The Grocery Cart – Grocery Cart donations for both November and December will be included in Cabbage Patch Christmas Baskets. Items most needed are: Paper goods—toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue and Soap products—dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, bar soap. Please have all items in the Cart by Friday, December 14. Anything given later will go to St. MAM. For questions/concerns, contact Wilma Bennett (459-7705).
Cabbage Patch Christmas Basket Project- We are still short by about $725 for shopping for groceries for the Christmas baskets. If you would like to donate, make checks payable to Harvey Browne Presbyterian and drop the check in the offering plate this Sunday or mail it to the church office.
Cabbage Patch Gift Tree: All gifts need to be returned to the church by December 9. If you have questions, please call Anne Hughes 387-7884.
Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Coffee Christmas Time is Comin’- The Presbyterian Women of Harvey Browne want to invite everyone to the annual Christmas Coffee this Saturday, December 8. This event is in the foyer beginning at 10:00 AM. One of the best ways to celebrate the birth of our Savior is to gather with friends for food, fun and fellowship. Hope to see you there!
The Louisville Winds concert- this free concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary, will feature traditional holiday and Christmas favorites for the entire family. NOTE: We need 3 HB members to volunteer as Greeters to welcome guests, usher, etc. Please contact Eric Lehmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
HBTweens Group– December 9 from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, the Tweens will meet in Emory after worship for lunch. We will play games and enjoy Christmas activities. During worship on this day, the group will participate in lighting the Advent Candles and reading the Advent liturgy in worship.
Brass Band of Louisville Concert- This free, holiday concert, on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary, will feature commercial and religious songs of the season. NOTE: We need 4 members to volunteer as Greeters to welcome guests, usher, etc.
Booktalk- for December 18 at 11:30 AM in the Barret Room we will discuss “If God Is Love: Rediscovering Graciousness in an Ungracious World” by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland. If you buy your book at Carmichael’s, mention Booktalk at Harvey Browne and receive a 20% discount.
HBYouth Group- On Friday, December 21 at 8:00 PM the youth are invited to a Christmas lock-in at HBPres. We will enjoy snacks, games, and time together. Youth need to bring a small gift (under $10) for a gift exchange game. The lock-in will end at 9:00 am on Saturday morning.
Longest Night Service- December 21, the day of the winter solstice, is the longest night of the year. On that night at 7:00 PM we will have a service in the sanctuary for those for whom this season is a time of darkness and difficulty—those who grieve the death of loved ones, those suffering from personal issues, or any others who simply want to be a part of this service. You are invited to attend as we hear words of hope and promise that shine a light into our dark world.
Annual Lessons and Carols Service- at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 23. Come join in the spirit of the season as the Chancel Choir leads us in “Sing the Songs of Bethlehem — A Service of Lessons and Carols by K. Lee Scott. Utilizing the traditional scripture readings for the Nine Lessons and Carols Service begun by Kings College Cambridge (and still broadcast live each Christmas Eve on PBS), Scott has woven new compositions for the choir to sing as well as new arrangements of traditional carols and carols for the congregations to join in singing as well. Accompanied by a few chamber players, this work brings a fresh approach to songs we have known and loved for years. And, we get to hear some new carols as well. “Sing Songs of Bethlehem” will be presented as a part of worship on Sunday morning, December 23 at 10:30 AM. Please invite you friends and neighbors to come experience the songs and scriptures of the season.
HELP WANTED: Worship Service Sound System Operators- No prior experience needed. Training provided. While this is a volunteer position, there are intrinsic rewards knowing you are having a direct effect on the success of our Sunday Worship Services. Applicants reply as soon as possible to: email@example.com
Phone Volunteer/Bulletin Stuffer- The church office desperately needs some new volunteers to answer the phones on Tuesday during staff meetings (9:40 -10:20) and to stuff bulletins on Friday. If you can help, please contact Cheryl Granger in the church office (896-1791).