NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES POTLUCK GROUP meets Sunday, October 15th, at noon. All women are welcome!



YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – Meet at the church on Sunday, October 15th, at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and bowling!


Women’s Bible Study – Oct. 17th

Women’s Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, October 17th, at 9:30 a.m. We’ll continue our study  using the book, Cloud of Witnesses – The Community of Christ in Hebrews. Please prepare by reading Lesson Two: In Community with the Living God. If you do not have a book, please read Hebrews 1:1-4; Exodus 3:1-7; Exodus 19:16-25; Hebrews 8:10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; and Hebrews 12:18-24, 27-29.


Brown Bag Book Group – Oct. 17th

Brown Bag Book Group – On Tuesday, October 17th, at Noon, bring your lunch and join us for    discussion. This week, we’ll talk about The President’s Club, by Nancy Gibbs.



MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP meets on Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:30 a.m. at Tee Jayes.


Theology on Tap – Oct. 18th

Theology on Tap will be on Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:00 p.m., next door at the Rusty Bucket.


From the Stewardship Ministry Team

From the Stewardship Ministry Team: Because each of us has abilities given to us by God, your help is needed. Between and after services on Sunday, October 29th, the Stewardship Ministry Team will hold a Discipleship Fair and a potluck brunch to identify opportunities for us to live out our discipleship by sharing our time in service to Christ. We will provide ham for the potluck and ask that you bring a dish to share. At the fair, we’ll have descriptions of service opportunities identified and  signup sheets provided. The needs in our community, the world and our church are great. We ask that you peruse the needs and volunteer for one or many activities while you enjoy brunch. Keep in mind that we are Overbrook Church and through our service we touch people’s lives. By doing so, we are changed. Remember, this is the month of our annual pledge drive, so please don’t forget to pledge. You may fill out one of the forms on the pledge table in the Narthex or return the one you received in the mail.


Hollywood Jesus – Oct. 20th

Hollywood Jesus

Join us in the Parlor at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20th for the   movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Bruhl. It follows the story of the owners of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonia and Jan Zabinski, who saved hundreds of lives from the Warsaw Ghetto throughout the German occupation of Poland during World War II. We’ll gather to view the movie and then discuss the theological insights we uncover while we watch. Snacks, drinks, and comfy chairs are provided. As always, friends, neighbors and dates are welcome!



NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES POTLUCK GROUP meets on Sunday, October 15th, at noon. All women are welcome!



All Saints Sunday – On Sunday, November 5th, we’ll celebrate the lives of members, relatives and friends who have gone before us this past year. If there is someone you’d like us to recognize on this day, please contact Jill Erickson by October 25th with your loved one’s name and date of death (614-261-1040 or


Trunk-or-Treat – Oct. 29th

Join us on Sunday, October 29th, for a night of Halloween fun! All ages are invited to Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. for a hotdog dinner and then out to the parking lot where trunks will be open, decorated and ready to dole out treats to all children who attend. Everyone is welcome to wear a costume, bring a friend and join in the Halloween fun. Reservations are requested for those planning to attend the dinner. To make yours, call or e-mail the church office or sign up at the table in the Narthex (mention “Trunk-or-Treat” with the number of people attending).

We need trunks and treats! Trunks don’t have to be decorated, but know there is a Golden Broom Award and bragging rights for the best decorated car! And, in the past, we have needed enough treats for about 100 kids (we invite our preschool families).

If you have questions, please contact Mary Gause (614-261-1040 or


“Opioid Abuse – What you Need to Know” – Oct. 22nd

“Opioid Abuse – What you Need to Know” Plan to join us on Sunday, October 22nd, for this forum presented by the Wellness Ministry Team. Dr. Krissana Deppen, with Ohio Health, will provide information and answer questions about the current opioid abuse crisis which seems to make headlines daily. We’ll meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Parlor.


2017 Coat/Jacket Drive – through Nov. 12th

2017 Coat/Jacket Drive – The West Side Urban Ministry (WSUM) at Hoge Presbyterian Church is expanding the coat drive that was so successful last year. Starting October 1st, and continuing through November 12th, we will be collecting new or lightly used jackets, hoodies, hats and mittens for children of all ages. Last year, every guidance counselor told stories of children that came to school without a coat. Because of your generous donations, they were able to reach into a bag and provide a warm clean coat. Your donations make such a difference! As you get ready for winter, and are sorting through closets, please keep this important ministry in mind. Last year the WSUM provided over 500 coats and jackets to seven schools and every single one was used to provide warmth to a needy child. Please put your donations in the marked bins by the coat rack on the north side of the Narthex.


Do you fancy yourself a photographer?

Do you fancy yourself a photographer? Have any good shots from around church that you’d like to share with the church? Feel free to snap some photos and then send them along to the church at: The Commission on Evangelism and Outreach plans to use some of the pictures to promote what life is like at Overbrook Church in print, on our website and via social  media.



HOGE MEMORIAL DINNER – On Saturday, October 14th, we’ll prepare and serve dinner for the homeless and needy at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church. We prepare the food at Overbrook, then take it to Hoge. Lots of hands are needed! To help please, contact Mike Johnson ( or 614-263-4869).



PROVIDE A DINNER for Youth Fellowship. Each week we begin our fellowship by gathering for a meal, which aids in building community amongst the youth, the leaders and the congregation. Each year we ask families of the youth, as well as members of the congregation, to help us in providing these meals. If you are able to either cook and share a meal, or to simply pick up a meal we’ve pre-ordered, please sign up on the Narthex bulletin board. There are many dates still available, as well as funds to help cover expenses.



SUNDAY NARTHEX SNACK HOSTS – Thank you to the team who have been providing snacks in the Narthex on Sundays for the past year: Connie Jump, Peggy Bonneau, Deb Ryan, and Elaine Nordstrom. If you would like to help by bringing snacks occasionally or on a regular schedule, either contact the church office or write your name on the sign-up sheet at the refreshments table.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Help

You shall be . . . the restorer of streets to live in. Isaiah 58:12

 Even as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) began working toward recovery after Hurricane Harvey, Irma followed close behind, weaving a path of devastation, wiping out islands in the Caribbean and bringing damaging winds and storm surge to Florida. There are buildings that are no more than shells and boats where boats should not be.

Years of recovery lie ahead, and your commitment will help PDA extend the hands of Christ. Will you stand in the “GAP” for the people affected by these catastrophic hurricanes?—Give. Act. Pray.

GIVE: PDA’s emergency response and specialization in long-term recovery is fueled by your generous gifts. You can give through Overbrook Church by noting “PDA” on your check or envelope.  You can also give with a credit card by visiting or by calling 800-872-3283.

 ACT: Assemble Gift of the Heart kits for survivors in the affected areas — hygiene kits are especially needed. See below for how to help with this effort at Overbrook Church.


Lord, in the challenging days, months and years to come, work through us to bring relief and respite from urgent need, comfort and the hope of peace for those who grieve the loss of family, home and safety, and faith to walk on through weary days of rebuilding.

May we be steadfast in love, stronger than death, and thus, with those whose lives we seek to sustain, together bear witness to your redeeming love. Amen.

Keep up to date on long-term recovery efforts at or



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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