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".

  • Annual Christmas Concert

    Please join us on December 11th at 6:30 pm.

    It's a great way to kick off your

    Holiday Season with music!

  • Christmas Weekend Services

    CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE - Saturday Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m.


    CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE - Sunday Dec. 25 at 10:00 a.m.



    Plant Cost: $8.50      Color:  Red or White

    Make check payable to:  Shoregate United Methodist Church

    Orders are due by:  December 16

    Flowers can be picked up after Christmas Eve Service

  • Handshake  Christmas Mission Handshake

    We will be starting our 2022 Christmas Mission Project by collecting items for Project Hope for the Homeless 

    (the only Homeless Shelter in Lake County).

    Look for a list of needed items in the  foyer,

    or go to the project hope website.

    Items can be dropped off at the church in marked collection boxes in the Foyer from Dec. 1st-Dec. 20th.

    Items collected will be used for Christmas and ALL year round.

  • Thank You Shoregate UMC

    On behalf of myself and all of us at Donna's Christmas Trees we say THANK YOU to everyone in the Shoregate United Methodist Church Community that donated to our cause.  

    A very special THANK YOU is in order for you especially for meeting with us and helping to organize the donations.  

    After we loaded up the 9 trees and numerous boxes (so many we couldn't take them all at once) I was driving away thinking to myself, how blessed am I to be able to do this, then it occurred once again, that I am very lucky to be able to find such loving and caring people to take up Donna's Christmas Trees cause.

    So many in your community gave to an organization they know little about which gives to individuals they do not know at all and yet there is a positive difference to be made in each and everyone of those actions.  As you are aware we work with domestic violence shelters and special education schools in the area. Your donations will be going to very deserving homes, bringing smiles to many faces and providing that Christmas Magic once more.

    From myself and all of us here at Donna's Christmas Trees we say thank you again and wish each and everyone of you a joyous season and a Very Merry Christmas!

    Rob Trhlin

    Founder and President

    Donna's Christmas Trees

  • Bible Study

          Sat. morning  Bible study began on September 10th

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

    Our new book is “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” by Lysa Terkeurst.

    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

  • Mid-Week Devotional @ Noon

    via Conference call--all are welcome!

    1-667-770-1176       Access Code 340787

    To energize your week between sundays!

  • MASK UPDATE!!--Mar 2022

    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.

  • 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

  • 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 6:30 pm.-Chancel Choir at 7:45 pm.

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