2015 Pictures It would be hard to find a church more beautifully decorated at Christmas than ours. Tori Hester sang "O Holy Night" for our Christmas Eve Service and did a marvelous job. The Jim Myers family lit the Christ Candle at our Christmas Eve Service. We had our annual Christmas Dinner following worship on December 20. Sue Wilson checks out the dessert table at our Christmas Dinner. Santa paid a visit to our little ones. Santa also paid a visit to our not so little ones. Jenny Howard sang "Mary Did You Know?" during worship on December 20. We had three of our college students light the Advent candle on December 20. We had a great group of people to show up for caroling on December 16. The carolers went to both Colonial Assisted Living and Redbanks Nursing Home. The carolers were also able to sing for some of our shut-ins. Following caroling on December 16 the carolers went to the home of Chuck and Bonita for refreshments. The Senior Saints had a Christmas party/dinner on December 15. The senior adults enjoyed playing games at their party. Debbie Enyart and Sandy Hester went shopping on behalf of our church to provide Christmas gifts for needy children. Amber and Jim Bob Gatten lit the joy candle in our Advent wreath on December 13. John Edwards sang "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" on December 6. Joyce Chandler and Nancy Teague lit the peace candle in our Advent wreath on December 6. The CMF had a country ham breakfast on December 6. Dr. A. D. Sprague shared a devotional on Mary for those at the Men's Breakfast. The CWF had their December General Meeting on the first of the month. Bob and Linda Danheiser lit the Hope Candle in our Advent Wreath on November 29. As a part of our Hanging of the Greens service on November 29 the children placed Chrismons on a tree. Sandy Hester and Debbie Enyart delivered 5 Thanksgiving Baskets to needy families on behalf of the Elders on November 23. One of the guest speakers at our Community Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 was Henderson mayor, Steve Austin. We held our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 22. As always there was plenty of great food at our Thanksgiving Dinner. The fellowship we share at our gatherings is even better than the food. It's always great to see our kids having fun at church. We were blessed to have Rev. Amy Cates help lead us in worship on November 22. Patty Beaven put together a beautiful Table of Plenty for our Thanksgiving Sunday service. We were able to put together 101 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this year! The children, youth and adults all helped out putting together this year's Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. A big thanks goes to all those who helped support this year's Operation Christmas Child shoeboxe ministry. A wonderful group showed up to help deliver commodities on November 11. The deacons served lunch to around 80 people on November 10 when they came to pick up commodities at Community Outreach. The Cookie Brigade took home-baked goods to the Sanitation Department on November 9. The CWF held their annual Fall Bazaar on November 7. It was once again a great event. On November 6 the CWF ladies were busy getting read for their annual Fall Bazaar. On All Saints Day, November 1, Estie Hazelwood and Chanda Pfingston played "When the Saints Come Marching In." The CMF had their monthly breakfast on November 1. Crawfish were on the menu. The Senior Saints went to Red Lobster to eat on October 27. We had a Halloween theme for our Family Fun Night on October 25. John Edwards took a group on a hayride during our Family Fun Night. There's always plenty of fun at our Family Fun Nights! Peggy Marable taught our children the importance of being servants during the children's moment on October 25. The church had a special Pastor's Appreciation Day for Chuck and Bonita on October 25. Our church was one of the main sponsors for the "Not in My Town" Summit on Race, Poverty and Inequality on October 24. The CMF held their fall Boston Butt fundraiser on October 24. On October 20 our oldest member, Irma Dietze, turned 100. A celebration was held at Redbanks Nursing Home. The CMF had a men's breakfast on October 4. On Oct. 3 we did our Fall Mission Trip to Louisville to serve at the Christian Care Communities facility. The residents at CCC had the chance to paint pumpkins. Debbie Enyart organized our crafts for the residents of CCC. Robin Sumner lifted everyones spirit by playing the piano on the mission trip. We had "corn cakes" with butter made on the spot by the CCC residents. At the end of our time in Louisville we sang hymns and a number of fun songs. Our youth joined those from the Presbyterian Church to do the ropes course at the Brain Injury Adventure Camp on Sep. 27. Meredith Gold prepared to take on the ropes