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.
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.
Sunday, August 7 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!
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.
A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE is scheduled to take place at The UMC of Chagrin Falls on Friday, August 12 from 2-7 pm in Harris Fellowship Hall. To sign up, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org and schedule an appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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.