Lake Avenue United Church of Christ

Extravagant Welcome, Continuing Testament, Changing Lives. Elyria, OH
Lake Avenue United Church of Christ

Plan Your Visit

Services

Address
310 Lowell St
Elyria, OH 44035

Phone
440-322-5806

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

We are a traditional church with a contemporary twist, where no matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey you are welcome.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Denomination
United Church of Christ

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1897

Contact

Address
310 Lowell St
Elyria, OH 44035

Phone
440-322-5806

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Our worship is traditional without feeling stuck in the past. We incorporate contemporary praise and contemplative Taize style choruses. When you arrive there will be audio or video recordings of music playing from a wide variety of genres. Throughout the worship singing is accompanied by either organ or piano. We will read the Bible together, hear a word from the Pastor and spend time in prayer, where everyone has the opportunity to voice their prayer. On the first Sunday of the month we will celebrate Christ's presence in Holy Communion.

What is the community like?
We are a multigenerational community of people who care for each other and about the world around us. We are committed to a variety of social service ministries, helping those in need where they are. We may have more grandparents than grandkids, but out numbers of children are growing. Whether you're 90 minutes or 90 years old, there's a place for you here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You do not need to be a Christian to participate in our worship or activities. Come journey with us, we just might learn something from each other.

Leadership

Bob Gross

Bob Gross

The Rev. Dr. Bob Gross, OCC serves as the pastor at Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, Elyria, OH, where he lives with his wife and their two children. He is a native of New York City where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from York College, CUNY and Master of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary. Rev. Gross has served churches in Brooklyn and Bronxville, NY, as well as was on the staff at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, where he was ordained. He is the Abbot of the Order of Corpus Christi, an ecumenical community of clergy and laypersons committed to a common life of discipline and prayer. Rev. Gross earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at Chicago Theological Seminary. His thesis was titled “Claiming and Incarnating Hope: Lessons from the African American Preaching Tradition for a White Working Class Context.”

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