Check Out The Lakewood Abbey On September 17

What’s the Lakewood Abbey? Find out more and explore when the Abbey opens its doors for tours of this unique community space in southwest Lakewood on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Abbey is operated by Faith Lutheran Church as an alternative for office space for community non-profits and small businesses that provide health and counseling and spiritual services.

It also offers co-work space for freelancers or independent contractors.

Rates for exclusive office space begin at less than $300 a month. Co-work space begins at $25 a month. A conference room and other shared spaces are available to tenants and for one-time use by groups or organizations.

The Abbey also offers space and venues for one-time events, including performances or meetings.

The open house will offer an opportunity see what spaces are available and to meet community partners who share the Abbey, including:

- Patrick Cleary-Burns, spiritual director;
- She Collective, a holistic community for Cleveland women offering yoga and educational activities;
- and Work in Progress, a coaching and consulting firm.

You can also learn about:

- The Lakewood Abbey Community, a new Lutheran ministry that offers monthly films and discussions that explore current issues and offers “Holy Hikes,” a monthly spiritual hike in area parks.

- RefugeRecovery, a new Lakewood group that uses Buddhist principles to address addiction issues.

- Alcoholics Anonymous groups that meet weekly in the Abbey.

- Opportunities that Faith Lutheran offers to anyone interested in feeding the hungry, clothing those in need and helping young adults who grew up in foster care get adjusted to life on their own.

The Lakewood Abbey — at 16511 Hilliard Road, Lakewood, across from Harding Middle School and convenient to I-90 — is a community hub operated by Faith Lutheran Church.

For more information call 216-226-6500 or e-mail

Mark Rollenhagen

Mark Rollenhagen is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Lakewood, and Our Savior's Rocky River Lutheran Church, which together are known as Good Soil Lutheran Ministries.

Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017