Mission Possible Summer Mission Camp is a special children’s summer camp experience focused on our call to help our neighbors! Rising 3rd – 6th graders will spend the week experiencing life in another’s shoes, acting in ways that are helpful to our neighbors, and celebrating our work. Each day will include group building, games, an experience, a mission project, and fellowship – all themed under the umbrella of “What does Jesus call us to do?”
Camp meets the week of July 30th through August 3rd. It runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and costs $90 per person, which includes all lunches, snacks and fees. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board outside the church office. For questions, contact Mary Gause at 614-261-1040 or email@example.com.
June & August:
9 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10 a.m. Fellowship Hour
11 a.m. Traditional Worship
10 a.m. Combined Worship
*Nursery care will be provided each Sunday morning.
*On dates with one service, there will be no Fellowship Hour.
MEMORIAL DAY BUILDING CLOSURE – In observance of the national holiday, our building will be closed on Monday, May 28th.
GOOD NEWS! Yoga for Mindfulness, with Michaela Shaffer, will continue to meet here at Overbrook indefinitely. Bring a yoga mat and $10 and join us for class when you are able: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friends and neighbors are always welcome!
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – On Sunday, May 20th, at 6:00 p.m., we’ll gather together only the youth who are joining us for the Youth Mission Trip. We’ll acclimate all the participants with the many aspects of the upcoming trip, and also spend time doing some fun team building games.
OUR SPECIAL PENTECOST OFFERING supports programs of the Presbyterian Mission Agency which are focused on creating opportunities for young people to engage with their faith from childhood to early adulthood. It supports ministries which provide for children at risk, creates youth ministry opportunities and promotes Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) experiences to serve communities throughout the world. Envelopes can be found in the friendship pads in the Parlor or in the pew pockets in the Sanctuary. If you are unable to join us for worship on May 20th, but would like to contribute, please note “Pentecost Offering” on your check.
On May 20th please join us in the Overbrook tradition of wearing colors of fire (reds, oranges, yellows) to worship on this day. It serves to remind us all of the inspiration that the Holy Spirit provided to the disciples of Jesus as they began to share His message with the world.
Hollywood Jesus Movie Night
Join us in the Parlor on Friday, May 18th, at 7:00 p.m., for the movie Downsizing, featuring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris and Laura Dern.
The movie follows a couple who are excited about a new scientific procedure in which people are shrunken to five inches tall in order to reduce the environmental impact that mankind is generating on the Earth. The benefits not only help save the planet, but also allow them to live in wealth and splendor. Downsizing was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actress in a motion picture. The movie is rated R for language, drug use and mild nudity.
We’ll provide snacks, drinks and comfy seats to watch the movie and then discuss the theology found in it. Friends, neighbors and dates are always welcome!
Please note: this is the last Hollywood Jesus movie of the season.
Sunday School classes for children have finished for this school year. We break for the summer to give our teachers a rest.
Well then, we have an opportunity for you! Each week, we have a team of volunteers who trim and mow the grass at Overbrook. This team of folks is looking for several more persons to help with the upkeep of the grass. It would entail trim mowing with a regular lawn mower in places the tractor mower can’t reach, and also picking up things on the grass that would be dangerous to mow over. The task takes about an hour of time. We’re hoping to add two people to the team so that each person would help every other week. If you are interested in joining the mowing crew, please contact the church office. We’d love to have your help!
We invite all ladies of the church, and their friends, to join us for the annual Rose Luncheon on Thursday, June 7th, at noon. We’ll have a nice lunch followed by a surprise program. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale on Sundays in the Narthex during the month of May.
On Sundays during the month of May, our youth will be selling shares for their annual Youth Mission Trip, which will be held from June 17th to 23rd. This year we are headed to Corpus Christi, Texas, where we will work with the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group, a partner with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance of the PCUSA. Work will include cleaning and rebuilding efforts in the coastal areas affected by last summer’s Hurricane Harvey. Please stop by the youth table in the Narthex during 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 are expected 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 receive a postcard from our mission week, will be included in a daily blogpost about our work while on our trip, and will receive 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 are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Ludwig Mission Fund – Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Fundraiser Follow-Up
Thank you to all who joined us last weekend for the fundraiser to help support the Ludwig CHE Mission Fund. It was a fun evening, and a great fundraiser! The funds raised will be used to directly support the Commission for Health and Evangelism (CHE) effort which allows the Ludwig’s to teach health skills, such as hand washing and building hand washing stations, to the people of Niger in Africa.
If you were unable to attend the event, but you would like to financially support the CHE effort, we will be accepting donations through Sunday, June 10th, when Michael and Rachel Ludwig will be visiting Overbrook. This morning, a collection box is located in the Narthex. Starting tomorrow, contributions can be made by mailing them to, or dropping them off in, the church office (please indicate “Ludwig CHE Mission Fund”).
We’re Making Carpool Connections – from the Board of Deacons
There are several members of our Church family who no longer drive, but still enjoy attending one of the Sunday worship services when they are able. We are looking for some volunteers who would, on occasion, be willing to pick up a member or two at their home and drive them to or from a service. It’s a great way to connect with others within our congregation.
If you are able to help, even just once in a while, please contact the church office.
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.