Theology on Tap is changing its July meeting date – Instead of our usual meeting date and place, we’ll meet on Thursday, July 19th, at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) offices at 3222 N. High Street. We plan to volunteer at their “3rd Thursdays” party, which runs from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be food trucks, music, beer and fellowship. Come volunteer or just enjoy the party. All proceeds benefit CRC. Everyone is welcome; please bring friends. For more information, please contact Steve Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP meets on Wednesday, July 11th, at 7:30 a.m., at Tee Jaye’s (corner of Morse and High). All men are welcome to join us!
NEW BEGINNINGS LADIES LUNCH GROUP will meet on Sunday, June 15th, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. This month, we’re going out to lunch next door at The Rusty Bucket. All women who are interested in joining us for lunch are invited to meet in the Narthex and we’ll head over together.
YOGA FOR MINDFULNESS NEWS:
- Wednesday classes in July have been canceled due to the instructor’s vacation and continuing education class schedule.
- On July 14th, the Saturday classes will begin meeting in the Rumpus Room (directly under the Parlor).
- On July 28th, the Saturday class is canceled.
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.
July “Fifth Sunday” Mission Event
During the month of July, Overbrook will be having one worship service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. On the 5th Sunday we’ll have a special morning of Worship and Action. There will be a shorter worship service followed by an opportunity to participate in one of several mission activities. During that time you can choose activities like packing lunches for the Open Shelter, note writing to members and military, baking cookies for the homeless, sprucing up the church grounds, etc. So come to worship in your “working clothes” and help us do the work God calls us to do in our community!
Prior to July 29th, we will have sign up sheets in the Narthex to help you choose an activity. We look forward to seeing you, and working alongside you, on Sunday, July 29th!
The Presbytery of Scioto Valley invites you to lunch on Thursday, July 5th (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) with Rev. Dr. Karla Koll, a mission partner in Costa Rica and professor at the Latin American Biblical University in San Jose (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/the-rev-dr-karla-ann-koll/). She will be sharing her experiences of ministry with international communities and ways we might be better ministry partners with them. Suggested donation for lunch is $5/person. RSVP to Dagmar in the Presbytery office by noon on July 3rd (614-847-0565).
Seeking Pop-Up Tailgate Tents – The Fellowship ministry is seeking several tailgate tents we can borrow for the Yankee Doodle Picnic to help keep the sun from beating down too much before it gets dark. We would need them dropped off (and labeled) at the church by Tuesday, July 3rd, and you can pick them up on Sunday, July 8th, or by arrangement at another time. To volunteer your tent, see Mary Gause or sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Many thanks!
YWCA FAMILY CENTER – Join us on Sunday, July 8th, as we prepare and serve dinner to the families currently residing at the shelter. For more information on how you can help, check out the needs listed on the board across from the Parlor entrance.
Renovation of Main Entrance Ramp & Walkway
From July 2nd to 23rd, work is being done at our main entrance into the Narthex. This project will include both the ramp and the stairs into the building’s main entrance – it is structural in nature and is being completed to enable the long-term use of our main entrance ramp and walkway.
There will be times throughout the project during which the entrance will need to be closed. Please know that our building will be open as scheduled during the renovation, and that other entrances into the building will be open. We have been told that the main entrance is scheduled to be closed on two Sundays, July 15th and 22nd. These closures will affect those who are not able to easily navigate stairs because all the other entrances to the building require the use of steps to access worship, church office and meeting spaces.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your patience as we work through this building improvement.
Where’s Overbrook this Summer?
We’ve had great fun the last few summers as church members and friends reported in on their travels and activities! So, we’re asking you all again this summer to please take a minute to send us a photo or a postcard of your adventures and we will post them each week in the Narthex on our “Where is Overbrook this Summer?” board. It’s a fun way to keep up with each other over the travel-oriented time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (If you’re staying home this summer because you had a great adventure during the fall, winter or spring, send us a photo of what you did!)
We welcome photos and postcards from your backyard adventures to your travels abroad. Can’t wait to see what you are up to this summer…and when you are home, we look forward to seeing you here at Overbrook!
Postcards can be mailed to: Overbrook Presbyterian Church; 4131 N. High St.; Columbus, OH 43214
Photos can be: emailed to email@example.com
The following groups and activities are now on summer hiatus and will return in the Fall:
- Hollywood Jesus Movies
- Youth Fellowship
- Overbrook Belles
- Children’s Sunday School
- Children’s Choirs
The Boy Scouts Would Love to Have Your “Junk”
As Boy Scout Troop 474 prepares for their annual garage sale (coming to Overbrook on Saturday, August 18th), they have begun to collect household items for donation.
To donate large items, or multiple boxes you would find hard to transport, a free pickup service is available by calling Lisa at 614-451-2218 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may drop off other items at Overbrook the week of August 13th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, please refer to the flyer posted on the Narthex bulletin board.
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!
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’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.