ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018, several Overbrook church members, youth and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the church parking lot to carpool down to the March for Our Lives rally being held here in Columbus. If you would like to join us, simply show up on the 24th. To learn more about the March for our Lives movement, which is inspired by the youth of Parkland, Florida, please visit www.marchforourlives.com.
Palm Sunday Services: Join us on Sunday, March 25th, at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. as we include palms as part of both worship services in honor of Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem.
Preschool through Middle School children will not have Sunday School classes on Palm Sunday (3/25).
All ages will not have Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday (4/1).
Youth Fellowship – All youth are invited to meet up at the church at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25th, to join us for a night of fun (and dinner too). We’re looking forward to a fun, and unique, game night this evening! We will not meet next week so that everyone can enjoy some family time on Easter Sunday.
OPEN SHELTER LUNCH PACKING IS SATURDAY March 31st! We’ve changed the date from Easter Sunday, because it gets pretty busy around here on Easter, plus we’d like everyone to enjoy the Annual Easter Potluck Brunch. Join us at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31st, in the downstairs kitchen.
FOOD Sunday is on Sunday, April 1st. This collection will provide assistance to the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program (NNEMAP). Please place food and monetary donations in the grocery carts located inside the church building, which will be available as you arrive. Thank you for helping to feed those in need in our local community.
EASTER SUNDAY COLLECTION – “One Great Hour of Sharing” is on April 1st. We’ll join with millions of other Christians to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. Your generous gifts to this special offering directly benefit:
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which provides aid to disaster survivors around the world.
- The Presbyterian Hunger Program, which works to alleviate hunger and address its causes in the United States and internationally.
- The Self-Development of People, which is a group of ecumenical partners united in faith and action to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice.
UKIRK DINNER – On Monday, April 2nd, we’ll provide dinner for the Ohio State students who participate in the Presbyterian UKIRK program at the university. Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office to help prepare and serve the dinner and enjoy fellowship with some interesting college students.
YOGA FOR MINDFULNESS, with Michaela Shaffer, will return to the Overbrook Parlor for a new set of classes. Wednesday classes will run from April 4th to April 25th, and Saturday classes will run from April 7th to May 12th. All classes are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sessions are $10 each; please bring a yoga mat.
On Thursday, March 29th, at 7:00 p.m., join us for Maundy Thursday Service with Communion. We’ll gather in the sanctuary to commemorate The Last Supper and prepare our worship space for the bleakness of Good Friday.
Easter Sunday Services: On Sunday, April 1st, please join us to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection during our regular worship times (9:00a.m. and 11:00a.m.). The 11:00 a.m. service will include choir, brass and organ.
On Easter Sunday (April 1st), at 10:00 a.m., we encourage you to bring a bite-sized brunch item or breakfast sweet to share as we gather between services for a tasty fellowship hour!
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:
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?
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.