Connecting and equipping congregations to bear witness to the overwhelming hope, audacious joy, and contagious love of Jesus Christ.

by Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter
Have a Most Blessed
๏ปฟHoly Week!

Easter Joy from Christ Presbyterian
Our discipleship committee delivered 12 Easter egg trees to families with children and youth in our congregation. The trees were collected from a local farm and โ€œpottedโ€. The eggs are all blown from eggs raised by the chickens of one of our members. A lesson was provided about the history of Easter eggs for the families to share. Just look at that smile! 
Easter Egg Hunt at Loveland Presbyterian
Easter morning!

๏ปฟThank you Northwest youth for working and praying with ELife School Ministries!
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Masked and social distant (all peanut free candy); All ages welcome

Front lawn: K-5th grade     Preschool playground: 5 and under    Side yard: 6th-12th grade
Knox Easter Trail
Journey with Jesus on Knox Easter Trail during Holy Week. This outdoor, interactive experience is suitable for children of any age (this means you!). The trail opens on Palm Sunday, March 28, and remains open until sundown on Easter. Itโ€™s open to the community - invite friends to come!
Upcoming Events
March - April 2021 Calendar
Tuesday 30 March
9:30AM Bible Study for Pastors and Preachers, by Zoom (Rev. Stacey Midge)

Thursday 1 April
4:00PM Trustees Meeting, by Zoom

Friday 2 April โ€“ Monday 5 April
Holy Week โ€“ Presbytery Office Closed

Tuesday 6 April
9:30AM Bible Study for Pastors and Preachers, by Zoom (Rev. Stacey Midge)

Wednesday 7 April
6:00PM COM Meeting, by Zoom

The Racial Equity and
Multicultural Justice Forum
a team of dedicated individuals living into one of the Matthew 25 goals of dismantling structural racism.
How Do I Take Action?
Frequent Black Owned Business. Here is our local Black Business Directory.
Book Review
Waking Up White
by Debbie Irving
An easy read...

A "beginner" book.

"Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us."
In The Know . . .
an everyday comment that can be seen as a joke or compliment, but often has hidden judgment, insult, or negative perceptions.  
Interested in learning more about microaggressions, their commons themes, and the message that they give others, check out this great resource!  

submitted by Mary Hayes

By Chip Hardwick, Synod Executive for Presbyterians Today
Karen Stine - RE, Heritage shared about Waking Up White

I thought it was a good book to read first. I am glad our session read and discussed it at our monthly meeting devotion. It prompted our individual and group awareness, and learning about internal biases and assumptions. Appropriate for those just beginning some self-reflection.
Personal Testimony
The Darker Pieces
By DawnMarie Hayes

It was the moment my great niece and I were playing checkers with a set that had โ€œwhiteโ€ and โ€œblackโ€ pieces. Read More
Presbytery of Cincinnati
Mission Partners
UC Campus Ministry
Xavier Campus Ministry
Mission Partner
Northwest Presbyterian Church is looking for a part-time Administrative Coordinator - Approx. 20 hrs/wk. Inquiries

Mt. Washington Presbyterian is looking for a part time Sunday School Coordinator who has a passion for faith formation of children and youth through a loving community and education. Please email with inquiries
Lenten Stations of the Cross
For the second year in a row, the Reverend Dr. Ed Goode has published a video taking us through the Stations of the Cross for Lent. This is a beautiful, interactive, spiritual, and contemplative series to ground you in Good Friday. 
The Stations of the Cross imitates the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, a path through the Old City which is meant to approximate the route on which Jesus approached Calvary. As a devotional tradition, this is found in multiple Christian denominations. Consider using this for personal reflection, or for a study group. 
Stations of the Cross โ€“ A Lenten Journey
Join Lakeside Presbyterian
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Online Good Friday Worship and Poetry Reading
with Poet and Pastor Malcolm Guite
Friday, April 2, at noon

Synod and Presbyteries offer full services,
or just Scripture and Sermon,
for each Sunday of Lent,
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday,
and the Sunday after Easter.

Tools from The Board of Pensions:
as of 3-29-21
The Presbytery Office is at Level Two of our Pandemic Plan.
Lisa will largely be in the office, but most of the time staff will work remotely and we will keep the Presbytery Office closed to the public for the immediate future. 

Anyone needing to come to the Presbytery Office call Lisa on her cell at 513/885-5434.

Masks are required and sanitizer is available in the office.

All committees should plan to schedule meetings/ministry teams/work groups via Zoom.

Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe!! We are praying for you all!!!
Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter

Rev. Erwin Goedicke, Stated Clerk

DawnMarie Hayes, Office Manager

Jonathan Sparks-Franklin, Dir. UKirk Cincinnati
Barbara Jean Havens, EAC Coordinator

Bill Maney, Treasurer

Rev. Carol Holbrook Prickett, Moderator

Elder Carol Buckhout, Vice Moderator

Elder Bill Bogdan, Council Chair