Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Local Religious and Spiritual Communities

There are many local religious and spiritual communities in Oberlin, Lorain County, and Greater Cleveland.* Oberlin College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) serves as the college’s connection with a large number of local religious communities to help meet the needs of the Oberlin campus and to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships. 

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*The communities below are not connected to Oberlin in an official capacity. Please reach out to the ORSL director with questions or for any support in finding what you're looking for. 

Christ Temple Apostolic Church 

370 W. Lincoln St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-2805
Elder Laurence Nevels

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

185 S. Pleasant St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-3045
Pastor Fred Bell

Peace Community Church (American Baptist) 

44 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-3031
Pastor Cindi Byron-Dixon

Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

17309 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107 
(216) 236-5090

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland

14023 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 471-8840

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

410 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 707-6707
Father David Trask

Sacred Heart Chapel (Spanish Mass)

4301 Pearl Ave.
Lorain, OH 44055
(440) 277-7231
Rev. William A Thaden

Saint Rapahel Parish (Newman Affiliated) 

525 Dover Center Rd
Bay Village, OH 44140
Rev. Dan Schlegel
Rev. James Winings (Newman affiliated) 

Christ Episcopal Church

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

Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple

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

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

2915 Laurel Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
(330) 220 4020

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Cleveland

13354 Pearl Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
440 238 2222

Jain Society of Greater Cleveland

3226 Boston Mills Road
Richfield, Ohio 44286
(330) 659-0832

Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue (Conservative) 

1715 Meister Road
Lorain, OH 44052
(440) 282-3307

Chabad at Oberlin

214 W. College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(404) 754-2208
Rabbi Shlomo Elkan and Rebbetzin Devorah Elkan

Temple B’nei Abraham (Reform)

530 Gulf Road
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 366-1171
Rabbi Lauren Werber

Grace Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

310 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Pastor Robert Weldon

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA)

360 Princeton Ave 
Elyria, OH 44035
Pastor Tim Scholl

The First United Methodist Chruch of Oberlin

45 South Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
Pastor David Cann

Islamic Center of Cleveland

6055 W. 130th Street, Parma, OH 44130
(216) 362-0786

Church of the Open Door

43275 Telegraph Road, Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 323-4644
Pastor Jim Mindling

Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church

2238 E. 32nd Street, Lorain, OH 44055-2018
(440) 277-6266
Father Joseph McCartney

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

2000 Tower Blvd
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 960-2992
Father Christopher Zafares

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

Oberlin Friends Meeting (OFM) worships at 10:30 each Sunday at Kendal at Oberlin with snacks after the first Sunday of the month.  All are welcome.

OFM is also willing to provide transportation and possibly scholarships for any Oberlin student to Quaker events and social justice opportunities such as the Friends Council on National Legislation Lobby Weekends or protest marches in DC.

Park Street Seventh Day Adventist Church

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

Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Society of Cleveland

38 Tarbell Avenue, B
Bedford, Ohio 44146
(440) 232-1702

Guru Nanak Foundation Richfield

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

Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

355 E. Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-0355
Reverend Mary Grigolia

First Church in Oberlin

106 N Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 775-1711
Reverend David Hill