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Safe Distanced, In-Person & Online Sunday Services begin June 7, 2020

A plan has been prayerfully and carefully created to offer safe, in-person worship services.

Before attending the in-person worship service, we encourage you to read our Reopening Plan by clicking here.

We continue to offer the virtual Zoom format that can be accessed through the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83818384493?

Meeting ID: 838-1838 4493
Password: 297100
You may also join by phone only by dialing 1-312-626-6799. When asked, enter the meeting ID: 8381838449999993#, and Password: 297100#.

May you all be well and safe!


You are invited to join us for One in Christ, a four-week multigenerational study on anti-racism. Throughout the month of August, we will be reading stories, creating activities, and facilitating discussions about what it means to truly see one another with equality and to celebrate the differences that God has blessed us with. Starting the week of August 9, we hope you will join us each week as we speak to preschoolers, children, youth, and adults about becoming One in Christ!

WEEK ONE: Aug. 9-15, we are starting One in Christ, our anti-racism study, with a story for preschoolers. In Brian the Brave, we will see what a group of sheep can teach us about working and playing together, even when we look and sound different from each other. Click the links below to find the videos.

- Brian the Brave Listen to the book
- Brian the Brave Discussion
- Brian the Brave Craft - The craft kits can be picked up at the church office (Tues.-Thurs.) 9am - 4pm.

Week 2 of One in Christ for elementary-aged children: This week, we are continuing One in Christ, our anti-racism study, with a story for elementary-aged children. In Who Is My Neighbor?, Midnight Blue finds out who will be a good neighbor to him when he gets hurt. Can we learn something from those who choose to help him?

Who Is My Neighbor? story
Who Is My Neighbor? discussion
Who Is My Neighbor? activity



Week 3 of One in Christ for teens & youth - This week, One in Christ is focused on starting a conversation about racism with teens and youth. Responding to Racism provides a chance to learn a few facts about how racism affects people of color, and why it is important to be an ally and an advocate for those who experience it. Click the links below to view the Responding to Racism videos.

Responding to Racism Introduction
Responding to Racism Activity
Responding to Racism Discussion


WEEK 4 - One in Christ - Adult Zoom Study - Sept. 9 at 6pm.
Mark your calendar and join the conversation as we explore, listen and learn from each other.
The Christian Education Ministry Team is praying for wonderful things on the other side of difficult conversations.

Topic: Why Is It So Difficult To Talk About Racism?
Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time

Watch for the Zoom link to be shared in the church E-News or call Rev. Ed Kahl (513) 446-3837 to request the link.


Bible Study Opportunity - Pastor Ed is offering a Bible study titled The Divine Drama on Sunday evenings at 5pm on the Zoom format. If you are interested in joining the study, please contact him at 513-446-3837.

Worship - September 20th, 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - September 6th, 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - August 16th, 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - August 2nd, 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - July 26th, 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - July 19th 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - July 12th 2020 (via Zoom)


Worship - July 5th 2020 (via Zoom)