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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.

Enriching Activities.

Our members are are very involved within the church and our community. With numerous programs and outreach activities, there’s something for everyone.

Ongoing Education in Christ.

Young children. Teens. Adults. Whatever the age, we offer a variety of education programs designed to help you and your family grow in our faith.

New to our site? Please stay for a while.

We invite you to learn more about our congregation, worship, activities, education, outreach programs, and more.

Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls Website.

Here we hope you will find a snapshot of our faith home where we celebrate our lives in Christ together.

First Sunday Food Drive

This Sunday, April 5, 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.

2015 Vacation Bible School, June 22-26, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Save the date! VBS is Fast Approaching!! June 22-26 from 9-11:30 $30/child with a $75 family maximum.

All Children (age 3 as of 9/30/15 – potty-trained a must – to Grade 5) are welcome. Invite a friend, neighbor, or cousin, because it’s tons of fun. The kids will learn how to conquer life’s challenges with God’s Mighty Power while they explore Base Camp Sing and Play, Bible Expedition, KidVid Cinema and Missions, Imagination Station, Glacier Games, and Mountaintop Treats. Church member registration starts April 26. Community registration starts May 15. Registration forms will be available at the church and on-line beginning May 15.

Wanna Help? Watch the bulletin board in office lobby starting May 1 for a sign-up list. We need station leaders, station helpers, crew leaders, snack helpers, photographers, and decoration helpers.  We will also be asking for donations. Check the office bulletin starting May 1 for items you could purchase to help make our VBS a success.

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday A Remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper, the sharing in Holy Communion and a Tenebrae Worship Experience, Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday Join us at 12 Noon downtown Chagrin Falls for the Way of the Cross. The 2 mile walk will begin and end at the Gazebo and will include reflections on the Passion of Christ.

Easter Sunday April 5, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship with our Chancel Choir; 9:45 a.m. Paschal Feast

Please note, there will be no JAM Sessions on Easter Sunday. Communion will not be served on Easter at either service. Join us for Communion on Maundy Thursday.

Magazine Collection is On Hold…

We are suspending our Magazine collection for Geauga Hospital for the time being. Thank you for your generosity and we will let you know when we start up again.

Welcome to our New Communications Coordinator, Zach Hupp

We are pleased to welcome Zach Hupp to the staff of The United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls as our Communications Coordinator. Zach is a graduate of Chardon High School and is currently attending Lakeland College, studying for a Computer Science degree.

Zach lives in Chardon with his mom, dad, brother and dog, Laredo. His hobbies include video and board games and tabletop RPGs. You will find Zach here on Sunday mornings at the late service. Please say hello and introduce yourself.


Get Connected with The God We Can Know… Class begins Sunday, February 22

The God We Can Know:  Exploring the “I AM” Sayings of Jesus

 February 22 through April 12 (No Session on Easter), Sundays at 9:45 AM (Fireside Room)

 John’s Gospel records a collection of self-revealing statements by Jesus known as the “I AM” sayings.  These statements, rich in imagery and steeped in historical meaning, provide powerful insights into the heart of God and God’s desire to know and be known.

Travel to the Holy Land with Pastor Rob Fuquay (St. Luke’s UMC, Indianapolis) and see the places where Jesus stood as He made these profound disclosures, using vivid language to capture our imagination, revealing more about His identity and purpose.

Feb. 22         Introduction: Knowing the Great I AM

Mar. 1           “I AM the Bread of Life”: Knowing God’s Satisfaction

Mar. 8           “I AM the light of the World”: Knowing God’s Guidance

Mar. 15        “I AM the Good Shepherd”: Knowing God’s Care

Mar. 22        “I AM the True Vine”: Knowing God’s Power

Mar. 29        “I AM the Way, The Truth, The Life”: Knowing God’s Way

Apr. 12         “I AM the Resurrection and the Life”: Knowing God’s Possibilities

Please contact Kim Berger with questions or to order a book for the study.  E-mail:   Call/text: 440-724-5614

Connect with The Cleveland Food Bank

The Cleveland Food Bank is a beautiful facility located at 15500 South Waterloo Road in Cleveland.    Our church has committed to helping the food bank fight hunger on the third Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8 p.m. through May.  The Food Bank supplies food to more than 750 agencies in Northeast Ohio and made possible 45 million meals last year.  It’s an amazing undertaking to be a part of, and the feeling of accomplishment is well worth the drive and time.

January’s volunteers checked expiration dates and appearance of donated nonperishable food items and placed them on a conveyor belt.  Additional volunteers removed and sorted the items into large bins marked beverages, sauces, starch, proteins, breakfast, baking, soups, snacks, and condiments.  A forklift (driven by a Food Bank employee) appears, takes away full bins, and replaces them with empty bins.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age unaccompanied by an adult, 12 years of age with an adult, and wear closed toed shoes. Please arrange your own transportation or carpools.  If you sign up on the bulletin board in the lobby, we can give the food bank an accurate count of how many to expect from our church and they can plan work accordingly.   See or contact Leslie McKnight () for more information or with questions.  Our next date is Tuesday, February 17.

Giant Eagle Gift Card Fundraiser Program Update!

We are working to make this fundraiser as convenient as possible for everyone! We now have Giant Eagle gift cards available in the following denominations: $50, $100 and $200 cards. No more deadlines, no more waiting for your cards to arrive!

If you would like gift cards, please call the church office at 440-247-5848 or email us at and let us know what you need… we will have it ready for you when you wish to pick them up. The gift cards can be used at any Giant Eagle or Get Go – and you’ll earn Fuel Perks! Help support the church when you shop at Giant Eagle by planning a bit ahead. The gift cards can even be used to purchase other gift cards!

Giant Eagle offers more than 150 different gift cards. So pick up your gift cards now and support the church as you shop!

Contact Patrice Hendricks, Treasurer, if you have any questions. (440-708-4627)

Thank you!

A special thank you to all who had their pictures taken for the new Church Directory.  If you have submitted a photo or are using one from the previous directory, there is a $10.00 charge which should be made payable to the church with a note that it is for the directory.  I would also like to thank Connie, our church secretary for her help with appointments and communication with the Lifetouch Directory folks.  Bob Myers and Justin Schultz will be working on the extra pages for the directory and I am grateful for their computer expertise!  Shirley Ashby and I will be also working to see that it is submitted in three weeks so that we may see our new directories early in the New Year.                                         – Karen Johns

An Invitation to Prayer Breakfast

We’d like to encourage anyone in the congregation to attend our weekly prayer breakfast.  We meet on Tuesday mornings in the Sanctuary at 7:30 a.m. for a time of meditation.  This is followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Stan Bowe for only $2.00.  We are usually cleaned up and out by 8:45 a.m., filled with the Spirit of the Lord and Stan’s delicious breakfast.

We’d love to have you give it a try.  Just give Stan a call so he can prepare accordingly.