I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

Outreach

Missions

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
  • Clothing donations*
  • Recycling programs*
  • * Collection containers in parking lot available to the community.

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

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