Come and see!
Forest Hill celebrates Black History Month with gusto! We hope to see you at one or all of these exciting events:
Sunday, Feb. 4 Visit a Black-Owned Restaurant Weekend
As an expression of financial justice, we encourage everyone to eat at a Black-owned restaurant or use a Black-owned caterer or deli for their Super-Bowl parties. Start with our list of more than 60 Black-owned restaurants and caterers.
Sunday, Feb. 11, 12:30pm The Honorable Janine Boyd, State Representative, Ohio District 9
Representative Janine Boyd will speak with us about what Melissa Harris-Perry in Sister Citizen calls “standing straight in a crooked room”, i.e., living as a Black woman who is claiming her own power. A light luncheon will be served.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 6:30pm Annual Forest Hill Church Gospel Concert
This year’s concert will feature music by the professional Black sacred music ensemble “Spiritual Gifts.” 6:00pm – light refreshments; 6:30pm – concert
Sunday, Feb. 25, 12:30pm Annual Soul Food Luncheon and Book Discussion of Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry
Join us for soul food in the Afro-Caribbean tradition, and a lively, facilitated discussion of Sister Citizen and what we can do to help straighten the walls of the crooked room we live in.
The Sanctuary Movement
The capstone of this year’s Black History Month — Black Women of Excellence: I, too, am America — is our Annual Soul Food Luncheon followed by a discussion of Melissa Harris-Perry’s book, Sister Citizen. Join us Sun. Feb. 25 @ 12:30pm for soul food and a lively, facilitated discussion of what we can do to straighten the walls of the crooked room we live in.
This year’s Soul Food Luncheon will feature African and Caribbean food. The Black History Team will provide chicken, ham, beef, and a vegetarian bean dish. Sign up to bring a salad, vegetable, side dish, condiment, bread, or dessert that fits the theme. Start perusing your recipes and use the SignUpGenius link in the weekly email, or see Ann Williams in Fellowship Hall after worship.
SHOES NEEDED: HOLA is planning a silent protest on March 10 to emphasize what’s at stake if Congress doesn’t pass the Dream Act this year. To do this theatrical activity, they are collecting shoes. If you have old shoes you can donate (they will later be given to charity), please bring them to Forest Hill Church and leave them in the SHOE box on the stage.
Explore our call to justice at 2 all-church dinners. Mar. 2 will focus on becoming the beloved community. How does our prayer life reflect this vision and what keeps us working towards this goal? Mar. 16–will focus on action and opportunities. Learn about direct service, organizing, and advocacy, how to balance of these methods, and avoid common pitfalls Reservations req.–free-will offering collected. Sign up here.
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!
Did you know your groceries can help raise funds for the youth summer mission trip? When you purchase a gift card for Giant Eagle, Dave’s, Zagara’s and Heinen’s through Forest Hill Church, you get the full amount to spend at the store and support the youth as well! Bring cash or a check to Fellowship Hall after worship to purchase your gift card.