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QUESTION:

Shouldn't church
...be fun and enjoyable? Intellectually stimulating? Relevant?
 ...include a variety of musical and artistic expressions?
  ...enable children and adults to question and explore their faith?
   ...provide real-life opportunities to help those in need?
    ...reflect the world's diversity?
     ...be a welcoming, affirming place?
      ...send you home with enthusiasm for living?

If you agree...
   join us this Sunday at 10am (summers) as we gather to worship 
   a God of love, and receive direction that helps us face the week ahead.
   We look forward to meeting you here...where all are welcome all the time.

Free parking is available in our north lot, the Judson Manor lot across the street, on E. 107 Street and Park Lane, on MLK Drive, and in the Cleveland Library lot south of Chester off 107th. [See Directions and Parking under I'm New Here on this website.]

Entrances include the west parking-lot-level door facing E. 107 Street, the front steps to our main entrance, the east entrance from MLK, and the assisted-opening door near the east end of our parking lot (follow handicap signs).


                                                John V. McFadden ~ 1931 – 2014

A service of memorial and thanksgiving for one of the saints of our church, John McFadden, will be held Saturday, July 19, at 10am in the Great Hall of University Circle United Methodist Church.

John left this earthly life late Sunday evening, in his words, “to be with Billie,” his beloved wife who passed away in January. Family was in town to have closure with their wonderful father and grandfather.

Prior to retirement, John held the positions of President and then Vice-Chairman of MTD Products here in Cleveland. He and Billie joined First United Methodist Church in 2002 and were both very active in the life of that congregation. John was instrumental in helping First Church grow in size and stewardship and ultimately, in the last decade, achieve a balanced budget. He also assisted with the merger of First Church with Epworth-Euclid to create our present congregation, whom he deeply loved.

Cards can be sent to the family (Deb, David and Scott), in care of:

Scott McFadden
18830 Rivercliff Drive
Fairview Park, OH 44126

Memorial gifts may be made to the church, either by clicking on DONATE, above, or by sending them to the church, or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6100 Rockside Road, Suite 445, Independence, OH 44131.

Parking for the service is available for visitors and the mobility-challenged in our north lot. Parking is also available in the Judson Manor lot across from the church, and on Parklane, E. 107th and on MLK Drive.


Chancel Reconstruction Update

A.M. Higley Co., the managing contractor of the current chancel reconstruction, has adopted this project with a passion. All of the sub-contractors have a desire to make this transformation their very best. As we've shared, they express appreciation for the craftsmanship and historic importance of our sanctuary.

As this photo, left, illustrates, the supporting structure for the extended stage area is underway, with the new steps to be constructed in the area of the step ladder. Storage will be available under the left- and right-side extensions in front of the pulpit and lecturn.

Installation of a beam in the north wall behind the pulpit will allow a door for a new ADA-compliant lift to be installed; it is underway this week. 

Within a few weeks, members can have a supervised visit of the area following Sunday morning service. Stay tuned for further updates!