Dear all,

A note from the Equity and Justice Committee:

  • Thanks to all who attended our hospitality hour on Aug 8th--it was great to see you!  Special thanks to Solveig Spjeldnes and Vibert Cambridge for explaining what Critical Race Theory is and what the current controversy is all about.  We had some trouble with our "hybrid" event of both in person and Zoom attendance and are working to resolve the sound issues.  Solveig has prepared a resource list we'd like all to have, whether you were able to join or not. It may be found under "downloads" at the bottom of this post.  We hope to have a follow-up workshop, likely in October. Stay tuned.

Community support notes: 

  • Opportunity to Support Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society, Carol Kuhre (a member of Christ Lutheran Church), and some harding working film makers by purchasing tickets to see  Legacy: Women of Southeast Ohio, a series of documentary films highlighting the accomplishments of four Southeastern Ohio women, of whom Carol Kuhre is one.  The premier will take place on Friday, Aug. 27th at 7 p.m. at Stuart's Opera House.  Tickets range in price from free to $50. Ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society. Other viewing dates are available.  In addition to Carol, the film also features: Ada Woodson Adams, local historian, civil rights activist and former President and co-founder of the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill,  Dr. Francine Childs, Professor Emerita of African American Studies at Ohio University, civil rights and social justice activist, and Dr. Dru Riley Evarts, Professor Emerita, Scripps Journalism School at Ohio University, and three time Ohio University Alumna.  
  • Opportunity to support Montaña de Luz via our Virtual Service Trip Team
    Have you always wanted to go on a service trip to Montaña de Luz or go back again? Because of
    conditions in Honduras during the pandemic, service trips are not feasible, but the MdL Board is offering a Virtual Service Trip through this September. Those who sign up will have weekly to watch presentations from the youth and staff, along with recipes, songs from chapel, and pregunta del dia (Questions of the Day). At the end of the month trip members can attend a virtual fiesta with youth and staff in Honduras. If you’re interested, contact Doug Debrick, or 740-707-4054.

Here's what's happening this week:

AA                                              Monday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.                         Fellowship Hall

Earth Justice                               Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m.                   Zoom

Newsletter Deadline                   Wednesday, Aug. 25

Bridge Welcome Back Event     Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m.              Sideyard

Wednesday Night Prayer           Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.                    Zoom

Sunday Worship                        Sunday, Aug. 29 at 10am                           Behind Church, Bring your own chair*,**

*We now require masks for all people over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, for both outside and inside services.  If you are unable to join us in person or feeling ill, we invite you to join worship via the live stream or watch the recording at a later time.  During inclement weather, worship will move into the sanctuary.
**If you are in need of a chair, or need assistance transporting a chair from your vehicle, please let the office know.  We are happy to help.