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Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

  • Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Isaiah 43:5
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Winter is here so please check (TV & website) and for closings and cancellations.  If Jefferson County Public schools are closed, the building will be closed and all activities will be canceled. We will also send out text messages with any cancellations or office closures. If you do not already receive text messages from the church, call Cheryl in the office (896-1791) and give her your cell phone number.

The Grocery Cart – We Grocery Cart donations for February will go to Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church as they minister to their neighborhood. Most needed at this time are: Peanut Butter, Cereal, Tuna, Beef Stew, Soups, Canned Vegetables & Fruits, Pasta & Sauce, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap and Toothpaste.

HBYouth Group:

  • Sunday, February 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm The youth will go to King Pin to bowl.
  • Weekend of February 22 – 24: The youth are invited to PYOCA for a winter retreat. We will leave HBPres around 4:30 PM to travel to PYOCA and return around noon on Sunday. The cost is $50. Contact Terry Hargrave to sign-up

Booktalk- for Tuesday, February 26 at 11:30 in room 209 will be Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.  If you buy your book at Carmichael’s and mention Booktalk at Harvey Browne you will receive a 20% discount.

You’re Invited to a New Service- Join us on Wednesdays, March 13, April 10, and May 8 when we will be having a monthly Service for Wholeness at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary. This brief service will include a time of meditation, scripture reading and prayer.  It will be an occasion for participants to ask for prayer for themselves or others.  Any who wish can also come forward for a time of personal prayer with one of the pastors. The service will last about 20 minutes and will allow time for participants to get to Wednesday dinner. 

Join HBPres for our 2019 Wednesday Night Children’s Hand Chime & Orff Instrument ProgramYour children (4yrs-5th Grade) will be introduced to group singing and the use of Hand Chimes and an Orff Instrument. It will build each week toward a recital.

Lessons will be Wednesdays February 20, 27, (NO PROGRAM Ash Wednesday March 6), March 13 & 20. Performance on Wednesday, March 27. Rehearsal Schedule: Dinner at 5:30 PM (not required just an option, $7/adult—children eat free), Music Lesson 6:00 – 7:15 PM, Rec Time 7:15 – 7:30 PM, Program ends at 7:30 PM

To register, e-mail Beth Brandenburg ( with the following information: The name(s) of participant(s), age of participant(s), name of parent(s), number of adults eating and number of children eating. There is no cost for children to participate but please register in advance!

Bookanalia- for February 20 at 6:30 PM in Room 209 will be Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie presented by Molly Pollock. This is a story about 3 Pakistani Muslim siblings from England as they go separate ways.  It won the 2018 Women’s Prize for fiction.  If you buy your book at Carmichael’s, mention Bookanalia at HBPres and receive a 20% discount.  All are always welcome whether or not you have read the book.

Movie Night at HBPres! The HBKids invite everyone to a Movie night on Saturday, February 23 in Emory Hall/Gym at HBPres.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Time: 5:30 p.m. – Sign in and activities; 6:00 p.m. – Pizza Dinner; 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Movie.  Bring your family to Harvey Browne gym for fun activities, pizza, and a family friendly movie!               

Booktalk- for February 26 at 11:30 in room 209 will be Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.  If you buy your book at Carmichael’s and mention Booktalk at Harvery Browne you will receive a 20% discount.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Information Session- Join us for an upcoming Homebuyer Services and ReStore Volunteer Information Session on Thursday February 28 at 9:30 AM -or- 5:30 PM at the Habitat for Humanity offices at 1620 Bank Street | 40203. Questions may go to Trish Tobbe: or call 502-805-2269.

Beloved Community Workshop- All Harvey Browne, Shawnee Pres and Presbytery of Mid-KY are sponsoring a workshop on “Racial Reconciliation:  Silence into Action”, March 2nd at Beechmont Pres, 417 W. Ashland Ave., 40214, 9-1:15, lunch included.  Cost $5.  Register with Portia Brittain, Sally Craxton or in the church office.

Heifer International VBS for ages 3yr old -4th grade and VBS Service Opportunities for 5th-8th grades:  It may seem early to think about summer, but we are starting to plan for VBS 2019!  Mark your calendars Tuesday, June 25 – Friday June 28.  Our mission is focused around Heifer International.  3-year-olds – 4th graders will rotate through various activities on campus and 5th-8th graders will have a bible study and travel to different locations for local missions. We need volunteers in all areas, so please contact Claire Long at or 937-626-2180 if you are interested in helping. 

HBPres Adult Mission Trip- SAVE THE DATES – September 7-14, 2019: Point Pleasant, WV

Special Offerings:

  • On Sunday, January 13, donations totaling $365.52 were collected for the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
  • On Sunday, January 27, donations totaling $914.72 were collected for the PCUSA Presbyterian Disaster Agency.
  • On Souper Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2), donations totaling $761.00 were collected for Dare to Care and 114 soup cans were collected for the St. Matthews Area Ministries food Pantry.

 Thank you all for supporting these agencies!   

Patty Stonecipher Head, who for 28 years was the assistant choir director and organist for Harvey Browne, died on February 1, 2019 in North Carolina.  A funeral has taken place in Wilmington, NC but there will also be a memorial service here at HBPres on February 16 at 12:00 PM. We would like to have as many current and former choir members come and sing at the memorial service we will have at Harvey Browne.  We also encourage anyone who is not in the choir to join us also.  If you are interested, please contact Larry Brandenburg or Tim Baker. Three generations of Patty’s family are members of HBPres and carry on her musical legacy: Patty’s Daughter, Susan Gilfert, grandsons Allen Gilfert (Michelle) and Justin Gilfert (Stacy) and great-grandchildren: Elisabeth, Prescott, Alecson, Benjamin and Emmalynn.

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