Calling all youth!
Join us for our annual MLK Day Youth Service and Learning Blitz. Middle- and High- School students are invited to spend the day learning about Dr. King, serving their neighbors, oh, and having some fun, too!
This year, we’ll meet at church, share in a bit of conversation, then work on some care project for our un-housed neighbors. Then we’ll go downtown to Christ Church Cathedral and participate in their MLK Day tradition of reading Dr. King’s works, from the pulpit where he spoke in 1964. We’ll have lunch and snacks, of course, and we’ll finish out our day with some fun at Great American Human Foosball.
Please contact Pastor Erin (email@example.com) to RSVP. But also know we’re pretty flexible and always welcome last minute additions.
Adult volunteers are always needed to help drive and provide supervision.
We’re going on a Mission Trip!
We’ll spend the week working with a local church and local youth through Baltimore Presbytery’s ministry at The Center. The Center is the organization we handed off the Hands and Feet program to after GA223, as Baltimore prepares to host GA224 in 2020.
Please see the Jan 2019 newsletter for more information about the trip and how you can get involved. Or contact the church office or Dena Roper, Mission Committee Chair.
The trip is scheduled for June 22-29, 2019. Volunteers aged 7th grade through adult are welcome. It costs $450 per person, which includes housing, programming, and food. Travel expenses will be an additional expense. We won’t make travel arrangements until we know how many folks are going. Scholarships are available for those who need financial support to make the trip. Please talk to Dena or Pastor Erin about scholarships.
In the Jan. 2019 newsletter, Pastor Erin shared about our new Building Vision Task Force. The session has asked a team of Oak Hill leaders to have conversations and dream up ideas for our church building. We have a number of maintenance issues and upgrades on our minds, but also, it’s a good time to dream of how we are and how we might best use this wonderful building for this season of Oak Hill ministry. On Jan. 6th, at our regular fellowship lunch, the Building Vision Task Force will host the meal, share a presentation of where we are so far, and offer up time and space for conversation, brainstorming, and wild idea generating. It’s a time for the congregation to dream and wonder and pray and discern God’s call for our building. We’re excited to join together in this work!
See you on Jan. 6th after worship!
Come join us for a night of trivia, snacks, costumes, and spooky good times…. oh, and also to raise some good money for our AMEN St. Louis ministry.
Come join us for our second annual Halloween Trivia Night! All proceeds support the ministry of AMEN St. Louis, which is growing every year. BYOB & Food. Pizza and soda will be available for $1/slice and $1/can. Prizes for best costume and best-decorated table! Raffle tickets and silent auction!
Tickets: $25/each or $160 for a table of 8. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your tickets.
Doors open at 6, and trivia starts at 7!
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Here is the reading list for 2018-2019 for the Touchy Topics Book and Discussion Group. We’re a group who likes to read and talk about all those things nice, polite church folks don’t wanna talk about. Come and join us, the first Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. at Harftford Coffee Co.
TOUCHY TOPICS BOOK CLUB 2018-2019 READING LIST
|Aug 2018||The View from Flyover Country
by Sarah Kendzior
|Sept 2018||Fascism: A Warning
by Madeline Albright
|Oct 2018||Girls Burn Brighter
by Shobha Rao
|Nov 2018||Not that Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
Ed. by Roxanne Gray
|Dec 2018||I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
by Austin Channing Brown
|Jan 2019||The Cross and the Lynching Tree
by James Cone
by Min Jin Lee
|Mar 2019||The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City Under Fire
by Atef Abu Saif
|April 2019||The Sellout
by Paul Beaty
|May 2019||An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones
|June 2019||Outside the Lines
by Mihee Kim-Kort
|July 2019||Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians
by Austen Hartke