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.
Just a word about
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating:
Biblically, stewardship isn’t about fundraising, but rather a spiritual discipline that becomes a lifestyle and way of life.
When we realize that all that we have is actually a gift from God, it is out of a spirit of
gratitude and generosity
that we give a portion of our time, talents, and financial resources back to God in order to further a life and ministry of love and compassion.
I have learned that one of the most important elements of good stewardship is to recognize that
it’s more about
need to give than the church’s need to receive
. Also, there has been a generational shift away from stewardship as a means to preserve and promote an institution within which we experience God, towards stewardship as an act of personal spiritual devotion that secondarily benefits the church and its ministries.
The theology of stewardship also serves as the church’s antidote to our age’s obsession with materialism, consumerism, and the desire to acquire more and more. As Christians, we know that people are not worth the sum of what we acquire, but are of infinite value because we are children of God – created in the image of God.
Let us all think upon these things as we prayerfully reflect upon our own way of living, spiritual disciplines, and our need to generously share our blessings with others. Commitment Sunday is November 3.
Daily Devotional book published through PC(USA).
was asked to write a short
for each day in the first week of October. The publisher provided the scripture passages (from the lectionary) and the overall theme: T
he Sacred Presence of God
. Reflections include the sub-themes:
You may also
to view the pdf version of Rev. Todd's devotionals.
Congregational Meeting on October 27, 2019
Class of 2022
Nominating Committee Member
Harold E. Hill Lecture Series
Sunday, October 20, 2019
This year's lecture was presented by
Diana Butler Bass
, expanding upon themes from her recent book,
It was a wonderful event, and we were blessed that she preached in the morning
service of worship.
FALLoween Festival & Potluck
Crew installing our new audio/visual equipment in the Fellowship Hall
safely and responsibly dispose of unneeded
Neighbor for Neighbor
(505 E 36th St, N,, Tulsa)
accepts these items through their drop-off program, and handles everything for you
at no cost
From housing and food distribution assistance, to life skills training, flood disaster support, and everything in between - this tr
continues to help make a difference in our community and in the lives of our neighbors in need, for over 50 years!
for more information
about their drop-off program, as well as ways you may be able to support this worthwhile charity. You can also call them at
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.
2 - Quinn Featherston
3 - Maise Stagner-Speer
4 - Ruby Oldham
8 - Vance Vanderburg
8 - Paul Hartman
9 - Sara McCullough
9 - Emily Gamel
10 - Christy Lyke
11 - Vicki Jordan
12 - Gretchen Hannefield
13 - Sally Gammie
13 - Terry Bloss
14 - Rebecca Howard
14 - Alexia Medlock
15 - Vivian Zerger
18 - Matt Schone
18 - Adrienne Williams
23 - Polly Kelly
24 - Steven Bostic
24 - Lori Decter Wright
26 - Todd Redding
29 - Jamie McCullough
29 - Gay Miller
30 - Gabrielle Porter
Birthday Endowment Fund!
Friday, November 1
College Hill Presbyterian Church
Service of Remembrance
Letters were recently sent out to the congregation, with information about our
2020 Stewardship Campaign
, we ask that you
please take your pledge into prayerful consideration
when determining your estimate of giving for next year. Thank you for your generous commitment to the work of Jesus Christ through this church.
with you to church on Commitment Sunday, as we gather together in worship.
All Church Workday
Saturday, November 16
9 am – Noon
for our upcoming
All Church Workday
as we prepare our building for the coming winter’s activities.
and a good time will be had by all.
Please (click name to) contact
if you have any questions or know of anything around the church that needs attention.
your generous contributions
, we are pleased to report the following
for our most recent offerings:
5th Sunday Special Offering:
will be used by
Marion Medical Mission
drill water wells
to help those in rural areas of
, have access to
Outreach & Mission Ministry Team contributed
from their team budget, to
to help build
4 water wells
Peace & Global Witness Offering:
also retains 25% from this offering~
for our ministry efforts!
