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
“I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so….. Read Luke 12: 51-53
We have witnessed much change over the past month. A new President and administration and congress, a New Year, the end of one tax year (which is necessarily the beginning of another), and many more starts and finishes.
Now, as February begins, perhaps it is time to take a deep breath, to settle in for the long winter grip, which will eventually loosen with Easter and the return of flowers and Spring. But just for now, it would be nice to be left alone, given time to process all of this change, and to sort out, in the dog days of winter, just what all of the implications are for each and every one of us.
As we become insulated a bit from the world around us, hoping for peace and quiet, some steadying influence, we may be tempted to shuffle that same attitude into our faith. Looking for ways to slide differing attitudes and beliefs into the same box, not willing or even able to deal with how our culture reflects our faith.
However, as we look at the society that now surrounds us, let us not hibernate, choosing to become active in the spring, and miss opportunities that present themselves to us now to raise our voice, and continue to speak for peace and justice, equality, and concern for others beyond ourselves. It is in the times of beginnings that new voices should be raised hoping for change from the onset. Change that can begin to impact others now.
I don’t know where you all are on various issues, but I do know that things concern you. Please take these beginning times seriously enough to raise your voice, and be heard. Dr. Oppenheimer, the atomic scientist, once said, “The best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person.” It is the story of our faith. It is what we are called to do. May God give us all courage to give voice to our faith, in hopes that the world just might change, and we would live to see more of God’s Kingdom realized in our lifetimes.
Grace and Peace,
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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