Westminster Weekly 10/22/2020


Worship Service Sunday, October 25, 2020
Topic: Worship Service Sunday, October 25thTime: Oct 25, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Adult Sunday School
Join us this Sunday for the second of three Sunday School sessions with the Coalition of Immokolee Workers. We will recall CHPC support for the CIW, beginning with the Taco Bell boycott and continuing over nearly 20 years. We will learn about how the Fair Food Movement has grown and what a worker-led movement for justice looks like. The series will also give us a chance to discuss what it has meant for CHPC to be an ally in this movement. 
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Letters of Thanksgiving
“Praise the One whose steadfast love endures forever! Who can speak God’s mighty works or fully declare God’s praise? Happy are the ones who do justice and righteousness at all times” (Psalm 106:1-3). These words from last Sunday’s call to worship have remained with us throughout the week. In a changing world, in changing times, God’s, “steadfast love endures forever.”
We are called together into this community at Crescent Hill PC to learn about God’s love for us and God’s call for our lives, to build community, to share God’s love with each other and the world, and to do justice. We felt the impact we have on one another in Levitia and Bob’s service and vigil last week. CHPC children and youth ministries endure and thrive. Our involvement in Louisville continues and grows as we support UCHM and build new relationships across the city. We remain steadfast in our relationships with people around the world from our Guatemala partnership to our connections with mission coworkers. As we make financial plans for our community in the coming weeks, we ask you to continue supporting the work we all are doing here at CHPC. Your financial contribution is critical to our community. In the next few days, you will receive a pledge card in the mail. After prayerful reflection, please make your pledge and mail the card back to CHPC.  Shalom, The Generosity Team
CHPC Trivia Night!
Need something fun to take the place of trick-or-treating?
Need some fellowship?
Need something, ANYTHING to take your mind off the news and theupcoming election?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us remotely for an evening of trivia fun! You make some snacks and drinks and gather around your device. We’ll bring the trivia questions. And everyone will have some light-hearted time together.
Who?You and anyone in your house (bubble) who you’d like to have with youto answer trivia questions!
There will be an opportunity to “team up” with other households oncewe have all gathered on Zoom, so send any teaming requests to theorganizers.
When?
Friday, October 30th , 7-9 PM
Where?
ZOOM, of course!

Topic: CHPC TRIVIA NIGHTTime: Oct 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Other Questions? Contact the organizers:
Seth Craigo-Snellseth.craigosnell@gmail.com
Molly CasteelMolly.Casteel@pcusa.org
Halloween for CHPC kids, ages 3-16 
Let’s show our children and youth we love them and want them to be safe this Halloween. The whole congregation can donate “treat” items (individually wrapped candy, stickers, small toys, play doh, pencils, erasers, wands, bracelets, bouncy balls, silly string, etc) by placing them in the large BLUE BIN in Janine Linder’s driveway (between the car and the garage). The location changed due to COVID precautions. Remember some items are going to 3-year-olds so look for age appropriate items.

The times to drop off your treats are Friday 10/23 2:00-7:00, Saturday 10/24 1:00-5:00, and Sunday 10/25 1:00-5:00. The bin will be emptied daily.
Volunteer treat delivery persons will pick up at Claudia’s house (171 Pennsylvania Ave) any time after Wednesday 10/28 and deliver to our children and youth on Saturday, 10/31 Halloween. Families should receive a call from your delivery person with an estimated time of arrival. Kids and drivers are encouraged to dress up and make this a fun event for all. PLEASE USE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES. SANITIZE BEFORE AND AFTER HANDLING ANYTHING.
Meet with Rebecca!
Our seminary intern, Rebecca Mattern will be available to chat via zoom every Wednesday, beginning on October 28th from 4pm – 6pm!
Topic: Meeting with RebeccaTime: Oct 28, 2020 04:00 PM
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Adult Education for November 15 and 22

