YOU are a Beloved Child of God!
If it’s been a while since anyone called you beloved, come see how true it is at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. No matter where you are on your faith journey, you’ll be accepted and welcomed here as a beloved child of God. Whether you are certain of your beliefs or full of doubt, curious about Christianity or looking for a place to belong and serve, there’s a place for you here. We’re a caring community with members devoted to lifelong learning, spiritual growth and social justice. Our progressive, inclusive, open and affirming community exists to:
Installation of our new Co-Pastor:
Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines!
The Installation of Rev. Dr. Veronica R. Goines as our Co-Pastor on May 5 was a joyful celebration not only of her ministry but of the historic new beginning to the unfolding of God’s “new thing” in and through Forest Hill Church. An abridged audio file of the service may be heard here.
We are a Sanctuary church,
working for immigration reform and fighting unjust deportation (Learn more here),
IRIS CIRCLE (all women of the church): Join us for a potluck and afternoon by the lake at Kathy Hanna-Stauffer’s cottage, Thur. Aug. 22. Bring a dish to share. Lunch at noon; stay as long as you like. RSVP to Kathy especially if you need directions, or need to arrange a carpool.
Justice and Mission will present their work with GCC’s “Do Not Stand Idly By” project after worship on Sun. Aug. 25. They will be joined by members from a coalition of persons of faith from various northeast Ohio faith communities created in wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. Don’t miss this chance to educate yourself on the largest problem our country faces.
Adult Ed kicks off this fall with a Kerygma study of Job. Registration begins Aug. 4 and every Sunday after worship until the study starts 9:30am on Sept. 8. Books available for $18.00. Stop by and register with Pat Seeders at the entrance of South Hall.
Please register for the 2019-20 Family, Youth, and Children program year at: bit.ly/Registration2019-20.
If you’re interested in becoming part of our church community, our next Exploring Membership Classes will be offered Sundays, Sept. 22 & 29 in Bodwell Hall from 12:30-2:00 pm. Light lunch provided, childcare available upon request. Those who choose to join will do so on October 6. To attend, email Diana Woodbridge or the church office.
If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or even fleece-tying baby blankets, consider donating to the Deacons’ ministry that gives each infant born in our congregation a lovingly-made blanket as a welcome to our church family. Email Deacon Chris Bell to learn how to knit or for some of our donated yarn. If you have blankets to donate, leave them in our Volunteer Office. And thank you for helping us wrap those little ones in colorful warmth.
Each Sunday a different lay person leads the Call to Worship and reads the scripture lessons. If you’ve wondered whether you can be a Lay Reader, contact Linda Martin to let her know of your interest. Whether you’ve been a Lay Reader and wish to continue or want to try it for the first time, she can answer your questions and go over the readings with you until you feel comfortable reading in front of the congregation.
As part of their mission of helping furnish apartments for families ready to move into permanent housing, Family Promise needs furniture, kitchen supplies, and linens. If you’re moving or anticipating a move, here’s how to donate furniture & other items to Family Promise: read more »
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.
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!