Westminster Weekly 12/24/2020


Join Us for Christmas Eve Service at 5:30!
Topic: Christmas Eve ServiceTime: Dec 24, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84764815291?pwd=eVhXaTJxRm5kT1hVYnN4VUJWZDBZdz09
Meeting ID: 847 6481 5291
**There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, December 27
CHPC Holiday Schedule Beginning December 24th
The church office will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Roger Veliquette will be on vacation December 25th through December 31st. Please direct all pastoral care needs to Deborah Fortel at dgfortel@gmail.com or by phone at (502)721-8500.

Talk about the Sermon will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at noon.
Office Hours with Rebecca Mattern will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4pm.

CHPC Thursday Lunch at noon via Zoom will resume on January 6, 2021.
Outreach: The Hope Buss
The outreach Council would love to share some very good news with our beloved community. The council has entered into a partnership with The Hope Buss . The director of this ministry is Stachelle Bussey, a graduate of LPTS with a MDiv. Stachelle lives and works in the West End using a school bus for her ministry. She distributes hot food, groceries, rides to stores and voting, and therapy from the bus. She was working with students at Shawnee before the Pandemic. She needs help in grant writing and she needs a van. If you can offer aid on either of these issues please call Lucy Steilberg at 502 893 5231 . 
Christmas Joy Offering
Your gift to the Christmas Joy Offering works in two ways to strengthen the church by supporting past, present, and future church leaders:

1. 50% of the offering provides critical financial assistance to current and retired church workers who have urgent financial, medical, or housing needs.

2. 50% of the offering provides scholarships for students attending Presbyterian-related schools and colleges dedicated to educating future leaders for communities of color.

Our own Mary Love shared with us last year about how she received help from the Christmas Joy Offering when she needed financial assistance. As a Matthew 25 congregation, CHPC is also very committed to nurturing young leaders, particularly in communities of color.

The Christmas Joy Offering is one of the special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church will be collecting the Christmas Joy Offering throughout December. You may contribute online at the church website or mail a check to the church. Please give generously!

Watch a video about one of the schools helped by the Christmas Joy Offering:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbitoc79w77vol2/PPAS%20-%20In%20Their%20Own%20Words.mov?dl=0
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Deacon of the Month: December
Allen Bridgman is our Deacon of the Month for December. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Allen at (502)314-5884 or email  j.allenbridgman@gmail.com.
Elder of the Week
Eric Proctor is our Elder of the Week. He can be contacted via phone at (502)608-7306 or email at eric.t.proctor@gmail.com .
Associate for Pastoral Care
Minister member Deborah Fortel is our Associate for Pastoral Care. She can be contacted by email at dgfortel@gmail.com or phone at (502)721-8500.