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Sanctuary Reopening

posted Sep 24, 2020, 11:20 AM by Faith UCC   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 11:31 AM ]

Dear Faith and Friends,

As we prepare to resume in-person worship on Oct. 4th for those who feel comfortable doing so, it is important for everyone to know and practice safety protocols to keep us all safe as we gather in our building. Attached please find the safety guidelines developed by our Worship Ministry that we will all need to abide by if we are to worship in person safely. Please read the attached document carefully and be prepared to follow its directives if you come to worship in person.

So far, from a safety perspective, our experimental services in the sanctuary during September have gone well, and we expect that this will continue to be the case when more of our members return to in-person worship. Our members have been cooperative, supportive, and helpful with suggestions for gathering safely, for which all of our leaders are grateful.

Since Oct. 4th is World Communion Sunday, we are suggesting three means by which you might take communion:

  • home communion, as we have done in our exclusively online services;
  • bringing your own communion elements from home to consume in your seat in the sanctuary;
  • coming forward to receive the communion elements safely prepared and provided in the sanctuary.

Like so much else these days, resuming in-person worship is a process that will require flexible and creative thinking, and we appreciate your patience if we need to modify practices in light of new information. Safety remains our top priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Nedrow, Barb Holtz, or me.

Peace,
Gene McAfee
Pastor

Congregational Meeting

posted Aug 14, 2020, 2:11 PM by Faith UCC   [ updated Aug 14, 2020, 2:14 PM ]

The Agenda for the August 16 Congregational Meeting is shown below.
Minutes of the previous meeting are attached at the bottom.

NEOSOM Fall Term

posted Aug 8, 2020, 6:26 PM by Faith UCC   [ updated Aug 8, 2020, 6:28 PM ]

The Northeast Ohio School of Ministry (NEOSOM) provides ongoing opportunities for the church to continue its task of educating its leaders.

A Prayer for Racial Healing

posted Jul 15, 2020, 7:04 AM by Faith UCC

Online Bible Study

posted Apr 25, 2020, 8:53 AM by Faith UCC   [ updated Apr 25, 2020, 9:11 AM ]


The Conversion of Saint Paul
Caravaggio, 1601

South Euclid Social Hour

posted Apr 3, 2020, 10:07 AM by James Christensen

Prayer Requests

posted Mar 27, 2020, 12:55 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 7:30 PM ]

"Do not be anxious about anything. But in every situation, by prayer and petition -- with thanksgiving -- present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6, NIV).

Faith Church takes prayer seriously. Our Sunday worship is structured around prayer -- prayers of invocation, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving -- and we encourage our members to pray "without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17), enriching their spiritual, emotional, and physical lives through constant contact with God.

We invite you to join us in our daily life of prayer. If you have specific requests for which you would like our community of faith to join you in praying, here's a place where you can let us know. You can ask for prayer assistance from the pastor, from our Prayer Team, or from the entire congregation. You can submit as much or as little information as you wish, and your requests to the Prayer Team or Pastor will be held in confidentiality. If you need us to contact you, please let us know. God bless you.


A Prayer for Our Times

posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:41 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

Laura Kelly Fanucci, “Prayer for Our Times”
When this is over, 
may we never again take for granted:
A handshake with a stranger, 
full shelves at the store, 
conversations with neighbors, 
a crowded theatre...
Friday night out, 
the taste of communion, 
a routine checkup, 
the school rush each morning...
Coffee with a friend, 
the stadium roaring, 
each deep breath...
A boring Tuesday, 
Life itself.

When this ends, 
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be...
we were called to be....
we hoped to be 
and may we stay that way...
better for each other because of the worst.

Richmond Heights Police Chaplaincy

posted Mar 4, 2020, 11:43 AM by James Christensen

Our Pastor, Gene McAfee, is now a volunteer Chaplain with the Richmond Heights Police Department:

Coffee with a Cop

posted Dec 13, 2019, 9:59 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 10:12 AM ]

Faith UCC welcomed members of the Richmond Heights Police Department for "Coffee with a Cop" on December 11.
Here's their Facebook post about it. Click on the Facebook logo for more pictures!

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