Have you heard about Brecksville United Methodist Church? We are a medium-sized congregation right on the square in downtown Brecksville. We are all about sharing lives of faithfulness, mutual support, spiritual growth, and service to the community.
Our doors are open to everyone. Whatever your gender, age, race, background, vocation, orientation or belief system, we invite you to come and experience God’s grace with us!
If you’re not active in a local place of worship, come and spend some time with us!
Peace and Blessings, Pastor Clark
“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices so they could embalm him. Very early on Sunday morning, as the sun rose, they went to the tomb. They worried out loud to each other, “Who will roll back the stone from the tomb for us?” Then they looked up, saw that it had been rolled back- it was a huge stone - and walked right in…”
Gandhi wrote that “to conceal ignorance is to increase it.” The stone was rolled back revealing what was once locked inside. And the great reveal of Easter is essentially an empty space. A space that we long to see for ourselves, a grave emptied out. It is revealing an emptiness that has spoken to believers for centuries. Death is now an empty place. Revealed as powerless to hold life forevermore.
We see this truth revealed to us in many ways as creation reawakens in the beauty of spring. Transformations abound around us. What once appeared lifeless, reveals new life that was about its business unobserved in the cold of winter. In the dawn of a new day, stones are rolled back and new life is apparent for all who have the eyes to see it.
So much of the source of life is hidden from our view for a bit. Yet that does not mean that it does not exist. In fact, faith is our handle on what we can’t see. Jesus told us not to be intimidated. Eventually everything is going to be out in the open and everyone will know how things really are. Stones are rocking and rolling, allowing us all peeks into things we haven’t seen before. All cool. But know this, in this season of spring and a return to new life…life wins. Graves are empty places. Even mine, even yours! Thanks be to God…
Oh happy day,
Worship Hours through May
8:45 am Contemporary Worship
11:15 am Traditional Service
"Whoever you are; in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess, if you come to this house to find God, you are welcome." --John Wesley
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