In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
We were created for a life that is full. But we often settle for a life that feels empty and broken: we try to put more and more in, but the result is a life that is draining.
The full life that we were created for is only found in Jesus. As we learn to live out of His love for us, we experience surprising freedom and hope that somehow puts us back together on the inside.
Because of His love for us, we can love and serve each other, discovering together what full life really looks like every day.
Growing. Loving. Serving. That’s Friends Church.
What type of church is Friends Church?
We are an evangelical church with ties to the historic Friends' movement. We strive, in short, to be a New Testament church. At our core, we are a community of people seeking to follow the teachings of Jesus and the Bible. If you'd like more information about our beliefs, mission, and core values, visit here or learn more about our heritage here.
When should I visit?
Anytime is a great time to visit! And the sooner the better as far as we're concerned… we're here waiting on you! We offer two services, Sundays at 9:30 am or 11:00 am.
Where are you located?
We're located on Cleveland's east side in Willoughby Hills. We are easy to find and have great interstate access, less than a mile from the intersection of I-90 and 91 (SOM Center Road). For more details visit here.
What should I wear?
Really, anything you like. Suits and ties are rare, jeans and shorts are abundant. We suggest something comfortable… because that's what we'll be wearing.
Do you have any tips for first-timers?
Sure! On Sundays, we have a friendly and efficient parking team. They'll quickly get you to the closest space. Once inside, you'll find lots of smiling faces and helpful signage. Follow the signs (or your nose) to our Café for coffee and snacks. If you need help finding your way to the coffee or restroom, ask one of the smiling faces with a badge for help. We suggest arriving a few minutes early to enjoy the experience.
Do you have programs for Children and Teens?
What are the weekend gatherings like?
Imagine finding a church that is enjoyable, one that you look forward to all week. During our time together, we will worship, pray, and participate in the Word of God.
How long are the Services?
We know that you have a lot going on in life and sitting through a long, boring, drawn-out church gathering is the last thing you want to do with your weekend. Us too. We go to great effort to be interesting and relevant. But to answer your question: 60 to 70 minutes.