August Happenings

Blessing of the Animals: Bring your pets to the front lawn of the church on Wednesday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. We will give thanks to God for our companion animals!

 Dessert with missionaries! The Mission Committee invites you to join Bob and Kristi Rice on Tuesday, August 6, at 6:30 for coffee and cookies in the Youth Room. The Rice’s serve as PCUSA mission co-workers in South Sudan. This is our first year supporting them.

 The Phil DeGreg Jazz Trio will join us for worship on August 11 at 10:00 a.m. Invite a friend!

 We support students at Highview Sixth Grade Center by providing required school supplies for those who cannot afford them. This year we were asked to provide supplies for 100 students, a significant increase over past years. Supplies typically cost around $25 a student. If you would like to contribute financially to this mission, please do so soon by writing Highview on your check.

 Mark your calendar for the Fall Kick-off. Stay after church on September 8 for a church picnic. We’ll eat hot dogs, ice cream, and hang out on the front yard.

Sacred Stories and Supper

Join us for Summer Suppers and Sacred Stories. In a similar style to the early church, worship will take place at the table as we enjoy dinner together from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Following Dinner Church, Michael will lead a bible study for adults while the Christian Education Team shares a sacred story and activities for children and youth. The theme for this series will explore some of the meals found in the gospel of Luke.  Mark your calendar for 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on July 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Bicentennial Celebration

We are celebrating our bicentennial in worship at 10:00 a.m. on June 9. We would be honored if you were willing to join us for this festive day. The service will include a choral anthem commissioned for the occasion by Joseph Martin, a renewal of baptismal vows, and questions for the church of Jesus Christ today as we embrace a new era of ministry. We are celebrating our bicentennial in worship at 10:00 a.m. on June 9. We would be honored if you were willing to join us for this festive day. The service will include a choral anthem commissioned for the occasion by Joseph Martin, a renewal of baptismal vows, and questions for the church of Jesus Christ today as we embrace a new era of ministry. Stay afterwards for a slice of birthday cake!

Join us for Lenten Luncheons!

Every year we are eager to invite faith leaders throughout our community to reflect on a common theme as we prepare for Easter. This year's theme is: Ordinary. We have asked our speakers to share a story when they experienced God in something ordinary. 

 

March 13: Lisa Kaufer, First Presbyterian Church

March 20: Wes Duff, Breiel Church of God

March 27: Michelle Terry, Bethlehem Lutheran Church

April 3: Terry Kukuk, Presbytery of the Miami Valley

April 10: Mark Monroe, Second Baptist Church

 

Lunch begins at noon and we generally end around 12:45. Stay afterwards for a conversation on the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren.