Church of the Saviour is a United Methodist Congregation with a long history in the Cleveland Heights community. The first Methodist congregation in the Heights was established in 1875 and met in a one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Euclid Heights Boulevard and Superior Road. In the late 1920’s several Methodist congregations came together around a bold vision; rather than continue in their separate, unique settings, they joined to form one stronger, exceptional, unified presence in the Heights. Church of the Saviour was thus formed in unity out of diversity, beginning in our present sanctuary in 1928. This historic and inspiring worship setting was designated as a landmark by the City of Cleveland Heights in 1975. In 1953 the Bell Tower was completed with the addition of a 47-bell carillon, one of fewer than 200 such instruments in the United States today. Two additional wings for classroom and office space were completed in the 1950’s, including Myers Chapel.
The newest addition was completed in 2007, including the multi-purpose Great Hall, home to the 9:30 Modern Worship Service. Also in that part of the building are a bright and well-resourced library, a catering kitchen, classrooms that serve as the weekday home of the Early Learning Center, and a rooftop playground.
Among the wide-ranging ministries of Church of the Saviour are Upward Basketball and other sports ministries, music ensembles for all ages, small groups for growth and accountability, and ongoing missions both local and international. Worship spans three services, each unique in its style but united in its spirit and purpose.
God has blessed us with tremendous diversity – racially, economically, politically, and theologically. Yet we are united in our love for Jesus Christ and his mission to live the kin-dom of God both now and in the life to come. Come, find your place in God’s story as we journey together in faith.