#SomethingWonderful #ArtistSpotlight: Joan Amato

We will be highlighting some of our exhibiting artists from our upcoming “Something Wonderful” Art Show and Sale (9/11/21) over the next few days. We hope you enjoy learning about these artists, and what has brought art into their lives, as well as the media and subject matter on which they’ve chosen to focus.

Joan Amato works mainly in acrylics and has been painting for 50 years, more proficiently since retirement.  She is self-taught and enjoys color and experimenting with it.  She has taught seniors most recently at Warren County Senior Center (741), and finds that most people are unaware of the talents they possess.

#SomethingWonderfulArtShow, 2021: Saturday 9/11/21

The New Church of Montgomery will be having an art show and sale:

Saturday, September, 11, 2021, from 10 am – 4 pm, at the Glendale New Church and Lyceum Shelter, 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH.

Local Artists are invited to display and sell their works. Table rental is $35 and will go to support the work of Bethany House Services, a local non-profit that houses families experiencing homelessness.

“Bethany House Services (BHS) provides housing, education and assistance to homeless families in the Greater Cincinnati area, including Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Holistic services – including emergency shelter, housing,  comprehensive case management, post shelter support,   and permanent affordable rental housing – address a family’s current needs and seek to prevent repeat episodes of homelessness.

As members of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, the local Continuum of Care, and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, BHS provides both direct services and advocates for systemic change for homeless individuals.” – www.bethanyhouseservices.org

Contact the New Church of Montgomery to reserve your table for “Something Wonderful” ART SHOW today!

Update:All tables have been reserved. Please come and see and support our wonderful artists and artisans!

“Something Wonderful” Art Show Flyer Image

Partnering with Local Business to Bring Food to Hungry People

Food made by the Supasirilertkul Family at Thai Terrace Restaurant in Mason, OH

On August 10, 2021, we enlisted the help of our friends at Thai Terrace Restaurant in Mason, Ohio, to provide a delicious meal for half the families being housed by Bethany House Services that night. Owner and cook Gigi and her sister Lak cooked up and donated Thai fried rice w/chicken and chicken pad Thai, with Spring Rolls, adding some bottles of Coke in to boot! Our friends from church provided mandarin oranges, cookies and tableware. Together, a full meal was created. We are so happy when we can partner with our neighbors to help our neighbors.

#SaveTheDate: “Something Wonderful” Art Show 9/11/21

The New Church of Montgomery will be having an art show and sale in Glendale, OH, on Saturday, September, 11, 2021.

Artists are invited to display and sell their works, with the cost of table rental going to support local family shelter, Bethany House Services.

Time and table rental details TBD. Please contact the church to reserve your table today!

“Something Wonderful “ sign and details

#ServiceWithASmile: Dinner for Our Neighbors @BethanyHouseSvcs

During the pandemic, it has been easy to see the need all around us. We at the New Church Of Montgomery have been fortunate enough to be able to take some of the opportunities to help that are in our community.

Bethany House Services, for whom we have done our ToySwap, the Something Wonderful art show, and brunches and dinners, continues to have the need of feeding unhoused families in the Cincinnati area.

If you would like to help provide a dinner for this community helper, please contact bethanyhouseservices.org.

Here is the dinner we provided for half of the families housed at a local hotel since shelters cannot adequately provide enough spacing during Covid-19.

Dinner for 48 of our neighbors: Smoked beef sausage, sautéed tri color bell peppers with onions, rice, applesauce, dinner roll, and chocolate chip cookies.

Peppers and onions
Rice, applesauce, buns, peppers & onions, cookies
Bags of dinners
Description of dinner bag contents

“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.

– www.bluemanatee.org

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

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!


Thanks for a Great #ToySwap!

We are so pleased at the turnout for yesterday’s Toy Swap! We raised money for Bethany House Services through the donation of goods, generously provided by our church members, and, we received hundreds of donated toys for kids living in Bethany House family shelters!

Thanks to all who showed up to participate and help at the event. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event which will take place in early September.

#Support @BethanyHouseSvc on #InternationalCharityDay

We support the mission of those around the world doing good in the best way they can.

Locally, we support Bethany House Services (which) “empowers homeless and at-risk families with solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency.”

You can support their mission today by donating, by volunteering or by gathering toys for or Toy Swap to be traded, September 7, 2019.

#Labor of #Love for @BethanyHouseSvc

Playing with toys is hardly laborious, but giving them away sometimes is. Teach your kids the value of charity, as they have fun trading their toys. They will hardly notice that one or more of their toys make their way to another’s house; Bethany House.

Please join us:

  • Saturday, September 7, for the New Church of Montgomery’s
  • 5th Annual #ToySwap
  • benefiting Bethany House Services.
  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH.

Bring as many toys as you want to trade and one to donate.

All toys left after the Swap will be donated to children staying at Bethany House shelters.

Most children, after finding out that their toys will go to children who have no home and no toys, will gladly give away at least one toy, if not more at our #ToySwap!

Happy Sharing!