Celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday at University Circle United Methodist Church. June 16 marks the beginning of our summer season of worshiping in the Great Hall on the Lower Level at the new time of 10 AM. Every year people comment how enjoyable this change of routine is as the space is bright and intimate and the sounds of music and spoken words surround you.
Dr. Chalker’s sermon titles are always intriguing and this Sunday is no exception, “Watching from the Back Row.” Lydia Hall, our gifted chancel choir soprano graces your spiritual experience with a solo anthem and is joined by David Hughes in additional service music.
Invite a friend to experience this Sunday’s worship with you.
Celebrate the Youth of University Circle United Methodist Church. Join us this Sunday, June 9, at 11am as our middle and senior high youth lead us in a meaningful worship experience they have created under the direction of their leaders, Dawn and Fred McElrath and Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner. Three of our youth will be confirmed and will read their personal statements of faith – always a powerfully moving experience.
Through dance, music and the spoken word, our young people will share a significant time of spiritual understanding with us. Please plan to support them in their efforts by your attendance this Sunday.
Beginning June 16, Father’s Day, our time of worship moves to 10am for the summer months, and we physically move from the sanctuary to the Great Hall in our air conditioned lower level. From July through October, when the chancel area of our sanctuary will undergo a major renovation, we will continue to worship in the Great Hall, until the project is completed. So, this Sunday, June 9, is our last time in the sacred space as it has been known since it was built in 1927.
Plan now to be a part of this Sunday’s service…and bring a friend!
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law.
Join us this Sunday of the Memorial Holiday Weekend, May 26, at 11am as we thank God for our freedom as Americans and express our gratitude for a loving creator and the gift of the spirit of Christ Jesus who is ever-present in our lives. Dr. Chalker’s sermon is “Missing the Obvious” and our Chancel Ringers will share their talents throughout this inspirational worship service.
We hope you will be with us and that you will share this invitation to worship in “the church in the circle” with your friends and family.
As we prepare to enjoy this holiday weekend with celebrations and events with people who are special in our lives, we need to remember those persons in Oklahoma who are not able to enjoy their holiday as the result of the recent devastation caused by severe tornadoes.
United Methodists throughout our nation respond to help those who face such catastrophes by supporting the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Whenever and wherever in the world there is a natural disaster or disruption of life, UMCOR immediately dispenses volunteers and aid to the area in crisis. And 100% of all contributions are used for the specific purpose they are intended. UMCOR is already on the ground reaching out to the victims in Oklahoma. You can make a donation directly to UMCOR and University Circle Church can receive credit for your kindness. Here are two easy ways to make a financial contribution:
- Make a check out to UMCOR Advance #901670 and put it in the collection plate during the time of offering.
- Donate online at http://www.umcor.org:
- Select the “donate” button
- Identify Advance #901670
- Complete your billing information
- Indicate University Circle United Methodist as the church to receive credit for your donation
God of wind, word and fire breathes the gift of the Holy Spirit into us this Sunday of Pentecost at University Circle United Methodist Church (UCUMC). Beginning at 11am, Dr. Chalker will teach us the meaning of Pentecost, past and present. And a quartet from the Chancel Choir including Lydia Hall, David Hughes, Pam Maly and Rich Schmidt will provide musical inspiration during the service.
In addition to Case Western Reserve graduation, the Annual Cleveland Marathon occurs Sunday, May 19. To make your travels to the church easier, please read through the race information included below. Plan to join our race celebration on the front lawn of UCUMC from 9:30-10:30 where upbeat music will be amplified, eye-catching tents will protect race watchers from the sun, food will be available for munching and loud encouragements will be chanted not only to support the marathoners but to let everyone in the Circle know that we are a church in the Circle that knows how to have fun!
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Plan to attend UCUMC this Sunday and share this information with others who might like to join us on the corner of E. 107th and Chester.
It’s not too late to join us at 7:30pm tonight to hear the University of Mount Union Concert Choir perform in the UCUMC sanctuary. This group of excellent musicians is ending their Spring Tour with a final performance at our church and it will be well worth your time.
We join together once again tomorrow Sunday, May 12, at University Circle United Methodist Church, to experience another of Dr. Ken Chalker’s inspiring sermons…this one entitled, “When Hope Lay Still .” This Sunday is also Mother’s Day, when we honor the women who have cared for us and for the children in our lives. and then hear the announcements of the many program opportunities that exist in our church family. Be sure to arrive before 11am to enjoy Joanna Li’s organ prelude, the Chancel Choir presents an inspiring arrangement of the familiar hymn, How Firm A Foundation. Also, a beautiful contemporary song, A Mother’s Love, will be performed in dance by Emily Laycock, sung by David Hughes and Jim Hogg and accompanied by our FullCircle Combo.
On Monday evening, May 13, attend the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus Concert in our sanctuary at 7:30pm. These lovely young voices could be heard this week through the hallways of UCUMC as they rehearsed for their performance and their efforts promise to be a gift to all who attend the concert.
AND, plan now to enjoy the beautiful choral sounds of the highly-respected Mount Union Concert Choir, concluding their multi-state tour with a free performance in our sanctuary, Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm.
Please share this information with persons in your sphere of influence and invite them to attend our UCUMC worship service and events occurring throughout the week.