Recent News

Stock Sale

Senior High students attending the 2012 Mission Trip to Belle, WV will be selling shares of stock to members of the congregation starting next Sunday, May 13. Students can sign up to sell shares in the Parlor between services. Please contact Katie or JJ to sign up.

Tent Rental Program

The Tent Rental Program is already getting started for this summer. We need students to volunteer to help wipe down chairs used in the past to start the season off right! Come to Youth Group this Sunday, May 6 to help get things rolling. If students are interested in signing up for more dates, please contact Katie ( or Don Dunham.

Senior High Mission Trip Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for all students (entering the 9th grade in the fall) and parents interested in attending the Senior High Mission Trip this summer on Sunday, April 15 at 10:40AM in the Youth Room. We will be embarking on a journey to Oklahoma the week of July 22-July 28 to serve others! If you are at all interested in attending the trip, you must either attend the meeting or contact Katie Bartholomew (630 968 7120 ext. 203) so we can have a clear idea of the number of people attending.

For more information on the organization we will be using for this trip, you can visit Hope to see you on Sunday!

Movie Night Cancellation

Please note that the planned screening for the Youth Group of The Passion of Christ on Saturday, April 7, has been cancelled.

No youth groups on April 1 and 8

There will be no Youth Group on April 1st and April 8th. All Youth are encouraged to attend the Chapel Choir Tour Concert at DGFUMC at 4pm on the 1st, and are encouraged to spend time with
their families on April 8th.

Youth Group Cancellations

J.J. Mannschreck cannot be here today, Sunday, March 11, so the Praise Break Worship service and both the Junior and Senior High Youth Groups will not take place today.

Special Bibles for 8th Grade Confirmation Students

The Onward Bound leaders would like to invite people in the church to purchase a teen study Bible for an 8th grade student, to be presented to the student on Confirmation Sunday, April 29. The cost of each Bible will be about $20. If you are interested in providing a Bible for a student, that can help them continue to grow in the faith in the years ahead, please leave word for Pastor Greta in the church office.

Meet our new Youth Minister

Katie BartholomewOn April 1, Katie Bartholomew will join our church staff as Youth Minister.

Katie grew up near Cleveland, Ohio graduating from Brecksville- Broadview Heights High School. She has a Bachelors Degree in liberal arts with a concentration in religion from Baldwin-Wallace College located in Berea, Ohio where she was an honor society member.

She learned the ins and outs of youth ministry as a Youth Ministry Intern at the Brecksville United Methodist Church, serving as a chaperone at various events, leading Bible study, developing educational curriculum, teaching Sunday School classes, and helping coordinate Vacation Bible School.

Katie is currently enrolled in graduate classes focused on the Old Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston.

Beginning on April 1 Katie will work with our intern JJ Mannschreck and John Smoke to plan for the summer youth activities and to get to know our youth and their families.

Katie will assume full-time responsibilities for our church after her classes are completed in May. Her enthusiasm and excitement about fostering our youth ministry promises to be contagious.

Youth Minister Appointment

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Kathryn (Katie) Bartholomew has accepted the position of Youth Minister with our church. Katie is a native of Broadview Heights a “suburb” of Cleveland Ohio and a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in religion. Although Katie will not begin her position until April 1, we hope to introduce her to you during worship services on February 26. We will post more information soon.

Thanks from the Chapel Choir

Thanks to the 137 people who came to the Mongolian Grill on Jan. 31st in support of the Chapel Choir. A total of $868 was raised between the $3 donation per plate from the restaurant and the generous tips left by patrons. Sincere appreciation is also expressed to our six guest grillers: Joette Conger, Chad Goetz, JJ Mannschreck, Bobbi Mielcarski, Rev. Jim McDonald, and Bruce Ritter.


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