Westminster Weekly 3/11/21


Worship Service Sunday, March 14, 2021
Topic: Worship Service Sunday, March 14, 2021Time: Mar 14, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 842 3378 8441
Sign up for Listening CirclesThe last day to sign up is Friday, March 12th. 
Use this link to sign up for Listening Circles:
https://forms.gle/TVpZaWRaiNeAPK3N7
Purpose: To share and listen to experiences of loss, hearing in community the grief and concerns that we have, and to speak about what we want our church family to be like in the future.
Facilitators from the presbytery, Cynthia Campbell and Bill Williamson, will lead small groups.Deacons and elders will participate in each group in a round table style with all participants.Groups will form based on sign-ups and with the guidance of the facilitators, Cynthia and Bill.
Time: Each listening circle would last 60-90 minutes, according to the leadership of the facilitators.
Basic agreements: Cynthia and Bill will lead conversations, using guidelines as provided by them.
Please answer the questions below to sign up for your first and second choices for preferred times. Facilitators Cynthia and Bill will help finalize the schedule to ensure that each group has an appropriate number of participants.
You will receive an email on Sunday, March 14th, confirming the time and date for your group.
Annual Meeting March 14th After Church
Please join us Sunday, March 14, for the annual meeting of our congregation via Zoom immediately following worship service.
The agenda: annual reports from committees and other church organizations and Session (information only), financial report for the preceding year, budget for the current year (information only).
Anyone can attend but you must be a member of the congregation to vote.
Children’s Sunday School
Please remember to have your kids sign in for Zoom Sunday School at 10 am each Sunday!
Zoom ID: 760 186 7172
Earth Care Sunday School for MarchCHPC earth care team members Andrew Kang Bartlett and Stephen Bartlett will lead Sunday School for youth and adults on zoom in March on trees, land and agriculture. Andrew is national staff for the Presbyterian Hunger Program, active in local Louisville tree-planting and harvesting, cultivates crops in his St. Matthews yard, and does food justice advocacy throughout Louisville. Stephen is head of the CHPC community garden and the summer garden camps hosted there, owns a farm in the Dominican Republic, is former staff for Agricultural Missions, and active throughout the Louisville community with gardens, trees, land and agricultural issues. March’s focus will pick-up what COVID interrupted last March: a discussion of the importance, meaning, and place of trees in our community. Stephen will share about the tree planting at his farm in the DR and Andrew about his own tree-planting projects at home and in Louisville, and we’ll also learn about city-wide efforts at increasing the tree canopy, increasing fruit tree accessibility, and using land for marginalized communities to grow food. We’ll discuss what we can all do—whether at church, in our own homes, in the city—to care for trees and all creation. Towards the end of the month, we will also explore public policy opportunities such as the THRIVE agenda and Green New Deal, to support broad environmental efforts. 
Earth Care Sunday School – Food, Trees, Survive, Thrive
Time: Mar 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time
*Class begins at 9:45, but feel free to jump on anytime and chat with other early birds. Just save some worms for the rest of us…     
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 Meeting ID: 962 5517 2000
Trees, Food, Survive, Thrive ~ some resources from March Sunday School
You can find some of the videos, slides and documents from Sunday’s ‘class’ in this DropBox folder, and you can download any from there. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds movie – Looks like you can view all on YouTube. Here is 
Part 1. And part 2 is in the dropbox folder.

The World’s Largest Intact Forest Is In Danger.
Here’s How To Save It.
Brazil’s ‘Upside-Down’ Forest Is Facing Devastating Destruction:
The Cerrado is the most biologically rich savanna in the world and a huge carbon sink, but it’s being razed to produce soy and beef. 
Through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, I am active in an international campaign to Stop Land Grabs, including those prominently happening in the ‘cerrado’ of Brazil.

