Abington Arms Hot Meals Program
Volunteers from our church have the opportunity to help prepare and serve a hot meal at Abington Arms, a senior living facility in the University Circle area. We serve a meal on Wednesday evening every other month.
Tutoring Program at East Tech High School
The purpose of this program is to raise the level of student achievement and provide external resources for East Tech students through The City Mission and Lighthouse. Volunteers only need to commit to two morning hours a week. Each tutor will do one-on-one tutoring and build upon a mentoring relationship.
Adopt-A-School Tutoring Program
Church of the Saviour partners with Reaching Heights, a community organization offering volunteer and funding support to the public schools to offer volunteer tutoring to studentsat Heights elementary schools.
Tutors volunteer one or two hours per week, and work at the school during school hours with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders on social studies, math, and English. We work closely with classroom teachers who know which students need extra help and in which subjects. Students appreciate our time and interest (which makes them feel special), and the school's principal feels strongly that we are having a major impact in improving student achievement.
Hunger is not seasonal. Hunger isn't something that exists only at the holidays. It is a 365-day-a-year challenge for people to provide for their families. Church of the Saviour generously supports many local and global mission concerns, and you can make a difference.
Sunday school classes and other groups within the church are encouraged to adopt any of these concerns as a mission project at any time during the year.
Hunger Task Force
The Hunger Task Force coordinates the collection of food donations that go to Cory Methodist Hunger Center on East 105th Street. Cory Hunger Center, located at Cory Methodist Church in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the state of Ohio, serves nearly 4,500 families monthly by providing them with groceries three days a week. Food is collected here at our church in the Tower entrance to support this ministry. Sunday school classes and other groups within the church are encouraged to adopt this as a mission project at any time during the year.
Heights Emergency Food Center
The Heights Emergency Food Center is supported by many faith-based organizations in the Cleveland Heights/University Heights area. It operates out of Disciples Christian Church and serves the emergency needs of local residents. The Center receives donations of food from collections here at the church and local food drives.
Angel Tree Project
You are invited to be part of the Christmas Angel program this holiday season. Look for information in November in the parlor after church. You will be able to select the name of a child and their Christmas wish from one of four area organizations: Cory Hunger Center, Prison Fellowship Ministry, West Side Community House and the Heights Emergency Food Center. Gifts should be purchased and returned to the church in early December. Join us in making a child's Christmas dream come true. Please contact Dyann Whaley with any questions.
A non-profit medical lodging ministry that offers a caring response to the housing needs of individuals and families seeking medical treatment in Cleveland, Ohio. This ministry offers a home away from home for families from out of town who have relatives in local hospitals. Website: www.hospitalityhomes.com
Church of the Saviour also has important connectional ties with the following local ministries:
- Guidestone (formerly Berea Children's Home) - Helps children, youth, and adults become better participants in society by providing a wide variety of services including schools for kids who cannot be in a traditional classroom, foster care, mentoring services, and programs for children who act out. Website: guidestoneohio.org
- Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland - A receiving center for youth and adult groups who wish to do mission work in the city of Cleveland. Website: nehemiahmission.org
- United Protestant Campus Ministries (UPCaM) - A campus ministry of mainline denominations that develops Christian faith, Christian leadership and Christian community by providing opportunities for community service, study, worship, fellowship and pastoral care. Website: www.upcam.org
- West Side Community House - Website: www.wschouse.org
- The Salvation Army Zelma George Emergency
The Salvation Army Zelma George Emergency Family Shelter Provides shelter, safety, security, food, clothing and programming to meet the needs of the homeless. Click here to see the Shelter's list of urgently needed items.