Welcome to Heights Christian Church

In this time…

Thank you for visiting our website.  In the midst of the current pandemic we are all longing for community and looking for connection and support.  Even though we must keep our physical distance, we can be united and together in other ways – through our prayers for one another, by reaching out (from 6 feet away) to our neighbors, and through the gifts of technology.  For the health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff we are not gathering in our building, but we are still connecting for worship and fellowship virtually.  You can find more information about that on our Sunday Worship page (and we’d love to have you join us!).  You can also leave a prayer request, call our church office, or email us.  We look forward to connecting with you – virtually for now, but always joined together in spirit through the God who loves and cares for each of us.

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 Heights Christian Church 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.

Our building houses many community programs, such as the Cooperative Nursery School, the Shaker Youth Center, the HCC thrift shop, and a Toastmasters group. In 1985, members of our congregation worked with the City of Shaker Heights and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop Campbell Court, an apartment building housing 81 senior citizens in comfortable, affordable surroundings.

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.