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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Fall Festival Sept. 9 & 10th 4-11 pm

Cake Walk & Bakery Booth     It is not too early to begin baking cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. and freezing them for our Fall Festival. This booth is a total profit and the more items we have, the more money we make. Start your baking now! Any questions, please contact Linda Gracey  at llg1216@aol.com or (859)380-1588.

CONSIDER DONATING SOME BAKED GOODS

During the ReVision Process, please consider signing up to donate donuts or coffee cake for fellowship time on Sundays between 2/28 & 5/22. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.   Contact Cindy Bathiany if you have questions 859-380-6860.

COMMUNION

During our 90 day period of discernment, we will be having communion every Sunday. We are in need of several more people to assist with the setup and cleanup of the elements on the weeks we have communion by intinction.  If you can help with this please contact Nancy Hunter at 441-7207.

Help Wanted

Looking for a few folks to help behind the scenes of the SILENT AUCTION contacting businesses, securing donations and searching the Internet. Please contact Patti Miller 859-781-2115 or Pam Weber859-781-5462 if you can help.

FLOWERS

Did you know that you may purchase fresh flowers to beautify our worship services and honor or remember a special person or occasion in your life?  Ft. Thomas Florist makes two arrangements to display in our chancel area on Sunday mornings when someone donates flowers for that purpose.  Please review the order forms in the pew racks for additional information.

NEWCOMERS LUNCH

Join us on Sunday April 17th right after worship for a luncheon in the Parlor for all of our newcomers. We’ll enjoy a meal together and get to know more about Christ Church and each other. On April 24th we are also going to be welcoming new members during worship in to Christ Church. You don’t have to attend the newcomer’s luncheon to join the church and coming to the luncheon doesn’t commit you joining the church.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE DURING REVISION PROJECT

As part of the ReVision project, we are going to have one worship service for 90 days starting February 28th until May 22nd. The Sunday schedule will be as follows:

  • 9:15-10:15 Sunday School & Small Groups
  • 10:15-10:30 Fellowship (coffee & donuts)
  • 10:30-11:30 Worship

 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner – Tuesday, February 9th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR  – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, Tuesday February 9th  Thanks to the Pendery Family and First Watch, the pancake batter, syrup, and butter will be donated for our   Shrove/Mardi Gras Dinner.  To defray costs for the sausage, beverages, and decorations, donations will be collected in the Narthex and back hall by the coffee. Any money not used for supplies will be donated to the Illumination Youth Group.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Linda Gracey at (859) 380-1599 or LLG1216@aol.com.

Opportunities for members and friends to serve outside the church:

(1)  On September 27, 2015, we will serve a meal at Henry Hosea House (901 York Street, Newport, KY) with volunteers needed from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(2)  Beginning September 14, 2015, volunteers are needed to tutor at Washington UCC’s Homework Club.  Washington UCC is located at 2950 Sidney Avenue, Cincinnati, OH.  The Homework Club is an after-school tutoring program from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday for children from ages 5-12.  The children eat a light meal, then work one-on-one with volunteer tutors who help them complete their homework and do other academic enrichment activities.  Volunteer tutors are asked to commit to one day a week, in order to establish an ongoing relationship with a child.  To volunteer or for more information, call the church at 513-541-7757, ext. 4, or email laurelh@zoomtown.com.

(3)  The Crossing Bridges (Greater Cincinnati) CROP Walk will take place on October 4, 2015.  CROP Walks are national walks organized by Church World Service with proceeds going to hunger relief projects locally, nationally, and internationally.  25% of the money raised by our walk goes to the St. George Food Pantry, Gabriel’s Place, and the Henry Hosea House.  Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at St John’s UCC, 415 Park Avenue, Newport, KY, and the walk (a 5K) starts at 2:00 p.m.  Volunteers may sign up (or donate) online at www.crophungerwalk.org .  Locate our walk on the site by searching under the state of Ohio.  There is no cost to walk, but we hope walkers will raise funds by asking friends, family, and businesses to sponsor them.  Join us on 10/4 to stamp out hunger!

(4) Family Promise is reorganizing in Northern Kentucky.  To help raise funds for startup costs, day center renovations, and a van or small bus, it is bringing back its 100 hole golf marathon on Friday, October 9, from 8 am until 5 pm at AJ Jolly Golf Course (5350 US Hwy 27, Alexandria, KY).  There is no cost to play and breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages are provided.  There is a goal for each golfer to raise $1,000 in donations.  Pledges are due Oct. 2.  More information is available from NKYFamilyPromise@gmail.com or 859-904-3106.

MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT FAMILY PROMISE DOES: A group of dedicated people have begun the process of re-starting Family Promise of Northern Kentucky (FPNKY).  There is a tremendous need for Family Promise because many Northern Kentucky families have no regular place to call home. FPNKY is one of the only social service organizations in Northern Kentucky that keeps entire families together.  Restarting FPNKY will provide families with training and support to better their life, for example job training, a professional case worker and something as simple as a mailing address.  The goal is to help these families obtain the life skills that make a stable home life possible.

(5)  People Working Cooperatively’s Prepare Affair is on Saturday, November 14.  Prepare Affair is a volunteer event that brings together more than 3,000 volunteers to help low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners prepare their homes for winter. One of the largest one-day events in the tri-state, volunteers at Prepare Affair will perform winter preparation activities that will make a huge difference for elderly homeowners with physical limitations.   Services range from raking leaves and cleaning gutters to other small winter preparation tasks.  Information for online registration is coming soon.

(6)  We will serve a community meal at Washington UCC on Tuesday, December 15 from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm.  The church is at 2950 Sidney Ave, Cincinnati, OH, and provides meals, clothing, and other assistance to its Camp Washington Community throughout the year; the holiday meal in December is a well-loved and anticipated annual event.

(7)  Brighton Center needs volunteers to assist in its food pantry and clothing closet in Newport, KY.  Brighton Center is a non-profit organization on a mission to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership.  For more information about volunteering, contact Beth Hodge at 859-491-8303, ext. 2331 or bhodge@brightoncenter.com .