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.
There is always something significant in the turning of the calendar to a new year, even though it’s just another day, chronologically. Symbolically, however, it can help us reflect and meditate upon new beginnings.
Here’s a wonderful metaphor that I shared with you on the first Sunday in January in my sermon "To Begin Again." It goes like this. Each one of us carry around a backpack filled with all the events, thoughts and feelings of the past year. Here are some questions to ponder in this
- What would you like to take out of your backpack and leave behind as you journey into this new year? (What do you hope to let go of?)
- What would you like to continue to carry with you in your backpack as you journey into this new year? (What qualities, people, and things do you want around you?)
- What would you like to add to your backpack as you journey into this new year? What are your hopes for this year? What ‘new beginnings’ do you seek? Is there a mantra that would help guide you?
The answers to these questions are deeper than typical New Year’s Resolutions. For instance, there may be things you and I would like to leave behind, but in reality, are simply part of who we are. We can ‘work’ on those things, but sometimes learning to live life fully in our own skin is the most helpful way to journey forward, knowing God is always with us and for us on our journey.
Last year, I choose to carry around the mantra “be hopeful” as I journeyed through 2017. As the year progressed, however, I became less hopeful – as did many of us. While it’s crucial to never lose hope, I think I’d like to focus this year on “seek balance.” As a pastor, that includes the balance between being pastoral and prophetic. Have a blessed year!
Monday, Jan. 15 -
church office closed
Thursday, Jan. 18 -
at noon-First Watch Restaurant
Saturday, Jan. 27 -
Annual Session Retreat
Saturday, Jan. 27
- CHPC Hispanic Fellowship serves meal at Day Center for Homeless
Sunday, Jan. 28
- Annual Congregational Mtg./
/Ordination & Installation
of the new class of Ruling Elders
Annual Congregational Meeting
& Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, January 28
Please plan to attend the
Annual Congregational Meeting and
Potluck Luncheon immediately following worship. The Ministry Teams will present their
Annual Reports at this time. The congregation will also vote on the Pastor's Terms of Call.
We will also
Ordination and Installation of the new class of
Bring a covered dish
to share and join us for this very important meeting of the congregation.
Incoming Ruling Elders
Class of 2020
Class of 2019
(to fill 2 year unexpired term)
Soulful Singers sang twice in worship during Advent. Thank you to director
Evie Olson and Wyatt Fox, with
Parker Brobston and
Some our church youth and some from Fellowship Congregational Church who are part of our joint Confirmation Class.
December Luncheon Club
Our gathering included a performance by the
Tiger Choir of
Kendall Whittier Elementary
and a celebration of
JoAnn Smith's 99th Birthday
Birthday Endowment Fund
A meaningful way to
Birthday this year is to
donate an amount equal to your new
age to the
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.
Recycle and Donation Center
We have re-purposed the cabinets in the hallway outside of Fellowship Hall for use as a place to deposit recycling and donations.
Recycle bins will accommodate paper, cans, plastic bags, compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, and printer cartridges.
Donation bins are also available for diapers and baby care products, dry goods and hygiene items, and school supplies.
Visit our Facebook page for
1 - Paulino Allande
4 - Megan Featherston
6 - Damion Williams
7 - Louis Coleman
8 - Julia Allande
9 - Theo Wright
9 - Jerry Pogue
11 - Camellia McKenzie
13 - Terry Gamel
14 - Jennifer Campbell
15 - Parker Brobston
19 - Fritha Ohlson
20 - Jeff Dickason
21 - Chris Newsome
25 - Ethan Buchner
25 - Libby Wright
27 - David Moser
27 - Tanya Patterson
30 - Dena Schone
31 - Nancy Foote
Birthday Endowment Fund!
May 25, 1930 ~ November 24, 201
February 8, 1952 ~ January 11, 2018
Well done, good and faithful servant."
