October 15, 2021 Newsletter

“WELCOME Wholly     

LOVE Authentically   

SHARE God’s Grace Abundantly

FROM THE PASTOR

NKY PRIDE AWARDS

The NKY Pride Community Awards recognize up to 2 finalists and 1 award winner in each category. The 7-person judging committee assessed the commitment and impact of each nominee based on the nomination and nominee’s response.  First Christian Church was nominated for an award and named a finalist.

The finalists and the award winner will be recognized at the NKY Pride Community Awards on October 24th at Hotel Covington. The Community Awards will be emceed by Kentucky Fairness Campaign Executive Director, Chris Hartman. Doors at 2:30 and awards presentation at 3:30.

As an aside, the judges requested that we add a new category in 2022 that specifically recognizes places of worship and that change will be made in the future.

Pastor Tracy

FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS SHOWER AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES

Florence Christian Church is under renovation to install shower and laundry facilities right now.  They will open the expanded Shower Ministry in early spring 2022.  You can help raise funds for the renovations by sharing this link and/or buying a raffle ticket yourself.  You will definitely bring dignity to folks living on the margins. 

Check it out on the website here for ticket and prize information:   www.pappyfordignity.com 

** for all Zoom meetings, contact the office for participation details. **

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY

Please join us for Bible study on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is an optional prayer time  at 1:45p.

BOOK CLUB Book:  The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. 

Book club will meet on Sunday, Nov 14th, 2021 at 2pm.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING

The next Leadership Council Meeting will be Sunday, Oct 17th, 2021 at 7p

FAITH IN ACTION TOGETHER

The first Faith in Action Together Meeting will be on Wednesday Oct 27, 2021 7p.

Great American Cleanup – last of 2021

Saturday October 23

9a-12p

We are looking for site leaders to register a cleanup or beautification project for our last GAC event of the year! Leading a site is easy. You register your site and we’ll provide trash bags, gloves, grabbers, trash bag removal, tools, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, snacks, and a giveaway for every volunteer. Sites can also apply for up to $250 towards their beautification project.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Saturday November 6

9a-2p  at UC Health Stadium (home to the Florence Y’alls)

The Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area and the Northern Kentucky Household Hazardous Waste Action Coalition join forces to help you properly dispose of unwanted items. Hosted at the UC Health Stadium (7950 Freedom Way), residents can bring hard to dispose of items like paint, oil, antifreeze, and other hazardous materials. Visit www.nkyhhw.org to register or get more information. 

Fall Fun!

We’ll have food from Bean Haus and Olla Taqueria, art making, candy giveaways, a bounce house, face paint, games, and more! Join us for Halloween and Day of the Dead themed fun on October 16th from 4p to 6p at 15th Street Park. Costumes encouraged!

Come Paint! 

All ages are invited to contribute to these Love the Cov street murals! The first mural installation is happening on Saturday, November 6th near K&J’s Market at 13th & Wheeler. Painting starts at noon! Stay tuned for additional dates and locations.