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Anti-Racism Resources
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Back to School Back Pack Drive
We don't yet know what school will look like in the new year, but we do know that there are kids in need of back packs. Whether school is in the clas...
Be Part of Online Worship
Worship services online reach people in our community - and around the world! Every week, we produce a worship service which includes an inspiring me...
Church Council 2020
Introducing Church Council Chairperson, Sue Hastings! The church council is the administrative agency of the charge conference to envision, plan, i...
Dawnbreakers
In this time of physical distancing, the Dawnbreakers small group has been meeting at the Brecksville Panera restaurant. Wear your mask, keep your di...
Electronics Recycling Day - A Community Event, Saturday, August 29
Saturday, August 29 Let’s show care for God’s creation! Bring your old electronic equipment to the church parking lot between the hours of 9 am and...
Faith Build 2020 - Work Day #1
Habitat for Humanity Faith Build, 8/13 Our church is helping to construct a brand new home for a family on Grandview Blvd in Cleveland. Our first...
Family Fun for August
Here are 8 fun and simple activities for you to do as a family during the month of August- each one prompts some great conversations. Let me know how...
Jewelry Sale for Laura's Home
Nancy Lee came to the Missions Committee with an idea. She has an overstock of inventory of her handmade jewelry, and would like to sell it to benefi...
Scripture Focus, week of August 3
I hope you find these meaningful and help you center yourself in preparation for Pastor Heidi’s scripture focus for next week which is focused on Hear...
Scripture Prompts - Week of July 28
I hope these scripture suggestions are meaningful to you this week. We are again centering them around Pastor Heidi’s chosen reading for this upcomin...
September Preview: Sunday School
Sunday school for all ages will begin in September.  Depending on where the state of Ohio is on the new color-coded chart will determine how we will m...
September Preview: Sunday School
Sunday school for all ages will begin in September.  Depending on where the state of Ohio is on the new color-coded chart will determine how we will m...
Small Groups: Summer 2020
"Small Small...
Spiritual Direction - Week of July 6
Just a couple things to consider as we move into the week. Wednesday at 10 we will have our prayer hour on the front lawn. We have been approaching ...
Spiritual Direction: Week of July 14
How did your experience of praying the Examen go from last week? Did you enjoy the process? I encourage you to keep with it and try to make it a hab...
Spiritual Direction: Week of July 21
Since the week we went into our Covid quarantine in March I have been sending daily scripture suggestions out to folks each Monday evening. That grou...
Spiritual Direction: Week of June 30
I hope you are doing well and are able to use some of the prayer suggestions that I have been sending. Check this week’s issue of the Good Word or th...
The Days Between Sundays
For months now, I’ve been talking about this “holy disturbance”: how God is doing a new thing in the midst of upheaval. Because our God is in the busi...
Tips for Engaging with Online Worship
More than a viewer: 10 tips for engaging with online worship A UMC.org feature by Crystal Caviness* Mar 26, 2020 For many United Methodists throu...
Twelve Women of the Bible - Online Study
Women everywhere! You are invited to an online study, "Twelve Women of the Bible" Sundays from 7 -8:30 pm (eastern time) starting July 19. The study...
United Methodist Women: Beginnings
The recorded beginnings of Brecksville Methodist women's groups in our church dates back to 1938. Here is some of the history excerpted from The Churc...
Wednesday Bible Study
Join Pastor Heidi and friends, online, as we take a deep dive into the book of Acts. Drop in any Wednesday for great discussion about this timely boo...
Welcome Home Block Party... it's all about the love!
Welcome Home Block Party… it’s all about the love. We love our late summer gathering on the square so much!  The rocket car and bounce house and de...
What does it mean to be a Reconciling Congregation?
You may have seen the rainbow colored flame that signifies Brecksville United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Reconciling Congregation, but do you know wh...
Who’s Worshiping With Me When We Worship Online?
Making sense of “attendance” when the ushers can’t count I’ve been thinking about this quote from the sci-fi novel, The Salmon of Doubt, by Douglas...
Worship + 2 and a Tithe
Our annual stewardship focus is an opportunity to make a commitment to God. How will you use your time, abilities, and finances to grow closer to God ...
Youth Event: Virtual Escape Room, August 16
How do you do an Escape Room online?? Find out on Aug 16 at 8 pm. Solve puzzles, work together, and escape before the clock runs out! This event i...