Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

Sermon Title: Making Space–Progressive Christian Convictions: God’s Passionate Justice

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the Fellowship Hall for beverages and cookies after the service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.


THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given in memory of Pauline McGonigle from Eric and Robin.

WOMEN’S GUILD VALENTINE TEA tickets can be purchased starting
today at $15 per person in fellowship hall. The tea will be held Saturday,
February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm. We can only seat 60 women so purchase your tickets early for this special occasion. Invite a friend to come enjoy this afternoon with you.

RACHEL HELD EVANS tickets are available after worship in fellowship hall, (see below for prices). Please make checks payable to:
College Hill United Methodist Church.

THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WILL MEET TODAY immediately following the worship service at 11:45.
THE DEACONS will meet in the area outside the downstairs kitchen.
THE MUSIC BOARD will meet in the room beside the choir room.
THE OUTREACH BOARD will meet in the office meeting room.


COUNCIL MEETING is Monday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the basement
conference room.

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday class is $5 because it is instructor led.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE begins Wednesday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, January 23. We will be reading and discussing Rachel Held Evan’s “Searching for Sunday”. Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals—church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet, despite her
cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back…

REVITALIZE & REJOICE: Developing and Implementing Realistic Plans for Strategic Growth. Join us on February 18th as Reverend Jinx M. Barber will hold a seminar on church revitalization and growth. He will give us tools that will help us to see where we are, where we want to be and how we can get there together.

RICHARD D. GREENE MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES featuring Rachel Held Evans is hosted by College Hill United Methodist Church on Friday, April 21 at 7:00-8:30p.m., and University Congregational Church on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00-10:30 a.m., and from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions. Tickets may be purchased online through the churches websites or at each church.

Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger who writes about faith, doubt, and life in the Bible Belt. Her books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012), and Searching for Sunday (2015). With millions of visits each year, her blog has become a renowned online hub for conversations about Christianity and culture. She has been featured on The View, The Today Show, NPR, The BBC, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and

The Richard D. Greene Memorial Lecture Series was established in 2013 to recognize the Honorable Judge Richard D. Greene and his commitment to progressive religious scholarship and adult Christian education. The lecture series brings esteemed speakers to offer their insights and inspiration to the church and the community at large.