Forest Hill Presbyterian Church is a progressive, open and affirming community that is:
Christ-centered, inclusive, welcoming all levels of belief
Introducing our new Co-Pastor: Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines!
We are excited and honored to introduce Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines, the pastor joining Rev. Lentz as we move to our new co-pastor minister model.
The church called Rev. Goines, after an extensive national search, to share equally in leading Forest Hill Church further along the path of restorative justice. The co-pastor model reflects the church’s mission and vision as a church where all of God’s children are heard, seen, exalted and equal.
Rev. Goines has led the historic multicultural St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Marin City, California since 1995. She earned a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 2017, a Master of Divinity Degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1995, and a diploma in Pastoral Counseling from SFTS. She is also certified in basic and advanced Clinical Pastoral Education at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Dublin, and at Stanford University Hospital.
In addition to experience as an Associate Pastor, a chaplain to incarcerated youth and adults, and a hospital chaplain, Rev. Goines has held various positions in the local, regional, and national bodies of the Presbyterian Church, USA. She is Affiliate Faculty of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and preaches, teaches, and keynotes at local, regional, and national levels of the Presbyterian Church, and more.
Forest Hill Church awaits the arrival of this published writer, poet, and avid outdoors-woman with great excitement and looks forward to sharing her gifts with the greater community.
Rev. Goines arrives Dec. 31 and will join Rev. Lentz in leading worship on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2019.
We are a Sanctuary church
All are welcome at the Pacesetters (40s – 60s +) Christmas Party, including adult children, as we welcome the season at the home of Chris and Dave Bell. No gifts. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and an item or two for the food pantry. Soft drinks/coffee provided; BYOB. RSVPs not necessary.
Join us Thursday afternoons from 4-4:45pm at the ICE Field Office (925 Keynote Drive, Brooklyn Hts) as we stand vigil against the inhumane treatment of immigrants. Members and clergy from participating organizations will lead us in prayer for those detained and deported. All are welcome. To carpool from church, email Sharon Shumaker.
The 2019 Homeless Stand Down happens Sat. Jan. 12—and once again volunteers from Forest Hill will serve as personal shoppers for the morning shift. Volunteers will attend a brief training session at church, and afterwards enjoy a fellowship lunch at Nighttown. To sign up, you have to email Jack Breisch…and he can only take 20 volunteers.
Three Kerygma classes will be offered during our Winter study of the Book of Revelation. Sundays at 9:30am, Laury Larsen and Pat Jenkins will lead one class with Tom Zych and Kathryn Eloff leading a second. A third class will be offered at 7pm on Monday evenings by Ann and Peter Williams. Dr. Timothy Beal, author of The Book of Revelation: A Biography, will be a guest speaker.
Put yourself on the map of Forest Hill Church. Fill out the Forest Hill Church Gifts, Skills, and Passions Questionnaire online and grab hold of the opportunities your faith community presents. Faith matters…you matter!
Several women meet at church each month to pack boxes of cookies, books and toiletries to send to deployed men and women. Please send the names and addresses of any folks you may know who are serving overseas to Doris Bartlett or Nancy Burcham.