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.
Sunday, March 8
Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night!
“I invite you, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by works of love, and by reading and meditating on the Word of God.”
These traditional words, taken from the Presbyterian
Book of Common Worship
, are part of the liturgy we used at our Ash Wednesday Service of the Imposition of Ashes last week.
Yes, we have entered into the
Season of Lent
. The word “lent” means “springtime”, from an older word meaning “lengthen” – as in longer daylight hours. This is indeed the time of year when we notice new birth and new growth. This metaphor is meant to encourage and lead us into
time of transformation – of spiritual growth, renewal, and rebirth
During this 40-day season, it is my hope is that each of us, individually and together as a community of faith, will take an honest, in-depth look at our personal and congregational journey of faith.
Lent, however, isn’t just a time of self-denial (the emphasis with which many of us grew up), but rather
a time to do whatever works best
in order to return to the ways of God, and a recognition of God’s Presence in your life
. It is my prayer that you will experience more fully God’s love, grace, and acceptance.
This particular year, during worship, we will include a Lenten Candle Liturgy. There will be a candle representing each week in Lent, with one additional candle extinguished each Sunday.
So, let us focus on a healthy and meaningful spiritual life, a life that experiences a connection with the Sacred/Divine in our midst and within ourselves.
Rev. Sheri Curry
during the Time with the Children
Ash Wednesday Service of the
Imposition of Ashes
Celtic Circle gathering in January
Day Center Meal
Saturday, March 28
We’ll be serving dinner at the Day Center for the Homeless: healthy hot dogs on wheat buns, coleslaw, dill pickle spears & homemade cookies.
before or after service to
donate time, money
Our kids spent several weeks making Valentine cards which were given to the congregation after worship on February 9th.
We celebrated Mardi Gras with King Cake and a parade on February 23rd, with the congregation joining in on the parade.
Preschool – Miss Nancy is teaching “Stories of Jesus”
Elementary – Working on a special project
Youth – Relevant discussions
We still need a rocking chair.
Plus, we need somebody who can pick a lock.
We are actively addressing some safety issues with our building and our congregation. Concerns include fire safety, extreme weather safety, health emergencies, and personal safety. These topics are being considered from the standpoint of how we respond as a congregation, how the Safety Committee responds, and how we respond as individuals.
We recently had training on individual responses to a dangerous intruder. Tim O’Keefe (retired from the Tulsa Police Department) shared with us TPD's recommendations for protecting ourselves.
– get away as fast as you can
– anything can be used as a weapon.
We are currently
to take a closer look at these issues and create a safety policy.
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Christian Education Ministry Team
, if you would like to be
with this effort.
College Hill Personnel Ministry Team
Jim Brady, Charlotte Burton, Kathy Evanson, Marilyn Hill, Fred Schone
Rev. Todd Freeman
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.
Visit our Facebook page for
1 - Lilly Ann Patterson
4 - Adelyn Bostic
6 - Charlene Bandurski
7 - Alix Featherston
7 - Trisha Alexander
8 - Judy Pacenza-Bloss
11 - Mark Buchner
11 - Barry Hensley
15 - Becky Doyle
18 - Carolyn Elder
18 - Donna Wood
21 - Allison Campbell
21 - Sam West
23 - Deborah Shallcross
26 - Clay Finck-Ward
29 - Carter Bostic
Birthday Endowment Fund!
Sunday, March 1
1st Sunday in Lent/Communion
Sunday, March 8 ~
Daylight Saving Time begins
Thursday, March 19 ~
Tuesday, March 24 ~
Evening Book Study Group
Saturday, March 28 ~
Day Center Meal served
Sunday, March 29 ~
5th Sunday Special Offering
Thursday, March 19
at Noon in Fellowship Hall
Luncheon Club typically meets the third Thursday of the month
(except in July) at the church in Fellowship Hall, or a nearby restaurant.
This month's program is
Exploring the Canadian Maritime Provinces with
Bring a dish to share and join us for fun, food, and fellowship! Everyone is welcome!
Evening Book Study Group
Tuesday, March 24
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.
We are a lively group that enjoys in-depth discussions amid laughter, snacks, and wine.
Sue Haskins’ home (2623 E. 14th St.)
1st Sunday Offering
KWI Food Pantry
First 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.
are also always welcome and appreciated
For this month's special offering, we will be collecting
cash donations to help support
Neighbors Along the Line, a local organization.
to view their website and learn more about the many services they provide, including food and nutrition (offering a food pantry and cooking classes), heath and wellness (access to healthcare and dental services), literacy and development and family support. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
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Outreach & Mission Ministry Team
for more information.
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
March 1 ~
~ Jay Althouse
God So Loved the World ~
A Lenten Walk
Arr. Hal Hopson
The Lord's My Shepherd~
David W. Music
God Be In My Head
~ John Rutter
The Chancel Choir of College Hill Presbyterian Church
. 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,
we are welcoming new members
. Please contact the Director of Music.
BELLissimo Handbell Ensemble of College Hill Presbyterian Church
in the second story choral room. If you are interested in playing in this fun ensemble (permanent member or substitute), please contact Director of Music for more information.
Please (click name) to contact our
Director of Music,
Living with Dementia: Monthly Art Experience
Second Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30 am
Individuals with early-stage
and their caregivers engage the mind and imagination through
hands-on art activities
looking at art
, Education Coordinator, 918-748-5325, or register online at
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!
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.