Community Forum on Gun Control

 

When: Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 PM

Where: CHBC Sanctuary

Who: State Senator Morgan McGarvey (Louisville), State Representative Chris Harris (Pikeville), and JCPS Board Member Lisa Willner will speak and field questions. Rep. Harris introduced gun control legislation in the House last week.

Why: To help make our schools and community safer.

David Gushee, March 17-18

For dinner reservations go to: http://gushee-dinner.eventbrite.com. Payment of $12 will be collected at the door in cash or check. Reservations must be made by 1:30PM, Friday, March 16.  Tickets/reservations for dinner cannot be made at the door.

Hunger Walk

unger Walk/Run & Row
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Waterfront Park

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Join Dare to Care for the Hunger Walk/Run & Row on October 1, 2017! This fun-filled day raises funds and awareness to end hunger in our community through the Hunger Walk/Run 5K and World Championship Voyageur Canoe Race.

The Hunger Walk/Run & Row benefits Dare to Care Food Bank. Over 2,000 people make a public commitment that everyone will have access to the food they need to be healthy.

The Hunger Walk/Run & Row is organized by Dare to Care and Interfaith Paths to Peace.

AWAB Wonder Screening

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The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, in conjunction with Lionsgate Pictures and WIT PR, are pleased to invite you to a special preview screening of WONDER on Thursday night, September 28th, at 7:00 p.m. at The Baxter Avenue Theater.

Please note that tickets are limited to 2 per guest. You must arrive by 6:40 p.m. to check in and claim your seats.

CLICK HERE for Eventbrite registration link for tickets.

For more information on this screening, please email Ryan Parker at ryan@witpr.com.

Hurricane Harvey Response

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As waters rise and life-saving rescues continue from the Houston metro area to the Gulf Coast region, CBF Disaster Response and its partners — including CBF Texas, Fellowship Southwest and others — are in touch with national and state partners and are contacting Texas church leaders to assess their needs.

CBF has more than 100 partner churches in the city of Houston and surrounding communities as well as field personnel serving in Houston and the Rio Grande Valley.

CBF will work with state and regional organizations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), as well as other local and national partners, including friends in the North American Baptist Fellowship, in any response.

In keeping with CBF’s focus on long-term impact, CBF Disaster Response participates in networks seeking to help communities after a devastating event, but employs most of its resources on the long-term recovery, rehabilitation and resiliency of a community after first-responders have finished their work. This takes time and planning.

You can give by going to cbf.net


5 Things You and Your Church Can Do

1) Pray In a city as large as Houston and its surrounding areas, it is possible, even likely, that you know someone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pray for families who have lost everything they own and first-responders who are giving everything they have to save lives. Pray for communities as they cope and as they heal.

2) Give — As CBF helps get people and communities back on their feet over the long-term, financial resources will be necessary. Please consider a gift to the CBF Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund here.

3) (And Give Wisely) — CBF is not accepting donations of items for those affected by the flooding in Texas. CBF has learned from experience with other disasters that it is much more efficient and cost-effective to provide funds that allow CBF Disaster Response personnel to procure supplies as needed.

4) Organize — As search and rescue efforts give way to recovery, CBF will begin providing information and accepting registrations for volunteer teams to travel to affected areas. In the short-term, these groups will be muck-out teams, removing mud and debris from flooded homes. In the future, these teams will help rebuilding efforts. Keep an eye on the CBF website and social media for more information on volunteer opportunities. Visit: http://www.cbf.net/harveyvolunteer/.

5) Think: long-term — In keeping with CBF’s focus on long-term impact, CBF Disaster Response participates in networks seeking to help communities after a devastating event, but employs most of its resources on the long-term recovery, rehabilitation and resiliency of a community after first-responders have finished their work. This takes time and planning.

St. Joes Parking

St. Joseph's Picnic will be happening in our neighborhood August 11-12. With large crowds converging just across the street, parking will be at a premium. We manage this by monitoring our parking lots and charging for parking. This helps reduce potential damage to our church property and to the cars of the picnic goers. The money collected goes to support our youth program and the youth are always crucial helpers. This year we are attempting to cover both days of the picnic. We need helpers on Friday, August 11th from 4-10pm and Saturday, August 12th from 10am - 10pm. If you can help for a few hours, please let Brittani Bair(brittani@chbcky.org) know when you are available. Shifts are three hours. Our biggest need right now is to cover Saturday, 12:00-6:00 PM.  Thanks!