Forest Hill Presbyterian Church is a progressive, open and affirming community that is:
EASTER AND HOLY WEEK
Maundy Thursday April 18
6:00pm Community supper
7:00pm Tenebrae worship service of shadow
Good Friday April 19
Noon to 3:00pm Ecumenical community worship at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights–a service focusing on the last 7 words of Christ. Rev. Goines will give a homily on the 4th word at approximately 1:30pm.
Holy Saturday April 20
7:30pm Vigil and baptism beginning with outdoor watchfire
EASTER Sunday April 21
9:00am Worship with communion in our Chapel
10:00am Easter Egg hunt and activities for children
11:00am Worship with communion in our Sanctuary followed by community singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah
Introducing our new Co-Pastor:
Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines!
We are excited and honored to introduce Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines as our new Co-Pastor alongside Rev. Dr. John Lentz. Learn more about our staff here.
We are a Sanctuary church
The Forest Hill softball team is looking for its next generation of players. From the last week in April through the last weekend of July, they play other churches on Sunday afternoons across the street at Forest Hill Park. They need a handful or more of new players to join the team. Members, visitors, friends, or family ages 16 and over should email Jason Hidek if interested.
A Small Group Pilot Program is beginning with 3 small groups meeting at 3 different times during the week. Each provides an opportunity to grow in faith with fellow Forest Hill Church friends. Current offerings are listed below. To sign up for a group, email the group leader listed for the small group that interests you. Requested commitment: five meetings. To start an additional group, please email Lisa Koops. read more »
You’re invited to join the Pacesetters for a docent-led history tour of Lakeview Cemetery on Sat. Apr. 27. Lolly the Trolley will pick you up in the church parking at 9:30am sharp. The 2.5 hour trolley ride and tour costs $25. Email RSVPs to Sheryl Dugard or Deborah Erwin and get ready to see: read more »
On May 4, from 9 am- noon, come Play in the Dirt!!! Spring work day is approaching! We will spread mulch, take down storms, wash windows, and put up screens to let in the breezes of summer!!! Forest Hill Church needs you!! Childcare and bagels are available. Please email Ann Donkin with questions.
Please join us on Sun. May 5 @ 4pm as we celebrate and witness the installation of Rev. Dr. Veronica R. Goines as Co-Pastor of Forest Hill Church. The service of installation is a joyful celebration not only of Rev. Goines ministry among us but of three years of discernment, and a new beginning to the unfolding of God’s new thing in and through Forest Hill Church.
You are invited to join The Group at the Khoury’s home @6:30pm, Sat. May 11 to plan next year’s activities and enjoy a potluck dinner. Fresh ideas and new friends are always welcome. Bring an appetizer, dessert, or salad to share, as well as brochures or ideas for events. E-mail Zivile Khoury or Cathy Ghiandoni for food assignment.
Please join us on Sun. May 19 @12:30pm for a reception honoring and celebrating the first recipient of the Ron Register Scholarship Fund at Forest Hill Church. The Scholarship was established in honor of Elder Ron Register for his numerous contributions to “the world as it should be;” his compassion and selfless dedication to justice, racial equity, and inclusion; and his steadfast commitment for over 16 years to quality public education for all students. read more »
The youth will lead a “More Light Teach-In” @9:30am on Sun. May 19 for all who are interested in discussing how God has been leading our congregation in the mission of More Light. From that discussion, the youth hope to form an intergenerational task force and ask Session to officially vote to become a More Light Church at their May 22 meeting. Come and see!
All women of the church are invited to join the Iris Circle for Bible study and a potluck lunch on Tues. May 21, at noon in Bodwell Hall. Bring whatever you want! Come and join them for an enlightening afternoon.
In May a smorgasbord of Adult Education programs will be offered. On May 5, a program on Camp Lilac will be presented by Ann Williams. Earth Day will be celebrated and discussed on May 12. On May 19, our youth will lead a discussion on More Light Presbyterians. And on May 26, Rev. Lentz will discuss Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity. All programs begin at 9:30am.