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We have added a new feature to our website, due to the installation of our video system. If you click on our LINKS to Others tab, you can see the special music provided by Mary Brown & Pastor Kevin Coleman from Sunday, March 20, 2016.  We are now livestreaming all worship services, as well as special services, like memorial services..  Just click on our "links to others" tab. When you reach the Livestream website, click on Watch Event & then enter search for Elyria Community United Methodist Church.  You will be able to look through our archived events & select the event you desire to watch.


July 17-21, 2016

We have concluded another very successful VBS. A BIG THANK YOU to the Dunkel's for their excellent leadership. Thanks to those who taught & assisted the teachers. Thanks to all the many volunteer workers, who shared their time & effort, to support the ministry of our church to young people. We look forward to next summer, already, & invite all children from 4 yr olds to 6th graders to come and see how Jesus works in our life



WOW!!!!!! We had a very successful initial Summer Family Fun Fest, on Friday the day after the conclusion of our VBS. The event was well attended by those who participate in our Friday Hot Meals program, the parents & children of our VBS program & many members of our congregation Plenty of food fun & inspiration. Looking forward to next summer & another great social event, which is open to the general public.


Aug. 13, 2016

Exodus groups from the church, go out to dinner on the second Saturday of the month. Time of the dinner is arranged ahead of time but not always at the same hour.

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September 3, 2016

Our next breakfast will be Saturday, September 3. Meet at 9:00 AM at Frankie & MJ's Restaurant on Antioch Dr.


2016 Rummage Sales Announced

The UMW of Community UMC will be holding three rummage sales during the course of this year. The first sale was just completed on April 7 and we would like to THANK ALL WHO MADE IT A GREAT SUCCESS.  The second sale as just been completed and we would like to THANK ALL WHO MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS. The final sale will be in October on the 5th & the 6th, Wednesday will again run from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM & Thursday from 9:00 AM-3:00 M. These sales are always HUGE & with items to interest almost any needs or tastes. The women use their proceeds to support various missions throughout the church. Come pick up some bargains & at the same time help the ministry of our church.

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Adult Sunday School

We offer two adult Sunday School classes, each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM. The class pictured, to the right meets in room 113 in the basement. They concentrate on prayer needs & Scripture studies. The class pictured below meets in the parlor on our main level & as of May 1, they are viewing a David Barton series on Foundations of Freedom.  Studying how our nation was founded on Christian principles. 

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Children's Moments

During each worship services, children 6th grade & under are invited to the altar area to hear a children's message. After the message, they are excused to go to Children's Growing Up Church, under careful adult supervision. We want them to know they are an important part of the worship of our Lord.


Valet Service

The church has started a parking valet service, for those who wish their car to be parked. This service is provided year round. Anyone wishing to use this service can pull their car to the door on top of the hill driveway. Blowing your horn will notify the valet inside the door to come & park your car for you. They will then return your keys prior to Sunday School or Worship. After worship a valet will be happy to retrieve your car & bring it to the top of the hill. Persons should register for this service by contacting Linda Knapp (667-7056) & stating if you want to use it prior to Sunday School or prior to the worship service. Registering for the service is preferred to just sitting & blowing your horn over & over again. There is no charge for this service.  Pre-Sunday School service is from  9:15-9:30 & Pre-Worship is from 10:15-10:35

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Our Food Pantry will now be serving the public on the second, & third Fridays of the month. They will begin serving at 11:30 AM.  No longer will they be open on the first, fourth or the fifth Friday of each month. Volunteers are still needed to pass out food, carry food to cars & help in general.

Reachout Presents

The Reachout TEAM is recommending a presentation by 321 media ministries. This presentation looks at three steps, which lead to an acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior. Simply go to our "LINKS TO OTHERS" tab & checkout the four videos available on their webpage or use http://321.revivalmedia.org/welcome/