October 31, 2012
September 11, 2012
It is an honor to welcome the Rev. Chris Roseland to our pulpit this Sunday, September 16. Chris, based in Lexington, Ky., is an ordained PC (USA) minister with experience as a Director of Church Relations and Interim Chaplain at Hanover College, solo pastor and head of staff in Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky respectively, a church educator, youth director and social worker. He studied for his Doctor of Ministry degree at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, his Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Science degree at Texas Christian University, and a Master of Arts in Religious Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tx. Chris was ordained in Grace Presbytery. He works with congregations and middle governing councils to support Presbyterian World Mission. Chris and his wife, Beth, have been married for 31 years, and they have two adult children: Katy and Christopher. Chris is passionate about his faith, his family, the PC(USA) and Presbyterian World Mission. In fact, Chris has asked that the usual honorarium for a guest preacher instead be donated to support an underfunded Mission Worker of the PC (USA).
September 7, 2012
Wednesday, September 5th, Lillian and Doug Prewitt, representing “School for Opportunity” at Berea, came to “shop”.
After some fellowship and telling us about their program, they happily chose many garments to provide their students. They definitely will visit again.
I was proud of the quality and condition of our “stock”. Thank you, donors.
Thanks also to Mary B., Marilyn A., Jane G., and Jane A., and Andy this was a Successful Dressing day!
September 5, 2012
UPC’s Youth group will resume with mission project at the Wilderness Trace YMCA on September 12th. We will meet there at 6pm.
August 29, 2012
You are invited to an afternoon of learning stewardship basics from a leader in the area of financial stewardship. The seminar is entitled “Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate” and will cover the following:
-Why a cultural change in Christian financial stewardship must occur.
-Why people give.
-Generational differences in giving attitudes.
-How to effectively use the three pockets of giving.
-How to succeed in a capital campaign.
-The need to do planned giving now!
Dr. J. Clif Christopher is President and Founder of Horizons
Stewardship Co. Dr. Christopher is the author of three books on
financial stewardship, Holy Smoke, Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate,
Whose Offering Plate Is It, with a fourth Rich Church – Poor Church,
due out this spring from Abingdon Press. Dr. Christopher is an
ordained Methodist minister.
The seminar will be Sunday, September 9, 2012, from 12:30 pm
to 4:30 pm in the Ladies Parlor.
August 28, 2012
Our session has discerned that we should start the New Beginnings program from our denomination. We will be the first church in our presbytery to use it. New Begin-nings is a way for individual congregations to envision a new future for their church-es. What is new beginnings? It is both an assessment and a process: As an assessment, it provides congregations with information about their church and community, includ-ing a building inspection, a financial review, detailed demographic information, and much more. As a process, it helps churches to use that information to discern a new future for the congregation.
August 8, 2012
On August 12, the Youth group will meet at Butch Woodard’s house on Herrington Lake for an afternoon of fun. Anyone in the congregation is of course welcome to come and be part of the fun or just watch the fun. We plan to meet at Butch’s House at 2pm. If anyone would like to ride from the church, talk to Andy.
August 1, 2012
Nick, Glenn, Andy, and Michael met Margaret and Morgan at a Lexington Legends game on July 24th. Hot dogs were 35 cents each that night. That did not stop Glenn from going up to the pitcher to ask for pizza.
July 19, 2012
Harrodsburg Christian Church and United Presbyterian Church had their Games and Family Night on Friday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. Because of rain all the events were held inside the Harrodsburg Christian Church. There were hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn, crafts, and the movie Dolphin Tale. Below are some pictures of the United Presbyterian Youth making crafts at the Games and Family Night.
Elizabeth, Emily, Savannah, and Lizzi blowing up balloons and making crafts.
Steven Hall, Joe Mitchell, Elizabeth, and Emily making bracelets.
The start of making a bracelet at the Games and Family Night.