Old Stone Church is packing hygiene kits for the Homeless Stand Down, which takes place on January 14, 2017. Our goal this year is to pack 225 kits. The following items are needed to complete the kits (we have already exceeded our goal on soap, toothbrushes and razors):
- shaving cream/gel
- men’s deodorant
Full-sized, not travel-sized bottles, are requested. Items should be dropped off at the church office by Sunday, January 1. Kits will be packed during coffee hour on Sunday, January 8.
New Year’s Day Worship Service
Sunday, January 1 • 10am
At the January 1 service, Old Stone welcomes back cellists Daniel Toner and his brother Jimmy. The Toners played at Old Stone a couple years ago to rave reviews. They bring a special energy and beauty to the service.
Daniel Toner began playing the cello at the age of five at the Music Settlement in Cleveland. He went to Lakewood High School before attending the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. His proudest accomplishment is performing the Cassado solo suite and Bach’s fifth cello suite by memory for his sophomore recital. He currently studies with Alan Rafferty in Cincinnati and his previous teachers include Mark Kosower and Ida Mercer.
Jimmy Toner has been playing the cello since the age of four. He grew up in Lakewood and is now studying chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. His passion in life is pole vaulting and gummy bears and he hopes to one day chemically engineer the gummy bear of the future.