Sunday Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Our service features a “blended” style of music, using both traditional organ music and hymns and contemporary Christian music led by our Praise Team. In her morning message the Pastor tries to bring the Biblical word to life with applications for today. A special Children’s Message is also part of our weekly worship. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Adult-supervised childcare is provided during worship. Our children’s area is on the same floor as the sanctuary and contiguous with it.
Sunday School for children is offered at the same time as morning worship. Our Sunday School room is also on the same floor as the sanctuary and contiguous with it.
Fellowship with coffee, homemade bakery goods, fruits and vegetables is offered and enjoyed following the worship service.
Meet Our Staff
Our Pastor: The Rev. Barbara E. Stephens-Rich
Barbara grew up in New Jersey. After receiving degrees from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), Westminster, MD (B.A. in Philosophy and Religion) and from Boston University School of Theology (M.Div.), Barbara returned to New Jersey for her first 10 years in parish ministry. Her marriage to her late husband, the Rev. Stuart Stephens, brought her to Ohio in 1986, where she continued her ministry, serving as chaplain at the Elyria United Methodist Home (now Wesleyan Senior Living) and as pastor to churches in Niles, Sandusky, and Girard, Ohio. From 2001-2006, Barbara served as the Director of Religion and Education of the Lakeside Chautauqua, and then returned to serve a second Sandusky church. She served as the interim pastor of Edison Memorial Church in 2013, and then returned to become their pastor in January 2018. Barbara lives in Sandusky. She has two young adult children, two adult step-daughters, and 5 step-grandchildren, and a cat named Buddy. She loves reading, travel, theatre, walks and bike rides.
Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Secretary: Karen Klinger
Our Organist/Pianist: Sarah McCoy
Our Custodians: Shirlean and Michael Smith