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Nast Trinity Sunday Dinner Ministry

This week’s article is written by Ruth Young, who heads up the dinner ministry at the Nast Trinity Downtown Campus. The Nast Trinity Sunday dinners started in 1983 when Sally and Ed Berg, Urban Missionaries who came to Cincinnati for one year but never left, felt called to feed the hungry neighbors they saw around […]

Listening Well

Pastor Cathy Johns A wise pastor once told me, “Cathy, just remember as you begin your studies to become a pastor…God gave us two ears and one mouth.” As an extrovert, I struggle to listen twice as much as I speak. Listening well is important to me, but sometimes it is a challenge. When Jesus […]

Servant Leadership Board August 2014

The regular meeting of the Servant Leadership Board (SLB) on Monday, August 25 followed a pattern of loving, learning, and leading.  The meeting opened with a devotion based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, and group reflection on the calling and purpose of the church as a Christian community. The meeting continued with the following discussions:  The Property […]

Worship Hospitality

The hospitality we offer is an expression of our relationship with Jesus Christ and our desire to welcome others into that relationship.  Today, we celebrate the worship hospitality ministries of our church with this reflection from Beverly Good: Being a member since 1975 has been a blessing.  I’ve received lots of support, Christian love and […]

Welcoming the Other

Over the course of my ministry I’ve had the opportunity to visit a lot of churches, and have been involved in numerous conversations with regard to the identity and character of a particular faith community.  Inevitably I would hear: “we are a friendly church”  or, “we are an inviting and welcoming church”, only to find […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Family homelessness exists in Cincinnati, and HPCUMC has chosen to be a part of the solution by volunteering as a “Host Congregation” for IHN, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati.  IHN is a family homeless shelter located in Walnut Hills at 990 Nassau St.in Walnut Hills.  Every year, HPCUMC commits to serve as a Host […]

Can’t or Won’t?

Hope is essential to a healthy life. Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope is the breaking of the morning dawn dispelling the dark of night. Hope is the fuel that powers us through difficult times. Hope sustains when there is very little to hang on to. However, one of the […]

Where’ s God When It Hurts

The Psalmists wrote often of their disappointment in God in the midst of their struggles, discouragement, and suffering. Some write with out-right anger and hostility that God would “forget” them. Others write about the anguish in trying to find their way in a world where God seems absent; and so it is in the 21st […]