Westminster Weekly 11/12/2020

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Adult Education for November 15 and 22
Deborah Fortel will lead a conversation about White Too Long, The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones.
Jones’ book is carefully researched and both disturbing and hopeful; it is likely to be painful for many of us to read. But it is also a partner in coming to terms with the truth of our history and beginning the important work of making changes that are essential to us individually, to us as Christians, and to us as citizens of the United States. 
You are welcome whether or not you have had time to read the book! 
To join the conversation use the link below:
Topic: Deborah Fortel’s Zoom MeetingTime: Nov 15, 2020 09:30 AM America/Indiana/Indianapolis
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Meeting ID: 253 603 0320
Worship Service Sunday, November 15, 2020
Topic: Worship Service Sunday, November 15, 2020Time: Nov 15, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 840 7568 4408Passcode: 039333
Help Us Be a Matthew 25 Congregation!

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us by working to:
1. Dismantle structural racism     
2. Eradicate systemic poverty     
3. Build congregational vitality
Thank you, Mark and Barbara Barnes, for leading us in a Bible study on Matthew 25 in October, and to Claudia Foulkes for facilitating our introductory and closing sessions. Thank you too to those who participated and shared insights and ideas. This is just the beginning, as we explore together what it means to be a Matthew 25 congregation.
Here are ways we can continue learning and living into the Matthew 25 vision:
Build relationships with our sisters and brothers of Lampkins Chapel CME Church and their pastor, Rev. Claudette Snorton, by attending their prayer meeting and Bible study Wednesday evenings at 7:00 on Zoom. Lampkins Chapel has issued an open invitation to CHPC members. You may come for the opening prayer time and then leave, or stay on for the Bible study. Check with your elder or the church office for a link to the meeting.
Learn more about the Matthew 25 initiative of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/
2021 Pledge Update
It’s not too late to send in your financial pledge for the 2021 budget! We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your generosity. (Questions? Contact Jack Marcum at jpmarcum@gmail.com or 502-403-8247.) –The CHPC Generosity Group
What Next? With State Representative Attica Scott, and representatives from Black Lives Matter and Mijente
Thursday, November 12 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration in advance: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This is the last of a series of three “Emerging Conversations,” a series designed specifically for people of faith to lean into issues related to militarized policing and the reality that many communities don’t feel safe and do not trust many of our public institutions. We’ve heard about the impact of over-policing on Black and brown communities and have looked at alternatives approaches to community safety. We now turn to actions and campaigns that are taking form through a number of community channels, including BLM, Mijente, the Kentucky Alliance, The Urban League and others.
Guatemala Gathering: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14 on Zoom

Learn about how CHPC’s partners in Guatemala are faring after a series of catastrophes – the shutdown, COVID, dengue fever, and now flooding and mudslides as a result of Hurricane Eta – and how we might collaborate with each other in response to this and other concerns
Do this by being part of the Guatemalan Connection’s 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14 gathering on Zoom at https://iowacentral-edu.zoom.us/j/3391706499 
CHPC’s Halloween 2020
I got a flyer on my door telling how Pennsylvania Ave. was going to have an alternative Halloween celebration for the children on the street. My first thought was.’ why couldn’t we do this for the children and youth of CHPC?’. I took the idea, with very minor adaptations, and with the help of all of you we were able to deliver 34 treat bags filled with toys, snacks, and yes candy.
I would like to thank Carrie Monk Bridgeman, Ada Asenjo, Deborah Fortell, and Jerry Van Marter and Eva Stimson. These people helped to deliver the bags to the homes of our children and youth throughout Halloween Day.
I want to extend the appreciation of the families. I heard from many families how much it meant to them and saved them from needing to go out and Trick or Treat during a pandemic. The children I personally delivered to were very excited. This was so rewarding for me to visit with families on a beautiful fall day!
-Claudia Foulkes
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 worldhttps://padlet.com/dmumford2/6mlyz480kr9e1wrk.
Deacon of the Month: November
Patti Marcum is our Deacon of the Month for November. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Patti at (502)403-8269 or email here.
Elder of the Week
Jeanne-Marie Rogers is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted via phone at (502)439-6007 or email jeannemar@bellsouth.net .