Feb. 17, 2021:
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. For many persons, Ash Wednesday
might ordinarily include attending an Ash Wednesday service, with the “imposition of ashes”
upon the forehead as a reminder of one’s humanity and mortality. Like other traditional
activities these days, the receiving of ashes will be deferred until next year for many
worshipers. Perhaps a portion of a poem can help us mark the day…
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship continues today, Feb 17, 1pm, via zoom. Use reply
email to request sign in details.
UNPACKING A LEGACY, a distance learning opportunity, continues Thursday evenings
(Feb 18 and 25), 7pm, via zoom. We are “unpacking” the influence of historical racism
as it might have affected Walnut Hill’s life and ministry over the decades since its founding
in 1785, as well as exploring the possibilities for Walnut Hill’s future offered by our
discoveries. Use reply email to register or for more information.
Sandwich Ministry – On the 4th Sunday of each month, Walnut Hill volunteers (aka
“Sandwich Ministers”) prepare and deliver sandwiches for overnight guests at the
Catholic Action Center. Use reply email for more details and/or to volunteer for service
as a Sandwich Minister on February 28, March 28, or April 25.
The One Great Hour of Sharing is an ecumenical lenten offering supporting hunger
relief, disaster assistance, refugee resettlement, and community development around
the world. The OGHS works like this: Place a collection box on the primary dining
table in your home. At one meal each day, members of the household put a coin in the
box. Bring your collected coins to Walnut Hill on Easter Sunday, and we will send them
off to do good around the world. Some households enhance their OGHS practice by
including prayer and conversation regarding different nations each day during Lent.
Backpack Ministry – Walnut Hill continues delivering 50 backpacks per week for
students at Brenda Cowan Elementary School. Your donation of food items (see list
below) or dollars will help us complete our 2020-2021 school year commitment. Use
reply email for arrangements to donate food items. To donate dollars, make a check
payable to Walnut Hill Church (memo: Backpacks) or visit Walnut Hill Church’s
In the Community…
*Fearless Dialogues is the title of a virtual event to be held on Sat, Feb 20, 9:00am, via
zoom. The program will focus on the sometimes hard conversations regarding systemic
racism and will feature the Rev. Dr. Don Gillett, Executive Director of the Kentucky
*Facing Winter is the title of an online 3-film series beginning Sun, Feb 21, 6pm,
affecting the natural environment. Visit “Facing Winter”
for more information.
RaiseRED is the name of a student-led program at the University of Louisville to raise
funds for pediatric cancer research and care at UofL Medical School and Norton Children’s
Hospital. Walnut Hill’s Ben Horman, a student at UofL, is participating in this program.
to view Ben’s page, learn more about the effort, and/or make a donation.
A Visit? Mike is available for in-person visits (with appropriate social distance and face
coverings) at your request. Use reply email or call the church office (263-5304) to
schedule a visit.
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WALNUT HILL BACKPACK MINISTRY – WHAT WE NEED?
FOOD CUPS (individual servings) -fruit, applesauce, etc.
-mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese -vegetables
MICROWAVEABLE MEALS (individual servings)
-Hormel, Chef Boy-R-Dee, Dinty Moore, etc
BREAKFAST FOODS (individual servings)
-instant oatmeal -variety cereals
-shelf stable milk
-peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc -fruit snacks
-ramen noodles (individual servings)
-precooked rice packets (individual servings)
-small canned (must have pop tops) veggies & meats like “beanie weenies”, etc