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.
TimeBanking Comes to Shaker Heights
The Greater Heights Community TimeBank is now online at www.greaterheights.timebanks.org. This community building organization is being co-sponsored by HCC along with other area churches and members of the community.
What is TimeBanking?
It's a way of giving and receiving to help others as well as yourself. It helps build strong communities.
TimeBanking is about "paying it forward" -- it is about reciprocity. Not just "how can I help you" but instead, "how can we help each other."
One hour of you helping another through a TimeBank earns you one TimeBank credit which you can then use to get help from someone else for something you need.
TimeBanking applies to everyone -- young people, teens, adults, seniors -- everyone has something to give and everyone needs something -- it is this reciprocity that makes TimeBanking work and is special to our community.
Interested? Come to the TimeBanking Orientation at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14th at Heights Christian Church, 17300 Van Aken Blvd. Not available that day? Check the website for other days and locations?
Anyone can be involved in TimeBanking and all of us can help build community.
Edgar Kahn, "father" of TimeBanking, wrote: "Like clean air and water, we have always taken family and neighborhood and community for granted. Now, we need to flter the air and buy bottled water. Increasingly, we are having to buy foster care and kinship care and elder care. And the systems providing that care are breaking down. We need to invest in rebuilding family, neighborhood, community, and civil society."
Neighbors, friends and family are always welcome.
Sharing love in and around the Community!
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In our prayers...
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.
News & Events
Tour of the Vineyard and Biocellar of Chateau Hough
Saturday, October 10th - 12:15 p.m.
Chateau Hough is located at East 66th and Hough Avenue and is a great example of community revitalization through urban farming. Gather at the church by 12:15 p.m. to carpool. $10 per person which goes to support the vineyard project.
Sunday, October 25th - 4:00 p.m.
Come to Heights Christian Church and learn the ins and outs of composting from Cuyahoga County Master Gardener Barb McGinty. If you or a gardener you know have been wondering how to start composting your food scraps, leaves, grass and garden wasted at home, this informative workshop is for you!
Saturday, November 7th - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAN OUT YOUR BASEMENT, ATTIC OR GARAGE AND RECYCLE YOUR UNUSED CONSUMER ELECTRONICS AND SCRAP METALS.
Accepting all consumer electronics i.e.: desktop and laptop computers, drives, circuit boards wire, printers, monitors, notebooks, cell phones, fax and copy machines, game systems, cd players, tapes players, digital cameras, phone systems, stereo systems and calculators. If it has a power cord, or runs on batteries, its recycleable.
All forms of METAL scrap. Iron, steel, aluminum, copper, bronze, lead and all products made of metal. Bikes, BBQ grills, patio furniture, gutters, metal siding, downspouts, large and small appliances, garden tools, lawnmowers, tools, cookware and cans. Nothing goes into a landfill.