Urban Ministries

In Cleveland's Greater Gordon Square Area

The Best Of VBS!
Kids Summer Fun in the City

July 6, 7, 8 - Time 11:30am –2pm

VBS was so much fun we are going to do it again!!  Kids become explorers on a quest for God’s great light with stories, music, crafts, games, food and fun! For kids ages 5 – 6th grade. Meet us in Gordon Square’s Herman Park. Herman Park is located at 6198 Herman Avenue, Cleveland 44102. Volunteers are needed and all families are welcome to attend! Click to register your kids/grandkids     
Click to Volunteer Your Help
Questions, contact Shawn Crosby at urban@westlakeumc.org or Ellie Peiffer at faithformation@westlakeumc.org

Pride In The CLE™ 2022   Thank You!

Food Pantry Update.....

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Angel Gowns

Dedicated sewers repurpose wedding dresses into Angel Gowns, baptismal gowns, for families who have lost a child, as well as for families with a critically ill child. The angel gowns are offered through our connection with University Hospital Rainbow Babies Hospital/MacDonald Women’s Hospital.

Prayer Blankets and Bears

Fleece prayer blankets and prayer bears are made with the love of many hands, including our kid’s ministry. The prayer blankets and bears are offered through our connection with University Hospital Rainbow Babies Hospital/MacDonald Women’s Hospital.

Prison Ministry

Now that life is looking a little more ’normal’, it is hoped that we can re-energize our Prison Outreach Team.  Nearby churches, which have already had prison ministry teams prior to the pandemic, have been contacted for resource ideas.  Local outreach to regionally incarcerated individuals will be our goal.  

Director of Urban Ministries

Shawn Crosby is our New Director of Urban Ministries. Shawn is a native Clevelander, a career educator and community developer. Shaw has a contagious passion for God and is intentional about sharing God's love to God's people.