Disciples Christian Church ministries touch many in the Heights community
Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights is reaching out in many ways. It's ministries touch church members, their friends and family, as well as people in the community.
Meet the Neighbors is DCC’s free community meal. On the last Thursday of the month, unless rescheduled for a holiday, a delicious meal is prepared and served by church members and volunteers. All are welcome. Whether someone is looking for a hot meal or the fellowship of others, he or she has an open invitation to the meal served in the beautifully decorated Fellowship Hall.
Inspired by Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo, the Prayer Shawl Ministry at DCC is made up of knitters and crocheters who create shawls for those who are suffering and in need of prayers. Each shawl is prayed over and the recipient knows that prayers have been said on their behalf. Prayer shawls may be requested for a friend or family member.
No Strings Attached is a Christian puppet ministry. With more than 100 puppets, including some that are 12 feet tall, the group specializes in Christian-based religious programs. From programs in nursing homes to complete Sunday worship services, No Strings Attached provides fun family entertainment.
For the first time this year, a Garden of Blessings was planted on the church grounds. With the church housing the Heights Emergency Hunger Center in its building, the harvest of fresh vegetables was donated to the center for its clients.
DCC has been instrumental in helping refugees from Bhutan settle in the community. Several Bhutanese families have been helped in finding apartments with church members donating furniture, kitchen necessities and clothing.
DCC is also reaching out to the community with two church services on Sundays. The weekly contemporary Connections service is at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional service at 11 a.m. The contemporary service’s Praise Ensemble provides upbeat music in a casual setting. The traditional service includes the Chancel Choir with a pipe organ or grand piano.
Prime Time, at 10 a.m., is DCC’s education ministry.
Disciples Christian Church is a vital part of the Cleveland Heights community and is located at 3663 Mayfield Road at Yellowstone Road. For more information, visit www.discipleschristian.org.
Ron Werman is an elder of Disciples Christian Church.