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.
A very big
to everyone who worked to coordinate our
Annual Memorial Day Weekend Worship & Picnic
on May 26 at my home.
I always find worship in an outdoor setting very spiritual – and this year the service was led by our youth!! There was lots of participatory singing and a wonderful message about love from
. A special expression of gratitude to
for working with our youth to prepare this service, and to those on the
Worship & Music
ministry teams (Bill Nole and Clay Finck-Ward, moderators, respectively). It was a great morning and afternoon (with about 82 folks) of relaxed worship, fellowship, great food, and trampoline jumping.
Relevant and active congregations rely not only on their many programs and events, including worship, but also in opportunities for
fellowship – the authenticity and genuine relationships and interactions among church members and friends
Thanks to those of you who have volunteered time and energy to participate in this year’s annual Tulsa Pride events, including the
on Saturday, June 1, and the
at the Equality Center throughout that day. Thanks to those who coordinated these two opportunities for College Hill to share our message of God’s inclusive love with the
We will be participating with University United Methodist Church to present
Vacation Church School
from June 17-19. Also, take note of our
Ice Cream Social
on June 23.
Many of you will be taking a well-deserved vacation in the months ahead – so have fun, get some rest, enjoy life and the beauty of creation. I look forward to a summer with opportunities to gather together to participate in the blessings of worship, education, mission, fellowship, and the development of true community.
8th Annual Memorial Day Weekend
Worship & Picnic at Angel Acres
(Rev. Freeman's home)
May 26, 2019
Worship was led by our YOUTH
The youth led a camp-style service filled with lots of participatory singing. Thanks to Michelle Brobston for providing guitar accompaniment!
Haley Brobston presented an inspiring message on the different meanings of the word "love."
We’re a little safer at
CPR and AED
(automated electronic defibrillator)
in April, to those who work directly with the children of the church. Participants included
Alicia Odum, Wyneth Roulet, Gretchen Hrachovec,
nursery staff members,
Susan demonstrates how to help a choking child.
Alicia, Gretchen, Wyneth, Kye and Meghan practice
life-saving skills with infants.
Start that heart! Meghan and Kye set up the AED, while Alicia continues CPR on her adult 'victim'.
That’s not all
has done to
enhance our safety.
First Aid kit, removed
, and has seen to the
outdated fire extinguishers.
Soon to come: a new safety form for parents to complete for their children.
Thank you, Susan,
for all of these preventative measures!
Brad Brummel leads another thought-provoking
discussion during a recent Adult Church School class.
Thin Places, Contemplation, and Discernment: A Few Questions About Celtic Spirituality
by Carl McColman
If you would like to
to decorate the sanctuary for an upcoming worship service, please
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.
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3 - Mark Thurston
4 - Gary Hayes
6 - Bryan Finck-Ward
6 - Lupe Tovar
7 - Linda Watts
7 - Jacque Maxwell
7 - Clint Barker
10 - Wilce Williams
12 - Melanie Brennan
12 - Andrew Campbell
12 - Lee Johns
15 - Patrick Ohlson
16 - Datha Zimmerman
17 - Evelyn Olson
19 - Martha Brown
19 - Walter Z. Echols
20 - Jan Williams
21 - Mary Fitzgerald
22 - Jeanette Featherston
23 - Elyse Jensen
23 - Audrey Fox
23 - Glen Olson
24 - David Matthew Zerger
25 - Bobbe Hornback
Birthday Endowment Fund!
School’s out! And Kathy Davis, who teaches Algebra 2 at Sand Springs Middle School, has mixed emotions. She never imagined that rising flood waters would cancel out the last few days of classes…and her final exam. Students can take the exam later in the principal’s office, but Kathy will miss the chance to see first-hand whether her charges really absorbed weeks of instruction in equations.
With a laugh, Kathy says that majoring in math has meant that she’s never had to look for a job in Oklahoma. After graduating from Northeastern State (BS) and TU (MS), Kathy was snapped up by Citgo Petroleum. After a few years, she felt God calling her to work with young people. An offer to teach immediately came from Sperry Middle School, and 16 years later, the Sand Springs system came calling. She’s been there for 12 years, and plans to teach just one year more. (Take your stand, Kathy! Work can be an earthly joy, but retirement is heaven!)
