Office of Spirituality and Dialogue

Local Religious Communities

Oberlin College’s Office of Spirituality and Dialogue (OSD) serves as the college’s connection with a large number of local religious communities to help meet the religious needs of the Oberlin campus and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships. OSD encourages members of the campus community to explore these religious communities, some of which offer as part of their congregational life significant young adult and campus ministry programs and services.

Local religious communities relate with OSD through the director of OSD. For more information, please contact the director.


Christ Temple Apostolic Church

370 W. Lincoln St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-2805
Services: 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Elder Laurence Nevels


Mt. Zion Baptist Church

185 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-3045
Service: Sunday, 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Fred Bell

Peace Community Church (American Baptist)

44 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-3031
Service: Sunday, 10 a.m.


Empty Field Buddhist Community

Kendal at Oberlin
600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 574-1570
Meditation: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
John Sabin


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-6791
Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
Father Robert Cole

Sacred Heart Chapel (Spanish Masses)

4301 Pearl Ave., Lorain, OH 44055
(440) 277-7231

Christian Missionary Alliance

Christian Missionary Alliance

125 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-3537
Service: Sunday, 11 a.m.
Pastor Lester Allen


Christ Episcopal Church

162 S. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-2501
Services: Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Father Brian Wilbert


Oberlin Friends Meeting

Education Center at Kendal
Meeting: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
David Snyder, Clerk
440-574-9501 or 440-935-3176


Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple

7733 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129
(440) 888-9433


Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue (Conservative)

1715 Meister Road, Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 282-3307
Service: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Temple B’nai Abraham (Reform)

530 Gulf Road, Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 366-1171
Service: Friday, 7:30 p.m.


First Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

603 Washington Ave., Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 244-6286
Services: Sunday, 7:45, 8:45, and 11:15 a.m.
Reverend Dr. Linwood Chamberlain Jr.
Reverend Jimmy Madsen

Grace Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-3271
Services: Saturday, 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.
Reverend Josh Moldenhauer


First United Methodist Church

45 S. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-1178
Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Andy Call

Rust United Methodist Church

128 Groveland St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-4905
Service: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Pastor Kevin Coleman


Islamic Center of Cleveland

6055 W. 130th Street, Parma, OH 44130
(216) 362-0786
Friday Prayer: 1 p.m.

Non-Denominational Protestant

Church of the Open Door

43275 Telegraph Road, Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 323-4644
Services: Sunday, 9:00 and 11:00 am
Pastor Jim Mindling


SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

2238 E. 32nd Street, Lorain, OH 44055-2018
(440) 277-6266
Divine Liturgy: Sunday, 9:30 am
Father Basil Stoyka


House of the Lord Fellowship

251 Hollywood Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-8652
Service: Sunday, 11:30 am
Reverends A.G. Miller and Brenda Grier-Miller

Seventh Day Adventist

Park Street Seventh Day Adventist Church

99 S. Park Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-1266
Service: Saturday, 11:00 am
Pastor Steve Valles


Guru Nanak Gurdwara

4220 Broadview Road, Richfield, OH 44286
(330) 659-3748

Unitarian Universalist

Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

355 E. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-0355
Service: Sunday, 10:00 am
Reverend Mary Grigolia
Director of Religious Education Joanne Rahn
Commissioned Lay Leader Candidate Cal Frye

United Church of Christ

First Church in Oberlin

106 N Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-1711
Service: Sunday, 10:00 am
Reverend David Hill
Christian Educator Brandy Bring