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 beautiful sanctuary was erected in 1885 and is located less than a block away from the village triangle. From this central location we offer two welcoming Sunday morning worship experiences as well as a wide variety of Christian education and Outreach opportunities. As a faith community we offer encouragement and support to all who desire to grow in love for God and one another.
Dr. Charles and Barbara Yoost along with Reverends Joyce and Peter Lawson are leading a Reformation & Celebration Tour for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on September 25-October 8, 2017. The trip also includes several sites connected to world-changing events in Germany, Switzerland and France. If you think this trip sounds interesting and inspirational, please join us Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm in the Fireside Room to learn more. If you wish to attend or are interested and unable to attend, please inform Rev. Joyce so we can plan accordingly. Tour brochures are available on the shelf outside the office.
Turn on the news or drive around the outskirts of your town and you will find what Jesus called “the least of these.” Those living in the margins of society who are struggling to survive. People like an immigrant teenager in Texas’ poorest county, being recruited by a local gang; a father struggling for sobriety in Little Rock, Arkansas or an Oklahoma woman recently released from incarceration looking for work. Over and over Jesus served people like this, embracing them. That’s what we want to model as the people of The United Methodist Church. To continue the ministry of Jesus we established Human Relations Day as a Special Sunday that calls all of our churches to participate in helping all God’s children to realize their potential. When you support this annual special offering you help nurture at-risk youth, strengthen communities’ self-improvement efforts and advocate for the oppressed. Special offering envelopes will be available in the bulletins on January 15.
During the Sunday JAM Sessions hour (10-10:45 am), our nursery constant caregiver sometimes teaches the children upstairs. We do have a few families with babies that either teach or want to participate in adult JAM Sessions. Bob Myers would like to create a schedule with 6-8 volunteers who would be willing to babysit in the nursery during that time. We may not need someone every week, and if we can get 6-8 people, each person would only have to be scheduled once every 8-10 weeks. If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Bob at email@example.com
Sunday, February 5 we take our monthly First Sunday food collection for area food pantries. We welcome donations of non-perishable foods. Please place them in the barrel in the Narthex. Thank you for your generosity!
Heinen’s and Giant Eagle gift cards can be used to purchase groceries, gas at GetGo, and other gift cards (both stores offer a variety of retail and restaurant gift cards). The church receives a 5% cash benefit with every gift card purchase. You can pick up your cards during the week in the church office.
The Apostle’s Build will help THREE families achieve the dream of home ownership. Habitat has acquired 10 vacant homes in the Buckeye Neighborhood. The Apostles build will be rehabbing three of those homes.
Our scheduled dates are: Saturday, September 10; Saturday, October 29.
We are looking for volunteers who want to help rehab houses. The goal is to help struggling families become homeowners. We will be doing a variety of home renovation projects. We will leave the church at 8:15 am and arrive back around 3:30 pm. The houses that we are working on are located on West 50th Street in Cleveland. For more information, contact Mary Sallach. A sign up sheet is posted on the church bulletin board several weeks before each project.