Backpack Blessing August 26

All are welcome to join us on Sunday, August 26 for a Backpack Blessing with refreshments on the front lawn of the church at 11:15 am. Stop by with donations of school supplies to be donated where needed, and bring your backpack or briefcase to receive a blessing and tag to begin the new school year! You can come for just the activities on the lawn beginning at 11:15, or you can come in time to worship with us indoors at 10:00. We’d love to see you. Bring a friend!

BackPack Flyer

100 Mile Potluck

5th Annual 100 Mile Potluck – Sunday, September 30

Our 5th annual “100 Mile Potluck” is once again hosted by our Green Chalice Creation Care Team. We are asking everyone to bring a dish or food item that has at least one ingredient that was produced or grown within 100 miles of Shaker Heights.

To reduce waste we are also asking everyone to bring dinnerware, silverware, and a glass or cup that you can take back home and wash. We will share local food resources, educational information, fun and fellowship! Save the date and plan to attend!

 

Creation Care Month begins Sept. 9

Our theme this year is “Bodies” and will include worship and adult studies during the last 4 Sundays in September.  On Sept. 9 we’ll focus on Bodies of Water.  Bodies of Land will follow on Sept. 16.   Then on Sept. 23 we turn our attention to our Human Bodies with a special worship service in the Campbell Room that you won’t want to miss.  Finally on Sept. 30 we’ll look at how we can resist the forces that seek to destroy the beauty and wonder of God’s good creation, followed by our annual 100 mile potluck (more on that in a separate post!).

Little Free Pantry to open May 6th

The first Little Free Pantry on the east side of Cleveland will open at HCC with a celebratory ribbon cutting on May 6th at 12:30 pm.  Think Little Free Library but with food.  It will be located behind the church on Winslow Road near the playground.

HCC Community Garden

We have 4′ x 12′ plots available for the 2018 growing season. Suggested contribution is $30, which covers your plot and water. Check it out on Daleford Road between Van Aken and Winslow.  Registration is available online or by calling the church office (216-561-4800).  Know someone who might be interested?  Be sure to spread the word.