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859-263-5304 mward@walnuthillchurchky.org 575 Walnut Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40515

Greetings to all!

Sept. 9, 2020:

This week begins our Distance Learning discussion of the book Across That Bridge by
the late John Lewis (see article below).  In the “Introduction,” Lewis shares his reason
for writing…
I have written these lessons on freedom and meditations on change for the generations
who will take us into the future, for the dreamers young and ever young who should never
get lost in a sea of despair, but are faithfully readying themselves for the next push for
change.  It is for the parents who want to inspire their sons and daughters to build a more
just society. And, it’s for the sons and daughters who hear the call of a new age…It is for
anyone who wants to reform his or her existence or to fashion a better life for the children.
It’s for those who want to improve their community or make their mark on history.  This
book is a collection of a few of the truths that I have learned as one who dreamed, worked,
and struggled in America’s last revolution.
Gladys Brumfield Brookshire, a member of Walnut Hill Church and mother of Angela
Hurley, died on September 4, 2020.  In light of coronavirus conditions, private services
are planned.  For the obituary, visit Gladys Brookshire  .
The lectionary texts for September 13, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost…
Wednesday “Virtual” Fellowship gatherings continue today (Sep 9) at 1pm, via the
zoom meeting platform.  Use reply email to request sign-in details. Hope to “see” you
then.
Sunday Services – As of this writing, we are planning to offer an outdoor, in-person, 
worship on Sunday, September 9, 11am.  These plans are subject to change pending
coronavirus conditions and weather on Sunday morning.  Watch the Friday update
for more details, and feel free to call the church office on Sunday morning for up-to-
date information regarding the status of services for the day.
Across That Bridge, a spiritual memoir by the late John Lewis, is the subject of a
four-part “virtual” discussion beginning Thursday, September 10, 7pm.  Participants
will be provided excerpts from the book for the discussion. Registration is required, and
you may do so by reply email.  Even if you choose not to participate in the discussions,
you will likely find the reading to be inspiring.
Worship Working Group – From time to time during these Covid days, an informal
working group has met “virtually” to review and discuss our worship practices (e.g.
live streaming and in-person gatherings).  That group will be meeting this Friday
to discuss our plans for the fall.  If you would like to be part of that conversation, let
us know by reply email, and we will send the meeting details to you.
Backpack Ministry – As you might be aware, Walnut Hill has committed to provide
weekend food backpacks this school year for 35 students at Brenda Cowan Elementary
School. Two deliveries have been made so far (see photo)  This will be a big challenge
as the year goes on, and we are up to the challenge.  Pasted below this week’s email
is a list of requested food items.  Visit Backpack Ministry for additional information.
Virtual Bike Ride: The Walnut Hill Bike Ride went “virtual” last Saturday. Proceeds
($2,500 and counting) benefit the students of Brenda Cowan Elementary School,
particularly the purchase of digital books and materials to support the non-traditional
instruction format required by Covid-19.  Special thanks to our event coordinator, Julie
Swim, sponsors (including DeCamp Talbott Seif PSC, Kerr Brothers Funeral Home,
Community Trust Wealth Management, Cornett, Ashwood Wealth Management, and
an anonymous sponsor), as well as our event partners (Bluegrass Cycling Club and
Brenda Cowan Elementary School).  2020 Ride Caps, courtesy of Cornett, are
available at Walnut Hill or by request from the church office.  Thanks to all who shared
in this wonderful event.  Visit the Walnut Hill Facebook Event page for more
information, comments, and photos.
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
(859-263-5304) to schedule a visit.
Peace to all.
Mike Ward
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…the Walnut Hill Instagram page
…the Walnut Hill online giving portal
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WALNUT HILL BACKPACK MINISTRY – WHAT WE NEED?

FOOD CUPS (individual servings) -fruit, applesauce, etc

(fruit cups are NOT needed at this time)

-mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese -vegetables
-soups
-puddings

MICROWAVEABLE MEALS (individual servings)

-Hormel, Chef Boy-R-Dee, Dinty Moore, etc

BREAKFAST FOODS (individual servings)

-instant oatmeal -variety cereals

-shelf stable milk

SNACK FOODS  (snack food items are Not needed at this time)

-granola bars
-peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc -fruit snacks

OTHER ITEMS

-ramen noodles (individual servings)
-precooked rice packets (individual servings)
-small canned (must have pop tops) veggies & meats like “beanie weenies”, etc

-individual juice drinks (orange, apple, fruit)

(No glass, family sized items, or perishables)

Bring items to Walnut Hill on Sunday mornings, or call the church (263-5304) 

to arrange delivery or pick-up.

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