Hey friends, remember, Christmas isn’t just one day, it’s a season! We will be sending the season off in style this Sunday, celebrating Epiphany in worship at 10:30 am. We’ll also be welcoming a couple of new members to the congregation and sharing in communion and our monthly fellowship meal. So bring a dish to share and see you there!
Come celebrate the season with us! Special worship services, caroling in the neighborhood, a craft sale, so many cookies, and more fun than we can pack into just one blog post!
If you’re around this Saturday (11/26 at 10am), come join us for the Hanging of the Greens (and purples!)
And don’t forget to pick up your advent devotional and some coloring pages at worship this Sunday!
Did you know we have a gym in the building?
And yes, okay, it’s a little slanted because it used to be the sanctuary, but it’s a gym and we’ve got equipment and it is fun! So come on over for Second Fridays Open Gym at OHPC.
We’ll have games upstairs, and crafts and snacks downstairs. There’s plenty of space and food and fun for all! Tell your friends and invite your neighbors. See you there!
Open Gym Nights at Oak Hill Pres.
We had a great first Sunday back in our full schedule:
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Christian Education for All Ages
10:30 am Worship
Come and join us for this year’s classes:
The Adult Sunday School class is taking a closer look at the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions. The (now) 12 statements of faith that make up a big part of our story of how we do this thing called church. Pastor Erin is teaching this class, with help from our resident expert, the Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers. Bring your own or borrow one of our copies of the Book of Confessions and join us as we dig into the context and theology of each expression of faith and witness. Sundays at 9:30am in the Theleos Room (downstairs). Visitors and first timers are always welcome!
The Children’s Sunday School class is exploring An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation. Kids will learn and draw their way through biblical stories about water, plants, and animals, using story cards and coloring sheets. Sundays at 9:30am in the Children’s Church room. Visitors and first timers are also welcome here!
Over the summer, the session (our congregation’s elected board of leaders) has been in conversation, prayer, and discernment over that very question- who are we and where are we going? How is God calling us to witness to Christ’s love in this time and this place? What is our ministry all about?
We’ve shared and listened, worshiped and prayed, answered questions and jotted down notes, and over these past four months, we started putting some words to it….
worship. love. serve. grow.
You’ll start hearing these words around Oak Hill more often, but for now, we want to share with you a bit of this work, in it’s beautiful, holy messiness….
Stay tuned…and THANKS BE TO GOD…
Announcing a new reading and discussion group
(This is an old post, please see our 2017-2018 reading and discussion list here.)
Gender, Race, and Politics- All the stuff you’re not supposed to talk about! Following our Spring book club readings and conversations about race, several participants asked if we could keep reading and discussing these kinds of books. So, we are! Beginning August 3, on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., we’ll meet and talk at Hartford Coffee. Here is the book list we’ll be reading:
|Aug. 3||All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister|
|Sept. 7||Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City, by Colin Gordon|
|Oct. 5||Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng|
|Nov. 2||Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude M. Steele|
*Please note: This group is in addition to our regular book club, which is ongoing and meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.