Persons interested in membership are requested to contact the church office at 440-238-6697.
New members may join through transfer from another church, affirmation of faith, re-affirmation of faith, or by confirmation. They are asked to stand before the congregation and affirm their faith and promise to support the church.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
We were so happy to welcome these new members into our congregation on October 3rd:
Diana Creecy comes to us via the Middleburg Heights Community UCC and she has been worshipping with us for several months, after our church reopened for in-person worship. She has already joined the Chancel Choir and has said that Strongsville UCC feels like the right place for her. Diana lives in Strongsville. Her sponsor is Tom Foley.
Manar & Spencer Falvo were married in our church in July of this year and have been coming on Sunday mornings after their honeymoon in Egypt. Manar has two grown sons, Joseph and Yehia. Spencer and Manar feel welcome here and are looking forward to getting to know everyone. The newlyweds live in Strongsville. Their sponsors are Irene and Jim Joyce.
Neal Flowerman has had an interesting faith journey. He is originally from New York and was raised in the Jewish faith. After losing his wife in 2016, he was searching for spiritual guidance. After attending several services, he says he feels a sense of belonging in our congregation. He has already started helping in the Thrift Shop. In 2019, he married Cathy and they currently reside in North Royalton. Neal’s sponsor is Dave Williams.
Carol Foley is a talented musician and a retired music educator. She and her late husband, Bill, were instrumental to the music team at the Federated United Church of Christ in Chagrin Falls and countless other music groups. Carol recently moved to Olmsted Falls and has already been contributing musically to our services. She has three grown sons: Will, Ken, and Tom, and 5 grandchildren. Carol’s longtime friends Ken Mehalko and Bev Wehr are sponsoring her.
Martha & John Hattery are celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary today! Martha grew up in the denomination, baptized and confirmed in the UCC. She has been attending our church and brought John along with her, so they both decided to join. Martha expressed appreciation for the relationship our church has with AA. They have a son named Joseph. The Hatterys live in Strongsville. Judy Carte is their sponsor.
Bob Heddleson feels that God has brought him to our church and that he has found a place here with us. He has been worshipping with us since we reopened for in-person services. His wife, Beverly passed away in December, 2020. Bob lives in North Royalton. His sponsor is John Toth.
Pat Morchak has been coming to our church off and on for a number of years and she says that the people here kept her coming back. She believes that she can find hope here and a way to take charge of her faith. She and her late husband have two sons, Michael, and Steven. Pat resides in North Royalton, near the Flowermans. Her sponsor is Linda Kapcar.