Worship Service In-Person and on Zoom

Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 11 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 898 4794 6230

Passcode: 201166 

To view recent Sunday sermons, click here.

Polly Johnson's Celebration of Life

The Celebration of Polly Johnson's Life will be at 2 p.m., September 9 in the sanctuary. Her family is requesting that everyone in attendance wear bright colors. To view Polly's obituary, click here.

What Values Motivate Participation in Faith Communities?

What motivates people—especially young people—to join a faith community? How can we be the kind of faith community that young people could be motivated to join? In a series of

sermons this fall, Peggy will be exploring eight values that 13-to-25-year-olds are looking for in organizations, according to Springtide Research Institute:

  • Authenticity
  • Accountability
  • Inclusivity
  • Hospitality
  • Impact
  • Belonging
  • Growthful
  • Meaningful

These eight values not only help us understand what young people are looking for in a faith community, they also shine a light on what our congregation values. What values do we share with young people today? Where is there a disconnect?

For those interested in making a deeper dive into these values, Mark and Peggy will lead a Zoom conversation each Sunday evening, September 11 – October 23, at 5:00 pm. They will be using the book Meaning Making, published by the Springtide Research Institute.

Zoom link for the conversations:


Action Items from the Session meeting

on August 21, 2022

  • to approve the minutes of the discernment meeting on July 31 and the regular meeting on June 19.
  • to approve Polly Cushman as Clerk of Session for one year.
  • to have an overnight retreat in Jan at Knobs Haven January 6-8, 2023.
  • to approve a new Personnel Policy.
  • to endorse Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Project.
  • to approve that $1,000 of the $1,226 collected as free will offerings at the recent CHPC concerts be sent forthwith to the Kentucky State Treasurer, with the designation that it is to go to the “Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.”
  • to approve Earmarked Funds Consolidation.
  • to have Polly and Claudia be Elder Commissioners for Sept. 19 meeting at Greensburg.
  • to approve Nancy Troy for preaching on August 28 and November 13 and to have Bill Williamson preach and moderate the Session meeting on November 20.

Youth Group Kick-off Pizza & Pool Party 

Wed Aug 31 5-7pm!

Small but mighty, we will have fun, get to know each other, and brainstorm ideas for our monthly youth gatherings this year. All current 6th-12th graders are welcome! Bring/wear your swimsuit & bring a towel and ideas. We will also create and sign our community covenant so that everyone can be themselves and feel safe & valued, while we have fun times. Leaders will be Rebecca Barnes, Chris Bischoff, and Luiz Kemmerle. (IF the weather ends up being terrible, we will meet at church and play games in addition to our brainstorming.)

Pizza, carrots, fruit and cookies will be provided with water to drink. Feel free to bring a snack to share and/or your own drink if you'd like. 

Drop off/pick up at 750 Zorn Ave (near apartment 50) OR let us know if you need a ride from your home OR from church, and we'll arrange transportation. 

To RSVP (so we can keep an eye out for you) and/or for questions, text Rebecca Barnes at 502-415-3339.

Choir Retreat

The CHPC Choir will have a retreat in the church’s sanctuary on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Mark Walker, the director of the Louisville Master Chorale, will be leading the retreat and we will be working on music for worship this Fall. A light lunch will be served. If you would like to join the choir, please contact me at Gibson.DavidPaul@yahoo.com so that I can have a folder ready for your use. No experience is necessary. All are welcome!

Clean-up Day

 There will be a clean-up day on September 10 at 9:00 am. All are welcome!

Can We Talk? 

Tools for Conversations about Racial Justice,

a 2-part virtual workshop with Cory Lockhart, activist, artist, teacher

Tuesday, August 30

12 - 2 p.m.

Do you wish you felt more skillful when talking about racial justice? Do you either avoid the difficult conversations or get into them, only to find yourself frustrated, dismayed, tongue-tied, or uncertain? How do we help create space so that both parties have a chance to speak honestly and be heard? How do we move from “us” and “them” to a greater sense of shared vision? How do we express ourselves in a way that is authentic, clear, and grounded?

More Information and Registration 

Donate to the Memorial Fund

It's now possible to make a donation to the CHPC Memorial Fund online. Simply click on the "Online Giving" tab on the CHPC website and then on the box labeled "Memorial Fund." As part of the process, you'll be able to designate whom the gift is in memory of. So if you've been meaning to make a gift in memory of Izzy Jones, Mary Love, Ted Trautwein--or anyone else--you can do it quickly and easily via the web.  

August 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. 

August 3 – Carol Mead and Gayle Trautwein

August 6 – Marie Arroyo

August 7 – David Wallace

August 8 – Carrie Mook Bridgman

August 9 – Dave Bush

August 12 – Mara Bartlett and Eric Proctor

August 16 – Eli Bartlett Turner and Alan Pauw 

August 20 – Joy Lindauer and Sandy Weldy-Cook

August 22 – Soni Castleberry

August 23 – Caroline Hartmans

August 26 – Daniela Bartlett and Seth Wallace

August 27 – Luke Van Marter and Rachel Van Marter

August 28 – Jim Hubert

August 29 – Jane Larsen-Wigger

August 31 – Mara and Tess Wallace

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!
Westminster Weekly Submissions
Westminster Weekly Archives

Deacon of the Month: August

Gayle Collins is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Gayle at collins.gayle@gmail.com or call 502-893-6461.

Elder of the Week

Lucy Steilberg is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted by phone at 502- 893-5231 or via email at lucyd.steilberg@gmail.com. Harrie Buecker will begin Elder of the Week duties on August 28.