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Christmas Eve Services

December 16, 2022 Antoinette Richardson

Dear Friends, 

The Staff of Forest Hill Church and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! We are blessed to be part of this great congregation. Your commitment to worship, to learning, to hospitality and to both the inner work of prayer and the outer work of justice give testimony to your faith, hope and love. 

May you find a peace that passes all our understanding; a joy that lifts your spirit, a love that carries you through difficult moments. Remember that Christ was born.  He knows the fullness of life, the moments of bliss and the moments of pain. May we all be mindful of others this season.   

I hope you will be able to join us at one of the Christmas Eve services at 5:00 and 11:00.  The early service will be for all ages, with a special focus on the children. The late service will be our community service featuring Eligie!  If 11:00 is too late for you, make sure to tell your friends about it.  

We will be worshiping on Christmas Day at 11:00.  Come casually. We will sing hymns, read scripture, say our prayers and then head home!  

God bless you this Christmas season!  Christ is born!  ~John 

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Youth Group Reaches New Heights!

October 26, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Forest Hill Youth Group members (and three brave adults) had fun climbing at Shaker Rocks on Sunday Oct 24!

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Youth Group Trip to Cedar Point is Aug 21st!

July 16, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Youth Group members (6th-12th grade) are invited to spend the day together at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky on Saturday, Aug. 21. Cost of admission is $25 per person, a substantial discount thanks to group rates and funds from FHC! (Youth are also responsible for the cost of food and misc. expenses.) FHC parents and adult leaders will provide transportation and will be at the park with our group. Watch your email for more details and a reservation form. Payment ($25) is due at the end of July to secure your spot. Contact Amy Wheatley ce@fhcpresb.org for info or ?’s. Please join us for a great day at “America’s Roller Coast!”

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Family Summer Splash is July 24th!

July 16, 2021 Amy Wheatley

You’re invited to our FAMILY SUMMER SPLASH event on Saturday, July 24th from 1pm – 3:30pm on the church lawn. There will be WATER FUN for children of all ages, including a 28-ft inflatable Slip ‘n Slide! We’ll also have water balloons, kiddie pools, a sponge run, spray bottle tag, water painting, and a rubber duckie race. Bring your friends, grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews – everyone’s welcome! Wear your bathing suit and bring a beach towel -OR- bring a chair and stay dry while enjoying the fun from a distance! Contact Amy Wheatley, ce@fhcpresb.org for info or ?’s.
Please note: Our Safe Sanctuary policy requires adults/caregivers to remain at this event to supervise their children.

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Families Enjoy Outdoor Worship

July 1, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Families enjoyed our first outdoor, in-person worship gathering on Sunday, June 27. Youth group members worshipped with the congregation in the courtyard, while parents and younger children enjoyed activities on the playground.

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Congrats to FHC Grads!

July 1, 2021 Amy Wheatley

In June, we recognized recent graduates who are part of our Forest Hill church family. Watch a video celebrating these wonderful young people here:

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Celebrating Community at Pentecost

July 1, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Thirty parents, children and youth gathered outdoors at the church on Sunday, May 23 to celebrate Pentecost. Youth group teens helped dramatize the Pentecost story for the younger children. We heard how God’s spirit came to Jesus’ followers like a mighty wind and enabled them to tell people from different lands about God’s love. We learned that all were welcome in this new community of people who lived together, ate together, prayed together, and shared all that they had with one another. We concluded our celebration with cupcakes, bubbles and play with friends!

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Easter Alleluias!

April 8, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Joyful proclamations of “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!” called us to worship on Easter Sunday. Thank you to the Hall/Fay, Offutt Decker, Webster, and Miller families, along with Emma Haas, Antoinette Richardson, Emmanuel Sabo and Doris Allen for helping us experience the good news of Easter. To see the entire Call to Worship, check out the recorded worship service. See the Miller’s “Alleluia” here!

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Easter Gifts for Families

April 8, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Families of children and youth received an Easter gift, delivered to their homes, from the Family, Youth and Children’s Ministry. The butterfly-themed gift bags contained reminders of new life, including milkweed seeds to plant (they attract butterflies!) eggs with Easter messages, coloring sheets and of course, chocolate!

Easter Gift Bag for FHC Families
Members of the Delivery Crew getting ready to hit the road with gifts for families!

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First Day of Spring Family Fling!

April 8, 2021 Amy Wheatley

Twenty seven parents, children and youth gathered in our outdoor courtyard on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 21st. Families were joined by members of the Family, Youth and Children (FYC) ministry, and the pastors, musicians and A/V team stopped by to say “hi” on their way to worship. Adults re-connected in conversation, teens played spirited games of cornhole and the younger children ran, climbed and laughed together on the playground. We all enjoyed the warm sunny weather and a few dozen sprinkle donuts! Here are some photos of the fun!

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