“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.” – James 1:26
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WorkDay C.L.E. equips, encourages, and engages individuals in practical vocational
training, meeting the needs of vulnerable community members, and learning how to
walk with one another in peace and compassion. We form teams of volunteers regularly
for work projects and provide extended vocational training for committed community members.
We are evaluating and fundraising for our first WorkDay CLE project (see above). Workdays will begin second Saturday’s in January of 2018. If you would like to volunteer or donate towards our upcoming project, please respond in the box below or check out our giving page.
New City Cleveland hosts community dinners for a chance to engage one another in conversation and fellowship. We gather groups from various churches and backgrounds for a time of worship, food, and conversation! Our first Family Dinner was graciously hosted by The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in the Buckeye/Woodland community. Members from various local churches gathered as well as local neighbors.
Email us to get more information on our next family dinner!
The Buckeye-Shaker and Woodland Hills neighborhoods are on the eastern border of the city of Cleveland. These neighborhoods are a unique mixture of rich history and painful neglect. It is a region that demonstrates a difficult history of immigration, white flight, urban decay, and inequality. From the 1940’s to 1970’s the population experienced a nearly 100% reversal as wealthy and middle-class white Hungarian immigrants fled the inner-city to be replaced by African-Americans migrating from the south. The story of Buckeye-Shaker is a story repeated all over America and it is a story into which God is weaving his redemption and freedom.
It is our vision to see a cross-denominational coalition of churches come together to seek the practical expression of the kingdom of God in Cleveland. No single church can do this alone. We need each other in our gifts, passions, resources, and theologies to unite together in pursuit of the compelling vision of a new city, one marked by a tangibly expressed justice, mercy, and reconciliation among all peoples.
Some of the benefits of a coalition structure of ministry:
- CHURCH BASED. Allows for local church leadership and accountability from pastors and ministers.
- RECONCILIATION. Gives an opportunity for reconciliation and partnership among Cleveland churches.
- TEAM MINISTRY. Creates ministry teams to bring the work of reconciliation and justice to fruition.
If you are a church or ministry in Cleveland, we would love to partner with you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heights Presbyterian Church
Every ministry needs a home. New City Cleveland operates as a coalition of churches, but under the oversight of The Heights Presbyterian Church. This connects New City Cleveland to the authority, resources, and encouragement of the Presbyterian Church in America.