course. The ropes course proved quite challenging. We were blessed to have Kathy Klutey Griffin and John Wallace join our church on September 27. The Senior Saints went to Cates Farm on September 22. Amy Cates provided our senior adults with a wonderful BBQ dinner. We have some senior adults who have yet to grow up... Several of our senior adults took a hay ride while at Cates Farm. The deacons held their annual pork chop dinner fundraiser on September 16. The youth of our church hosted a Messy Games Night event Sunday evening, September 13. Two other churches joined us. There is a reason Messy Games Night is called "messy games!" It was great getting to play games with youth from the Presbyterian and Episcopal church. Even our adults got in on the action at Messy Games Night. Father Rich Martindale had the pleasure of cracking an egg on the head of our pastor. You would never know that Estie and Emily are best friends. The hand bell choir played for us in worship on September 6. On July 31 we gathered for the funeral service of our longtime and beloved choir director, Alice Myers. We will dearly miss her! Our pastor was able to attend the General Assembly at Columbus, Ohio, where the Table, as always, was central. Former FCCH pastor, Lon Oliver, and assoc. pastor, Larry Sivis, were at the General Assembly, along with Debbie & Betty Sivis. Long time FCCH pastor Don Nunnelly, and wife Lillian, were at the 2015 General Assembly. We are so blessed to have a group of men and women who help deliver commodities to Redbanks Towers and Apartments each month. The senior adults gathered for a potluck meal on Tuesday, July 14. We had a homemade ice cream fellowship Sunday evening, July 12. The only thing better than the ice cream at our social was the fellowship. We had an Intergenerational Sunday School class on July 5. Breakfast casseroles were served. We had a great turnout for our Intergenerational Sunday School gathering on July 5. Mike Hazelwood led us in a game of Bible Trivia at our Intergenerational Sunday School. The CMF had a delightful breakfast at the home of Bruce and Melody Fisher on July 5. Tori Hester was able to spend some of her summer as a counselor at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya. Abbie Myers was able to spend a week at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya the first week of July. On June 27 Bonita Summers, Linda Danheiser and Chuck Summers helped out at the East End Community Garden. The third week of June Isaac Myers went to Camp Kum-Ba-Ya. Todd Spangler, from Knoxville, TN, did a mini-concert for us on June 21. John Edwards sang a beautiful solo on Father's Day, June 21. Bonita led the singing for this year's Community VBS, held June 15-18, at Community Baptist Church. William Bird, Braeden Myers and Austin Chaney work on a craft at VBS. Nate Gold enjoyed game time at VBS. William Bird and H. P. Hazelwood show some moves at VBS. Cousins Taylor Womack and Baylee Womack were all smiles throughout VBS. We once again partnered with three other local churches for our VBS. Gail Myers and June Skaggs helped out with registration at VBS. Peggy Marable, Judy Thomason and Sally Bird were three of our members who helped in the kitchen at VBS. Mara Beth Womack, Judy Thomason and Dina Campbell chat during a break at VBS. Sage Smith was one of our youth attending summer camp at Kum-Ba-Ya this year. The CMF held their men's breakfast on June 7. We had lots of help as we served a meal at the Salvation Army on June 6. Everyone worked hard to get the meal ready at the Salvation Army. David McKechnie and Bob Danheiser helped wash dishes at the Salvation Army. Those receiving the meal at the Salvation Army on June 6 got service with a smile. The CWF ladies gathered on June 5 to help get the food ready to serve at the Salvation Army the following day. The CWF held one of their quarterly meetings on June 2. The Jamaica-Naomi Circle met at the home of Jeanne Marie Gadient on June 1. On May 20 we had another meeting to discuss how we can become more involved in helping to revitalize the east end of our community. The CWF held its annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 11. The men of the church helped to serve the ladies at their Mother/Daughter Banquet. Johnda and Estie Hazelwood were on hand for the Mother/Daughter Banquet. Anita Watkins and her daughter, Hannah, pose for a picture at the Banquet. Teresa Myers, along with daughters Beckey and Abbie participated in the fashion show at the Banquet. Beth and Emily Bird model clothes from Goodys as part of the Mother/Daughter Banquet. We were blessed to have this group of children sing for us on May 10. On May 10 we were honored to have Drs. Charisse and Donald Gillett worship with us. Charise is president of Lexington Theological Seminary and Don is a Discples pastor. Thirteen members from