GCC Canvassing Continues This Saturday, the 26th

June 22, 2021 Antoinette Richardson

This Saturday, June 26, we will be canvassing in the Fairfax neighborhood to talk with residents about voting and vaccines and catalog vacant houses. Once again, we are looking for 30 volunteers to help us dialog with the residents of a key East Side Cleveland neighborhood. Here are the canvass details:

When: Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm 
Meet at: St. John Baptist Church, 2300 E 100th Street, Cleveland, 44106

The first hour will be a training session for canvassers, so please arrive at 9:30am.

Sign up by filling out this form:


If you have any questions, contact DeAnna DeForest, GCC’s Canvassing Coordinator, at

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Upcoming Book Study

May 27, 2021 Antoinette Richardson

Julie Lustic, Vikki Nowak, Melanie Alban, Linda Martin, Danielle Cosgrove, and Lisa Vahey read and discussed Me and White Supremacy together this past year. We have continued to meet in our small group and are currently reading and discussing The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. We wanted to offer another opportunity for anyone who would like to have conversations about Me and White Supremacy.

We are inviting all of you, if you are interested, to join us in our upcoming book study of Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. The book study includes reading, written reflection, conversations and prayer in a small learning community (online, via Zoom).

9:30-10:30 am, Sunday mornings July 11 and July 25; August 8 and August 22

If you are interested, you can paste the link below and sign up in Google docs.


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Reconnecting to Creation 2021 ~ Sundays, 4 – 5:30pm, Mar 14 – Jun 6

March 14, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Kemp Jaycox and Stephen Sedam reprise their “Reconnecting to God’s Creation” course Sundays, from 4-5:30pm via Zoom, Mar 14 – Jun 6. Explore the wonder of the natural world on a spiritual level, awaken to the power of its healing, and become more responsible as Read the rest of this entry »

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Marking a Year of COVID-19

March 10, 2021 Amy Wheatley

This week marks one year of COVID-19 in our community. Here’s a prayer that may help your family reflect on the past year. Share some of the feelings you’ve experienced and name some sources of strength and grace you’ve discovered. How have you felt God’s presence in your lives?

Wonder Worker,
In this year when everything changed,
when we felt worried and weary,
when we wailed and we wondered, you
gave us a promise…..
Nothing can separate us from your love.
And nothing will be wasted.
With you at work, light, live,
love, and liberation, always
win. Amen.
(Illustrated Ministry, LLC. 2021)

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Battle for Democracy with GCC ~ Tues. Mar. 9 @ 6pm

March 9, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Battle for Democracy is GCC’s continuous campaign against the barriers to voting that lead to voter suppression, depression, and regression in our region. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting here and receive a confirmation email with info on how to join the meeting.

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Re-Imagining The Eucharist: Ritual, Presence, and Mystery ~ Sun. Feb. 21 – Sun. Mar. 7, 9:30am

March 7, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Please join our 2021 Lenten 3-week 9:30am Adult Ed class Sun. Feb. 21 through Mar. 7 as we continue the 2020 Lenten series interrupted by the pandemic. Tom Zych will lead this Zoom series exploring the origins, meaning, history, and power of our communal feast.  The class is open to all, members and guests alike. Sign up with Tom Zych here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Soul Food Potluck TO GO! ~ Sunday, Feb. 28

February 24, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

You can still enjoy our 10th Annual Soul Food Potluck! On Sun. Feb. 28, enjoy our Soul Food Potluck TO-GO! $10 buys your choice of meats, 3 sides, and homemade cornbread, or add a dessert for just $5 more. Local community chefs and Black-owned restaurants will provide food. Pay through Breeze, by check, or with cash (exact change only) no later than Mon. Feb. 22Sign up for food orders here.

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Making Racism a Solvable Problem ~ TED Talk and discussion Mon. Feb 22 @ 7pm

February 22, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Help us build our racial equity knowledge as we  watch short, engaging TED Talks full of meaningful content to discuss together. ALL ARE WELCOME. The next session is scheduled for  Mon, Feb 22 from 7 – 8:15pm via Zoom. Sign up here to receive an email with links Read the rest of this entry »

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Lent 2021: A Season of Remorse, Repentance & Redemption

February 17, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Covid-19 may keep us from being together in person, but it will not stop us from joining together in fellowship this Lenten season. Join us on Wed. Feb. 17 at  7pm for Camp Meeting, a Zoom service of community lament. We invite you to offer an expression of confession, need, angst, hope, joy: perhaps a song, a poem, or just the groaning of the spirit. You can prepare or just let the spirit lead you in the moment. Call the church office to sign up.

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Curious about Forest Hill Church? Come and See: Sun. Feb. 7 & Sun. Feb. 14, 12:30-2pm by Zoom

February 7, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

Want to learn more about Forest Hill Church? Sign up below for our pressure-free, virtual Exploring Membership classes Sun Feb 7 & Sun Feb 14 from 12:30-2 pm. Learn about our vision, history, Read the rest of this entry »

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