Noble Road landmark endangered
To the Editor:
Noble Road Presbyterian Church has been a beacon of light in this community for 90 years. Our spiritual outreach includes worship, counseling, baptisms, weddings, memorial and funeral services.
We partner with Noble Elementary School, providing school supplies, winter gloves and hats, and holiday angel gifts. The Noble and Roxboro schools have supported our fundraising for the Liberian Dougbe River School and church. We donate money, food items, and holiday angel gifts to the Heights Emergency Food Center, as well as provide clothing, household items, and services to the Family Promise temporary shelter in Cleveland.
We are a gathering place for the Girl Scouts, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Recovery, Emotions Anonymous, and Heights Interfaith Council meetings. NACA (home ownership information) meets here monthly. We are home to Abundant Praise Church and Kingdom Life Faith Ministries. Church activities open to the community include the community garden and meal, strawberry festival, rummage sale, pancake breakfasts, dances, advent meal festivities, and the silent auction.
We share Lenten and Advent services with other Heights Lutheran churches, as well as being an active member of the Heights Interfaith Council. For more than 20 years, until recently, we were home to Discovery Preschool. Due to the ever-changing economic environment, rising costs, and declining membership, we are facing a financial crisis. Is there any help on the horizon? Fundraising ideas and donations will be gratefully accepted and appreciated.
Contact Noble Road Presbyterian Church (2780 Noble Road) by phone at 216-382-0660, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcelo Atanasio, a resident of Cleveland Heights since 1967, is an active member of Noble Road Presbyterian Church.