Lent and Easter Schedule

Ash Wednesday: Soup, Seed, and Ash

Seeds are a symbol of Lent, since they are seemingly lifeless until they suddenly begin to bloom. On February 14, join us at 6:00 p.m. for a soup dinner, seed planting, and a worship service in Fellowship Hall. Joyful Noize will sing. We will plant seeds in individual jars, and participants may take their planted seeds home with them to watch them grow throughout Lent. Dinner, glass jars, seeds, and potting soil will be supplied.

Lenten Luncheons: Growing Up When You're Already Grown

On Wednesdays during Lent, come by for lunch and conversation with one of the new pastors in town. Each speaker has been asked to respond to theme "Growing Up When You're Already Grown." The program begins at 12:00 and lasts less than an hour.

  • 2/21 - Scotty Robertson, First Baptist Church
  • 2/28 - Tracey Siegman, First Christian Church
  • 3/7 - Jeri Baker, Monroe Presbyterian Church
  • 3/14 - Michael Isaacs, First Presbyterian Church
  • 3/21 - Patty Anderson-Cook, The Gathering

Good Friday: March 30

With Easter falling on a Communion Sunday this year and a meal provided with our Ash Wednesday service, we decided to do a Good Friday service instead of a Maundy Thursday service. Tradition says that Jesus was on the cross for three hours—from noon until 3:00 p.m. During that time, we will have seven different preachers preach each of the phrases Jesus says from the cross. You are not expected to be there the whole time, rather drop-in for a sermon or two. Confirmed preachers include: Edward McNulty, Norm Coleman, Karen Fleming, John Wagner, Barb Nein, and Michael Isaacs.

Easter Sunday: April 1

We will give witness to the ressurecton of Jesus Christ and celebrate new life found in God on April 1 at 10:00 a.m. We will be joined by a brass quartet.

Easter Encore: April 8

Our pastor will be swapping pulpits with the Rev. Sarah Sparks-Franklin from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro. Both will be revsiting their Easter sermons.

January happenings at First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, January 7: Join us after worship for a Lunch & Learn on how the Church uses Facebook (you don't need to know what this is!)

Sunday, January 14: At 4:00 p.m. we are hosting the Middletown Ministerial Alliance MLK worship service.

January 21-28: We are hosting SHALOM--the rotating shelter for people who are homeless in Middletown. There are opportunities to serve and connect.

Sunday, January 28: Stay after worship for a Healing and Wholeness Service with an aopporutnity to be anointed with oil.

Call the church office with any questions: (513)422-6365.


Advent and Christmas Schedule

We will be continuing the theme of the Fruit of the Spirit for Sunday morning worship.

  • Dec. 2: Advent Workshop: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.  We will be making evergreen Advent Wreaths! Participants will also receive a devotional booklet to help celebrate this special season. All are welcome!
  • Dec. 3: Sunday morning worship: Peace - Advent begins
  • Dec. 10: Sunday morning worship: Faithfulness  - Christmas Cantata
  • Dec. 12: Christmas Tea, Hymns, & Communion at Mount Pleasant's Community Room at 2:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 17: Sunday morning worship: Joy
  • Dec. 17: Family Christmas Service led by Joyful Noize at 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: Sunday morning worship: Love, special guest Christopher Smith
  • Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m.

Bear fruit with us this fall

This fall, we are spending time with the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things."

  • Nov 5: Patience - All Saints Sunday
  • Nov. 12: Kindness - Central State University Choir will be singing
  • Nov. 19: Gentleness - Stewardship Dedication and Party
  • Nov. 26: Selff-control
  • Dec. 3: Peace - Advent begins
  • Dec. 10: Faithfulness - Christmas Cantata
  • Dec. 17: Joy
  • Dec. 24: Love

School Supplies

It will soon be Back to School and time for our annual mission to help the children of our community. This year, at Highview 6th Grade School, due to your past generosity, we don’t need backpacks.  However, we have 60 students who will appreciate assistance with their supplies.  As a guideline for those who prefer to contribute, the cost of supplies is $30.00. You can place this in the offering plate. We have tubs in the Narthex and Gathering Area for supplies.


1 Box of Tissues

1 Can of Clorox Wipes

1 Box of Ziploc Freezer Bags – Gallon Size

12 - #2 Pencils

6 Glue Sticks

8 Dry Erase Markers – Black

1 – 3 Subject Spiral Notebook, plastic cover (5 Star Brand only)

1 – 3 Ring Pencil Pouch (for binder)

1 Box of 12 Markers

1 Box of 12 Colored Pencils

1 PURPLE POCKET FOLDER   (purple only)

We will also continue to provide Highview with the supplies for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program.  The cost per student is $6.00.  With an expected enrollment of 500 students, the need is great.  An example of sponsorship in this area would be five students at $6.00 each = $30.00 contribution.