Latest Announcements

There's always a lot going on at Christ Church. Here is where you'll find the very latest news and happenings.

Kudos to the Adult Sunday School Class

We want to offer a big thank you to the adult Sunday school class, who through their donations, purchased  2 lovely cobalt blue flower pots for the prayer garden. They also paid for the pansies in the flower boxes.

Each Sunday, this class donates money, and Betty Drake keeps track of the donations. In addition to the most recent landscaping purchases, their donations have paid for:

  • socks and underwear for children of Family Promise
  • blankets for when we host Family Promise
  • Baskets for festival’s silent auction
  • a granddaughter of a local family who suffers from a rare skin disorder

The nickels and dimes do add up and continue to make a lasting difference in our community!

Join Christ Church UCC in the Hunger Walk

Christ Church has formed a team to walk in support of Washington UCC’s (WUCC) food ministries which include:

  • Lunch for our needy neighbors four days a week
  • Light meal for students in the after-school tutoring program
  • Breakfast and lunch for children in Summer Program
  • Food to families and adults from Camp Cupboard (WUCC’s free store)

The food comes from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank, where WUCC can get some items free and most at half the cost it would pay in a grocery store. But even “half the cost” still means money. We hope you can help Christ Church and Washington UCC feed our needy neighbors.

Every $1 we raise in Hunger Walk sponsors is $1 in credit that WUCC can spend at the FreeStore to buy food for people who depend on WUCC for help.

Here is how you can help!

  • Register for the Hunger Walk online at cincinnatihungerwalk.org as a participant or a donor. Please search for our team page, Christ Church UCC.
  • OR … Make a donation directly to Christ Church UCC for our Hunger Walk efforts on behalf of WUCC. Checks can be made payable to Christ Church UCC and mailed to the church address (15 S. Ft. Thomas Ave, Ft Thomas, KY 41075). Please mark “HUNGER WALK” on the check. This is a tax-deductible donation.

Please join our team!!

Need more information? Want to walk with us? Call Christ Church at 859-441-2565 or go online to donate or register: www.cincinnatihungerwalk.org

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Holy Week Activities

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Maundy Thursday

Christ Church will be going over to the Presbyterian Church for a joint Tenebrae Service

Good Friday

Christ Church will be participating in the Fort Thomas Ministerial Good Friday service jointly with St. Andrew’s.

Church to host Family Promise guests; seeking items for older children

We will be hosting Family Promise April 9-April 14

There is a need for children’s games, DVD’s and money donations.

We would like to provide activities for older children staying with us who are in the 8-14 age range.

We are asking for an easy transportable television and DVD player, gently used board games, electronic games, DVDs and/or monetary donations to purchase items.

Please bring any items to the church office; checks (marked FP in the memo line) may also be dropped off at the office or placed in the mission team’s mailbox.

Thank you for your support of this ministry.  We make a difference in these family’s lives!

Additionally, we ask that volunteers please sign up in areas where you are able to help in the Family Promise mission.

Diaper Drive Extended Through May 28

The church is excited to extend our wildly popular diaper drive through May 28.

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We would like to start a new tradition of celebrating the birth of our church babies by collecting disposable diapers (all sizes) and donating them to the expecting families.

Please drop off your donations in the barrel in the Narthex and keep these families in your prayers!

Washington UCC seeking volunteers for summer youth program

Washington United Church of Christ in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati is seeking mission-minded young adults for positions in our Summer Youth Program.
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Summer Staff works with 50 children in a Monday-Thursday program that includes breakfast, lunch, and programming ranging from Christian education to recreation to reading and math tutoring.
Learn  more about Washington United Church of Christ at www.washingtonucc.org.
The positions are available through two programs:
VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members will work in food service, nutrition education, recreation, math/reading tutoring.
Service dates: June 5-Aug. 4. Living allowance of $990 a month, plus end of service education bonus $1,230.
More information and to apply at:
 
Summer Communities of Service, a partnership of the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists. Interns will teach children in the areas of spirituality and prayer, creativity and arts, Bible stories.
Service dates: May 29-Aug. 7. Stipend of $1,500 for the summer.
Free housing is available  (you will have roommates!) in church-owned apartments.
Visit the websites or contact Rev. Pam DeFusco at 859-630-7789 or
Deadline to apply is March 31

Church To Serve ECHO Henry Hosea House

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Christ Church will be serving dinner to our neighbors in Newport on Sunday, Jan. 29. Volunteers are needed from 3:45 to 6 pm at the ECHO Henry Hosea House at 901 York Street.

Anyone interested in volunteering should sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help this very important cause.

January Lunch & Learn: Ohio River Floods

Our next Lunch & Learn will focus on the body of water that has shaped the Tri-State region. The Ohio River is responsible for the growth of industry and the populations that settled along its banks. Join us on Tuesday, January 24 and learn about the “Ohio River Floods” presented by Mr. Dave Traut, docent from the Cincinnati Museum Center.

January, 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the historic 1937 flood that so severely impacted the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. Traut’s presentation will focus on the ’37 flood along with other major floods on the Ohio River.

Join us for lunch at 11:30 followed by the presentation at noon. Reservations are required for the lunch portion. To make reservations please call Nancy Hunter at 441-7207 or email nhunter@zoomtown.com.

Church to Host Christmas Lunch (on Dec. 11)

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We are excited to announce we will be serving a Christmas Lunch in Hoffman Hall.

Fried chicken will be provided, but we need help with the other dishes.

We are asking for help from the congregation to help supply the rest of the meal.

Last names beginning with:

A-H, please bring a vegetable dish

I-O, please bring a salad

P-Z, please bring a dessert.

We hope you’re able to come enjoy the meal and some friendly fellowship!

2016 Church Festival Recap

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Through lightning, thunder, high winds, and beating rain, the 2016 Fall Festival still made a profit of $7,650.62!

We would like to thank all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to both festival nights.

We would like to extend special appreciation to Bob Faulkner, who has chaired the event all four years; to Bert Bathiany and Barry Petracco, who along with Bob gave countless hours organizing, hauling, setting up and constructing; to Brian Laake, who kept track of all the financial information; and to Sherri Spaulding, who took care of all the licensing and state forms.

It has been decided by council NOT to have an outdoor festival since we have not had any luck with the weather and very difficult to find volunteers. A committee will be set up to look at different fund raising events that can be held indoors.