Tidings of Comfort Service Dec. 19 7:30 pm

The holidays may not be easy for people facing difficulties or grief. On Tuesday, December 19 at 7:30 pm HCC will offer a “Tidings of Comfort” service especially for people who are having a difficult time facing cultural expectations that Christmas is a time of unbounded joy. A simple service of cripture, readings, prayers, and music will help us focus on God’s comfort and presence in the midst of life’s challenges and losses. This service is open to the community. All are welcome. Plan to attend and invite a friend. You’ll be glad you did. 

Crafty Kids Care, Dec. 9

Free church based childcare will entertain your children while you prepare for this joyous season.  Takes place Saturday Dec. 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  For children 3 – 10 years old.  Lunch is provided, games and crafts, baking for older children.  Registration is required and available here or by calling the church office at (216) 561-4800.  Additional information will be required at time of drop off.  NOTE: Registration is required by Thursday, December 7th.

November 7+8 Godspell Auditions

All youth and young adults ages 12-22 are invited to try out for our production of Godspell: A Musical Based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Auditions take about 15 minutes and will be held Tuesday 11/7 from 2-4 pm and Wednesday 11/8 from 6-8 pm. Techies and Band members also needed. Call the church with any questions: 216-561-4800.

Godspell flier

Solar Panel Dedication, September 17

We will be dedicating our new solar panel array on September 17 during worship.  Following the service Ryan Walling, Third Sun Solar representative and former HCC member, will lead a second hour class on solar energy and how you can put the sun to work at your home.  Join us!

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – Sept. 1

In the United States, the most basic, powerful, and counter-cultural thing we can do for God’s creation is pray. The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts throughout September.

We live in a culture that values busy-ness and accomplishments. Following our Creator’s call to “Be still and know what I am God” (Psalm 46:10) humbles us. With prayer, we become open to God’s guidance, inspiration, and calls to action. With prayer, God knits us closer together in community. Only by the grace and inspiration of God can hearts and minds transform.

One option for September 1 is to come walk HCC’s outdoor labyrinth (across the street from the office door on Daleford Road).  We will have prayers available to help focus your meditative walk.  But, whether you come to the labyrinth, take a nature walk, celebrate liturgy in community, engage with scripture, speak sacred words aloud, or sing your prayers, it matters. Thanks for joining us in prayer!

100 Mile Potluck

4th Annual 100 Mile Potluck – Sunday, September 24

Our worship will flow directly into our 4th annual “100 Mile Potluck” which the Green Chalice Creation Care Team is hosting. 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!

 

Backpack Blessing August 27

BackPack Flyer

Join us on Sunday, August 27 for worship at 10:00 am when we will offer blessings for everyone’s backpacks and briefcases, and for ice cream and games on the lawn at 11:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend!