Welcome to Heights Christian Church

We offer hybrid worship (online and in person in Herr Chapel) each Sunday! Find more information on our Sunday Worship page.

Welcome to HCC! We are a Disciples of Christ congregation located in Shaker Heights, and we are excited for the next chapter of our story! We moved in  September, 2021 from our building on Van Aken Blvd. to a new church home and are now “nesting” within Plymouth Church on Coventry Road in Shaker Heights. We were able to sell the Van Aken building to East View UCC!

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While our in person location  has changed, much stays the same. We continue to worship God – both in person and online via Zoom and Facebook Live each week. Please go to our worship page to find out more about participating in worship. We look forward to connecting with you, online or in person, but always joined together in spirit through the God who loves and cares for each of us.

We continue to be an independent, vibrant, caring, and diverse congregation, committed to serving the community and doing God’s work in the world. We are delighted to continue our community partnerships in Shaker and beyond.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to focus on mission and community engagement”, says, Dr. Kate Gillooly, Minister with HCC. “I am excited about the new possibilities before us, and looking forward to seeing where the Spirit may lead us next!”

Who We Are

“…a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world”

Heights Christian Church is part of the Christian Churches, Disciples of Christ, an ecumenical denomination with 3,000 congregations across North America. Our congregation consists of approximately 120 members who are diverse in many aspects. When the Heights Christian Church building was designed, the founding members envisioned a complete facility that not only would serve the church as a place of worship, study and fellowship, but also serve the community. While we have sold the building to another church, we remain in Shaker Heights and continue our commitment to service the community.

Our focus now is on anti-racism, food scarcity, immigrants, and children and youth. We are eager to partner with other individuals and agencies in Shaker to understand and meet the many needs of our community. We are an anti-racism/pro-reconciling congregation, a Green Chalice church (for Creation Care/environmental concern), a Shalom congregation, striving for peace and wholeness in our world, and an open and affirming congregation, welcoming and affirming the dignity and worth of every person.

Values & Traditions

Open Communion
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Freedom of belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences, guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

Baptism by immersion
In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

Belief in the oneness of the church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

The ministry of all believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.