First Things First!
A weekly E-News publication of  The First Church in Oberlin UCC
United Church of Christ  September 16, 2019
An Open and Affirming, Just Peace, Green Justice, Global Mission Congregation

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at The First Church.

Rev. David T. Hill, Pastor
Brandy Bring, Commissioned Minister of Faith Formation and Youth

  1. First Church Weekly  Calendar
  2. First Church Announcements & Events (scroll down)
  3. Birthday List For September
  4. First Church  Meeting House Archives
  5. General Information


Adults, are you wondering what is happening with Adult Faith Formation?  The CE Committee is requesting your help as we discern the best way to present faith formation opportunities for adults.  Please complete a quick electronic survey here.

The First Wednesday Night Supper will be September 18.
Everyone is Welcome.
Come!  Bring a Friend!

Donation is $3 for Adult/$5 for family/Students are always free.

Help is needed to make these meals a success each week. Please sign up on the sheets located in the hallway, 
or call Diane Krueck at (440) 775-0976. Thank you!


Youth Classes (6th-12th grade) will begin this Sunday, September 22nd following worship.   


 Youth Group (5th-12th grade) will take place on Sunday, September 22nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Undercroft. All youth and their friends are invited to attend. 



Did you hear about someone during church who would appreciate being thought of?  

Witness & Membership Committee has cards available at the Welcome Table for you to write a note to let a person know you are thinking about them.  

If you put the whole name on the envelope, the church will address, stamp and mail the note for you.  
Let's reach out to our church and community friends!!

While on sabbatical I worshiped at First Congregational Church of Berkeley on several occasions and had the opportunity to meet with their pastor, Molly Baskette. Molly is a very gifted pastor and author.  Parents of children and youth are sure to enjoy an evening of humor and thought provoking conversation around the blessings and challenges of faith-filled parenting from a progressive Protestant perspective. I would urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet Molly while she is visiting Ohio. - Rev. David Hill



Registration is  HERE



If you are an Oberlin resident, consider applying to serve on a city board or commission.  Choose a commission that fits your interest and background. Find more information about boards and commissions, as well a link for an application here:

Applications can be submitted now until mid-November and will be reviewed starting in late November. Appointments are confirmed by City Council in December for three year terms starting in January 2020. It's a good way to learn more about the community while performing a valuable service.

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                      September Distribution

OCS welcomes your donations. 
Please take them directly to their building  at 285  S. Professor St. 
from 9am until noon and 1pm until 5pm, M-F. Thank you! 
Communion - When Coming To Church Is Not Possible

The Witness and Membership Committee has members who have recently been trained by Pastor David to serve Communion to anyone in our church who is confined to home, ill or otherwise unable to come to church. One of the members of the Communion team will come to your home and share a brief service with you. If interested, please call Debbie in the church office at (440) 775-1711.

Drawing on our heritage, we will grow by being an intentionally inclusive, multicultural, just and loving community that practices relevant and inspiring worship, mobilized to collaborate with our wider community by opening our doors to be a central gathering place that is dedicated to healing brokenness in our relationship with God, each other and the Earth. 
The First Church in Oberlin
106 N. Main Street
Oberlin OH 44074
(440) 775-1711

If you are searching for ways to become more fully 
engaged in the life of the church, 
contact Rev. David T. Hill or call the church office.

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