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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.

We are looking for a Communications Coordinator

The United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls

Title:    Communications Coordinator

 Purpose of Position:   To create, oversee and implement our communication strategy with the help of the Communications Committee and church staff.

 Skills Required:

  • Must be able to write accurate and interesting articles/posts, which disseminate information to a wide audience.
  • Must be proficient at creating a pleasing appearance of written and visual communications using graphics and links to other sites as needed.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.
  • Must be proficient with maintaining websites, Facebook, and other social media.

 Skills Preferred:

  • Familiarity with sound and video projection systems and corresponding sound board.

 Time Requirements: 

Must work at church 8:30-12:30 on Sundays, plus additional hours for preparation and other duties.  Typically average about 10 hours a week. 


 Supervisor: Pastor

Applicants should submit resume and samples of written and visual communication to:    

Reformation and Celebration Tour Information Meeting, Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm

Dr. Charles and Barbara Yoost along with Reverends Joyce and Peter Lawson are leading a Reformation & Celebration Tour for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on September 25-October 8, 2017.  The trip also includes several sites connected to world-changing events in Germany, Switzerland and France.  If you think this trip sounds interesting and inspirational, please join us Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm in the Fireside Room to learn more.  If you wish to attend or are interested and unable to attend, please inform Rev. Joyce so we can plan accordingly.  Tour brochures are available on the shelf outside the office.

Human Relations Day, Sunday, January 15, 2017

Turn on the news or drive around the outskirts of your town and you will find what Jesus called “the least of these.” Those living in the margins of society who are struggling to survive. People like an immigrant teenager in Texas’ poorest county, being recruited by a local gang; a father struggling for sobriety in Little Rock, Arkansas or an Oklahoma woman recently released from incarceration looking for work.  Over and over Jesus served people like this, embracing them. That’s what we want to model as the people of The United Methodist Church. To continue the ministry of Jesus we established Human Relations Day as a Special Sunday that calls all of our churches to participate in helping all God’s children to realize their potential.  When you support this annual special offering you help nurture at-risk youth, strengthen communities’ self-improvement efforts and advocate for the oppressed.  Special offering envelopes will be available in the bulletins on January 15.

Gift Cards Available for purchase this Sunday, January 8

Heinen’s and Giant Eagle gift cards are available this Sunday after each worship  service.  Cards are available in $50, $100 and $200 denominations. Help support the church as you shop!

Grandparents (and other adults) we need your help!

During the Sunday JAM Sessions hour (10-10:45 am), our nursery constant caregiver sometimes teaches the children upstairs.  We do have a few families with babies that either teach or want to participate in adult JAM Sessions.  Bob Myers would like to create a schedule with 6-8 volunteers who would be willing to babysit in the nursery during that time.  We may not need someone every week, and if we can get 6-8 people, each person would only have to be scheduled once every 8-10 weeks.  If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Bob at


First Sunday Food Drive

Sunday, February 5 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.

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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