Welcome to Heights Christian Church
As a Shalom congregation, Heights Christian Church is open to and affirming of all people, celebrating and finding strength in our diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person. We welcome into full membership and participation in the life of the church, persons of every gender, race, age, culture, ethnic background, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, and difference in ability. All are welcome as beloved children of God.
What's Happening at HCC...
Two (that's right two) Great Events at HCC!
October 17 - 19: John Fox (CPT) and Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell will be leading a weekend retreat on "Bringing Compassion to Life: & Letting Poetry and the Arts Help Us Get There." Details about the event can be found in our "News and Events" Listing. Online registration is available at bringing-compassion.eventbrite.com
October 31 - November 1: Three respected Gospel Music Leaders will be headlining another great weekend event titled "The Ties That Bind: A Gospel Music Workshop." Those details can also be found under "News and Events" and you can register online at https://everyeventgives.com/booking/single.php?s=the-ties-that-bind
100 Mile Potluck A Great Success
On Sunday, Sept. 14, a “100 Mile Potluck” took place to focus on the importance and benefit of local foods and supporting local growers and producers. All of the dishes included at least one ingredient that was produced or grown within 100 miles of Shaker Heights. Jacqueline Kowalski, OSU Agricultural Extension Educator, shared information about the local food movement in Northeast Ohio. Recipes were shared and fun and fellowship was had by all! We hope to put together a recipe book from the event.
First Green Chalice Congregation in Ohio!
On March 19th, 2013 Heights Christian Church became the first Disciples of Christ congregation in Ohio to meet the criteria to be named as a Green Chalice Congregation. HCC's Creation Care team has instituted several environmentally freindly practices in our church. At the January board meeting the Trustees voted to accept the Disciples Green Chalice Averna Covenant. New "Green" changes and adopting the Alverna Covenant are all a part of making the official commitment to being a Green Chalice Congregation. More information about Green Chalice is available here.
Prayer for the Week
Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and hasten to be ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Him who went about doing good in times of need. Amen
Lovingkindness Meditation from "On Being"
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Open our eyes, Lord that we may see you.
Open our ears that we may hear your still, small voice.
And open our hearts that we may feel your presence this day and everyday. Amen.