Upcoming Events

March 21, 2021


Discuss “White Rage” on Oct. 23 with the Black Caucus Book Club

Join the Black Caucus (via zoom) Saturday Morning, October 23 from 10:30 a.m to noon, October 23 to discuss “White Rage” by Carol Andersen. This is an important and insightful book on race and racism. To receive the ZOOM link contact us at blackcaucus@fhcpresb.org. All people of goodwill are welcome.

Youth Group Trip to Cedar Point!

Burkina Faso 3 Updates

Issoufou, Idrissa, and Emmanuel have found many interests to keep them busy this summer. They have had numerous landscaping jobs with both members and friends of members of Forest Hill Church. With each new job they are gaining confidence in their use of the English language, at least in the area of gardening. They now […]

Allied Organizations

Heights Friends of Immigrants (HFOI) Heights Friends of Immigrants supports migrants and refugees locally in NE Ohio.  It provides education and takes action on various initiatives in defense and support of our immigrant sisters and brothers. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday evening of each month in rotation at St. Dominic Church, Forest Hill […]

Family Fun at Summer Splash

Thanks to the families (and spectators!) who came to our Summer Splash event on Saturday 7/24. We had a lot of fun!

Allied Organizations

InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) irtfcleveland.org The InterReligious Task Force on Central America brings together people from various faith and secular communities to act in solidarity with oppressed peoples in southern Mexico, Central America, and Colombia through consciousness-raising and direct consumer and political advocacy to build long-term structural change. HOLA Ohio holatoday.org HOLA Ohio is […]

How We Became A Sanctuary Church

During the first half of 2017, members of Forest Hill engaged Session and the Trustees around welcoming refugees and supporting non-citizen immigrants who live in our communities.  A dinner was held with US Together, an organization helping refugees.  A meeting was also held with representatives from HOLA Ohio, an organization based in Painesville that helps […]

Book Review — The Undocumented Americans

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is a non-fiction book profiling people who have paid a dear price for their pursuit of the American Dream. She graduated from Harvard and is pursuing her PhD at Yale. She struggles from mental illness. She reports her stories from the undocumented people she meets in 5 United […]

Book Reviews — Americanah

Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie is a work of fiction based on real life. There are several themes running throughout the novel: Race and Racism, Identity, Cultural Criticism, Romantic Love, Separation vs Connection. The characters are from Nigeria and are complex and well developed.  They come to America and the reader struggles with them as […]

The Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is working hard to fill the open positions for Elder, Deacon, and Elected Leader on all our ministries.  If you are interested in being considered or know of someone who might be, please let Ron Register, Barb Hansen, or one of the pastors know.  

It’s Time to SING!!!

Would you like to get back into singing? Are you eager to connect with singers and music-lovers from Forest Hill Church? The Chancel Choir is meeting weekly on Zoom! Join us for practice. Please email Ying at music@fhcpresb.org for information on how to access the Zoom meeting and download music. How can you keep from […]

2020 Annual Report

Read and/or download the 2020 Annual Report here 

Upcoming Events

Classes, Group Discussions, and Workshops for Fall, 2021

The Ministry of Adult Spiritual Growth seeks to support lifelong spiritual growth throughout our worshiping community by providing many diverse opportunities for learning and growing as Adult Christians. We are committed to expanding the number and types of our offerings according to the interests of our community members.

Discuss “White Rage” on Oct. 23 with the Black Caucus Book Club

Join the Black Caucus (via zoom) Saturday Morning, October 23 from 10:30 a.m to noon, October 23 to discuss “White Rage” by Carol Andersen. This is an important and insightful book on race and racism. To receive the ZOOM link contact us at blackcaucus@fhcpresb.org. All people of goodwill are welcome.

Sunday Morning Bible Study: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

This Fall’s Kerygma class will focus on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, a text that may seem familiar to us but that will surprise and challenge our faith assumptions as we look at Paul’s words more closely and thoughtfully.

Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living

How does faith develop? How do lives change? How do communities transform?   The process is a lifelong journey. Faith develops as we practice following what Jesus did, embodied, and taught. We learn to love God and others as we study the Bible both individually and within a group setting.

