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“God’s Got This…”

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not […]

Attitude of Gratitude!

It’s been said, “The heart of the matter, is a matter of the heart!” In life there is much we have no control of; for many anxiety abounds because life is “out of control”. The one thing we have 100% control over is our attitude. Our attitude affects our spiritual, physical, and mental health. Attitude […]

Community Highlight

As a church, we are looking forward to the Worship @ 11 service that will be beginning sometime in the fall. Many are asking God that this service will meet a need for worship within our current congregation and reach out to meet the needs of our community to bring more people to Christ. Some […]

What is Worship?

“Worship is delighting in the love of God.” (Jerry Haas) “Worship is an encounter with the living God through the risen Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, who moves them to worship in diverse ways according to their needs.” (United Methodist Book of Worship) “Worship is the gathering of God’s people around Word […]

Over- the- Rhine Community Church

We have officially and publicly changed our church name from “Nast Community UMC” to “Over-the-Rhine Community Church”. While this is an exciting step in our calling as a new church start, continuing to grow into a community church for Over-the-Rhine and the city of Cincinnati, this shift can bring with it many questions. To serve […]

Amazing Grace!

“Long my imprisoned spirit lay, fast bound in sin and nature’s night; thine eye diffused a quick-ening ray; I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; my chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee.” The fourth verse of Charles Wesley’s hymn “And Can It Be that I should Gain” […]

“Workin’ 9 to 5!”

The chorus of this song continues: “It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it!” Whether you work at home, at school, or in an office, we all have daily demands. Our “to do” lists seem endless regardless of our season in life. This Sunday’s message, “Ancient Wisdom for Today: First Things First,”reminds us […]

The Word for This Week

This Sunday’s message, “The Weight of Words,” reminds us that the language we use to express our thoughts is powerful. When we gather to worship we seek to find words to express our thanks to God, articulate our needs to God, and celebrate the joy of Christian fellowship. Celebrate which means to rejoice, show happiness […]

An Update from Pastor Ian

Our first monthly Formation Gathering started us off strong! We had a solid group of folks attend in order to discuss how the vision for our church is developing and to hear of some big and exciting upcoming changes. The gathering also benefited from the fantastic leadership of our church’s Launch Team. The Launch Team […]

Cultivating Friends

Created in God’s image we are “social beings”, meant to live in relationship with others. As a community of faith we are called to embrace the stranger in our midst, so that strangers become friends, friends become disciples of Jesus Christ, and disciples become agents of transformation. As Pastor Ian leads the faith community downtown, […]