The Grocery Cart- St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) will be the recipient of grocery cart items for the month of May. Items most needed are: toothbrushes and tooth paste, razors, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent, liquid dishwashing soap, toilet paper, and paper towels. As always, other items will be accepted. For questions/concerns, contact Wilma Bennett (459-7705).
Men’s Book Forum- will meet on Monday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 206. We will be reviewing the book Killing the Cranes by Edward Girardet, recommended by Jim Bale. Hope to see you there.
Book Talk- will meet on Tuesday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the Barret Room. We will discuss Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, by Emily Bingham. This author lives in Louisville. For information call Mary Faltin at 326-5069.
Louisville Philharmonia- will perform Great Cities on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Admission is free. Come and hear selections from Mozart, Hadley and Vaughan Williams.
Yard Sale- will be on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Emory Hall. Please save your “stuff” as you do spring cleaning! Please drop your items off in Room 209 beginning Friday, April 28. Contact Emily Brown for additional information.
Beloved Community- The “Beloved Community” committee meets regularly to plan ways to strengthen racial relationships. Members from Shawnee and Harvey Browne churches meet monthly to plan activities and get to know each other better. The next meeting of the group is on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 in Eline Hall. You are invited to join us. Contact Sally Craxton or Bill Williamson for more information.
Hygiene Kits- As part of the Mayor’s Day of Service we will participate with other Presbyterian Churches in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to help assemble 1000 hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. On Saturday, April 29 come to Strathmoor from 1:00-3:00 p.m., in the gym, to help assemble these kits into gallon plastic baggies to make the Hygiene Kits. For additional information contact Linda Garrett at 499-5708.
Winter Farmers’ Market at HBPres– The last day for the Farmers’ Market is Saturday, April 29.
Installation, Ordination and Confirmation Service- for Elders, Deacons, new Board of Deacons Members, and Confirmands will be on Sunday, April 30 during the one 11:00 a.m. service. Kathy Darby will prepare a congregational meal for everyone following the service in Emory Hall. There will be no evening activities for HBYouth Group.
Annual PW Birthday Luncheon & Dinner- sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of HBPres will be on Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Eline Hall and at 6:00 p.m. with a salad potluck supper. Morning circles will meet prior to the luncheon. All interested women are encouraged to attend this event. Our speakers will be from Family Scholar House. Cathe Dykstra, Chief Possibility Officer and President and CEO will be speaking at the morning event, and Kristie Adams, VP of Programs and Services will speak at the evening gathering. Family Scholar House’s mission statement is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. They will be speaking on domestic violence, homelessness and human trafficking. Kim Cannavan and her staff will prepare the luncheon at a cost of $10.00 per person. Please remember to bring new or gently used children’s books. Portia Brittain (593-7159) will take reservations before and after worship Sunday, April 30. Sign-up and get in on the celebration!
HBYouth Group- For youth entering 6th grade through 8th grade in the fall we will be having a Middle School Youth Mission Trip in Louisville. Cost: $50. Due by Sunday, May 7. Note: This is a schedule change so please make note!
HBYouth Group- for Youth entering 9th grade in the Fall 2017 through recent graduates we will be attending a High School Youth Mission Trip to St. Louis, MO. Cost: $150. Due by Sunday, May 7.
Softball Sign-ups- Anyone interested in playing co-ed or men’s softball, please contact Bill Bliven at 609-7001. Must be 16 years of age. We start on May 10 and May 11.
End of Year Schedule- Wednesday, May 10 is the last Wednesday Night Dinner; Monday, May 29 the building is closed for Memorial Day; Sunday, May 28 last day of Sunday school for children, youth and adults; May 29 Building closed for Memorial Day; Sunday, June 4 Pentecost, 11:00 a.m. one service only in the Sanctuary, 12:00 p.m. Pentecost Picnic (side parking lot); Sunday, June 11 Summer schedule begins, Chapel and Sanctuary Worship times to be determined, no Sunday school.
Deacon Flock Meetings- will be on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 12 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Eline Hall. Please call Lynn Cole, 491-5337, to let her know which meeting you will attend.
Church Women United- is having its May Friendship Day event on Saturday, May 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2304 Crums Lane, 40216. Registration is at 10:00 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Kindling New Fires of Love” with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of children. Offerings will be collected for Church Women United, Fellowship of the Least Coin and Church World Service. A light lunch will follow the service at no charge.
Brass Band of Louisville- will present a bouquet of musical selections for its Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. The program includes chorale hymns, Cornish dances, a march or two, the fast and furious Gaelforce, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Three of the band’s talented musicians will be featured: a father-and-son euphonium duo on the beautiful “Pearl Fishers” duet, and a trombone soloist performing a lovely work called Berceuse de Jocelyn. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this musical arrangement. Admission is free.
Bookanalia- will meet on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barrett Room. We will discuss The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, presented by Marybelle Duff. Since there is no meal at Harvey Browne that evening, after we adjourn, join us at Bristol Bar & Grille for a light supper. Bookanalia is a book review group. All are always welcome whether you have read the book or not. If you buy your book at Carmichael’s, mention Bookanalia at HBPres and receive a 20% discount.
Picnic at Brown Park- Join the HBKids on Sunday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Brown Park for a time of fellowship and fun. Please bring your own lunch and dessert to share. We will meet at the Pavilion. Contact Cynthia Hilyerd: (502)553-6916, email@example.com or Terry Hargrave: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Men’s Book Forum- will meet on Monday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. in room 206. We will be reviewing the book Black Like Me by John Griffin, recommended by Earl Duff. Hope to see you.
Book Talk- will meet on Tuesday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. in the Barrett Room. We will discuss In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blum.
Vacation Bible School at HBPres– will be Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “Jesus Christ is Living Water for our Bodies and our Souls” will be our focus for the week. Contact Cynthia Hilyerd: (502)553-6916, email@example.com or Terry Hargrave: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Water Mission at Waterfront Park- Join HBKids on Saturday June 24 at 10:00 a.m. as we put our faith into action by passing out water at Waterfront Park. We will also have a picnic lunch (bring your own) and water play. Meet at the Big Four Bridge and bring water to share. Contact Cynthia Hilyerd: (502)553-6916, email@example.com or Terry Hargrave: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Mother’s Day Project- Support International Health Ministry’s Healthy Women Healthy Families Project by purchasing cards for the mothers in your life. Cards will be available in Foyer before and after the service this Sunday. All donations are welcome. Please make checks payable Harvey Browne-Presbyterian Women.
Session Votes to Sponsor a Refugee Family- In coordination with Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), Harvey Browne will be helping to sponsor and support a refugee family in Louisville. We’re awaiting word from KRM as to when our family will arrive. Our church will be helping to furnish their residence, and raising $2500 to help with their transition. (We already have received $700 toward that goal.) In addition, we’ll be helping the family with all sorts of things—getting drivers licenses, going to the grocery store, learning how to catch the bus, and more. We’ll need your help. Contact Bill Williamson for more information.