church events

events and activities

Weekly Services:
Weekly worship at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom  We gather between 10 and 10:30 a.m. ET and worship begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Order of worship and hymns will be available on our resources page. Contact the church via the contact page for login information or check our Facebook page. Sunday worship is posted on Monday morning to our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Join us for weekly Lectionary Bible Study, Mondays at 1 p.m., on Zoom Contact the church via the contact page for login information.
Here’s what’s ahead at Church of the Redeemer UCC!
Monthly Community Meal Our monthly community meal with Clague Road UCC still happens on the fourth Saturday of the month at Clague Road UCC, 3650 Clague Road in North Olmsted. Drive up to the rear door between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Thank you, and hope to see you there at least six feet apart! Stay safe! Next up: Saturday, April 25
All on-site church-related activities and groups, including groups renting space, are cancelled for the time being.
Please visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel to stay connected.
Monday Morning Chair Yoga  11:15 a.m. every Monday. $10 a session. Join us for this refreshing hour of mindful chair yoga!
Monday Afternoon Bible Study 1 p.m. Pastor Brooke leads an ongoing Bible study on the week’s lectionary passages. 
Tuesday Quilters Redeemer’s Women’s Fellowship runs a Tuesday Quilt Group from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your lunch and join in good conversation and beautiful quilting!
Tuesday Evening Sign Language Classes Redeemer Fellowship Hall. Youth and adult classes in ASL, taught by BW graduate Cory Svette, founder and director of the Sharon’s Signers community sign language choir. Youth 7-13 meet from 5-6 and will participate in the Sharon’s Youth Signers. Adults 14 and up meet from 7-8:30 p.m. and have the option of participating in the Sharon’s Adult Signers. Classes for each group are $25/month, payable on the first class of each month. Contact the church to leave a message for Cory.
Wednesday Evening Choir Rehearsals The Bell Choir meets at 7 p.m. and the Chancel Choir meets at 8 p.m. No experience necessary! Please join us! 
Thursday Evening Bay West Discussion Group  7-10 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
March 17 Coffee, Tea, and Pastor B 10:30 a.m. at Blackbird Bakery in Lakewood. Join Rev. Baker for a cuppa and conversation!
March 21 Saturday morning Work Day  Begins at 9 a.m. See Mary Kanzeg for details.
March 23 Photo Shoot for New Pictorial Directory  Sign up for the waiting list or talk to Bonnie Hawver. If we get enough people on the waiting list, the company will schedule a second day.
March 26 Thursday Evening Gathering  5:30 p.m. at Mahle’s Restaurant in Westlake. Sign up in the Gathering Room.
LENT 2020

This year Olmsted Community Church (Olmsted Falls) and Church of the Redeemer (Westlake) are sharing in food, fellowship, worship, and reflections during the Lenten Season:

February 26 – Ash Wednesday Services, 7 p.m., at Olmsted Community Church. Worship in the sanctuary, imposition of ashes, the Rev. Brooke Baker providing the message.

Note: There is  an opportunity for a joint choir anthem, members of COR’s choir are invited to join OCC’s choir for rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at OCC to practice. 

Wednesday Midweek Bread and Broth will take place in the fellowship halls of each congregation. The hosting congregation will provide soups and bread. This Lent we will have the opportunity to reflect on contemporary theologians and explore together how they have experienced God in the world:

March 4, 6 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer (Dietrich Bonhoeffer); the Rev. Holly MillerShank providing the message.

March 11, 6 p.m., at Olmsted Community Church (Peter Gomes); the Rev. Holly MillerShank providing the message.

March 18, 6 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer (Rosemary Ruther); the Rev. Brooke Baker providing the message.

March 25, 6 p.m., at Olmsted Community Church (Elsa Tamez); the Rev. Brooke Baker providing the message. 

April 1, 6 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer (Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr); the Rev. Holly MillerShank providing the message.

Note: Olmsted Community Church Choir Members are invited to join COR’s choir at 8 p.m. to practice for joint anthems for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

April 9, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Services at Church of the Redeemer.

April 10, 7 p.m., Good Friday: Midday Opportunity at West Park UCC, noon; Evening Opportunity at Olmsted Community Church, 7 p.m. 

April 12 Easter Easter Services to be held during regularly scheduled Sunday Worship at both Church of the Redeemer and Olmsted Community Church. This year OCC will also be offering an Easter Dawn Service outside, additional details to follow.