The Grocery Cart- The September Grocery Cart donations will be going to House of Ruth, an organization that serves the HIV/AIDS community. The most needed items are: Deodorant (men & women), shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned fruit, canned veggies, pasta & sauce, and canned meats. Questions/concerns? Contact Wilma Bennett.
Bookanalia – Bookanalia for Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM in the Barret Room will be The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny. This is the third in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series presented be Wilma Bennett and Judy Laning. All are 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.
Food Truck Friday – Join us on September 21 for Food Truck Friday! We will be having the following food trucks: Crave, Sweet and Savory, and Smok’n Cantina. There will be plenty of activities for kids and admission is free, however, seating is limited so please bring some outdoor chairs. Craft and domestic beers will be for sale for $3.50 and $4.50. Cash only for beer sales. Be sure to save the date for the last Food Truck Friday: October 19. If you know of any food trucks that are interested in being scheduled for future events this season, please have them contact Kathy Williams. Hope to see you there!
Tree Planting – Help restore Louisville’s canopy. This new micro-mission is set for Saturday, September 22 at Signature Health Care of Cherokee Park nursing facility, 2100 Millvale Rd. off Douglas Blvd. Hours are from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Both a continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Families are invited to participate together, and child care will also be available at Harvey Browne by calling Julie Rousseau. To register, please email Pam Glaze by the end of the week. The community organizer for this event needs an exact head count. Thanks.
The Annual Community Hunger Walk at the Waterfront Part – The Hunger Walk presented by Aramark is a 5K Walk and Run benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank. The walk takes place this Sunday, September 23. Over 2,000 people put hunger on the run and make a public commitment that everyone will have access to the food they need to be healthy. The Hunger Walk is organized by Dare to Care and Interfaith Paths to Peace. HBPres Youth will meet after worship to travel together to the walk. We will have lunch at church and then proceed to the walk. This is the youth group activity for the day, so we will not meet at our regular time. ALL are welcome, even family members. There are activities for children.
Cabbage Patch Kickoff – For our Cabbage Patch Kick-Off this Sunday, September 23, we will receive our first offering to prepare us for the Christmas Season of Gifts and Groceries for our Cabbage Patch families. Doug Holm will share a Moment for Ministry explaining why we participate in this Christmas ministry. To participate in upcoming events read the Oct. and Nov. newsletter.
Booktalk – Booktalk for Tuesday, September 25 at 11:30 AM in the Barret Room will be All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. If you buy your book at Carmichael’s, be sure to mention Booktalk at Harvey Browne to receive a 20% discount.
2019 College Conference at Montreat – From January 2 to January 5 2019, there will be a college conference at Montreat and the theme is “Compassionate Community.” If you are interested in signing up, contact Terry Hargrave at email@example.com. The cost is $150 and the deadline to register is September 30.
Red Cross Blood Drive – We are in urgent need of all blood types and need donors to help fulfill our commitment to the hospitals. Our next blood drive is October 3, you can sign up and schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org by entering the keyword “HBPres”. They offer a Rapid Pass service online that lets you fill out your information prior to showing up to donate, speeding up the process once you arrive. Our July blood drive yielded 19 good units which was very much needed during the long, hot summer. We look forward to seeing you on October 3 and if you need anything please contact Bill Bliven at Bill.Bliven@redcross.org or at 609-7001.
Mission Behind Bars and Beyond – The Outreach Committee is involved in a Mission to provide tutors for a program sponsored by Mission Behind Bars and Beyond. Our goal is to provide 4 to 5 women volunteers who will mentor one woman leaving prison to help her return to community life in a positive way. Each mentoring group of women is paired with one “returning citizen” and helps provide support, goals and possible action plans. The group meets with the person weekly for approximately 6 months. There is a training session for mentors on October 13. If you are interested in being part of this rewarding Mission, please contact Joanne Heumann. Thank you