Worship Service In-Person and on Zoom

Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 11 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 898 4794 6230

Passcode: 201166 

To view recent Sunday sermons, click here.

Commitment Sunday is

October 23

This Sunday, October 23, is set aside as Stewardship Commitment Sunday, when each of us is asked to make a financial commitment to CHPC's 2023 budget. Please bring your pledge card and show your support for our ministry and mission in the coming year.  

The Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, October 23, during worship for the purpose of hearing a report from the Nominating Committee. For more information about the nominees, click here.

Coffee and Conversation

You are invited to stop by Henry Young Hall on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:45 for coffee and conversation. Nothing formal is planned. This is just an opportunity to be together and maybe get to know one another better.

Children’s Sunday School on Zoom

Children of all ages are invited to come Zoom with us from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. We will gather for music, Bible stories, crafts, and more. Throughout the fall we will hear stories about Moses, Ruth, David, and other ancestors in the faith. Our crazy friend Sid is back too. Join us each week to see how Sid, once again, has fundamentally misunderstood the Bible story. 

Never a dull moment in children’s Sunday school! Teachers are Jerry Van Marter, Eva Stimson, Bev Machin, and Luke Van Marter (aka Sid). Please let us know if you would like to join our teaching team. Email Jerry to get on the list to receive weekly Zoom invitations and other announcements.  

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Join the Conversation, Sunday at 5 p.m. on Zoom

In a series of sermons this fall, Peggy is exploring values that young people—and others—may be looking for in a faith community: authenticity, accountability, inclusivity, hospitality, impact, belonging, growthful, meaningful.

For those interested in making a deeper dive into these values, Mark and Peggy are leading Zoom conversations each Sunday evening through October 30, at 5 pm. They will be using the book Meaning Making, published by the Springtide Research Institute, but you do not have to read the book to join the conversation!

Zoom link for the conversations:


Summary of Session Actions

The Session held its regular stated meeting after worship on October 16. The following action items were taken:

  • To approve minutes from September 21 Session meeting.
  • To have a Zoom-only worship service on Sunday, December 25, that people can attend from wherever they are on Christmas Day. Elder Doug Yeager and Rev. Rick Roderick have volunteered to lead the service in order to give the staff Christmas Day off as a scheduled holiday.
  • To hold a Build-a-Bed project on Saturday, November 19, to approve the quote for lumber ($980.77 to come from the Mission Partnership budget), and to ask for donations for the event. Look for more information to come in Westminster Weekly.
  • To approve Rev. Bill Williamson and his grandson Jonathan Sutphin to lead worship and communion on January 1, while Peggy will be on vacation.

The Session set the date of December 14 to examine newly elected officers. Peggy will schedule an officer training workshop for early December. Session also reflected on the October 9 congregational gathering, discussed responses to letters and inquiries, and began planning for the officer retreat in January.

Treasurer’s Report

Total income

This month: $ 12,008.35

YTD: $ 135,071.24

Total expenses

This month: $ 16,637.13

YTD: $ 157,845.78

Note: The income numbers do not include the $20,000 to be taken from the General Treasury as part of the budget; this will be done at the end of the year.

Youth Group Activities: October - December 2022

Optional/additional time: Sunday, November 6, 12-2:30 p.m. for those interested in participating in the last conversation of a 3-conversation series at CHPC about the future of the church. Youth and youth leaders are invited to sit together. Box lunches are available but you will need to sign up in advance. Please let Rebecca know if you'd like to participate!

Sunday, November 13, 2-5 p.m. Champs Rollerdome. Meet at Champs or if a ride would help, we're always happy to give rides or carpool. For those who are able, please bring $15 (includes skate rental), or $20 if you'd also like anything from the snack bar. If financial assistance is needed, let us know. However, if you want to bring your own water bottle, we will have some snacks in youth leaders cars before/after skating. Outside food is not allowed. 

Sunday, December 11, 3-6 p.m. Marvel movie watching with a taco bar!! We will have some fun movie and taco time at church in the youth room. If desired, we can also brainstorm ideas of how to fix up the youth room, play some ping pong, or do some arts/crafts while watching. We'll decide collectively which movie to watch. 

For any and all questions, call/text Rebecca Barnes or email revrebeccabarnes@gmail.com

"Earth's Embrace"

a Women's Day Retreat

Join Spirit of Sophia for "Earth's Embrace" - a women's day retreat at Hopscotch House, Louisville, KY, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maximum participants: 15. Sign up soon!

If returning to nature speaks to your spirit, join your intentions with ours. We will spend time with Christine Valters Paintner’s thoughts from “Earth, Our Original Monastery,” with music and listening, in contemplation and creativity. To learn more and to register: https://spiritofsophia.org/earths-embrace/

Want to Know How You Are Doing on Your 2022 Pledge?

Would you like to know how much you have contributed to CHPC this year? Please contact the treasurer to obtain this information: treasurer@crescenthill.church.

October Birthdays

Please remember these wonderful folks in prayer and, if possible, reach out to them with a card, phone call, text, email or however you choose to honor them. To double-check your listing, contact Soni Castleberry at soni.castleberry@gmail.com or phone or text at 502-417-6481. 

Oct. 1 – Ben Langley

Oct. 3 – Jack Marcum

Oct. 5 – Gabe Duverge, Lucy Steilberg

Oct. 8 – Martha Bettis Gee

Oct. 12 – Perry Chang

Oct. 14 – Maxwell David Welch

Oct. 19 – Ginny Brown

Oct. 21 – Crosby Jane Proctor

Oct. 23 – Brad Castleberry, Will Duverge

Oct. 24 – Sue Krause

Oct. 26 – Gayle Collins

Oct. 27 – Luiz Kemmerle

Oct. 28 – Elaine Trautwein

Oct. 30 – Jeff Thiele

Appointments with Peggy

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Peggy, please contact the church office at 502-893-5381 or email office@crescenthill.church.

Westminster Weekly Submissions Deadline
Please have all Westminster Weekly submissions turned in every Wednesday by noon. Use this link for submissions and follow the prompts. Thank you!
Please continue to visit the CHPC website to stay connected with our faith community!
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Deacon of the Month: October

Nelly Ngandu is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Nelly at ngandumwamutombonelly@gmail.com or call 502-881-1729.

Elder of the Week

Harrie Buecker is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted by phone at 502-592-6347 or via email at harrielynne@gmail.com. Doug Yeager will begin Elder of the Week duties on October 23.