Worship Night | Sunday, July 9th at 6 PM

Worship Night | Sunday, July 9th at 6 PM

Join us for our a summer night of worship at 388 W Bagley. This will be a standing room only event. 

Childcare will be available for preschool and under.


RenewFM partners with OhioGuidestone for annual cookout

RenewFM partners with OhioGuidestone for annual cookout

Renew FM partnered with Ohio Guidestone on May 23rd to help host their annual cookout for underprivileged families in Middleburg Heights, Brookpark, Berea and other cities around Cleveland. Thanks to all who donated goods and funds, especially Bravo Wellness and the Cleveland Gladiators!

Renew Women's Breakfast | May 20th at 10 AM

Renew Women's Breakfast | May 20th at 10 AM

Join your fellow Renew women on Saturday, May 20th at 10 AM for a morning of food, conversation and meaningful teaching around the importance of vulnerability.

Perk Cup Cafe
561 W Bagley Rd, Berea


Cost is $12 which includes breakfast buffet, coffee and tea. Tickets must be purchased by May 16th.

To show our continued support for the families at Laura's Home, please bring a pair of child sized flip flops.

Email bethany@renewcommunities.com with questions.

Project Day at Laura's Home | Sunday at 10 AM

Project Day at Laura's Home | Sunday at 10 AM

This Sunday, May 7th we will not have our regular gatherings at 388 W Bagley. Instead, we will be meeting at Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center at 10 AM for our spring, all church project day. 

Lunch will immediately follow at noon for Renew and the women and children who live at Laura's Home. 

If you have any questions please contact Curtis Carnes at curtis@renewcommunities.com.

RSVP for you and your family for the project at Laura's Home.

Name *

Laura's Home is located at 18120 Puritas Ave, Cleveland.


This is how Jesus changed my life.

This is how Jesus changed my life.

As part of our Year of Encountering Jesus we want to tell real stories of how Jesus has changed the lives of people from our church.

The stories can be big or small, recent or years old, conversion, healing, direction or transformation. We just want to tell stories of how your life was changed through encountering Jesus. Fill out the form below and we'll reach out shortly.

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Easter Gatherings | 8.30 + 10 + 11.30 AM

Easter Gatherings | 8.30 + 10 + 11.30 AM

Our world is full of options.

Who to vote for, where to work, what to do or buy or think. These options all hold a promise that if one thing doesn't work out for you then maybe that next thing will. Most of us love to keep our options open just in case. 

Then Jesus comes along and says I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE which seems to leave no other option. Could that really be good news?

You and your whole family are invited to join us this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and talk about who Jesus was, is and could be in your life, your family and in our community!

Easter Gatherings at 8.30, 10 & 11.30 AM
388 W Bagley Rd, Berea


Baptisms | April 9th

Baptisms | April 9th

Baptisms are the means by which we declare our faith in Christ to the world.

On April 9th during each of our gatherings you’ll have the opportunity to be baptized amongst your friends and family at Renew Communities.

If you’re interested in being baptized or would like to talk about what it means to be baptized, email andy@renewcommunities.com.

RenewFM at The Jump Yard | February 28th, 6-8 PM

RenewFM at The Jump Yard | February 28th, 6-8 PM

RenewFM Jump Yard.jpg

All families are invited to a fun night at The Jump Yard in North Royalton on Tuesday, February 28th from 6-8 PM.

We’ve reserved the whole building from 6 – 8 PM. Kids 2 years and up are $5 each. Parents are free. We hope you can come! RSVP by e-mail to bethanyfm@renewcommunities.com by February 21st! Feel free to invite your friends, family and neighbors! 


RenewFM is also excited to partner with The Better Story Missional Community to help support the The Hope Center of Cleveland for Immigrants and Refugees. We will be collecting supplies the next three weeks on Sundays, as well as at the Renew FM Jump Yard event on Tuesday, February 28th from 6-8 PM!

Classroom supplies for ESL classes, citizenship courses and youth tutoring: pencils, pens, filler paper, pocket folders, 3-ring binders.

Healthy snacks for children in child care or tutoring: raisins, cereal bars, fruit rollups, etc. Individually wrapped is best. 

Paper products for the Hope Center Café area: paper or styrofoam cups, plates; napkins, stirrers, plastic spoons/forks.

Coffee and tea supplies for Center Café: pounds of coffee, tea, non-dairy creamer, sugar packets


The Story of God Study | Starting February 19th

The Story of God Study | Starting February 19th

Have you ever had a difficult time reading the Bible? Does you feel like the Bible is for another time and another place and not for you here and now? We believe that God’s Story is your story and when we understand its plot we can read the Bible with greater clarity and purpose. Join us for a 7-week class starting February 19th during the 11.15 AM gathering to gain an overarching framework of the Bible as well as learn skills to help you grow in your ability to read the Bible.

February 19 - Intro: What's the Bible and what's the point
February 26 - Creation: What we were created for
March 5 - Fall: How it all hit the fan
March 12 - Israel: Why Israel is actually the center of God's Story
March 19 - Jesus: The climax of the Story of God
March 26 - Restortation: Life after life after death
April 2 - Church: The Story of God ain't over...we need you

During this study you will:

  1. Understand the overall Story of God.
  2. Get tools to read the Bible for yourself.

  3. Receive ways to speak about the Bible to others.

  4. Find your place in the Story of God.

  5. Become a lifelong lover, learner, and actor in the Story of God.

Email curtis@renewcommunities.com to register.

IF:Cleveland | February 3rd & 4th

IF:Cleveland | February 3rd & 4th

Renew Communities is excited to host IF:Cleveland for any women of any denomination who are looking to know more about Jesus and what it looks like to follow his example and lead in our life.

