The Grocery Cart – The items collected in the Grocery Cart for the month of August will be donated to Portland Avenue Presbyterian Church food pantry. Pastor Willa Fae Williams and her crew are putting a lot of effort into serving the Portland community both spiritually and physically. Items “most needed” are: toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, bar soap, toothpaste and brushes, deodorant, canned veggies and fruits, Tuna Helper, and canned meats. As always, other items will be accepted. For questions/concerns contact Wilma Bennett (459-7705).
Wednesday Night Dinner Cooks Are Needed – Please visit the sign-up table after worship in the Foyer to volunteer to help in the kitchen for the Wednesday Night meals the next two Sundays. Here are the Wednesday Meal Themes: Week 1-Dudley’s choice, prepared in house, Week 2-Pasta, Week 3-Meat, and Week 4-Soup & Sandwich. If there is a 5th week in the month, we will have pizza or surprise you! There will be a salad bar with every meal. The kids’ table will rotate a menu with kid-friendly foods. We hope that you will cook for us and share your favorite pasta dish or prepare your favorite soup for us. Ask your whole family to be a part of the preparations. On weeks where we have no one to cook, we will order out but we hope that we won’t have to do that very much! Cost remains the same children $3.00, adults $6.00, and family maximum of $17.00. For additional information or sign-up contact Dudley Haines (645-2516).
Join us this Friday, August 18 for Food Truck Friday! We will have food, fellowship, beer, outdoor activities for the kids and music. The Dixieland Solution will be playing. Times are 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Food Trucks for August 18 are: El Mambo, Captains Kitchen, Sweet and Savory and Louisville Dessert Truck. If you would like to volunteer, contact Kim Cabrera and let her know which of the next 3 food truck events you would like to work at email@example.com. So bring your friends, pack some lawn chairs, sun canopies and enjoy the fellowship. Go to our Facebook page to view pictures of the prior events (facebook.com/HBPres).
HBYouth (MS & HS) – this Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m.-12 noon the youth will meet in the Sanctuary to go through the worship service.
HBYouth (MS & HS) – next Sunday, August 20 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. the youth will lead BOTH worship services.
August Yard Sale – The next yard sale for the Presbyterian Hunger Program will be on Saturday, August 26 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Items may be brought to Room 209, we appreciate all items in good condition. Please no used clothing or electronics. Proceeds will go toward the two projects selected last spring – the clean water project in Nicaragua and the bee project in Guatemala. Our first sale in June was very successful, $943.33, thank you for all of your support!!
Youth Kick-Off the Year (MS & HS) – on Sunday, August 27 from 12:00-7:00 p.m. the youth will leave after worship to go to Cedar Ridge Camp. We will have pizza for lunch and grill hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner. During the day, the Middle School Youth will do the low ropes course (team building) and the High School Youth will either do the high ropes or zip line. We will end the day with a bonfire and s’mores. Families are invited to participate for part or all of the day. Terry will need help with food, campfire, and transportation to the camp. During the dinner, she will meet with youth and parents to give the year plan and the dates for the summer 2018 trips.
Men’s Book Forum- The Men’s Book Forum will be meeting on Monday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 206. We will be reviewing the book Without Conscience, by Robert Hare, recommended by Gary Hines. Hope to see you there.
Ladies Book Talk- Book Talk will meet on Tuesday, August 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Barret Room. We will discuss the book The Sleepwalker, by Chris Bohjolian. Visitors are always welcome. Bring your lunch.
Game Day- Come join HBKids for Game Day on Saturday, September 9 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Eline Hall. Enjoy fun and fellowship playing some classic games such as Candy Land, Sorry, UNO and many more. Games are available for all ages from toddlers to adults.
Presbyterian Women’s Kick-Off- Whether or not you are a member of a circle at Harvey Browne, we urge you to please keep Tuesday, September 12 available for lunch or dinner. This is the kick-off for the year for Presbyterian Women. Pastor Janice Catron of John Knox Presbyterian Church, a favorite presenter of past years, will lead the first bible study lesson from Cloud of Witnesses, The Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier. We welcome you to join us for a morning or evening of spiritual enlightenment and fellowship. Watch for more details in the September newsletter.
Co-Ed Volleyball at Beargrass Christian Church – We are trying to promote and grow some fellowship with area churches thru some friendly Volleyball games. We have loads of fun and exercise too! Starting Thursday, September 14, we have two courts to play on each Thursday evening for 7 weeks, one side is recreational and one side is competitive, then 1 week following that for the tournament and pizza party!!! The entry fee for each team is $150.00 and that covers referee fees and the Pizza party!! We even have a connection for you to get team t-shirts if you would like. If you have a team that would like to join the league or have questions, contact Bill Bliven at 502-609-7001.
Deacon Retreat- will be on Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon in Eline Hall.
Mission Opportunity in our Neighborhood: Touched Twice Health Clinic – For the seventh year, our neighbor church, St. Matthews Methodist, will be hosting this one day ministry on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Many volunteers are needed to run this clinic and there are “sitting down” jobs. Each year HBPres members have helped in various areas, especially as “shepherds” who accompany each family unit to their requested services. Touched Twice is a ministry providing free medical services to underprivileged individuals in our community along with meeting other physical and spiritual needs. Among the services offered are medical/dental exams, hearing screenings, flu shots, family photos, clothing closet, food pantry and hot lunch. If you are not able to volunteer, you can bring needed items to the HBPres Grocery Cart (non-perishable food and hygiene items) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Blood Drive- Thank you to all who donated blood in July. We collected 30 good units, which is phenomenal, especially for the summer when supplies are running low. Our next blood drive will be on Wednesday, October 4 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. in Eline Hall.
Mulberry Farms and Orchard- HBKids will meet at Mulberry Farms and Orchard, 1330 Mulberry Pike, on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. We’ll gather together and head for a hayride through the orchard, meet at 12 noon for a picnic in the pavilion by the playground. Food is available for purchase or you can bring your own. Join us for all or part of the day! Contact Jeanne Ward at email@example.com and let us know if you will be attending.
Kroger Community Rewards- If you are currently enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program, you must re-enroll in August to continue supporting the HBPres youth program. You should receive an e-mail in early August from Kroger directing you to re-enroll with just a couple of clicks. If you do not receive an e-mail from Kroger, please go to the Kroger.com/community rewards website and “sign-in” to your account with your e-mail address and your password. Once in your account, look for a button to re-enroll, which will ask you to confirm if you want to continue supporting the HBPres Youth Program. Click “re-enroll” or pick “Harvey Browne Presbyterian Youth Program” as the organization you want to support. If you don’t remember your password click on “Forgot Your Password.” By entering your e-mail address, you will be able to reset your password, log-in, and re-enroll in the program. If you do not re-enroll in August, you will need to enroll as a new participant in this program beginning September 1. Anyone not currently enrolled can do so after September 1. Thanks for all your support.