Newsletter for April 16, 2021
Remember, Pastor Tracy is on vacation Monday April 12 through Monday April 26. If you have any emergency needs during that time, please contact Pastor Sheri or Elders co-chairs Marie Lancaster and Brenda Staggs.
** for all Zoom meetings, contact the office for info to participate**
ELDERS MEETING Join Zoom Meeting Meeting
The next Elders’ Meeting will be Sunday, April 25th at 1:00 pm.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY Join Zoom Meeting
Please join us for Bible study on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm. There is an optional prayer time at 1:45pm
BOOK CLUB Join Zoom Meeting
Our next book is The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. The book club will meet on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 pm.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Join Zoom Meeting
The next meeting of the Leadership Council will be Sunday, April 18th at 7 pm. This is an open meeting.
THRIVING CONGREGATIONS Join Zoom Meeting
The next meeting for our Thriving Congregations team will be Sunday April 11th at 1:00 pm.
Kentucky Disciples Women’s Ministries
While it looks like we are seeing some relief, we still have a long way to go. It is not, however, time for us to come together in person for our usual spring and fall events. Things are just too precarious now for us to do anything other than what we have been doing for the past 13 months. And, that is trying to stay safe and show love for our neighbors by being intentional in trying to help others stay safe as well.
Some good news is that I have met with the women’s cabinet a few times over the course of this pandemic, and we are looking to have a virtual gathering for Kentucky Disciples Women sometime in mid June. I’ll be sending out information on this virtual gathering as plans are settled.
Our New Ministry and Outreach Program
Banners have been ordered for Porta John 3:16. They will be here in a couple weeks and posted on him. To begin to get the word out about Porta John 3:16 and our relief ministry, please head down to the church and take a picture with Porta John 3:16.
Post your picture to Facebook with the hashtags #portajohn316 and #reliefministry. Please send your pictures to the church.
Panorama Food Pantry
The pantry is empty, if you would like to contribute Sue and Steve will be in Fellowship Hall next Thursday April, 22, between 10:00 am and 11:30 a.m. If you need Steve and Sue to pick up your items please call them to make arrangements. Items should be in cans, packages, bags, NO fresh produce, please. Things that are ready when opened or heat and serve are best. Canned meats go quickly.
Lexington Theological Seminary Lay School of Theology
The purpose of this series of lectures is to examine the historical relationships between religion and politics. Pastors and Lay Leaders will learn from historical, cultural, social, and theological studies with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of religious participation in U.S. American public life, the nature of civil religion, and Christian participation in the public sphere. Special attention will be paid to the U.S. Presidency in historical perspective and its interactions with Christian life and practice.
The Rev. Edwin David Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute
Please plan to attend all classes, as each lesson builds upon the preceding one.
When: Saturday, May 1, 8, & 15, 2021 Location: 100% Online!
Registration Fee: $60 Unlimited number of participants per online login Register by: April 28
www.lextheo.edu/lay-school-of-theologyMore information: Contact Deena Ainslie at (859) 280-1212 of firstname.lastname@example.org