March 21, 2021
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Back in July 2020, in the thick of the pandemic, book clubs from Forest Hill Church (FHC) started meeting, via Zoom, to read and discuss Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, catalyzed by the Race Action Network, worked with leaders in our own congregation including Ajah Hales, Marcie […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to access the Zoom meeting and download music. How can you keep from […]
Read and/or download the 2020 Annual Report here
Books Banaji, Mahzarin R. & Anthony G. Greenwald. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. Bantam, Reprint 2016. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States. Rowman & LIttlefield, 2010. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Conwill, Kinshasha Holman. Dream A World […]
Forest Hill spreads love to families for Valentine’s Day
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 […]
The 7th annual Evening of African-American Music concert celebrating black artists, composers, and songs will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page Sun. Feb. 28 @ 7:30pm. Presented by our Black History Education Committee, the concert will feature Caleb Wright, the Alexander Wright ensemble & The Collective,
The Music Discernment Committee has been formed by Session to envision the future for the music program of Forest Hill Church. Our mission is to discern the best course forward for the ministry of music, through careful deliberation and with God’s grace. We recognize that music is meaningful for all who participate in worship. It […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 10, 10:30 to noon continued discussion on racial inequality and reparations. Topic on the 24th: Civil War, Reconstruction & the Birth of White Terrorism. Contact the Black Caucus (email@example.com) or the church office to register.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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
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 […]