History

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Church of the Saviour has a long history in the Cleveland Heights community. Our United Methodist congregation was established in 1875 and met in a one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Euclid Heights Boulevard and Superior. Our present sanctuary was built in 1928 and designated as a landmark by the City of Cleveland Heights in 1975. In 1953 the Bell Tower was completed with the addition of 47 bells weighing more than 13 tons. The newest addition was completed in 2007. It contains a multi-purpose Great Hall, library, meeting room and kitchen on the main floor. There is also a rooftop playground.

On the ground floor are state-of-the-art classrooms for infants and children. During the week, these rooms are the home of two programs for young children. The Church of the Saviour Early Learning Center provides a complete day care program for infants and preschoolers as well as before- and after-school care for elementary-aged children. The Church of the Saviour Co-operative Nursery School has half-day classes for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children.

Among the wide ranging programs and services of Church of the Saviour are Upward Basketball, six choirs, five instrumental music ensembles, Bible study and prayer groups. On Sunday, there are five services, each unique in its style but united in its spirit and purpose. We are in a covenant relationship with missionaries in Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Benin, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Church of the Saviour is a Stephen Ministries Congregation and a Peace with Justice Covenant Congregation. God has blessed us with diversity – racially, economically, politically and theologically. Yet we are united in purpose and goal: to serve Jesus Christ and to follow him in every area of our lives.