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Virginia Hutton Bradley, age 97, died on February 28, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her daughter, Dixiana, and son-in-law, Francis Solomon. From her birth on March 8, 1923 until her death on Sunday she nourished her community with love, faith, courage, and wit. She was married to Mark Brayfield Bradley in 1952, a Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. They lived happily in Cynthiana for 56 years until his death in 2008.


Virginia was a talented elementary education teacher and musician, a 1948 graduate from the University of Kentucky. She taught in the Kentucky public schools (several counties including Jefferson, Bourbon and Harrison) for 33 years, then was a substitute teacher. She played the accordion and the piano.


For a short time, she worked at the Hobson Press in Cynthiana, and as a dental assistant.


Like her mother, the poet Althea Swinford Hutton, Virginia was a dedicated member of the Cynthiana Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 74 years. She was an active member of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church and in keeping with her faith was generous with her talents, especially her culinary skills.


Virginia is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She loved them all. She treasured her memories of her students and took an interest in their adult lives.


Virginia’s father, Hubert Hutton, a secretary to Chief Justice Fred Vincent, worked for the Health Department when he returned from Washington, D.C. He inspired Virginia with a concern for public health. 


Out of that concern, in this time of pandemic, Virginia wished to have a private funeral and burial at Battle Grove Cemetery in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Services will be officiated by Rev. Julie Olt. In lieu of flowers she requested that memorial donations be made to the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.


Friends, family, and the larger community can view the service at a later date. Please check back on our website for details.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom McKee, Jim Swinford, Jack Sifford, Jim Clyde, Dr. Besson, Dr. Rush, Dr. Cooper, Evan Harrod, Ted Renaker, Rusty Cook, Hall Kinney, Herb VonGruenigan, Larry Hutton, Eric Moran, Dan Durbin, Larry Harney, Jackie Mitchell, Mike Lenox, Gene Richie, Mike Davis, Scott McCauley, J.W. Burrier, Woody Richie, and Tim Miley. 




Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional 2021




The Way to Shalom

A Lenten Journey to Peace and Wholeness





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 2021 Services


                  Worship by Zoom at 11:00 AM (begin gathering at 10:45 AM)


The Session voted to continue Zoom worship services through April.

If anyone who would like to join us for Worship on Sunday mornings, please send your email address to the church office at cynpresbyterian002@gmail.com

Remember, we are the church wherever we are, not just in the building.  Go out and BE the church!  


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From the Pastor



It is hard to believe that we have been out of our building for a year now. COVID has certainly taken us places we could never have imagined at this time last year. I think that the word “resilience” is the word that I would use to define this congregation over this past year. Just look at a FEW of the things we did over this past year:

-We made it through COVID without any major outbreak in our congregation

-We learned to use Zoom

-We adapted to worshipping online

-We adapted to online meetings

-The Main Cup stayed afloat in a year when a lot of businesses didn’t make it

-The West Entrance Project moved forward with very few hitches

-We had new people in worship

-We held a virtual Vacation Bible School

-We stayed in contact with our most vulnerable members

-The End of the Month Meal continued without pause

-Sunday School is meeting and has new participants

-Advent was special in spite of not being able to worship in the building

-Our worship attendance remained steady

-Our financial receipts were actually higher than the year before…amazing!

-Regular groups (Book Club, Bible Study, Women’s Circles) continued to meet

-We welcomed a new member

-We grieved the deaths of Dick Johnson and Mary Swinford

-We gave out small business grants to help keep local businesses going

-The Session worked together to consider the best interests of the congregation

-We learned that being the church doesn’t depend on being in our building

-We remained faithful!

All of this is indicative of a congregation that is resilient…able to go with the flow and remain faithful to God. As we continue in this seemingly endless pandemic, may we constantly remember that God is with us always, guiding us and leading us through it all.


Grace and Peace,

Julie

The Main Cup’s Donations for 2020



The Main Cup (a Mission of Cynthiana Presbyterian Church) has donated to the following local and international missions throughout the year of the pandemic:

  • Living Waters for the World (Cup-Bearer level)
  • Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter
  • Harrison County Go Red for Women
  • Harrison County Splash Pad Project
  • Lion's Club
  • Lindsay Craycraft Cancer fund
  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Food Pantry
  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Clothing Closet
  • Harrison County Schools Christmas Angel Project
  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum (March Mission)

We thank you all for your continued support of our church's sweet coffee shop!!

Mission Committee


Organizations to which Funds have been committed for 2021:

Living Free of Harrison County

Harrison County Food Pantry

NAMI

Harrison County Senior Citizens Center

Buckhorn Children’s Home

Harrison County Resource Center (Christmas Angel Project)

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

End-of-the-Month Meal



Food Pantry



The Food Pantry Item for March: cake mix or frosting. You can drop off at the church Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM til 2:00 PM. Thank you to everyone who donates to the Food Pantry.







The Women of the church invite the congregation to join them in celebrating missions during the month of March.  We will be supporting the work of the Presbytery in Puerto Rico, as well as helping our local food pantry.  The offering will be divided equally to each project.  


Offerings should be sent to Marilyn Richie, 366 Ammerman Pike, Cynthiana, Kentucky, 41031.  Please make the check to Presbyterian Women and mark the offering for missions.  


Thank you in advance for supporting these vital ministries of the church

                                           

Sue McKee, Mission Chairperson

Believe It or Not Book Club


Our book for March is A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie. 

We will meet by Zoom on March 16 at noon.

The Youth Group is having a Fundraiser! See below for details:

Sunday School by Zoom is on Sundays at 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM. 

 It's easy to join the class by using the Zoom invitation link (the same one  you use for Worship) sent to you by e-mail.  Once you are in the class on Zoom, please stay for church at 11:00 AM!  Please stop by the church from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on weekdays to pick up the Spring Sunday School book.


If you know anyone who would like to join us for Sunday School and Worship on Sunday mornings, please send their email address to Tina at cynpresbyterian002@gmail.com. It is an easy way to invite a friend!

Remember, we are the church wherever we are, not just in the building.  Go out and BE the church!  



Cedar Ridge Service


Due to the Coronavirus, visitors are not allowed at Cedar Ridge, therefore we will have no service there in March.





There is a devotional app members can look at that is available in the app store on your phone.  It is called D365.  You can also find this on our church website at cynthianapresbyterian.com

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We hope and pray everyone is doing well – please reach out if you have a need; we have volunteers ready to assist you!  Tina is in the church office from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM – Monday – Friday at 234-2961.



Julie is available to anyone who would like to talk, message, or text.   Her cell phone number is 606-831-8312.


Watch our church website, our church Facebook page, and your email for updates on upcoming decisions being made.  A committee has been formed to help make decisions about our church and its functions during this time – the committee is:  Greg Cooper, Neil Rush, Jay Sanders, and Julie Olt. 


There is a devotional button members can click.  It is found at the top of this page.  It is D365.


Church is online again on Sunday on the website here.




If you would like to make an electronic donation, here is our QR code. 


 Scan with your phone and the site will come up where you can donate.


  Thank you!