The Messenger
College Hill Presbyterian Church
Progressive Theology, Traditional Worship, Inclusive Congregation (PCUSA)
Affiliated with More Light Presbyterians and the Covenant Network of Presbyterians
April 2020
712 S. Columbia Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Church Office Hours:
Mon - Th, 9 am - 3 pm
Closed on Fridays

Worship Schedule:
Virtual Worship throughout the month of April.

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Pastor Email:

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Word From the Pastor
When I mentioned in a sermon on the First Sunday in Lent about setting something aside during this season, life-as-we-know-it wasn't what I had in mind.

If it feels like life is surreal at the moment, that's because it is. Kind of like living in a Salvador Dali painting.

We have been forced to set aside most of the structured patterns in our lives. That's very disorienting. For after all, we are creatures of habit and routine. It doesn't help that at the moment we don't see an end in sight, and can't even plan for the near future.

Therefore, it is recommended that even though our days are not like they were just a few weeks ago, try to make new routines for morning, afternoon, and evening.

During this time, we must also not lose track of ourselves - our identity and those things that are important to us.

But let us also acknowledge that this isolation is very stressful on many levels. So, mental and spiritual health becomes even more important on a day to day basis. May you find hope and strength in your faith, and in the knowledge that God is with us, within us, and for us!

Virtual worship in indeed strange. Online Easter isn't anything any of us have been trained for. Yet... we will be together in spirit to celebrate the promise of hope and new life that Easter brings.

Let us utilize the blessing of today's technology to stay connected with one another, holding each other in our prayers, awaiting a joyous reunion and homecoming in hopefully the not-too-distant future.

Special blessings during these surreal days,
Rev. Todd
We will be having virtual worship throughout the month of April.

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A very special thank you to Chris Newsome for his professional videography skills!
When we are able to gather again in person, a memorial service will be held for each.

Barbara Bucchianeri
February 18, 1924 - April 1, 2020

Jeanette Featherston
June 22, 1950 - March 15, 2020

David Hensley
September 9, 1951 - March 15, 2020

Vance Vanderburg
November 8, 1930 - March 12, 2020

Tom & Lori Clark

Mary & Price, Benson and Jack Purvis
Evening Book Study Group

Tuesday, April 28
6:30 pm

Meeting by Zoom

The College Hill monthly evening Book Study group has chosen Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World for this spring. Written by award-winning historian Tom Holland , this book explores the impact Christianity has had on the mindset of Western Civilization. 

Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist

Sadly, since we are having to worship virtually for now, there are no Chancel Choir nor BELLissimo rehearsals.

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more photos!

  1 - Jerry Abercrombie
 3 - Will Nole
 7 - Lee Collins            
 8 - Stefanie Olson       
 8 - Cara Wood
10 - Nancy Vanderburg 
12 - Elizabeth Buchner  
12 - Jana Stagner
16 - Gavin Buchner       
18 - Carolyn Brady
19 - Pat Lucy
20 - Nancy Gammie         
22 - Lilianna Coleman  
22 - Margaret Watson
23 - MaryAnn Bumgarner 
25 - Elizabeth Brady
25 - Andrew Redding
25 - Marianne Stambaugh
28 - Terry Baxter
29 - Aidan McCullough
Remember the 
Birthday Endowment Fund!
We continued to be able to provide a meal for the Day Center for the Homeless. Thanks to all who dropped off hot dogs, etc. The meal itself was served by folks at the Day Center. Special thanks to Caroline Johnson, who has been our magnificent coordinator of the meals for many years!

If safe, consider finding ways to volunteer for a project or an organization in need during this time of physical distancing.
Something for the Spirit
Birthday Endowment Fund
A meaningful way to celebrate your Birthday this year is to donate an amount equal to your new age to the Endowment Fund.

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.
College Hill Mission Statement
~ Build an inclusive community of faith
~ Receive and openly share the love of God
~ Reach out with a compassionate voice for peace and justice
College Hill Presbyterian Church | 712 S. Columbia Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

Rev. Todd Freeman, Pastor