Christ Our Redeemer to hold jazz benefit
Christ Our Redeemer Church, located at 14284 Superior Road in Cleveland Heights, will be holding a "Raise the Roof" benefit featuring live jazz at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, to raise funds for badly needed building repairs.
The church, designated as a Cleveland Heights Landmark, has stood on the corner of Superior and Hampshire roads for more than 100 years. The main structure was built in 1904 by the Church of the Saviour congregation (which later moved to its current location on Lee Road), and is currently home to Christ Our Reedmer AME Church, led by Pastor Melvin Blackwell. Unfortunately, the building's roof and tower are in need of repairs. Rev. Blackwell has even had to contend with pigeons in his office.
Tickets to the event are $8 at the door. For further information, contact Rev. Blackwell at 216-280-6156.
Chris Roy is a member of the Cleveland Heights Historical Society's Board of Directors.