WHO WE ARE

Granger Church


We are all God's children.


Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.

What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him,

for we will see him as he is.     

1 John 3:2


OUR BELIEFS

We are on a journey


We are Followers of Christ

     The thoughts of one leader in the early church were true in the first century and remain true, especially in 2020 and the Covid-19 crisis. The world does not yet know what will be. The Followers of Christ do not yet know what will be. This is not the first global crisis and it will not be the last. Christ Followers will trust God will reveal what we are to be when God deems the time. Until that time, we trust in God.

     Granger UMC knows this is a time of swift changes, disrupting traditions and feeling pressed to adapt. It is also a time to hold onto the principals that define Christ Followers. While our in-person worship services have been suspended, Granger UMC leaders have not been idle. Our top priority is re-forming the culture of this congregation.


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OUR VALUES

We are family



God calls us to Love one another.


God calls Granger UMC to:


  •  Live a life devoted to Jesus Christ, the head of the Church.
  •  Love God, neighbor and self.
  • Offer acceptance of all people after the example of Jesus Christ.
  •  Prayerfully seek God’s will and lift the world into God’s care.
  •  Trust in the Holy Spirit and those God raises up in the congregation to lead.
  •  Create an oasis of Peace in a chaotic world.



By the Grace of God...


By the grace of God, we will live into this culture.


Though the times are swirling with uncertainty, of this we are certain; God’s Will shall be revealed to those who are seeking to walk the Way of Christ. We invite you to walk with us as we follow Jesus Christ.


By the grace of God, we will live into this culture.





WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are


 

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. We have visitors parking out front if you wish to use these spots. Then head to the front door which leads to the santuary, New Visitor Information

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know the Granger Church staff



Pastor Wendy Brown

 

Pastor Wendy received her call to ministry from the Lord in 2017. She was in the East Ohio Conference of the UMC's candidacy program until June of 2018 when she graduated licensing school and was appointed to Cornerstone UMC that July. In October of 2020 Elyria Zion UMC was added to her charge as well. Wendy was appointed to Granger UMC in Medina County, Ohio July 1, 2022. She is currently in an educational program known as the Course of Study. This program, overseen by the UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, is a twenty course program designed for the edification of Licensed Local Pastors within the UMC. 

 

Pastor Wendy hopes that her ministry will be a reflection of Christ's time here on earth. She strives through the power of the Holy Spirit to lead the church in her charge to be in mission with our community to bring the love of Jesus to all through meaningful worship and intentional outreach and service of others. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:4, "Be joyful always because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again; be joyful!"

 

Pastor Wendy and her husband Don have been happily married since 1993. They have a son, Drew, who lives in Barberton; son Matthew, who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and daughter, Laura, who still lives at home with them.

 

Pastor Wendy loves to quilt in her free time and enjoys many other crafts with her cats by her side. 

 


 

Doug Patty

 

Custodian

 

Donna Garza Heuler

 

Office and Digital Communications Coordinator

 

Donna has worked for a number of years as an office manager and we are delighted to welcome her to the Granger UMC team. She will participate in employee onboarding activities with Elaine Konyha (retiring April 30). Donna will be managing office communications as well as all our digital communications (Facebook and our Webpage). Take a moment to stop by and welcome Donna to our church community.  She has a lot to share with us as she loves crafts, reads excessively, loves dogs, and enjoys all genres of music. (Need something notarized? For friends and members of the church, give her a call and she can do that too!) The Heuler Family lives in Eaton Township, where Donna spends most evenings playing cards with her mother, who lives with the Heulers. (She does not let her mother win!) She has been married to James Heuler for 20 years as of early April and is the mother of 3: Brooke 20, Daniel 19, and Emily 18. They have a dog named Percy.

 

 

Doug serves as our Custodian. He has a passion for serving God and engaging in fellowship with others.

 


Ellen Codding

Treasurer

Joyce Paulson

Financial Secretary