Twenty-two UMC of Chagrin Falls youth with the help of Bob Myers, Director of Youth, will lead worship on February 7. The theme of the service is “I Believe…” The youth have been hard at work for weeks, and are excited about sharing with all of us a very meaningful worship experience. Come and support the youth at either the 9 am or 11 am worship service!
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.
It’s that time of year again. “Souper” Bowl Sundae! Our Fellowship Committee is hosting yet another tempting menu of homemade soups lovingly prepared by our members. We will have crackers and cornbread to accompany your soup. The best part-and you must save room-is the dessert. Lip smacking hot fudge sundaes!. What could be better?
$5.00 per person; $10.00 per family. All proceeds raised will be donated to projects determined by our Outreach Committee.
The Easter Experience is a six week DVD study that brings to life the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus through cinematic storytelling. This unique study will be led by Rev. Joyce and offered on Wednesday, February 17, 24, and March 2, 9, 16, 30 at both 10:30 am and 7:00 pm. There is no book to purchase or read, however, participants as well as the entire congregation are encouraged to use the Lenten Devotional. Pick up a devotional in the Narthex or below bulletin board sign-up. To help with preparation, please sign-up for the study, but whether you sign-up or not, come whenever you can!
On Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30 pm, we will begin the 40-day season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Worship service in the sanctuary. The Chancel Choir will participate in the service and Holy Communion will be served. As a sign of personal penitence and your desire to participate in the Lenten journey toward the cross of Christ, ashes will be available for those who would like to receive them.
Join us Saturday, February 20, 6:30-8:30 pm in Harris Fellowship Hall for an evening of games and food. Everyone bring board games to play and we will provide dinner and drink. It will be a great evening of fun and fellowship… families of all sizes and people of all ages are welcome. Hope you can join us!
This Sunday-February 7, we will take our monthly food collection. Help us fill the barrel in the Narthex with non-perishable food items. We take our collection the first Sunday of each month, however donations are welcome at any time. Thank you for your generosity. Please note, we do not need any more plastic or paper bags at this time. Thank you!
8:30 a.m. – A short celebration of Holy Communion at the front of the sanctuary (this is offered on the second, third, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month).
9:00 a.m. – Worship: A traditional experience with our Chancel Choir singing weekly from Sept-May, no to little projection of visuals, and mostly organ accompaniment of service music. Holy Communion will be served on the first Sunday of the month.
11:00 a.m. – Worship: A more contemporary experience with our Praise Team singing twice a month and the regular inclusion of soloists and ensembles, weekly projection of visuals, and mostly piano accompaniment of service music. Holy Communion will be served on the first Sunday of the month.
JAM (Jesus and Me) Sessions
Sunday, September 13 is Rally Day. Join us in Harris Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. for the Opening of our JAM Sessions for all ages. Families of all sizes are encouraged to meet for an intergenerational experience you won’t want to miss. We will explore the Jesus as our Rock through various stations and a presentation. We will also provide information about what we will be offering this fall for all age levels.
Beginning Sunday, September 20:
9:45-10 a.m. – Music and snacks for children ages Pre-school through 5th grade. Children attending 9:00 a.m. worship will be dismissed just before the morning message. Children not attending early worship are invited to arrive at church at 9:45 a.m. and to go directly upstairs to room 210.
10-10:45 a.m. – JAM Sessions for all ages (Pre-school through adults). All church members are encouraged to participate in a JAM session as part of your weekly discipline of growing in Christ!
10:00-10:45 a.m. in Harris Fellowship Hall.
At 10:00 a.m. refreshments will also be available in each JAM classroom.
On Friday, August 21, 2015, the North Broadway Mobile Food Pantry entered its fifth year of operation. Two or three tons of produce and bread, which would have otherwise been wasted, was distributed to 129 individual family units, impacting 300-400 people. The weather was beautiful, the neighbors were grateful, and the volunteers were hard-working. Our next Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Friday, September 18, 2015 (always the third Friday).
8-10 volunteers are needed to help with our final Habitat for Humanity Apostle’s Build project. We will meet at the church at 8:15 a.m. and carpool to the worksite. Typically, the day concludes around 3 p.m. There will be an Open House at 3 p.m., with all 22 churches invited to participate. This will give all that are interested a chance to see the houses that have been renovated, meet the families that will live in these homes and meet other volunteers.
If you wish to help, but are not inclined to do the physical renovations, we are looking for volunteer(s) to bring lunch to feed those participating on the worksite. We would need food for about 8-10 people. You can either drop it off before we leave the church on Saturday morning, or join us at the worksite at lunchtime (it’s about a 30 minute drive from the church). You would have an opportunity to tour the home and meet the family who will be moving in.
If you can help with the build, please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board or contact the church to have your name added. If you would like to provide lunch (or part of lunch), please contact Leslie McKnight at (440) 543-8107 or as soon as possible.
Marty Sallach (For the Outreach Committee)