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.
Heads up! The Annual UMW Fall Rummage Sale is soon. All proceeds will go toward mission projects and commitments. The sale is being held during the week of September 18, 2016. Set-up begins on Monday, September 19 and the actual sale runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of that week. So…..please start cleaning out your closets and cupboards and set aside those things that you wish to donate. On Sunday, September 18 from 12-2 pm, you may begin to drop off items at the church and continue to do so until noon on Wednesday, September 21.
The other important part of the rummage sale is that willing workers are needed throughout the week for sorting and organizing donations and then to work at the sale. We have many who help year after year and for that we are grateful, but hopefully more of you will consider signing up to help when the time comes. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Thank you. Chairs, Jinny Hagan, Karen Hunter and Karen Johns.
On Sunday, September 11, we welcome guest Preacher Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas. Dr. Lucas is President Emeritus and Professor of Higher Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he served for 22 years as President. Dr. Lucas is active in civic and charitable organizations as well as the United Methodist Church. He currently serves as the Lay Leader for the Mississippi Conference and has served on the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and on the Board of Directors of African University in Zimbabwe. Dr. Lucas is a native of State Line, Mississippi, and he and his wife, Ella, have four adult children and eight grandchildren. He will speak to us at both services about Africa University in Zimbabwe.
Join us in Harris Fellowship Hall at 10 am for the opening of our JAM Sessions. All ages are encouraged to meet for an intergenerational experience you won’t want to miss. We will be exploring Spiritual Training. Come and learn about our programs for children, youth, and adults; and about short-term Bible studies, parenting classes and much more. Regular JAM Sessions for all ages will resume on Sunday, September 18 at 10 am.
Sunday, October 2 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!
Join the Fellowship Team for fun at 7 pm on Friday, July 29 at Classic Ballpark in Eastlake as the Lake County Captains play the South Bend Cubs. This is a Faith Night featuring a bobblehead doll giveaway, fireworks and concluding with a testimonial by one of the players. Churches attending receive scoreboard recognition. Sign up on the bulletin board with your name, phone number and the number attending, or email your information to Marianne Gold at . Tickets are $9.00 each. Make checks payable to the “UMC of CF” with Baseball in the memo, put it in an envelope with “Baseball Tickets” on the front and leave in the offering plate or in church office. Order deadline is Sunday, July 10. You can pick up your tickets between services on July 24.
A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled to take place at The UMC of Chagrin Falls on Friday, August 12 from 2-7 pm in Harris Fellowship Hall. To sign up, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and schedule an appointment.
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.