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys gardening, reading, playing with her 5 rescue pets, and maintaining long-time friendships. Until recently, she was an active member at First Christian Church (Disciples) in Tulsa. Over the past 12 years she has played many roles there, from Sunday School teacher to choir member, to bell-ringer, to Moderator of the Board (which functions similarly to our Session).
Despite Kathy’s sly sense of humor (usually directed at herself), she is very serious about her purpose in life: to listen to God; to live in the present moment; and to work for a world that values and treats all people with equal care and respect. She finds that the worship service at College Hill matches her personal outlook and inspires her to grow in her faith. Kathy, we look forward to enjoying your sense of humor and involvement in the life of our congregation!
2019 Tulsa Pride Parade
THIS Saturday, June 1st
join College Hill,
with other churches and community groups, to take pride in our inclusiveness as a city and community and exhibit the strength of diversity.
Come march with us in the 2019 Tulsa Pride Parade!
College Hill will have a truck in the parade and
we need riders, lots of walkers and a large, supportive crowd
for those who cannot make the entire parade.
and we will
meet at 5:00 pm
at the line up location at 13th and Boston (in the north parking lot). The parade route will continue north on Boston to the Dennis R Neil Equality Center.
College Hill will also have a
inside the air-conditioned Equality Center.
Please contact our
Outreach & Mission Ministry Team
for more information about the event.
Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 23 at Noon
Kendall Whittier, Inc.
Golf Fore Groceries
Saturday, June 1
Bailey Golf Ranch ~ Owasso
Spring is here - along with the highly-anticipated opportunity to spend time outdoors! Do you golf? Here's a chance to
get out and enjoy the links
helping to feed neighbors in need
the programs of
Kendall Whittier Inc.,
Emergency Food Pantry
Each golfer's registration provides
20 hungry neighbors with nutritious groceries for a week.
Don't golf? You can
us by becoming an
for KWI's first-ever charity golf scramble!
Spaces are going quickly-so please
be sure to register now!
Thursday, June 20
Our speaker this month will be the
Rev. Ann Lamar
. Her program is titled “Nan and Gran Search for Buried Ancestors in England.”
The group typically meets the third Thursday of the month (except in July), either in Fellowship Hall, or at a nearby restaurant.
bring a dish to share
and plan to join us for wonderful food, fun and fellowship!
All are invited - hope to see you there!
on the table in the (3rd floor)
! We found lots of unused items-including
media, media players, speakers
, during our recent All Church Workday. If you are interested in taking any off our hands, please feel free!
COLLEGE HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist
Sunday Morning Music Offerings
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Be Thou My Vision
- Alice Parker
Breathe On Me
- Dana Mengel
- TRINITY SUNDAY
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Lord of Feasting and of Hunger
The Adventure Begins
Lori Decter Wright
- Special Music
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of College Hill Presbyterian Church rehearses Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the second story choral room (next to the church office) for singing, fellowship and fun! We are now in recess until Wednesday, August 7. If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir this fall, we are welcoming new members.
Please contact the Director of Music.
BELLissimo Handbell Ensemble
of College Hill Presbyterian Church rehearses Wednesdays at 5:45 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.
Please (click name to) contact our
Director of Music,
Tuesday, June 24
Not to be confused with the College Hill Book Club, we have another small group called the Book Study Group.
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
"Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest."
We select one or two books a year to read and discuss in depth over several monthly Tuesday evening sessions. (typically on the fourth Tuesday)
Congregational Care Seeking New Ministry Team Members
If you are interested, and/or would like more information, please
(click name to)
Save the Date!
All Church Fall Retreat at
ampfires, s'mores, hot beverages
More details will be provided soon.
1st Sunday Food Collection
KWI Food Pantry
1st Sunday food collection will go to the Kendall Whittier, Inc. Emergency Food Pantry.
We will again be collecting canned vegetables and canned fruit, which are especially needed, as well as other food items.
Cash donations are also always welcome and appreciated
Birthday Endowment Fund
A meaningful way to
this year is to
an amount equal to your new
This donation is also a wonderful way to
such as children, grandchildren and friends and allows the
for special projects.
Checks can be made payable to College Hill and marked "Birthday Fund" on the memo portion of the check.
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!
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.