The 10th Mary Magdalene Celebration is a Gospel Song Fest! Music is the vehicle for Message; Spoken Word, the Transition. We welcome Rev Dr Susan Smith and her Crazy Faith Freedom Choir. They will lead us in a Gospel Mary Magdalene Celebration. In addition to many gospel-inspired anthems, the congregation will raise its voice in song throughout the service! The art of Jan Richardson is featured throughout. A Light Supper of soup, salad, fruit and cookies follows. Suggested donation is $10.00.
Advance registration is encouraged and required to receive free childcare during the Celebration. Contact Susan Kinzer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-451-1835, to make your reservation. Please make your reservations now so we will know how much food to prepare.
The Mary Magdalene Celebration is a community event which allows us at North to welcome and meet people from the greater Columbus area. Please invite family, friends, and neighbors! All are welcome!
Jan Richardson: Featured Artist for Mary Magdalene
Jan Richardson who lives in Florida is the Featured Artist for the month of July and for the Mary Magdalene Celebration. Jan’s art and poetry will be displayed on the Art Wall for the month of July. On Sunday July 3rd and 10th, some of Jan’s art will be on video display in the Narthex before and after worship. Please stop by to see her art! Jan’s art will be featured throughout the Mary Magdalene Service on the 16th. We hope you enjoy Jan’s work!
Jan Richardson, an artist, writer, and United Methodist minister, is known for the distinctive intertwining of her words and images, which can be found in her books, online blogs, and web site (janrichardson.com). She frequently collaborated with her husband singer/songwriter Garrison Doles until his sudden death in 2013. Her books include Circle of Grace, In Wisdom’s Path, and In the Sanctuary of Women. We are pleased to feature Artist Jan Richardson during the month of July!
Our Whole Lives is the human sexuality course jointly developed by the UCC and the Unitarian Universalists.
Our congregation hosted a training for church educators at North on June 20-22. The program was a joint venture with the Unitarian Universalists. The program trained young people to explore the question of who they are, including aspects of sexuality. The OWL program provides age-appropriate materials and discussions for elementary students, Junior/Senior high school students, and young adults.
All visitors interested in joining or learning about North Church are invited to the Covenant Class being held April 17 and May 1 and 8, 2016.
Lunch will be served immediately following the 10:30 am worship service in the Fellowship Hall, and the class will conclude by 2:30 pm. Child care will be provided upon request.
Please let Pastor Eric know of your interest. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
- Welcome Columbus,
- Stop the violence, and
- Jobs and Economic opportunities
available on the Justice Table in the narthex.
Water. Refugees. Disasters.
One of the many ways that OGHS donations help those most in need.
Fiesta Dinner! Saturday, February 13, at 5:30 pm, make a reservation!
Join us for a fun and informative evening about Nicaragua Project Chacocente at
North Congregational UCC, 2040 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus.
The event helps send the North Church Team to Nicaragua this June 8–17, 2016 where they will work in partnership with the families of Chacocente. Suggested donation of $10 per person. Eat food typical of Nicaragua; learn about Nicaragua from Rev. John Cramton. For reservations, contact Susan Kinzer 614-451-1835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If the current weather makes you cold, think warm – the current daytime temperature in Managua, Nicaragua, is 88 degrees. So use your imagination and join us for a warm-hearted evening to support the Mission Team who will travel to Project Chacocente June 8-17, 2016!
The Fiesta Dinner will include wonderful food typical of Nicaragua, warm fellowship, and an entertaining and informative program led by John Cramton. Groups from North Church have traveled to Project Chacocente in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, so many long term friendships have developed. Project Chacocente is a remarkable program that has changed the lives of families who once lived on the Managua dump. Now 8 families own their own homes which they built, they have a school for 152 children (theirs as well as many others in the neighborhood), residents know how to read and write, they have gained skills and have learned to work together. The school has grown each year till it offers pre-school through grade 11, which is the final grade in Nicaragua. A full day (rather than a half day with 50 kids in the class typical of Nicaragua public school) includes computers, English, physical education, and the culture and arts of Nicaragua. Kim Heimlich and Chris Isaacs are team leaders for the Mission Trip.
