Westminster Weekly 9/8/2020


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.
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 Thursday at Noon!
Topic: CHPC Thursday Lunch 12 NoonTime: Sep 10, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Seminary Intern Begins September 13th
On Sunday, September 13th, we welcome Rebecca Mattern, who will work with us for the 2020-21 academic year. Rebecca is a student at Louisville Seminary and says that she is excited to work with CHPC for her Field Education placement. We are excited to welcome her as part of our community! She will have roles with worship and routinely work as part of our staff. She will also be part of pastoral care and Sunday school in various ways. Please help welcome her when she is introduced to the congregation on the 13th!
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, September 13th, 2020
Topic: Worship Service Sunday, September 13th
Time: Sep 13, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Children’s Sunday School Begins September 13
Come Zoom with us, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 13! We will have music, Bible stories, crafts, and more. Our crazy friend Sid is back too. Join us the first Sunday to see how Sid, once again, has fundamentally misunderstood the story of Noah and the ark and the rainbow reminder of God’s promise.
Never a dull moment in children’s Sunday school! Look for Zoom invitations coming by email from Jerry Van Marter later this week and watch for goodie bag delivery on Saturday.
Let’s Do Some Bible Study!!!
You may be wondering: What’s all this I’m hearing about our congregation being “a Matthew 25 church”? Here is an opportunity to find out!
Tune in to Zoom during the adult Sunday school hour for five Sundays, beginning September 13, for a deep dive into the book of Matthew—and maybe a few other parts of the Bible as well—to explore Jesus’ vision for the church. Learn how that vision can apply to CHPC, and to you as a follower of Christ. Help us discern together how we can answer God’s call to practice love, mercy, and justice in a world scarred by poverty and systemic racism.
Everyone is welcome—whether you’ve read the Bible 20 times or never made it past Genesis; whether you have a seminary degree or just have lots of questions (and there are no dumb questions!). Please join us.
Topic: Matthew 25 Bible Study
Time: Sunday, Sept. 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11, 9:45–10:45 a.m.
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Time: Sep 13, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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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 worldhttps://padlet.com/dmumford2/6mlyz480kr9e1wrk.
Deacon of the Month: September
Allen Bridgman 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 Allen at (502)314-5884 or email here.
Elder of the Week
Stephanie Gregory is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted via phone at (502)314-9322 or email at selwachang@gmail.com.