greetings from Pastor ELGAN REYNOLDS

Greetings and Salutations in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



I am so glad you stopped by our website. We the people of Shoregate United Methodist Church are a welcoming and loving congregation. Here the Word of God is preached and the name of Jesus is lifted up. We are on a mission: “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”, and so we are dedicated to walking with you, nurturing you and helping you as we all take this journey, this Christian journey, to greater discipleship.


As is stated in the Apostle’s Creed, “We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day He rose from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.”


Our doors are open and you have a personal invitation to visit and worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.


We look forward to seeing you very soon to praise God together.


Please feel free to contact us at 440-943-0382.



May the peace of God and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit, rest, rule, and abide with you now and forever. Amen.



Pastor Elgan Reynolds

What's    happening   at   Shoregate??

MISSION:    To make disciples for Jesus Christ  by helping people find their "song".

  • Lenten Services

    Palm Sunday--Sun. 4/2 10am.

    Maundy Thursday--Thurs. 4/6 6:30pm.

    Good Friday--Fri. 4/7 4-6pm--

    Sanctuary open for meditation & prayer.

    Easter Sunday--Sun. 4/9 10am.

  • Easter Flowers


      Easter Lily - $8.00 each

         Pink or White Hyacinth - $7.50 each

    Orders are due with payment by April 2nd

    Please make a check payable to:

    Shoregate United Methodist Church,

    and write “Easter Flowers” in memo--

    Place in offering plate or mail to the church office.

  • 2023 donation envelopes latest update as of 2/20/2023

    Your orders for January 2023 are still here being worked on. We are working 6 days a week 12-hours a day to try to get every order out.  Every order we have is a priority and we will get them out to you as soon as we possibly can.  Our goal was to have every order out by the end of February but that is not going to happen.

    It is going to go into March and we are just not sure of when in March.

    Again, we apologize for the delay.

  • Bible Study

         Pleas join us for our Saturday Morning  Bible Study

    from 9:00-11:00 am in the library.

    The new book we're starting on Feb 25th is :

      “Help Is Here"   by Max Lucado.

    (Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit)

    Thursday's group meets @ 7:00pm via zoom.

     Please call or email the office for log-in info and how to get a study guide.

    If you can't attend, please join by calling in.

    1-667-770-1176  Access Code --340787

    Everyone is welcome!! if you need more info---

    please call the office @ 440-943-0382.  Beaming Face With Smiling Eyes

  • Part-time Treasurer Wanted 

    Shoregate UMC, located in Willowick, OH, is seeking a part-time Treasurer.  The Treasurer will be responsible for the church’s financial record keeping including paying the bills, preparing monthly budget reports and assist with the annual financial audit.  Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft excel and be detail oriented with excellent math or accounting skills.

    Please contact the Church office at or 440-943-0382 for the job description or to submit your resume and letter of interest. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy.

  • Part-time Musician- Organist, Pianist Wanted

    We are seeking a part-time Musician- Organist, Pianist or Keyboardist, to play for Sunday worship services and special holidays.  The Musician will accompany the Chancel Choir and attend rehearsals once a week and be a member of and attend monthly Worship Committee meetings.  Please contact the Church office at or 440-943-0382 for the job description or to submit your resume and letter of interest.  All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully completing background, reference, and other applicable checks in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary Policy. 

  • 2022 Year-End Statements

    The year-end statements for 2022 are now available for pick-up in the lobby of the sanctuary. If you can't make it on Sunday morning please call the office and you can make other arrangements.

  • Mid-Week Devotional @ Noon

    via Conference call--all are welcome!

    1-667-770-1176       Access Code 340787

    To energize your week between sundays!

  • --MASK Policy--

    In-person service has resumed and mask wearing is NOW OPTIONAL BUT-- If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay at home and worship with us at home.  (see next posting)

  • ***Worship with us online!***

    Click here to worship with us every Sunday morning at 10:00am. Now streaming LIVE on YouTube & (hopefully) Facebook!! ---we're still working on it!!!---

      (all services are archived for your convenience)

  • Communion-1st Sunday of every month

    If you would like to pick up a communion

     "pod" (both wafer & juice)

    in order to take communion at home, 

    please call the office  440-943-0382

    to schedule pick-up.

    Hours are  Tues: 11am-4pm and Thurs: 9am-2pm.

  • Handbell and Chancel Choirs

    Anyone wanting to join either the handbell

     or chancel choirs-

    please call the office at 440-943-0382

    choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays.

    Handbells at 6:15 pm.-Chancel Choir at 7:30 pm.

  • Mission project!

    SUMC will be supporting the Food Bank at McKinely Outreach Center. It is a Faith Based organization housed in an old elementary school in Willoughby. They help families in the Willoughby Eastlake School district via Food Pantry, Furniture and Clothing Bank, offer hot meals and education classes.

    We will begin to support this Food Bank with monthly donations from our Church-non-perishable items and taxable items. We will collect items the 1st wk of the month. Please call the office 440-943-0382 for a list of suggested items. Thanks for your support!!  Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes

  • Neighborhood Survey

    Please scan the QR Code to the left to take our church's survey.  We are interested in your needs and opinions as our neighbors! This will only take a minute or two. And thanks for responding!!

    Click here if you can't scan the QR code..downarrow

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