Theories of Liberation by and for Oppressed Women, and Beyond

Through lecture and dialogue, biblical narrative and academic discourse, prayer, and ritual, “Theories of Liberation by and for Oppressed Women”, examines fundamental principles of Womanist/Mujerista theologies to disclose implications for liberation and faith formation.

Bible and Bagels

Participants meet early in the morning for coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of the upcoming lectionary passage.

Saving Jesus Redux

Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left?  “Saving Jesus Redux is a 12-Session small group exploration of the credible Jesus for the third millennium.

The Underground Church:  Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus by Robin Meyers

The Underground Church proposes that the faithful recapture the spirit of the early church with its emphasis on what Christians do rather than what they believe. Robin Meyers proposes that the best way to recapture the spirit of the early Christian church is to recognize that Jesus-following was and must be again subversive in the best sense of the word because the gospel taken seriously turns the world upside down.

The Men’s Group – “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” by Richard Rohr

Men of the FHC congregation get together early in the morning for a lively group discussion.

Recent Events

Lenten Fellowship Zoom Movie Discussion: The Young Messiah ~ Wed Mar 17, @ 7pm

Sign up through the office to participate in our Zoom movie review of The Young Messiah, Wed Mar 17 @ 7pm. Watch the film on Netflix beforehand and then join your church friends in reflecting on the experience.

“The Story of Shuffle Along” Free for February

Karamu House and the Musical Theater Project are offering The Story of Shuffle Along online for free for the entire month of February! Register here to receive access to watch it free for the entire month. Member Treva Offutt collaborated on the show as both a performer and choreographer.

Maundy Thursday Service

Please join our Maundy Thursday Service on Zoom! Time: Apr 1, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85499936691 Meeting ID: 854 9993 6691 One tap mobile1-301-715-8592

One Great Hour of Sharing

This Lenten season, please give generously to One Great Hour of Sharing. One Great Hour of Sharing is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world by sharing God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. Click through for a video by member Danielle Cosgrove on the […]

Join the Talk about Reparations: a 5-part series ~ Sat Mar 27

Are reparations part of the solution to the seemingly intractable question of racial inequality? On Sat Mar 27, the Black Caucus will begin a 5-part series of ZOOM discussions on this prickly question. All are invited and encouraged to attend. The 1st meeting will focus on the Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution; the slave […]

Huge Online Jam Sale for Camp Lilac

Help Camp Lilac, a camp for transgender youth supported by FHC, by purchasing Ann Williams’ homemade jams online at Grandma Makes Stuff, by phone (216) 470-0074 or email. Sale prices for Blueberry, Cherry, Pear-Spice, Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tropical Fruit jams; Apple Butter (small only); Apricot-Ginger Spread; & Grape Jelly: Prices: $3 – Small 8 […]

Spring 2021 Adult Ed Offerings

Two new Adult Ed offerings are coming up. The 1st, from Mar 14-28, will focus on the parables about plants and growth in the Book of Luke, and will be led by Pat Jenkins & Ann Williams. The 2nd, from Apr 11-May 23, will explore ways to pray focused on the Lord’s Prayer. Two groups […]

Black Caucus-Racial Inequality/Reparations Series Saturday, May 22, 10:30AM-12:00PM

This series is includes presentations and small group discussions on the history of racial inequality in this nation and lays the foundation for consideration of appropriate reparations. The discussion resumes with a focus on the period of time from the Civil Rights Movement up to the present day. Send an email to BlackCaucus@FHCpresb.org to receive […]

Black Caucus Book Club – The Color of Compromise, Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

All are invited to join a discussion of “The Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby, on Saturday, June 5, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. In this book, the author writes about the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. He presents a historical survey of the role of race in American Christianity, […]

Black Caucus Online Book Club Choices Announced

All are invited to join our Black Caucus Book Club discussions. Register with office to receive Zoom info for the April discussion of Toni Morrison’s The Origin of Others, & in June: Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise.

Family Summer Splash is July 24th!

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 […]

Youth Group Trip to Cedar Point is Aug 21st!

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