Westminster Ways

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church  – Westminster Ways October 2018


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

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).

Coming in October: Inter-generational Sunday School Class

All are invited to meet with us during the month of October for an intergenerational Sunday School class as we discuss in depth the tragic issue of gun violence in America. We will hear from students and teachers as they relate to us their feelings as they return to school this fall. This issue affects all of us because these students and teachers, our treasures, are affected by this issue in such a frightening way.

We will meet on October 7, 14, 21, and 28 in the Gathering Room at 9:45AM. We will hear from those who are daily reminded of others who have been brutally murdered in our schools. We remember those people and those who have been killed on American streets. Our goal is to develop a plan of action and to offer support to our students and teachers. Please invite your friends to join us. Carol Young and Lucy D. Steilberg will be leading the discussion.

Mission at CHPC

Opportunity to Provide Lunch for Youth Group: The Youth Group is in need of lunch providers. Traditionally lunch providers would prepare and serve lunch. This year we are expanding the ways you can help. If time is an issue, you can provide assistance by donating money or by ordering lunch.  If you are interested in providing a lunch for the CHPC Youth Group, please contact Paul Kepler at (703-622-2906 or paulkepler@yahoo.com) or Kim Aycock (646-341-7500 or kimberlyjaycock@yahoo.com). Thank you for supporting our Youth.

Men’s Breakfast Group will meet in Henry Young Hall on Saturday, October 20

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!  Please join us! For more information, talk to one of the regular attendees:  Mark Barnes (513-255-0262), Henry Young, Jim Hubert, David Wilding, Bob Abrams, George Lindauer, John Balliet, Rick and Carol Roderick, Lucy Steilberg, Dave Bush, Bob Gordon, Luiz Kammerle.

El Tarasco Night, Saturday, October 20

Our regular Guatemalan Connection fund-raiser will be Saturday, Sept. 15 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 Sara Book Group, Sunday, October 21: The group will meet at 4:00 p.m. in the home of Katharine Griswold. They will be discussing The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Gallaway. For more information, contact Katharine (896-1273 or kgriswold34@gmail.com).

Earth Care Reflections: Giving Up Plastic

Growing up in a strong Catholic family, I was expected to give up something at Lent every year.  Most of the time this Lenten sacrifice focused on food, and inevitably I forgot or fudged during the 40 days.  I rarely heard of anyone making a genuine effort to abstain, nor did I talk to many other Catholics who were serious about this spiritual practice.  So it was with interest that I heard about a pastor encouraging his congregation to forego plastic during the period of Lent.  Just how do you go about giving up a staple of our society, I wondered, as I pulled Saran Wrap over our leftovers, brushed my teeth with my plastic toothbrush, and used plastic in a million other ways throughout the day.  Turns out, plastic is so embedded in our everyday items, I don’t know that we can go without using it, but there are websites which give us some good guidelines.  Or maybe I should say, good first steps, because I think that we can all add our own suggestions to the following list.  I encourage you to review the suggestions printed here and take some time to ponder the possibility of abstaining from plastic.  You don’t have to wait until Lent to begin the deliberate action of decreasing the use of plastic in your life.

  1. Avoid buying items packaged in plastic. Use powdered dishwasher soap which comes in boxes, rather that liquid soap.
  2. Use cloth shopping bags. And “recycle” any plastic bags you receive by giving them to your local food bank or vendors at the farmer’s market.
  3. Skip bottled water. Carry a reusable canteen or thermos.
  4. Upcycle by creating new uses for “used” plastics. Plastic jugs make perfect watering cans for your garden!
  5. Bring a reusable mug when you order coffee.
  6. Say “No straw, please.”
  7. Wear clothing made from natural (not synthetic) materials.
  8. Avoid disposable tableware, or use the compostable kind. Carry a set of chopsticks with you to food places using plastic tableware!
  9. Bring your own container for takeout and leftovers.
  10. Ask that the little plastic table in your pizza box be left out.
  11. Buy milk in glass containers and stop buying juice in plastic jugs.
  12. Carry a fabric bag to the farmers market for your loaf of bread.

                                                                        – Amy Linfield for the Earth Care Committee

Other Opportunities

Youth News: This year’s PYOCA Youth Conference (think Montreat-lite) is open to Middle School and High School. It is October 5-7. The cost is $140 and includes lodging, programming and meals. This year there will be 4 keynote speakers, including our very own Blake Collins, and Christy & Rob Fohr, who have worshiped with CHPC in the past. They are all former Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) who bring a world of experience with them. For more information, visit https://pyocaconferences.org

 Coming to Louisville on Tuesday, October 16: “Fix It” Movie

Where: Port Shaw Community Center, 3713 W. Market St. Louisville 40212

When: October 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare (KSPH) will show “Fix It – Health Care at the Tipping Point.”

This documentary features the human and financial costs of our current health care system and explains how HR 676, Improved Medicare for All, would solve the crisis. A powerful film.

