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.

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!

ACLU, AWAB, and Fairness Campaign Panel Discussion

PROTECTING LGBTQ RIGHTS IN KENTUCKY

Legal, Economic, and Moral Perspectives

Louisville, KY, [Date]– Crescent Hill Baptist Church is hosting a panel discussion on Monday, January 23 at 7PM to explore how best to protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals in Kentucky in light of recent rhetoric.

Recent changes in both state and federal government leadership pose potential threats to rights recently extended to LGBTQ individuals. Panelists will discuss current and emerging challenges to LGBTQ individual's rights at both the state and federal level and the impact on the greater community. The panelists will also share suggestions and strategies for preserving and advancing LGBTQ rights effectively. Panelists include:

  • Michael Aldridge, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
  • Reverend Bojangles Blanchard, Itinerant Baptist Minister
  • Catherine Chapman, Executive Director, Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
  • Shannon Evans, Brown-Forman Pride Co-Leader & Chair, Kentucky Competitive Workforce Coalition
  • Chris Hartman, Executive Director, Fairness Campaign
  • Reverend Jason Crosby, Co-Pastor, Crescent Hill Baptist Church (Moderator)

When: January 23, 2017 - 7PM

Where: Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206

Crescent Hill Baptist Church believes that God loves all people without condition.  Therefore, at CHBC you will find a diverse community of faith comprised of people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and world-views.  In 2013 the church clarified its relationship with LGBTQ individuals. The congregation overwhelmingly voted to be welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ individuals including granting ordination, hiring, or performing wedding ceremonies.

If you would like more information, please contact Catherine Chapman at 502.386.5782 or email at katie@awab.org.

Inter Faith Community Thanksgiving

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

Presented by Interfaith Paths to Peace in partnership with

Crescent Hill Baptist Church, River Road Mosque & Temple Shalom

 

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Crescent Hill Baptist Church

2800 Frankfort Ave. | Louisville, KY 40206

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Join us for an evening of interfaith dialogue and understanding. 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of Louisville's Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha'i communities will offer prayers from their respective faith traditions.  Following the interfaith service, everyone will gather to share a vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner featuring foods from various cultures.  
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$15 per person | Registration required

Go to http://www.paths2peace.org/v-thanksgiving-dinner.html to register.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.

Bringing people together. Constructing Homes. Building Hope.