Worship Dec. 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for worship online Dec. 27 as we continue in the 12 Days of Christmas! We’ll hear about Simeon and Anna and explore how we might be called to speak up and speak out. Details for joining on under our Worship tab. Hope to see you then!

Christmas Eve Service Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Our traditional service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, over Zoom. Join us for readings, carols, and communion as we celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world. Plan to have a candle with you for the singing of Silent Night. It will be good to be together, even online. Everyone is welcome!

Christmas Eve Worship (both 4:00 and 7:30)
Dec 24, 2020 04:00 PM & 7:30 PM EST
via computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959607683
Meeting ID: 899 5960 7683
From your smart phone: +19294362866,,89959607683#
Or any phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 899 5960 7683

Longest Night Service Dec. 20 at 5 pm

Even as carols ring and people wish each other Happy Holidays, many of us feel more like lamenting than rejoicing. Sometimes called “Blue Christmas,” this service gives us opportunity to name our grief and remember others who have shared their laments with God. All are welcome.

We hope you will join us for our Longest Night Service of Remembrance and Grief Sunday evening at 5:00 pm.  During the service everyone will be invited to write their laments on pieces of paper or cloth and then “rend” them as a way to physically express our pain.  You will want to have 4 slips of paper or strips of cloth available for this purpose

Longest Night Service
Dec 20, 2020 05:00 PM EST
via computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82552049284
Meeting ID: 825 5204 9284
From your smart phone: +19294362866,,82552049284#
or any phone: +1 929 436 2866

Ugly Christmas Sweater Christmas Pageant! 12/24 @ 4pm

Join in the fun at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve 12/24 as we gather on Zoom to re-tell the story of Jesus’ birth! Using items found around the house, you too can participate in our intergenerational, interactive bonanza of fun! So get ready for a lighthearted celebration!

Our traditional service readings, carols, and communion takes place at 7:30 pm 12/24 and you are also welcome to attend that! Feel free to invite friends and family as well.

Christmas Eve Worship (both 4:00 and 7:30)
Dec 24, 2020 04:00 PM & 7:30 PM EST
via computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959607683
Meeting ID: 899 5960 7683
From your smart phone: +19294362866,,89959607683#
Or any phone: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 899 5960 7683

 

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

Gift Card Drive for Unity in Community Food Distribution

Make a difference for a family. Drop off a gift card or donate toward one online: www.cometochristchurch.org. Click on the green “GIVE” button, then choose “Shaker Food Drive” in the dropdown menu. Thanks for your generosity and thinking of others in this season of gratitude.

Election Prayer Vigil 11/2-3

In this time of anxiety and polarization, we invite you to participate in an Election Prayer Vigil. Every three hours on Election Eve and Election Day, we will gather for 5 -10 minutes of prayer for the country, elected officials, and the election. You are invited to join us on Zoom (link info below), look for a live feed on our HCC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HeightsCC), or pray when you can on your own.

We’ll gather at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 2 and at 9:00 am, Noon, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. As we move toward the election of leaders for the United States, may we all join in a season of prayer, committing to offer to God our fears and frustrations, our hopes and dreams. We invite you to pray for all our leaders and all matters being put to a vote, locally and nationally.

***Zoom meeting information:

From your computer:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86053195475?pwd=d0JYRVNOb1d1bU1RMHBjcTFuWm9OUT09

From your smartphone:
+19294362866,,86053195475#,,,,,,0#,,172008#

From your landline: +1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 860 5319 5475
Passcode: 172008

GodSightings

Where have you seen God recently? Our #GodSightings challenge gives you an opportunity to send a photo of your recent GodSighting for inclusion in our online gallery here (photo gallery) and on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Or you can post on our social media sites or your own and tag us. We love seeking God in daily life and seeing where others have had a #GodSighting! Send questions + submissions to katehcc@sbcglobal.net

Service of Lament 9/27

Beginning at 5:00 pm. We hope that you will join us for this time to lament together our losses and the challenges of these difficult times.

This will be both in-person (you must register in advance) and on Zoom. In-person registration can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hcc-service-of-lament-tickets-121657391533

Zoom information:
From your computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84210517609?pwd=cnFxbjBHYXJXMkt2RDIzSVd6d28zQT09

Meeting ID: 842 1051 7609
Passcode: 081044

From your smartphone:
+19294362866,,84210517609#,,,,,,0#,,081044#

By phone (audio only): (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 842 1051 7609
Passcode: 081044