Welcome Chris Ruth: AMEN St. Louis Summer Site Manager!
Please join us in welcoming Chris Ruth to the Oak Hill and AMEN St. Louis Family. Chris has been hired as our Summer Site Manager at AMEN St. Louis. Chris comes to AMEN St. Louis with years of experience in student ministry in multiple denominational settings. He’s excited about working with AMEN because of the mutual mission between groups and local justice organizations. Not only do local orgs receive valuable assistance in their work, but visiting groups learn to do justice in their own communities. In May of 2018, Chris graduated with a M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Anderson University (IN). Chris looks forward to helping visitors connect with the city of St. Louis!
For more info about AMEN St. Louis visit our website at www.amenstlouis.org.
Summer is coming and folks have plans for trips, adventures, activities and fun! While you’re away, in case you miss worship or bible study or fellowship, or maybe in addition to worship and bible study and fellowship, we hope to remember that Jesus goes with us wherever we go! So this summer, take Flat Jesus with you! He’s light. He’s water-proof! He travels well!
You can pick up your own Flat Jesus in the back of the sanctuary (or download it here), color him in however you like, then bring him to Pastor Erin for laminating. Then take him on summer adventures with you. Post your Flat Jesus pics on social media with #flatjesus. Email them to the church and we’ll share them, too! Let’s see how much fun Jesus can have with us this summer!
#FlatJesus listens carefully to Pastor Korla’s sermon last Sunday.
We are excited to announce that Oak Hill has been named a Certified Hunger Action Congregation by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
From the Presbyterian Hunger Program Website:
Hunger Action Congregations Covenant:
As disciples of a loving God who inspires us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God, we commit to faithful action to end hunger and address its root causes.
The purpose of the Hunger Action Congregation process is to acknowledge and celebrate the faithful work of Presbyterians happening around the country to alleviate hunger and end its causes, and to encourage these ministries to be even more holistic and justice-oriented.
Yours is a Hunger Action Congregation if you are doing an activity in one or more of six areas. For congregations that are doing one or more activity in all six areas, you can be a Certified Hunger Action Congregation. All of the Hunger Action Congregations will be celebrated on October 16, World Food Day.
- Hunger Alleviation: providing and/or sharing food in a dignified way with an eye to long-term structural solutions
- Development assistance: addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty through equitable and sustainable development
- Hunger Education: learning about systemic causes of hunger, leading towards faithful action that is informed and directed by directly affected people and partners
- Lifestyle Integrity: adopting sustainable personal and corporate lifestyles to restore justice and protect all of God’s creation
- Corporate and Public Policy Witness: advocating and campaigning for changes in policies and practices to end hunger and its causes, promote self-development, and care for creation
- Worship: incorporating prayer, education, and preaching about ending hunger and its causes into worship
Youth Mission Week
Our Youth Mission Staycation will be held the week of June 3 right here at the AMEN House. Our Denver family (from Arvada Presbyterian Church) will be joining us as well. Cost is $150 per person. Youth 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to participate in this mission experience. Please RSVP as soon as possible if interested. Please contact Christine Woodward or the church office for more information. Registration forms are available here.
An interactive reading of the Gospel of Mark
As we journey through the Gospel of Mark this lectionary year, join us and spend the afternoon reading and walking through the whole book together. We will lay out the map of Jesus’s home turf in our sanctuary and move through the story as we read. On Sunday, 12/18 at 12:30 pm, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church invites you to be a part of Mark’s whole story. Come and walk, read, listen, and experience.