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The Sanctuary Movement
On Sept. 12, we announced our commitment to provide sanctuary to a law-abiding Akron mother of four threatened with deportation. – housing, caring for, and supporting her inside the church – until she can return to her home without threat of deportation. A description of our Sanctuary ministry can be found here.
To volunteer time or energy to this ministry, email email@example.com. To financially support the cost of our guest’s shelter, cash or checks payable to Forest Hill Church, marked Sanctuary Movement, or given online through Paypal with Sanctuary Movement in the “Add special instructions to seller” field, are gratefully accepted.
It’s that time again! The Fall Workday will be on Saturday, Oct.21
from 9:00am to 12 noon. Come build community while caring for our building and grounds. This church, and its upkeep, belong to ALL of us!
Music directors Anne Wilson (Forest Hill Church) and Amanda Powell (Disciples Christian Church) have teamed up to present 3 Community Sings. The next one–Beer ‘n Hymns at the BottleHouse Brewery–is Sun. Oct. 22 at 6:30pm. It’s free, fun, and appropriate for all ages.
Renewing our Commitment to Nonviolence with Christian Peacemaker Teams and Sarah Thompson ~ Sun. Oct. 29 @ 4:00pm
The Justice and Mission Ministry invites you to an interactive presentation on nonviolence with Sarah Thompson, Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), at 4:00 pm on Sun. Oct. 29. We’ll hear how CPT intervenes in oppressive conflict read more »
Don’t miss worship on Sun. Oct. 29 as we observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. A brass quartet will lead our robust hymn-singing. Pathways children will start in the service and then be dismissed to Bodwell Hall for a special lesson focusing on Martin Luther and the Reformation.
Join our collaborative book study with Olivet Institutional Baptist and St. Paul’s Episcopal, discussing The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We meet on 2 more Wed. evenings: Nov. 1 and Dec. 6. The Nov. 1 session is at St. Paul’s Church in Cleve. Hts. at 6:30 pm. A light supper will be served. read more »
Several of our younger members are appearing in school productions the weekend of Nov. 2-5. Grant Heineman, Garrett Vandall and Chip Vandall are in Heights High’s Shrek the Musical; and Ian Zych is playing the lead role of Peter in Hawken School’s Peter and the Star Catcher. read more »
The Group is going to Heights High’s Shrek: The Musical on Sun. Nov. 5 @ 4pm. To join them, click here for tickets or call ShowTix, the ticketing agency handling sales, at 866-967-8167. Email Cathy Ghiandoni for post-show dinner reservations at Anatolia Café.
All women of the church are invited to join Iris Circle, Tues. Nov. 14 @ 11:00am, as they make Holiday Angel Tree ornaments and CARE packages for members facing their first college exams (all supplies provided–they just need helping hands.) RSVP to Cathy Ghiandoni by Fri. Nov. 10 for $7 bag lunch (choice of turkey or roast beef sandwiches by Don Ghiandoni.)
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 check to Fellowship Hall after worship to purchase your gift card.
Mark your calendars now for our annual fair trade bazaar, Sun. Dec. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. New this year: low-cost items so children can shop for their friends and family. Featuring fair trade vendors as well as local artists and craftspeople, this year’s read more »