Help in Supporting Brighton Center’s Wish Tree Program

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Christ Church is pleased to have the opportunity to support Brighton Center’s Wish Tree program by donating Christmas gifts to the children served by Brighton Center.

If interested in helping, please select a tag (or as many as you wish) from the Christmas tree in the narthex, record your name next to the tag number on the sign-up sheet, purchase the suggested gift item, and return the gift (unwrapped please) to the narthex no later than December 10.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cox at 859-291-1324 or mlsjcx4@gmail.com.

Thank you for adding to the joy of Christmas for these children.

Church to collect holiday donations on behalf of Brighton Center

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Christ Church is collecting instant potatoes and financial donations (for holiday hams) for the holiday season on behalf of the Brighton Center.

Please bring your instant potatoes to the church (drop off box will be in the narthex) and bring your donations to church services. We ask you either put in an envelope marked holiday hams or put in holiday hams in the checks memo.

Thanks for helping out families in need this season with your generosity.

3-week Reformation Book Sale

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We are excited to announce our Reformation mini-book sale for the next three Sundays celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Stop by the parlor on Sunday mornings to browse the book selections. If you are interested in one (or more) then fill out the order form located at the book sale (you can pay by check when they come in).

Stewardship Season Kicking Off Oct. 29

The fall stewardship season officially kicks off on October 29th and runs for three Sundays.

The texts for worship will be Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 & Matthew 22:34-46.

The second Sunday (Nov. 5th) will coincide with All Saint’s Day. The texts for worship will be Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37Matthew 23:1-12.

The third and last Sunday (Nov. 12th) will be our Gratitude Sunday. We’ll invite people to turn in their estimate of giving cards. The texts for worship will be Psalm 78:1-7 & Matthew 25:1-13.

Please join us for these special weeks of worship!

Join the Christ Church Hunger Walk Team

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Support local and international hunger relief efforts through the Greater Cincinnati CROP Hunger Walk.   Please be part of the Christ Church team as we join other area churches to raise funds for the development work of Church World Service. 25% of the amount raised stays in the community to be shared among the Henry Hosea House, Family Promise, and the St. George Food Pantry (in Clifton).

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs.  From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths, and their needs.

Walk Location:  St John’s UCC, 415 Park Avenue, Newport, KY 41071

Walk Date and TimeSunday, October 1 at 2 pm

REGISTER OR DONATE ONLINE

August Lunch & Learn: Roebling Wednesday

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In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Roebling Bridge, the Lunch and Learn Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann.

On Tuesday, August 22, Tolzmann will be presenting a program titled “John A. Roebling and his Suspension Bridge on the Ohio River.”

Tolzmann is the author and editor of numerous books on German-American history and culture. He recently served as the historian on the Roebling Bridge Committee as they prepared to celebrate the anniversary of this magnificent structure.

Join us as we learn about the bridge and its builder. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM followed by the presentation at noon.

Reservations are required for lunch. Call Nancy Hunter at 441-7207 or email nhunter@zoomtown.com.

Women’s Guild to Attend Cincy Art Museum

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The Women’s Guild of Christ Church cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday, August 8 for an outing at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

“A Shared Legacy: Folk Art In America” features art created by self-taught artists between 1800 and 1920.

Cost for the exhibit is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors. Members of the art museum are free.

The group will be having lunch at the Art Museum Cafe. Unfortunately, lunch is not included in the admission cost.

Anyone who is interested in attending should call the church office at 441-2565 or call Nancy Hunter at 441-7207.

Attendees should meet in the church parking lot at 11 am and carpool to the museum. Drivers may be needed, so please let an event organizer know if you can drive.

July Lunch & Learn to feature Cincinnati Reds Historian

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Attention Cincinnati Reds Fans! Our next Lunch & Learn will be right up your alley.

Our guest presenter for the July Lunch and Learn will be Mr. Greg Rhodes, Team Historian for the Cincinnati Reds.

He was the former manager for the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and he has written seven books on the Reds history.

Two of his books won national baseball book awards.

Rhodes grew up in Richmond, Indiana listening to the Reds on radio and learning about the Reds from announcer Waite Hoyt.

This will be the second time Rhodes has honored us with a presentation. Join us on July 25 as Greg tells us about

“REDS BASEBALL FROM THE 1950’S THRU 1960’s”

If you had the pleasure of attending his previous visit, when he shared the “History of the Reds”, then you already know just how knowledgeable Greg is about The Reds! Join us at 11:30 AM for lunch, followed by the presentation at Noon. Reservations are required for lunch. Email nhunter@zoomtown.com or call Nancy at 441-7207.

Little Dresses for Africa Project

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The Adult Sunday School class has chosen to participate in the project “Little Dresses for Africa.”

The class needs your help. Dresses are made using pillowcases and a simple pattern. Then they will be sent to Wisconsin and forwarded to Africa.

We hope to send at least 150 dresses. We are asking for donations of new or gently used pillowcases, 1/4” elastic, double fold bias tape and any notions you might have (ribbon, lace, rickrack, etc.).

There will be a box in the Narthex for you to drop off your donations and hopefully there will be a sample dress in the near future.

Any questions, please contact Sallie Schmidt – sallielynn628@aol.com.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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!