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 –

No Exceptions.


 Online Adult Sunday School: 9:00 AM

Online Morning Worship: 10:30 AM

To protect our members and keep them safe, Church of the Redeemer will continue to meet online.

For information on online worship, or the bi-weekly hymn sing and anti-racism book club, please email

Sermon for August 22 (audio)

Sermon for August 22 (audio)

  Church of the Redeemer is currently doing some adjustments to its website and digital presence. We plan to start again adding recordings of worships on our website, but until we have figured it out, you are invited to listen to Pastor Halldor's sermon from...

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Who(se) are you? – Pastor’s Weekly Email

Dear Friends. In Icelandic culture, the first question asked as we meet people is “whose are you?” and our naming tradition reflects that. My name is Halldor Gudmundsson, or Halldor son of Gudmund(ur). My children are Tomas Halldorsson, or Tomas son of Halldor, and...

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Introduction – Pastor’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends. I think it is proper to introduce myself a bit to all of you. In 1997 I was ordained as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland. Few years earlier the Presiding Lutheran Bishop in the country had created a committee to restore the order of...

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Pastor Megan’s Mid Week Message 6/27

Hello Church, The time has arrived, your last Pastor email, from me, at least. As I have mentioned in previous emails, I have loved sitting down each week and figuring out what to put in this little email. When I first started them it was my way to connect with you...

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Greetings from Church of the Redeemer!

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. We 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! Join us on Zoom 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. We look forward to being together in person again soon.


2420 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 932-2065