Make your reservations for the Fiesta Dinner on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Contact Susan Kinzer, email@example.com or 614-451-1835, by Monday, February 8. The suggested donation is $10 per person which will help underwrite team expenses for the Mission Trip.
from Joyce Oyler, Pastoral Intern
It’s that time of year! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Advent begins 3 days later! This time of year invites us to stop, acknowledge and name the many blessings we have in our lives and the multitudes of things for which we are thankful. In the life of North Church, many of us started that process a few weeks ago at the Family Retreat. We traveled to beautiful Pilgrim Hills, a facility we are blessed to be able to claim as our own through our covenantal relationship with the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ. We enjoyed great weather, loving company, nourishing food, challenging conversations, laughter, tears, and meaningful worship. And our theme was An Attitude of Gratitude.
One thing I’ve observed since I started as your Pastoral Intern is that an attitude of gratitude is an ingrained component of the culture here at North. Folks are genuinely appreciative of all the many blessings that abound here and are good at letting each other know that!
From expressing gratitude for the musical offerings of the Choir, to appreciating the people who stepped up and filled in slots for selling pumpkins. From recognizing the gift of food to eat, to extending that same gift to others through helping with the Y meal. From gratefully receiving the gift of time and talent in a Friday night offering on end of life issues to gratefully sharing conversations on forgiveness during WEBS. This congregation gladly offers itself to each other in many varied ways, and the gifts are graciously received and recognized with gratitude.
As we move into our season of Advent, may we keep a grateful heart, remembering those less fortunate than us, those who are not able to be with loved ones, and those who feel they have no reason to celebrate this season. May we maintain our attitude of gratitude, expressing our thanks for the many blessings we are privileged to experience.
Thanks be to God!
Hundreds gathered together at Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday, November 16th for the B.R.E.A.D. Annual Assembly. We heard an exciting update from the C.E.O. of the A.D.A.M.H. Board, David Royer, on our “Care, Not Crisis!” campaign that has won 3 new community treatment teams and an accredited clubhouse that will help people with mental illness find the care they need! The Director of Public Safety, George Speaks, heard our cries that “The Violence Must Stop!” and came to give an update on the implementation of the C.I.R.V. program. We also celebrated that we’ve raised over $100,000 in the Investment Drive, saw 2 new groups become members of B.R.E.A.D. (St. Christopher Catholic Church + Capital University’s S.L.I.C.E.), and we installed new officers for 2016. After our congregation caucuses, we announced that the new community problem that we’ll tackle in 2016 is… Jobs & Economic Opportunity! Visit the B.R.E.A.D. Facebook page for more information.
ST . JOHN ’ S EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
59 E. MOUND ST . COLUMBUS , OH 43215
Welcome everyone to the ONA Outreach Team’s 6th annual No One Alone for the Holidays Thanksgiving dinner. This dinner was designed to give those who have no one, and nowhere, to enjoy the holiday an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving with warm, caring and welcoming Christians. The meal is absolutely free. Donated side dishes are always welcomed but not required.
our places of worship out into the worlds of chance and choice. Movies, when they encourage this kind of reflection, can be part of our ongoing worship life.“
November 14, 7 p.m. at St. Paul UCC, 225 E. Gates St, Columbus, 43206
with overflow parking at St. Leo’s church, just 1 block south at 221 Hanford.
We have a new sponsor this year, WCBE 90.5 FM.
They will be doing promotional spots for the concert.
The concert features Donna Mogavero, the Klatt Brothers Band and, as always, Throat Culture.
All three are local musicians and have great local followings.
Contributions from the free will offerings are always the biggest single part of the support needed to fund our SSCM Food Pantry. Having a good fund raising season is especially critical this year as we were quite short of contributions needed last year. Fortunately, the previous few years had brought in more than needed, so our savings along with some cost cutting measures are carrying us through 2015. Unfortunately those savings are gone, so we are praying for the resources to be able to operate fully in 2016.
We hope you will attend and we also hope you let all of your social media friends know about the concert as well.
The next book study begins September 23, and will continue on Wednesdays,
7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Book of Forgiving
Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help purchasing the book, let us know when you register.