Divinity is a place where you can nurture your relationship with God and his people. We offer ministries for each stage of life from baptism to first communion, confirmation, marriage, parenting, the homebound, and those in nursing homes.

Divinity was established in 1948 in Parma Heights with an initial membership of 73 parishioners.  Today, we’ve grown into a faith community of over 1,300 people of all ages, engaged in a wide spectrum of community service, fellowship and ministryWe hope to see you soon!

What to Expect

Welcome Center

If visiting on a Sunday morning, be sure to stop by the Welcome Center just inside the main entrance (C2). A member of the congregation will greet you and answer any questions you may have, or direct you to someone who can.

Children are welcome and encouraged to participate in our worship service. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, a special message for children is offered during worship (11am only during the Summer).

After the 9am service, we typically have coffee and bakery in the narthex area just outside the sanctuary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I enter the building?

Each entrance is marked with a letter and number. For Sunday morning worship, use the main entrance 'C2' to reach the sanctuary. For Saturday night worship in the chapel, use entrance 'C1' located under the arch near Homewood Avenue. For more information, see Maps and Directions.

Can I receive Holy Communion if I am a visitor?

As an ELCA congregation, we practice Open Communion. Any baptized believer may come forward. You do not need to specifically be Lutheran.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Most people dress casual for our Saturday night service. On Sundays, some of our members dress up a little more, but this isn't required.

What denomination is Divinity part of?

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States. See What We Believe to learn the basics of the Lutheran faith. To learn more about the ELCA, visit their website at www.elca.org.