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Monday Night Kinesis dinners at the Red Barn

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Church is more than a building. Being church is how you show up, how you treat to the people around you, and what you do.  Being church is more than a set of rules.  If you are looking for a safe space to be church, a place to ask questions and journey together, then come spend some time with Kinesis.

Monday nights during the semester


Red Barn



Working Backwards Through the Food System October 8 & (

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Join Kinesis Presbyterian Campus Ministry for a Fall Break Mission Plunge. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Louisville by working backwards through the food system. We will begin with dinning at a local restaurant, explore food options in the city, work on local community gardens and farms, and then conclude our experience with Breaking New Grounds (a local composting organization).

This two day experience will be on the Monday and Tuesday of Fall Break (October 8 & 9). It costs just $15 per person, and includes two days of meals. To register or ask questions, contact Rachel Parsons-Wells at rparsons.wells@gmail.com.

8:00 am Breakfast and group introductions at Lynn’s Paradise Café
9:30 am Begin tour of local grocry stores
Whole Foods in Saint Matthews, Value Market in Highlands, Kroger on South 2nd Street and Save-A-Lot on Portland Avenue
12 pm Serve and eat lunch with homeless or underemployed neighbors at 4th United Methodist Church.
1:30 pm Work at the Community Garden for the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program.
6:00 pm Dinner and group reflection time
8:00 pm Finish for the day – return to campus

8:00 am Breakfast and drive to local farm
Work and learn about local sustainable food movement
1:00 pm Lunch and drive back to Louisville
2:00 pm Breaking New Grounds: Turning Waste into Wealth
4:00 pm Tour local Farmer’s Market
6:00 pm Dinner and group reflection time
8:00 pm Finish for the day – return to campus

White Water Rafting October 5-6

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Join Kinesis Presbyterian Campus Ministry for whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River! This is a crazy 36 hour adventure on the Friday & Saturday of Fall Break, so you still have plenty of time to study before classes resume. The Ocoee River offers miles of challenging and exciting Class III and IV rapids on one of the country’s premier rivers. Located in the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee River flows through a beautiful gorge surrounded by scenic wildlife.

No experience is necessary! The trip costs just $30 per person and includes meals. To register or ask questions, contact Rachel Parsons-Wells at rparsons.wells@gmail.com. This is an experience you won’t want to miss out on!

3:30 pm Meet at Information Center-North
6:30 pm Stop in Nashville for dinner
10:00 pm Arrive at the Ocoee River Inn

8:30 am Breakfast at Inn
9:45 am Depart for Ocoee Whitewater Center
10:30 am Raft the Ocoee
3:00 pm Depart for Louisville
Dinner stop on the way
9:00 pm Return to campus

Kinesis Summer Schedule

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

Wednesday Nights: Stuff To Blow Your Mind

7:00-8:30 @ Heine Brothers on Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road

Face it: Your mind is addicted to mystery, from the star-choked sky to the stranger in the mirror staring back at you. Wednesday nights we will have a discussion group based on the podcast “Stuff To Blow Your Mind.”

Friday Nights: Kickball

6:00 pm @ Calvin Presbyterian Church

2501 Rudy Lane Louisville, KY 40207

Come enjoy God’s earthly playground with a casual game of kickball. You are welcome to come play or cheer. Afterward a healthy evening of enjoying nature, we go out for pizza!

 Southern Ind. Disaster Clean Up

Saturday June 2nd

8:30am – 5:30pm

meet at Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church

Metro United Way has partnered with Adventist Relief Services to operate the warehouse for donations for the survivors of the March 2, 2012 tornado. (The warehouse needs individuals who can lift up to 35 pounds. Please wear close toed shoes.)

Kinesis Cook-Out

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Join Kinesis and Sweaty Sheep for an evening of food, games and music.  This is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends from the Presbytery and meet other young adults home from college for the summer.  Stay tuned for more information about weekly activities and mission experiences!

Wednesday, May 16

Hogan’s Fountain – Cherokee Park




In Uncategorized on April 16, 2012 at 10:45 am


The YAV program is an amazing opportunity for young adults who want to participate in God’s work for shalom in the world. The National YAV site applications are extended to May 25. If you do not have plans for 2012-2013 yet you should take a look at this transformative experience.

Good Friday

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Good Friday Worship Service
April 6 (tomorrow night)
7pm @ 1741 Frankfort Ave

Join us as we enter into story of Holy Week, experiencing betrayal, trial and death of Jesus. At the end of the 45 minute service, we will exit the sanctuary in darkness and silence and have a benediction on the stairs of the church. The service includes scripture, silence, music and interactive reflections geared to all ages so invite your family!

Kinesis Spring Retreat 2012

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

This year for our spring Kinesis retreat we will return to Red River Gorge.  We will carpool down on March 9 and return on March 11.  At this retreat we will have time for games, sharing meals together, Lent based reflection time and plenty of time for hiking and exploring the gorge.  We will be staying at Middle Fork Lodge, which is located inside the Natural Bridge State Park in the heart of Red River Gorge.  (Follow the link to see pictures – https://reservations.vacationrentaldesk.com/fahioc72uor.html)

Let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in attending!!

The cost is $100 for the weekend or $50 for one night.  This includes lodging and meals.  Scholarships are available.
Please make checks out to Mid-Kentucky Presbytery and put Kinesis Retreat in the memo line.  You can give checks to me or mail them to:
Mid-Kentucky Presbytery
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville KY 40205-1798

Kinesis Schedule

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Sunday Nights
Wisdom & Folley
7:00 pm at Spring Street Bar & Grill
Join us as we reflect on worship and get a little heady as we talk about faith.

Monday Nights
Reading Rainbow IC
8pm @ Darcie’s house
Park at Clifton Heights Christian Church (622 N Hite Ave) – Darcie’s house it just across the street.
This spring we will be reading A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith by Brian D. McLaren. We will use this book and this time to give structure and vision to our large group dinners. If you have energy around creating our weekly meals, and discerning the path for Kinesis you should join us. I will have copies of the McLaren when we start meeting, this Monday! (January 16)

Tuesday Nights
Kinesis/Young Adults Dinners
6:30-8:00pm @ 4th Presbyterian Church (3016 Preston Highway – Louisville KY 40217)
On Tuesday nights we will gather for a meal and some time to be together. I will provide the main course and you are welcome to bring sides, drinks and dessert. Each week we will also have either worship, games or a discussion topic. Come and explore hospitality together!

Wednesday Afternoons at the University of Louisville
I will be hanging out at Jazzmine’s Caffe (on the first floor of the SAC) on Wednesday afternoons, drinking coffee and exploring the meaning of life. Come visit me!

What is the overarching story of the Bible?

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

What is the overarching story of the Bible?

During our last Tuesday night dinner we began exploring the questions from the Brian McLaren book A New Kind of Christianity. In this book he discusses 10 questions that are transforming the Christian faith. So, along with Brian we began to ask: “What is the overarching story of the Bible?” This collage mandala, is our first wrestlings with this question.