WARNING!
White Too Long, the Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones will probably make you uncomfortable. It may make you angry. It may well prompt you to learn more about your faith, your church and yourself.
Deborah Fortel will lead an adult education conversation about White Too Long on November 15 and 22. Copies of the book are available at Carmichael’s Bookstore. Tell them you are from Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church to receive a discount.
Robert Jones was awarded the Grawemeyer in 2019 for his previous book, The End of White Christian America. Jones is the CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute. He was raised Southern Baptist, graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds a PhD in religion from Emory University. Empower West Louisville chose White Too Long for this year’s City-Wide Virtual Book Club.
 ‘Reel’ Latin American Film Festival
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages presents the 27th (Virtual) ‘Reel’Latin American Film Festival. http://www.medina502.com/reel_latinamerica_2020
It will run from October 17 to November 20 using a virtual format. The films will be shown on demand from the Pragda Spanish Film Club (except for one.) And we hold discussions on the last day of screenings, Fridays at 6:30 led by experts in the topics addressed by the film. Everyone welcome. Please email us with questions, Manuel Medina, Manuel.medina@louisville.edu, or Melissa Groenewold, Melissa-groenewold@louisville.edu.
Missing your Fair-Trade coffee, tea, and chocolates? 
Because our church building has been closed during the pandemic, the coffee and other items that were available for purchase in the narthex are being donated to United Crescent Hill Ministries. But don’t go without your coffee! You can purchase a large variety of Fair Trade items, including coffee, at Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, near the church. The store is open for in-person shopping. Or you may call 502-897-7319 for curbside pickup or visit their online store at just.creations.org
Gift of Photos
Over the last several months, we have been using quite a few of Bruce Whearty’s photos in our services. If you would like to receive one or two new nature photos by email each day, please feel free to send Bruce an email at dr.bruce.whearty@gmail.com and ask to be added to his email list.
CHPC Fall Traditions
CHPC loves tradition. Even in this most unusual of years we are determined to keep going with as many as we can. In worship on Sunday, October 18 – Children’s Sabbath — Elder Claudia Foulkes mentioned two of them: Bibles for Second Graders and Prayer Partners for our congregation’s children, youth, and young adults. Here is the 2020 version of these special traditions:

Bibles for Second Graders –This year Bibles are being presented to: Atticus Allen Davis, Lilak Kissel and Rocio Lainez Medina. We also are presenting a Bible to Meylin Lainez Medina who was not attending our church when she was a 2nd grader. Deliveries will be made in their Zoom Sunday school goody bag, or special drop off at their home doorstep within the next few weeks. This gift from CHPC is our way to share with these children a Bible of their own — the most wonderful book that we hope will become a part of their lives forever.

Prayer Partners – Children’s Sabbath, was started 29 years ago by the Children’s Defense Fund, and adopted by CHPC many years ago as a time to recognize the children, youth, and young adults in our nation and in our congregation. The event raises awareness of problems facing this population (such as poverty, gun violence, and lack of health care) and calls on us as people of faith to take action to nurture and protect them with love and justice.

This year, it coincided on Oct. 18 with CHPC recently designated 3rd Sunday of each month as a time to involve this population in worship leadership. We were blessed to have Alek Kissel, Abigail Viliquette, Julien Viliquette, and Oliver Viliquette participating in this way. If you would like to take on a leadership role too, please let Pastor Roger know.

Normally, on Children’s Sabbath we have passed baskets to congregants in the pews and asked them to take a card with the name of a child, youth, or young adult in our congregation and to pray for and get to know them over the year. Watch for the upcoming November issue of Westminster Ways for details on the 2020 practice of this tradition for the over 50 younger persons we have in our congregation. If you know you want to be a prayer partner, no need to wait –contact Soni Castleberry at 417-6481 or soni.castleberry@gmail or Eric Proctor at 608-7306 or eric.t.proctor@gmail.com
What Can We Do?
Very often during times of crisis we wonder what, if anything, we can do. The Dean of Louisville Seminary, Debra J. Mumford has started a Padlet (electronic bulletin board with active links) that showcases actions we are each able to take to help realize social justice in the world
https://padlet.com/dmumford2/6mlyz480kr9e1wrk.
Deacon of the Month: October
During the month of October, we will be having Deacons of the Week (instead of Deacon of the Month). Below is the schedule for October:
Deacon of the Week for October 18-24 will be Jim Bartlett Turner.
Deacon of the Week for October 25-31 will be Patti Marcum.
Elder of the Week
Claudia Foulkes is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted via phone at (502)939-4129 or email cfoulkes3@gmail.com.