Welcome

Welcome to Medina United Church of Christ, Congregational!

Who are we?
We like to say we do 3 things well: welcome, love and serve. Persons from many diverse faith traditions have found a spiritual home in our congregation and have been empowered to serve in our community and the world. They enjoy a caring and supportive family of faith as we discover and grow in the good news of God in Jesus Christ. We invite all persons to join with us in this journey of joy and grace. The congregation makes the decisions that govern our church as well as preach, teach, sing, care, plan and serve in numerous ways. Whether you’ve been attending church for years or haven’t stepped into a sanctuary in decades, we hope you’ll come and join us Sunday if you’re looking for a church.

When is worship?
We offer 3 unique services each Sunday morning at 8:15 (smaller, chapel service), 9:00 (praise service in Fellowship Hall) and 10:30 (sanctuary service).

What can I expect on my first visit?
When you come to join us for the first time, one of our greeters or ushers will be glad to help you become comfortable. If you’d like, they’ll help you find the staffed nursery, restrooms, sanctuary and, of course, coffee after the service.

Can my kids come?
Yes! A noisy church is a growing church! Children are welcome at all services. During the 10:30 service they can either stay in worship or head downstairs for Sunday school fun after the children’s message. Ask an usher or look for a “busy bag” on your way in if your child would rather stay with you—the bag is filled with board books, small toys and art supplies. On Sunday afternoons we offer confirmation for 8th graders and an active youth group for 3rd-12th graders on Sunday afternoons, plus lots of fun family activities!

What happens during the service?
During the service, you’ll hear our faith expressed in the songs we sing, Scripture passages we read, prayers we offer up and our pastor’s preaching. (And we have bulletins so you know what’s going on.)

What happens after the service?
After the service, you’re welcome to join us for a cup of coffee so we can get to know each other. We’d love to hear your story. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

What if I have more questions?
We’d love to talk more. You can call the church office at 330-725-4559 Monday through Friday between 9-3, message us on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) or send us an email.