712 S. Columbia Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Church Office Hours:
Mon - Th, 9 am - 3 pm
Closed on Fridays
9:30 am - Church School - all ages
10:30 am - Fellowship
11:00 am - Worship in English
11:00 am - Worship in Spanish
Join us for coffee, juice, cookies and
conversation in Fellowship Hall before
Church School and Worship.
The month of October will bring several special worship opportunities! We start this month with
World Communion Sunday,
October 1. At that service, we will be receiving our annual
Peace & Global Witness Offering
(formerly the Peacemaking Offering). We keep 25% for our own peacemaking efforts here in Tulsa. These events help demonstrate and promote the
peace and unity
of communities of faith across the globe. To help us decorate the Communion Table you are invited to bring an item made or purchased from another country.
On Sunday, October 8, we will have a
Included in that service will be a couple pieces of music by
band Amalgama from Nicaragua
! They are in town as part of JustHope’s annual fundraiser (Thursday, October 12).
will again set up a
of wares made in Nicaragua before worship on that day in Fellowship Hall.
will on Sunday, October 22, before the service. On that day we are pleased to have Meg Vail, a recent graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, preaching as part of our denomination’s
Theological Education / Seminary Emphasis Sunday
Then on Sunday, October 29 we will have a special
, celebrating the 500
anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Thesis, kicking the Reformation into high gear.
Also, please note there will be a
Called Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 29
, for the purpose of
electing four Ruling Elders to serve on the Session
in the Class of 2020; one person to fill an unexpired 2-year term in the class of 2019; and elect congregational members to our Nominating Committee for next year.
Please note the special Christian Education opportunities, as well. Also, continued prayers and support for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas.
Rev. Todd Freeman
HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF
GIFT OF THE HEART KITS
Cleanup Bucket Project
to the recent
disasters, will include a hands-on project of
collecting cleaning supplies
(listed below) and assembling
for Presbyterian Disaster Relief (
can be brought to the church
Friday, October 13th.
The buckets will be filled and shipped on Saturday, the 14
p.m. on the
(in Fellowship Hall), to help
to join in, also! Please
contact Pat Valencia
(see link below)
and can be
placed in the offering plate
during worship, or given to the
Checks can be made payable to College Hill, with 'Cleanup Bucket' in the memo line.
DONATION ITEMS NEEDED:
5-gallon buckets with resealable lids
Sponges, assorted sizes
Packages of cleaning towels
18 reusable, like Easy Wipes)
Box dry laundry detergent
Liquid concentrated household cleaner
Bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap
Packaged clothespins, 48-50 clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
28 ct. roll heavy-duty trash bags
(30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
Bottle insect repellent
(pump, drops or lotion; non-aerosol)
Please bring only new, unopened materials, contained in plastic bottles.
Thank you for your assistance!
RALLY DAY & Pool Party
Four of our youth are joining with four from Fellowship Congregational Church (UCC) along with their leadership to lead the class
We started with a Confirmation Retreat at
Post Oak Lodge on September 17.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASS
Mark Thurston, who has been teaching about the life and work of reformer Martin Luther, taught a class upon the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of his 95 Theses, marking the "official" beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
Church member Chris Newsome shares his personal experience in Houston as a videographer for Channel 6 in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Mike Evanson (center), who retired as our Church Treasurer after 25 years, works with
Mike Patterson (left) our new Treasurer, and
Gary Watts, Assistant Treasurer, during the process of transition.
embers are encouraged to
to decorate the sanctuary for worship services. Please
on the Flower Chart, which is posted on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.
Your dedication will be announced in that Sunday's Worship Bulletin.
Flowers can be purchased from any store or bought from your own yard or garden. Please bring them in two containers the morning of the service for which you have signed up.
2017 Birthday Endowment Fund
A meaningful way to celebrate your Birthday this year is to
an amount equal to your new
This donation is also a wonderful way to honor others such as children, grandchildren and friends and allows the church to have funds available for special projects.
Checks can be made payable to College Hill and marked "Birthday Fund" on the memo portion of the check, and placed in the basket on the Narthex information table.
Penny Fund Donations Welcome
Thank you for your donations to the Penny Fund! You are always welcome to donate your pennies (or any loose change), in the red container on the Narthex table.
This money goes toward funding many College Hill needs and events we enjoy throughout the year!
1 - Valerie Ordonez
4 - Jeff Richmond
4 - Lillian Newsome
5 - Pat Beitel
5 - Mike Wood
6 - Brooklyn Hovenga
6 - Sherrie Garnett
9 - Ellen Nole
10 - Robert Babcock
12 - Charlotte Bronston
14 - Nataya Bostic
16 - Donna Richardson
19 - Crystal Zerger
20 - Allison Redding
21 - Marilyn Hill
22 - Cathy Robertson
23 - Dixie Speer
27 - Francis Garcia
30 - Emily Major
31 - Tracy Vanderburg
31 - David West
31 - Nancy Bennett
Birthday Endowment Fund!
Solar Under the Sun /
Hymn Sing / JustHope Artisans' Sale
Thursday, 10/12 at 6:00 pm ~
JustHope Wine for Water Dinner & Fundraiser
Saturday, 10/14 at 2:00 pm ~
Cleanup Bucket Filling/Mailing-Hurricane Disaster Relief
Sunday, 10/15 after worship ~
Charlotte Bronston's 95th Birthday Reception
Thursday, 10/19 at noon ~
Friday, 10/20 at 6:00 pm ~
Saturday, 10/21 at 9:00 am ~
All Church Fall
Sunday, 10/22 ~
CHPC Annual Mission Faire
Thursday, 10/26 ~
Openarms Youth Project Meal
Thursday, 10/26 at 6:30 pm ~
Celtic Circle Gathering
Sunday, 10/29 after worship ~
Fall-O-Ween Potluck & Fall Festival
Sunday, 10/29 ~
Called Congregational Meeting to Elect Ruling Elders
Birthday Celebration & Reception
Sunday, October 15
Plan to gather in Fellowship Hall for cake and punch, to celebrate
Charlotte Bronston’s 95
a surprise party).
