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Church finds new home after a fire destroyed previous location

NewsNet 5 Cleveland

Four years after a devastating fire, church members assembled in their new sanctuary in South Euclid. Renamed South Euclid United Church of Christ, the members bought the property from the Cleveland Catholic Diocese which had closed its Saint Mary Margaret Catholic Church at the corner of Belvoir and Bluestone. Read more.

South Euclid United Church of Christ to hold first services July 6 at former Saint Margaret Mary site

The Plain Dealer

The first service is the culmination of more than a year of planning since the property was purchased by the then Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, the former name of South Euclid United Church of Christ. "We looked at more than 100 properties," said Jenkins, 32. "When we saw this one, we stopped looking. We knew God had sent us here and wanted us to start again here." Read more.

Cleveland: Whatever happened to Euclid Avenue Congregational Church?

The Plain Dealer

Whatever happened to the congregation of Euclid Avenue Congregational Church whose 123-year old church building on East 96th Street and Euclid Avenue was destroyed by a lightning fire in March 2010? Read more.

Church, gutted by fire, has storied history

The Plain Dealer

It began as a Sunday school in a log cabin 182 years ago and grew into an urban mission of social justice, world peace and Christian worship. Read more.

Most Interesting People: The Rev. Cory Jenkins & The Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins

Cleveland Magazine

The Revs. Jenkins, “seminary sweethearts” who met at Princeton Theological Seminary, both became ministers of historic Cleveland congregations at a young age. She’s pastor of Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, founded in 1843; he’s pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, which dates back to 1849. It’s rare for a married couple to both be ministers, rarer still for them to belong to two different congregations. Read more.

A Historic Church

Cleveland Area History Blog

The church, at 9606 Euclid Avenue, was built in 1884-1887. The architects were Coburn and Barnum, a firm responsible for many of the great Euclid Avenue homes. The building was a Cleveland Landmark. Read more.

 Greater Cleveland Congregations present police reform recommendations to mayor, U.S. attorney

The Plain Dealer

Greater Cleveland Congregations on Tuesday night outlined four recommendations for police reform before formally handing them over to Mayor Frank Jackson and U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach at a packed Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.

 Group discusses how to approach police and individual responsibility

NewsNet 5 Cleveland

It was a packed room inside the South Euclid United Church of Christ as dozens came to a round table discussion to discuss police.  Organizers wanted to make sure people knew their rights, but also their responsibility when dealing with officers.