Halloween at Oak Hill!

The baggies are packed and we are ready! Bring on the Halloween Fun! 

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Come and join us on Saturday, October 31st, to give out candy and toys and treats to our neighborhood gobblins, superheros, animals and beasts!
Grab your costume and come on down to the church at 5:30.
We’ll have spooky snacks to share and a fire pit to keep warm.
See you there!  

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Responding With Love to the Churches Burned in St. Louis

As you’ve seen in the news, 7 churches have been vandalized by arson in the past couple of weeks here in our community. Please keep the members, pastors, staff and neighbors of New Life Missionary Baptist Church, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Ebeneezer Lutheran Church, New Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Shrine of St. Joseph, Bethel Nondenominational Church and New Testament Church of Christ in your prayers as they do the work of cleaning, healing, repairing and rebuilding.

Oak Hill Pres is helping out by responding with prayers… and chairs. We have loaned 115 of our folding chairs to New Life MBC to use as they will worship outside these next two weeks, due to the significant damage to their building. Thank you to Rick Soles, Lisa and Mark Thompson, Kris, Richard and Ronnell Crawford and DeShawn Hess for loading and hauling all those chairs!

If you would like to contribute to the support fund for these churches, please go to the fundraising page by clicking here.

Trick or Treat!

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
Join us on the front steps of Oak Hill to give out candy to our neighborhood goblins and princesses and ghosts and whoever else shows up!

Saturday, Oct. 31st 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

To prepare for Halloween, we are collecting candy in the marked boxes around the church.
We will create bags of goodies on October 25th after worship and all are invited to assist.

Praying For Umpqua Community College and Taking Action, Too.

As week keep the victims of the shooting Umpqua Community College in Oregon in our thoughts and prayers, let us not stop there. Let us take some action to end gun violence in our nation and in our own community. Here’s a place to start: 

 

Join Reverend Doctor J Herbert Nelson For a Conversation on Gun Violence

What: Webinar on Advocacy and Action to Enact Common Sense Gun Legislation

When: Tuesday October 6, 2015 3 PM EST

Join Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Office of Public Witness Director, Reverend J Herbert Nelson as he discusses gun violence, its underlying causes, and effective ways you can lift your voice to tell your elected officials that NOW is the time to enact common sense measures to reduce gun violence in the United States. In a country that leads the world in mass shootings but cannot find the political will to enact common sense gun legislation, we must build a national movement to call for a ban on assault weapons, enact universal background checks, and make gun trafficking a federal crime. Learn how you can be part of this national movement, and what kind of specific steps you can take to engage with your elected representatives. Our denominational policy reminds us that, as Presbyterians, we have a responsibility to broaden our relationships with other faith communities, creating a broad-based social movement to prevent gun violence:

“Our church can and should lead the way in the broader faith community to the creation of a broad-based social movement to prevent gun violence, beginning with and led by an opening to the Holy Spirit, and drawing its strength from the grassroots, especially people in the pews. Such a coalition of congregations and other faith communities can take practical direct action on local levels while generating critical change in cultural norms and attitudes toward guns, their possession, distribution, and use. In this way our church, the faith community, and the movement they can lead, will heed God’s call to protect more of God’s children.”

This webinar will be a forum for discussion and advocacy strategy in response to the most recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, and the rash of mass shootings that have taken place since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. As a nation, part of our grieving process must be to address the system of laws that allows guns to fall into the hands of people with criminal intent, and to hold our representatives accountable for their lack of action.

Click here to register for the webinar. 

World Communion Sunday!

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We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday in worship this week!

Do you know that it was a Presbyterian church that started the tradition of World Communion Sunday? Read more about the history of this tradition here

We will be collecting the special offering for Peace and Global Witness, so try not to forget that little orange envelope from last week (but don’t worry, we’ll have spares if you do forget!). We will also be collecting peanut butter and jelly for Isaiah 58 during worship.

And (yes!) we will have our monthly fellowship meal following worship, which will be a true potluck, so bring something to share if you can- maybe even a world dish!

(The communion table from last year’s World Communion Sunday. Photo by Kim Smith.)