Something for the Spirit
5 Brilliant Motivational Tips
for the New Year
December 28, 2017
by Emma Higgs
It’s the end of another year. You’ve consumed more turkey, chocolate and alcohol in the last few days than you thought humanly possible. You’ve spent too much, not exercised enough, those bad habits you thought you’d cracked last year are back with a vengeance, and the house is a wreck.
It’s time for a fresh start.
Recognize the limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
Take the next step towards health and wholeness.
Be an active participant in your own life, not a passive observer.
Make friends with failure.
Find a different perspective. It can change everything.
The Reason for the Season
Once again, the congregation
opened their hearts and pocketbooks
to help bless others during the holiday season
Alternative Christmas Results
College Hill members found the perfect gift for their friends and family who had everything.
Several in the congregation made a contribution to one of four local, national or global causes by purchasing Alternative Christmas cards.
In this way, we
for the following four causes and split as shown below:
Solar Under the Sun
Marion Medical Mission
astern OK Food Bank
Night Light of Oklahoma
Christmas Eve Offering
The congregation contiributed
Emergency Infant Services. All funds have been sent directly to EIS. Thank you for your generosity!
Day Center for the Homeless
Secret Santa Project
$450 was collected to help Day Center residents transition into their own home. Thank you for making the holidays so special for them!
Teachers Needed for
Children's Church School Class
elementary age Church School class is looking for
1-2 loving individuals to
teach a fun group of kiddos! T
his position is open NOW! The elementary age classroom meets on the 3rd floor
every Sunday from 9:30-10:30am during the school year (we do not typically meet during the summer months).
COLLEGE HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist
Sunday Morning Music Offerings
Featuring the Chancel Choir
with Mike Gibson, organist
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
Lisa Wagner, oboe ~ Choral Anthem
And the Father Will Dance
The Chancel Choir of College Hill Presbyterian Church
rehearses Wednesdays at 6:40 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 members. Chancel Choir has recently (1-10-18) resumed rehearsals for the spring 2018 season
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 Director of Music for more information.
BELLissimo has also recently (1-10-18) resumed rehearsals for the spring 2018 season.
(Click name) to contact our Director of Music,
Thursday, January 18
Luncheon Club typically meets the third Thursday of the month
(except in July) for delicious food, fun and fellowship!
While most gatherings are potlucks in the Fellowship Hall,
the group will meet at
First Watch Restaurant - at their
81st & Lewis. Everyone is welcome!
Book Study Small Group
Tuesday, January 23
We will meet at the home of Sue Haskins to discuss Robert Wright's book, "
Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment."
Special Food Drive for
KWI Food Pantry
First Sunday collection
was designated to the
Emergency Food Pantry. Due to the
extremely low on certain items, an
urgent needs list of specific food items was provided:
~ Boxed cold cereal
~ Peanut butter
(plastic jars preferred)
~ Canned meat (
tuna and chicken)
Donations can be
throughout the month, or
dropped off at the
KWI Food Pantry, located on the ground level of
University United Methodist Church. (2915 E. 5th St., on the TU campus).
You may also (
click name to)
church member (and KWI Executive Director),
Lori Decter Wright
, or at 918-852-3284, and she will gladly
pick up your donation from you
. As always, monetary donations are always welcome and much appreciated.
Penny Fund Donations Welcome
Thank you for your donations to the Penny Fund! You are always welcome to
), in the
This money goes toward funding many College Hill needs and events we enjoy throughout the year!
Day Center for the Homeless Meal
Saturday, January 28
Our Hispanic Fellowship here at College Hill is responsible for preparing a dinner meal at Tulsa's Day Center for the Homeless.
Sign up on
Caroline's Clipboard before or after worship to contribute food or funds.
We welcome anyone who would like to join us at the Center to help serve the meal!
If you would like to
bring flowers to decorate the sanctuary for an upcoming worship service, please
sign up on the
Flower Chart on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. There are many open dates available for the new year. Your dedication will also be announced in the worship bulletin.
Flowers can be purchased from any store or brought from home. Please bring them in two containers the morning of the service for which you have signed up.