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Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools

    Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    Responding to the biblical passage in Isaiah 2: 4 “…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;…” the Beating Guns Tour arrived at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on W. … Continue reading

Palm Sunday Pony Ride

Denison Avenue UCC congregation prays for help to fix church building

Good Friday Service at St. Pat’s

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, May 2019)    “Can you believe it has been ten years since we gathered around loved ones and like a phoenix rose from the ashes?” wrote Sister Dianne Piunno, SND, the pastoral associate for St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. “We are … Continue reading

Franklin Circle Church honors members of church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship

St. Ignatius of Antioch’s new pastor, Rev. Fr. Kevin Estabrook, invites all to “Come Home”

(January 2019, Plain Press)           First time pastor, Rev. Fr. Kevin Estabrook’s message to the community of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church at West Boulevard and Lorain Avenue is a simple one – “come home.” “If there are any parishioners or folks from the neighborhood who haven’t been to church in a while, we’re here to … Continue reading

St. Colman Parish celebrates 100th Anniversary of church building with a Day of Music

(Plain Press, July 2018)      On June 9th, St. Colman Parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the opening of its church building with a Day of Music. The event began with Irish Dancing in the Church Hall featuring two dancers from Murphy’s Irish Arts Center in Beachwood. The dancers, Don Jacobsen and Ellen Conkey entertained the … Continue reading

Pilgrim Church offers sanctuary to immigrant facing deportation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading

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