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.
Our auction was a great success, but we still need your help! Please support the youth mission trip to the Henderson Settlement for our home repair trip in Appalachia by considering buying stock in our trip. Our stock certificate will entitle you to a thank-you card, photo from the trip and a dinner with slide show after the trip. The stock prices follow:
$20 per person, age 10 and older
$10 per person, ages 5-9
Free for all children under age 5
$50 family maximum
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to help us be the hands and feet of Christ. Stocks will be sold May 5-19 in the office foyer. Thank you in advance for your support.
June 10-14, 2013, 9:00—11:30 a.m.
All children (age 3 as of September 30, 2013 — potty trained a must! — through grade 5) are welcome. Invite friends, neighbors and cousins, because it is a ton of fun. The kids learn how to stand strong for God while they explore Sing and Play Rock, Epic Bible Adventure, Chadder’s Royal Theatre and Missions, Imagination Station, Tournament Games, and the King’s Kitchen. Registration forms are available on the wall by the Castle outside the church offices. Complete the form and return it with payment (payable to UMC of CF) to the church office. (Cost: $25 per child/$60 family maximum)
We are now taking orders for red geraniums in 4.5″ pots to decorate our Sanctuary for Pentecost. Please print off the order form (found in the link below), complete and mail with payment to the church or drop in the offering plate by Sunday, May 12. You may take your flowers home following the 11 a.m. service on Pentecost Sunday, May 19.
2013 Pentecost Geranium Order
Work to replace the water main and resurface South Franklin Street has started in front of our church on Friday, April 12. Please see the notice below.
Please note: the parking lanes in front of the church will be closed during this construction. The north end of the church (the entrance by the women’s restroom) will be unlocked on Sunday mornings, for your convenience, if you prefer to use that entrance. Please watch for notices on water shut-downs and additional construction updates on the church website.
Thank you for your patience during this construction.
VILLAGE OF CHAGRIN FALLS CONSTRUCTION NOTICE (S. Franklin Street)
April 10, 2013
Construction activities to replace the water main from Maple Street to Washington Street will re-commence on or about Friday, April 12, 2013, weather permitting. Water main replacement work will be followed as quickly as possible with resurfacing of the road between South Street and Washington Street. The scheduled completion date for this final phase of work is May 24, 2013. Work hours will typically be between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
S. Franklin Street will be closed to through traffic during the course of the project. A detour will be established using Maple Street and Water Street for through traffic.
There will likely be a few instances when water service is disrupted in order to make new tie-ins to existing lines. The shut-down usually lasts four to six hours. You will be notified a day in advance of planned shut-down periods so that you may plan accordingly. There is also the possibility that breaks in the existing water main may occur during construction due to the age and condition of the line, in these instances the water department will issue notices (boil alerts) on a case by case basis. Your patience is appreciated.
We anticipate a smooth and safe installation, although we know there can always be unpredictable events. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.
The following dates are available to volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank. We will need a minimum of ten people signed up for each date. Please check your calendar and mark in when YOU can come help. Then, sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer.
Tuesday Nights: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21; two hour shift from 6:00—8:00 p.m. We will leave the church at approximately 5:15 p.m.
Monday Nights (Family Night): March 18, April 15, May 13; two hour shift from 5:30—7:30 p.m. We will leave the church at approximately 4:45 p.m. Families are welcome, with children ages 6 and up accompanied by their parents.
Saturday Morning: January 26; four hour shift from 8:00 a.m.—12:00 noon. We will leave the church at approximately 7:15 a.m.
For more information if you have questions, please see Leslie McKnight or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider giving to United Methodist Committee on Relief, Hurricanes 2012, Advance #3021787. UMCOR has already issued grants to New York Disaster Interfaith Services and to the New York, Greater New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and North Carolina annual conferences. And there are 11,000 cleaning buckets and 150,000 health kits ready to deliver to survivors in Sandy’s path. This is only the beginning. Your gift to UMCOR will help us to continue to respond with personnel, materials and spiritual support to help people recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Checks can be made out to UMCCF with Advance #3021787 in the memo line and placed in the offering plate on Sunday, or you can donate on-line at www.UMCOR.com.