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Volunteer for the Refugee Mentoring Program

Shape a Child's Life

Virtual learning is more difficult for children when English is their second language. This online program helps increase confidence in English skills & assists with classroom content (math especially). Tutors for high schoolers are our biggest need, but there are some younger students as well. Training & materials will be provided.
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Workship sunday

When there’s a 5th Sunday in a month, we exit the pews and enter the community in service. We call these days of service WorKship Sundays.

We believe worship can happen anywhere, in a sanctuary or in a shelter, by singing praises or by baking cookies, with other church members or complete strangers. We live out this idea by dedicating the fifth Sunday of the month – which happens just a few times a year – by spending the day caring for our neighbors in variety of ways. Join us!

WorKship Sunday was canceled.

Lotts Creek trip

Lotts Creek, a community in rural SE Kentucky, is where members and friends of MHCUCC have traveled for 18 years to lend a helping hand and, one by one, slowly work to eliminate poverty housing. Adding a bathroom, a ramp or sometimes a room addition makes a big difference for a family. We always “get more than we give” and we learn so much about ourselves and others.

Won’t you join us? This is an inter-generational trip. Children through 7th grade with parent, teens (8th grade and above), singles, couples, and families all are welcome. Cost: $135 covers food, lodging & most transportation. We will use the church van and carpool. Registration deadline is May 10, 2020.

The Lotts Creek 2020 trip is June 13 -20, 2020.

Can’t go? You can still make an impact! Make a donation to the church with the memo “Lotts Creek” and your generosity will purchase building materials used during the trip!

Music ministries

Our church has a mix of music ministries that enrich our worship life. We hope you will enjoy and participate with us! Please email us if you would like more information on serving in this ministry.

Chancel Choir at Christmas Eve

chancel choir

Our Chancel Choir presents uplifting worship music for our 10:30 Sunday worship and at various special worship services. Under the gifted leadership of Jarred Sorauf, our Chancel Choir practices each Wednesday evening from 6 – 7 pm in the Choir Room (childcare provided), and Sunday mornings at 9:35 am in the Sanctuary. Even if you do not read music, you can join. You just need a love of singing, a willingness to commit your time and talents, and a desire to grow your abilities.

Bell Choir

Bell Choir

Our handbell choir, the Carillon Ringers, has been an active part of our music ministry for over 50 years. This group participates in worship one Sunday per month from October to May, and in Christmas Eve and Easter services. The group also performs at outreach concerts around the community. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:35 to 8:50 pm in Fellowship Hall 1. New members always welcome; a basic ability to read music and understand simple rhythm is a plus.

Sign Choir

sign choir

Open to anyone, any age, with or without a hearing disorder who is interested in “singing” in the beautiful language of American Sign. Led by Barb Gubana, our sign choir practices every Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Library. This choir enriches our services with special selections performed several times a year for all who attend, but especially as a beautiful service to our hearing-impaired members, friends, and guests.

Kids serve

A fundamental part of raising faithful children is giving them opportunities to make a difference to others. Check out how our kids and youth grow through serving others through our Kids’ Clubs and the annual Teeter Totter Marathon!

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Other Projects

Ngemba House

Since September 2015, members of Middleburg Missionaries, an ecumenical outreach of Middleburg Heights Community United Church of Christ, have been deeply involved in rehabbing a house in the Archwood neighborhood of Cleveland for the Ngemba family, refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who escaped that country’s civil war and came to the U.S. in 2011. The project has been compelling, drawing many people, both from within and outside of the church. The first stage of major renovation of the duplex, a three-bedroom unit where the family now resides, was completed in 2016. Our team of faithful volunteer workers is now wrapping up work on the upstairs unit, a two-bedroom apartment that will likely house another refugee family.

Ngemba House Before
The Ngemba House before renovations started.
Ngemba House After
The Ngemba House after the first major phase of renovations.

Refugees

Providing aid to refugees has a long history here at MHCUCC. Most recently, our help for those who’ve had to flee their homelands has ranged from tutoring services to providing items from school supplies and backpacks to winter coats . . . and even 75 bicycles at the Great Bike Giveaway! 

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