Westminster Weekly 8/25/2020


Small Groups This Fall!
Building and deepening friendships among CHPC-ers is the purpose of the small groups meeting via Zoom. And there’s another opportunity coming for you to participate in a small Zoom group. These are a continuation of the groups that have been called Spiritual Companioning Groups most recently. We’re church folk, so there will be prayers and remindersof what’s happening with the congregation at large, and the most important reason for thegroups is, yes, building and deepening friendships among CHPC-ers.
These times of necessary caution about being with others and staying at home are challenging. We miss being together and sharing meals and hugs and singing as a congregation. But we are still connected with each other through our church and our faith. Most of us know some Crescent Hill members very well, and some others only slightly. So here’s a way toconnect with others, to make some new friends, to learn more about acquaintances, and to share who you are in a context of shared faith, love, acceptance and kindness.
Please note that what is shared in the small groups is kept confidential by everyone and that it is important for you to be able to commit to make being present a priority. If you would like to be part of the next “round” of Small Zoom Groups, please email Faith at office@crescenthill.church by September 15. You will be contacted by a facilitator whowill find a mutually convenient day and time for your eight group meetings.Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)
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Informal Session Report for August
To view the informal Session report from the August 23, 2020 meeting, click here.
September Westminster Ways Deadline
Please email your September Westminster Ways submissions to Faith at office@crescenthill.church by Thursday, August 27th.
A Sacred Calling: Community Safety for AllSeptember 2 – November 18, 2020
LSURJ Faith (Louisville Showing up for Racial Justice), Sowers of Justice Network and ICIJ (Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice) are seeking people of faith to commit to a 12-week campaign to envision new approaches to community safety.
Please join us to build community among people of faith as together we pray, learn, imagine, and act for racial justice. No one of us, no one faith community or communion can do this work alone. We need each other!
Virtual Vigils:
12:00pm-12:30pm every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 2
Led by faith leaders from a variety of traditions
Gathering of intentions, silence and spoken reflections
Join live via Zoom or watch recording later
In-person Silent Vigils:
5:00 PM – 5:40 PM every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 2
Gathering in the spirit of non-violence
Masks and safe distancing will be observed
Place to be announced
For more information, click here.
A Matthew 25 Congregation
To dive deeper into learning about the Matthew 25 initiative together with Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, visit this link to the MKP Matthew 25 resource page:
 https://www.midkentuckypresbytery.com/matthew-25-resources 
Join Us for Lunch via Zoom on Wednesdays at Noon!
Topic: CHPC Wednesday Lunch 12noonTime:
Wednesday, August 5th at 12noon
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Calling All Artists: We need art to enhance our online worship!  
The Worship Council invites artists of all ages to email pictures of their artwork to Faith at office@crescenthill.church. Please include your name and a description and/or title of each piece. The art will be used with online devotionals as well as weekly worship services.  
Worship Service Sunday, August 30, 2020
Topic: CHPC Worship Service
Time: Aug 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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CHPC Sunday School for August
“HOWARD THURMAN: 20th CENTURY MYSTIC AND PROPHET OF RACIAL JUSTICE”
TEACHER: DAVID SAWYER 
August 2: Thurman’s Life, Work and Influence 
August 9 and 16: Thurman’s Way of Prayer and Meditation 
August 23 and 30: Thurman’s Black Ethic—Finding Integrity in an Oppressive Society            
Suggestions for Reading:
Jesus and the Disinherited, “What is the word of Jesus to a people with their backs against the wall?”
Originally published in 1949. Reprint edition, Beacon Press, 1996.112 pages.
The last two sessions will be devoted to this book. The last two sessions will be from this book, but pre-reading is not required.
With Head and Heart: the Autobiography of Howard Thurman, Mariner Books, 1981. 304 pages
Pick any of his several books of prayers and meditations.
Topic: CHPC Sunday School
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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: August
Jim Bartlett-Turner is our Deacon of the Month for August. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Jim at (502)424-4766 or email him here.
Elder of the Week
Lucy Steilberg is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted via phone at (502)893-5231 or email at lucyd.steilberg@gmail.com.