YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – All youth are invited to join us on Sunday, May 19th, for one “last hurrah” before we take our summer break. We’re looking forward to sharing in some fun together and to hearing about everyone’s summer plans over dinner. See you at 6:00 p.m.!
Brown Bag Book Group – We’re looking forward to discussing the book Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah, on Tuesday, May 21st, at 12:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us in the South Parlor.
MEMORIAL DAY BUILDING CLOSURE – In observance of the national holiday, our building will be closed on Monday, May 27th.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – Overbrook Church will host the Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, June 13th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Additional details on how to sign up to donate blood will be shared in upcoming Sunday bulletins.
Walk With Us in the 38th Annual Columbus Pride Parade!
Join with Overbrook Church’s Commission for Evangelism and Outreach to walk in the Columbus Pride Parade on Saturday, June 15th. The Pride Parade has grown from 1981, when only 200 people were in attendance (with some wearing bags over their heads to conceal their identities) to over 12,000 parade marchers in 2018. It is a celebration of diversity within our community with participation by many major corporations and community groups. (For more info: https://columbuspride.org/parade/)
This year, Overbrook Presbyterian Church will sponsor a group that will be walking to support diversity within our community and our belief that God loves and welcomes all. We encourage you to join us, and to bring along your family and friends. The march will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Short North and end at COSI. We will meet at church and travel as a group to the parade. All participants must have a wristband pre-ordered to walk in the parade – please register ASAP! Contact Steve Ryan with questions, and to register to walk with Overbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Did You Know Your Shopping Can Benefit Overbrook?
You can set up your Kroger Rewards Card and Amazon Prime accounts so that your purchases benefit Overbrook Presbyterian Church and our mission projects. Both Kroger and Amazon make donations to non-profit organizations. Members of the Commission for Evangelism and Outreach will be in the Narthex on Sundays June 2nd and June 9th to help you set up or change your accounts to benefit church mission projects. They will be available after each worship service on those dates.
Hollywood Jesus Movie Night
Join us in the Parlor this Friday, May 17th, at 7:00 p.m., for the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights in a male dominated society and the early cases of a historic career that led to her nomination and confirmation as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The film stars Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones (Rogue One, The Theory of Everything), and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, Call Me By Your Name). After the movie we’ll discuss the theological insights we uncovered while we watched it. Snacks, drinks, and comfy chairs will be provided. As always, friends, neighbors and dates are welcome!
Please Note: This will be the last HJ movie night of the 2018-2019 season. We will be back in September.
NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES LUNCH GROUP will meet next Sunday, May 19th, in the South Parlor immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service to decide which tasty restaurant we’ll head out to for lunch. All women are welcome to join us!
Congregational Meeting – Sunday, May 19, 2019 w 10:45 a.m.
Please join the Session of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary for a brief meeting to formally elect the Nominating Committee.
Youth Mission Trip Shares for Sale!
During the month of May, our youth will be selling shares for their annual Youth Mission Trip, which will be held from June 22nd to 29th. This year we are headed to Wilmington, NC, where we will work with the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry to help make safety-related urgent home repairs and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. Please stop by the Youth table in the Narthex on Sundays in May and ask the youth about what they hope to glean on this trip. Then…
- Purchase a share ($5 each). Each youth has made a contribution to their mission fund but there are still additional funds they need to raise. You can make a donation to a specific youth or to the group in general. All funds go to help offset youth mission expenses. Each shareholder will get a postcard from our mission week as well as an invitation to a special event where we will share information about our experience.
- Pray for us.
To support us in any way, we ask you to stop by the table and donate as you feel led. Any and all contributions will be welcomed and greatly appreciated.
SPRING CLEAN UP DAYS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED: Bring your rake & clippers, wear your gardening clothes and join us as we “spiff up” the grounds of Overbrook Church! On Saturday, May 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we’ll do yard clean up. On Saturday, May 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon we’ll mulch. We hope you can join us for one or both days for some great outdoor fellowship! Drop in when you are able – all help is appreciated!