Here’s what’s happening this week at HBPres. Click on our Happenings tab for more information on these and upcoming events.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
- 8:00 AM Chapel Singers Rehearsal Chapel
- 8:30 AM Worship Chapel
- 9:00 AM Orchestra Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 9:30 AM Breakfast Eline Hall
- 9:45 AM Sunday school for all Ages
- 10:00 AM Contemporary Worship Chapel
- 10:15 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 11:00 AM Worship Sanctuary
- 12:00 PM Blood Pressure Checks Living Rm.
- 3:00 PM Brass Band of Louisville Concert Sanctuary
- 5:00 PM Yoga w/ Betsy Session Rm.
- 5:00 PM Youth Dinner Prep Eline Kitchen
- 6:00 PM Youth Fellowship: Dinner Eline Hall
- 6:30 PM Youth Fellowship: Recreation Emory Hall
- 7:00 PM Youth Fellowship Youth Loft
Monday, April 20, 2015
- 9:30 AM Prayer Group Prayer Rm.
- 6:00 PM Twigs Board Meeting 206
- 6:45 PM Dartball (Meet at HB parking lot) Away Game, HBPres vs. Portland Christian church
- 7:00 PM Louisville Philharmonia Rehearsal Sanctuary
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
- 9:30 AM Staff Meeting 206
- 6:30 PM Support Ministry Committee Session Rm.
- 6:30 PM Worship & Music Committee 212
- 6:50 PM Committee Prayer & Devotion Sanctuary
- 7:00 PM Spiritual Enrichment Committee 208
- 7:00 PM Spiritual Formation Committee 209
- 7:00 PM Outreach Ministry Committee 206
- 7:30 PM Boy Scouts Youth Loft
- 8:35 PM Boy Scouts Gym Time Emory Hall
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
- 5:15 PM Stephen Ministers Meeting C27
- 5:30 PM Wednesday Night Dinner Emory Hall
- 6:00 PM Youth Music Choir Rm.
- 6:00 PM Pre-k & K Music B11
- 6:00 PM 1st – 5th Grade Choir B4
- 6:30 PM Get Organized Living Rm.
- 6:30 PM John’s Bible Study 206
- 6:30 PM Youth Youth Loft
- 6:30 PM Chancel Bells Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 6:30 PM Contemporary Worship Rehearsal Chapel
- 6:30 PM Plant Based Support Group 209
- 6:30 PM Pre-k & K Crafts & Playtime 107
- 6:30 PM 1st – 5th Grade Time w/Adam B7, B11
- 6:45 PM 1st – 5th Grade Orff/Hand Chimes B4, B22
- 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal Choir Rm.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
- 6:00 PM Marketing Team Meeting Living Rm.
- 6:30 PM Men’s Fellowship, Home of Al Earley, 9805 Forrest Village Lane
Friday, April 24, 2015
- 11:00 AM Memorial Service for Ed Hilbert Chapel, Reception to Follow in Eline Hall
Saturday, April 25, 2015
- 9:00 AM Harvey Browne Preschool Family Fun Event at HBPres
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