Thursday, October 19
This fun group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, either in Fellowship Hall at the church, or at a local restaurant.
Friday, October 20 at 6:00 pm
Plan to join us for
Please bring a snack to share,
so we can munch while we play. If you require
or would like more
about the event, please
(click name to)
We'll have lots of games, but if you have a favorite game, feel free to bring it! We look forward to seeing you there!
Church Fall Work Day
Saturday, October 21
9:00 a.m. - Noon
for fun, fellowship and
Our main focus will be on yard work and trimming trees, but there will be
both inside and outside jobs available.
A light breakfast will be provided. For questions
(click name to)
Annual Mission Faire
Sunday, October 22
Outreach & Mission Ministry Team
after worship for the annual
in the Fellowship Hall.
College Hill supports
will be on hand, as we
in our community:
Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, Kendall-Whittier Elementary, Openarms Youth Project, Meals on Wheels, Kendall-Whittier Inc.
Little Blue House
Come welcome them, visit a bit, and enjoy some refreshments!
SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC OFFERINGS –
Month of October
Featuring the Chancel Choir
with Mike Gibson, organist
Gift of Finest Wheat
by John Ferguson
Brother James’s Air
by Gordon Jacob
A Vineyard Grows
– by Linda Spevacek
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
by Keith Bissell
– arr. Karen Thompson
A Mighty Fortress is Our God –
Carl F. Mueller
Holy Manna –
arr. Margaret R. Tucker
The Chancel Choir of College Hill Presbyterian Church
rehearses Wednesdays at 6:4
p.m. in the second story choral room (next to the church office) for singing, fellowship and fun! If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir this Fall, we are welcoming new
Please contact the Director of Music.
BELLISSIMO HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
BELLissimo Handbell Ensemble of College Hill Presbyterian Church
rehearses Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the second story choral room. If you are interested in playing in this fun ensemble (permanent member or substitute) this Fall, please contact the Director of Music for more information.
(Click name) to
contact our Director of Music
Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist
Celtic Circle Gathering
Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 pm
will be in held in the
. (Click name to) contact
Sunday, October 29
Plan to meet in Fellowship Hall after worship. The
, and can get
time. We will have a small
for the kids during the potluck.
Anyone wanting to help with games
to share and
to pass out for kiddos. This event will take the place of Trunk-or-Treat.
Pledge Reminder from
Finance & Stewardship Team
College Hill members and friends, our giving has been slow this summer, but fortunately our ministry teams' spending has also been under budget.
That spending will likely increase as Christian Education begins purchasing curriculum and Music and Worship prepares for services in the fall and winter.
Please consider this a gentle reminder to get your pledge up to date.
Thank you for being a blessing to College Hill!
Your Finance and Stewardship Team
Openarms Youth Project Meal
Thursday, October 27
Openarms Youth Project
offers peer-based education, advocacy, recreation, information, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth.
The 4th Thursday of every other month, a
organizes and delivers the
for Dinner Night and Group gathering at Openarms. A big, warm
, for providing this service for several years, The baton has recently been passed to our
We are so
for his stepping up and
for this important service.
If you are able to
donate food, money
please (click name to)
Outreach & Mission
for more information.
Danielle Hovenga Earns
Prestigious Title of
KWE Volunteer Opportunities
Outreach & Mission Ministry Team
invites you to be a
Reading Counts program
with our adopted
Reading Counts is an incentive-based program where children read books that interest them, then take a short online quiz.
Your commitment can be based on whatever time you have available.
All volunteers must complete a background check. The following
would be excited to have you in their
Matthews - 1:45 pm - 2:20 pm
Smith - Anytime during the school day
Morse - Anytime during the school day
Price - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
throughout the school year. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please
the school office at 918-833-9900 and ask for Beth or Sylvia.
The Housemaid’s Daughter:
A Novel by Barbara Mutch
So that we can tackle a book a little longer than our regular monthly selections, Book Club will
not meet in October, but will next gather in early November before the holiday rush begins. Our selection,
The Housemaid’s Daughter: A Novel, is a debut novel for author Barbara Mutch set in early 20
th century Apartheid-era South Africa, which the book summary describes as “a beautiful, yet divided land.” The book summary goes on to describe the novel as “startling and thought-provoking,” encasing a story that “intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption.”
This book is available at book stores, your local library, and other book sources. Book Club will meet for lunch and discussion at
1624 E. 15
, just west of Utica, on the south side of
) immediately following worship service, about
Something for the Spirit
Inner and Outer
By Steve Garnaas-Holmes
God, help me root deeply in you,
and let the sap of your grace flow through me,
that my outer self may grow organically
out of my inner self, the two selves one,
my actions in humble harmony with my inner truth.
Free me from pretense and the fear of appearances.
May my prayers give form to words and deeds,
my flesh obey my spirit,
both flowing from your love.
Recycling is an expression of stewardship of the wonderful planet that we enjoy as our home.
Our recycling center is located in the cabinets outside the Fellowship Hall. We recycle paper, cans, compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, and printer cartridges.
We also collect plastic and paper shopping bags for reuse by organizations such as Emergency Infant Services and Iron Gate. (Please, no produce bags or newspaper bags, as we no longer have an outlet for recycling them.)
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