Church of the Redeemer UMC
We celebrate God’s grace and love for all people and strive to follow Jesus’ teachings. You will find love and affirmation here, exactly as you are –
All In-Person Events Canceled Through April 3
Adult Sunday School: 9:00 AM
Morning Worship: 10:30 AM
Following Governor DeWine's remarks today, and in consultation with church staff and leadership, we are cancelling all activities at or involving Church of the Redeemer through Tuesday, March 17, including: ARM All-Church Breakfast Worship Leadership Board Meeting...
Lent is the church season that begins on Ash Wednesday and carries us through 40 days (excluding Sundays!) to the Holy Thursday feast. This year, Lent is Wednesday, February 26 - Thursday, April 9. Special Worship Services Ash Wednesday, February 26 11:00 am: Mid-day...
Church of the Redeemer will celebrate Mardi Gras with a Jazz Sunday worship service followed by a Mardi Gras luncheon on Feb. 23rd (10:30 service, 12:30 lunch). Music will be provided by local jazz ensemble Best of Friends during both the service and lunch. Please...
Church of the Redeemer has pledged to send 12 good friends/church members to the GCC's Action for Criminal Justice on February 27th at Olivette Institutional Baptist Church. For more information, read the Call to Action. The goal of this Action is to secure one or...
The first community meeting to discuss Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility brought over 30 community members to our church to discuss racism and white fragility. The book discussion will meet again on Feb. 19 at 7 pm to discuss Chapters 3-4. Please email Joyce...
Greetings from Pastor Shannon
If you are seeking a faith community where you may see and be seen by the holy and where you can ask questions of God surrounded by the love and support of a diverse family, come and worship with us at Church of the Redeemer. We affirm and celebrate every child of God as they are created: LGBTQIA+ and straight; young and old; Black and brown and white; from every racial and ethnic background; at any and every step of your spiritual journey. At COR, may you hear the strains of your own symphony and share it with others. Together, we will honor the image of God within each of us, and focus our gaze outward to participate in the movement of the holy in our community and the world. Bring your questions, your doubts, and all of the baggage that the world has placed on you. There’s enough overhead storage for us all.
Our mission is even more critical now, as we relearn how to be community while we are physically separated. I encourage you all to follow guidelines for health and safety – wash your hands, limit in-person gatherings, take additional precautions if you are at high risk of infection. But do not become isolated – instead, call and write to your loved ones. Have video chats! Find us on Facebook and worship from the comfort of your home. This is uncharted territory for many of us, but we are children of the God who leads us through the wilderness and continues to reveal blessings in the valley. I am praying for each of you and look forward to being together in person again soon.
Through Christ and through the Spirit,
2420 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118