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HCM Thanksgiving Baskets

COLLECTING FOOD FOR HCM THANKSGIVING BASKETS – These baskets support 40+ neighborhood families through Highlands Community Ministries to prepare a Thanksgiving meal and provide staples for the pantry. Please food in the blue mission bins, the mission closet, or provide a financial donation to supply $25 gift cards to purchase a turkey. Make checks out to HPC with “Thanksgiving Basket” in the memo and put in offering plate or send to the church office. Shopping lists are available at the Welcome Center. Please drop off food by November 17th. Come help pack baskets on Saturday, November 18 at 10am and sign-up online for basket delivery on Sunday, November 19: http://bit.ly/thanksgivingbaskets2017 Contact Angie Moore with questions -angiemoore814@gmail.com

Older Wiser Learning Still (OWLS) on September 20

OWLS LAUNCHES WITH SPEED ART MUSEUM Older. Wiser. Learning. Still. (OWLS) returns with time to be social, enjoy lunch, and learn together.

On Wednesday, September 20, the OWLS first meeting of 2017-2018 will welcome Eileen Yanoviak, art historian and Speed Art Museum Membership Manager, as she explores the past, present, and future of the Speed—from its founding, to a world-class collection, to the recent $60 million renovation and expansion. Through behind-the-scenes photography, video, and, of course, great art, learn more about the history of the Speed and its current and upcoming exhibitions, film, events, partnerships, and outreach.

 

OWLS will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the HPC Dining Room, lunch is serve at 11:45am. RSVP to connie.foss@hpclouisivlle.org or 502-451-2910.

 

Program Title: “Speed Art Museum: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

This year, the Speed Art Museum celebrates 90 years as Louisville’s premier art and cultural center. Join Eileen Yanoviak, art historian and Speed Art Museum Membership Manager, as she explores the past, present, and future of the Speed—from its founding by Hattie Speed, to a world-class collection, to the recent $60 million renovation and expansion. Through behind-the-scenes photography, video, and, of course, great art, learn more about the history of the Speed and its current and upcoming exhibitions, film, events, partnerships, and outreach.

 

About Eileen Yanoviak: In addition to being the Membership Manager at the Speed Art Museum, Eileen is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Louisville and adjunct faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has worked in museums in Arkansas and Kentucky for fifteen years. She is an independent writer, curator, and art critic, and she recently co-edited a book on art and landscape, published by Cambridge Scholars Press. She has two daughters, Claire (almost two years) and Lorelai (14 years.) Her husband Steve Yanoviak is the Chair of Conservation Biology at the University of Louisville. They moved to Kentucky in 2012.

Pres Fest

PRESFEST IS SUNDAY, August 13 – Come celebrate the joy of our church community with the PresFest block party starting at Noon following worship on 8/13. There will be live music by Scotty Martin and the Reformers, food from Fox Hollow Farms, games, activities and great fun with church friends. Bring a side dish to share (last year we ran out of baked beans and potato salad, hint!) Drop off food in the church kitchen before worship. 

            VOLUNTEER FOR PRESFEST – Our big block party celebration needs helpers. Can you help setup, manage food, or clean-up? Sign up online at:  http://bit.ly/presfest2017
TABLES AND GAMES FOR PRESFEST
– If you are interested in hosting a game or a table for your group at PresFest on August 13, contact Associate Pastor Matt Nickel at matt.nickel@hpclouisville.org or 502-451-2910.
CAKES FOR PRESFEST CAKEWALK – The Church in the World committee will host a cakewalk at PresFest and they are looking for volunteers for cakes. Can you bake (or buy) a cake(s) to drop off at the cake table on August 13? They encourage you to bring the cake on a disposable dish (or one you don’t want back).

10 Minutes about Stewardship

10 Minutes with Gene and Lynn Gant March

By Lee Hinson-Hasty

 

 

Lee: You are both retired teaching elders. How long have you been at Highland? What keeps you here?

Gene: Our daughters brought us to Highland in 1984. Solid preaching kept us here. Cynthia is outstanding. I get dried up and she helps fill me back up!

Lynn: Second Presbyterian was my home church. I came with Gene and my daughter (Amy Fitzgerald) and grandchildren are active. In addition to the youth ministry and worship, I stay because of the people. I find … they are genuine, biblically intelligent, theologically curious, and modest.

Gene: I also like the diversity and welcome to all… something I find Highland values. I especially love it when the kids go to the front!

Lee: Our 2015 stewardship theme is inspired by communion: “The Gifts of God for the People of God for the World.” What connections do you see between communion and stewardship?

Gene: During communion I like to see what is given to people materialize in the world. I saw that clearly when celebrating communion in Guatemala!

Lynn: [That’s true when we ask] how are we a gift of God? How should we serve? What can I do?

Gene: [That’s true for] those who have gotten personally involved with welcoming refugees, those who have been readers in elementary school, and others who become the face of God for others.

Lee: In the coming weeks session members and a few others will be hosting neighborhood “Conversations with Cynthia.” What do you think about gatherings like this about the present and future of Highland Pres.?

Lynn: I like that we get to be with other Highland members in smaller groups.

Gene: This is a marvelous idea; one I hope we do every year!

Lee: You give so much of your talent to Highland, and I suspect your treasure too! What motivates you to give?

Gene: I believe in the local church. If ministry is going to happen, it is going to happen there. I have Highland in my long term plans, my will, too.

Lynn: Everything we have… we owe it to God. It is a pay-it-forward kind of thing.

Gene: I began giving when I was in college… a little bit every week even when money was tight. I never went wanting. What I have been called to be is a good steward. I just wish I had even more resources to give!

Lynn: Gene is a cheerful giver, a mindset I would like to have. I am lavish in the giving of my time and skills without charge.

Gene: I carry two stones in my coin purse from times when I renewed my baptism. They help me remember my baptism, (that I am a child and gift of God)… because it is with my money I am most likely to betray my Lord. [Some churches] never ask for money. I don’t agree. I believe Highland needs to be challenged. Together, we have the capacity to give much more.

Lee: Thanks for sharing your time and wisdom. You both are gifts of God for the people of God at HPC and beyond!

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