August 18, 2020
This Thursday evening at 7:00 pm (August 20th), we are hosting a congregation-wide Zoom meeting with Susan Parks-Smith, the Director of Hometown Kids, who approached us in June about opening a new child care center at our church. Several years ago, our New Beginnings process noted the potential our facility has for serving the community, but much of the space remains underutilized during the week.
Danville has often been described as a child care desert, a problem compounded by the impact of the pandemic. According to Pritchard Committee president and CEO Brigette Blom Ramsey, “Kentucky’s childcare ecosystem was already in a fragile state of existence before the pandemic. Now, following the permanent closures of some child care providers, on top of the loss of nearly half from 2013 to 2019, Kentucky parents are now facing even tougher choices when it comes to their children’s care.”
Parks-Smith’s proposal presents us with a unique opportunity to provide a much-needed service for our community, and the Childcare Taskforce and Session are committed to a thorough review of the proposal as they discern whether God is calling us to do this.
Please join the Taskforce and Ms. Parks-Smith at 7:00 pm Thursday using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6232168724 or by calling 312 626 6799 and entering the Meeting ID: 623 216 8724. If you can’t join us in person, please send your questions to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday noon and watch for an opportunity to view the taped meeting in the near future.
With gratitude and hope,
________________________________________________________________________________________________Worship online together
Join us for a special worship service this Sunday, when we will welcome Louisville Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, IIII as our guest preacher and bless our teachers and students for the new school year. Dr. Pollard will be preaching live on Zoom this week, so the taped version of worship will not be posted before noon on Sunday. To read more about Rev. Dr. Pollard click this link. To join us, see the instructions below:
9:45am ‘Virtual narthex’ – gather to greet each other
10:00am Worship – We will stream the service and screen share so all can participate: Dr Pollard will preach live
10:45am ‘Virtual fellowship hall’ – a time to reflect on the sermon and talk with Dr. Pollard
Hope you can join us this Sunday, using this link:
To join by phone, dial 646-558-8656
Then enter the meeting ID when prompted: 856 5366 5482
Blessings of the Backpacks
If you haven't already, please take a picture of yourself with your backpack, brief case, Chromebook, iPad, laptop - whatever you will be using to "do school" this year - and send them to Amy Wilson at email@example.com by THIS THURSDAY, August 20th.
Confederate Monument Relocation Fund
We have been actively working with the City of Danville on the monument relocation, including identifying and surveying the site and designing a new foundation for the monument. The cost to relocate the monument and prepare the new site, plus contingency funds, is estimated at $55,000. Currently, we have donations that total $29,345.
Caring for Our Community
The Kentucky Blood Center is holding a blood drive here at The Presbyterian Church, in the gym, Saturday August 29th. To make an appointment to give blood click here.
Join Us for Worship Outside on August 30th
After almost six months apart, we will finally be able to worship together in the same space! You’ll need to dress comfortably for the outdoors and bring your own chair and mask.
In order to make this work, we ask that you RSVP to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, August 25th.
This Week's Zoom Meetings
Wednesday, August 12th
8:00 pm High school and middle school devotion
9:00 pm College student devotions
Thursday, August 13th
7:00 pm Meeting with Susan-Parks Smith (Hometown Kids)
To join by phone dial: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 623 216 8724
Friday, August 14th
10:00 am Book Study on TEN with Sean Gladding
Sunday, August 23rd
9:45 am Virtual Narthex, Worship and Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard
To join by phone, dial 646 558 8656,
and enter the meeting ID when prompted: 856 5366 5482
4:30pm DYC Middle School Meeting with Sean Gladding
5:15pm: DYC High School Meeting with Sean Gladding