For over 20 years First has hosted a Narcotics Anonymous home group. This is an open open group and meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 - 7:00 in the Lower Level. Please enter at the north entrance.
Wednesday's at First feel a bit different. A new chapter of Busniess Network International has moved its weekly meeting to First. They outgrew Coffee Emporium. YPCC outgrew Below Zero Lounge in OTR and has landed at First too. Both are great organizations. If interested in OTR BNI google them on the web or checkout their FB page. They meet 11:30-1:00.
Thursday, July 6, Willet Hauser Architectural Glass company from Winona, Minnesota, begins the process of removing our main stained glass window for restoration. The glass will be shipped to Minnesota, where it will be re leaded and restored. This will take six months! Once restored the glass will be reinstalled next spring when the weather allows. Stop by and watch the skilled craftsman do their work.
OTR Faith Alliance "takes over" an OTR park each Saturday for one month every summer. This year it is Findlay Playground. The purpose is to provide positive activity in what are identified as problem areas. July 8, noon-3 First is partnering with two other churches. First is providing $300 to fund activities, Root Beer floats, lemonade and ice tea. If you would like to help out please contact Pastor Brian 513 421 0065.
Our free Clothing Closet will be open Monday 12:00-1:00. Our clothing distribution occurs every month on the second Monday. If you would like to donate to the Clothing Closet call the church office 513 421 0065.
To help us celebrate the kickoff of our facade restorations we have invited a brass quartet to liven our worship service. The quartet was part of the Cincinnati Brass Band that played last November during our Commitment Sunday, which was part of our On Track & Resolute Capital Campaign.
August 1 is the scheduled date for our facade restoration to begin. Work will continue through December. This is a big deal and we want to celebrate God's hand at work in all of this. We will begin our celebration in worship and continue our celebrating with a catered meal afterwards in the Lower Level.
The First Saturday of each month we gather at First and then head out into the neighborhood to serve our neighbors. A signup Genius is posted on our FB page, but it isn't necessary to sign up. Just show up and help us Share the Love of God!