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Sunday, Febrary 26, 2023, at 11 a.m.

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Dear Beloved of God,

As we enter Lent, the Nurture Committee is providing resources for your spiritual journey through this holy season. On our website you will find downloadable activities and devotional materials for your personal and family use. (https://crescenthill.church/lent-%26-easter-resources)

This year, we also have a weekly devotional written by congregants. Click here to view the first one ,for the week of Ash Wednesday. A new link will be posted in the newsletter and uploaded to the website each week. Thank you to the following persons for sharing their thoughts on Lenten passages with us:

Week One -- Peggy Hinds

Week Two -- Rick Roderick

Week Three -- Ben Langley

Week Four -- Dana Walker

Week Five -- Martha Bettis Gee

Week Six - Patti Marcum

We hope you will take advantage of these resources, along with our worship services, to strengthen your journey through Lent.



Lenten Study for Adults and Youth

During Lent, Peggy will be leading a study on Living in Community. We will meet on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84644745803 at 5:00 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, & 26. The study is part of the PC(USA) Follow Me adult series.

The church is a living community committed to gathering together across differences, feasting and listening together, uplifting those in need, and supporting those who depart. This vision of believers worshiping God together as they learn to live a life worthy of the gospel is strong evidence that life in community is intrinsic to being a Christian. 

What does it mean for us at CHPC to live in community, particularly in the last few years, and moving forward? How can we learn from Scripture and each other how to live in community better? Join us each Sunday in March and invite a friend. Let's practice being community together. 

Session Meeting Summary


The Session held its stated meeting on Wednesday, February 22. Jack Marcum was elected clerk pro tempore as Polly Cushman continues to heal from knee surgery.


We were joined by Dr. Scott Williamson, professor at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, who talked with us about Restorative Justice. Dr. Williamson has ten years experience working with restorative justice in the juvenile justice system. He led a pilot program with a congregation in Louisville and teaches a course in restorative justice at the seminary. He presented a helpful introduction to the process and answered elders' questions. 


After Dr. Williamson was excused with gratitude, the session discussed and voted on the following action items:

  • Approval of minutes from previous meetings, including the annual congregational meeting.
  • Sent a motion from the Nurture Committee concerning clarifying criteria for scholarship funds to the Stewardship Committee asking that they bring a recommendation back to the Session in March.
  • Approved a motion from Outreach to have the Garden Camp this coming June. 
  • Elected two session members commissioners to the February 28 called meeting of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to be held at CHPC. Commissioners to the February 25 stated meeting were elected at a previous meeting.
  • Discussed election of two elders and one deacon to the Nominating Committee, a vote to be taken at our March meeting.
  • Approved a letter to go out after Easter inquiring about membership status, including a list of recipients. Session members were asked to review the list and let the moderator know of names that need to be removed.
  • A motion from Elder Dave Bush concerning rescinding a portion of Roger Veliquette’s terms of dissolution did not receive a second; motion failed.


Deacon Soni Castleberry attended the meeting on behalf of the Deacons. The Session welcomed her and favorably discussed a quarterly or bi-annual joint meeting with Session and Deacons. 


The Session has been working on a document to send to the congregation. The discussion and editing continues. 

February Youth Group

Feb. 26, churchwide/intergenerational activity

"Build-a-Bed" after church (lunch will be provided) --We will form teams to put together bed frames/bedding for children in JCPS who don't have beds. We again can sign for a service hour for any youth group member wanting one. Pick-ups at 3:30 p.m. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Ben Langley or let a youth leader know.

For any questions contact youth leaders Rebecca Barnes, Chris Bischoff or Luiz Kemmerle

Called Presbytery Meeting

There will be a called Mid-Kentucky Presbytery meeting at CHPC at 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 28. The purpose of the meeting is to examine Dave Bush for ordination. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Zoom Sunday School for Children

Children of all ages are welcome to join us from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. on Zoom for Bible stories, music, conversation, and visits with our crazy friend Sid. Will Sid continue to “fundamentally misunderstand” the Bible stories about Jesus as we move into Lent and Easter? Join us and find out!

Zoom Sunday school is led by Eva Stimson, Jerry Van Marter, and Bev Machin. Please contact one of them if you are interested in joining the leadership team. Contact Jerry Van Marter to get on the list to receive weekly Zoom invitations and curriculum materials.

Reception for Faith Grady

Sunday, March 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Henry Young Fellowship Hall

MKP Leadership Education Day Workshops

February 25, 2023, 9:45 AM

Second Presbyterian Church

1.   Clerks of Session Roundtable 

2.   Claiming the High Calling: Ruling Elder Training

3.   Welcoming the Stranger in a World of Borders

4.   Constitutional Amendments Q & A

5.   The Bible in a Religiously Pluralistic World

6.   Church Safety

Click here for a flyer; click here to register.

Jean Leake Scholarship Applications Available

The Jean Leake Fund offers assistance to the children and youth of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church for camping opportunities. Applications for the Jean Leake Fund are now available. Please contact Patti Marcum at pdwmarcum@gmail.com or 502-403-8269 to request an application or ask questions. Deadline for applications is March 15. Scholarship applicants will be notified of their award amount by March 30. Payment will be made according to information provided in the application.

February Birthdays

2 - Chris Snyder, Brooke Yeager

4 - Ellis, Indira and Sterling Denny

7 - Jessica Banks

10 - Beverly Bartlett Turner

17 - Judy Steer

18 - Elinor McNinch

22 - Kate Husk, Jerry Van Marter

25 - Allen Bridgman, Hunter Farrell

26 - Teri Lloyd

27 - Stewart Bridgman Sr.

28 - Bruce Whearty

Appointments with Peggy

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Peggy, please contact the church office at 502-893-5381 or email office@crescenthill.church.

Westminster Weekly Submissions Deadline
Please have all Westminster Weekly submissions turned in every Wednesday by noon. Use this link for submissions and follow the prompts. Thank you!
Please continue to visit the CHPC website to stay connected with our faith community!
Westminster Weekly Submissions
Westminster Weekly Archives

Deacon of the Month

Soni Castleberry is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Soni at soni.castleberry@gmail.com or call 502-417-6481.

Elder of the Week

Jack Marcum is our Elder of the Week. He can be contacted by phone at 502-403-8247 or via email at jpmarcum@gmail.com. Peggy Hinds will begin Elder of the Week duties on February 26.