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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Capital Campaign Construction Update
Autumn Under the Cedars
Harvest of Hope Fall Festival
Habitat for Humanity Welcome Home
Sunday School News
Church Security
Our Concerns
In Memoriam
State-Wide Youth Retreat
Session Members
October Birthdays
October Greeters
EACM Needs

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

To quote Paul: “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). The future looks bright for Anchorage Presbyterian Church and there is much to celebrate as we move forward together!

APC is rich in many ways. Jesus said, “from everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48). The capital campaign and the church budget show a commitment to this church and its mission partners locally and around the world. You routinely step up when there is a need and give generously of your resources. 

The Anchorage neighborhood is fundamental to who you are as a congregation. It is your home and you are committed to the well-being of the people who live here. I see this in your connection with Centerstone’s Bellewood campus, local businesses, the school, and your neighbors. 

Worship has a central place in the life of your community of faith. The Spirit is present in worship as well as the gathering time before and after. I enjoy coming into the sanctuary and finding people smiling and the room buzzing with conversation.

I have felt palpable energy among you. The Deacons are impressive in their attention to and pastoral care of members and visitors. People come and go daily taking care of commitments and responsibilities and do so with joy. 

Thank you for graciously welcoming me into your community. I sense an excitement about the future of APC and a readiness to keep moving forward. Change is never easy, but it is essential if we are to flourish in life and ministry. I encourage you to embrace this transitional time as an opportunity to try new things, discern God’s call upon your life, and encourage one another in Christian fellowship. I am committed to walking this path with you.

Peggy Hinds

Capital Campaign Construction Update

The renovation work in the basement continues. Drywall is installed, electical, plumbing and HVAC are roughed in and ceiling grid will begin soon. The renovation work is starting to move into other parts of the building. The goal is to get the restroom next to the choir room back in service as soon as possible. So far, the disruption has mostly been hidden in the basement. Over the next several months, expect to see more activity on the ground floor and upper levels.

Letters of Gratitude from Sulmi and Christian,
our Sponsored Children in Belize

Click here to read the letter of gratitude from Sulmi and here from Christian.

Autumn Under the Cedars!

This wonderful event will be held at the camp on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Cedar Ridge. Join in this beautiful setting for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and libations, dinner, live music, raffle baskets, silent auction, and balloons.

The church has reserved a table for 8 people. Tickets are $80 per person. Please contact the church office if you would like a seat at the table or go to to order tickets.

Harvest of Hope Fall Festival is October 20th, 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the Centerstone Bellewood campus. There will be a variety of activities for all ages. This is a free event for the Anchorage community. 

Pumpkins and Volunteers Needed
We will again be hosting a pumpkin painting booth at Harvest for Hope Fall Festival. We need donations of small pumpkins (approximately 8-10 lbs, not minis). We also need volunteers to work one hour shifts during the event. Please bring pumpkins by the church office and email Peggy Hinds to volunteer - Thank you!

Habitat for Humanity Welcome Home

Sunday School

Children and Youth Sunday school classes will not meet on October 6th because of fall break. Adults, please check with your class leader to find out if you will be meeting. We will have the 8:45 and 11:00 am worship services. 

Church Security

The Building and Grounds committee and Session have approved a security system that will allow automated access control with easy entry for those who need to be in the building, while keeping possible intruders out. It will be installed in the next few weeks. In the meantime, as worship begins, we will be locking the Grace Hall exterior door as well as the door by the office. You may exit through any door, but if you need to move about the building, such as going to the nursery during worship, please use the interior doors near the pulpit and lectern. 

Errata. In a recent email regarding the selection of a book for the Faith Applied class, we altered the book description borrowed from the online site without proper acknowledgment. We changed the text "Trump era" to "present era." We should have used brackets to indicate the change, thus "[present] era." 

Our Concerns

From our Church Family: Carson Smither, Cindy Albright-Parrish, Glen Bayne, Marilyn Anderson, Jo Galloway, Carlene Clay, Dick Pollock, Judy Pearsall

Extended Family and Friends: Cathy Hagman (wife of Tim Wohlford), Susie Schutz (friend of Sarah Nicholson), John Spickard (husband of Lucy Spickard), Holt Alexander (grandson of Brooks & Jane Alexander), Bellewood Children, Presbyterian Missionaries Worldwide

Active Military: Erin Jewell Brown, Micheal Gaar, David McGarvey, Tyler Ross, Alexander Vestal

The people of Palestine and Israel, Yemen, Indonesia, and Sulmi and Christian, the youth we are sponsoring in Belize

In Memoriam
Mary Dan Haney
July 24, 1929 - September 24, 2019
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.
Those who believe in me, even though they die will live.” (John 11:25)

Kentucky State-Wide Presbyterian Youth Retreat
(6 - 12 grades)
Cedar Ridge Camp
November 9-10, 2019
Day registration is $30 per person, incluces lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.
RSVP to Peggy by October 15th. Event includes keynotes, small groups, outdoor activities, worship, and a campfire.Visit for more information about the event. You need not register online;
we will register as a group.

Session Members

 Class of 2019      Class of 2020      Class of 2021
 Catie Bayne          Larry Cashen       Kathryn Marino
 Mary Jo Davis       John Harryman    Hal Miller
 Patricia Tague       Becky Smither     Jeff Waring
 Don Walker           Pat Wetherton    
 Zachary Waring                        


 Class of 2019       Class of 2020             Class of 2021

 Rick Ary                 Brooks Alexander        Phil Egerton
 Judy Robbins        Rachel Alexander        Sylvia Hagy
 Susan Tucker        Don Cunningham        Judy Long
                               Leslie Kral                   Dodie McKenzie
                               George Lunger        
                               Sue Russell                 Faith Community Nurse:  Pat Welsh
                               Katherine Trentham  

October Birthdays

3     Luzelle Strickalnd
4     Dawn Kammerling, Jerry Kral
5     Abigail Smither
6     Phil Egerton
7     Keith Sant, Tosha Yunker
10    Judy Schultze Tyler
11   John Bright
12   Nathan Bayne
14   Kenneth Morel, Don Walker
16   Robert Calvert, Dale Holcomb
17   Patrick McMahon
18   Matthew Isbell
19   Larry Cashen
20   Vivian Grace Walters
24   Jo Galloway, Claudia Robertson
26   Megan Sant
27   Angela Burchett, Sarah Nicholson
29   Leslie Kral
31   Tom Nicolas, Tara Reck

October Greeters

October 6       Betty Morris & Cecil Caldwell
October 13     Judy Long & Sue Russell
October 20     Joyce Ann & Donnie Walker
October 27     Becca & Ken Purnell

EACM Need of the Week

October 6       Juice
October 13     Pancake mix & syrup
October 20     Laundry detergent
October 27     Cereal & instant oatmeal

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