Spunky. Perseverant. Patient. Adaptable. Loving. Kind. Open Armed. Home. These are all words that describe, Calvary United Methodist Church. Calvary has gone through a lot over the years: Fires, broken windows, broken ovens, new pastors, parishioners coming and going, debating whether or not it’s the right choice to close, however; here we stand. At the corner of Northland and Hilliard, a beautiful brick building, beautiful trees in the front yard, a wittily worded sign and a little family of faith inside. Calvary has seen its ups and downs but we have refused to give up. We provide the community with as much as we have in us and we want you to know, we’re still here. And we’re planning on staying. So why not familiarize yourself with everything we have to offer? A free Carnival every spring, with bounce houses, free food, games and prizes; outdoor praise services in the summer, a prison ministry which provides the children of inmates Christmas gifts and a big Christmas party, crafts fairs (We’re having one on October 22 from 10-2!), 4th of July parades, community meals, and an open pantry of toiletries, along with food and clothing located at the churches next door and potlucks galore. We open our doors to any and all. If you are looking for a place to fill your heart, to energize your spirit and give you the opportunities for love and kindness that you’ve been looking for, we’re the place. The congregation and Pastor Nick are ready to set things in motion this year and we hope you remember that Calvary is booming on the inside and we are coming outside to the community to make sure you know we’re here! Lakewood is abundant in churches, but there is only one Calvary United Methodist and we may be exactly what you need.
Libby Hampton. Lifelong Lakewoodite. Livelong Calvary United Methodist member. Children's librarian for Cleveland Public Library. Graduate of Penn State University and Kent State University.