Category Archives: Events

OHPC at Tower Grove Pride 9/25

Join us outside in the park this Saturday from 11am-6pm for Tower Grove Pride! Oak Hill will have a booth full of art activities and candy and fun! You can find us on the south, kinda west-ish part of the festival. There will be great music and events throughout the day! We can’t wait to see you there!

Click here for more info about Tower Grove Pride.

Click here to see the interactive festival map and search our location.

Rally Day – Sept 12

Come one, come all, bring your friends and invite your neighbors. (Well, with masks and distancing, of course.)

We will gather for outdoor worship, games, snacks and fun to celebrate Rally Day on Sept. 12th at 10:30 a.m.

We will share in worship outside (weather permitting). We invite you to bring your own lunch. We will provide drinks and chips. Then stay after worship for games and all kinds of silliness outside.

You can download the worship bulletin here.

We hope to see you there!

Two ways to Get involved this weekend!

Saturday at 10 a.m.- Isaiah 58 Back to School Fair
Isaiah 58’s annual Back to School Fair and Blessing of the Backpacks is Saturday, July 24. We need a few volunteers to join us in running a Tic Tock Toe booth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested and available to volunteer, please contact Donna Cook. And if you can’t volunteer, just come stop by and say hi to support this great event and organization! 
For more info about Isaiah 58 Ministries, please click here.

Saturday at 9 a.m.- MCU Clean Air Action 
Air quality is a leading environmental justice issue taking lives. We are ready to do something about it. MCU’s environmental task force is working with activists in MO and IL to draw attention to the need to:

Abolish pollutants in our air
Invest in clean energy
Restore riverside communities

On Saturday, July 24, from 9-11 a.m. join environmental justice organizers from BOTH sides of the river at the center of the McKinley Bridge. Bring friends! Make signs! We want to bring out numbers high enough to grab the attention of politicians throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. You can find more information and sign up to attend by clicking here.

Front Porch Meetings

As we are returning to worship and returning to in-person gatherings, and finding ways to reconnect, we thought it was the perfect time to build some new relationships, too.

The Mission and Justice Committee has reached out to a few of our local elected officials to set up time for them to come to the church, so we can get to know one another, build relationships, and talk about the issues we care about in our community. We’re calling them Front Porch Meetings (because we’ll meet on the front porch at church, outside with plenty of room for distancing).

The first Front Porch Meeting will be on Thursday July 22* from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with State Representative Peter Merideth. We’ll provide some cool drinks and light snacks, you bring your own camp chair and any questions you might have for Rep. Merideth.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

*Please note date change from July 15 to July 22, due to a scheduling conflict.

Get Your Summer Reading Going! (And join our Book Clubs to Discuss!)

Did you know that Oak Hill Church has two book clubs? Summer is a great time to get reading, then join us for discussion! Check out what we are reading this summer!

The Oak Hill Book Club is meeting in person on July 13th at the Barrow home to discuss “Things in Jars” by Jess Kidd. You are welcome to join us! Email Pastor Erin for details. This book group will take a vacation in August.

The Touchy Topics Book and Discussion Group is meeting on Zoom on July to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. And In August we’ll be talking about “A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope Justice and Freedom” by Brittnay Barnett.
Zoom Meeting ID: 259 777 226.

Oh, and as a bonus, our Wednesday Bible Study Class is still working our way through Amy-Jill Levine’s “Short Stories by Jesus”. Join us on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. on Zoom if you’d like to discuss this one!

Holy Rollers – Round TWO! 6/12

Save the Date: Holy Rollers is bringing it back! 

Join us for some outdoor fellowship and fun as we get together for Holy Rollers Round Two on June 12th at 10 a.m. in Tower Grove Park.

Bring your bike, your skateboard, your scooter, your roller skates, or your stroller- anything you’ve got that moves!

We’ll bring individually wrapped snacks and drinks, you bring your wheels!

Watch the weekly church email for more details of the specific meeting location.

Happy Power Hour: Transformative Conversations

Happy Power Hour: Transformative Conversations – Friday 6/4

Join us on the front steps of the church on Friday June 4th at 6:30 p.m. for a time of conversation. Pastor Erin will lead us in what our partners at MCU are calling Transformative Conversations. We’ll discuss the local issues that are on our hearts and investigate the elements of power at play in those issues.

Bring a chair, a drink of your own choosing, and a curious mind. The plan is to meet outside, but in case of rain, we’ll move to Zoom (Meeting ID: 259 777 226).

This gathering is hosted by the Mission and Justice Committee.

Here is a video podcast about MCU’s Transformative Conversations with organizer Demarco Davidson:

ONLINE Community Organizing Training

MCU Power Academy – May 21 and 22

Our friends at Metropolitan Congregations United are bringing community organizing training to you! In virtual sessions, we invite you to join us to learn more about how lean into your own power, to build power with neighbors, and make positive change in our communities. Led by local organizers, you’ll learn more about our approach to building power and practice putting some of these skills and strategies  in action! Usually, interested folks pay to go to a week-long training for this info, but this year, MCU is trying out these mini-sessions, and offering them to you on Zoom FOR FREE! The Power Academy is designed for participants to attend both sessions, but if you can only make one or the other, please don’t let that stop you! Join us-

Friday, May 21st, 6pm-8pm and Saturday, May 22nd, 11am-1pm

You can register online here: Power Academy Training Part 1 (everyaction.com)

Let’s go for a hike!

Grab you mask and come join us outside! We’re going on a hike at Cliff Cave Park on Saturday, May 1. Meet us on the church parking lot at 9 a.m. to caravan to the park, or at the trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Bring some water, wear your sunscreen, follow all your COVID safety practices and come enjoy the outside. Park by the Riverside Shelter at the bottom of the hill.

A special Space for Prayer This Week

This Sunday (4/25), instead of Sunday School, at 9:30 am we will gather on zoom for a special time of conversation and prayer- to process the events of this week and to pray for God’s justice and healing.

All are welcome to join us for this time together.
Zoom meeting ID 768 992 383.

**Some resources for your thoughts, prayers, and conversations:

May be an image of tree and text that says 'Holy One, There is still much work to be done. The struggle for justice stretches out before us today just as it did yesterday and in days gone by. One decision has not changed the reality that many still live with fear. Equality is not yet realized and equity is but a distant dream. Give us strength to continue the struggle today, tomorrow and until your kin-dom comes. In the name of your Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen. हा Rev. Dr.DianeMoffett President & Executive Director Presbyterian Mission Agency'

A Statement from the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – Where do we go from here?

A Letter from the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Team