Open Hands -- Women's Retreat

The annual fall women's retreat is October 3-4 at the Kordes Enrichment Center in Ferdinand, IN. Registration forms are due to the church by September 24.  Registration brochure can be downloaded by clicking on the above photo.


Make Homework Help possible this week!

Our youth gather weekly on Wednesday nights for homework help, dinner and youth activities. This is possible because of dedicated drivers who help pick them up from school. We are in need of some extra help this week driving the vans. A van driver is needed this Wednesday, September 17th from 2:15-3:15 to pick up youth from Doss High School. A second van driver is needed from 2:30-3:30 to pick up youth from Iroquois. Please let Brittani know ASAP if you can help with one of these routes this week! This is a one hour, one time commitment. If you are available and can drive a van, please consider helping! Contact: brittani@chbcky.org or 295-0274.

 

Bible-Battered and Dogma-Bit

Keynote Speaker: Robin Lunn, Executive Director, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, will address the need for this safe-place of listening. Purpose: This "Assembly of the Injured" is a time when doors and ears are open to folks who feel bruised and broken by some aspect of church teachings and/or actions regarding sexuality and gender identity, no matter what denomination has clouded the past. Breakout Groups: They Broke Me Trying to Fix Me: for those who have found themselves under the influence of church-directed teachings and/or programs that condemn a sexual orientation or a gender identity. Home-Grown Hurt: for those who have had family members use Bible verses or home-brewed religious doctrine to condemn a sexual orientation or a gender identity. Our Pledge: Crescent Hill Baptist Church has covenanted together never to discriminate against any of its members in regards to consideration for ordination, hiring, and provision of religious celebrations for couples.  We are a member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Although we love our way of being a community of faith, we do not intend for this conference to be a lure to haul you into our pews.  If you like us and want to find out more about us, you will be warmly welcomed. Our purpose for putting this conference together is to get folks back on their spiritual feet no matter where those feet take them or keep them. Registration: Registration is not required. Childcare: Childcare is provided  from birth through 5th grade. Reservations for childcare must be made by October 18. Call the office at 896-4425 or email andrea@chbcky.org. For more information, click a link below: Conference Schedule Directions and Parking Robin Lunn AWAB  

Keynote Speaker: Robin Lunn, Executive Director, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, will address the need for this safe-place of listening.

Purpose: This "Assembly of the Injured" is a time when doors and ears are open to folks who feel bruised and broken by some aspect of church teachings and/or actions regarding sexuality and gender identity, no matter what denomination has clouded the past.

Breakout Groups:
They Broke Me Trying to Fix Me: for those who have found themselves under the influence of church-directed teachings and/or programs that condemn a sexual orientation or a gender identity.

Home-Grown Hurt: for those who have had family members use Bible verses or home-brewed religious doctrine to condemn a sexual orientation or a gender identity.

Our Pledge: Crescent Hill Baptist Church has covenanted together never to discriminate against any of its members in regards to consideration for ordination, hiring, and provision of religious celebrations for couples.  We are a member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Although we love our way of being a community of faith, we do not intend for this conference to be a lure to haul you into our pews.  If you like us and want to find out more about us, you will be warmly welcomed. Our purpose for putting this conference together is to get folks back on their spiritual feet no matter where those feet take them or keep them.

Registration: Registration is not required.

Childcare: Childcare is provided  from birth through 5th grade. Reservations for childcare must be made by October 18. Call the office at 896-4425 or email andrea@chbcky.org.

For more information, click a link below:
Conference
Schedule
Directions and Parking
Robin Lunn
AWAB

 

Carrie Newcomer in Concert

Join us for the Carrie Newcomer concert on October 18 at 7:00 PM in the Crescent Hill Baptist Church Sanctuary. Tickets are $20.00. Proceeds from the concert will benefit United Crescent Hill Ministries and Med Water. Tickets can be purchased:

  • by calling the church office at 502-896-4425
  • by stopping by the church office.
  • or online through Paypal (link below).
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Youth Retreat October 5-7

We are needing volunteers to help with our Fall Youth Retreat. We need chaperones and leaders to help make this a wonderful experience for our youth.

The retreat will begin Sunday, October 5th at 12:30 pm and continue through Tuesday October 7th at 10:00 am. JCPS is off on these days.

We will be just under an hour away in Marengo, Indiana. So if you can join us for all or part of the time, we are looking for people to come build fires, help with Bible study, cooking, singing, games, van driving and whatever you are gifted for!

Our retreat theme will be "Lost and Found" and we will focus on Luke 15 during our worship and Bible study times.

Join us for a unique and formative experience!

Dr. Henry Mugabe to Speak in Louisville, Wednesday, August 6

The Alliance of Baptists is sponsoring a summer Atlantic coast Dr. Henry Mugabe tour.  One stop Dr. Mugabe will make will be in the Fellowship Hall at Crescent Hill Baptist Church at 6PM on Wednesday, August 6.

Dr. Mugabe serves as the Principal of the Zimbabwe Theological Seminary, a recently formed ecumenical seminary.  The tour's aim is to connect Dr. Mugabe with those who have supported him and his ministry in the past, and to introduce him and his ministry to individuals and congregations who may be interested in lending support in the future.     

Dr. Mugabe received his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught as a visiting professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and other schools in the United States aligned with moderate and progressive Baptists.  He was formerly the head of a Baptist seminary in Zimbabwe but was fired in 2011 for opposing changes in governing documents that included required adherence to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.  

Henry will be accompanied by Paula Dempsey, Director of Partnership Relations for the Alliance.  

Children's Ministry Summer 2014

We have had a fun-filled summer growing together and learning more about God's love. We went on an overnight camp-out, spent a week learning about God's love through the "Workshop of Wonders" VBS, improved our reading and math skills during the Academic Academy, and spent four days in Crossville, TN at PassportKids camp. The video below shows highlights of the summer.

Dr. Molly Marshall To Preach At Crescent Hill Baptist Church Sunday, July 13

On Sunday morning, July 13, Dr. Molly Marshall will be preaching at Crescent Hill Baptist Church.  Dr. Marshall was a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary from 1984-1994.  During her years there she also served as the Associate Dean of the School of Theology.  During her years in Louisville she was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.  Currently, Dr. Marshall is the President of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS.  Central Baptist Theological Seminary and Dr. Marshall have strong ties with refugees from Burma in the United States as well as Baptists and other Christians in Burma. Sunday, July 13, 2014, marks the 201st anniversary of the arrival of Baptist missionaries Ann and Adoniram to Burma. They arrived there on July 13, 1813. The Judsons are largely credited with introducing the gospel to the people of Burma, particularly the Karen people. Now, a sizable proportion of the membership of Crescent Hill Baptist Church is made up of Karen refugees who were resettled in Louisville in recent years.  These refugees came as Baptists to the United States and have found Crescent Hill Baptist Church to be a place where they are able to live our their faith. Their faithfulness amid much difficulty has enriched the lives of many, many others at our church as relationships have blossomed.

Sonshine Production's "Dream Maker" at CHBC June 18

Sonshine Productions, based at Bethel International United Methodist in Columbus, OH, will visit CHBC on Wednesday, June 18 to present “Dream Maker,” a musical about the story of Joseph and his brothers, the sons of Jacob. The production will be performed by 40 teenagers.  The program will be at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.  There is a CHBC connection with the group.  Paul and Amelia Debusman's granddaughters are a part of this group.