Welcome to Heights Christian Church
As a Shalom congregation, Heights Christian Church is open to and affirming of all people, celebrating and finding strength in our diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person. We welcome into full membership and participation in the life of the church, persons of every gender, race, age, culture, ethnic background, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, and difference in ability. All are welcome as beloved children of God.
What's Happening at HCC...
Heights Christian's 85th Year
It's has been 85 years since the idea of a Disciple Church being bulit in the Heights area was a gem of an idea. Our forefathers dreamed big and we now worship, do mission work and education on issues of the day from this beautiful church on a triangle in Shaker Heights.
Our 85th Celebration begins this month and will include special monthly activities ending with our Annual Dinner in June 2015. Because our theme for our work this year is "Building Community", each mouth we will go out, as a group, into the community to support a project, an entrepreneur, a restaurant, etc. who will welcome our participation and then, by our actions, spread the word to others. (Like a flash mob or as Doug McWilliams suggested we call ourselves "Chalice Chargers.") Things that are on the drawing board include a tour and lunch at Edwin's at Shaker Square; a trip to the 1867 historic, newly renovated Steele Mansion in Painesville that hosted past Presidents and celebrities and just opened it's doors as a new Bed and Breakfast, lunch at other Shaker restaurants like the Flying Crane, or Pearl of the Orient. Watch for the confirmed list that will be available very soon.
We encourage all to join this celebration. An 85th Anniversary Support Fund will be available to any family or senior needing assistance in order to participate.
Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sets the solitary person in the comfort of families; I commend to your continual care the homes in which your people dwell.
Put far from them every root of bitterness, the desire of boastful vanity, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness.
Knit together in constant affection those who, in many configurations, have become family; turn the heart of the parents to the children, and the heart of the children to the parents; and fill us all with true love and charity, so that we put aside petty differences and act with kind affection and the sympathy of brotherly and sisterly love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Neighbors, friends and family are always welcome.
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In our prayers...
Open our eyes, Lord that we may see you.
Open our ears that we may hear your still, small voice.
And open our hearts that we may feel your presence this day and everyday. Amen.
News & Events
Sunday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Trayce Stewart, native Clevelander and pastor of Second Chance Christian Church, will be our guest preacher. The Chancel Choir and Gospel Choir will help us celebrate in song. Following worship there will be a luncheon where Rev. Stewart will share her experiences as a new church pastor in Columbus.