Christ Woodland
United Methodist Church

Rev. Deborah Nees, Interim Pastor

Sharing God's Love, Nurturing All God's People, Living God's Message

444 N. Hawkins Avenue, Akron, OH 44313
(330) 836-9777
Christ Woodland UMC Email

All Are Welcome!

Christ Woodland is a small, friendly church north of the Wallhaven area on Akron's west side.

Now Worshiping In Person and Online

The Rev. Deborah Nees will lead the congregation, both in person and online, in worship each Sunday. Join our congregation in worship, both in person and on Facebook, each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. If you are able and comfortable doing so, you are welcome to join us in person as the service is shared with those in the pews and on Facebook.

For individuals attending in person, Sunday worship continues to require masks, social distancing, hand sanitizing, and other precautions which the Facility Reopening Task Force has organized in a recent update to the congregation (see links below). Please read the information carefully. As always, plans are dependent on community health developments.

Update on Reopening our Church Building - PDF version (Requires Adobe Acrobat software)
Update on Reopening our Church Building - Word version (Will download when clicked)

Now is the perfect time to encourage each other to gather on Sunday mornings--and to invite others to join us as well. All are welcome!

If you join us for worship online, we invite you to do so a little early (around 10:15 a.m.) to hear announcements and share prayer requests. Be sure to "sign in" and greet others when they arrive on the site. We look forward to seeing you online, if not in person!

We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. If you are participating at home, please remember to assemble the elements, perhaps a piece of bread or cracker and some juice, ahead of time so you can celebrate Holy Communion with us during the worship service.

This Sunday's worship bulletin will be available on our Facebook page.

Please remember that tithes, offerings and donations from members and friends of the congregation help support the work of this faith community and can be may be dropped off as the congregation enters or leaves the sanctuary, sent to the church in check form, through our Facebook page (click or tap the "Shop Now" button) or by using the following link. As we worship and work in faith together, please consider and reflect on all God has given and what might be given in return.
Christ Woodland United Methodist Online Donation Form

Check Out Our Online Worship Services and More on Facebook

Stay in touch through our Facebook page! You can post messages to your church family, read others' posts and keep up with the latest official church news and announcements.

You can find Christ Woodland United Methodist Church on Facebook at:

A volunteer helps prepare our Food Pantry for clients.

Food Pantry Serves Our Neighbors

The Christ Woodland Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Each week our Food Pantry assists dozens of local people. And we have seen the need grow significantly during the pandemic and the economic hardships that are accompanying it. While the Food Pantry originally was open every other week, early in 2020 we moved to a weekly schedule to better serve our community.

As always, if you'd like to donate food, toiletries or other supplies to the pantry, please plan to drop them off at the church whenever the church office is open (see the church calendar). Please contact the church office to see what items are needed. If you would prefer to have the committee members do the shopping, you can donate money to support the Food Pantry using our online donation form. Please be sure all donations are marked "for the food pantry."

The Rev. Stephanie Lee

For all the saints, who from their labors rest, who thee, by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest, Alleluia, Alleluia!
-- William W. How

Reverend Stephanie Lee
With great sadness we mourn the loss of our beloved friend and pastor, the Rev. Stephanie Lee, who passed away November 9, 2021, while undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. We continue to ask for prayers for Reverend Lee's family and friends and the Christ Woodland congregation. Condolences may be sent to the family at 853 Mark Drive, Akron OH 44313.

The Rev. Deborah Nees has been named interim pastor of Christ Woodland United Methodist Church. She began her appointment as of January 2022. For more information about Rev. Nees, click here.

Online Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Through the following link you can make a one-time offering or set up recurring donations as frequently and for as long you choose. Or you can download and use an app called GivePlus Church on your smartphone or tablet. Or if you prefer, tithes and offerings can be sent to the church via check. The Finance Committee is thankful for those who have continued supporting our good works while in-person church activities have been suspended. Please contact the church office if you have any questions or need more information.

Christ Woodland United Methodist Online Donation Form

Note: You can also donate online through our Facebook pages. Click the blue Shop Now link near the top of the home page.

Office Hours

The church office will maintain regular hours, normally Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can call the office at 330-836-9777 during those hours. See this week's church calendar to confirm which days the office is open.

Please contact the following organizations for scheduling updates or call the church office at 330-836-9777, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 AM to 1 PM.

AlcoholicsAlcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM


Adult Children of Alcoholics logo width=Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM



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444 N. Hawkins Avenue
Akron, OH 44313