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...
Gospel Music Workshop AND CONCERT at HCC!
October 31 - November 1: Three respected Gospel Music Leaders will be headlining another great weekend event titled "The Ties That Bind: A Gospel Music Workshop." The workshop kicks off Friday evening with a meal followed by a service of word and music with Rev. Dr. Todd C. Davidson of Antioch Baptist Church and the Antioch Church choir (7:00-9:00). Saturday morning begins at 9:00 am with a continental breakfast and a panel of gospel music leaders sharing their thoughts on the history and future of gospel music. That will be followed by two sessions of workshop/rehearsals with lunch in between and ending about 3:00 pm. Then the community is invited back Saturday evening at 6:30 for a roof raising concert featuring the Cleveland School of the Arts Gospel Choir, the Weeden Family Choir, the Wright Family Singers, along with the workshop choir.
The workshop is just $10 (students with valid ID are free). The Saturday night concert is free. You can register online at https://everyeventgives.com/booking/single.php?s=the-ties-that-bind or call the church office at 216-561-4800. This workshop has been underwritten by a generous grant from the AntiRacism/ProReconciliation Commission of the Christian Church in Ohio. We are grateful for their support.
100 Mile Potluck A Great Success
On Sunday, Sept. 14, a “100 Mile Potluck” took place to focus on the importance and benefit of local foods and supporting local growers and producers. All of the dishes included at least one ingredient that was produced or grown within 100 miles of Shaker Heights. Jacqueline Kowalski, OSU Agricultural Extension Educator, shared information about the local food movement in Northeast Ohio. Recipes were shared and fun and fellowship was had by all! We hope to put together a recipe book from the event.
First Green Chalice Congregation in Ohio!
On March 19th, 2013 Heights Christian Church became the first Disciples of Christ congregation in Ohio to meet the criteria to be named as a Green Chalice Congregation. HCC's Creation Care team has instituted several environmentally freindly practices in our church. At the January board meeting the Trustees voted to accept the Disciples Green Chalice Averna Covenant. New "Green" changes and adopting the Alverna Covenant are all a part of making the official commitment to being a Green Chalice Congregation. More information about Green Chalice is available here.
Prayer for the Week
Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and hasten to be ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Him who went about doing good in times of need. Amen
Lovingkindness Meditation from "On Being"
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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.