October 4-7: Carter Caves State Park

Waterfalls in the deep forest…

Magnificent cave formations…

Campfire songs and s’mores…

Sound amazing? Join us this weekend at Carter Caves State Park as a youth retreat chaperone!

Contact Brittani Bair (502) 295-0274 or brittani@chbcky.org.


Missions Sunday -- September 8

Mission Sunday

September 8, 2019

9:00 am - Coffee & light reception in Birchwood Lobby

9:30 am - Rick & Ellen Burnette speak in Karen Worship

10:00 am - Rick & Ellen Burnette visit Youth Sunday School

10:45 am - Missions Worship featuring guest preaching by Rick & Ellen Burnette; Encourager Church ceremony for Rick & Ellen Burnette and Steve Clark & Annette Ellard; featuring music by Karen Choir, Darrell Adams

11:45 am - Congregational Photo in the Sanctuary

12:15 pm - Church-wide Luncheon, featuring Karen & Thai cuisine; guest speaker Ellen Sechrest, Manager of Global Missions for CBF


On Sunday, Sept 8th, there will be a special missions-focused worship service in which we will celebrate the 20+ year relationship between CHBC and CBF Global Missions.

Rick and Ellen Burnette

Rick and Ellen Burnette

At this special service, we will be joined by guests Rick Burnette, Domestic Disaster Response Manager at CBF; Ellen Burnette, Executive Director of Cultivate Abundance; and Ellen Sechrest, Manager of Global Missions Engagement at CBF. CHBC’s relationship with the Burnettes dates back to 2000 and our mission trips to Thailand. We plan to commit to the Burnettes in a new way by becoming an Encourager Church for them through CBF Global Missions.

Steve Clark and Annette Ellard

Steve Clark and Annette Ellard

In 2006 Steve Clark & Annette Ellard were appointed CBF Field Personnel and CHBC committed itself as an Encourager Church for them. We plan to renew this commitment as well.


After worship, we will gather in the main level of the Sanctuary to take the first church-wide photo of CHBC in 8 years!


A church-wide luncheon, provided by some of our Karen members, will follow the churchwide photo with further sharing from our special guests. Please make plans to join us for worship, lunch, and dialogue with our missions partners!



A congregation becomes an Encourager Church when it formalizes its relationship with specific field personnel. CBF suggests that Encourager Churches include four encouragement areas: prayer support, program support, short-term engagement, and financial support. Encourager Churches seek to deepen relationships, cultivate mutual transformation, bear a consistent witness, and focus on financial stewardship.


Hunger Walk

The Social Justice Team and the Missions Response Team invite you to join us in this year’s Dare2Care Hunger Walk. We would like to have a team from CHBC walk together. Money raised from the walk goes to help feed the hungry throughout Kentuckiana. The Hunger Walk will be at Waterfront Park on Sunday, September 22nd @ 2:15 pm. You can sign up to donate or walk at the Louisville Hunger website, and register to join the team Crescent Hill Baptist Church. If you have any questions, please email Josh Bair at jdbair@gmail.com.

Food Drive

September is Hunger Action Month. The Missions Response Team would like for Crescent Hill to collect as many items as we can throughout the month for Dare2Care. The most needed items include peanut butter, soup, canned fruit, beans, rice, tuna, cereal, fruit juice, pasta, and canned vegetables. You can drop off donations at any time to the church office. On Sunday, October 6th, which is World Communion Sunday, we will collect all the goods donated and deliver them to the Dare2Care food bank.

Missions Response Team Meetings

The Missions Response Team meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month, in the media center (old library). In September, the team will meet on the 3rd Sunday, September 15th.

Video of 2nd CHBC Mission Trip to Thailand in 2002

LOVE SINGS LOUDER September 15 - Iroquois Amphitheater - 2-4 PM

LOVE SINGS LOUDER September 15 - Iroquois Amphitheater - 2-4 PM


A Community Sing-a-long

The Crescent Hill Baptist Choir and The Temple Choir will sing together as a part of this. This is a free, community-wide, multi-faith, multi-cultural, inter-generational program.

"Racism is on the rise. Anti-Semitism is accelerating. Islamophobia is increasing. Mass shootings are multiplying.

The world needs some love … so let’s sing.

That’s exactly what Louisville is about to do.

A coalition of faith-based and civic partners, led by the Jewish Federation of Louisville, is organizing a Sept. 15 program at the Iroquois Amphitheater, called Love Sings Louder, where a cross-section of Louisvillians – perhaps thousands – will come together and sing as a powerful gesture of unity." (excerpt taken from https://jewishlouisville.org/louisville-to-make-joyful-noise-at-love-sings-louder/)

Children Summer Activities

  • PassportKids! – June 24-27 (For children who will have completed 3rd -5th grade.) We will be attending a new location this year! We will be going to Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN.