Thanksgiving at the Equality Center:
Share the love and bounty of Thanksgiving! Again this year,
Oklahomans for Equality
Thanksgiving Day meal
250 LBGTQ folks
and their allies.
members and friends are invited to support this effort
to complement the traditional meal.
Please plan to
to the Dennis R. Neil
, 621 E. 4
between 12:00 noon and 9:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (
For more information, please (click name to) contact
, Outreach & Ministry Team Moderator.
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Come Home for the Holiday
Thursday, November 28, 12:00 p.m.
nvites you to
FREE community meal
at the Dennis R. Neil Equality Center. (621 E. 4th St., Tulsa, OK)
College Hill Luncheon Club
typically meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.
All are welcome!
bring a dish
to share and
us for great food, fun, and fellowship!
Day Center for the Homeless
Kids & Dogs
for dessert during the
Day Center for the Homeless meal.
(Parents should plan to have your child at the church by 1:30 that day to bake.)
Healthy Oscar Meyer wieners on whole wheat buns, coleslaw and dill pickles also are on the menu.
donate money or time.
Charlotte Bronston recently celebrated her
Plant for the Pollinators
milkweed seeds this fall!
Milkweeds are a beneficial food source for Monarchs in several ways. When they drink the juice from milkweed, it makes their bodies poisonous to predators. Milkweed is also where they lay their eggs, and becomes a larval food plant for the Monarch’s caterpillars.
College Hill milkweed plants
with simple instructions for fall planting. Labeled
Know that Milkweed does contain toxins that can be harmful to pets, livestock and people if consumed in large quantities. However, most animals wont’ eat it because it does not taste good! (Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Not to be confused with the College Hill Book Club, we have another small group called the Book Study Group. This month, we begin discussions on our current book:
Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
by Timothy Snyder
A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.
is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.
CHPC Book Study Small Group
selects one or two books a year to read and discuss in depth (typically on the fourth Tuesday, at the home of Sue Haskins) over several monthly Tuesday evening sessions.
click name to)
if you are interested in joining, and/or learning more about this group.
COLLEGE HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Dr. Kim J. Childs, Director of Music
Mike Gibson, Organist
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I Will Arise
Great Is God's Love
O, Love How Deep
Bruce W. Tippette (Introit)
Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Ron Mallory (Offertory)
Sing Unto the Lord
Christ Be Our Seed
~ Lisa Wagner, oboe
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TU Concerts with Commentary
Thursday, November 7 ~ 7:30 pm
University of Tulsa
Lorton Performance Center – Meinig Recital Hall
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ten Blake Songs
Kim Childs, tenor and
Lisa Wagner, oboe
TU Fall Choral Concert
TU Concert Chorale
Friday, November 15 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Messe cum Jubilo
Casey Cantwell, organ
Ceremony of Carols
Lorelei Barton, harp
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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!
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,
A Word About the College Hill
Congregational Care Ministry Team
Did you know that
is assigned to a “
Congregational Care Team?
And that each Shepherd’s
of the dozen-or-so
on their list, by:
- sending cards or emails to those on our list who are:
- experiencing illness or loneliness
- facing surgery
- needing meals
- needing transportation to appointments and/or to church
- wanting a friendly and encouraging word
Two points to consider:
1) We, as Presbyterians,
do not want to intrude
on anyone’s privacy. So you may not hear from your designated Shepherd unless we are
of your challenge.
2) We are
shepherds in the eyes of God,
helping one another through life.
If you, (or someone you know in our congregation) has a need such as those listed above:
notify Pastor Todd,
who (with your permission), will share this need
with the appropriate Shepherd.
within the Team.
We value your trust and seek only to serve.
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
New Pew Cushions
Worship & Music Ministry team
. We have purchased
soft, velvety, cushions
in blue and gray for use in the
for anyone who finds the pew seats a little hard. You will f
ind them on the left
as you enter the sanctuary.
Feel free to pick one up
as you proceed to your seat.
Some of you had brought your
. Currently they are stacked in the left corner. If you want to take yours,
please pick it up soon.
In a few weeks, we will
the remaining pillows to a deserving organization.
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.
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.
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!