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

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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.

The Busam Buddies Need Some Help

Help Keep This Ministry Alive!

There and many steps involved in making our blankets which do not require stitching, and “we’ll get by with a little help from our friends.”

If you are willing to do some pressing fabric, and/or helping with the tracing and cutting of hands, please let Nancy Witte [441-7478] or Bonnie Hitch [441-4423] know.

If you still have blankets that need to be stitched, we would appreciate hearing from you as to whether or not you are still able to do them.

We really do want to keep this ministry alive if we can because we know it is appreciated by the blanket recipients. And don’t we all love seeing babies wrapped in the white blankets?? We can keep doing it with a bit more help.

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Need to Know: Clarifying The New Pledging Process

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We seem to have some confusion about what the intentions are with the changes we are making to the pledge process.  With elimination of the direct pledging to OCWM and our local charities we have no intention of eliminating our giving to either one.  Our goal is to coordinate the giving better and ensure what we give supports the valued charities we want to support.

With this change we will introduce a tithe for the Church, and if we tithe with 10%, we will give more to charities in 2017 than we did with our directed giving to OCWM and Local Charities in 2016.  Some of the tithe will come from our church budget and some of it will come from the Endowment Fund.  We will continue to abide by all the rules of where earned income from our Endowment Fund can be used.  By utilizing some of the earned income from Endowment for our charities it will allow us to utilize more of our giving to support the Church Mission.

Most importantly consolidating our giving into one budget will allow us to give more financially with outside ministries (like Washington UCC) and non-profits (like Hosea House) that we deeply care about are already invested in. Please reach out to Pastor Ryan or members of Finance or the Council if you have any questions.

St. John UCC (Newport) Hosting Great Pumpkin Fest

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Volunteers Needed for Family Promise Guests

We will be hosting Family Promise NKY guests the week beginning Nov. 13. The sign-up board is in the narthex. We are in need of dinner preparers, van drivers, evening hosts and overnight hosts. Anyone who is available to assist us that week, please sign up to serve this ministry.