Education Action

May 12, 6:30 PM, FDR Academy, 800 Linn Dr., Cleveland OH 44108.

Jobs Listening Sessions

Saturday, May 14, 1 PM, Woodland Estates, 8869 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Thursday, May 19, 6:30 PM, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106

Film and Discussion — Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA

Tuesday, May 17 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Fairmount Presbyterian Church
2757 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. The film exposes how gun companies and the NRA are resisting meaningful change and responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger. As part of the national Do Not Stand Idly By campaign, GCC has a track record of working to reduce gun violence at the local and national level. [Learn more here…]

Delegate Assembly

Thursday May 26, 7 PM, Location TBD

Fund Raising Training

Tuesday, May 31, Trinity Cathedral, 7 PM – Open to everyone; not only GCC member congregation

GCC: Gun Violence Victory Event

GCC Victory: We Did Not Stand Idly By!
where we were, where we are, and where we are going

Greater Cleveland Congregations: We did it. We moved the president. As a top leader in Metro IAF’s Do Not Stand Idly By campaign, we have helped pressure President Obama to use his executive power to act to reduce gun violence in our country.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Fairmount Presbyterian Church (2757 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118), come celebrate GCC’s great work in this campaign around smart gun technology, and use the momentum to push our strategy around “bad apple” gun stores in Cuyahoga County. [Read more…]

GCC Education Team Meeting

Greater Cleveland Congregations Education Team will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave. If your congregation is wrestling with how to engage or deepen your relationship with a school, come strategize with GCC to rethink your role and our plan.
In order to achieve our goals of quality education for all children – in CMSD and other districts, we need core teams in congregations who are willing to deepen relationships in schools. There is much more we can do, beyond donations and tutoring, to become allies of parents. [Read more…]

GCC October & November Meetings

Greater Cleveland Congregations has several upcoming events:

Thursday, Oct. 8 – 7 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral with a Money Training with Bob Connolly, an IAF organizer and professional congregational fundraiser. This training will not only help us understand how organized money is power, but give us tools to confidently raise money–for GCC, our congregations, and any other organizations.

Thursday, Oct. 15 – 6:30 p.m. at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church  The Criminal Justice Team will meet and discuss updates on the County Prosecutor strategy, approaches to engage the Police Commission, and the recent Gun Violence as it relates to our Criminal Justice work.

[Read more…]

GCC Listening Session

Pastries at 9 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 23

The Trinity Greater Cleveland Congregations Core Team will host a listening session Aug. 23 to hear general thoughts about “why I’m no longer actively involved with GCC.” Target audience is those once associated with GCC when it was organized in 2011, newcomers and potential future supporters.

Stop by for coffee, juice and pastry and share your thoughts!

Questions? Please contact any of the following Trinity members:

Sandy Redmond

Aretha McCreary

Natalie Belle 

Yvonne Conner 


GCC, We Can’t Wait

All eyes are on Greater Cleveland Congregations after a hugely successful action on May 26. With more than 600 people in attendance, we made waves on local and national news outlets. We will come together as GCC on June 25th at 7 pm at St. John AME, 2261 E 40th, Cleveland in order to do a few things:

  • Respond to and evaluate the May 26 Action
  • Teach and clarify our Next Steps regarding our demands to the Mayor and Prosecutor
  • Review the Consent Decree and it’s inclusion of GCC recommendations
  • Look ahead to upcoming possible actions, such as the Tamir Rice verdict

Other upcoming meetings include:

  • July 16, 7 p.m. Location TBD
    Criminal Justice Action Meeting
  • July 19, 3-8 p.m. Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
    Core Team Training
  • July 23, 7 p.m. Location TBD
    Delegate Assembly

To learn more about the Trinity GCC team, contact Yvonne Conner.


Summer Sundays - services at 8 and 10 a.m. Come casual and cool!