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We are hosting a Blood Drive on Sun. Dec. 22 from 12:15–5:15pm in South Hall. If you’re in good health, make an appointment online at RedCrossBlood by typing FHC in the red Sponsor block at the top of the page. The Drive is open to the public, so ask your friends to join you at church Dec. 22 and give the gift of life! Contact Rob Reynolds with questions.
The Abundance Food Pantry needs toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, games, children’s books, crayons, wrapping paper, Christmas decorations, and reusable bags for its holiday gift shop. These can be your own used items, Goodwill items, or dollar store items. Our guests will wrap them. Please put your items in the box marked “Pantry Gift Items” on the Fellowship Hall stage.
Cash donations are being collected to to give gloves and small Christmas gifts to 57 children at Our Family Home Center in East. Cleveland. Visit the table in Fellowship Hall to place your donation in the box. For more info, contact Jennifer Blakeney, AJah Hales, or Jessica Kelley.
Dec. 8: Spiritual and psychological implications of Advent
Dec. 15: Advent in the Bible: Panel discussion of the lectionary texts
Dec. 22: Music of Advent, both old and new
Dec. 29: Christmas Celebration! Breakfast for the entire church family. Main dish provided, bring a sweet treat to share.
Contact Pat Seeders with questions or for more info.
The 29th annual Homeless Stand Down will be Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 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, email Jack Breisch , but be quick as he can only take 20 volunteers. For more info and to see other ways to volunteer, go to handsonneo.org/homelessstanddown
Reconnecting with God’s Creation is a Small Plate offering by the Education and Spiritual Formation Ministry that will meet Sundays from 4 – 6pm, Mar. 15 to June 7.* If you are interested in readings, mixed media presentations, small group discussion, and field trips that will help you more clearly understand the deep connections between humans and nature, contact Kemp Jaycox or Steve Sedam and explore our responsibility as Christians to care
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.
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
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
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