FCCH participated in City Serve Day on May 9. It was a wonderful day for everyone! Several of our members worked at the East End Community Garden on City Serve Day. As part of City Serve Day Dr. A. D. Sprague helped do some cleaning at Riverview School. On May 3 Meredith Gold and Estie Hazelwood sang and played "Break Thou the Bread of Life" for us during Communion. We are pleased that Cindy VanOrder has chosen to become a member of our church family. On April 26 we observed Earth Stewardship Sunday. That afternoon this group went for a nature walk in Audubon State Park and talked about how God speaks to us through His Creation. A big thanks goes to all those who helped out this spring with our Reach Out and Touch Someone program. We had a Family Fun Night on April 19. For this event we watched the movie "The Dolphin Tale." On April 19 we we blessed to witness the baptism of Emily Bird, Abbie Myers and Estie Hazelwood. We held our 3rd annual Free Electronic Recycling Day on April 18. Sixteen huge boxes of electronic items were collected. Our electronic recycling event gives the community a chance to dispose of electronic gear in an environmentally friendly way. Jeanne Marie Gadient did our Children's Moment on Easter Sunday. The choir processed in for our Easter Service, led by Dax and Lyndsey Womack carrying the cross and Easter Candle. The sanctuary was beautifully decorated for our Easter Celebration on April 5. On April 3, we held our annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil. People volunteered to pray from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On April 2, Maundy Thursday, we gathered at church to remember the night Jesus washed his disciples feet, gave the "new commandment," and shared the Last Supper. On March 31 Abby Myers, Emily Bird and Estie Hazelwood completed their baptism/church membership class. The three will be baptized on April 19. On March 30 we gathered with Rev. Wayne Burt to discuss how our church could get involved in efforts to revitalize the east end of Henderson. On Palm Sunday, March 29, our children brought in the palms and Alan Emerson played the trumpet for us. The choir presented their Easter cantata, "Out of the Shadows," on March 29. The children had their Easter Egg Hunt on March 29. On March 28 the CMF had their spring Boston Butt fundraiser. The men cooked 150 Boston Butts. Snday evening, March 22, we had a Family Fun Night. We watched a video of Christian comedian Bob Stromberg. Judy Thomason and Sally Bird do an awesome job preparing backpacks with food for needy kids at Jefferson Elementary School. This is one of our deacons' ministries. The Cookie Brigade delivered home-baked goods to the faculty and staff at North Middle School on March 9 to say thanks for what they do for our kids. The CWF had their General Meeting on March 3. We were blessed to have Carol Fitch join our church on March 1. John Edwards sang a beautiful version of "Rock of Ages" at our Community Lenten Service on February 25. Our church hosted the first Community Lenten Service on February 25. Our pastor, Dr. Chuck Summers, was the speaker. The CWF did a marvelous job feeding the crowd following the community service. The CWF ladies gathered on February 24 to make preparations for the dinner they would serve the following day at our community Lenten service. Alan Emerson played "Amazing Grace" on his trumpet for us on February 22. The children's choir sang for us on February 15. The deacons met for a meal and to make plans for the coming year on February 9. The CMF presented their annual Sweetheart Breakfast on February 8. The Sweetheart Breakfast provided us with a great time of fellowship. Elliot Myers serenaded the group at our Sweetheart Breakfast. The youth had a great time at their Super Bowl Party on February 1. The youth made cookies in the shape of footballs (more or less). Emily Bird rocked out on Guitar Hero at the Super Bowl Party. Representing FCCH at the Regional Men's Chorus concert in Ashland on February 1 were Elliot Myers, Ken Enyart, Sage Smith and Terry Cobb. This is the group that represented FCCH at the 2015 Regional Men's Chorus retreat in Ashland Jan. 30-Feb. 1. This group made a trip to Evansville to see the Icemen play hockey on January 25. Rev. Lesleigh Carmichael, our Youth Ministry Architects consultant, for the past 17 months, preached for us on January 25. These children sang for us on January 25. The church board met January 15 for their annual planning session. The board officers for 2015 are Sonny Beaven (treasurer), Barbara Chaney (secretary), Bill Aldridge (chair) and Anita Watkins (vice chair). January 12 the Cookie Brigade delivered home-baked goods to the Early Learning Center in gratitude for their work with the children of our commuinity. On January 11 Ron & Susie Moore were ordained as our newest elders.