Alternative Harvest Feast


Since we are not able to have our Harvest Feast potluck this year, we are inviting you to choose what you would have brought to our in-person celebration and, instead, send a check to the church for its value. The church will match the donations and the money will be donated to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.

The Food Bank hopes to distribute over 14,000 Holiday Meal Boxes during the holiday seasons this year. They can serve 3 meals for $1.00, so even if you are thinking a can of cranberry sauce, your donation will be useful

Here is our usual sign-up sheet – no need to let us know what you’re “bringing”. Duplicates are fine! We usually have around 25-30 people for our meal.

  • Turkey
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Other Side Dish
  • Salad
  • Rolls
  • Pie
  • Juice
  • Soft Drink

Send check made out to:

New Church of Montgomery,

P.O. Box 42466, Cincinnati, OH 45242

“Books for Bethany House” Yields Books for Kids

Our latest outreach project, Books for Bethany House yielded a donation of 45 books to Bethany House Services, a family shelter in Cincinnati, OH. Through book purchases and monetary donations, Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore will supply books that will be given to children experiencing homelessness. Their mission to

(partner) with local schools, educators, volunteers and staff, (donate) books help build classroom and home libraries, with books in varying reading levels and written by own-voices authors and

to spread the love of reading to all children across Cincinnati—in the hopes that we will watch them grow and flourish, and continue to spread that love of reading throughout their life.


This project took the place of this year’s annual Toy Swap which was not held due to Covid-19.

Buy a book, Help a child

You know that feeling when you are into a book and nothing else matters in the world. Well, you can help give a child that same care-free feeling when you buy a book from Blue Manatee Literacy Project.

Buy a book for yourself or a friend and one will be donated to a child experiencing homelessness and receiving shelter through Bethany House Services.

Don’t have time to pick out a book? $12 buys one book and Blue Manatee will pick it out for you. Finding ways to be useful can be tricky some days. This is one idea where you can combine love with wisdom. 15% off with code BETHANY at checkout. Local pickup available. Sale goes through Oct. 18, but don’t delay, help today!

Buy a book, Donate a Book: #LoveAndWisdomCincy

Blue Manatee Literacy Project

Book Buying in Support of

Bethany House Services

October 1st – October 18th

New Church of Montgomery is hosting this benefit in support of Bethany House Services. Shop the selection below to make a donation. For every book you purchase the Blue Manatee Literacy Project will donate a new, content and age appropriate book to children currently finding shelter at Bethany House.
Use coupon code “BETHANY” to receive a 15% discount on your order.


Order October 1st – October 18th

Bethany House
Bethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families with the solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency. Their vision is to live in a community where all families have a place to call home and no one spends a night without shelter. Currently, Bethany House services 160-170 people every night, 75% of those being children. Families come to Bethany House from many different paths. No matter the twists and turns life has thrown at them, they come to Bethany House seeking the same thing, a place to find rest and restoration. That’s what we provide: care and comfort, community and support, encouragement and inspiration, each leading them one step closer to home.

New Church of Montgomery
The New Church of Montgomery is an inclusive and welcoming church with a rich 200-year history in Cincinnati.  We encourage our community to be involved in useful service to others, strive to deepen our spiritual understanding and support each other on our life journeys. People from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome and invited to visit and participate.

Blue Manatee Literacy Project
The Blue Manatee Literacy Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to get books into the hands of children in need With Blue Manatee Literacy Project, for every book you purchase with us, we donate a book to a child in the Cincinnati area who might not have access to one. It doesn’t matter what book you buy, whether YA, adult fiction, picture book, early reader–we still donate a children’s book to a child in need. YOUR love of reading helps spread that love all across the Queen City!


#CincinnatiPride “All are Welcome”

While people didn’t celebrate Pride month in typical ways this year, please know that our church, while not open physically, is open to all LGBTQ+ folx, to hold a place for their light and love in the world. We are here to celebrate your spirit, your connection to the Divine and your place here in our small, but open and loving congregation.

Find your church, find your home. #ChurchNearMe #Open #Affirming #Welcoming @NewChurchCincy

#ThursdayThoughts: #Survival, #Sanity, #Attention #Delight

From “The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron

“Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention…The quality of life, is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight.” Julia Cameron

As we weather these days ahead, days of uncertainty, let us pay attention and enjoy the moments that uplift us. Sharing our gifts of noticing, and nurturing. Listen to the birds beginning their morning discourse before the sun has even created the horizon. Listen to the sounds of children tumbling out of bed. Listen to the beat of your own heart. Here for a reason.

Delight in the gifts we are given.

Black capped chickadee

Reminder: No church this morning. Come at 7 pm instead.

This evening, at 7 pm, The New Church of Montgomery will be co-hosting the annual Glendale Village Thanksgiving service with the Glendale New Church. 

Other churches participating are First Presbyterian, Christ Church (Episcopal), St. Gabriel, and the Transfiguration Spirituality Center.  Clergy from each group will be involved in leadership and we will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with prayer and choir music.

Hope to see you there.

@cincimusechoir Concert this Saturday 11/23

Music for your soul this Saturday:

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Fall Concert, “Unchained”; a concert bringing attention to the plague of human trafficking.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
4:00pm at SCPA
108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH


UNCHAINED will be an experience like no other, as MUSE partners with Pones, Inc. to tell the stories of survivors who have been subjected to or continue to be plagued by the world of human trafficking. At this concert, MUSE will premier a new work entitled “Have You Forgotten”, a poem by Roxanne Buck set to stunning music by Emily Cooley, a Philadelphia-based composer. MUSE will also feature artwork by an artist from the Syracuse Cultural Workers and so much more, all of which will help set the stage for an unforgettable performance.

Buy tickets

Red Dress Dancing

#Tunesday: “She Who Makes Her Meaning Clear” @cincimusechoir

Let the words and the voices touch your soul. Happy Tunesday. Grateful for the power of these voices and the women who sing them.

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde