Our next Mobile Food Pantry date is Friday, May 20 from 2:30-5 pm, so come on out and join us.
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.
The King’s Singers invite you to a program about how our relationship with God makes a difference in the everyday issues we encounter. Our songs and dramatizations will provide a faith perspective on various values, and on how we might best understand and apply Scripture in our lives. We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you at both the 9 am and the 11 am services on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
VBS will be held the week of June 6-10, from 9-11:30 am. Our theme this year is Cave Quest, following Jesus, the Light of the World! Registration is now open for all children (age 3 as of 9/30/16 –potty trained a must– through grade 5). Invite a friend, neighbor or cousin, because it’s tons of fun. Registration is $30 per child, with a $75 family maximum. Grab a form and register today!
HELP NEEDED! Want to help? A sign up list is posted on the bulletin board! We need station leaders, station helpers, crew leaders, snack helpers, photographers and decoration helpers! We are also asking for donations. Take a card for items you can purchase to help make our VBS a success! Donations need to be dropped off in the church Kitchen on Sunday, June 5. Thank you for your generosity and in helping to make our Vacation Bible School a huge success.
The Trustees are sponsoring a Parsonage Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 am – 12 Noon at the Parsonage. Chores that need to be completed include: clean gutters, plant grass and clean and mulch flower beds. If you can help, please sign up on the sheet posted on the Bulletin Board. Thank you.
The United Methodist Women are selling Lowe’s Greenhouse gift cards in the Narthex before and after church on Sundays! The cost for each gift card is $20, $4 from each sale goes toward the UMW Missions fund. We have a limited supply of cards. Get yours before they are all gone!
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.
10210 Manor Avenue, 10202 Manor Avenue, 9715 Stoughton Avenue
Our scheduled dates are: Saturday, May 7; 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.
The Outreach Team will work at The Cleveland Food Bank on Tuesday, May 17, from 6-8 pm. 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 pm (September – 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.
Recently, volunteers have checked expiration dates and appearance of donated non-perishable foods 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 adults), 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 church 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!
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.
Our members are are very involved within the church and our community. With numerous programs and outreach activities, there’s something for everyone.