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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 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.





Weekly Eblast – Week of Sept 21

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Mission Trip to Russia

Bob Myers, our Youth and Education Director, and Lucy Ranieri recently went on a mission trip to Russia.  Here is a link to the story.

https://eocumcnews.com/2017/08/31/volunteers-in-mission-share-the-love-of-christ-in-russia/

 

Fall UMW Rummage Sale, October 5-7

Save the date and start collecting donations!  We will begin accepting donations on Sunday, October 1 following the 11 am worship service and continue through Wednesday, October 4 at noon!  The Rummage Sale takes place Thursday, October 5 from 4-8 pm, Friday, October 6 from 10 am-2 pm, and Bag Day is Saturday, October 7 from 10 am-2 pm.  All proceeds benefit the missions of The United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls!

Apostles’ Build/Habitat for Humanity New and Used Book Drive

The Outreach Team is sponsoring a new and gently used Book Drive for our whole church non-build project this year.  Apostles’ Build seeks to provide each partner family with a small library for their home upon dedication.  Please bring gently used books to the bin marked Apostles’ Build Book Drive in the Narthex.  Outreach is also hosting an opportunity to purchase new books from Usborne Books in between the services on Rally Day, September 10.   We will be able to purchase $150 worth of books for every $100 collected/purchased.  If you prefer to make monetary donations (payable to UMC of CF with “Book Drive” in the memo) and allow the Outreach Team to choose new books, you may do so at any time.  Contact Leslie McKnight (tomissleslie@windstream.net) with questions.

Hurricane Harvey assistance

We are getting calls and visits asking about how we can help with Hurricane Harvey. We have received the following from Michael Williams, East Ohio Conference (EOC) Disaster Response Coordinator:

We don’t have any planned coordinated event within the EOC for collecting and shipping flood buckets (clean-up kits) to the UMCOR Sager Brown warehouse in LA. Yes, UMCOR is gearing up to ship truckloads of the flood bucket / clean-up kits and other relief supplies to the impacted areas in TX and LA.

Here is the link for preparing the flood bucket cleaning kits and shipping instructions to the Sager Brown warehouse. http://www.umcor.org/…/Relief-S…/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning

Please keep in mind it is often easier to collect and send financial donations towards any type of relief supplies needed which can be sent and received right away without delay. That way UMCOR can apply the funds where the greatest need exists. Here is the link for coordinating financial donations to UMCOR for relief efforts: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Support

We greatly appreciate you and your local church congregation helping with these hurricane relief efforts. We continue to pray for all those impacted by this storm and those responding to help with the relief efforts.

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You can also write a check (payable to The UMC of CF) and reference Fund EOC 1310, and drop it off or mail it to the church. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Grocery Card Fundraiser Sale

Heinen’s and Giant Eagle grocery 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).  You can pick up your cards during the week in the church office.  They are also available for purchase on the second Sunday of each month after the Worship services.  Thank you for your support!  With each purchase, 5% of the total card value is donated to the church’s general fund.

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 8 am 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.

Visual Tour of Our Church Life

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.