s Breakfast Group will meet in Henry Young Hall on Saturday, October 19:
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).

Gun Violence Prevention Team meeting Saturday, October 19, 11AM, Gathering Room at CHPC. Please join this team of folks from CHPC and several other congregations as we meet the third Saturday each month to explore ways to reduce gun violence through prayerful study, action, and advocacy. At our October meeting we will discuss plans for a “community read” and share information about resources to open conversation among people with various viewpoints on gun violence. For more information, please contact Lucy Steilberg (502-893-5231) or Eva Stimson (eva.stimson@gmail.com; 502-727-6778). To join our group email and receive meeting notifications and action alerts, send an email to Molly Casteel (molly.casteel@pcusa.org).

Sisters of Sarah Book Club will meet on Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 PM:
The October meeting will be held in the home of Katharine Griswold, 205 Oxford Place. We will be discussing the book, My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem. Please contact Katharine for more information (896-1273 or kgriswold34@gmail.com).

Mission at CHPC
Mid-Week Mission Potluck Supper: Wednesday, October 23 at 5:45 PM
Peace and Reconciliation in Central Africa: Striving for Justice and Healing
Crescent Hill folks will have a rare opportunity for learning and fellowship around this topic at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, prior to the Session meeting.
Folks are invited to bring their curiosity and a generous dish to share.
Christi Boyd and Jeff Boyd, CHPC members and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-workers in Africa, will join us for supper and share about:
-Trauma healing work facilitated by the Women’s Department of the Church of Christ in Congo,
-The Protestant umbrella church in that area
-Advocacy work they have supported with partners from the Congo and PC(USA) constituents
The event will take place in the Henry Young Fellowship Hall and will continue until 7:15 p.m.

Guatemalan Connection on October 12 and 13:
At 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 12, folks interested in our Guatemala partnership will gather at the Henry Young Fellowship Hall to make plans, talk by phone with our partners, and prepare soup. Everyone is welcome. After worship on Sunday, October 13, there is the monthly Second Sunday Soup Spectacular. Folks will have an opportunity to take home pints of various homemade soups. Donations for the partnership will be accepted. These donations are shared with our partners for them to use for special projects in their presbytery.

A note from Earth Care: Louisville joined cities around the world in a global climate strike on Sept. 20. Led by area high school students, a rally was held at Jefferson Sq. Park to protest lack of action on climate change by elected officials. Several speakers addressed the rally including Mayor Fischer, state Senator Morgan McGarvey, Metro councilman Bill Hollander, other community leaders and environmental activists. All spoke in favor of more action being taken to address climate change and other environmental issues. A sense of urgency was conveyed due to forecast about the speed of change and its consequences. As one sign put it, “There is no planet B.”

Perhaps most heartening about the rally is that it was led by young people. The energy and passion they bring to the issue is inspiring and provides a much needed sense of hope. We need to hope, as there is much to be done and limited time to do it. As a local environmental activist said, “we’ve got work to do.”

CHPC Financial Matters
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.

Per Capita Apportionment
Presbyterians have a form of government built upon shared power and mutual accountability as we seek together to find and represent the will of Christ (Book of Order F-3.0204). Per Capita is a set amount of money per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church. Every Presbyterian shares in the benefit of the PC(USA)’s system of government, so every Presbyterian is asked to share the expenses associated with coordinating and performing the functions of that system. The annual per capita amount is a combined request from the congregation’s presbytery, synod and the General Assembly. Please pay the per capita amount of $25.00 for each active member in your household. If you have children who have gone through confirmation they are considered active members.

On-Line Giving
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 office@crescenthill.church).

CHPC Directory
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 “Our Life” then “Congregation Builder.” Click on “member login.” [User Name is chpc. Password is member.] 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? Just call the church office and Connie will walk you through this. Would you like a different picture posted on the web site? Has your contact information changed? Contact the office at any time and we’ll update your information.
If you would like to receive a digital or print copy of the directory, please contact the church office.
Phone: 893-5381 – Email: office@crescenthill.church
Address Updates:
Bill and Carol Young’s Colorado address: 335 Kiowa Place, Boulder, CO 80303
Correction: Please be sure to include Unit 104 when sending mail to Rick and Carol Roderick.
The complete address is 1915 Wrocklage Ave, Unit 104 (40205).

CHPC October Calendar
S = Sanctuary; HYH = Henry Young Hall; G= Gathering Room; C= Choir Room

Tuesday, October 1
9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)
6:30 PM Women on the Way (Walker)
Thursday, October 3
7:30 Choir (C)
Friday, October 4
PYOCA Conference (weekend)
Saturday, October 5
6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)
Sunday, October 6
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)
Roger Veliquette, preaching
12:15 PM First Sunday pot luck (HYH)
Monday, October 7
6:00 PM ELL (HYH)
Tuesday, October 8
9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)
10:00 AM Presbyterian Women (G)
Wednesday, October 9
7:00 Councils (G)
Thursday, October 19
7:30 PM Choir (C)
Saturday, October 12
12:00 PM Guatemalan Connection (G)
6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)
Sunday, October 13
9:30 AM Earth Care (HYH)
9:45 AM Youth: Breakfast with Roger (Youth Room)
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)
Alton Pollard, preaching
12:15 Guatemalan Connection: Souper Sunday (Narthex)
Monday, October 14
November Newsletter Deadline
6:00 PM ELL (HYH)
Tuesday, October 15
9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)
6:30 PM Women on the Way (Walker)

Wednesday, October 16

7:00 PM Taize (S)

Thursday, October 17
7:30 PM Choir (C)
Saturday, October 19
10:00 AM Men’s Breakfast (HYH)
11:00 AM Gun Violence Prevention (G)
6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)
Sunday, October 20
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)
Angela Overton, preaching
12:15 PM Youth: Lunch and fellowship
4:00 PM SOS (Griswold)
Monday, October 21
6:00 PM ELL (HYH)
Tuesday, October 22
9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)
Wednesday, October 23
5:45 Pot luck and Program: Jeff and Christi Boyd, Mission Partners in Africa (HYH)
7:00 PM Session (G)
Thursday, October 24
7:30 Choir (C)
Saturday, October 26
6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)
Sunday, October 27
9:45 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)
Roger Veliquette, preaching
12:15 PM Deacons (G)
Monday, October 28
6:00 PM ELL (HYH)
Tuesday, October 29
9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)
Thursday, October 31
7:30 Choir (C)