The Metro Missions Committee supports the following programs and agencies:
Abington Arms Meal Ministry – Click here to learn more!
This outreach ministry, in cooperation with InterAct Cleveland, provides a nutritious, home cooked meal to 35-40 residents of Abington Arms Apartments. The residents, who may be physically compromised or very low income, look forward to our visits every other month on the 4th Wednesday. Our menus are developed by Colleen Goss and then church volunteers prepare a self-selected portion of the meal (entrée, vegetable or dessert) from the same recipe in their homes or donate their time on-site (4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) to serve the meals restaurant style. The food donations may be delivered to Abington Arms or dropped off at the church in advance. If you are interested in volunteering as a cook or server, please contact Colleen Goss by email, email@example.com.
Adopt a School – Fairfax Elementary School – Click here to learn more!
Fairfax School welcomes volunteers from Church of the Saviour! Fairfax is a public elementary school in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights district, serving children in grades K through 5, located just down Lee Rd from COTS. Weekly tutoring positions are available in almost any subject at all grade levels. Tutors are asked to dedicate one hour per week, on the day and time of their choosing, to work with small groups of children (or one on one) who require either intervention or enrichment, or to generally assist the teacher in the classroom. Regular tutors report that the students they see each week respond with warmth and excitement, and deeply appreciate the adults who are committed to their success. You can make a difference in the life of a child! If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Many Villages Tutoring Coordinator Krissy Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 397-6587.
City Mission Meals – Click here to learn more!
Coordinating with the congregation from His Father’s House, which also worships at Church of the Saviour, the Catalyst community has been serving dinner on the second Thursday of every month at the City Mission men’s shelter for over two years. Dinner preparation usually takes place in the Calvary Hall kitchen the preceding Wednesday evening. After serving the meal, the group enjoys sitting down to dinner and conversation with the men of the shelter before starting clean-up. Opportunities to contribute include: helping with preparation or serving, financial donations, and, of course, prayer. Contact: Pete Evangelista, (216) 647-4774
East Tech Mentoring – Click here to learn more!
A Christian based mentoring program has been in operation at East Technical High School, Cleveland Ohio, for the past 7 years, and Church of the Saviour has had an integral part in establishing the program. The mentors are paired with male high school students. Every week mentors meet for an hour with their student, to talk, eat, read, and share their lives. As of this date 100% of the mentored seniors at East Tech have graduated from high school. Contact: Juanita Taylor, (330) 217-2412, email email@example.com
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity – Click here to learn more!
Habitat for Humanity works to end substandard housing by renovating simple, decent affordable houses for lower income families. Since 1987, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has built/rehabbed just over 200 homes using volunteer labor. This work has been accomplished using a variety of skill levels. Contact: Bob Billman, (216) 464-1275, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Rich Hiles, (216) 752-5148, email email@example.com
Food donations from COTS go to two food distribution sites of the Hunger Network of Cleveland, Heights Emergency Food Center at Disciples Church on Mayfield Rd in Cleveland Heights and Cory United Methodist Hunger Center. Non-perishable donations are collected on a continuous basis with items left in the Tower Entrance plus special donation events, e.g. ‘Souper Bowl Sunday’. Cory UM provides emergency food assistance in the Glenville area; their center can also use cloth grocery bags and light rolling carts. Contact: Mary Taylor, (216) 378-1756, email firstname.lastname@example.org
International Student Ministry: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
The world’s future leaders are on campuses in Cleveland right now! The International Student Ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, is a strategic opportunity to share Christ’s love through meeting the practical and spiritual needs of these international students in the Greater Cleveland area. You can be a world missionary (without language study, visa or travel) by sharing a holiday meal, picking someone up at the airport, hosting a new student for 3 days, donating unused furniture or being a friendship partner; For further info, contact Bok or Heidi Chew at (216) 371-3114 or email@example.com.
Kairos Prison Ministry – Click here to learn more!
“Kairos” is a Greek word, meaning “God’s special time”. The mission of Kairos is to build Christian community within the prison. To introduce inmates into that community, Kairos holds two long-weekend events per year, per prison. Trained volunteers show, live, and teach the transforming love of Jesus Christ over the course of the weekend, in addition to on-going programs to support the Kairos community “inside”. Church of the Saviour supports Kairos in the form of volunteers, home-baked cookies, posters, placemats, and, of course, prayer. Contact: Pete Evangelista, (216) 647-4774
Saviour’s ECHO (East Cleveland Hospitality Outreach)
The ECHO group represents COTS at the St. Philomena Food and Clothing Pantry in East Cleveland. Along with volunteers from other churches and organizations we pack and distribute groceries, sort and distribute clothing, and/or provide hospitality assistance, registration and check-in for the clients. The pantry is open every Saturday from 9:30 – 1:00; ECHO service dates are periodic based on need and availability. Contact: Mark or Linda Moore, (216) 525-9010, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scranton Rd. Ministries C.D.C. – Click here to learn more!
Scranton Rd. Ministries C.D.C. actively contributes to the spiritual, economic and physical restoration of Cleveland. Over the past 14 years, Scranton Rd. Ministries has provided over 12,570 traditionally under-served Cleveland youth and adults with a comprehensive portfolio of Biblically-based services, including workforce development, educational enrichment, legal services, medical assistance, leadership development and computer training. Our Vision is to revitalize our community, one life at a time; as lives are transformed by the Gospel of Christ and restored to His noble purpose. Contact: Tom Wadsworth, (216) 321-3890, email email@example.com
Urban Scholar’s Grant
Church of the Saviour has established the Urban Scholar’s Grant to aid inner city students’ in their college education. Students from our East Tech Mentoring program are attending Ohio Christian University, which offers a matching grant program through sponsoring churches. The Metro Missions Committee has donated half the amount allowed for each student for the year, and COTS members will donate the other half. This year we are supporting three students. If you wish to help support the education of an inner city student, contact Metro Missions. Contact: Juanita Taylor, (330) 217-2412, email firstname.lastname@example.org