We are once again offering our Bible Adventure Challenge for all kids currently in Grades K-12. Each grade has a task to complete this Summer and will receive an age-appropriate prize. We ask that each participant fill out an intention sheet so we can plan. Intention sheets and informational brochures are available in the Office Lobby, Narthex, and/or JAM Sessions rooms. Intention Sheets are due by July 20. Questions, contact Bob, the Youth and Education Director at the church office.
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.
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.
Dear Church Members,
Just as spring prepares for the coming year, the Geauga Hunger Task Force is again preparing for a year of feeding Geauga’s own families. Facing a $39,000 challenge (shortfall) due to loss of funding and increase need, we are approaching the community early in March to ask for your support of the Geauga Hunger Task Force. Since 2007, the Hunger Task Force has seen the number of people right here in Geauga County needing your help more than double. Thanks to your food drives, generous donations, and your support of special events like the Messiah Concert and the CROP Walk, we fed over 3,075 Geauga children last year and approximately 1,400 senior citizens. Please consider a donation to feed Geauga’s families this spring by making a check payable to the Geauga Hunger Task Force. Our address is 209 Center St. # H, Chardon, Ohio 44024. Thank you for considering this special request.