You are welcome to join us!Thinking back on your life, was there a tree that was significant to you in some way?About Pronouns
https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why
https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/
Coffee Break and Conversation with Deborah Fortel
Take a break on Monday mornings at 10:30 AM and chat with Deborah Fortel and other CHPCers. (Coffee is optional. Your presence is requested!)
Deborah Fortel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Deborah Fortel’s Zoom Meeting
Time: March 15, 2021 10:30 AM
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Meeting ID: 896 3942 0910
Third Wednesday Dinner/Dessert Conversation
Our first monthly CHPC friends and, in honor of St. Pat’s Day, wear your greenest shirt and bring your green tea, green beans, or lime-green sherbet. Let’s talk about what you’ve been reading lately.
Bible Basics Every Wednesday Led by Roger
Bible Basics Wednesdays at 12 noon
Here is a Carmichaels Bookstore link for the book “A Guide to Bible Basics” by Tyler Mayfield:https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/book/9780664263454
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Meeting ID: 815 1673 2049
Chat with Rebecca via Zoom Every Wednesday!
Feel free to drop in on Wednesday anytime between 4pm – 5pm to chat with our seminary intern, Rebecca Mattern.
Topic: Meeting with Rebecca
Time: March 10, 2021 4:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 886 0306 0646
Join Us for Lunch on Thursdays at Noon!
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Meeting ID: 825 4182 9082
Dates to Remember:
March 14th:
Congregational Meeting immediately following Worship Service.

March 19th:
Faith begins maternity leave.

March 28th:
Deacons Meeting 2pmSession Meeting 3pm
To view the church calendar, click here.
Faith gathering at Saturday’s #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor Memorial Event
March 13 marks one year since Breonna Taylor was killed by LMPD. Her mother, Tamika Palmer and the Breonna Taylor Foundation are planning a Memorial at #InjusticeSquarePark aka Jefferson Square Park. Gathering is at 1pm. There will be music and speakers. Then at 4:30pm the Breonna Taylor Family & Foundation will host a Food & Supply Give A Way, followed by a Say Her Name/Bikers for Racial Justice Bike Ride & Caravan. Faith leaders and members are invited to be a visible presence by spreading out along the periphery of the Square together, wearing religious garb as folks are comfortable doing, and having “Justice for Breonna” signs. We are also invited to bring donations of masks, water, or snacks. If you are unable to attend but want to support the event, please take the time to let others who may be interested know about the event (especially those who may not be active on social media!) Contact Tricia Lloyd-Sidle if you have questions: revtjls@gmail.com or 502-681-4059.
Calling First-Timers, Long-Timers, and Anyone In Between: This May be the Time for You
The Guatemalan Connection, the CHPC group that co-ordinates activities around our partnership with the Q’eqchi Estoreno Izabal Presbytery, is reaching out to CHPCers of any age who would be interested in learning more about this incredible mission that has been at the forefront of CHPC’s international efforts for over 15 years. You may be looking for new ways to engage in ministry in our church, or want to stay connected, or re-connect with the Guatemalan Connection. Whatever your situation we hope that you will join with us.

We believe this ministry is a faith-enhancing way for you to personally feel the spirit of Christ at work in our world. In the midst of so many challenges in our personal lives and our church we can learn so much from our sisters and brothers in Guatemala about individual, church, national, and international struggles and how God’s love for all of us can give us strength and direction.

Please join us in a Zoom meeting on Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. We will help you to learn more about this ministry and you can help us to decide on future directions for activities and ways to raise awareness and support within our full congregation about the importance of this partnership. Reach out now to Perry Chang at perrydchang@gmail.com or 502-457-7833, or Soni Castleberry at soni.castleberry@gmail.com or 502-417-6481, if you have questions, otherwise just join us through this Zoom link:
https://iowacentral-edu.zoom.us/j/3391706499
We really hope to have you join us.
40 days of Nurture
Hello Church Family. As we approach Lent, the members of Nurture Committee have committed to 40 Days of Nurture. These 40 days (not counting Sundays) is a liturgical season which prepares us for the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Traditionally, Christians have been asked to give something up but we want to participate in 40 days of Nurture. 40 days of sending letters, 40 days of walking, 40 days of meditation. 40 days of reading the Equal Justice Initiative Calendar. You can decide how you want to participate. Please join us in 40 days of Nurture.
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Deacon of the Month: March
Allen Bridgman is our Deacon of the Month for February. 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
Erin Denny is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted by phone at (502)439-0021 or via email at erin.lloyd.denny@gmail.com.