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The oldest consecrated church in Cuyahoga County is in Ohio City. This and other churches from diverse denominations were established in the early to mid-19th century, while others are recent newcomers to the neighborhood. Some have gone through difficult times and changing demographics, only to come out with programs and services appropriate to today's needs and challenges. All have unique histories, with some presenting a rich tapestry of the ethnic heritage and period architecture that are hallmarks of this very interesting Cleveland neighborhood. Here is a sampling:

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2031 W. 30th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Phone: 216-281-1700

St. Malachi Church
2459 Washington Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Rectory: 216-861-5340
Services: Sunday 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.; Saturday 4:30 p.m.
The original St. Malachi Church was dedicated in 1871 with its green cross illuminated to help guide sailors and boats on Lake Erie to shore. The parish has undergone periods of diversed activity due to changes in the neighborhood and industrialization.  

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Franklin Circle Christian Church
(National Historic Landmark since 1974)
1688 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Tel: 216-781-8232
Rev. Allen V. Harris
Services: 10:30 a.m. every Sunday

The congregation was founded in 1842 and worships in an 1883 Victorian Gothic building, which has been well-maintained and consistently up-dated. The church is dedicated to serving the needs of the urban community in which it is located. Programs housed at the church have included a Chinese Sunday School, a preschool, senior citizen and low income meal programs, summer youth programs, El Barrio, and the Native American Center. The Church was also the parent church of five west side Disciple of Christ congregations. Early members included many lake captains and their families, and President James A. Garfield served as its pastor in 1857. Members Jessie Brown Pounds wrote hymns and William Albert Hughes was founder and director of the Cleveland Messiah Chorus. Call for more information on programs of nurture, fellowship and service.

Church El Buen Pastor
2059 W. 28th St.
Cleveland, Ohio

Christian Fellowship Church
1946 W. 32nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio

Divine Free Will Baptist Church
2130 W. 42nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio

First Hispanic United Methodist Church
1965 W. 44th St.
Cleveland, Ohio

Iglesia Hispana Pentecostal
3508 Chatham Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Independent Evangelical Church
2100 W. 44th St.
Cleveland, Ohio

Metro Alliance Church
4502 Bridge Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. Emeric Catholic Church
1860 W. 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. John Episcopal Church
2600 Church Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
3602 Bridge Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. Paul's Community Church UCC
4427 Franklin Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio

Urban Hope Unitarian Universalist Congregation
3204 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio

Victory Baptist Chapel
2045 W. 47th St.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side United Church of Christ                                                
 3800 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113                                                             
Phone: 216-631-3423       

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