Christmas Eve Worship – Dec. 24th

All are welcome to join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ:

5 p.m. – Family-oriented Worship Service

10 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion

 

Blue Christmas Worship Service – Dec. 20th

This special service is for those who are dealing with sadness, grief or loss this holiday season. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for comfort and the reassurance of God’s love for all of us.

HOLIDAY BUILDING CLOSURES

HOLIDAY BUILDING CLOSURES: In observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the church will be closed, except for scheduled worship services and AA meetings, on the following dates:

  • all day on 12/23, 12/24, 12/25 & 12/26
  • all day on 12/31 & 1/1

 

HOLIDAY CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

HOLIDAY CHOIR REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – Regularly scheduled rehearsals for Chancel Choir will continue through December 21st. All other choirs are now on vacation until the week of January 7th.

 

Brown Bag Book Group – Dec. 19th

Brown Bag Book Group: All are welcome to bring your lunch, and join us for discussion on Tuesday, December 19th, at Noon. This month, we’ll be discussing the book, The Girls of  Atomic City, by Denise Kierman. Hope to see you there!

 

Youth Fellowship – Dec. 12th

Youth Fellowship on Sunday, December 12th, will be our annual Holiday Party. All youth are invited to join us for some festive food and fun at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. Please bring an appetizer to share.

 

Walk to Bethlehem Update

We’re hoping to “Walk to Bethlehem” by Christmas. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve made landfall! Not only did we reach Casablanca this week, but we walked right through it and are half way to Algiers, Algeria. Great effort, Overbrookers! We have 2 weeks left and 2,089 miles to Bethlehem, so keep on walking, swimming, biking, and cruising the malls. Every step counts! Remember to turn in your miles in the Narthex today!

 

NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES LUNCHEON GROUP – Dec. 17th

NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES LUNCHEON GROUP meets on Sunday, December 17th, after the 11:00 a.m. service. This month, we’re going out to dinner! We hope you’ll join us next door at The Rusty Bucket. All women are welcome!

 

MID-OHIO WORKERS ASSOCIATION

MID-OHIO WORKERS ASSOCIATION (MWA) – MWA and community partners organize food/clothing, legal information, medical/dental care, etc. for low wage workers. MWA advocates for members all year, but during the holidays extra assistance is needed. They need food for Holiday Baskets and volunteers to assist with packing and distribution. To find out how you can help with the Christmas distribution at Overbrook on December 21st call MWA directly (614-262-0567).

 

Our Advent Spirituality Center is Open!

Our Advent Spirituality Center is Open!

Walk the labyrinth and engage in other interesting forms of prayer in the Advent Spirituality Center now through Christmas. Stop in the Chapel to spend some time in prayful reflection during this busy season. It’s open whenever the building is open.

Overbrook Family Christmas Tree

Our “family” tree in the Narthex will be decorated with ornaments from our faith community, representing how each family experiences the joy of Christ at Christmas. Please consider sharing one of your family’s Christmas ornaments by placing it on the tree in the Narthex (accompanied by a tag with your family’s name which you’ll find next to the tree) – OR – make an ornament at our Advent Kickoff Celebration and place it on the tree.

 

Christmas Eve Worship Helpers Needed

Christmas is Coming, The Worship’s Being Planned

Would You Consider Lending Us a Hand?

If you’ll be worshiping with us on Christmas Eve, please consider being an Usher, a Greeter or a Nursery volunteer. If you’re able to help, please note it on today’s pew friendship pad (indicate 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m.) or contact Jill Erickson at jerickson@overbrookchurch.org or 614-261-1040. Please note: Nursery help is needed only at the 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. services.

 

Calling All Online Overbrookers

Calling All Online Overbrookers

We are “stepping up” our social media presence, and encourage you to engage with us! Our focus is on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can find us at:

Twitter:  ChurchOverbrook

Instagram:  OverbrookPresbyterian

Facebook:  OverbrookChurch

Facebook will continue to bring you announcements on what’s happening in the near future.

With Twitter we hope to engage you in conversation as we tweet out topics and questions for you to “weigh in” on. We’re also following tweets from the PCUSA sites, as well as community organizations which we support, and we’ll be re-tweeting great info from those sources.

On Instagram we look to challenge your “inner photographer” to come up with some creative           responses to prompts (ie: seeking photos of JOY on a day in Advent). We also hope you’ll use Instagram to share things happening “in the moment” when you’re here at church.

Our main goal of this renewed focus on social media is to engage you in a variety of ways with the        congregation. We also hope to connect Overbrook to those who do not yet know us. Social media is a great way to share with our local community the good news of what we’re doing here at Overbrook in Christ’s name. Will you “like, follow and share us” as we further embrace this online outreach?

 

2018 SANCTUARY FLOWERS

THE 2018 FLOWER CHART is now posted in the Narthex. If you’d like to provide flowers for the       sanctuary on a Sunday in 2018 please sign up on the chart, which is on bulletin board near the office.

 

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