Greetings to all!
Whether it be a new year or a new day, the future always arrives
Each day (year) holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we
see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to
receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow
or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where
we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our
(Henri Nouwen as found in Bread for the Journey)
The scripture lessons for January 5, Epiphany Sunday ...
Sunday Conversations continue this Sunday, Jan 5, 10am, in
Trinity Hall. This Sunday's conversation will focus on the 2014
session of the KY General Assembly as an intersection of faith
Sunday Hospitality - A fresh sign up sheet has been posted
in the Sanctuary foyer with opportunities to host our after
worship refreshments throughout the winter and early spring.
Check your calendars for Sundays you might host including this
Sunday, January 5. Use reply email to volunteer for this
The Church's Seven Deadly Secrets is the title of a new book
by Prof Paul Jones, of Transylvania University, in which Prof Jones
explores seven "secrets" that have contributed to a case of "identity
theft" of the church's nature and purpose. Join us in Jan/Feb as
we read and discuss Dr. Jones' book.
*Copies of the book are available through Walnut Hill Church
for a discount price of $18.75/copy. A kindle version is available
*Join us for Dinner and Conversation with Prof Jones on
Sun, Jan 12, 6pm, at the Bronte Bistro at Joseph-Beth.
*Join us for a series of four book discussion sessions beginning
Sun, Jan 19, 4pm - 5:30pm.
Use reply email to reserve a copy of the book, rsvp for dinner on
Jan 12, and/or for more information regarding the discussion series.
Sandwich Ministry - A fresh sign up sheet has been posted in
the Sanctuary foyer with opportunities to serve as Sandwich
Ministers at the Lexington Community Inn on the 4th Sunday
of each month. Check the sign up sheet for more information about
Thanks to all those who attended Christmas Eve services
(approximately 170 persons) and who gave generously in support
of the Innkeeper's Offering. Over $700 was received to support
the Salvation Army in its work of providing shelter and other
services to homeless women, children, and families.
Happy New Year!