I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

What They Say

What They Say

You can feel God’s love in a special way the minute you walk through the doors.
Carol M. — Gates Mills, Ohio 44040


To me the most significant factor is the openness of this congregation to all points of view. Everyone of us is on a different path in knowing Christ, the Bible and Christianity. The “common attribute” is we all believe in Jesus Christ as our savior and we are all on a journey of faith, though not many of us are at the same point on that road.
David R. — Chesterland, OH 44026


The Church of the Western Reserve has been my church home since birth, allowing me to grow up knowing the love and support of the CWR congregation. Although I am now attending college, I look forward to opportunities to attend worship when I am home from school. In these moments, I notice and am inspired by how the church and congregation has grown, as well. I know that I will always have a warm and welcoming church family at CWR.
Shannon S., Novelty, Ohio 44072

The children’s ministry at CWR is a place where children feel loved and embraced. Steeple People provides children the opportunity to be a special part of the service but also allows for separate time to engage in fun learning with their peers. Nursery services are organized and volunteers are excited to spend time with the children each Sunday. I love the investment that CWR makes in our children through it’s ministry.
Danyel T., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

5 star sermons. 5 star music. Friendly servers. No reservations needed. The owner will personally welcome you to CWR!
Beth J. Beachwood, Ohio 44122

What a wonderful welcoming atmosphere! You are greeted warmly as you enter a beautiful sanctuary filled with sounds of soul stirring music. The pastor draws one in with her engaging smile and relatable sermons. One leaves filled with the spirit and a sense of belonging.
Leslie S. Novelty, Ohio 44072

My husband and I joined The Church of the Western Reserve because we thought so highly of the minister. She is the most compassionate person I know plus being smart, articulate, funny and gives a wonderful sermon every single Sunday. The congregation is very friendly and welcoming because Rev Sandy encourages us to turn and greet our nearby members during a Sunday service. All and all it is a wonderful environment.

Joan A. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

The Sunday morning experience at our church that always offers a spiritual message that resonates with me on a personal leve. I can’t help but be inspired by the unexpected quality and variety of the music. But really it’s the many opportunities throughout the week that we can choose from to get to know new neighbors and friends keeps me coming back to Church of the Western Reserve.
Karen R., Chesterland, Ohio 44026

Christian fellowship, spiritual growth and healing. The weekly sermons, music, and gatherings have brought food to my soul and body more than any I have encountered. Come join us and enjoy the gifts of the spirit!
Tim H., Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

Church of the Western Reserve feeds my soul, strengthens my faith and helps me to be more of the person Christ wants me to be. But it is the music of our church that sends my heart soaring. We are blessed to have Alexandre Marr leading our congregation not only with his God given talent as a pianist and vocalist but also as a spiritual leader. Our sanctuary is filled with songs of praise and adoration by our choir and bell choir along with vocalist, instrumentalist and special programs that enhance the presence of Christ in our midst.
Nancy H, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

We love the friendly, caring atmosphere of Church of the Western Reserve. The music is especially inspiring. But above all, our pastor’s teachings and sermons speak to each of us, weekly, about some timely aspect of our personal lives. Her focus on Jesus and his love is the soul of her ministry. CWR became our church home 5 years ago and we are very happy there.
Betsy E. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022