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Since our founding in 1844, the United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls has provided a vibrant Christian experience in the heart of Chagrin Falls. Our present sanctuary was erected in 1885 and allows us to offer a traditional and welcoming worship experience, a caring community to help us all on our faith journey, and a place to enjoy life together as we grow in love for God and one another.

Enriching Activities.

Our members are are very involved within the church and our community. With numerous programs and outreach activities, there’s something for everyone.

Ongoing Education in Christ.

Young children. Teens. Adults. Whatever the age, we offer a variety of education programs designed to help you and your family grow in our faith.

New to our site? Please stay for a while.

We invite you to learn more about our congregation, worship, activities, education, outreach programs, and more.

Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls Website.

Here we hope you will find a snapshot of our faith home where we celebrate our lives in Christ together.

Church Office Closed for the Holidays

The church office is open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  We will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  We will also be closed on Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 in observance of the New Year.  We will be open on Friday, January 2.

Christmas Eve Worship Services, Wednesday, December 24

5:00 p.m.—Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service–Message by Bob Myers, Youth and Education Director.  Bring the children and grandchildren and join us for our family centered Christmas Eve service.  Child care will be available in the nursery.

7:00 and 11 p.m.—Christmas Eve Traditional Family Candlelight Service.  Message by Rev. Joyce Lawson, Pastor.  Share in the sacred beauty of our Candlelight Services of lessons and Carols.  Our Chancel Choir will sing at both services.

Childcare will be available in the nursery at the 7 p.m. service.


Giant Eagle Gift Cards Fundraiser

The church is starting a new fundraiser just in time for the holidays!  We will be selling Giant Eagle gift cards and earning a 5% profit on each sale! Simply fill out the order form (located near the church bulletin boards) and return it to the church with your payment.  The church will place a gift card order on the 10th of every month and will mail the cards to you once they arrive. The gift cards can be used at any Giant Eagle or Get Go – and you’ll earn FuelPerks!  The gift cards can even be used to purchase other gift cards!  Giant Eagle offers more than 150 different gift cards which would be perfect as gifts for your friends and family.  So order your gift cards now and support the church as you shop!


Thank you!

A special thank you to all who had their pictures taken for the new Church Directory.  If you have submitted a photo or are using one from the previous directory, there is a $10.00 charge which should be made payable to the church with a note that it is for the directory.  I would also like to thank Connie, our church secretary for her help with appointments and communication with the Lifetouch Directory folks.  Bob Myers and Justin Schultz will be working on the extra pages for the directory and I am grateful for their computer expertise!  Shirley Ashby and I will be also working to see that it is submitted in three weeks so that we may see our new directories early in the New Year.                                         – Karen Johns

Magnetic Name Tags

We are in the process of updating the name tags to a magnetic type.  We will have them available by mid-December.  We have been informed that people with pace makers are advised to not use magnetic name tags.  Please contact the church office at (440) 247-5848 or  if you wish to keep your old name tag and holder.

An Invitation to Prayer Breakfast

We’d like to encourage anyone in the congregation to attend our weekly prayer breakfast.  We meet on Tuesday mornings in the Sanctuary at 7:30 a.m. for a time of meditation.  This is followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Stan Bowe for only $2.00.  We are usually cleaned up and out by 8:45 a.m., filled with the Spirit of the Lord and Stan’s delicious breakfast.

We’d love to have you give it a try.  Just give Stan a call so he can prepare accordingly.

Moblie Food Pantry

We successfully completed another North Broadway Mobile Food Pantry on Friday afternoon, September 19th. The weather was outstanding, the produce was good, and there was a good turnout. We provided food to 139 family units which would impact over 400 people.

 Kris DuBois participated from our church. From our partner Bay UMC were Andy Lihani, Dan Hurst, Ann Rich, Nancy Davis, and Ron Smith. We are always grateful for the help from the neighborhood folks: Pat Vinston, Truman Vinston, Gloria Harris, Zoey Scott, Nicole Scott, Francina, and Shyana.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank has recently informed us of changes to the mobile food pantry distributions that will greatly benefit the families we serve. Our Pantry next month will be on Oct 17th, when we look forward to a better mix of food products, and quantities better suited to the size of our mission.   If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kris DuBois at or 440/220-0871.


Nehemiah House Painting Project

Volunteers Needed:  The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland has a house painting project that needs completed before winter.  The entire house has been primed and three sides have been completed.  The need is for a work crew to paint one entire side of a fairly large house located on the East side of Cleveland.  This is a two story house and therefore a portion of the work will require working from ladders.  Date and time are Saturday, September 27 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (You don’t need to be available for the entire time). If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board.



UMCOR Disaster Response to Wildfires Burning out West

There are currently 31 large wildfires burning in the Western part of our nation with 23 of those uncontained and 155 new smaller ones. Join UMCOR in praying for firefighters as they face the immense task of responding during a time of high temperatures and extreme drought. Pray for residents as they face the loss of their homes and landscape and for the wildlife as the animals attempt to escape the flames and find refuge.

UMCOR has issued an emergency grant to the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference to aid in relief and recovery efforts as soon as the situation allows.

Contributions may be made to UMCOR at, US Disaster Response, Advance #901670. Or, checks payable to UMCCF with Advance #901670 in the memo line may be left in the offering plate.

North Broadway Mobile Food Pantry Update

The Bay UMC and Chagrin Falls UMC partnership was able again to manage a successful Mobile Food Pantry on North Broadway in Cleveland on Friday, May 16. The weather was cool but clear and the amount of food provided by the Cleveland Food Bank was quite manageable. We were also pleased to accept 2000 fresh plastic grocery bags from Ann Rich, donated by Dan Cannon, manager at the Rocky River Heinen’s. We were able to register about 112 family units and the food they obtained will benefit 300-400 people.

Participants from Bay UMC were Maynard Bauer, Betty Bauer, Chris Funkhouser, Nancy Davis, Ron Smith, Dick Anderson, Dan Hurst, Nancy Hill, and Andy Lihani. From Chagrin Falls UMC we had our co-coordinator Kris Dubois, Mark Wakefield, and their son Ross. We are always glad to see and work with our volunteers from the North Broadway neighborhood: Pat Vinston, Truman Vinston, Nicole Scott, Zoey Scott, and Gloria Harris.

We look forward to our next Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, June 20.