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Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

  • Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
    Psalm 107:8
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Event Information

The Grocery Cart – Grocery Cart donations for November and December will be added to the Cabbage Patch Christmas Baskets.  Please leave all donations in the Cart by Wednesday, December 15.  Items needed are those items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as:  toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues, cleaning supplies, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and bar soap. )  Anything that comes in after Cabbage Patch baskets are delivered will go to St. MAM. For questions/concerns, contact Wilma Bennett (459-7705).

Kim’s Farewell Luncheon- Please plan to join us for lunch in Emory Hall after the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, December 10 as we say good-bye to our associate pastor the Rev. Kimberly Cabrera. Please R.S.V.P. to the church office soon to let us if you will be there. Call 896-1791 or e-mail Cathy Hayth at

Important Dates to Remember – Thanksgiving Break:  No Wednesday Night Dinner or programs November 22; Building Closed:  Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24; Sunday, November 26:  Annual Advent Craft Fair in the gym; Friday, December 1:  Louisville Orchestra – Messiah (tickets required); Friday, December 1:  Lights Under Louisville at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 3:  Called Congregational Meeting after 11:00 Worship; Sunday, December 3:  Last Day to order Poinsettias; Sunday, December 3:  Fall Hospitality Night.

Christmas Baskets Gift Tree – On Sunday, November 26 The Gift Tree will be available following the 8:30 a.m. worship for you to take a tag from the Gift Tree to buy a toy for a child from our Cabbage Patch Christmas Baskets families. Look for Anne Hughes.

College Care Packages – The youth will put together College Care packages on Sunday, November 26. We will include Cabbage Patch college students as well.  Questions, contact Terry Hargrave.

Annual Advent Trade Craft Fair – Advent Trade Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, November 26 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Emory Hall.  We will have Fair Trade items from many countries.  In addition, HBPres members are invited to donate a hand-crafted item or a delicious homemade delicacy! All profits will go to Build Congo Schools.

Chrismon Trees – On Sunday, November 26 we will join as a community of faith to hang the Chrismon Ornaments on the trees in the Chapel and the Foyer.  Immediately after the Chapel service, please gather near the Chancel in the Chapel to place an ornament on the tree. Immediately after the 11:00 service, please pick up an ornament on your way out of worship and hang it on the tree in the Foyer.  If you can also help hang wreaths on the outside doors, please contact Kim Harrod in the Foyer following the 11:00 service

Men’s Book Forum – will be meeting on Monday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 206.  We will be reviewing the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, recommended by Jim Hickey.  Hope to see you there.

Ladies Book Talk – will meet on Tuesday, November 28 at 11:30 a.m. in the Barrett Room. We will discuss Trials of the Earth: the True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Mann Hamilton. Visitors are welcome!

Lights Under Louisville & Advent Activities – Join HBPres for an adventure to Lights Under Louisville in the Mega Cavern on Friday, December 1We will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. to board the bus, take a tour through the spectacular light show, then return to church, about 7:30 p.m. for Advent activities, hot chocolate and cookies. Cost is $5 per person, $15 family max. RSVP to Terry Hargrave,, to make sure we have enough room on the bus for everyone. All ages and families welcome.

Congregational Meeting – The Session of HBPres has called for a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 3 at 12:00 Noon in the sanctuary for the purpose of dissolving the pastoral relationship between Rev. Kimberly Cabrera and Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church effective December 31, 2017.

Advent Buddies – This year during Advent, the Spiritual Formation Committee (SFC) is inviting all members to take part in our Advent Buddies Ministry. To be a buddy, you will be partnered with another person in the church and be asked to give that person scripture verses, notes of encouragement, or small gifts that will help him or her along a faith journey towards Christmas.  A member of the SFC will contact you with your buddy’s name before the first Sunday in Advent, December 3. Questions, contact Terry Hargrave,

Fall Hospitality Night Dinners – The last Fall Hospitality Night dinner this year is on Sunday, December 3.  For more information, as to what host house you are assigned to, contact Joni Burke at 893-7931 or or Jim Boswell at 424-9350 or

Leftover Christmas Cards? –  Let’s flood our missionaries (mission co-workers) with Christmas blessings. HBPres currently supports 5 mission families in Africa.  Find their names on the prayer list and write a short Christmas card to each family.  Leave cards at the Foyer Welcome Center in the Christmas “mailbox”.  No postage necessary.  The firm deadline is Sunday, December 3. Thanks for your prayers and support of our mission co-workers.

“A Philharmonia Christmas”Join the Louisville Philharmonia and two very special guests from the North Pole and ring in the Holiday Season with “A Philharmonia Christmas” conducted by Daniel Spurlock and enjoy some of your musical holiday favorites on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and enjoy these two FREE musical events-NO TICKETS NEEDED. The performance will be held at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road (in the Sanctuary).

HBTweens (2nd-5th Grade) – on Sunday, December 10 we will enjoy Christmas activities and foods. Bring a “white elephant” gift to exchange in a game. We will attend the Farewell luncheon together for Kimberly Cabrera in the gym after worship and then go to the Youth Center at 1:00 PM.

Cabbage Patch- We will be wrapping gifts every Wednesday night through December 13 in Room 209. We can use donations of adult scissors and tape to help with this project, which can be dropped off at the church office.  On Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 we will sort groceries and gifts by family in the gym.  After sorting on Sunday, December 17 we will deliver the gifts to our families. For more information call Laura Krausen at 502-295-9585.

HBYouth Lock-In (MS & HS) – The youth Lock-in scheduled for December 15 is being moved to Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. through Thursday, December 21 until 10:00 a.m.

Mid-KY Presbytery Tween Overnight – HBTweens (Grades 3-5 Only) can join us for the Mid-KY Presbytery Tween Overnight event at Highland Presbyterian Church from Friday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. until Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. Cost is $15 and the deadline is January 5.  Contact Terry Hargrave at to make your reservation.

Movie Night! – Join us for Movie Night on Saturday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the gym. Put on your jammies and grab your sleeping bags, beanbag chairs, camp chairs or blankets and get comfy as we watch a family friendly movie on the big inflatable movie screen. Pizza and dessert will be provided by HBKids. Please R.S.V.P. to Terry Hargrave at for a head count for dinner.

HBTweens (2nd—5th Grade)on Sunday, January 28 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. as part of our peacemaking material, we will create welcome kits for Refugee children!

Forgotten Louisville – With the onset of winter weather the needs for Forgotten Louisville have changed.  The following items are now very much in demand:  heavy socks, hats, gloves, scarves, sleeping bags (gently used is fine), blankets (gently used is fine), sweatshirts/hoodies and thermal underwear.  Leave any donations on the marked shelves in the drop closet.  Our next drop-off will be December 12.  Contact Scott Doelling for additional information


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