Persons interested in membership are requested to contact the church office at 440-238-6697.
New members may join through transfer from another church, reaffirmation of faith, or by confirmation. They are asked to stand before the congregation and affirm their faith and promise to support the church.
MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS! Received into membership January 27, 2019
Teri Barbish attended Strongsville UCC as a child, and as a go-go boot wearing teen, accompanying her grandmother. She and her husband, Gary, truly enjoy their 6 grandchildren, plus one on the way. She is joining us because she found a welcoming home here after having attended University Circle United Methodist Church in Cleveland for a number of years. Her fellowship friend is Bev Wehr.
Elaine Coffey has recently returned to the Cleveland area after having lived in Kentucky, then Florida for 30 years. She has a grown son named Casey. She grew up in Strongsville and has found our church to be a friendly place where she fits right in. She has already joined the Bell Choir and we are thrilled to ring with her! Ken Mehalko is her fellowship friend.
Mary Densmore is a Strongsville resident. She and her husband, Richard, who retired from Baldwin Wallace University, have three sons: Ken, Ben, and Alex and three lovely daughters-in-law. Mary was on staff at the Middleburg Heights Community Church for 16 years. She is a member of our Bell Choir and has already volunteered to fold bulletins along with her fellowship friend, Irene Joyce.
Carole Kapcar began worshipping here as a child with her mother. She and her husband, Frank, have two grown children, two grandchildren, and a lot of extended family. Carole was a member at University Circle United Methodist Church, as was her sister-in-law Linda Kapcar. She shares her fellowship friend, Bev Wehr, with her daughter, Teri Barbish.
Linda Kapcar and her husband, George had been married for over 55 years. She attended University Circle United Methodist Church. Linda worked at the Strongsville City Schools and got to know Ken Mehalko, who is serving as her fellowship friend. He invited Linda and George to the Free Lunch and now they have been drafted to pick up the baked goods at Panera on Mondays. The Kapcars have three adult children, Elaine (Coffey), Brad, and Greg as well as one grandson.
Nicole Rachid was invited here by her fellowship friend, Tony Koussa. She and her fiancé, Lewis Stevens, felt welcome here. Nicole said that she has found a church home here after having attended Arabic Church and School as she was growing up. She has been bringing Lewis’s nieces, Lily and Anna and nephew, Richard to worship here as well.
Patty Sasala moved to Strongsville from Parma and lives in the Olympia development, where many of our members reside. She first attended Strongsville United Methodist Church, but found it too big for her taste. Prior to moving, she had not worshipped in church in nearly 40 years, but now has found a place to fill the missing piece she had in her life. She has 5 adult step children, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Linda Dettmer is her fellowship friend.
Jennifer and David Sekorky had been attending Lakewood Congregational UCC, but were looking for a church upon moving to Strongsville. Jennifer and Dave have two children who are a part of our Sunday School: Oliver, a 5th grader, and Tilly, a 3rd grader. The Sekorky family has already contributed to our worship, lighting the Advent candles on Christmas Eve. Their fellowship friend is Kristen Clotworthy.
Mary Ellen and Bob Zimmerman come to us by way of University Circle United Methodist Church, where they were very dedicated members. It was there they met Pastor Heidi and Chuck McDougall. Chuck will be their fellowship friend. The Zimmermans live in Berea and have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Bob, Mary Ellen, Patty, Nicole, Linda, Carole, Mary, Elaine, Teri
(Not pictured: Jennifer and Dave)