#FridayFeeling: Coffee Klatch; Tonight @MontgomeryOH McD’s


Our weekly kaffeeklatch gives some of our members and friends and visitors the chance to catch up on the week’s events, talk about what’s important, fun or serious, without the gossip.

Please join us for our weekly get-together if you’re looking for something to do on a Friday night in the Cincinnati area.  Location: Montgomery, OH, McDonald’s on the corner of Weller and Montgomery Roads. Time: 6-8 pm

Learn about the history of a coffee klatch.

#Tunesday: “Bread and Roses” Music and Voting Rights

Read the history of this, first poem, then song, “Bread and Roses.” Our local women’s choir, MUSE, sings the song based on the theme.

Not at once; but woman is the mothering element in the world and her vote will go toward helping forward the time when life’s Bread, which is home, shelter and security, and the Roses of life, music, education, nature and books, shall be the heritage of every child that is born in the country, in the government of which she has a voice.

— Helen Todd, 1910.[1]

SaturdaySpecial: #Crochet #PlasticBags

New Church of Montgomery Board Member, Gloria Shepherd took time out of her Saturday to share a special skill: Crocheting sleeping mats made of plastic bags!

These mats require some basic materials:

  • About 800 plastic bags! (collect them from your friends, collect from the Kroger plastic bag recycling bin or purchase them online)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Size 8/9/10 (approx) Crochet hook
  • Patience!

You will begin by gathering clean, un-ripped plastic shopping bags.  Flatten them, making sure the rounded sides are tucked in.  Stack them by threes. Flatten again and cut off the handle end and bottoms of the bags, making straight cuts.

Fold them in half lengthwise twice.  Then, cut them into 2″ strips, discarding any that are jagged or not strong enough.

Next tie the strips together with knots (see video 1) and continue making a chain.  Eventually you will have a ball.  This project will use multiple “yarn” balls.

Make a side knot for your crochet hook, to begin your first chain (see video 2.)

To discover how to make a crochet chain stitch, see video 3:. Make about 75 chains to create your beginning row.  It should be approximately 36″ (3 feet long).

Begin your next line of crocheting by hooking into the last hole of the line you just created.  You will then make a double chain, which you will pull the “yarn” through.  Continue along that line in the same fashion.  When you reach the end you will make a single chain stitch and start the third line!  Make an extra crochet chain stitch at the end of each subsequent line to create room to line up with your previous line.

When your mat is done, the dimensions should be 3′ x 6′, and you can donate to Matthew 25 Ministries or give them to a person experiencing homelessness!


Cutting into your folded bags: 2″ strips



Plastic strips, still folded up

Plastic strips, unfolded

Beginning “yarn” creation

plastic “Yarn” ball


Loop for your crochet hook to fit into

Stay tuned in the months ahead to see the finished product! Learn more about basic crocheting here!

Organizations in our city that help the large population of un-housed people.






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A great evening on the Ohio

How very special it was to experience an evening with truly perfect Cincinnati weather! Our church members enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner on a BB Riverboat and embarked on meaningful and fun conversation in a night filled with sights along the beautiful Ohio River.

More pics to be posted as we receive them from our attendees.

Celebrations and Reunions

Thanks so much, everyone, for celebrating this beautiful Sunday with us. We called to mind what home meant to us: feeling that it is in our hearts, in people we love, and in settings from our life. We prayed for those distant from us to be brought into the home of our hearts!

What a special day to enjoy a beautiful sermon by Rev. Sherrie, good food and conversation, and to appreciate the contributions of 50-year church members and leaders, Pete and Gloria Toot. $350 was raised in their honor to do good works in the church and community!

Bob, Elsie, Marilyn, Sylvia, Larry

Gloria, Kris, Bob, Sherrie

Mary Ann, Janice Marie

Brenda, Tony, Clark

Gloria T, Sandy, Len, Nancy, Frank

Appreciation Banner

Gloria, Shannon, Gloria, Kris, Jack, Len, Rev. Sherrie

Frank, Eileen, Pete, Len

Clark, Tony

Frank, Nancy, Gloria, Pete

Homecoming Today! 11 am @GlendaleNewChu

Welcome home to share time, prayer, food and laughter today. 11 am.

845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH 45246

Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly will give the short service: “Home is Where the Heart Is.”

Afterwards, we will enjoy lunch together in the Glendale Lyceum Shelter our back. Church will provide the main meal and drinks, you may bring a side dish to share.

Hope to see you all and enjoy this time of being in Community.

#WeekendPlans #Homecoming

Please join us at 11 am, Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Glendale New Church for our annual homecoming service and picnic. Local guest minister, Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly will be delivering a short service entitled, “Home is Where the Heart Is.”

We welcome new friends and old, and we always love to have visitors!

A lunch of meats and veggie burgers will be provided and prepared after the service, at the Glendale Lyceum shelter. This is in the backyard of the Glendale New Church. Drinks, plates and flatware will also be provided. Please bring a snack or side dish to share! Check with Pete at newchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com for a list to see what may be needed!

We look forward to welcoming you home!

845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH

Extra parking can be found around the side of the Glendale Lyceum.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6)


#OMG 2 Days Til #ToySwap: #CincyFun!

This Saturday!


Don’t miss the Toy Swap benefiting Bethany House; please join us with your kids on Sept 8th, from 10 am-12 pm in Glendale, for this fun event! All kids benefit from: donations, toy trades and showing the compassion that is in their little hearts!

  • 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH 45246
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • 10 am-12 pm
  • Bring new and gently used toys, plus one to donate, (Adults must bring a child to attend) and enjoy a sweet at the bake sale (donations accepted)!

RSVP on our Facebook event, or call 513-630-8777 or email usnewchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com