Merry Christmas!

Mark and I wish you a blessed Christmastide! In celebration, we are offering you a Twelve Days of Christmas daily devotional that Mark wrote. We hope that it will enrich your life in some small way as you move through Christmas to Epiphany. Click on this link to find the devotional on the church website.

I will be on vacation the week after Christmas through New Year’s Day. Please contact the Deacon or Elder of the Week for any pastoral needs.

Whatever you are doing for Christmas, whether with a large group or alone, I pray that the Spirit’s presence will sustain you and give you what you need to have a peaceful and joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth.



Christmas Service on Zoom

Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 11 a.m.

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Passcode: 201166 

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Upcoming Services

Christmas Eve

December 24 5:00 p.m.

In-person and Zoom

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Christmas Day

December 25 11:00 a.m.

Zoom only

Zoom Sunday School for Children Is Taking a Break

There will be no Zoom Sunday school for children on December 25 and January 1. We look forward to more Bible stories, music, and visits with our crazy friend Sid in the new year!

Coffee Hour on Hiatus

The Sunday morning coffee hour (10:00 – 11:00 am) is taking break until sometime in the new year. We thank those who have participated for the enjoyable and informative conversations.

The Church Officers and Leaders Dinner

After a several-year break because of Covid, the Elders and Deacons were able to hold the annual potluck dinner on Wednesday, December 14. Present were both the outgoing and incoming Elders and Deacons. The dinner was held at the home of Jerry Van Marter and Eva Stimson. Jerry fixed his famous Alaska salmon, which was delicious. It was wonderful to share in the informal fellowship with fun and laughter.

Following the dinner, the Session held a formal meeting. The only business was to examine the incoming Elders, Dave Bush, Barbara Hedspeth, and Eva Stimson, and one incoming Deacon, Gail DeMarsh. Allen Bridgman, the other incoming Deacon, was unable to attend the dinner because of illness. She met with the Session before worship on Sunday, December 18, and was examined. The Session welcomed all these incoming officers.

On Sunday, December 18, the ordination of Barbara Hedspeth and the installation of all the officers was held during the worship service. When you see any of these folks, be sure to thank them for answering the call to serve Christ’s church in this manner.

December 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 or phone or text at 502-417-6481. 

Dec. 1 – Ken Linfield

Dec. 3 – Martha Neal Cooke

Dec. 6 – Doug Aycock, Doug Yeager

Dec. 9 – Julie Leake

Dec. 12 – Phoebe Priel

Dec. 16 – Connie Foss

Dec. 17 – Noah Wilding

Dec. 20 – Molly Casteel

Dec. 23 – Ross Hartmans

Dec. 30 – Leland Bell

Dec. 31 – Phil Lloyd-Sidle

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

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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Westminster Weekly Archives

Deacon of the Week

Allen Bridgman is our Deacon of the Week for December 18 - 24. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Allen at or call 502-314-5884.

Elder of the Week

Jack Marcum is our Elder of the Week. He can be contacted by phone at 502-403-8247 or via email at Don Mead will begin Elder of the Week duties on December 25.