12-18-13 Church briefs

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Clothes closet
Brookhaven Baptist Mission, located at 135 St. Ann Street, is having a clothes closet every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. For more information call Carla Ramiraz at 270-699-5471.
Open House
Gravel Switch United Methodist Church will host their second annual Christmas Forest Open House on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 3-7 p.m. Anyone interested in placing a tree or arrangement in the church in honor or in memory of a loved one, a group, a cause, a business, a place, or a church is invited to do so before the open house, simply call 270-337-2021. Your tree will display a card or ribbon with the name you want on it. The tree or arrangement and decorations remain your property. The Christmas Forest will be in place until after Epiphany Sunday in January.
Prayer Day
St. Catharine Motherhouse will be holding its monthly Contemplative Prayer Day from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The day is focused on contemplative prayer, silence, meditative walking and a presentation on Hildegard of Bingen by Ellyn Crutcher from Epiphany Parish. Crutcher serves on the board of the Center of Interfaith Relations, the Dean’s Board of Advisers at Yale Divinity School and coordinates the Louisville Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. The day closes with a tea meditation and a blessing. Bring a bag lunch. Cost is a donation. For more information call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, op, at (859) 284-5201.