Join 'Faith in the City' for an Ecumenical Service
Are you aware that the city of Euclid is gifted with approximately 50 churches?
With this in mind, Mayor Holzheimer-Gail has called on the city’s church leaders to gather, discuss and to collaborate to build and maintain ‘Faith in the City’ of Euclid.
“Our faith communities are an important part of our community. Through the ‘Faith in the City’ effort, I wanted to bring together faith communities from across the city to get to know one another, to learn how we can support each other, and to be a part of making our community a better place,” states Holzheimer-Gail.
In answer to this call, the leaders have met on a regular basis, moving the meetings from worship venue to worship venue. Information is freely shared, concerns are addressed, and an abundance of fellowship is manifested. The dialogue is always respectful and friendly.
In May of this year, Pastor Michelle Moore of Cathedral Worship Center initiated a discussion centered on the possibility of hosting a city-wide Ecumenical Service, an idea that was warmly received by her peers. Moore’s thinking was this: “A representative from each congregation could share in the planning of the service, and we can even have a ‘Faith in the City’ choir. In this way, those in attendance would experience portions of their accustomed worship while observing their leaders worshipping together.”
A committee was formed, and hours of planning and discussion have gone into this service. Music Directors Elder Christopher Williams and Kyle Lorek are perfecting a choir.
The Ecumenical Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Cathedral Worship Center, 21601 Euclid Avenue, Euclid (216.738-BLESS - dial one S). The entire community is invited, and a social will follow. A free-will offering of non-perishable food and financial donations will be taken and donated to the Euclid Hunger Center.
This time of worship has been approached with great commitment and the realization that unity can come, with a new hope of fulfilling our calling to the community.
Holzheimer-Gail concludes her comments by saying, “I look forward to the Ecumenical Service as a way to demonstrate our commitment to uniting our community.”
Director of Development & Discipleship, Ss. Robert & William Parish; President of the Euclid Hunger Center