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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.

One Combined Service Sunday, July 3, 2016-10 am

Sunday, July 3 we will have one combined service at 10 am!  Communion will be served.  We will have Coffee Fellowship following the worship service at 11 am.

Summer Worship Schedule

During the summer months we will continue to worship at 9 am and 11 am.  Coffee Fellowship will be from 10-11 am in the courtyard (weather permitting).  HOWEVER, the exceptions to that schedule will be the two holiday weekends of July 4 and Labor Day.  On Sunday, July 3 and September 4, there will be ONE COMBINED SERVICE at 10AM with a time for Coffee Fellowship following at 11 am.

As is typical, the Chancel Choir will not be singing during the summer months.  A time for the “Hymns We Love to Sing” will be enjoyed at the beginning of 9 am worship throughout the summer, and at 11 am worship on the Sundays when Shepherds of Sound does not sing.  SOS (Shepherds of Sound) will take about a month off, but they are planning to sing at the 11 am service on five Sundays:  June 12 and 19, July 31, and August 14 and 21.  Special music (soloists and ensembles) will be coordinated by our Director of Music, David Gilson, for the weekly 9 am service and for 11 am service (when SOS is not singing).  Please see David if you would like to be a soloist or participate in an ensemble sometime during the summer.  To get an idea of Special Music worship opportunities, please take a look at the schedule/sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

First Sunday Food Drive

Sunday, July 3 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!

Blossom Festival 2016

2016 BlossomThe UMC of Chagrin Falls Membership Care Team coordinated the distribution of oranges and water to participants of the 2016 Blossom Run.

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive-August 12

A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled to take place at The UMC of Chagrin Falls on August 12.   For the Red Cross to move forward with publicizing and carrying out this blood drive, we must have at least 25 committed participants from the church by the end of June.  A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway outside the office.  Please sign up before the end of June if willing.  The exact hours of the blood drive will be finalized later.

Youth Mission Trip

Our Youth will be leaving for a mission trip to Detroit on June 26.  Please hold them in your prayers.  They return on July 2

Gift Card Fundraiser Sale

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.

North Broadway Mobile Food Pantry

Our next Mobile Food Pantry date is Friday, May 20 from 2:30-5 pm, so come on out and join us.

Mobile Food Pantry

Apostle’s Build-Summer 2016

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, 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.

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