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Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

  • Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.
    Isaiah 6:3
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The Grocery Cart- Grocery Cart donations for both December will be included in Cabbage Patch Christmas Baskets. Items most needed are: toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and bar soap. Please have all items in the Cart by Friday, December 20. Anything given later will go to St. MAM.

Volunteers Needed – Can You Help at HBPres? We’re looking for volunteers to help cover the phones while our staff is meeting. This happens once per week on Tuesday mornings. Usually won’t take longer than an hour. We’re also looking for volunteers to help fold the monthly newsletter. Meet with other folders once per month (usually in the morning) and prepare our newsletter to be sent in the mail. If you have questions or have availability, please call either Sam or Cheryl in the church office at 502-896-1791.

HBYouth Support Forgotten Louisville- The Youth continue to serve the homeless once a month with the forgotten Louisville group. During the month of November, the youth are collecting blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, and batteries of all sizes. These items can be placed in the Drop Closet or given to Terry Hargrave.

Wrapping Cabbage Patch Gifts- Our wrapping room is located in room 209 behind Eline Hall and will be managed by Laura Krausen. Each Wednesday evening after dinner we are wrapping the gifts purchased at Burlington and labeling them by family.

There is no Bookanalia in December but you can get a head start on January’s selection, Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight.

Cabbage Patch Support – UPDATE: What a blessed way to begin Advent! Thankfully we’ve reached our goal for Cabbage Patch Christmas. Any additional money received will be used for back to school supplies in the summer. THANK YOU!

Choir Invitation- You’re invited to join with the Chancel Choir as we prepare for our presentation of “Small, Dancing Light: A Choral Service for Advent”. Rehearsals are at 7:30 PM Wednesday nights in the choir room. This beautiful music will be a part of the worship service on Dec. 22. Please come sing with us. Singing this music will truly be a life changing experience for you.

Cultivating Mindfulness with Children Presentation- Please join Harvey Browne Preschool staff and family members this Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 PM for the Wednesday Night dinner followed by an insightful presentation on improving connections between kids and how they handle challenging circumstances. Dr. Lisa Cheney, Psy D and Dr. Chelsea Mitchell, PsyD will be presenting Cultivating Mindfulness with Children: Strategies that Foster Connection and Build Resilience at 6:30 PM in the Barret Room. Both Dr. Cheney and Dr. Mitchell are licensed Clinical Psychologists with a wealth of information to share. We hope that you can attend.

Harvey Browne Preschool Open House- Harvey Browne Preschool is hosting a Prospective Family Open House on Friday, December 6 from 9:30-10:30 AM. We encourage any family looking for a preschool for the 2020/2021 school year to come learn more about our amazing school community. Please share with your family and friends. All are welcome!

PW Christmas Coffee- This event will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 AM in the Foyer. This year we will be emphasizing good home baking and other goodies from all the fabulous HB cooks out there. It will be a time of fellowship, a welcome respite from the busyness of the season, and raising our voices in the joyful singing of carols and songs. Everyone in the church is invited and encouraged to attend! Child care is available upon request. If needed, please contact Julie Rousseau at:

Harveys Helpers- Join with other handy people and help out on Mondays December 9 and 16 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. There are many projects that can use skills of all kinds and levels.

Veda Pendleton to present and sign copies of her new book- Dr. Veda Pendleton, our church member and ruling elder, is the author of a new memoir, “Prepped: Coming of Age in Black and White America.” Bill Williamson says of the book: “So many books on racism discuss the subject in abstract terms. Veda’s book looks at the experience of one young woman during her high school years. I highly recommend it.” Veda will read from her book and sign copies for any who wish to purchase ($20 per copy) on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 PM in Eline Hall.

Lights Under Louisville- All ages are invited to join with us as we go experience Lights Under Louisville. Meet on December 13 at HBPres at 6:30 PM and we will go by bus to experience some Christmas joy! Stay with us afterwards for some hot chocolate and cookies. $5/person donation requested. RSVP by email to Terry Hargrave ( by December 8.

Christmas Tree Gift Tags- Thank you to all who took gift tags for the Cabbage Patch families. Please return the wrapped gifts to the church by December 15, wrapped with the tag attached to the package. Questions? Speak with Anne Hughes:

Booktalk- will be held on December 17 at 11:30 AM in the Barret Room and will review The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah.

Parents’ Night Out- Do you have some last minute shopping to do? Want an evening out? Drop off the kids at HBPres on December 21 from 5:00-8:30 PM and HBYouth and their parents will supervise the activities planned for the children in the evening. Registration form available at the welcome center, on our website , or as an insert this Sunday. Questions can go to Terry Hargrave:

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