Further info on the film:  https://fixithealthcare.com/

Compassion Practices Group – Coming in October

—How do you keep an open, fearless heart in difficult times?

—How can you be more available to love your neighbor as yourself?

—How do you prevent “compassion fatigue” when helping others?

You’re invited to a six week Compassion Practices Group where we will explore these questions and some practices designed to help keep our compassionate hearts stay open. Each session will include a 20-30 minute guided meditation that you are also encouraged to use during the week between sessions. The sessions will be facilitated by Karen Hensel, member of CHPC, certified Spiritual Director/Companion, and a student of Compassion Cultivation Training of the Stanford based Compassion Institute. https://www.compassioninstitute.com/cct

When: Saturday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Where: The Gathering Room, Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church

Please contact Karen Hensel at Khensel@att.net or 741-3896 if you plan to attend.

Chili Supper to Benefit the United Crescent Hill Ministries:

Come and bring your friends and family for a delicious bowl of chili and a good time with each other while helping a great cause! Proceeds from the event will be given to UCHM.

When: Wednesday, October 17 from 4:30 – 7:00PM.

Where: Clifton Center, Reception Hall. 2117 Payne Street, 40206.

Suggested Donation: Adult: $5.00; Children: $2.00; Family: $12.00. (Chili to go will be available)

Peace by Piece: The Temple Annual Free Interfaith Peace Concert will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00PM. The Temple is located at 5101 US HWY 42, Louisville, KY 40241.

Dinner before the concert is at 6:00PM for a donation of $5. Kids 12 and under eat free!

RSVP to 502-423-1818 by Thursday, October 18, or on our website at: https://thetemplelouky.org/.

People at CHPC  –  Birthdays in October

1-Ben Langley

2-Bob Gordon

2-Lucille Ann Hagan

2-Karen Hensel

3-Jack Marcum

5-Gabe Duverge

5-Lucy Steilberg

8-Martha Bettis Gee

8-Liliana Elisabeth Ucan Shadle

12-Perry Chang

14-Maxwell David Welch

17-Noah Hunter Hughes

19-Ginny Brown

21-Crosby Jane Proctor

23-Brad Castleberry

23-Cecy Hagan

24-Megan Davis

24-Sue Krause

24-Christina Shadle

26-Gayle Collins

27-Luiz Kemmerle

28-Chantel Kissel

28-David Miller

28-Elaine Trautwein

30-Laura Sullivan

30-Jeff Thiele

31-Michelle McDonald


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 “Members,” 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.

Phone: 893-5381 – Email: office@crescenthill.church


Member Updates: Emily Whearty has a new address: 7608 Westport Rd, 40222

 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 $23.67 for each active member in your household (or round up to $24.00 for each active member). 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 October Calendar

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

Monday, October 1

6:00 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

Tuesday, October 2

9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)

6:30 PM Women On the Way (Home of Dana Walker)

6:30 PM ELL (HYH)

7:00 Pastor Nominating Committee (G)

Wednesday, October 3

7:00 PM Stewardship, rescheduled (G)

Thursday, October 4

7:30 PM Choir Practice (C)

Saturday, October 6

6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)

Sunday, October 7

9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)

World Communion Sunday: Guest Preacher José Luis Casal

12:15 PM Congregational Listening Time (S)

12:30 PM Youth (HYH)

Monday, October 8

No ELL (Columbus Day)

Tuesday, October 9

9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)

10:00 Presbyterian Women (G)

No ELL (Columbus Day)

Wednesday, October 10

7:00 PM Council Meetings (G)

Thursday, October 11

7:30 PM Choir Practice (C)

Saturday, October 13

6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)

Sunday, October 14

9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)

12:15 PM Potluck Fellowship (HYH)

12:30 PM Youth (HYH)

Monday, October 15

Newsletter Deadline

6:00 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

Tuesday, October 16

9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)

6:30 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

6:30 PM Women On the Way (Walker)

7:00 Pastor Nominating Committee (G)

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 PM Taize Service (S)

Thursday, October 18

7:30 PM Choir Practice (C)

Saturday, October 20

10:00 AM Men’s Breakfast (HYH)

6:00 PM Guatemalan Fundraiser (El Tarasco)

6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)

Sunday, October 21

9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)

12:30 PM Youth (HYH)

4:00 PM Sisters of Sarah (Griswold)

Monday, October 22

6:00 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

Tuesday, October 23

9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)

6:30 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

Wednesday, October 24

7:00 PM Session Meeting (G)

Thursday, October 25

11:00 AM Women’s Small Group (G)

7:30 PM Choir Practice (C)

Saturday, October 27

9:00 AM Compassion Practices Group (G)

6:30 PM French Language Outreach Ministry (S)

Sunday, October 28

9:45 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Worship (S)

12:30 PM Youth (HYH)

Monday, October 29

6:00 PM English Language Learners (HYH)

Tuesday, October 30

9:15 AM Staff Meeting (Office)

6:30 PM English Language Learners (HYH)