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“The Heartland’s Future: How Can We Live Together Better on a Changing Planet?”

BUS-eum Mobile Museum to Visit AMEN St. Louis, Wednesday, April 19, Noon – 5 PM. Located on the parking lot of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 4111 Connecticut, St. Louis, MO 63116. The exhibit is free and all are welcome. 

A bus museum you say? Yes! Come visit “The Heartland’s Future: How Can We Live Together Better on a Changing Planet?” This  innovative mobile exhibit about climate change has been created by a group of students from the University of Erfurt, Germany, and is facilitated along with American students and other volunteers. Topics for “Reimagining” include Agriculture, Transportation, Food, Neighborhoods, Housing, Work, Fashion, Energy, Nature, Mental and Physical Health, and Social Justice. 

The team is committed to presenting a diverse array of perspectives and information for your benefit. They want to talk with local residents and invite visitors to engage with new perspectives about how we all might live in an altered climate. 

The mobile exhibit is part of a larger initiative to raise awareness and promote action on climate change. 

Check out their Facebook page to get a peek at the exhibit!



“Per our motto, TRACES projects “bring history to life!” by creating compelling events, with informative and inspiring content.

Per Spuren’s motto, our bi-cultural programs enable audiences a chance not only to “[re-]live history” but to “[re-]live [one’s own or others’] stories.” A word play, “Geschichte(n) leben” also means—roughly translated—we “bring history to life!” In this case, in Germanic culture, the phrase is an invitation both to experience history personally but also to find meaning in individual stories—including one’s own.**

In that spirit, we at TRACES and our sister organization in Germany, Spuren, offer the following stories as historical case studies, where the micro is a stand-in for the macro, where each individual’s own experiences are small pieces in a cosmic mosaic that, as a whole, reflect the collective human journey through time and space. By exploring history, we [re-]live what our ancestors experienced—and, by recording ours, at least in some modest way we might touch the lives of those who will follow us.”

AMEN St. Louis (A Ministry Embracing the Neighborhood) is a mission of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church.

First Sunday after the epiphany

The Baptism of the Lord

Ruling Elder Josh Smith will be leading us in worship this Sunday. Josh will be leading our Time for Growing Disciples and preaching the Sermon. The word is that other exciting events will take place as well. Don’t miss out on the Installation of our newly elected elders, Brian Heuckroth, Dena Roper, Avery Smith, Valery Welch and Christine Woodward. Thank you to Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers, (Pastor Alan, to all of us!) for coordinating worship leadership, moderating session meetings and working with the Worship and Christian Education Committee as we move forward into 2022.

We’re still worshiping virtually so sign into Zoom with code number 768 992 383 and our host will admit you! Last week we had some technical difficulties. Thanks for sticking around while we worked out the problems. In the future we hope to post technical difficulties to facebook so you know what’s up. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to follow/like us on facebook for up to date info.

Coming up this week is Wednesday Bible Study. The Oak Hill Book Club and Touchy Topic Book Club will discuss Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Book of Longings” Tuesday evening. Don’t forget our monthly session meeting Wednesday, January 12.

Josh, Avery, and Kim Smith – Christmas Eve 2021 at Oak Hill

First Sunday in Advent

Join us on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

The Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers will lead us in worship. We will be serving communion in a Covid safe manner with our tiny individual communion elements. Feel free to bring your own larger sized, easy to open communion elements. Folks at home are encouraged to join us with your own at home elements, which will be blessed virtually. The “Hanging of the Greens” will be happening. Don’t miss out!

We continue to offer a Zoom option to those who would prefer to worship remotely. If you’d like to join us remotely. Meeting ID: 768 992 383. (You can also call in, by phone, at 312-626-6799, then enter the same meeting ID.) 

Peanut Butter Sunday!

Girl Eating Peanut Butter Sandwich

January 6 is Peanut Butter Sunday at Oak Hill. We’ll be collecting peanut butter in plastic jars for Isaiah 58 Ministries during the Time For Young Disciples. You are certainly welcome to bring any food item from your pantry stash!

See you Sunday!

January 6 – Peanut Butter (plastic jar)

January 13 – Jelly (plastic jar)

January 21 – Pears (canned)

January 27 – Whole Grain Bread