  • Messy Art Day Camp – July 8-12, 10AM-2PM, for children who completed K-5th grade. Children will have the opportunity to do messy art projects such as making concrete steps, painting with squirt guns and water balloons, paper mache, and many more. Cost: $30.

  • Elementary VBS – July 22-26, 9AM – 12PM, for children who completed K-5th grade. Volunteers need for teaching and driving vans.

To register for any of these summer events, email andrea@chbcky.org.

Flea for All


As you may know, we are planning a Frankfort Avenue Flea For All on Saturday, June 15.  We need your spring cleaning stuff and other items you are wanting to get rid of.  Those can be brought by the church on Thursday afternoon, June 13 or Friday all day beginning at 9:00 am.

If you are interested in having your own table or space, please let Janet know at the church office.  Share this information as there may be individuals and businesses who might wish to participate.
We also need helpers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Contact rdtucker1420@gmail.com if you are able to help.

The funds raised at this event will go to help cover the costs of our summer youth program.

Wendell Berry


Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Wendell Berry at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

About this Event

Carmichael's Bookstore is proud to present Wendell Berry at the Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th at 7PM!

Since the 1977 publication of his masterwork The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, the writing of Wendell Berry has shaped the conversation about how we choose to eat, farm, and live. One of America’s finest literary voices, Berry advocates with wisdom and forthrightness for local family farmers and sustainable land use. Join us to celebrate the 2019 publication of the authoritative two-volume collection of Berry’s influential nonfiction, What I Stand On: Collected Essays 1969-2017(Library of America) to discuss the damage done by today’s industrial agriculture and how Berry’s ideas enhance the public discourse on saving our natural resources and rural communities.

WENDELL BERRY is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years.

Wendell will be joined in conversation by Mary Berry and Walter Robb.

MARY BERRY, Executive Director, The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky and you can find her full bio and more info here: https://berrycenter.org/about/staff/

WALTER ROBB, Former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, food industry advisor and investor and more info here: https://www.stonewallrobb.com/walter-robb

Carrie Newcomer Concert

Carrie Newcomer will be in concert on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary as part of the release of her new CD, The Point of Arrival. Tickets are $25.00 and are available at the door tonight. Purchase of tickets can be made by cash, check, or card.

If you have previously purchased tickets online, those will be available under the billing name at the will-call table on the night of the concert.

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Easter EggStravaganza

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Preschool and Elementary children are invited to an Egg-specially Egg-straordinary Egg-citing Easter Party Saturday April 20 from 9:30-11:30.  Help us spread the word and invite the children you know.  There are hard copy invite flyers around the church and a Facebook event that can be shared.  Volunteers are still need to help that morning.  Contact Melanie Bunger at melanie.bunger@twc.com, 893-6149 if you can help.  It is a fun day for children and volunteers. 

Church Survey 2019

The Church Council invites you to participate in the church-wide survey.  This survey will give the Church Council information on ministries, events, and programs of the church and how best to continue in these areas, what to change, and what to add to these areas.  The survey is short (less than ten questions), and only takes about seven minutes to complete.  The survey can be taken online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHBCsurvey2019.  If you do not have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet, hard copies can be picked up in the church office.   Please complete the survey online or in print form by Thursday, February 28.

Music with Harp and Voices

Wednesday, December 19, 6:15 PM in the Sanctuary

Concert featuring:

Harpist Amy Shafer, Director of Piano Studies and Assistant Director of Harp Studies for The Harp School, Inc.

Bass-Baritone Gregory Rahming

Soprano Elizabeth Weaver

Crescent Hill Baptist Church’s Chancel Choir

Wednesday Fellowship Supper served at 5:15PM in the Fellowship Hall (menu: pork tenderloin, lemon and herb orzo, roasted asparagus, fresh fruit salad, and cake and ice cream for dessert)

Dinner id $7.00, reservations must be made by Monday, December 17. Call the church office to make a reservation at 502-896-4425.

Global Mission Offering During Advent


During Advent, we are highlighting the Offering for Global Missions (OGM) of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. CHBC’s goal this year is to raise $4000. Each Sunday there will be OGM envelopes in your worship bulletin. 100% of your OGM gift will be used to send CBF field personnel to share the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.

Halloween Party, Wednesday, October 31

Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave, will still be hosting their INDOOR neighborhood Halloween party on Wednesday, October 31, 6:00-8:00 PM in the church's Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy popcorn, candy, hot chocolate, coffee, crafts, a few games, and, as tradition, get your keepsake Halloween photo. Come join us for the fun and stay out of the rain!

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