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.

Help Support Brighton Center’s Wish Tree For Children

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

A Christmas tree decorated with red tags is in the narthex now. Each tag has information about a child (gender, sizes, age) and a gift idea for him or her.

Anyone interested in helping, should select a tag, record your name next to the tag number on the sign-up sheet, purchase the suggested item, and return the gift unwrapped to the narthex no later than Dec. 11.

Anyone with any questions, please contact Melissa Cox at 859-291-1324 or email her at mlsjcx4@gmail.com.

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas Music Series

We are excited to welcome extremely talented groups of singers to our congregation throughout the Advent season!

The following groups will be joining us in worship during the coming weeks.

Sunday, Dec. 4 – Highlands High School Choir

Sunday, Dec. 11 – Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble

Sunday, Dec. 18 – Northern Kentucky Brotherhood

We invite you to come enjoy worship with us as well as these wonderful singers!

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Church Events Schedule

Annual Congregational Meeting: This Sunday the 20th of November immediately following worship.


Bible Presentations: Do you have a child in high school, middle school, elementary school, or preschool? If so we have a Bible (for their age range) that we’d love to give to them Nov. 20 in worship. Please let us know if your child (or children) are coming and what their ages are so that we have enough.


Ten Thousand Villages Sale morning of Nov. 20 at Christ Church. The fair trade store is coming back for a Christmas sale at Christ Church. Come by and shop fair trade for the holidays.


The annual Fort Thomas Holiday Walk will be Dec. 4th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Christ Church is a stop on the route and we’ll provide hospitality, tasty snacks, free bathrooms, and jazz music. Interested in volunteering? Email Ryan (ryantaylorbyers@gmail.com)


The Advent Season starts Nov. 27 leading up to Christmas Day! Christmas Eve Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 25th worship will be at 10:30 a.m.

 

November Lunch & Learn: Greater Cincinnati’s Veterans Memorials

During November our country has the privilege of celebrating Veterans Day.

In honor of this day, the Nov. 22 Lunch & Learn will feature Blanche Sullivan from the Cincinnati Museum Center. Sullivan’s presentation will be “Greater Cincinnati’s Veterans Memorials.”

Sullivan’s presentation will describe the many memorials and tributes to military personnel from the greater Cincinnati area, and will include a brief history of each memorial.

The featured time span will cover two centuries, from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf Wars.

Please join us for lunch at 11:30 am followed by the presentation at noon.

Anyone interested in attending should call Nancy Hunter at 859-441-7207.