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Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

  • Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
    Hebrews 13:2
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Hurricane Relief- Many of you have shared your stories, photos about family members, friends, and loved ones who have lost so much due to both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Some of you even live there part-time. There is a lot of grief, fear, and so many unknowns; and talking about those things and being with others may be quite healing. If you would like share these feelings with those who are going through the same thing, come to Room 212 on Wednesday evenings where you can do so. If you would like to make a contribution towards the relief efforts, we work closely with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, where 100% of the proceeds go to the affected areas. Contributions can be placed in today’s offering plate or dropped by the church office. Checks can be made to Harvey Browne Presbyterian and in the memo line write: Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey.

The Grocery Cart – The items collected in the Grocery Cart for the month of September will be donated to Uspiritus-Bellewood Campus.  The following are helpful items as school begins for the 2017-2018 year:  toilet paper and paper towels, Zip Lock sandwich bags, hand sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant and body wash.  As always, other items will be accepted.  For questions/concerns, contact Wilma Bennett (459-7705).

Bookanalia- will meet this Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barret Room. We will discuss Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny, presented by Wilma Bennett. You do not have to have read the book to come and all are welcome.  If you buy the book at Carmichael’s, mention Bookanalia at HBPres and receive a 20% discount.

Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Middle School Youth Retreat Event at Cedar Ridge Camp (MS)– begins this Friday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m at Cedar Ridge.  “Word” – Led by Denise Anderson, one of the Co-Moderators of the PCUSA. See Terry Hargrave for additional information.

Habitat for Humanity- The roof has been raised and construction continues as the Presbyterian Home, built in partnership with future homeowners Mohamed Kerow and Fatuma Abdi, begins to take shape.  The next day for Harvey Browne volunteers is this Saturday, September 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  The house is located at 1718 Nelson Avenue, with parking in the Dollar General parking lot at the corner of Dixie Highway and Nelson Avenue.  With all of our hard work, the house should be ready for dedication on October 14.  Please contact Brian Pollock at 502-298-5250 or for more information about Habitat or to volunteer to be a part of the construction.

HBTweens (3rd-5th Graders) Honor Flight Veterans– on Sunday, September 24 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in Emory Hall. Come join us on this service project where we will be making cards to Honor Flight Veterans.   (Note this is a change in schedule.)  

High School Retreat at Camp PYOCA – “Building Bridges”- We will meet at HBPres on Friday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m.  We will return on Sunday, October 8 around 3:30p.m. Cost is $100 for youth. Sign up by Sunday, September 24 with Terry Hargrave.

Touched Twice Health Clinic: Mission Opportunity in our Neighborhood-  St. Matthews Methodist will be hosting a one day ministry on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Many volunteers are needed to run this clinic If you are not able to volunteer, bring needed items to the Grocery Cart (non-perishable) and winter clothing in good condition placed across from the Drop Closet.  Sign-ups will be Sundays, September 24, October 1 and October 8 before and after the 11:00 service in the Foyer or you can contact Mary Alice Grover at 502-454-4317; e-mail

Men’s Book Forum- will be meeting on Monday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 206.  We will be reviewing the book Immortal Irishman, by Tim Eagan, recommended by Bob Elliott. Hope to see you there.

Ladies Book Talk- will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Barret Room.  We will discuss All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, by Maya Angelou.  Even if you have not read the book, come and visit us!  Bring your lunch.

PW Fall Clothing Drive- It is time to clean out those closets again. We will be collecting clothes throughout the month of October for the Salvation Army.  They need gently used or new clothes for fall and winter for men, women and children. They can also use shoes for men, women and children, as well as clean new or used underwear and socks. All items can be placed on the hangers across from the Drop Closet. You can also place items in the clothing bin. Please be generous as this project needs your help. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Reid at 425-3936.

Name the HBPres Newsletter – Deadline extended!- We’re looking for a name for our newsletter and we need your help. We’d like a name that reflects HBPres’ mission statement: Making a difference by making disciples who faithfully Follow Jesus, study the Bible, and love one another by serving our neighbors in need.  We have only had a few entries turned in and would love to have more so we have extended the deadline to Sunday, October 1. See the September Newsletter for more information and the entry form.

High School Retreat and Service Blitz (HBYouth HS)- Mid-KY Presbytery Retreat for High School Youth at Cedar Ridge Camp. The retreat begins on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m. and ends on Saturday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m.  Cost is $50. Please register with Terry Hargrave by October 1.

October Family Fest at Bellewood (HBYouth MS & HS)Uspiritus is celebrating fall with the “Harvest for Hope” on Sunday, October 15 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on the Bellewood Campus in Anchorage.  HBYouth will be providing a booth of life size games like Jenga, Connect Four and Pick-Up Sticks.  We will leave HBPres at 11:00 a.m. after Sunday school to go set up. Please be sure to pick up your youth at Bellewood at 5:00 p.m. Youth need to bring their water bottles and money to purchase food there. The event is free with free kids’ crafts, carnival games, face painting, live music, a rock climbing wall and inflatables.  Food vendors will be available as well as a bake sale featuring delicious homemade goodies.  Come and join the fun with our Uspiritus kids and staff.

Louisville Philharmonia Fall Concert – Czech Masterworks, Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Includes:  Smetana The Moldau (Vlatava), Weinberger Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper, Suk Movement I from Fairy Tale Suite (“The Constant Love of Radúz and Mahulena”) and Dvorák Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”).

Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (HBYouth MS & HS)- The youth are invited to participate in the Presbytery wide worship service at the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary on Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m.  We will leave HBPres at 3:30 p.m. or you may come as a family.  This is subject to change.

Brass Band of Louisville- Everyone is welcome to join us for a free concert performed by the Brass Band of Louisville on Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

A New HBPres Directory- It’s time for us to update our photo directory. Our last directory was printed in 2013. As you look around you today, you will see that we have new families, there have been weddings, babies, and kids who are now young adults. We’re changing, and a new photo directory will reflect these changes. We will provide more information in the weeks to come in the Good News to Go, the Newsletter and on our website.  To make this directory successful, we need 5-6 volunteers to help welcome and direct people on photography days. Pictures will be taken Wednesday through Sunday the first 3 weeks in November.  If you can help, please contact Cheryl Granger at the church office; 896-1791 or


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