Lenten Bible Study – starts 2/21

Reminder – our Lenten Bible Study starts up this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 am on Zoom! Contact us for the link to join the conversation! No prep necessary. Our theme is “Jesus Sees Women” and this week is about “The Woman Who Lost Everything.

(Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)

Many Ways to Pray – starts 2/23

Join Kate Gillooly each Tuesday morning in Lent for an exploration of different prayer practices designed to bring you closer to God. We’ll meet via Zoom (contact us) at 9:00 am for about 30 minutes of prayer and reflection. Great way to start your day!

2/23    Visio Divina

3/2     In Our Own Words

3/9     Body Prayer

3/16  Taize + Chant

3/23  Praying in Color

3/30 Lectio Divina

Community Events to increase awareness and dialogue

Thanks to Shaker resident, Lisa Vahey, for sharing this info. Find more on our “Doing Justice” page (under Serve).
This weekend, there are 2 great events, both via Zoom.
Saturday 2/20, at 2:00 pm: Join the community for a virtual Racial Justice Panel & conversations: https://www.facebook.com/events/178475437393023/
Sunday 2/21 at 2:00 pm: Shaker Historical Society will be in conversation with NewONEShaker Executive Director Angel Chapman, on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/1026115994543137/

Ash Wednesday

Lent is Coming – “Again & Again: a Lenten Refrain”
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17.   
6:30 to 7:15 pm – Since we cannot gather in person we will be doing “Ashes to Go” from the circular drive on Winslow Road.  Pastor Roger will be there masked and gloved to provide the mark of the cross.  The first 15 minutes are reserved for those who live some distance from the church so that they can get back home in time for our 7:30 Service.  If you live in Shaker plan to arrive close to 7:00 in case there is any backup.  Pastor Roger will have to stop at 7:15 to be prepared for worship.

7:30 – Worship from the Sanctuary, on Zoom

via computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83329778224?pwd=di9QOGJLYWJ5VmVZOHFvWjNCYm1WUT09
Meeting ID: 833 2977 8224
Passcode: 020616
From your cell phone: +19294362866,,83329778224#,,,,*020616#
From any phone (audio only): 929-436-2866

The Black Church – on PBS

The Black Churchon PBS next Tues. & Wed. (2/16 & 17) at 9:00 pm
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song” will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.  Stacey Holman (Ron Holman’s daughter), who grew up at HCC, is one of the producers!


Opportunities to get involved in community efforts!

Thursday, February 18th, 12:00-1:00 PM
Juvenile Justice: Stealing Childhood & Other Acts of Systemic Racism
Join Gabriella Celeste for a powerful discussion based on her years of experience as an attorney, advocate for justice, and child policy activist.

Saturday, February 20, 2:00-3:30pm
Virtual panel and break-out discussions to learn about and engage with the work being done by racial justice organizations in Shaker Heights

Ohio Poor Peoples Campaign updates

Join the Ohio Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival tonight (Sunday, Jan. 17th) for a watch party at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.  Together we will watch a 30-minute prayer service as a part of   A National Call to Love, Light & Leadership!
Schedule this week –
Sunday, Jan. 17th at 8PM
Watch Party for National Prayer Service for Love, Light and Leadership    Register by clicking here 
Monday, Jan. 18th at 1PM 
Watch Party for Moral Monday National Interfaith Service

Register here clicking here

Tuesday, Jan. 19th OHPPC Spiritual Council  3rd Tuesdays at 7pm    Register here by clicking here

Wednesday, Jan. 20th    6PM – Healthier Days Ahead – How We Can Make Sure of It.
A deeper look at the envirnonmental issues in NE & SE Ohio. We will be joined by Tim Kettler of Coshocton Environmental and Community Awareness. We will look at how environmental issues intersect with the other issues of poverty, racism, and militarism.  Register by clicking here

Weekly Meet & Build – Check in call 7PM    Register for our OHPPC Weekly Wednesday Meet & Greet calls at:


Here is the OHPPC  calendar – https://bit.ly/OHPPCALENDAR

Volunteer with Unity in Community Food Distribution

Unity in Community Food Distribution

Monday, December 14 10 am – 2 pm

The “Unity in Our Community” Campaign is an initiative of Shaker Heights interfaith congregations, neighborhood groups, and local residents of the city to respond to emergency hunger and food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 crisis.  Join us to volunteer, while maintaining wellness, safety and social distancing protocols, to assist our neighbors in need. We are seeking volunteers!  If you are sick or immunocompromised, we ask that you forgo volunteering for this effort.  Volunteers must wear masks/face covering and gloves (such as a bandana, scarf, gardening gloves, work gloves, latex, etc.)

We need help with welcoming those who need assistance, collecting data from them, carrying food bags to their cars, and with home delivery.

Sign up here to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba4a62ba6fc1-unity 


New Banners in Place!

We are so glad our new banners arrived and have been installed! On your next walk or drive by, take a look! Thanks to the RenewalWorks team and Pastor Roger.

#HCC #BLM #PrayForPeace #WorkForJustice #CallToAction