MidWeek Bible Study Summer Edition

It’s back! MidWeek Bible Study meets mid-July through August!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a 7 week study of the Psalms: Passion, Promise, Praise. We will begin mid-July and meet each week through August. We’ll meet at Juma Coffeehouse on Chagrin – you purchase your own beverage and we’ll bring the lively discussion! All are welcome, invite a friend to join you.

7/16                 Overview of the Book of Psalms

7/23                 Prayers and Poetry

7/30                 Prayer Book for God’s People

8/6                   Psalms of Sacred History

8/13                 Psalms of Trust

8/20                 Psalms of Lament

8/27                 Psalms of Praise

Porch Talks for a Beloved Community – July 28 – 4:00 pm

The last of our three talks for 2019 focused on continuing Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call toward social justice takes place on July 28 at Heights Christian Church (HCC). The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, who recently retired as president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York.  The event will also include a commemoration of Dr. King’s visit to HCC on the same date 54 years ago.

Dr. McMickle is well known to Greater Clevelanders, having served as Senior Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church from 1987 to 2011, and as President of the Cleveland NAACP, Shaker Heights Board of Education, and Greater Cleveland Urban League at various times during that span..  

Note: Porch Talks will be held outdoors (weather permitting) from the porch where Rev. King spoke in 1965. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In the event of rain, the talk will move indoors.

A facilitated follow-up conversation session, also free and open to the public, will be held in the Campbell Room at Heights Christian Church on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m.

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Community Meal

Join us every Third Saturday of the month for our Community Meal! Everyone is welcome to Our Place at the Table as we enjoy lunch and fellowship, and all are invited to help with the meal – set-up, preparing the food, greeting people as they arrive, serving as a Table Host, or cleaning up. We need you as we build community one meal at a time!

Thanks to the Shaker Heights Police Department for all their help and for bringing the cake! Yum!

Pub(lic) Theology

Third Tuesdays at 7 pm – Craft Collective (Van Aken District)

The format is simple: beer, conversation, and God. Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. Be ready to engage with people of varying religious traditions, philosophical perspectives and life experiences. Hope to see you there! All are welcome – invite a friend!

On July 16 we’ll explore “Many Stories Matter: The Power of Story and More Than One Narrative.” Do you have a story to share? 

Little Free Pantry is Open

The first Little Free Pantry on the east side of Cleveland is open at HCC.  Think Little Free Library but with food. The motto is “Take what you need, leave what you can.”  It is 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.