At IF:Gathering 2017, we’ll look at one of the most influential generations that have ever lived — the early church. The way God moved through them was simple and pure. We believe they are the model we need right now. Our dream is that we would experience the power of God as He does big things through simple acts of faith. That we live unified, surrendered to God, not just in our minds and in our theology, but also in our daily lives. Our hope is that we would participate with the Spirit of God and see Him go forth in our generation in a most powerful way.

Register at https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifcleveland

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:00am

Renew Communities
388 W Bagley Rd
Berea, OH 44017

2017 Bible Reading Plans

2017 Bible Reading Plans



The goal of Read Scripture is that everyone would read the Bible for themselves and discover the truth and beauty of God’s Word. This app includes a 1 year reading plan along with innovative videos, charts and illustrations that help you understand the entire story of God! 


This plan will allow you to read straight through the New Testament in one year.


40 Days with Jesus is a Bible Reading Plan designed to lead you through the Bible on a journey to better understand Jesus. Each day in the plan includes a biblical reference to read, and some contemplation questions to ponder.


This is a chronological parallel study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The text is grouped into seven daily sections, making it useful for a week-long study beginning on Sunday and continuing through the week. 


YouVersion offers multiple ways to read through the Bible or just focus on selected topics or books of the Bible.

Be Rich Campaign

Be Rich Campaign

On Sunday, December 4th we released an avalanche of generosity on four non-profits working throughout our city and around the world. Check out the video and see how these funds will go to serve families in crisis, homeless women and their children, refugees living in Cleveland and Haitian orphans. 

RenewFM's Generosity Shop | December 18th at 5PM

RenewFM's Generosity Shop | December 18th at 5PM

Save the date: December 18th at 5pm! That evening, we will open the RenewFM Generosity Shop and support Safe Families for Children!

The Generosity Shop is a way for our church to partner with families in being generous over the Christmas season. Kids can earn Generosity Bucks (available on the RenewFM table every week) at home for their acts of generosity or for practicing our bottom line, Joy, throughout November & December. Generosity Bucks can then be used to purchase gifts in the Generosity Shop. 

Then, to show even more generosity, we’re asking families to donate a Children’s Bible that can be given to a child in the Safe Families program this Christmas season:

The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories for 0 - 3

The Jesus Storybook Bible for Ages 4-8

NIV Adventure Bible for Ages 8-12

NIV Teen Study Bible for Ages 12-18

Generosity Sunday :: Sunday, December 4th

Generosity Sunday :: Sunday, December 4th

On Sunday morning, December 4th together we released an avalanche of generosity to be distributed to four non-profits working throughout our city and around the world. 

We will continue to accept donations for this through Saturday December 10th. You are still invited to make donations that will be distributed to organizations serving families in crisis, homeless women and their children, refugees living in Cleveland and Haitian orphans. One hundred percent of all donations will be equally divided and distributed to the following organizations this December:

If you would like to participate with us you can GIVE ONLINE to join in as together we show the world what it really means to BE RICH this Christmas.

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
— 1 Timothy 6:18


388 W Bagley Rd in Berea
Worship Gatherings AT 9.30 & 11.15 AM
Child programming available for infants through 4th grade.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic :: Saturday, September 24th at 4PM

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic :: Saturday, September 24th at 4PM

We always say that the church is the people of God on mission together and without our volunteers Renew would cease to exist! Once a year we like to gather everyone together to hangout, have some fun and tell you THANKS for all the sacrifices you make!

Please come with your family to hangout as we celebrate you and all God's done through you this year!

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WHERE: 7880 Lewis Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Please RSVP by 9/14 so we can provide enough food!


Online Giving Changes

Online Giving Changes

We're beginning to rollout some changes with the software our church uses for online giving and kids check-in. For the first five years we’ve used The City for this and Planning Center to schedule volunteers but this fall we’ll bring it all together in Planning Center. This will save our church money, give you only one password to remember for all things Renew and (we hope) eliminate some frustration we’ve experienced with check-in on Sunday mornings.

How to Give Online through Planning Center
Today I just want to share how you can make the change with your online giving. As always you can continue to give as part of our worship gathering and you’ll be able to find all the information and direct link to our online giving page at renewcommunities.com/give/. To make one-time donations you can follow the links found there or go straight to http://renewcommunities.churchcenteronline.com/  

How to End Recurring Donations on The City
Many people have set-up recurring donations to Renew Communities on The City. We are unable to transfer these from The City to Planning center. These gifts will automatically terminate on November 15th but you can make the transition TODAY.

To Delete Your Recurring Donation from The City
+Log into the City
+Click on the “Giving” tab on the left of the screen
+Click on the “Donation Status” tab at the top of the page
+Click on the Box with a Pencil to the right of your next scheduled donation
+Scroll to the bottom of that page and click “Delete Series”

How To Add Your Recurring Donation to Planning Center
(you can watch a video that outlines these steps here)
+Go to renewcommunities.churchcenteronline.com/giving
+Click the login button at the top of the page
+Enter your email address and you’ll immediately be emailed a unique login link that expires in 30 minutes (no password to remember for giving ever!)
+In the email click “log in now” 
+Fill out your personal information and Payment Methods
+Click “Add a Recurring Donation”
+Enter the amount you wish to donate regularly
+Select how often and when you’d like the donation to occur
+Select your Payment Method
+Click “Start Giving….”
+You’re all set!

Planning Center’s Online Giving Security
In case you’re wondering about security Planning Center Giving uses Stripe as it’s payment processor to store customer payment data. Credit cards and customer bank information never enters our database. Instead, it goes straight to Stripe, a Level 1 PCI Service Provider