I was a stranger and you welcomed me…



Church of the Western Reserve is committed to hands-on opportunities to help make God’s love known in the world. In addition to monetary contributions, we look for ways for church members to live the faith by reaching out to a hurting world. All ages participate!

Hands-on CWR Mission Projects
Annual Mission Trip
4K for Cancer
Open Door Academy
Habitat for Humanity Days
University Hospitals Rainbow Run for Cancer Patients
Blanket Bee to make blankets for children with cancer
Letters to prisoners
School supply collections for needy kids
Christmas gifts for needy families
Hunger ministries
Holiday Bazaar
Fair trade coffee
Prayer Shawl Knitting
Breckenridge Bus Fund
Ronald McDonald House (collect small pop can tabs)
Clothing donations (shed in church parking lot)
Recycling programs, including paper (bin in church parking lot), ink cartridges, aluminum, glass, plastic and paper

Local CWR Mission Partners
Open Doors Academy
Cleveland Food Bank
2100 Lakeside Men’s Homeless Shelter
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries
North Presbyterian Church
Presbytery of the Western Reserve
New Life Community
Salvation Army

Global CWR Mission Partners
Rompiendo Ciclos (Breaking Cycles), Sumpango, Guatemala
Dougbe River Presbyterian School, Liberia, West Africa
GAO Foundation, Ghana, West Africa
Child Evangelism Fellowship, Ghana, West Africa
Living Waters, Central America
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Presbyterian Church in Cuba
In Defense of Christians – Working for Christians in the Middle East
Holy Land Cooperative Society – Fair Trade Artisans

CWR-Supported Missionaries
Alex Twum Ghana, West Africa
Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers

CWR-Supported PCUSA Missions
Peace and Global Witness – World Communion Sunday
Christmas Joy Offering – Christmas
One Great Hour of Sharing – Easter
Pentecost Offering – Pentecost
Theological Education Fund – Supporting Our PCUSA Seminaries
Self Development of People – Supporting the efforts of people who are working to improve their current life circumstances
Presbyterian World Mission
Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Throughout the year

Mission Trip 2018

Sumpango, Guatemala

What They Say

When we were searching for a new church, the Church of the Western Reserve felt like “our place” soon after we visited. It is easy to sense the presence of God in the sanctuary, surrounded by great music and also the open feeling of the sanctuary.
After Hurricane Katrina, my teenage son and I went on the mission trip the church organized to Mississippi. It was a wonderful bonding experience for us that also strengthened our faith. These trips are transformative to the helpers and those that we helped.

Lynn G, Bentleyville, Ohio 44022

Church of the Western Reserve is a welcoming and faithful community. Our family is deeply involved in the missions and activities of the church. Each Sunday we feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in the message, the music, and community of friends.

Paul E, Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143