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#BigTent2017

We are glad to join the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy in welcoming Presbyterians from around the globe to St. Louis for Big Tent 2017.

This conference features workshops, worship, bible study, speakers and so many more opportunities for Presbyterians to engage in conversations about Race, Reconciliation, and Reformation.

Pastor Erin will be speaking during the opening plenary panel on setting the conversation in the St. Louis context. Many, many Oak Hill members will be serving as volunteers for the conference. And the congregation will welcome conference participants to Oak Hill for dinner, conversation, worship, and fun (you know we’re going to play foosball!) on Friday night, July 7th.

More information about Big Tent 2017 can be found here.

The materials and resources referenced in Pastor Erin’s discussion at Oak Hill can be found here.

Join the conversation

Join the conversation. Mayor Kewson and the Citizen Advisory Committee want to hear from you! 
What are you looking for in a new police chief? What do you think we need? Show up and make your voice heard.

Tuesday June 27 at 6pm at the Interntational Institute
or
Saturday, July 8 at 10am at Vashon High School

Touchy Topics Book Club: More Reading, More Discussion!

Our Touchy Topics Book Club is continuing conversation and study and reading and learning about all those issues that we know we need to talk about, but that can be hard to talk about…
Join us, the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Hartford Coffee Co.
We’re always looking for new voices to join the conversation!

Here’s our book list for Summer 2017-Spring 2018: 

July 5, 2017 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond
Aug 2, 2017 God Help the Child
by Toni Morrison
Sept 6, 2017 The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
Oct 4, 2017 Rise of the Warrior Cop
by Radley Balko
Nov 1, 2017 Muhammad
by Karen Armstrong
Dec 6, 2017 The Perfect Gentleman
by Imran Ahmad
Jan 2018 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz
Feb 2018 The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands
by Margaret Regan
March 2018 Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

April 2018 Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson

May 2018 The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
June 2018 The Mothers
by Brit Bennett

Outdoor Movie Night!

Join us for a movie in the parking lot!

UPDATE- The movie was rained out! As soon as we have a rescheduled date confirmed we’ll let you know!

May 27th
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

Bring a chair and your favorite snack, or come and share our popcorn and chips! We are gathering at 8pm, then when it gets dark enough, we’ll start the show.

Invite your neighbors! Bring a friend. And get ready to go back….Back to the Future!

Summer Day Camp at Oak Hill!

The Oak Hill Youth Group will be hosting and leading a FREE summer day camp for neighborhood kids.

June 5-9 at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (4111 Connecticut St.)
8:30am- 12pm.
K-5th Grade

The youth counselors, supervised by adults, will lead arts and crafts, sports and games, music and theater and so many other activities.
All are welcome.

Here is the Oakhill day camp registration form. Print it and return it to the church office (4111 Connecticut St.) or email to oakhill.daycamp41@gmail.com.

When you drop off your camper on June 4th, we’ll have you sign a liability release in person. Do give us a call if you have any questions. And get ready for a fun time at camp!

Holy Humor Sunday

There is an old church tradition of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord with joy and laughter. With that in mind, we’ll be celebrating Holy Humor Sunday in worship this week. So, bring your very best bad joke, wear a silly hat, and prepare for all kinds of silliness and glee! 

AMEN season is coming!

We are gearing up for another full summer of visiting mission teams at AMEN St. Louis! 

We’re scheduling service projects, processing requests and forms, gathering speakers, and hiring summer staff. 
AND…we’re stocking up on toilet paper and garbage bags and box fans, too. 

You can help support this growing neighborhood ministry! Check out our AMEN Amazon Registry.  This is a great way for folks to support our community outreach from the comfort of their own homes! Order a couple of supplies to support the visiting summer teams, and have them shipped directly to the AMEN House. Or, if you’re local, and would prefer to shop local, feel free to pick up an wish list item off our Wish Board in the back of the sanctuary, shop at your favorite small business, and leave the items in the Large Assembly Room next time you’re in the building.  

Thank you for supporting the ministry of AMEN St. Louis! 

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