Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here!

Rector's Message

Rev. Beth FrankThe Rev. Beth Frank is a recent graduate of Bexley Hall Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.  She was ordained a (transitional) deacon in June, 2013, and was ordained to the sacred order of priests on December 6, 2013 - St. Nicholas Day.  She has been appointed by the bishop to serve New Life as Priest-in-Charge.

Church Signs

Last Saturday Karen Quinlan, Julia Milam, and I were returning from a stewardship conference in Bay Village. We passed through the central interchange in Akron looking for the "God Loves You: No Exceptions" billboard. We were chagrined to find that it had been replaced by a political advertisement. I am sure that Jesus would encourage all of us to vote, but also hope that the "no exceptions" billboard will return after November 4th.

Alas, it is time to put up a new message on our New Life sign. Grace United Church of Christ down the road has a great one: Prayer: A Wireless Connection to God. Other churches greet passers by with:

There are some questions that
cannot be answered by Google

Honk if you believe in Jesus
Text if you want to meet him

Church Parking
Will be Baptized

What is missing from CH CH?

You are not too bad to come in
You are not too good to stay out

Read the Bible:
It is user friendly
Plus we offer Tech Support
Sundays at 10am

What suggestions do you have for New Life's sign and a message that expresses God's love and our welcome of neighbors to join us in learning, loving, growing and serving? Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to offer your suggestions via email.

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I will be taking a few days off (Monday, Oct. 13th - Friday, Oct. 17th) to enjoy the autumn colors and family time in Michigan. During my absence, the Rev. Michael (Mike) Petrochuk, Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrew's-Barberton, will be available to provide pastoral assistance. Mike is a good friend and wonderful priest and pastor. Please do not hesitate to call him should the need arise. In the event of other emergencies, please contact Senior Warden Karen Quinlan.