IN THE HEIGHTS. FOR THE HEIGHTS. FOR THE LONG-TERM.
Rooted is a commitment to plant ourselves in the soil of Goodyear Heights in prayerful hope to see a new orchard planted across our neighborhood, not of fruit trees but of the seeds of the gospel of Jesus taking root in every corner of our neighborhood, so that all might see, hear, and experience the renewing hope that comes from knowing Jesus.
As we continue to collaborate with local partners and neighborhood organizations, our home at 1690 Hillside Terrace will become an orchard of all that Goodyear Heights has to offer for the good of our neighbors and our neighborhood.
JOIN THE ROOTED CAMPAIGN
Our goal is to raise
over the next four years to payoff and reinvest in The Heights Center at 1690 Hillside Terrace.
Select “Building Campaign Fund” at the link above to join the campaign.
A CHURCH ROOTED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
From our first day as a church, our commitment has been to be in the Heights, for the Heights, for the long-term flourishing of the Heights in Jesus’ name. This commitment has led us to buy homes, to show up in local parks, to care about our literal neighbors across the street or around the block, and to partner with other local organizations and leaders who are working for the good of Goodyear Heights.
A NEW ORCHARD OF ALL THAT’S GOOD IN GOODYEAR HEIGHTS
This commitment to be in the Heights, for the Heights has led us to expand our imagination about what a church building could be. Today, our church building at 1690 Hillside Terrace is home to Wingfoot Church, Noex Sports, Sip Savor Soul, Joann’s Pantry and hosts two other organizations during the week, making it a hub of community assets and relationships every day of the week.
THE STORY BEHIND ROOTED
Goodyear Heights was founded as a home for workers flocking to Akron in the heyday of the rubber boom. Residents of Goodyear Heights who lived, worked, and played in the neighborhood called themselves “The Wingfoot Clan.” Around this same time, an orchard was planted in the center of the neighborhood. New families moving in were invited to select a fruit tree to plant in their own yard, a symbol of their connection and contribution to the community of Goodyear Heights. While the orchard no longer exists, the dream of a community committed to sharing life and hope together still echoes across our neighborhood.
Through the Rooted campaign, we are unleashing a new orchard in Goodyear Heights, where everyone can connect, contribute, and build a thriving community in the heart of Goodyear Heights.