Hollywood Jesus Movie Night
Join us on Friday, January 25th, at 7:00 p.m., as we watch the movie First Reformed. PLEASE NOTE – this is one week later in the month than typical HJ movie nights occur.
Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ) wrote and directed this story of a small church minister in upstate New York who teeters between hope and despair as he grapples with tragedy, worldly concerns, and a tormented past. The movie stars Ethan Hawke (Gattica, Training Day), Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia), and Cedric Kyles (Barbershop, The Neighborhood). The movie is rated “R” for some violent images.
We’ll view the movie together, then discuss the theology we find within. As always, snacks, drinks and comfy chairs will be provided. Friends and neighbors are welcome!
Notes from the Finance Ministry Team:
Per Capita is a fundamental way that all members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) connect, participate and share in the work of the wider church. It is the primary source of funding for the Office of the General Assembly, the Synod, and the Presbytery. All Presbyterians are called to take part in the ecclesiastical and administrative work shared by the whole church through per capita giving. Overbrook pays the per capita for every member of our church. If you are able to reimburse Overbrook for your share, it will help free monies for our local budget. Just indicate “Per Capita” on your check or envelope. The per capita for 2019 is $33 per member.
You may be able to take a tax deduction for your contributions to Overbrook even if you don’t itemize on Schedule A. Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) are nontaxable distributions from your IRA. You must be at least 70½ years old, and direct your IRA trustee to send the payment directly to Overbrook. A QCD will count towards your required minimum distribution. If you would like more information, please contact Elaine Nordstrom.
NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES LUNCH GROUP meets on Sunday, January 20th, at 12:15 p.m. We’ll meet in the South Parlor and decide where to head out for lunch.
Overbrook Quilters – We provide a hand-crafted quilt to each family moving into a local Habitat for Humanity home. We gather at church to tie off the quilts, have a brown bagged lunch, and enjoy some fellowship. Folks with all levels of sewing skills are welcome to join us on Thursday, January 17th, at 9:00 a.m., to finish a quilt.
Join us on Sunday, January 27th, at 10:45 a.m., in the sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect officers of Overbrook Church whose terms will commence on March 1, 2019.
YWCA DINNER – On Sunday, January 13th, we will prepare and serve dinner at the YWCA Family Center. Please look at the bulletin board across from the parlor entrance to see how you can help (we need donations and folks to help prepare and serve dinner).
Women’s Bible Study – We will next meet on Tuesday, January 15th, at 9:30 a.m., as we continue our study using the book, God’s Promise: I Am with You. Please prepare by reading Lesson Five: God with Us When We’re Powerless. The chapter focuses on God’s promise of presence when we are powerless and invites us to lay down our weapons of worry and keep our eye on God. If you do not have a book, please read the following Scriptures: 2Chronicles 20:1-30 and Deuteronomy 20:1-4. This is truly a study where each session is its own lesson, so it’s easy to drop in. All women are welcome to join us.
Brown Bag Book Group – All are welcome to bring your lunch, read Mrs. Lincoln’s Dress Maker, by Jennifer Chiaverini, and join us for discussion on Tuesday, January 15th, at Noon!
Learn CPR to Save a Life – Plan now to help hearts starting next month
With February being Heart Health Awareness Month, your Wellness Ministry Team has planned a CPR class for all Overbrookers and friends to learn, or refresh, the essential life-saving skill. We have arranged for the Worthington Fire Department to present a CPR certification class right here at church!
We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, February 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held in the Parlor.
- This course is intended for childcare providers, coaches, teachers, fitness instructors and the general public.
- The minimum age to participate is 12.
- If you are a healthcare provider in need of a course, please let us know in advance.
- The course covers adult, pediatric and infant CPR, choking and AED training.
- At the course’s conclusion, participants will receive a 2 year certification through the American Heart Association.
- The registration fee is $10.00 per person, paid in advance. Cash or checks can be turned into the church office or offertory plate in an envelope marked “CPR” (checks should be payable to Overbrook Presbyterian Church with a memo for CPR).
- For questions, and to register, please contact Teri Parker (614-371-6474 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Registration is limited to 16 persons.
- Registration deadline February 3, 2019.
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE – The deadline for the submission of the 2018 annual reports of Overbrook Presbyterian Church is Tuesday, January 15th. If you are someone in a leadership role in which an annual report is needed, please send it in electronic form to Jill Erickson at email@example.com.