The Session has voted to again have in-person worship. To sign up for the July 19 in-person Worship, please use the link below. This link is good Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17.
Like last Sunday, lots of precautions will be in place:
- Everyone will need to wear a mask.
- There will be no congregational singing or speaking.
- Surfaces will be cleaned before and after worship.
- You’ll need to make a reservation to attend worship—yep, just like your favorite restaurant. You’ll be getting information on reservations soon.
A Message form the HBPres Wellness Committee/HBPres Task Force:
The Wellness Committee has worked closely with the Task Force to ensure a safe reopening. Throughout our meetings, we have followed the Team Kentucky Healthy at Work Regulations – “Guidelines for Places of Worship” as well as the Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky’s – “Healthy at God’s House” recommendations. We have taken this seriously to protect all members who wish to come to worship.
We would like to share what we have determined to be the safest and healthiest steps to follow:
- Illness/Temperature – It is extremely important for you and the health of others, to stay home if you have any signs of illness, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or feel that you may have been in contact with someone with Covid-19. You should take your temperature before coming to church to ensure you do not have a fever. PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.
- Masks – Everyone will be required to wear a cloth face mask or face covering upon entering the building. If you do not have one or forget to bring yours, we will provide a 3-ply mask for you. There will be a box of masks available as you enter the church at the foyer doors. Gloves will not be provided.
- Spacing/Distancing – There will be signs adhered to the floor spaced at 6 feet apart as soon as you enter the building. You will be seated by an usher who will guide you into the sanctuary. The usher will then space individuals or families 6 feet apart. Every other pew will be used to continue with the safe distancing guidelines. This is another important guideline to follow to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
- Washing hands – We all know the importance of washing your hands to keep yourself and others healthy. The best way to do this is by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, and going to bathroom. Carry tissues with you so you’ll be prepared for this. While at church, there have been additional hand sanitizer stations set up for your use. You may also have your own personal hand sanitizer with you.
- Sanitizing team – This trained team will be using sanitizing wipes to clean door handles, elevator buttons, hand rails, wooden surfaces on pews, and any other surface that may have been touched.
- Restroom Use – In the restroom, there will be sanitizing wipes for your use to clean touched surfaces and door handles as you leave. There will be 2 bathrooms available for emergencies only on the second floor.
Yes, this is our “new normal” for now. But with these guidelines in place, we will be able to return to our church and worship together again safely.
Worship Services – Harvey Browne resumed in-person worship on July 5, 2020 at 10:30 AM. However, you can still participate in the service on our Facebook page and YouTube channel by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. There are also regular Zoom meetings for Sunday school classes, youth, and children. Contact Samantha, Cheryl or Terry to get connected with these Zoom meetings.
Help continue to support HBPres financially – No worship services means we can’t pass an offering plate. Income is vital because we still need to pay utilities, ministries, and staff. Until electronic payments to HBPres are in place, here are some offering options:
- Send your check to us by mail. The post office holds our mail until a staff member picks it up.
- Sign up for an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) so your offering happens automatically (EFT Form) Contact Cheryl Granger with any questions.
- Stop by our Drive-Thru Offering – Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 PM. During these hours the office will be staffed and you can drop off your offering into the temporary mailbox installed outside our office door, where they will then be processed immediately.
- *NEW* Online Giving or Give using our App: Click here to go to the Donate page
- Thank you for your continued support!
Harvey Browne is operating remotely– Our building is currently locked and only accessible to essential personnel. Phones will not be answered by a person, but please leave a message and we will call you back at our earliest convenience. We will be picking up our mail a few times per week. Most importantly, if you have questions for the office, please e-mail Cheryl Granger (email@example.com) or Samantha Lund (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bill is also available if you have questions: 502-415-5469
We want to keep you informed! If you do not currently get our e-mails or text messages and would like to be added to our distribution list, please let us know by e-mailing Sam or Cheryl.
St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM) is asking for a Call to Action– They need food donations, financial donations and time donations. Anyone who is interested in volunteering may contact Suzanne DeGregorio at 502-893-0205 or: email@example.com
Best Days/time shifts:
Tuesdays: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM; 11:00-1:00 PM or 1:00-5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM -12 PM and 12:00-3:00 PM
3rd Friday of each month – 12:45–2:45 PM to unload Dare to Care truck (get an extreme workout!).
How do I watch a sermon or devotion? To view a video, Click on the YouTube channel link at the end of this post. We’ll also be doing specialized adult devotions and children’s messages by video, so check back often to ensure you see it all!
Do you need assistance? HBPres recognizes that we have members who are over 60 or who may need assistance retrieving prescriptions, groceries, or other necessary items but may not be able to do so. Please reach out to our office if you need an extra pair of hands because we have volunteers available to assist with these tasks. Let’s support one another and assist each other when we need it – call the office for further details.
5,000 Steps Returns – 5,000 Steps class resumes in Emory Hall (Gym). It will be held Saturdays and Wednesdays at 9:00 AM. Contact Maggie Chilton with any questions.
Presbyterian Women- We have created a HBPres Presbyterian Women page to help circles stay informed. Click here to visit.
Office phone: 502-896-1791
YouTube channel: HBPres channel
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